Careers in Finance – Students, start your journey
Financial Analyst Student Inventory Summer Campaign:
Students bring innovation, diversity, and high energy to the public sector.
See what financial management in the public service has to offer and start your career today.
A finance career in the Government of Canada (GC) means great benefits!
You can gain practical and diverse work experience in any GC department or agency throughout Canada. The ability to work virtually allows for even more opportunities.
You’ll play an important role! As a strategic partner in program decision-making, you’ll have an active role in bettering the lives of Canadians.
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) support
Did you know the public service offers support to obtain your CPA designation? Find out how, with the Financial Officer Recruitment and Development (FORD) program.
Your development is important. That is why there are dedicated partners that offer learning and networking opportunities, such as:
From competitive salaries to vacation leave, dental coverage, and supplemental health care, the GC has you covered.
The GC offers flexible work arrangements, family-related leave, and more to help you achieve work-life balance.
You’ll be able to make a difference in various finance areas
Play a key role in informing taxpayers of the GC’s spending by preparing financial statements and reports.
Help develop financial management policies outlining roles, authority and procedures to ensure sound financial practices.
Planning and resource management
Provide guidance in the areas of planning, budgeting, costing and/or reporting to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources.
Design and develop the standard business processes, operational controls, and financial systems needed for effective results and decision-making.
Join us and start your journey in the GC
If you are interested in finance in particular, explore the Financial Analyst Student Inventory. This inventory launches twice a year to recruit and hire students in financial management positions. Although most positions are for the summer months, there are opportunities throughout the year.
Summer Campaign: Apply now!
Fall/Winter Campaign: Closed December 21, 2020
You can also find jobs that interest you in other areas through:
- the Federal Student Work Experience Program;
- the Post-Secondary CO-OP/Internship Program;
- the Research Affiliate Program; and
- other recruitment programs.
No matter the avenue, you can develop transferable skills and a network to help you throughout your career.
Did you know?
Recent graduates and current students can find employment opportunities on jobs.gc.ca
Even more opportunities with the Financial Officer Recruitment and Development (FORD) program
FORD is a development program for entry-level financial professionals. Program participants will have the opportunity to work in up to 3 different areas of finance, allowing them to gain the practical experience required for the CPA. Participants are also supported professionally and financially to obtain their chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation.
How to participate
Students: If you have completed a work term with the GC prior to your graduation, you may be eligible for admittance into the FORD program.
Employees: Effective Fall 2020, employees interested in the program may be nominated by their manager.What’s required:
- Receive a positive work placement assessment
- Be eligible for CPA Professional Education Program (PEP)
- Express an interest in the FORD program
Did you know?
The work placement assessment template is shared with the finance community every 4 months along with the complete instructions. Managers are encouraged to complete the assessment in collaboration with their students.
For more information about this initiative, please contact: FIStudents@tbs-sct.gc.ca
For student employment questions:
Not a student but interested in a career in finance in the GC? Please contact: ZZFMCD@tbs-sct.gc.ca.
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