Careers in Finance – Students, start your journey


  • Financial Analyst Student Inventory Fall/Winter Campaign: Apply now!

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!

Career diversity

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.

Meaningful work

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.

Professional development

Your development is important. That is why there are dedicated partners that offer learning and networking opportunities, such as:

Employee perks

From competitive salaries to vacation leave, dental coverage, and supplemental health care, the GC has you covered.

Work-life balance

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 

Accounting operations

Play a key role in informing taxpayers of the GC’s spending by preparing financial statements and reports.

Financial policy

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.

Financial systems

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

The student financial analyst 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: Closed May 20, 2021
Fall/Winter Campaign: Apply now

You can also find jobs that interest you in other areas through:

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

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:

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