Student Employment Programs in the Federal Government

The Treasury Board has designated student employment programs open to students at all levels and in all academic programs. Programs are established in accordance with the Directive on Student Employment, and the Directive on the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Students sets out the working conditions, the benefits and the pay rates for all students employed under these programs.

Student Employment Programs

General Eligibility

Student employment programs are open to Canadian students with full-time status at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Canadian students include students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in accordance with section 4 of the Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations. International students, with valid visas permitting work in Canada, may be considered for student employment programs when no eligible, qualified Canadian students are available for the position. Students must also meet the minimum age requirement to be employed in the province or territory of work.

Students must always be registered as a full-time student at an accredited academic institution and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term. This includes students with a visible or invisible disability deemed to have full-time status by their academic institution and those participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level.

Federal Student Work Experience Program

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Post-secondary Co-op/Internship Program

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Research Affiliate Program

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