Top 10 Reasons to Join Canada’s Public Service

1. A career to match your passion

Social justice issues? International development? Healthy living? Marine science? Whatever your passion or interest, the public service may have what you’re looking for. Visit jobs.gc.ca.

2. Make a difference

Working in the public service has real meaning and impact on the lives of Canadians. What we do matters, whether it’s pushing the boundaries of science to save lives or contributing to global security. Learn more about working in the public service at our Proudly Serving Canadians web page.

3. People and diversity matter

Our strength is the diversity of our people and the ideas they generate. Our core values include treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness, with engagement and inclusion being the building blocks of a healthy workplace.

4. Your ideas are needed

The public service is undergoing major change to build a culture that encourages more innovation, new ideas and approaches, better collaboration and engagement. Be part of shaping this modern public service.

5. Location, location, location

Public service jobs are not just located in Ottawa. In fact, the majority are outside the National Capital Region. There are jobs in every province and territory, and even around the world. You can work on land, at sea, or in the air.

6. Advance your career

You have the opportunity to build a career in the public service by tapping into networks, on-the-job training, mentoring programs, job mobility, and other career development tools. We support life-long learning‑we even have our own Canada School of Public Service to help you develop throughout your career.

7. Good salaries and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, such as supplemental health insurance, dental care, and vacation allowances.

8. Work-life balance

The public service offers flexible work arrangements, volunteer days, family-related leave, and options such as leave with income averaging and self-funded leave.

9. Be part of a world-class institution

Canada’s professional, non-partisan public service is among the best in the world. To maintain this reputation, we need new people who are talented, skilled and passionate about their work.

10. You can try it out

There are a number of ways to discover whether the public service is for you. We are the country’s largest employer, and last year we hired over 11,000 students. Build your resumé through programs such as the Federal Student Work Experience Program or the CO-OP or Internship placement programs. Build your career by applying to our Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign or other recruitment programs.

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