Students bring innovation, diversity, and high energy to the public sector. In their role, students benefit from work-life balance, ample development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits. Additionally, time spent as a student can count towards your pension. They also have the opportunity to apply for positions throughout the country and attend various networking events.
If you are a student currently enrolled in a secondary and post-secondary institution, you can apply with the Government of Canada through one of the following specialized programs:
Review each program carefully as they have specific application requirements.
We are currently hiring a Student Financial Analyst for all departments and agencies across the public service.
If you are a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution, you can apply with the Government of Canada through one several Specialized Graduate Recruitment Programs. Review each carefully as they may have distinct entrance requirements.
No matter the program, you can develop transferable skills and a network to help you throughout your career
The application process with the Government of Canada is different from the typical private sector job application. The first step in the process, is a series of screening questions that are part of the online application. Addressing these carefully is the key to successfully moving to the next steps.
Tips for Completing the Online Application
You do not need to be a Canadian citizen to apply for a position; however, preference is given to Canadian citizens.
You may be wondering what to expect after submitting your online application. You can log in to the portal to track your status. It may take some time for a manager to review your application so be patient.
Once you have successfully worked for the public service as a student, if the opportunity is available you may be eligible for a full-time position after you graduate. We recommend having a conversation with your manager or supervisor if you are interested in continuing to work for the public service after graduating.
TYPES OF WORK
As a student working in financial management in the public service, there are different areas you could work in: