As a current student, you may be eligible to work for the federal public service if you meet the following criteria:
You are registered as a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution;
You are currently recognized as having full-time status by the academic institution; and
You are returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.
If you are graduating and not returning to full-time studies in the next term, you may work part-time until you graduate. For more details, see the eligibility requirements.
How Can You Work in the Federal Public Service?
As a current student, there are several ways that you can become employed in the federal public service:
Student Employment Programs: If your application meets the qualifications required for a specific position, your name may be placed into a database of available candidates. You will be contacted for further assessment(s) if selected. There are a variety of positions across the federal public service, to increase your chances of being placed into a database, be sure your CV is up to date and includes all of your professional skills.
Student employment programs, such as the Federal Student Work Experience Program, and the Research Affiliate Program are open to applications for a specific period of time – after they close, you may apply to them again once they reopen. Databases remain open until a candidate has been hired. In some cases, a candidate is not hired and the database closes. This occurs according to the needs of the hiring department or sector. Students are not notified of these changes. Students are only notified if and when selected for an assessment