Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Government of Canada


Across Canada

Job type

Full-time or part-time


$17.36 - $37.53 per hour

Number of jobs

Job opportunities from this inventory are filled on an ongoing basis. In 2023, more than 14,500 students were hired through FSWEP across the Government of Canada.

Contact information

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Learn more about FSWEP and specialized jobs to which you can also apply

Are you a student searching for a full-time or part-time work opportunity? Apply for a Government of Canada student job!

As the country’s largest employer, we are proud to hire thousands of students every year to support us in delivering services to Canadians.


✓ explore different careers in the federal public service
✓ gain work experience while developing your skills
✓ apply knowledge from your areas of study
✓ be part of a respectful and inclusive work environment

What types of student jobs are available?

We have a wide variety of jobs from coast to coast, in diverse fields, such as administration, agriculture, communications, enforcement, finance, IT, policy, and many more.

Students work in offices and laboratories, on ships and farms, at historical sites and national parks, among many other locations, in more than 300 cities and towns across Canada.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:

• You are a full-time high school, CEGEP, college or university student
• You are returning to full-time studies in the next academic year
• You meet the minimum age requirement in the province/territory of work

This includes persons with disabilities considered to have full-time status by their academic institution, and participants in adult secondary-level education and retraining programs under the authority of an accredited academic institution.

Students who are in their final year of academic study and who are not intending to return to full-time studies are eligible to work part-time up until the time they graduate.

Fill out the self-declaration section to be considered for jobs open to members of visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with a disability or women.

For some federal public service jobs, only applicants who self-declare as members of one of the 4 employment equity groups above may be considered. To be considered for these jobs, if you belong to at least one of these groups, you’ll need to self-declare when you apply.

By self-declaring, you may also become eligible to participate in the Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity and/or the Employment Opportunity for Students with Disabilities, tailored programs that feature an onboarding process, training, activities, mentorship, and support services for students belonging to these groups.

* The Indigenous Peoples of Canada include First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Within these three groups, are many unique nations, each with its own history, language or dialect, cultural expressions, experiences and identities.

Indigenous students who have self-declared and who are hired will be asked by the hiring organization to sign the Affirmation of Indigenous Identity Form. 

Language of work

We have English, French, and bilingual (English and French) jobs available.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

What happens after you submit your application?

➢ Your application is placed in our student inventory.
➢ When there are job openings, a search will be conducted in the student inventory. If your application matches the manager’s search criteria, you may be contacted* for a test and/or interview.
➢ Security clearance will be conducted and student status verified prior to the job offer.

*Due to high volumes of applications and to ensure a fair selection process, a random selection of applicants meeting all criteria for a job may be used, therefore not all students who submit an application will be contacted.

A diverse and inclusive workplace

Our selection processes and work environments are inclusive and barrier-free. If you are contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should identify any accommodations you may require using the contact information on this advertisement or in communication you receive. Information received about accommodation measures will be managed confidentially.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that reflects Canadian society. We promote employment equity and, while voluntary, we encourage you to indicate on your application if you are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

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