Financial Analyst, IT Technician/Analyst and Junior Communications Officer – Jobs for Visible Minority Students – Fall 2022

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Welcome to ESDC


Gatineau (Québec),
Montréal Island (Québec)

Job type

Full-time or part-time


$16.00 to $25.52

Number of jobs

Approximately 15

Contact information

ESDC Student Experience

ESDC Response Letter for Clerk's Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion

Join Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help Canadians through #LifesBigMoments and strengthen Canada’s economy, society and communities.

ESDC is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.

To support the Department with this goal, ESDC’s Black Engagement and Advancement Team (BEAT) – a team dedicated to identifying and implementing potential tangible and sustainable solutions to support Black employees of ESDC – is launching a special program, based on an organizational need, to reach Black students for job opportunities.

Through this special program, BEAT will enable a workplace that is inclusive, culturally respectful of Black and racialized communities, and supportive of their career goals and development.

We are pleased to say that ESDC is an all-around Top Employer!

In 2021, ESDC was listed as:
• Canada’s Top 100 Employers;
• Canada’s Top Employers for Young People;
• Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers;
• Canada’s Best Diversity Employers; and
• The National Capital Region’s Top Employer.

Who can apply?

**Please note this job opportunity has been AMENDED to include a virtual work location**

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:
• You are a full-time 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; and
• You answer “Yes” to the question “Are you a member of a visible minority group?” under the “Employment equity self-declaration” section.

This includes students with physical or emotional disabilities deemed to have full-time status by their academic institution. Adult students registered in education and retraining programs at the secondary level may also be eligible for student employment programs.

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.

Students studying in a field related to computer science, information technology, information management, engineering, accounting, finance, business administration, commerce, economics, arts, or communications may be considered ahead of others.

What is our goal?

To support the needs of Canadians and to address ESDC’s broader goals of diversity and inclusion, and to support the mandate of ESDC’s BEAT, we are taking deliberate steps to achieve a representative workforce inclusive of talent from Black and racialized communities.

We are including a voluntary application question where you can self-declare as a member of the Black community by answering ‘Yes.’ We have identified an organizational need to reach Black students for job opportunities and may use this additional self-declaration for the purpose of selecting eligible students to meet this need.

This job opportunity is only open to students who have answered “Yes” to the question “Are you a member of a visible minority group?” under the “Employment equity self-declaration” section. If you are ready to embrace a challenging and rewarding opportunity with ESDC, submit your application before the closing date of May 31, 2022.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established from this inventory. Due to a high level of interest in ESDC positions, not all eligible candidates who qualify will receive a job offer.

What will you do?

Support ESDC services and programs in finance, IT or communications.

Financial Analyst tasks may include:

• Calculate, prepare financial statements using computerized and manual systems.
• Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions.
• Compile budget data.
• Maintain good customer relations and solve problems.
• Prepare period or cost statements or reports.

IT Technician/Analyst tasks may include:

• Management of user account profiles.
• Ensuring database security and availability including database backup and recovery.
• Database analyst to test, install or upgrade database servers, database development tools and user productivity tools.
• Gathering client requirements and producing data models.
• Developing and maintaining database design.

Junior Communications Officer tasks may include:

• Advise on advertising strategies and needs.
• Arrange interviews and news conferences.
• Assess characteristics of products or services.
• Prepare communications material for internal and external audiences.

Conditions of Employment and Additional Information

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status or have a supported accommodation measure based on a medical contraindication, religion, or any other prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Obtain a security clearance (we will guide you through the process).

Our selection processes 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 response to communication you receive. Information received about accommodation measures will be managed confidentially.

Information on accommodation measures:

Information on employment equity:

Refer to the Privacy Act 8.2(a) for more detail about how your application information is used.

The application deadline is May 31, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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