Young Women in Public Safety – Student Employment Opportunity

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Public Safety Canada


Edmonton (Alberta),
Kingston (Ontario),
Moncton (New Brunswick),
Montréal Island (Québec),
Ottawa (Ontario),
Surrey (British Columbia)

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$16.84 per hour

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FSWEP eligibility criteria


CLOSING DATE: February 27, 2024


Do you identify as a woman and are you currently in high school?

Are you thinking about your plans after high school graduation?

Are you interested in a career in public safety and security?

If so, you may be a good fit for this student employment opportunity.


What you will gain

  • A knowledge of career options in public safety and security.
  • The chance to be hired for future student roles.


What you will do

  • Explore careers in public safety and security.
  • Connect with experts in the field.
  • Visit departments and see their daily operations.
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Correctional Service Canada   
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police


What we are looking for

High school students who identify as women. Specifically, those in grade 11 or secondary 4 in Quebec and who:

  • meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria
  • will be a minimum of 16 years of age by July 2024
  • are interested in public safety and security
  • are passionate about helping people
  • demonstrate leadership and initiative

Submit your application and don’t forget to self-declare as a woman to be considered! Under the Employment equity self-declaration section of your application, answer “yes” to Gender-Female.

The Federal Government of Canada is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that represents the Canadian population we serve. We encourage you to self-identify if you belong to other Employment Equity groups.

Please share your resume, include details like your school, grade, activities, volunteering, and work experience. Your resume and response will help us choose candidates.


Conditions of Employment

  • The employment is for five (5) full days.
  • 1 week – full time (37.5 hours).  
  • You must be available from July 8 to 12, 2024 during the day for the entire duration of the program.
  • Parental consent to participate (if you are under 18).
  • Selected students must arrange and pay for their own travel and all other related costs if coming from another area/city than the job location.


 Additional requirements

  • You must have a Social Insurance Number before the start of employment.
  • During the internship, participants will have the opportunity to visit various government sites. This may involve walking and there may be occasional exposure to loud noises.


Assessment Accommodation

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. 

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CLOSING DATE: February 27, 2024

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