Job Postings, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities in Government

Job Postings

Targeted job posting boards list available jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in specific fields.

  • Canada Revenue Agency Jobs: job listings and a handy section on "About the CRA" which is a good start when conducting research on the Agency.
  • Canada Summer Jobs: The Government of Canada funds summer job opportunities for students to develop skills and experience. Application deadlines are in February.
  • Careers in the Federal Public Service: includes "five reasons to join the federal public service", a job search engine, a tool for setting up career alerts and links to internship programs. Graduates should be sure to click on the link on the left for "post secondary graduates" for information on the Post-Secondary Recruitment and Recruitment of Policy Leaders programs.
  • City of Calgary Jobs: a wide variety of opportunities for graduates as well as summer, part-time, volunteer opportunities.
  • City of Edmonton Jobs: tips on the types of people the City of Edmonton seeks plus application guidelines and student recruitment links complement the job postings on this site.
  • City of Ottawa Jobs: Build your candidate profile, search and apply for full-time, temporary or part-time opportunities for the City of Ottawa, and monitor the status of your applications.
  • City of Toronto Jobs: A link to summer employment, tips on how to apply and opportunities for firefighter and police recruitment are just a few of the highlights of this website for those interested in working for the City of Toronto.
  • City of Vancouver Jobs: job opportunities for recent graduates along with ongoing full-time and short-term on call positions.
  • Federal Student Work Experience Program: FSWEP provides full-time students valuable, hands-on work experience related to their field of study and allows for a wealth of learning opportunities such as office and clerical work, field and lab work, information technology work and working outdoors.
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government Job Listings: one stop link to posting sites for all government jobs at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT): an overview of careers with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Be sure to click on "A Career without borders" to learn about the responsibilities and skills related to four foreign service streams: International Trade, Political Economic, Management Consular and Administrative Assistant.
  • Government of Alberta Jobs: The "Explore the possibilities" section of this site includes resources to help you research careers and calculate pay and benefits along with videos of actual employees. The "students and graduates" section offers a video on internships and how they can help you launch your career.
  • Government of BC Jobs: sections on how to apply, highlights of what BC government jobs offer and a link for students make this website more than the average job search engine.
  • Government of Manitoba Jobs: learn about the Manitoba government's values and ethics, their employee networks for new professionals and employee development plus employee profiles are highlighted on this jobs website for the province of Manitoba.
  • Government of New Brunswick Jobs: Along with current job opportunities with the government of New Brunswick, be sure to explore the "what we offer" section for information on pay and benefits, opportunities for career development and personal growth plus career videos of people in various roles.
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Jobs: The Public Service Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador offers benefits such as progressive salaries, professional development, merit based advancement opportunities, a health and wellness program and a flexible work policy to name just a few.
  • Government of Nova Scotia Careers: This website includes a job board, information about how to apply and details about the job application process within the Public Service Commission of Nova Scotia.
  • Nova Scotia Student Employment Program (SEP): Three programs aimed at offering valuable assignments, projects, and skill development within the Nova Scotia government for university, or college students or recent post-secondary graduates.
  • Government of Ontario Summer Student Hiring: links to Ontario run organizations which require large numbers of students for the summer including The Ontario Science Centre, Ontario Travel Information Centres and Summer Company, a program which provides funding to student entrepreneurs.
  • Government of Saskatchewan Jobs: the Career Centre link is particularly helpful and contains links for students to apply to summer jobs as well as links to full-time opportunities open to the public.
  • Ontario Municipal Jobs: This site aims to make it easier to find municipal jobs in Ontario by listing only active jobs. You can search by job type, job category, municipality or region.
  • Ontario Public Service Careers: The Youth and New Professionals section of this job site for the Ontario Public Service contains links to summer employment opportunities, internships and co-ops.
  • The Public Service Employees Network: tips on how to get hired within the government, how to pass civil service exams, job search tools and a free government job seekers tool along with links to government job sites and career tests to help you find the jobs most satisfying to you.
  • Youth Opportunities at Parliament: The Senate, the House of Commons, the Library of Parliament and other organizations offer Canadian youth unique job opportunities, internships and programs to participate in and learn how Parliament works.

Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

Participating in an internship or volunteering for an organization can be great ways to explore your fit for an occupation or organization, gain experience in the field, and make valuable professional connections.

  • Campus Access - Canadian Government Internships: Canadian Government opportunities for students to develop skills and experience along with inroads into Government jobs.
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Jobs: includes information about how to apply, types of careers available within the CFIA, information about pay and benefits, and profiles of professionals currently working in CFIA.
  • Canadian Political Science Association - Parliamentary Internship Programme: The Canadian Political Science Association is a non-governmental organization that encourages and develops political science and defends the interests of political scientists. Its Parliamentary Internship Programme offers young Canadians the opportunity to learn about parliamentary government and federal politics firsthand by working for Members of Parliament of all parties.
  • City of Montreal Summer Jobs for Students: For returning students seeking summer job opportunities, these postings which come out in May, can relate to your field of study.
  • Department of Canadian Heritage - Young Canada Works Program: The Department of Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians. Its Young Canada Works program offers internships for college and university graduates to help them build career-related skills and abilities. Applicants can choose between an internship abroad focused on building linguistic capabilities, and an internship in Canada or abroad entirely dedicated to heritage.
  • Environment Canada - Science Horizons Youth Internship Program: Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, forecast weather and environmental change, and coordinate environmental policies and programs. Its Science Horizons Youth Internship Program offers promising young scientists and post-secondary graduates hands-on experience working on environmental projects under the mentorship and coaching of experienced scientists and program managers. Internships lasting 6 to 10 months are awarded across Canada.
  • Government of Canada - Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP): FSWEP is the primary vehicle through which Canadian federal government departments and agencies recruit students. The program is aimed at full-time secondary and post-secondary students. The prime objective of FSWEP is to provide students with learning opportunities and work experience related to their field of study. The core of the program is a computerized national inventory of students seeking a job with the federal public service. Non-Canadians may apply for jobs under FSWEP, however priority will be given to Canadian citizens.
  • Industry Canada - Youth Internships: Industry Canada's Community Access Program Youth Initiative aims to provide employment opportunities for young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30. Interns help individuals, community organizations and small businesses to improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and related information technologies.
  • Industry Canada - Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP): TWEP hires students and recent graduates from college/university information technology programs. TWEP offers paid, practical, first job experience in Computers for Schools (CFS) repair centres throughout Canada. CFS is a federal government-led program that collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations throughout Canada.
  • Ontario Internship Program: Jump start your career with the Ontario Public Service through this two-year internship program for post-secondary graduates. Highlights include salaries ranging from $43,000 to $50,000, the chance to network and connect with valuable professional contacts and receive ongoing mentoring, coaching and learning opportunities.
  • Ontario Public Service Internships: A long list of co-op and internship opportunities for students and new graduates to gain experience with the Ontario Public Service.
Please Note: Descriptions of many of these online resources are taken from language used on external websites. Claims and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Career Centre or York University.