Employment - For Youth and Students

  • Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
    The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) helps match students with federal departments and agencies for temporary jobs by maintaining a national inventory of students seeking employment within the federal public service.
  • Career Focus Program
    The Career Focus program offers youth a range of work experiences, learning and skill-building activities to help them choose careers and to encourage them to pursue advanced studies.
  • Summer Work Experience Program
    The Summer Work Experience program creates summer employment opportunities for secondary and post-secondary students, and provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills, gain valuable work experience and help finance their return to school.
  • Skills Link Program
    The Skills Link program helps youth facing barriers obtain the knowledge and develop the broad range of skills and work experience they need to participate in the job market.
  • Legal Excellence Program
    The Legal Excellence Program, which is offered in two phases, provides employment opportunities to law students, articling law students, and junior lawyers and notaries.
  • NRC Summer Employment Program
    The National Research Council Canada (NRC) Summer Employment Program provides post-secondary students with practical work experience in research and development, library sciences, communications and marketing.
  • National Research Council Co-op Program
    The National Research Council Co-op Program offers work terms to post-secondary students so that they can acquire practical and professional work experience.
  • Odyssey
    The Odyssey program provides full-time, paid positions for language assistants in rural or semi-urban areas that are generally outside the assistants' province or territory of permanent residence.

Other programs and services:

  • Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Regular Benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job.
  • Job Bank
    Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada.
  • Employment Insurance and Workers and/or Residents Outside Canada
    The Employment Insurance (EI) program may provide benefits to certain individuals who reside outside Canada if their job is insured under Canada's EI program.

See all Employment programs and services.