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.

Delivered by: Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC)

Eligibility Information

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • be a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in a recognized educational institution
    OR
  • be a part-time secondary or post-secondary student recognized by the institution as having a disability
    OR
  • be an adult student participating in education and retraining programs at the secondary level
  • be returning to full-time studies in the next academic session
  • be at least the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is being offered

Other criteria may apply.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Applications for registration in the inventory can be submitted online throughout the year.
  • Some departments and agencies advertise closing dates for certain job postings.

Contact Information

  • General Inquiries: 1-888-780-4444
  • TTY: 1-800-532-9397

Related Information

  • Students in their final year of academic studies who do not intend to return to full-time studies are only eligible to work part-time until the completion of their last academic term.

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