Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

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Federal Programs

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

  • Program offers full-time students work experience in the federal public service
  • Apply to jobs through Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory

Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR)

  • Applicants must have graduated from university or college
  • Option to apply to a Career Choice (specific job) or Career Stream (inventory of various opportunities)

National Research Council Co-Op (NCR) Program

  • Provides career-related experience work terms to students in science/ engineering/ tech
  • Work terms are also offered in the business, public relations, communications, library sciences, marketing and administration fields
  • You are eligible for the NRC Co-op Program if you attend a Canadian university/college with a recognized co-op program, possess a minimum of a B average and are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Must contact your uni/ college/ cégep co-op office to see if co-op positions from NRC are available

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) internship programs

  • CCI offers Paid Post-grad Internships and Curriculum Internships
  • Internships are 1-year appointments for Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have recently (within the last five years) completed a degree program from a recognized university or a two-year diploma program from a recognized post-secondary college in a specialization related to conservation
  • Internships are available in conservation or conservation science

The Parks Canada Youth Ambassador program

  • As Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors, two young Canadians will be hired to inspire youth to get off track and discover and share everything they experience in Canada
  • Must find creative new ways to get Cdn youth interested in/ experiencing our rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage
  • In September, as part-time employees (approx one day per week until end of March), Ambassadors share discoveries/ experiences at events/ activities

Specialized recruitment programs

Please note that this list is not comprehensive; if you think we missed out on any organization or program, please do not hesitate to send your recommendations to catherine.mckenna@parl.gc.ca.