Careers in Federal Government Day

Purple background with red maple leaf and white text reading Careers in Federal Government, January 26 from 11am - 4pm, virtual event

Have you considered a career in the public service? Learn about opportunities to start your career with Canada’s Federal Government!

On Thursday, January 26, 2023 between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., join us to engage in one-to-one text- and video-based conversations with Federal Government organizations and learn about current and future job opportunities within the Federal Government.

Virtual Recruitment Hub

Pop in when it suits your schedule and have a conversation with representatives from various Federal Government organizations to discover potential career paths and opportunities.

Time: Join anytime between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual 

Attending Organizations

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)
  • Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSE)
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) - Indigenous Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
  • Infrastructure Canada
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement
  • Royal Canadian Navy

Build Your Career in the Public Service

Scheduled Panel Discussion

Recently, the Brainstorm Student Career Interest Report 2022 raised important themes regarding students’ decision-making towards:

  • Career aspirations
  • Job search processes and behaviours
  • Interests in prospective employers and industries

Join leading professionals from Federal Government agencies in discussing these themes.

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual, within the Brazen platform

Topics include:

  • Federal Government agency support for work-life balance
  • Career advancement with the Federal Government
  • Mental health, acceptance, and sense of belonging in a post-pandemic world


Why work for a Federal Government organization?

  1. Federal Government organizations value undergraduate and graduate degrees when hiring and are large supporters of life-long learning.

  2. There are a large variety of Federal Government organizations and, in turn, a greater opportunity for students and alumni to work within a career that matches their area of study and passion.

  3. The work conducted by students and alumni working within Federal Government organizations has meaningful impacts on the lives of Canadians.

  4. Federal Government organizations offer competitive salaries and benefits.

  5. Students and alumni are offered more opportunities in comparison to industries outside of the Federal Government to work where they want to work as Federal Government organizations offer job opportunities in every province and territory.

Dress Code

Careers & Experience values and respects the rich culture and experiences of Western students, and understands that traditional dress codes can limit their ability to express their whole selves. We wish to empower students to embody their professional identity in a way that is true to them, and encourage students to present themselves in a way that is not limiting to their identities. 

Please do not feel you need to: change your natural texture, remove or re-style any religious symbols or headwear (or adapt religious dress), adapt to gender binaries, and/or hide or remove piercings and tattoos.

As a general guideline, your attire should appear polished and workplace appropriate as it would if you were attending an interview. We recommend wearing business casual attire.