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How to Find a Government Job in Canada

  • Public Service Commission of Canada: Employment
    The Public Service Commission is an independent agency reporting to Parliament that works with departments and agencies to recruit and appoint qualified persons to the Public Service of the Government of Canada.

  • Job opportunities for students
    Are you looking for an exciting part-time or summer job opportunity? Find out about job opportunities for students within the federal public service.

  • Human Resources and Development Canada (HRDC) job bank
    View Canadian employment opportunities. Resume Builder, Job Search Tips

  • Service Canada Job Bank - Government Jobs
    Government Jobs: Links to Government job posting and recruitment sites. Federal Government Provincial and Territorial Government Municipal Government

  • Service Canada - Training, Career and Worker Information
    Resources for job seekers, workers, professionals: find a job, examine job search strategies, explore career options, investigate employee rights and workplace issues, learn about training and financing your education.

  • Service Canada: Job Bank
    Job Match - Advertise your job profile to employers and receive a list of matching jobs. Job Alert - Receive, by email, a list of job openings that match your search criteria. Career Navigator - Access a Career Navigator tool that helps you with career decisions.

  • Public Service Resourcing System
    You may view a list of all the job postings by clicking the Start the Search button at the end of this screen or use any of the search criteria sections below to refine your search. You may also select the order in which you want the search result list to be displayed.

  • Public Service Employee Network
    Government Jobs Canada is your guide to Canadian government jobs. We focus on the major government agencies that account for most of the government employment in Canada. Our links take you direct to the job listings, not just the home page for the government agency.

You could also check the websites of the government departments that you wish to work for. For example, the RCMP website has information on current government job openings, as does the Canadian Revenue Agency website. They also give detailed information on how to apply, and what is required when applying for these positions.

To find a government job at the provincial and municipal levels requires that you visit the provincial and municipal websites of the specific areas in which you are interested.

How to Find a Provincial Government Job

  • The Ontario Public Service Careers - Carrières dans la fonction publique de l'Ontario
    Welcome to Ontario Public Service (OPS) Careers, the Government of Ontario's employment website. Are you interested in joining a dynamic and innovative organization where you can make a difference to the lives of Ontarians?

  • Ontario Public Service Careers - Search for Jobs
    Search Alliston Brockville Cobourg Cochrane Fort Frances Guelph Hamilton Hearst Kenora Killaloe Kingfisher Lake Kingston Kitchener Lindsay London Midhurst Mississauga New Liskeard North Bay Orillia Oshawa Ottawa Owen Sound Parry Sound Penetanguishene Peterborough Poplar Hill Red Lake Sarnia Sault Ste Marie Scarborough Sioux Lookout South Porcupine Sudbury Thunder Bay Timmins Toronto Verner Whitney Windsor

  • Looking for a Job (Government of Ontario, Canada)
    The collection of sites and information we have gathered is a focused way of trying to assist you throughout your job journey. You will find information about career options, labour market trends, and career-specific training, as well as job search skills and strategies.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador - Employment Opportunities - Public Service Commission
    If you wish to pursue a career in one of the following areas, consider the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service: Administration Agriculture Biology Clerical/Secretarial Corrections Education & Training Engineering Finance Fisheries/Aquaculture Forestry Human Resources Information Technology Law Enforcement Maintenance and Trades Policy, Planning and Research Social Work Veterinarian Wildlife

  • Nova Scotia - PSC Career Opportunities
    The Province of Nova Scotia invites applications from qualified Nova Scotians interested in applying to one or more of the agencies, boards, and commissions.

  • Prince Edward Island: Job Opportunities
    The PEI Public Service Commission organizes the recruitment of permanent, temporary, and casual staff for the Province of Prince Edward Island. This website is used to advertise positions for Government Departments and Regional Health Authorities.

  • Prince Edward Island: Government Jobs
    Current Opportunities The job opportunities advertised on this page are for positions with the Province of PEI.

  • New Brunswick - Employment with the New Brunswick Civil Service
    As one of the province’s largest employers our corporate mission is to provide high quality services to the people of New Brunswick. We offer many exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields throughout the province

  • Démarches : emplois réguliers et occasionnels dans la fonction publique du Québec
    Lorsqu'il y a des emplois réguliers ou occasionnels à pourvoir par voie de recrutement, les ministères et les organismes (ou dans certains cas particuliers, le Sous-secrétariat au personnel de la fonction publique du Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor) tiennent un concours.

  • Manitoba Employment Opportunities | Manitoba Civil Service Commission
    Health, Education and Social Services Trades, Scientific and Technical Administration and Clerical Systems and Information Technology Management and Legal Internship Programs

  • Government of Saskatchewan - The Career Centre
    Executive Management jobs Open to Government of Saskatchewan employees Open to members of SGEU (PS/GE) Open to the public Other job opportunities Permanent, full-time jobs... Permanent, part-time jobs Term jobs

  • Government of Alberta Jobs
    Administrative Support Recruitment Information (Edmonton Area) Ask Our Employees Career Opportunities with the Legislative Assembly Career Opportunities with the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner Research Careers and Calculate Pay & Benefits Student Summer Employment Registration Service

  • Government of Alberta: Jobs in Alberta
    Jobs in specific fieldsIf you want to work in the health field, the oil field or anything in between, the links on this page will provide a place to start your job search.

  • British Columbia Public Service - Job Opportunities
    Search our employment opportunities now. Featured Job

  • Northwest Territories Job Opportunities - Government of the Northwest Territories
    The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) offers challenging careers in a wide variety of fields in interesting and unique places. The Northwest Territories is a place rich in environmental diversity and rich in the culture and tradition of its people.

  • Government of Yukon - Employment Opportunities
    On this website you will find information about current employment opportunity postings; special work experience employment programs targeted at young people, recent university graduates, and people who receive social assistance; information about the staffing process including both public information sessions and the job search guide.

  • Nunavut - Department of Human Resources
    The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, so that it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut.

How to Find a Municipal Government Job

  • Jobs and Work with Canadian Municipalities
    Find work with Canadian towns and cities advertising their positions online. To locate any of the cities/towns on this page, view an interactive Map of Canada, provinces and territories.

Many of these government job search sites offer good opportunities to job seekers who are looking for careers at the federal, provincial, or municipal level. Students can find student jobs as well as the ability to enter your resume, and detailed instructions on how and where to apply.

The advantages of working for the government are: an excellent work environment, good benefits, and comparable salary to the private sector. If you are interested in working for any of the three levels of government, start by deciding which kind of work you'd like to do. Then research the various department websites to see what government jobs are available. Since qualifications for government jobs vary widely, ensure that you check the qualifications before applying. Good luck on your government job search!!


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