Where do students want to work?

Federal government, Apple, Google most popular employers
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/05/2012

Every year, about 10,000 students work for the federal government either during the summer or part time throughout the school year as part of the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).

The students are hired for all government departments across all educational disciplines, including engineering, health sciences and business, said Joanne Lalonde, director general of client services at the Public Service Commission in Ottawa.

“We have over 1,000 different types of jobs in as many locations across the country in a multitude of business sectors where we require all types of study,” she said. “You can work in Halifax, all the way to the West and up North — we have positions everywhere and all types of backgrounds as well.”