Launch of Fall 2009 Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaign


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Contact: Joanne Lalonde, Director General, National Client Services, Staffing and Assessment Services Branch

The Public Service Commission (PSC) will launch its fall Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) campaign on October 19, 2009.

FSWEP provides managers with access to an inventory of students for temporary job placements — either part-time during academic and non-academic terms or full-time during non-academic terms (e.g. summer breaks). This inventory consists of highly motivated Canadian students in more than 350 academic disciplines from high schools, colleges and universities across the country.

Hiring organizations can request referrals from the FSWEP inventory on the basis of employment equity criteria, education/field of study and skills. It is also possible to re-employ students until the end of their full-time studies. An updated list of skills is available to facilitate the selection of students.

Request for referrals and Request for re-employment forms can be found on the PSC Web site.

Organizations can create advertisements to be posted on the PSC’s website for those available positions that aim to meet particular staffing requirements. If interested, please contact the PSC at

Managers who plan to use student recruitment as part of their long-term recruitment strategy can benefit from the potential to bridge students into term or indeterminate positions upon the completion of their studies. This mechanism applies to students who have demonstrated through their work assignments that they would be an asset for the organization. Please consult the PSC Web site for further information on the bridging mechanism.

The PSC reaffirms its commitment to supporting federal organizations. We strongly encourage departments and agencies to take advantage of this recruitment approach to help meet the renewal objectives of the public service.

Campaign timelines

Federal departments and agencies will not have access to the FSWEP inventory between October 17 and October 25, 2009. This measure provides the time needed to complete this year's campaign and create the new student inventory.

The fall campaign - for student registration only - will begin October 19, 2009.

The FSWEP inventory will be available to organizations on October 26, 2009.

Who to call

For more information about the campaign, please contact Ginette Auger, Manager, Student Programs, at 613-947-9757 or at

Additional information on FSWEP is available on the PSC Web site.

Joanne Lalonde
Director General
National Client Services
Staffing and Assessment Services Branch

c.c: Chiefs of Staffing