2020 Indigenous Student Employment Program

  • Location: Atlantic Canada
  • Deadline: March 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Come work for the CRA, one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!

We are currently looking for talented individuals to fill a variety of exciting and challenging positions in various areas with the Canada Revenue Agency. The job duties will vary depending on the position.

We take great pride in having a diverse workforce with wide-ranging skill sets. We provide students with variety, mobility, flexibility, and continuous learning and also offer career advancement opportunities through meaningful and valuable work.

To apply

Indigenous* students** living in Canada and indigenous* students** who are Canadian Citizens living abroad.

*An indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, a Métis or an Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include status, treaty or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. You will only be screened in this staffing process if you self-identify as an indigenous person.

For winter and summer 2020 positions: Students must be/have been enrolled in full-time studies in the winter of 2020 at a recognized postsecondary institution and must be returning to full-time studies in the fall of 2020 and have at least one of the specializations of the application questionnaire.

For fall 2020 positions: Students must be enrolled in full-time studies at a recognized postsecondary institution during the term for which they will be hired and have at least one of the specializations of the application questionnaire.

Students enrolled in school on a part-time basis due to a disability, as recognized by the academic institution, are also considered eligible for employment as a student at the CRA.

A recognized post-secondary institution is defined as a Canadian public or private institution that is recognized or authorized to grant degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of the provincial/territorial legislature or through a government-mandated quality assurance mechanism. The institution must be listed in the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.

This staffing process will be used to staff student positions in the following cities:
Charlottetown, PEI
Summerside, PEI
Halifax, NS
Sydney, NS
Moncton, NB
Saint John, NB
Bathurst, NB
St. John’s, NL
Mount Pearl, NL

If you are residing elsewhere than within a commuting distance of the locations listed above, you will have to pay for any expenses related to your participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you receive an offer of employment from this process.

Your education will be verified at the appointment stage.

You must clearly demonstrate on your online application how you meet the essential staffing requirements to apply.

** Mandatory document to provide**

You must upload your resume to the Documents section of your Candidate Profile and attach it to your application in Step 3: Select documents (select the box) prior to clicking Submit Application. If your resume is not attached, your application may not be considered further.

Documents to provide at a later date, when requested

Failure to provide the following documents when requested may result in your application being rejected:

For winter and summer 2020 positions:

•Proof of full-time* enrolment at a recognized postsecondary institution in winter 2020.
•Proof that you will be returning to full-time* studies at a recognized postsecondary institution in fall 2020.

For fall 2020 positions:

•Proof of full-time* enrolment at a recognized postsecondary institution during the term for which you will be hired.

*or part-time basis due to a disability, as recognized by the academic institution

Essential education, specialization(s), knowledge and/or experience

The level of education, specialization(s) and/or required knowledge will vary depending on the position being staffed. You will need to meet these requirements in order to be considered.

No experience required.



The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions.

  • Performance validation


The asset staffing requirements listed below may be assessed/applied.  Additional asset staffing requirements may also be identified and used as part of this staffing process.  Any additional asset requirements will be communicated to candidates prior to being used.

  • Qualifications
  • Experience*
  • Additional education or training
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Bilingual imperative

*The experience criteria listed on this notice of job opportunity may be further defined when making appointment decisions from this staffing process. Experience can be demonstrated through employment, volunteer work, student employment and/or scholastic activity or achievement. Experience may be validated, and references may be required.

Conditions of Employment

For all positions:

-Security Status/Clearance: Most positions require a security clearance of Reliability Status, but some positions may require a higher security clearance level. More information on security is available in the ‘General information’ section.
-Employment equity: Only indigenous students will be considered.

For some positions:

– Willingness and ability to work overtime
– Willingness and ability to work on evenings and/or on weekends
– Willingness and ability to shift work or based on flex time (including weekends and designated days)

To apply, visit: https://careers-carrieres.cra-arc.gc.ca/gol-ged/wcis/pub/rtrvjbpst.action?pi=3863BB41B6A41EE9BCB59B0A4AC5930C