Summer 2022 Co-op – Communications Support Officer – ACOA – PEI or Remote Work

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: February 9, 2022

Prince Edward Island


 Position:         Communications Support Officer

Ready to kick-start your career in communications or public administration?  We’ll provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful experience working in government communications as part of a fast-paced, supportive team in a hybrid-work environment. Our team is made up of communications and policy specialists, working to help grow the economy in Atlantic Canada and promote economic development to audiences inside and outside our region.


The Communications Support Officer will be an important member of our team, responsible for key communication functions, including:

  • Updating and managing content calendars.
  • Publishing news releases, media advisories and social media content.
  • Assisting with the preparation of briefing materials, including speeches, backgrounders, key messages and speaking points.
  • Creating digital content such as infographics and presentations.

Assets Qualifications:


  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
  • Experience in using and writing for social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Experience in providing creative input
  • Experience in written communication such as research documents, reports, articles, etc.
  •  Experience in planning and organizing events
  • Photography/videography experience
  • Experience in working in a hybrid-work/learning environment


  • Knowledge of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the role it plays in Atlantic Canada, and general knowledge of the Federal Government of Canada.


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Personal suitability

  • Good organizational skills
  • Adaptable and reliable
  • Creative problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Dates:                         Spring/Summer (Dates to be confirmed) (17 weeks at 37.5 hours per week)

Salary:                        $13.47 to $21.64 (Based on education & experience. Relevant details on the range will be available to those who are interviewed.)

Location:                    Charlottetown, PE (or work from home in Nova Scotia)

 Deadline:                    Wednesday 9th February 2022

 Please provide the following with your application (incomplete packages will not be accepted):

  • A resume and cover letter
  • Two references

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  • The successful candidate must be able to pass an enhanced government security check
  • Must be willing to attest to being fully vaccinated.
  • Successful completion of both a Co-op/Internship Research work assignment and your educational program may lead to temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment
  • The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages women, Aboriginal persons, persons with a disability and members of visible minority groups to apply
  • Must be returning to full-time studies following your work term