Summer 2022 Co-op – Summer Co-op Student – INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA – Remote Working

  • Location: Remote Working
  • Deadline: March 25, 2022



Overview of Branch

The Tourism Branch of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada is responsible for federal tourism policy development and policy integration. The Branch provides advice to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance on what the federal government can do to support the growth and competitiveness of Canada’s tourism sector.


To accomplish this, Tourism Branch maintains a collaborative working relationship with approximately 20 federal departments and agencies whose responsibilities have an impact on tourism. The Branch also collaborates with provincial and territorial governments, as well as an active stakeholder community, to enhance its knowledge of current and emerging tourism issues and opportunities. The Branch works on research, economic analysis, policy and programs to support the tourism sector, including the National Priorities Stream, a program to support national gaps and priorities of the tourism sector. Additionally, we act as liaison between ISED and Destination Canada (DC), the federal Crown corporation responsible for marketing Canada as tourism destination, on issues related to governance and strategic direction. Finally, we work with international organizations to optimize Canada’s influence on tourism policies.


Overview of Co-op Position

The successful candidate will be an active member of the Tourism Branch, working on a variety of files. The position provides an opportunity to engage in internal, interdepartmental and Ministerial files.


Duties include:

  • Assist in coordinating information for Ministerial requests and submissions to senior management
  • Undertake research and analysis on emerging policy issues relating to tourism
  • Support Ministerial trips as needed, assist with correspondence, support tourism stakeholder tracking
  • Other duties as required


Knowledge and experience we are looking for are:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills (in both official languages is an asset)
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong analytical and research skills


Additional notes:

  • The position is virtual. Students interested in a career with the Public Service are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Salary determined as per Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) standards
  • Secret security clearance will be required if selected (existing valid security clearances may be considered an asset)
  • Canadian citizenship is required
  • All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.


How to Apply:

Interested students must apply through their Co-op Program, send your resume & cover letter to