Careers in Government
October 8, 2019
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Advancing employment pathways for students with disabilities Careers in Government

Audience: Current Students, Graduating Students and Graduates with Disabilities

As Canada’s largest employer the federal public service is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, ensuring that its employees are reflective of the country’s population. But how do you launch a Career in Government?

  • Have you ever considered applying for a job in the federal government but felt a little overwhelmed by the on-line application process?

  • Have you started an application but found yourself confused about the difference between a FSWEP job and a GC job?

  • Have you submitted an application but were not sure what happened next, or where it even went to, in their system?

We can help. We invite you to join us for a targeted career event for current and graduating students with disabilities. This unique half-day event will provide you with hands on training to apply to FSWEP opportunities (Federal Student Work Experience Program) and/or full-time GC Jobs.

BRING YOUR DEVICE! Interactive Application Workshop

Participate in interactive, hands-on on-line application workshops for both FSWEP (Federal Student Work Experience Program) and full-time GC Jobs facilitated by hiring representatives to ensure you leave with an application stands out in a crowd!

BRING YOUR RESUME! Government Department Showcase

You will meet the hiring managers, recruiters and departmental representatives to learn about the many and varied opportunities that exist in a workplace that understands the value of inclusion and accessibility. Check in at to learn more about the departments who will be showcasing their opportunities at this event.

BRING YOUR BEST SELF! Career Corner Networking Café

You will have the chance for one-on-one exchanges with hiring managers who are actively recruiting for available positions and who are very interested in identifying candidates for continuing conversations.


We thought you might be! But be sure to REGISTER NOW because spaces are limited and will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis!


This event is by invitation and open only to those students who are formally registered with the Disability Offices at Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cite and University of Ottawa.

Should you be a student at one of these institutions that identifies as having a visible or non-visible disability and who is NOT registered with the Disability Office, please contact and we would be pleased to facilitate your registration.

For more information visit or drop us a note at



Accommodation Requirements

The David C. Onley Initiative is committed to accessible events. Please identify your accommodation requirements when you register for the event. Please note that while we endeavour to address all requirements it may not be possible to fulfill all requests.

Support Persons

Please ensure that you inform us if you have a support person in the “Accessibility Needs/Special Dietary Considerations” section of your registration and provide us with that person's name for on-site registration.

Dietary Restrictions

Participants will be asked to provide any dietary concerns in the registration process. Although we work closely with the venue to ensure that dietary concerns are addressed it is not always possible to fulfill all requests.

NOTE: Please note we will follow up directly about all accommodation requests by email prior to the event.

Scent Free

In response to health concerns, we wish to limit the use of scented products at its events. Scented products such as hair sprays, perfume and scented deodorants may trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, headaches and more serious reactions. In consideration of others, people attending the event are asked to limit or refrain from using scented products. Your co-operation is appreciated.


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