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Scholarship and Work Placement (students with disabilities)

Requisition #: J0417-0724
Position Type: Short term
Location: 234 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Number of Positions: 2
Closing Date: June 1, 2017

Take a central role

As Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada's vision is to be "A leading central bank-dynamic, engaged and trusted-committed to a better Canada." No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

About the position

Successful candidates will receive a scholarship award of $4,000 per year. In addition, each recipient may be offered a paid summer or part-time (throughout the year) work placement at the Bank of Canada.

Work placement opportunities will be determined based on the recipient’s field of study and the Bank’s departmental business requirements. Recipients who reside or attend a post-secondary institution outside of the National Capital Region may be offered the option of working at one of the Bank’s regional offices: Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

Your education and experience

• You are a full-time undergraduate or post graduate (i.e., master’s or PhD) student currently enrolled in a Canadian institution with degree-granting powers.

• You are pursuing studies in a field that is related to the work of the Bank of Canada. These include (but are not limited to):
o economics and finance: economics, computer science, mathematics or statistics, commerce/business administration with a finance major
o administration and operations: financial services, administration and business, project management, human resources, communications and web communications, internal audit, currency production, knowledge and information management, security
o information technology and cyber security: software development, network engineering, solution architecture, project management, business analysis, cyber security

• Because of the timing associated with the selection process, students in their final year of study are not eligible for the scholarship unless they will be pursuing further post-secondary education the year following the completion of the current degree.

Your knowledge and skills

You will be evaluated on the key requirements listed below:
• your curriculum vitae
• your most recent transcript
• overall average mark of a minimum 70 per cent
• a 100–300 word essay about yourself, your decision to pursue your field of study and your career interests

If you are selected as one of the top five candidates, you will be invited to an interview (either in person, by phone or virtually).

Additional information

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
A self-identified person with a disability
Eligible for reliability status
English or French essential


Each candidate will be awarded a scholarship of $4,000 per year for tuition costs. The award will be renewable for up to four years, provided the scholarship recipient remains in good standing with a minimum average mark of 70 per cent.
Candidates selected for the scholarship will be notified in Autumn 2017.

What you can expect from us

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, the Bank offers you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority and offer a total compensation package that is designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits, please visit

The Bank of Canada is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we are also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environments that support a diverse workforce. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please indicate if you require accommodation measures during any aspect of the recruitment process, and we will work with you to address your needs. Information related to accommodation measures will be treated as confidential.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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