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Employment Connections: A Transition Tool Kit for Youth with Disabilities

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

FSWEP is the primary program through which the Public Service of Canada recruits full time post-secondary students for temporary employment. Some 8000 students are hired per year.

Interested students should apply online at: The registration form asks students to list their employment and academic experience, skills, and career interests. Federal departments looking to fill positions then have access to the database, which lists random applicants who fit the needs of each employment opportunity. Eligible students are contacted for an interview if their name comes up in the database. Given the federal government’s stated commitment to hiring people with disabilities, applicants are encouraged to self-identify at the time of application.

The application process is open year-round, but the earlier in the year students apply the more employment opportunities they have the chance at. Apply online at:


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