Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement (students with disabilities)


Each candidate for the Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement (students with disabilities) 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 January 2017.


• A Canadian citizen or permanent resident

• A self-identified person with a disability

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

• 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, 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

Take a Central Role at the Bank of Canada:

Canada’s central bank is the nation’s pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. 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. No matter what your area of expertise, you’ll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize and motivate you to excel. The Bank’s commitment to excellence recognizes the importance of the diversity of people and ideas and endeavours to create a work environment where all employees are welcome and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Job Summary

In addition to the scholarship award of $4,000 per year, 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.

Key Requirements:

You will be evaluated on the key requirements listed below, which must be demonstrated by your curriculum vitae, your most recent transcript and 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).

•Overall average mark of a minimum 70 per cent •Career interests that are relevant to work performed at the Bank of Canada Notes:

• Condition of employment: Candidate(s) must be eligible for reliability status.

• Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents only.

• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.

• Only the candidates selected for a scholarship will be contacted.

• The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce.

We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

• We will ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

• The personal information you submit as part of your application to the Bank of Canada’s Scholarship and Work Placement Program will be used for the purpose of administering the Program.

Your personal information will be treated in a confidential manner and is protected under the Privacy Act. If you require information about this Statement, contact the Bank's Access to Information and Privacy Office at 1-866-478-3059 or by email at

To apply: