Apply for the Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Place Program for Students With Disabilities

Scholarship and Work Placement Program (student with disabilities)

Take a central role

The Bank of Canada has a vision 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 center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive 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.

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.

About the Program

Successful candidates will receive a scholarship award of $4,000 per year to cover tuition costs. 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.

Candidates selected for the scholarship will be notified in autumn 2018.

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.


    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

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.
    Overall average mark of a minimum 70 per cent
    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

Application Process

All applicants must submit a completed online application that includes the following documentation to support their candidacy:

     a current curriculum vitae
    cover letter (including a 300 to 500 word essay about yourself, your decision to pursue your field of study and your career interests)
    official or unofficial transcripts of their undergraduate academic record. Relevant courses you have attended must be clearly identified by their course titles.

Additional information

    English or French essential
    Security level required: Reliability
    Relocation assistance may be provided, if required

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).

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