David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development. Advancing Pathways to Employment for Students with Disabilities. Careers in Government. Logos for READ Initiative - Carleton University, La Cite, Algonquin College, University of Ottawa and Government of Ontario.

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?

If you have answered YES to one or more of the above questions, and you identify as having a disability that may/may not require an accommodation in the workplace, then we invite you to the following event:

Careers in Government:  An exclusive event for students with disabilities

Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm — 4:30 pm

Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Audience: Current students and recent graduates with disabilities of Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité and University of Ottawa



Event Menu

Event Description

This event is open to current and graduating students, as well as recent graduates (within the last 18 months) from Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité and University of Ottawa, and is being hosted by the Onley Initiative.

The Careers in Government event is not your typical career or networking event.  It has been designed to engage students in FOUR very unique opportunities that they would not typically experience at a regular job fair:

FSWEP and GC Jobs Showcase

Students will have the opportunity to engage Hiring Managers from participating government departments and agencies in small networking hubs to learn about existing opportunities and to share skills, interests and career goals.  There are 10+ government departments participating that may have jobs for FSWEP (Federal Student Work Exchange Program) part-time and full-time summer jobs and/or GC Jobs (Government of Canada) for graduating students/alumni seeking meaningful full-time employment upon completion of their studies.  Hiring Managers will also be providing Discovery Letters to candidates – on site during the event – that they feel might be a good fit for their positions, to set up a time to meet at a later date.

a diverse group of students meet with a government employer representative at an Accessible Employer Showcase at Carleton University - March 2019

FSWEP and GC Jobs On-Line Application Working Session

A hands-on, interactive working session facilitated by Government representatives will guide students through the on-line application process.  This is a working session and all participants will have a completed (or near completed) application form ready for submission at the end of the event. Students will need to bring their laptops and/or devices to create applications, right on the spot!

Career Corner Networking Café

Designed for more casual networking as well as a chance for one-on-one conversations with hiring managers, Career and Co-op Office representatives, this area will provide students with the information needed to successfully navigate the employment process and secure meaningful work with the Federal Government of Canada.

Exclusive Resume Book

Attendees who register to attend the event by September 24th at 11:59pm will have an opportunity to have their updated resume* included in an exclusive RESUME BOOK which will be shared with attending government departments for the fair.  Hiring Managers will be flagging resumes that are a fit for current available positions in both the FSWEP and GC Jobs pool and you may be contacted to set a time to meet for a conversation at the event!  The last date for resumes to be included in the Resume Book is Friday, September 27th at 12:00 noon, but students must be registered to attend the event to be included.

*Note:  Students submitting resumes by the deadline should make an appointment with their campus Career Services Office to have their resume reviewed BEFORE it is included in the Resume Book

Haven’t registered to attend yet?  There’s still time! Register now!

Participating Departments / Agencies

The following Government of Canada departments and agencies have confirmed their participation in the Careers in Government event.  Please check back periodically for updates on participating departments/agencies and event profiles for each.

  1. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  2. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  3. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  4. Department of Justice (JUS)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  5. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
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  6. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  7. Health Canada (HC)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  8. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
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  9. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
    Employer Profile ENEmployer Profile FRWebsite
  10. Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  11. Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  12. Public Safety Canada
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  13. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
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  14. Shared Services Canada (SSC)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  15. Statistics Canada (StatCan)
    Employer Profile EN | Employer Profile FR | Website
  16. Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
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By Transit

  • The Shaw Centre is available by OTrain and OC Transpo.
    • Closest bus stations to the Shaw Centre are:
    • Mackenzie King 2a
    • Rideau 4a
    • Rideau/Nicholas
    • Mackenzie King 1a
    • Rideau 3a
  • To plan your route visit plan.octranspo.com

By Car

  • Take 416 north to Highway 417 east. Follow the 417 east (Queensway) to Ottawa. Take Nicholas Street Exit 118, turn left on Daly Street.
  • The parking structure at the Shaw Centre has two levels. It has two entrances, first on Daly Avenue and second on Nicholas Street South. More details are listed on the Shaw Centre website: https://www.shaw-centre.com/attendee/location/

Access to Facility

The Shaw Centre can be accessed through:

  • Entrance to Level B1 from Citipark Blue Garage P2 (Elevator or stairs up to Level 1)
  • Entrance to Level 1 from Citipark Blue Garage P1
  • Main entrance to Level 1 is located off the Capital Plaza on Colonel By Drive
  • Entrance to Level 2 from the Rideau Centre Shopping Complex