Frequently Asked Questions: Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations

The FAQs below are meant to provide Canadians and businesses with basic information about the Public Service Commission’s most accessed regulations, which were identified by the number of inquiries received in the last fiscal year.

What is the purpose of this regulation?

The Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations enables the appointment of full-time students in student employment programs established by the Treasury Board and reflect the spirit and intent of the Public Service Employment Act.

What are the key elements of this regulation?

The key elements of the Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations include the following:

  • A student may be appointed to work within one of the Treasury Board Student employment Programs if they meet the qualifications for the work to be performed and the appointment is free from personal favouritism and political influence;
  • A preference for Canadian citizens is established;
  • Students may participate in advertised internal appointment processes, under certain conditions;
  • Students need to take the oath or solemn affirmation prior to the effective date of their appointment; and
  • Students are subject to the political activities provisions of the PSEA.

How does this regulation affect Canadian businesses?

This regulation does not affect Canadian businesses.

What is the timeline for implementation?

The current Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations came into force in June 2010.

Where can I get more information?

For additional information on the Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations, please visit our web site.

Contact us

Mail to:

Public Service Commission
22 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A  0M7

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.