Student employment programs: roles and responsibilities
Treasury Board Secretariat (
TBS) and the Public Service Commission of Canada ( PSC) share responsibility for student employment programs in the Government of Canada. Public Service Commission responsibilities
PSC is responsible for administering the Treasury Board ( TB) student employment programs, enabling departments and agencies to hire students through the following programs:
Recruit secondary school,
CEGEP, college, technical institute and university students for temporary jobs.
Recruit post-secondary students enrolled in a
Recruit post-secondary students, who require experience in research related to their degree program, on a part-time basis throughout the year.
Other Public Service Commission responsibilities
PSC administers the appointment of students through the following:
Prescribes the basis of appointment of students under the Federal Student Work Experience Program, the Research Affiliate Program and the Post-Secondary Co-op/Internship program or any other student employment program established by the
Outlines the policy requirements for all appointments to and within the public service, including the appointment of students who cannot be appointed according to the
Treasury Board and Treasury Board Secretariat responsibilities
Treasury Board (
TB) is responsible for establishing student employment programs and related policies. Treasury Board Secretariat is responsible for implementing programs and policies, as follows:
Sets out the eligibility requirements for students to participate in a student employment program, as well as the organizational responsibilities related to hiring a student.
Describes all student employment programs designated by the
TB as well as other programs offering non-paid assignments in federal government workplaces.
Sets out the working conditions, benefits and pay rates for all students employed under one of the programs.
Provides information on the current minimum and suggested rates of pay for students, as established by the