The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program offers eligible newcomers a chance to gain valuable temporary work experience and training opportunities with Canadian federal, provincial and municipal organizations.
There are different opportunities every year. Employers offer internships in fields like:
policy and research
Through the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program, candidates are hired as temporary employees and are able to:
understand job application and hiring processes
learn about Canadian workplace culture
network with professionals
attend training sessions
be matched with a public service mentor
Eligibility for Federal Internship for Newcomers Program
To apply for the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program you must have a post-secondary degree, except for some administrative positions where it’s only an asset.
You must register as soon as possible with a FIN Program partner immigrant-serving organization (ISO). You must get a full screening by April 5, 2019.
When you apply you must:
have been a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen for 10 years or less counting from:
the day you became a permanent resident
to the day you apply
live or work in:
Ottawa/Gatineau (or within a 125 kilometre radius)
If you’re a Canadian citizen who has lived in Canada for longer than 10 years, you can:
apply online for other federal public service jobs on GC Jobs
participate in other specialized recruitment programs, such as the Post-Secondary Recruitment Program
Language skills requirements
Federal Internship for Newcomers Program candidates must prove that they have the necessary language skills in English or French.
You may show diplomas, transcripts, or certificates from a recognized, post-secondary institution to prove your English or French language skills. Your institution may be in Canada or abroad, and your document must:
show that you successfully graduated or completed a program in English or in French
be in English or French, otherwise you should:
include a translation of the original document
submit a letter from the institution that proves the instruction language was English or French
If you’ve only taken some courses in English or French, we can’t accept them as proof of language.
If you decide to take a language course and show proof of skills through tests, you must have one of the following: