Public Services and Procurement Canada
A member of Public Services and Procurement Canada Young Professionals Network speaks to a colleague at an information fair  

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Public Services and Procurement Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Public Services and Procurement Canada created a Mental Health Ombudsman (the first such position within the federal public service) to provide informal and confidential discussions, neutral and objective advice, and a discrete and welcoming office
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada piloted a Positive Measure Program to hire persons with developmental disabilities -- based on the success of the pilot, the department is currently working with LiveWorkPlay to expand the initiative across the department
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada also participates in the youth accessibility summer employment opportunity program to hire post-secondary students who self-identify as a person with a disability
Staff members at Public Services and Procurement Canada attending a Pride event   (Photo credit: Roberta Gal)

Highlights

Industry Federal government, government support services
Major Canadian hiring locations Gatineau QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 13,399
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Co-champions
Formal commitment joint committee and task force on employment equity, diversity and inclusion, Diversity Champions, Wellness Directorate (established last year), Mental Health Ombudsman (first such position in the federal public service, appointed last year), Mental Health Co-champions, Official Languages Co-champions
Employee resource groups networks receive funding and organizational support to host awareness events and promote their initiatives, networks include persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBTQ2+, Managers Community Network, youth, and a cancer support group (pilot project)
Diversity training and awareness learning sessions on mental health in the workplace, workshops on civility and bullying, training on cultural bias, Positive Space and anti-discrimination, guide to assist managers and employees who are transgender or transitioning
Diversity highlights participates in the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program, the Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity and the Youth Accessibility Summer Employment Opportunity, Positive Space initiative, second language scholarship program for high-potential employees who identify as Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities, internal awards to recognize employees who have a positive impact on maintaining good mental health in the workplace, Atlantic Indigenous Engagement Network to develop and promote an Indigenous engagement strategy that supports sustainable socio-economic benefits to Atlantic Indigenous communities
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia, Black Business Initiative, Women in Business Entrepreneurs, SUCCESS (new Canadians), MOSAIC (new Canadians)

The Career Directory

Public Services and Procurement Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Staff at Public Services and Procurement Canada perform at an event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, government support services
Full-time employees in Canada 10,001 to 25,000
Parent company Government of Canada
Major Canadian hiring locations Gatineau QC, Ottawa ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Other info for new grads Bilingual (French and English) work environment
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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