"The connectedness of community in the north provides an opportunity to see your hard work make a real difference to the people around you." FSWEP student, Alyson Miller

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) in Whitehorse provides funding to status First Nations students pursuing post-secondary education and hires students for summer jobs.

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Working with CIRNAC in the Yukon

Are you a full-time student? Do you want to work with the Government of Canada? Are you looking for jobs in Whitehorse? If so, apply now for the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).


FSWEP offers full-time students work experience in the federal public service. You only have to apply once to be considered for a variety of jobs both in Whitehorse and across Canada.

To find out more, watch this video: Indigenous student recruitment in the federal public service

Who can apply?

You must be a full-time student at secondary school, college or university and returning to studies the next academic year.

What does it pay?

Compensation is determined in accordance with the Government of Canada student rates of pay and varies based on your experience, year of study, etc. Salary ranges are as follows for CIRNAC Whitehorse jobs:

  • Secondary: $10.91-$11.88
  • College or university: $16.35-$21.64

On top of your salary, if you work in Whitehorse, you will earn an additional allowance of $1.94 to $3.16 per hour.

What positions are available?

CIRNAC is currently hiring for these positions:

  • Administrative Assistant Student
  • Client Services Support Student
  • Communications Assistant Student
  • Environmental Stewardship Programs Student
  • Human Resources Assistant Student
  • Implementation Officer Student
  • Indigenous Engagement Student
  • Reconciliation Working Group Assistant Student
  • Water Strategy Program Student

To get a detailed job description of these positions, please email:

How to apply?

To register in FSWEP:

  1. Apply online
  2. Attend our student recruitment event:
    Yukon College, Harry Allen Lounge
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Noon to 1:00 p.m.

We will be interviewing students for jobs with CIRNAC. Bring a digital copy of your resume with you. We may be offering students jobs on the spot!

CIRNAC hires students representative of the population it serves. If you are First Nations, Inuit or Métis we encourage you to self-identify as Aboriginal in the employment equity section of your online application. If you are not Indigenous we still want to hear from you too!

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