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Indigenous Student Employment Program (ISEP) – Western Region

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Group and level
Various cities within British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Appointment Type
Student: Student
Closing Date
May 31, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$16 to $25
English Essential
Requisition number
For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers.

About the job

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to work for one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!

Who is the Canada Revenue Agency?

If you’re studying Accounting you may already know a little bit about us, but you should also know that we are more than just taxes! Our students work in a variety of programs, including Scientific Research and Development, Human Resources, Client Services, Community Outreach, Information Technology and Criminal Investigations. Our jobs are a great place to improve your communication skills, learn to handle difficult situations and sharpen your written communication, no matter what you are currently studying.

Why work with us?

As part of our Indigenous Student Employment Program, you will join a community of Indigenous students who are working towards their education and career goals.  Through working at the CRA, you will:

  • grow your professional network,
  • refine your skills and learn new ones,
  • gain experience working in an office environment,
  • have a work-life balance through flexible work hours; and
  • do meaningful and valuable work that matters to Canadians.

"I started with the CRA as an ISEP student in the summer of 2019. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, as I am a Human Resources major, not an accountant. Little did I know that the CRA is MUCH more than just taxes! Everyone that I have encountered has been so helpful and supportive. I feel fortunate to be a part of a fantastic team. I am learning so much and having fun while doing it. I would encourage all Indigenous students to apply – you won’t regret it." – Cynthia Chambers

Job Opportunities

When you apply to this staffing process, you are not applying to a specific job, but to an inventory. No prior experience is necessary. Our goal is to match you to a position that will allow you to develop skills related to your education/experience or to a position that aligns with your field of study.

Offers will be made on an ongoing basis, starting with opportunities for the Spring and Summer 2021 work terms. We encourage you to apply as early as possible!

Work Locations

This staffing process will be used to staff student positions in the following locations:

  • British Columbia: Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton & Prince George
  • Alberta: Calgary & Edmonton
  • Saskatchewan: Regina & Saskatoon
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg

If you are residing elsewhere than within a commuting distance of the locations listed above, you will have to pay for any expenses related to your participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you receive an offer of employment from this process.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change as circumstances evolve. You may be required to temporarily work remotely (eg. from home). Further information will be provided if you are matched for a position.

Rate of Pay

The rate of pay will be determined depending on the province you work in and the type of schooling you are attending.

To apply

How to Apply

  1. Create a Candidate Profile at
  2. Complete the included questionnaires, which will notify us of your career goals, background and work preferences. 
  3. Select "Apply Online" at the bottom of the job posting.
  4. Attach your resume and proof of enrolment to your Candidate Profile.

Who can apply?

Indigenous* students** living in Canada, or who are Canadian Citizens living abroad.

AND eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members.

*An Indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, a Métis or an Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include status, treaty or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians.

**Students currently attending Grade 11 or 12 of secondary school or attending a recognized post-secondary educational institution full-time or who will be returning to full-time studies in the next academic term/semester. Students enrolled in studies on a part-time basis due to a disability that is recognized by their academic institution are also eligible to apply.

When you submit your application, be sure to upload your resume and complete the questionnaire so that we may find a position that is a good fit for you. For some assignments, it is preferred that you are studying in a related post-secondary field or have completed specific courses – be sure to indicate those in your application if applicable!


Next steps

  1. You will be contacted to confirm your eligibility to apply.
  2. A reference check will be conducted to assess Organizational Fit.
  3. Successful students are then placed into our ISEP inventory.
  4. As job opportunities arise, you may be called for further interviews or testing.

Conditions of employment

If you receive a job offer, we will conduct a security clearance.

Want to know more?

We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. To find out more, consult Employment equity, diversity and inclusion at the CRA. We encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Your questionnaire response will be retained on file for the duration of the staffing process. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.

CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.

We encourage you to visit the Indigenous Student Employment Program (ISEP) page for more information about the program, to read testimonials from students and to watch our video.

Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.  We also encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply. For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers. For more information on staffing at the CRA and how to apply go to General information on staffing.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


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