Co-op: Finance

Canadian Security Intelligence Service - Ottawa, ON (15 months ago)

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We are currently hiring co-op students for the winter 2021 work term. Applications are required early to provide sufficient time for students to obtain the highest level of security clearance in Canada.

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for students who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique environment. If you are up for the challenge and want to join one of our highest performing teams, there is no doubt that your contributions to CSIS will provide a meaningful impact to our mission of helping keep Canadians safe against national security threats.

CSIS offers opportunities to students to gain valuable experience in finance, with the possibility to return for multiple placements in difference areas. Students will be given the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge by being paired with experienced employees who will provide feedback during the work term. They will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience before choosing a career specialization.

Students will assist with the following:
Financial Operations

Verify expense claims.
Provide advice on travel, hospitality, conferences, memberships and Foreign Service expenses.
Administer section 33 of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).
Reconcile financial data.
Produce financial reports.
Maintain financial system.


Resource Management

Monitor financial activities & perform trend/variance analysis.
Prepare branch specimen signature cards.
Interpret/apply policies/authorities in consultation with corporate policy centres.
Monitor financial system allocations and coordinate movement of funds.

Undergraduate Degree Programs including but not limited to:
Business Administration

Candidates with experience with the following is prefereable:
Advice to clients, managers and/or employees.
Use of a financial system.
Use of EXCEL (tables, pivot tables, graphs and charts).
Applying Financial policies.
Performing accounting operations.

Program Specific:
Ability to Learn

Job Specific:
Client Service
Conditions of Employment

Students must be recognized as having full-time student status. Priority consideration will be given to those enrolled in an accredited co-op/internship program.


Students must provide the following information for consideration. Candidates must copy and paste the requested information in their cover letter:

1. Do you accept to relocate in Ottawa for this co-op placement/student job?

No, I am only interested in an opportunity at a regional office.

2. Which condition applies to you?

Co-op program (mandatory to obtain designation on degree)
Internship program (required for graduation)
Internship (optional in the academic program)
I am applying for a student job (not enrolled in any of the above).

3. What is the name and location of your educational institution?

4. What is the name and level of your program of study?

College Diploma

Program Name:
Bachelor Degree

Program Name:
Master Degree

Program Name :
5. What is your expected graduation date?

6. What is the highest level of education you have completed at this time?

High School Diploma
College Diploma
Bachelor Degree
Master Degree

7. How many years of study have you completed in total (starting from grade 1)?

8. What is the contact information for your co-op/internship coordinator?

Name:Email address:Telephone number :
9. Are your placements mandatory or optional for your program?


Comment (if applicable):
10. How many work terms are required in your program?

11. How long is each work term?

4 months
8 months
12 months
16 months

Comment (if applicable):
12. Are you allowed to complete consecutive work terms?


Comment (if applicable):
13. In addition to your established work terms, does your program allow you to complete additional / optional work terms?


Comment (if applicable):
14. If you are applying for a student job, what is the desired length of this term?

4 months
8 months
12 months
16 months

Comment (if applicable):
15. If you have completed or if you are planning on completing any work terms, please provide the following information:

Employer 1:Dates:Salary:
Employer 2:Dates:Salary:
Employer 3:Dates:Salary:
Employer 4:Dates:Salary:
16. If you are successful in your application, which placement/student job would winter 2021 be?


17. Will you be returning to full-time studies, part-time studies or will you be graduating after the winter 2021 work term?

No return (graduation)

Comment (if applicable):
In their résumés, applicants must provide full information about their school, work and volunteer experience in the past five years.

Failure to provide complete information may result in rejection of your application.

Second language evaluation tests could be administered.

Various language requirements include:
English Essential (EE/AE)
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Work terms are located in Ottawa. Certain positions may be available in a regional office. Relocation costs are not covered by CSIS.

Public Service Commission Approved CO-OP (Co-operative Education)/Internship Programs
Security Requirements
Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.