Job description

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada.
Various locations
Tenure: 4-month term (January – April 2023, with the possibility of extension)
$16.00 to $28.57 per hour (Student salaries are based on the academic level a student has completed. Please see the Students Rates of Pay link for a more detailed breakdown of the rates of pay.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada.

    Students Rates of Pay
    List of validated post-secondary academic institutions and programs

Closing date: 2 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Preference will be given to Canadian citizens, and permanent residents. You must indicate on your application whether you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or are entitled to work in Canada by means of a work permit.


Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women

Apply online

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

This opportunity is open to students across Canada who self-declare as belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity designated groups: women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as submitting the application, written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Achieving a representative and diverse workforce has been identified as an organizational need for OSFI and may be applied at any time during this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered. As such, first consideration for an appointment may be given to candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the four designated employment equity groups (Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women).

In order to self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. We encourage you to consult theses links to learn more about employment equity and self-declaration:


OSFI believes in offering employees flexibility and in creating a workplace that is productive, engaging, collaborative, and inclusive, all the while being supportive of employees’ wellbeing. As such, OSFI is experimenting with a hybrid work model (a combination of telework and onsite work) that will shape how we use our physical workplace to establish new norms, ways of collaborating, and working together and will adjust its model based on lessons learned.


Are you interested in gaining experience in the Federal Public Service? You’ve come to the right place! OSFI is looking for students to fill many exciting and challenging positions in various areas such as:
  • accounting/audit, finance, statistics and economics;
  • risk management;
  • communications, translation;
  • office administration, project management;
  • business administration, law, data analysis;
  • political sciences, human resources, social sciences;
  • programming, user interfaces, databases, social media, graphic design.

Are you a student looking for your next co-op placement? Choose the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) to gain valuable, meaningful hands-on work experience. As a Top 100 employer, OSFI strives to create a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly believes in investing in its people.

You should possess the following attributes:
  • You are keenly interested in contributing your expertise to promote a safer financial system;
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal;
  • You have excellent organizational skills and time management skills;
  • Your critical thinking skills help to inform your decision-making;
  • You want to work in an interesting, diverse and fast-paced environment.

Work environment

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is an independent agency of the Government of Canada, established in 1987 to contribute to the safety and soundness of the Canadian financial system. OSFI supervises and regulates federally registered banks and insurers, trust and loan companies, as well as private pension plans subject to federal oversight.

Be part of an organization that represents and includes the diverse identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada.

OSFI takes great pride in having a diverse workforce with wide-ranging skill sets. To promote a workforce that is representative of the Canadians we serve and based the organization’s/hiring managers’ needs, selection of students will be limited to members of Employment Equity Groups (women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities). As such, we strongly encourage students who identify within the EE Groups to apply and self-identify in their application.

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Meaningful and valuable work;
  • Continuous learning;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Possibility of career advancement;
  • Diversified workforce and a broad range of competency/skills;
  • An opportunity to explore your interests;
  • Get insight into a career as a federal public servant;
  • Find your future career.

More information about OSFI can be obtained by looking at the website

Intent of the process

When you apply to this Co-op Student Opportunity, you are not applying for a specific job, but to be considered for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted. Management can decide to access applications at any point, so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Degree equivalency

We encourage students who identify within the Employment Equity Group (women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities) and meet the requirements below to submit their application. To be considered for these opportunities, you need to self-declare that you identify with one or more of the Employment Equity designated groups.

  • You must be a full-time* student at a recognized** Canadian postsecondary institution co-op/internship program. If you are a Student with a work/study permit, you may apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian citizens, and permanent residents who meet the job requirements.
  • Your work term must be mandatory for graduation.
  • You must meet the minimum age required in the province/territory of work.

  • This includes students with physical or emotional disabilities deemed to have full-time status by their academic institution.
** To be employed as an OSFI student, your program and institution must be identified on the List of Validated Post-Secondary Academic Institutions and Programs website (

  • Create a Candidate Profile and click the ‘Apply online’ link located at the top and bottom of this poster.
  • Submit your cover letter and your resume as well as your proof of full-time enrolment at a recognized Canadian postsecondary institution (or part-time basis due to a disability, as recognized by the academic institution).
  • Indicate the following on your cover letter:
⠀⠀- areas of interest;
⠀⠀- whether you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or are entitled to work in Canada by means of a work permit.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups:
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - The successful student will be required to obtain a Government of Canada security clearance prior to obtaining a formal offer of employment. It is the successful student’s responsibility to complete the fingerprinting process, as it is a requirement to obtain security clearance.
⠀⠀- Students who have resided outside of Canada within the past 5 years will require an international criminal record check and will therefore experience a longer than normal clearance process.

  • In our current telework environment, the ability to work remotely from home within Canada with access to Internet in one’s residence is a condition of employment.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required. As a result you must update your personal information on your Public Service Resourcing System profile if it changes.

Please note that you will be assessed using an interview.

If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us by sending an e-mail to the following address [email protected]


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.