NRC Student Employment Program

What is the program?

The NRC Student Employment Program provides students with practical career-related experience in research and development, library sciences, communications, marketing and other areas.

The Student Employment Program offers students a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment, while providing them with access to superior equipment, facilities and expertise. Positions are offered in NRC research centres, branches and IRAP. Each term lasts for approximately sixteen weeks (four months) and work can occur full-time during a non-academic semester and part-time (up to 20 hours/week) during an academic semester. Salaries are based on the number of academic semesters a student has completed.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for the NRC Student Employment Program if you have obtained a High School diploma (or grade 12 equivalent), possess a minimum "B" academic average or equivalent (preference may be given to candidates with a "B+" academic average). (equivalencies can be found on the back of your transcript), you are studying at a recognized educational institution and are returning to full-time studies in the next semester, and are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Additionally, foreign national students who meet the eligibility requirements, are studying in recognized and eligible Canadian educational institution and possess a valid Off-Campus Work Permit may also apply. For more detailed requirements and information on this possibility, please refer to the information found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

How to apply

You can apply for the NRC Student Employment Program online from October 1 to August 31st. Please do not send applications in the mail.

We will accept the most recent transcript available. Please ensure that your full name is clearly indicated on your transcript. Applications that do not include a résumé (CV) and transcript will be eliminated from the selection process. You may be required to provide proof of your current grade point average at a selection process or in order to receive an offer of employment.

Hiring managers search the database for qualified candidates throughout the year. We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted by the hiring organization.

Applications remain active in our database until 30 September. Please reapply starting in October should you wish to be considered for the following year.

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