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Requisition Number:  2855
Position Type:  Short-term
Position Length:  January - May 2020 with possibility of extension

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  September 18, 2019 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we offer you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

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Cyber Security Program - Student Work Placement

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


About the position
You will be part of a dynamic team working to respond to evolving business needs at the center of Canada’s economy. There is no better place to enhance the knowledge you are gaining through your studies. We also recently engaged leaders from across the Bank to gather their input for a new Cyber Security Strategy. A key part of this role will be to monitor the execution of the strategy and refine the strategy based on the real-world experience of Bank staff.


These positions are in our Information Technology Services (ITS) department -  Cyber Security Program. Join us if you are eager to find creative solutions to complex problems and interested in working on critical foundational projects that address business and cyber resilience. As a student you will support the work of operational teams as they maintain resilient operations and position the Bank’s cyber security protection to meet broad and evolving needs.


Positions available: 

  • Student, Cyber Security Assessment
  • Student, Business Analyst


Your education and experience
You must be currently enrolled in a university or college co-op program or you must be a full-time or part-time student in the following disciplines: Computer Science, Engineering (Computer, Electrical or Software) and Information Technology/Information Systems. 


Priority will be given to candidates already completed their 3rd year at a University or College.


Your knowledge and skills

  • strong communications, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team 
  • self-starter and innovative problem solver who enjoys working in a dynamic work environment
  • experience or understanding of Agile and DevOps delivery approach


Language requirement
English or French essential


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team.


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $22.16 to $25.85 (job grade Student C)

Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent resident.
  • Security level required: Reliability or Secret 
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided


We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.