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Requisition Number:  3841
Position Type:  Scholarship
Position Length: 

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  August 1, 2020 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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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.


The Bank’s commitment to excellence recognizes the importance of the diversity of people and ideas and endeavours to create a work environment where all employees are welcome and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


What’s new at the Bank?
Diversity and inclusion are important goals, and part of the Bank’s Medium Term Plan priorities. To make sure that they are front and centre in our business decisions and thinking, a group of senior leaders at the Bank have stepped forward to be our diversity and inclusion executive champions.

About the Program
Successful candidates will receive a scholarship award of $4,000 to cover tuition costs (renewable up to four years). In addition, each recipient is considered for a paid summer or part-time (throughout the year) work placement at the Bank of Canada.

For additional information and guidance on the Program, please consult the Bank of Canada website and check out our brochure.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must self-identify as a person with a disability. You may wish to consult the definition included in Canada’s Employment Equity Act. If you are selected for the scholarship award, you will be also be required to provide a Confirmation of Eligibility Form completed by your physician confirming that you have disability.
  • You are a full-time or part-time post secondary (university or college) or post graduate (i.e., Master’s or PhD) student currently enrolled in a Canadian post secondary institution.
  • Overall average mark of a minimum 70 per cent
    • You are pursuing studies in a field that is related to the work of the Bank of Canada. These include (but are not limited to):economics and finance: economics, computer science, mathematics or statistics, commerce/business administration with a finance major
    • administration and operations: financial services, administration and business, project management, human resources, communications and web communications, internal audit, currency production, knowledge and information management, security
    •  information technology and cyber security: software development, network engineering, solution architecture, project management, business analysis, cyber security

Possibility of Work Placement:
In addition, each recipient is considered for a paid summer or part-time (throughout the year) work placement at the Bank of Canada.

Work placement opportunities are not guaranteed and will be determined based on the recipient’s field of study and the Bank’s departmental business requirements. The majority of student work placements are at the Bank’s Head Office in Ottawa; however, scholarship recipients may be offered the option of working at one of the Bank’s regional offices: Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

For your application to be considered you must upload:

  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter (up to 500) about yourself, your decision to pursue your field of study and your career interests
  • official or unofficial transcripts of their undergraduate academic record. Relevant courses you have attended must be clearly identified by their course titles.


Additional information

  • English or French essential
  • Security level required: Reliability 


If  you are selected as one of the top five candidates, you will be invited to an interview (either in person, by phone or virtually).