University of Victoria grad Michael Smith is currently participating in the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP), a program that gives recent graduates an up-close and personal look at Ontario’s political process from September through June.
In the recent Canadian federal election, five students and recent graduates were elected to Parliament: Charmaine Borg, Mylène Freeman, Laurin Liu, Matthew Dubé, and Pierre-Luc Dusseault, who became Canada’s youngest ever MP at 19.
I credit a job shadow I did at the Ontario Ministry of Finance as being the reason why I want to work for the government when I graduate. I wasn’t paid, but being able to immerse myself in the environment was worth it.
Khallad Karime graduated from Concordia University’s economics program in the fall of 2008, and started working as an economist with Industry Canada last February. We asked him 9 questions you absolutely need to know the answers to if you’re thinking about working in the public sector.
As part of our week-long spotlight on the public sector, Industry Canada human resources manager Linne Fournier answers some important questions about why students and recent grads should consider working for government organizations – aside from the job stability.