Finding work that pays well and gives young people the chance to pursue their education can be tough. Luckily, Canada's government jobs for post-secondary students offer flexibility, skill development, and competitive wages. Right now, people studying commerce or economics can apply as a student financial analyst.

The position comes with plenty of perks, and can lead to a more permanent role within a branch of government after graduation.

On top of that, the pay can range anywhere from $16.49 to $27.73 an hour and there are even other additional benefits. Applications will be accepted until December 21.

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What are the job duties?

Working as a student financial analyst within the government means that you will be part of the team that handles the monetary aspects of a specific department.

This could include financial planning, analysis, and reporting. There may also be job duties related to internal resource management and controls.

Accounting operations and costing could also be a part of your day-to-day role. 

In addition, you may end up taking on important and essential duties related to government spending. This could include informing taxpayers about where their money is being used through reports and statements.

What are the benefits?

You'll have the chance to work in a position that has a great deal of importance in how government functions, but there are plenty of other benefits to these positions, as well.

On the more practical side of things, you'll be gaining real-world experience and making connections with mentors and peers that can help further your career.

There are also development opportunities, and the chance to get into an entry-level program following graduation.

Along with all of this comes a competitive salary and the flexibility for work-life balance. 

Who can apply?

Applications for these positions are open to post-secondary students who are currently enrolled in any sort of economic or finance program.

This includes business administration, accounting, and commerce.

You must also be planning on returning to your studies in the coming year.

These positions will be on a part-time basis during the school year and full-time outside of academic terms.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens, and applicants are encouraged to declare if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group to promote diversity in the hiring process.