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Info Session The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program

March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

(Please check eligibility requirements)

The Federal Government is committed to the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees. One of the primary barriers newcomers face is a lack of work experience in Canada.The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program, managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), was launched in 2010 to address this issue and help highly skilled newcomers gain relevant work experience in Canada’s public sector. FIN Program internships are intended to help newcomers get work experience, but they are not permanent positions.

To be eligible, you must meet these requirements:

Be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, in Canada for ten years or less, counting from the day you became a permanent resident to the date you apply (from April 30 to May 3, 2020) and live in Canada at the time of application.
Live or work in the National Capital Region, the Greater Toronto Area
Be registered with and pre-screened by a partner immigrant serving organization and have your files current and updated before April 3, 2020.
Meet the education requirements for the category to which you want to apply.
Have the necessary language skills in English or French. Position Title, Classification & Level Experience Responsibilities Position Title, Classification & Level
Have the necessary language skills in English or French. You must have one of the following:
Diplomas, transcripts, or certificates from a recognized, post-secondary institution
(in Canada or abroad) that show that you successfully graduated or completed a program in English or in French OR
Proof of language skills through tests, that include:
Canadian Language Benchmarks of 7 or more in each competency, in either English or French*Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program: CELPIP-G 7* International English Language Testing System: IELTS 6*Test d’évaluation de Français: (TEF)*o 310-348 in speaking and writing (expression orale/écrite)o 249-279 in listening (compréhension orale)o 207-232 in reading (compréhension écrite)

Test de connaissance du français (TCF Canada)*o 10-11 in speaking and writing (expression orale et écrite)o 458-502 in listening (compréhension de l’oral)o 453-498 in reading (compréhension de l’écrit)


Administrative Clerk


Experience providing clerical support• Providing clerical support, such as file set up and records management• Working with internal and/or external clients to assess and meet needs• Secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives or• Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution

Program Officer PM-02

Experience working in teams to support projects within timelines • Working with partners, clients, or stakeholders in project teams/groups to achieve goals • Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing information to produce reports • Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or • Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

IT Technician, Programmer, or Tester


Experience in developing IT infrastructure, delivering IT support, and meeting clients’ needs• Writing, modifying, integrating, testing computer code• Analyzing system requirements, developing and implementing information systems, contributing to development plans, policies and procedures• Meeting clients’ needs through exceptional service• Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position* Refer to detailed guidelines