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Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Student – Legal Services (Policy)

Full Job Description

Students will be working hybrid in the office and remote throughout the term. The student must be located in the National Capital Region and is expected to be in the office 37.5 hours per month.

Want to Work for One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People? Then Check Out the OAG!

Did you know that in 2020, The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People? At the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, recruiting students and recent graduates is a practice deeply rooted in our history.

Some of our employees and even executives were first hired as students at the OAG, we understand the added value students bring to our workforce. We encourage our students to explore the different opportunities within the office in order to help them have a better idea of their career objective and to develop a variety of competencies. To learn more about the perks of working at the OAG, visit our website.

At the OAG, we serve Canadians with the intention of sustaining their confidence in our public institutions and our public service, one audit at a time. Do you want challenging and meaningful work in an inclusive environment? Welcome home! The OAG is the place you’ve been looking for!

The OAG employs approximately 700 people between its head office in Ottawa and 4 regional offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montréal and Halifax. These dedicated people are brought together to transform Canada’s future, and to serve Canada through leadership and partnerships in audits that support trust in public institutions and continued public service excellence. We conduct independent audits and studies that provide objective information, advice, and assurance to Parliament, territorial legislatures, boards of crown corporations, government, and Canadians.

About this job

This opportunity is intended to fill one full-time student position on the OAG Legal Services, ATIP and Policy Team. The Legal Services, ATIP and Policy Team is a collaborative, motivated, and dynamic group responsible for providing support for client portfolios, including the Performance Audit Practice, the Financial Audit Practice, Corporate Services, and Audit Services.
As a Student, you will report directly to the senior policy analyst. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Research, analysis and writing on policy-related issues;
  • Monitoring and analyzing existing and proposed Government of Canada policies, guidelines and directives to identify possible impacts on the OAG; and
  • Supporting the Senior Policy Analyst and the Team on other projects and issues as they arise.

Information you must submit:

  • A maximum 2 page resume
  • A maximum 1 page cover letter
  • Your unofficial transcript

Please prepare your documents in one of the following formats: PDF (preferred), Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF).

Job Requirements


Essential Qualifications


You are currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution on a part-time or full-time basis in a bachelor’s or undergraduate program in Public Administration, Political Studies, Communications, Literature, Journalism, Sociology, or History

Language Requirements:

You have the ability to communicate effectively in both official languages (written and spoken).

Asset Qualifications:

  • You have experience working in an office setting, such as with a federal government department, agency or Crown Corporation, and in a hybrid work environment with responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • conducting research (e.g., environmental scans of trends and best practices), monitoring (e.g., media, changes in government policy directives and guidance), and analysis (e.g., consolidating findings, and contributing to the development of proposed policy options and recommendations)
    • providing secretariat support (e.g., scheduling meetings, coordinating logistics requirements; drafting invitations and agendas; preparing meeting notes and talking points, and records of decisions)
    • drafting and contributing to the development of a variety of written materials to support management / senior leadership / decision-makers (e.g., issue summaries, briefing notes, correspondence)
  • You have knowledge and understanding of how the federal government works and of the mandate of the Office of the Auditor General as an independent Agent of Parliament.
  • You are a self-starter and a problem-solver who takes initiative and who demonstrates excellent attention to detail, sound judgement and good instincts.
  • You work well both independently and collaboratively; you are a team-player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • You have effective written and verbal communications skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Security Clearance: Secret

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Organizational Needs

The OAG is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We encourage candidates to complete the Employment Equity section on their applications if they are a member of any of the following designated employment-equity groups: Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women. In support of achieving a diverse workforce, selection may first consider candidates who meet the essential qualifications of the position and self-declare as a member of any of the designated employment-equity groups.


  • The OAG is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
  • Communications for this process will be sent by email, unless otherwise requested by the candidate. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all contact information provided is accurate and updated as required.
  • The OAG reserves the right to retain a specific number of candidates who best meet the essential qualifications of the position.
  • Please note that the asset qualifications may be invoked at any time during the selection process, including at the screening stage.
  • The OAG is a separate employer of the federal public service in accordance with Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act.
  • Travel assistance will be determined in accordance with the OAG’s directives.
  • Specific details and dates related to the candidate assessment phase of the process will be provided only to candidates who will be further considered.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or need accommodation during the process, please contact the Staffing team at before the closing date and time of the selection process.

We thank all of those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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