Student Information

Many municipalities have summer job placements on their websites starting in January. The Government of Canada has a comprehensive document titled Youthlink. If you are between the ages of 15 and 30, and looking for information and tools on training, employment and careers, Youthlink is for you. This publication contains more than 250 programs and services to help you make the transition from school to work:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Work experience in Canada and abroad
  • Job search skills
  • Career information tools
  • Canadian outlook on jobs

For more information, visit the Youth Employment information website ( or call 1-800-935-5555.

Canada: Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)  – Website

Alberta: An exciting array of student work programs have been introduced to help the Alberta public service maintain its tradition of excellence, by hiring and developing students and recent graduates so they may be competitive for future vacancies. Work experience, internships, and co-operative programs allow new workforce recruits to gain valuable career experience in the Alberta public service.
– Albert Government Personnel Administration Office  – Website

Ontario: This lists many youth opportunities with the Ontario Government including summer jobs with the Ministries and the Ontario Internship Programme (of interest to recent graduates)
– Youth Opportunities Ontario  – Website

New Brunswick : Student Employment and Experience Development (SEED)  – Website

Nova Scotia: This website gives summer employment opportunities
– Student Career Skills Development Program  – Website

Prince Edward Island: Lists all government jobs in PEI including links for Youth Programs and Seasonal Jobs
– Prince Edward Island Government Job Opportunities  – Website

Newfoundland and Labrador: Lists all government jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador
– Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Commission – Website

Nunavut: Summer Student Program  – Website

What Can the CACPT do for you? – The Student Perspective

by Deborah Trotter, Laura Davidson, Julie Beaudry, Sara Rayat – Student Reps.

As student representatives for the CACPT from Fanshawe college, we thought it might be beneficial for other Planning Technician students to outline some of the advantages that we feel students would get from being members of this organization.

Our first experience with the CACPT was the Annual General Meeting in October 2002. This meeting presented the opportunity to hear professionals speak on various projects and experiences within their specific branch of the field. The AGM also gave us the chance to mingle with members and ask questions related to various aspects of the field, helping to relate things learned in class with real experiences.

One of the greatest benefits of being a student member of the CACPT is being notified of various career opportunites from the job postings mailing list. In addition to the job postings, there are numerous advantages to membership. The people you come into contact with through being a member come from many different professional backgrounds, and allow for great networking opportunities.

As a student member, you also have the opportunity to sit on Council as a Student Representative. This provides exposure to a professional environment, as well as giving the opportunity to make suggestions and offer input from a student’s perspective.

Becoming a member provides a student with a great deal of opportunity, for a nominal fee. Along with the advantages already listed, membership with the CACPT shows prospective employers a dedication to learning and a professional attitude.

We look forward to the upcoming year and hope to continue to meet people throughout the oprganization. We fully intend to take advantage of all the resources that are available to us through being members of the CACPT.