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Government of Canada

What development program is right for me?

Development Programs are designed to help individuals progress in their careers by providing experience and knowledge. Click on the button that best describes your current situation to find out which program is right for you.

Development Programs are designed for professionals in the public service. If you aren't working in the public service already, you can explore government job postings.

Entry-level programs

Financial Officer Recruitment and Development Program (FORD)

Provides entry-level positions in the public service.
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Intermediate Programs

Advanced Financial Officer Development Program (AFOD)

Prepares high potential candidates for more senior roles.
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Comptrollership Leadership Development Program (CLDP)

Helps emerging leaders build on their skills and experiences to take on enhanced leadership responsibilities.
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Advanced Programs

Senior Executive Advanced Finance and Accounting Program (SEAFAP)

Complements technical expertise of senior executives.
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NEXT GENERATION DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (DCFO)

Prepares candidates to take accountability over the financial management function as a Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO).
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NEXT GENERATION CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Accelerate the readiness of high potential executives to move into future Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions.
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