Did You Know?
One great reason to work as a student in the public service is that you can be hired into a full-time position in the FORD program.
The Financial Officer Recruitment and Development (FORD) program is a development program for entry-level finance professionals. Individuals in the program are supported to obtain their chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation.
In this highly competitive development program, participants have the opportunity to work in up to 3 different areas of finance, allowing them to gain the practical experience required for the CPA.
The program also consists of a series of activities and interactive sessions including:
To qualify for the Financial Officer Recruitment and Development (FORD) program, you will need to meet the following requirements:
FORD program participants are taking the next steps needed to become a stronger financial leader. Each rotation should help deepen participants’ knowledge and provide them with competencies needed to obtain their CPA and become eligible for promotion.