Government of Canada – Advanced Policy Analyst Program (ask me anything)
The program consists of a series of four challenging six-month placements across the three central agencies—the Privy Council Office, the Department of Finance, and the Treasury Board Secretariat—and another department in the National Capital Region. After the four placements, each participant is placed in a permanent position in their sponsoring department.
Unlike other department-specific development programs, this one gives participants a whole of government view on the policy development process and gives exposure to a variety of policy areas. It allows participants to create strong networks across the government and has a very strong alumni network.
Since this is RFD, I am sure people will be wondering about the salary. For the first year, it is about $60K (EC-3), the second year is about $65K (EC-4) and then $77K (EC-5) after you graduate. Graduates typically become EC-6’s (around 88K) within two years of graduation.
For anyone who is finishing or has just finished a Master’s degree and is interested in working for the federal government, I’d encourage you to look into the program.
I’m happy to answer any questions on this thread, but please do not PM me. I just want to make sure everyone has equal access to information.
More information about the program: https://apap.gc.ca/about-the-apap/127
Requirements to be eligible: https://apap.gc.ca/for-applicants/133