Working at OSFI


If you thrive on challenges you will find them at OSFI, an independent agency of the Government of Canada responsible for regulating and supervising all federally registered Canadian financial institutions. OSFI also monitors federally regulated private pension plans and provides actuarial advice to the Government of Canada. Our primary responsibility is to protect the rights and interests of policyholders, depositors and pension plan members, and to contribute to public confidence in Canada's financial system.

Financial institutions, their products and the global economy are in a constant state of flux. Today, when money moves at the speed of light, risk management must be re-evaluated on an ongoing basis. That's our job – and having the right people assessing those risks, in our offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, is essential.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q. How can I find out about employment opportunities at OSFI?

    A. All employment opportunities are posted on our website. Check the site periodically to see if there are positions of interest to you. You can also subscribe to receive employment notifications (see Email Notifications).

  2. Q. I am about to graduate from university. Does OSFI have special employment programs for recent graduates?

    A. OSFI's Regulatory Officer Development Program (RODP) and its Career Management Program (CMP) are designed for recent graduates. Vacancies for the CMP and RODP programs are filled as needed. The requirements for each position are specified in an employment opportunities posting on our website. You can subscribe to receive employment notifications (see Email Notifications).

  3. Q. I am looking for a summer job. Does OSFI hire summer students?

    A. OSFI seeks its summer students from the Public Service Commission's national inventory of full-time students under the terms of the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). We recommend that you register with that program to be eligible for possible OSFI openings or for other summer student opportunities with the Government of Canada.

  4. Q. I am thinking about applying for a co-op program. Does OSFI hire co-op students?

    A. The Post-secondary Co-operative Education and Internship Program (CO-OP/Internship) enables students to get hands-on experience with federal organizations in their fields of study. Note that students cannot apply directly to OSFI for a CO-OP/Internship work placement. You should register with your school's on-campus CO-OP/Internship program and monitor campus notice boards.