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Learning path for students

Whatever your role and wherever you work within the federal public service, your work as a student contributes to improving the lives of Canadians. The following learning path is your reference to learning what you need to do to be your best.

Along the way, you will find a multitude of resources and learning opportunities to acquire the basic knowledge needed by all public servants. There are also a variety of tools to support your work in a virtual work environment.

You will learn about the fundamentals of the public service and the importance of your work.

To get started

New public servants must create an account with the School to complete and obtain the certificates for these courses.

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Mandatory training

The following courses are the first ones you should take. They are essential learning for all public service employees.

Recommended learning path

This learning path was created specifically to integrate students into the public service during COVID-19. Your organization may offer other training courses than these, so please discuss this first with your immediate supervisor.

Virtual workplace

Teleworking can reduce stress, increase work-life balance and help you meet performance expectations. Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic ensures a safe and healthy work environment. The following tools will support you in your virtual workplace.

Security and information management

As public servants, we are responsible for security in all its forms: physical and material security, the safe use of technology, and the proper management of information.

The courses listed below will help you better understand security requirements and your role and responsibilities.

Public service values

To better serve all Canadians, public servants must integrate the values of respect and inclusion into their work. They must also understand their rights and responsibilities related to official languages.

The following courses will help you participate in a healthy, respectful and inclusive workplace where differences, diversity and mental health issues are addressed with respect and compassion.

Wellness in the workplace

Your quality of life in the workplace has a direct impact on your motivation. It is important to be physically and mentally well at work.

In this section, you will find tools to help you take care of yourself and others.

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