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2021 Virtual Career Fair

This page is dedicated to participants in the 2021 Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) Virtual Career Fair.

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Career Fair overview

Congratulations! You have been invited to participate in the 2021 CSPS Career Fair, taking place this year from May 25 to May 28.

The CSPS, in partnership with several federal organizations, created a simple and streamlined application process to build a diverse inventory of candidates for immediate, casual contracts across government. The inventory will be used to fill unexpected vacancies. One of the main goals of this partnership is to give hiring managers the opportunity to meet talented new graduates from across Canada.

Casual contracts provide an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience, build your competencies and skill set, and be better equipped for future staffing processes.

The career fair is your opportunity to showcase your talents in the form of a three-minute "speed bio." Hiring managers are eager to hear all about you!

The event will begin with opening remarks from Taki Sarantakis, President of the Canada School of Public Service, along with other senior government officials from participating departments and agencies.

Then, you will be invited to log in to a breakout session (at a specific time) to present your three-minute speed bio to:

  • Representatives from participating organizations
  • CSPS moderators
  • Other participating candidates

You have the choice to present your bio in English or French.

Speed Bio instructions and tips

You have three minutes to talk about:

  • Your education
  • Your relevant work experience
  • Your interests
  • Your career aspirations

See below for a video of an example speed bio. Feel free to be creative, innovative and imaginative. This is your time to shine!

Jacob Taylor

Speed Bio - Jacob Taylor

The Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) is organizing a 2021 virtual career fair, in conjunction with other federal departments and agencies, to promote the hiring of Employment Equity (EE) groups to entry-level jobs across the Government of Canada.

Other important information

  • Please reply to the invitation email to confirm your participation.
  • Be on time for the opening remarks and to your breakroom session. Late arrivals to either event will be excluded from participating.
  • Use the full three minutes. Take advantage of this time to showcase your skill sets for hiring managers.
  • But don't exceed your allotted three minutes! It's only fair. Moderators will be timing the sessions and they will interrupt you if you go over. 
  • Keep your camera off and your microphone muted until it is your turn to present. Be professional throughout the process.
  • Although the sessions will not be interactive (hiring managers will not ask you questions and vice-versa), this is your chance to demonstrate your skills, abilities and work ethic, so have fun with it!
  • If you have a limitation that may impact your performance, feel free to request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please contact us at:

    All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Participating departments and agencies

The following federal government organizations will be participating:

Questions? Contact us!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at:


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