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Federal Government Career Networking Trip 2020


In Collaboration with McGill Alumni Association, CaPS, & PGSS:

Interested in exploring career opportunities within the federal government? Please join us for our 6th annual federal government career tour, where you will have the opportunity to hear about career paths in the public sector, and network with hiring managers. This will be an exclusive opportunity to network with government officials. Special emphasis will be placed on public service renewal and the programs geared towards student employment. To be eligible to participate you must be a current PGSS or SSMU student.

Note that a maximum of 40 seats are available (20 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students).



Wednesday, January 22 - Friday, January 24, 2020

Destination Ottawa


Holiday Inn- Ottawa Downtown Parliament Hill
Departure From Thomson House Wednesday, January 22rd at 6:30 pm
Return To Montreal, Friday, January 24th at approximately at 8:00 pm

Schedule of meetings with Federal Government Departments providing an overview of their programs and policies (subject to change)

  • Coming soon

Your trip includes

  • 2 nights, all meeting arrangements and transportation by deluxe coach bus. All taxes included.
  • Meetings with Federal government departments providing an overview of their programs and policies.
  • Networking cocktail event with McGill Alumni at the Holiday Inn (Jan 23, 6:00-8:00pm)
  • An exclusive CV & Networking workshop delivered by CaPS
  • A follow-up workshop delivered by CaPS from date/time TBA at Thomson House.

Meeting Schedule:

  • January 13th (evening) CV workshop and logistics: Thomson House, Room 406, 5:00-7:30 pm

**You are responsible for finding other people to share your room. PGSS can help, but we are not responsible if you are unable to fill your room; you will have to pay the full price.

You have the option of paying just for the bus and event, while finding accommodation with family/friends in Ottawa.**

Space limited, register early!!
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner not included.
Please note: For double occupancy, there are 2 queen size beds in the room

For more information contact: studentlife.pgss [at]

For the "cash or cheque in person" payment is due before December 20th, 2020, 5:00pm. Registration for hotel rooms closes December 20th, 2020.

Please note that there is no option without the transportation cost included to ensure the bus cost is accessible, if you choose to meet the group in Ottawa please let us know, you will still need to pay your portion.

Schedule of meetings with Federal Government Departments providing an overview of their programs and policies (subject to change)

Participants will be visiting:

- Transport Canada - Thursday, January 23 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Global Affairs Canada - Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Friday, January 24 from 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

- Natural Resources Canada - Friday, January 24 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sponsored by University Advanced.  Networking Event to meet with McGill Alumni taking place on the evening of Thursday, January 23rd. 


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