Scholarship awards

A diverse and talented workforce

Canadians count on the Bank of Canada to think ahead, inspire confidence and include everyone. That’s why we:

  • challenge the status quo in pursuit of better answers
  • live up to our commitments and communicate transparently about our work
  • welcome and learn from people with diverse perspectives, knowledge and experiences
  • encourage students from diverse communities to further their education in fields related to the Bank’s work and offer them an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience

Scholarship Award for Post-Secondary Students

These Can$8,000 scholarships are awarded to assist students with disabilities, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, Francophone and those who identify as a member of a visible minority group or racialized group to help remove barriers to education and support greater diversity in our workforce.

In addition to the award, successful candidates may be offered a work opportunity at the Bank, with mentorship by a Bank employee.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be pursuing post-secondary studies (university or college)—either full-time or part-time—in a field related to the Bank’s work, including:
    • economics and finance: economics, computer science, mathematics or statistics, commerce or business administration with a finance major
    • administration and operations: financial services, administration and business, project management, human resources, accounting, communications and web development, internal audit, currency production, knowledge and information management, security
    • information technology and cyber security: software development, network engineering, solution architecture, project management, business analysis, cyber security
  • have an overall average grade of 70 percent or higher

Submit your application

You can submit your application online between January and March.

For Indigenous students
The Bank works with Indspire to manage the scholarship application process for Indigenous students. Visit its website to learn more.

Work opportunities

Successful recipients may have the option of a work placement (summer, term, internship) at the Bank’s Head Office, located in Ottawa, or at one of its regional offices in Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a scholarship award. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are considering applying, consult the full terms and conditions.

Master’s Scholarship Award for Women in Economics and Finance

The Bank values the contributions of women in economics and finance and awards scholarships to support women in these specializations. This award also:

  • promotes the pursuit of graduate studies in Economics and Finance among women at the undergraduate level or those who have completed an undergraduate degree
  • proactively contributes to building a gender-balanced talent pool for the economics and finance professions in central banking

These Can$10,000 scholarships are awarded to women specializing in economics and finance. In addition to the award, successful candidates may be offered a work opportunity, with mentorship by a Bank employee. They may also be able to attend a learning event at the Bank related to central banking, economics or finance (e.g., lecture, conference, networking event).

To be considered for one of these scholarships, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be in the final two years of an undergraduate program or have completed an undergraduate degree
  • plan to pursue a master’s degree in Economics or Finance
  • have an overall average grade of 70 percent or higher
Women currently enrolled in a master’s program in Economics or Finance are not eligible for this scholarship.

Submit your application

You can submit your application online between early September and mid-October.

Work opportunities

Successful recipients may have the option of a work placement (summer, term, internship) at the Bank’s Head Office, located in Ottawa, or at one of its regional offices in Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a scholarship award. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you are considering applying, consult the full terms and conditions.

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