[ID:0706] With approximately 900,000 people working in federal and provincial governments (including 94,000 military personnel), the public sector is the largest employer of Canadians. Many government departments and agencies are engaged in international work; and there are career opportunities in both the federal and provincial governments, although precise numbers are difficult to determine.
While the majority of internationally-oriented programs are with the federal government, provincial governments also conduct some ongoing international activities, especially in the fields of tourism, trade and investment promotion.
Even large municipalities sometimes offer international positions related to specific projects and activities, such as twinned cities, international conferences and major cultural or sporting events. Application procedures and eligibility for such positions differ depending on the jurisdiction, so take the time to investigate each one in detail.
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