Workplace experience

Give Receive Workplace Experience

Computers for Schools
also provides students and recent graduates with
paid, practical on-the-job experience in refurbishment centres across Canada.

A youth working with computer technology at a refurbishment centre.

The Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP) supports the Career Focus component of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

Computers for Schools has refurbishment centres in every province and territory except Nunavut.

TWEP helps young Canadians gain hands-on experience with information and communications technologies providing valuable work experience. Participants in this program will repair and refurbish computer equipment, sort and test computer software and prepare and package computers for shipment.


A man working in a Computers for Schools warehouse preparing computer equipment for shipment.

If you are interested in participating, you must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years old
  • a post-secondary student or recent graduate of college or university
  • a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • legally entitled to work in Canada, and
  • not currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits

Contact your local CFS representative to find out how to apply.

About the Computers for Schools program

Computers for Schools (CFS) refurbishes donated computers and distributes them to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations and Aboriginal communities across Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada leads this program for the federal government, working with provincial and territorial governments, not-for profit organizations as well as the private and volunteer sectors.

In Digital Canada 150, the Government's plan to guide Canada's digital future, the Government committed to ensuring that students have easy access to the digital tools they need to learn the skills for tomorrow. CFS is a key initiative that helps the Government deliver on this commitment.

Learn more about the program

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