Find a Job in International Development provides all the necessary information about working for CIDA on a temporary or permanent basis as a federal public servant.
Students who work in federal government departments are recruited through the Federal Student Work Experience Program.
Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents authorized to work in Canada may apply for a job at CIDA in Canada. For information about working at a Canadian embassy, consulate, high commission, or trade office as locally engaged staff, visit the Canadian Offices Abroad.
If you represent a Canadian organization working to reduce poverty in developing countries, Working with CIDA lets you how to get funding from CIDA for your development project and directs you to other sources of funding for your projects.
CIDA does not provide direct funding to individuals or groups of individuals for projects or missions abroad.
If you represent a Canadian organization wanting to provide goods or services to help implement a CIDA project, visit the Working with CIDA to find out how to propose your goods and services to implement a CIDA project.
Consult the International Youth Internship Program for Canadian graduates 19 to 30 and the International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative for Aboriginal youth internship opportunities in developing countries.
CIDA does not provide direct funding to individuals to serve internships.
CIDA's Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program is for nationals from member countries of the International Organisation of La Francoponie that are eligible to receive official development assistance. The program enables them to study or receive training in Canada.
For more information about Government of Canada scholarships available to Canadian and foreign students, consult International Scholarships.
What can I do to help in a humanitarian crisis?
The best way to help is to donate money—not clothing, food, or other goods—to a recognized humanitarian organization.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's How Canadians Can Help page outlines contributions that Canadians can make. It also lists some of the experienced humanitarian organizations that can deliver assistance and accept donations from Canadians.
CIDA does not accept donations of any kind.
How does CIDA respond to humanitarian crises?
CIDA responds to conflicts and natural disasters in developing countries by providing timely, appropriate, and effective aid. For more information, visit CIDA's Humanitarian Response to Crises.
When, how, and why was CIDA established?
Mission and Mandate answers this question.
Who are CIDA's partners?
How much does CIDA spend on development assistance, and how is that money distributed?
Every year, CIDA publishes a report detailing the amounts allocated to each sector, continent, and country of focus: Development for Results 2010-2011: At the Heart of Canada's Efforts for a Better World.
The Statistical Report on International Assistance-Fiscal Year 2009-2010 also provides detailed financial data on development assistance.
In which countries is CIDA active?
CIDA delivers 80 percent of its bilateral aid to each country of focus.
Où nous travaillons provides information on these countries and on other countries and regions where CIDA is active.
How can we ensure Canada's aid is effective?
In 2009, the Government of Canada established a new aid effectiveness agenda to focus Canada's international assistance and make it more effective.
What results do CIDA's activities achieve?
Results: How CIDA Reports to Canadians directs you to various locations on CIDA's website where aid results are posted.
Increasing Transparency and Accountability Through Open Data also provides statistical data and other information about international assistance activities carried out by CIDA and Canada.
Where can I find more specific information on CIDA's projects?
Project Browser provides detailed information about each of CIDA's projects, including the country or countries concerned, the beneficiaries, the executing partner organization, financial contributions, targeted goals, and expected results.
Interactive maps of CIDA-funded projects provide similar information.
Increasing Transparency and Accountability Through Open Data provides statistical data and other information about international assistance activities carried out by CIDA and Canada.
How can I keep informed about the latest publications and updates on CIDA's website?
How can I make my children or my students more aware of international development issues?
Youth Zone contains information specifically aimed at young people, explaining the work being done to assist developing countries. Youth Zone also presents international assistance projects for home and classroom.
May I use the photographs that appear in CIDA's publications or on CIDA's website?
CIDA uses photographs for educational purposes only. It is strictly prohibited to use these photographs to promote commercial products or services.
The right to reproduce the photographs is protected by the policy governing the use of CIDA's photo library. If you use a photograph from CIDA's website, be sure that:
Manipulation or alteration of a photograph involving digital or other changes is prohibited without written authorization. It is important to respect the subject of the photograph, as well as the context in which it was taken.
CIDA is not responsible for the unauthorized use of photographs obtained from its photo library.