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Deloitte Canada’s Bloom Scholarship Programs

We are committed to building an inclusive culture in everything we do and helping to develop future leaders in Canada. Our annual Bloom Scholarship Program focuses on addressing systemic barriers and inequities. Through this program, we aim to support and empower students from equity-deserving groups, while providing them with opportunities to explore their potential and get a head start on a thriving career in an award-winning culture, recognized for fostering inclusion.

Indigenous Student Scholarship

As part of Deloitte’s journey of reconciliation, we aim to foster meaningful and lasting relationships, working with Indigenous Peoples, clients, and communities from coast to coast to coast as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan. An important part of this journey is breaking down barriers for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students, and increasing access to education and employment opportunities. To help drive meaningful change, we have launched our Indigenous Student Scholarship, as part of our Bloom Scholarship Program.

Applications are open to students from across Canada who identify as members of an Indigenous community, with applications closing on Friday, January 19, 2024. Selected students will be awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship and the opportunity to complete a paid work term at one of our Canadian offices within the year.

Applications for the Deloitte Canada Indigenous Student Scholarship are open to students who:

  • Are eligible to work in Canada
  • Identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis) in Canada
  • Are enrolled in post-secondary education in Canada (full time or part time)
  • Are currently completing a diploma, undergraduate, or graduate program and graduating in 2025 or beyond
  • Are interested in completing a work term at Deloitte in summer 2024 or fall 2024

Bring your potential to life at Deloitte!

Apply today!

To be considered, you must submit your letter of intent, resume, and unofficial transcript in ONE PDF document here. Apply by Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at studentscholarship@deloitte.ca.

The application process

1. What does the application process entail?

Step 1: Written application

If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, we welcome you to fill out the initial application here.

Please be prepared to submit the following documents in ONE PDF:

  • A letter of intent answering the following question: How would this scholarship and work term impact your professional and personal journey? (500 words maximum)
  • Your resume/CV
  • An unofficial transcript

Step 2: Indigenous connect

  • Should you be successful in the initial screening process, you will be contacted to participate in an Indigenous connect
  • This is an opportunity for you to meet with a member of the Indigenous community from Deloitte and ask any questions

Step 3: Virtual interviews and assessments

  • If you are selected, you will be contacted to arrange an interview
  • You can expect to complete a behavioural interview, in addition to a case-based assessment if required by the business area you are interviewing with—you can also expect to meet with two team members from the business
  • This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to get to know us

Step 4: Recipient selection

  • Successful applicants will receive a verbal offer followed by a written contract
  • We encourage you to closely review your offer and ask questions throughout the process

Prior to your start date you will receive access to Deloitte equipment, resources, and onboarding information to prepare you for your first day.

2. When are applications due?

Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, January 19, 2024, and must be submitted through our portal here.

3. What should I expect in the Indigenous connect?

Successful candidates through the Indigenous Student Scholarship will have the opportunity to join the vast Indigenous community here at Deloitte. Together, they celebrate their rich and diverse heritage with community events and dedicated employee groups, fostering cultural exchanges, connections, and mentorship. Recognizing the significance of community for Indigenous students pursuing co-op and internship roles, our selection process includes an Indigenous connect opportunity.

This unique experience allows you to connect with one of our Indigenous employees at the firm, gaining valuable insights into the Indigenous community at Deloitte. You will also learn about the exciting projects and initiatives we support to empower Indigenous communities and discover the distinctive benefits available to Indigenous employees. We look forward to showcasing the inclusive and supportive environment that makes Deloitte a fantastic place to grow both personally and professionally.

4. If I am selected for a virtual interview, what can I expect?

The interview format will vary depending on the position you are being considered for. This may include a behavioural interview and/or a case assessment. For some roles, an online assessment is also required.

During the interview, we want to understand your background and how Deloitte aligns with your goals. We want to hear about your objectives, your involvement in your community, and your extracurricular activities.

5. When can I expect to find out if I am selected for an interview?

Selected applicants will be contacted in early to mid-February 2024.

6. I will be working from my community reserve. Am I able to work tax-free?

Deloitte supports, and encourages, tax-exempt work opportunities if you meet all the qualifications to do so. For more information and to view if you qualify, see the Government of Canada website here.

Working at Deloitte

1. Do I have to be part of a Co-operative education (“Co-op”) program to apply?

No, we are accepting individuals from both Co-op programs and non-co-op programs. If you are part of a co-op program, your time at Deloitte may count towards a Co-op credit in your degree program. 

2. How long would the internship at Deloitte be?

The proposed work term is four months, with the possibility of an eight or 12-month term depending on student and business requirements.

3. Which Deloitte office would I work for?

We are looking for motivated, excited professionals from across the country.  You may view our office locations on our website. If you are selected for the program, a member of our team will discuss your options based on your location preference.

At Deloitte Canada, we prioritize work flexibility. We have a hybrid model that enables our people to make purposeful choices about how and where they work to support their personal well-being and drive the best outcomes for people, teams, and for clients. Once you start your work term with us, you will be able to engage with your direct managers and teams to decide on a working arrangement.

Scholarship details

1. What types of expenses can the scholarship funds be used for?

This scholarship was created to support Indigenous students in their studies, while also providing them with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in their field. We understand that students face various expenses, from tuition fees to food, travel, and accommodation. That’s why we do not limit the expenses eligible for this scholarship. Once received, the scholarship can be used at the sole discretion of the recipient.

2. If I am selected, when can I expect to receive the scholarship funds?

Selected students can expect to receive the scholarship in one installment prior to the start of their work term.

3. What information will I need to provide to receive the scholarship?

To receive your scholarship funds, you will need to provide:

  • The signed offer letter
  • A copy of one piece of photo identification (passport, driver’s licence, status card, etc.)
  • Proof of residence
  • A voided cheque or a direct deposit slip
  • Completed provincial and federal tax forms
  • Your email address

The artist’s biography:

The artwork featured on this page is inspired by the continuation of knowledge. Frogs are seen as figures that carry much wisdom and are often represented as communicators between our world and the spirit world. Wolves represent community and teamwork. Together they form a strong family unit, supporting and continuously learning from and teaching one another.

Atheana Picha is a Salish artist from the Kwantlen First Nation, and her grandmother was from Tsartlip. Atheana was given the name Nash’mene’ta’naht by Gerry Oleman from the St’at’imc First Nation, which translates to “Go-getter woman”. Born in Vancouver, she grew up and currently works out of Richmond, BC. She is an interdisciplinary artist, working mostly in two-dimensional media. Atheana is currently participating in two apprenticeships learning Salish wool weaving with Debra Sparrow from Musqueam, and learning silver engraving, wood carving, and tool making with Aaron Nelson-Moody. Her practice is grounded in learning more about Salish design through studying old pieces, observing nature, and learning from her elders and teachers.

Atheana studied Fine Art at Langara college for three years, with a focus on ceramics, intaglio printmaking, and wood carving. Then in 2021, she focused on screen printing and drawing. She is engaged with public art through her mural work throughout the Vancouver area since 2018, and more recently with banner and vinyl mural installations. Atheana is a two-time recipient of the YVR Art Foundation Emerging Artist scholarship, and has works in the collections at the Museum of Vancouver, Burnaby Art Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

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