Deloitte Canada’s Bloom Scholarship Programs
We are committed to building an inclusive culture in everything we do, and to help develop future leaders in Canada. As part of this commitment our annual scholarship programs focus on addressing systemic barriers and inequities. Through our Bloom scholarship programs, we aim to support and empower students from equity-deserving groups in our communities while providing them with opportunities to explore their potential and begin a flourishing career in an award-winning culture, recognized for fostering inclusion.
Students with Disabilities Scholarship
Deloitte is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for persons with diverse abilities. We provide support and accommodations to all of our people based on their needs. This could include adaptive technology, a modified work-from-home configuration, the flexibility of working hours, and other resources. We aim to build a better future for all by not only accelerating access to knowledge but also by removing barriers that prevent people from accessing opportunities. That’s why our AccessAbility Action Plan is so important. It reaffirms our commitment to creating a safe, welcoming, and accessible environment at Deloitte for people with disabilities, through action.
Our Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is now open to current students, with applications closing on March 12, 2023. Selected students will be awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship towards school expenses and the opportunity to complete a work term at one of our Canadian offices within the next year!
To be eligible for Deloitte Canada’s Students with Disabilities Scholarship, you must:
- Self-identify as a person with disabilities (any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment – or a functional limitation – whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person’s full and equal participation in society)
- Be eligible to work in Canada
- Be enrolled in post-secondary education in Canada (full-time or part-time)
- Currently be in your first, second, or third-year of a diploma, undergraduate, or graduate program
- Be interested in completing a work term at Deloitte in fall 2023, winter 2024, summer 2024, or beyond
Bring your potential to life at Deloitte!
To be considered, you must submit your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript in ONE PDF document here. Apply by March 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 begin filling out the initial application found HERE.
Please be prepared to submit:
- Cover letter
- Unofficial transcript
Step 2: Virtual interview
- Once your application has been submitted, your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
- This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better, as well as for you to get to know us.
Step 3: 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 by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 12, 2023, and all applications must be submitted through our portal here.
3. If I am selected for a virtual interview, what can I expect?
The interview format will vary depending on the position for which you are being considered. This may include a combination of behavioural and/or case interviews. Some roles may also require you to complete an online assessment.
During the interview, we want to understand your background, and how Deloitte fits with your goals. We want to hear about your objectives, your involvement in your community and your extracurricular activities.
4. When can I expect to find out if I am selected for an interview?
Selected applicants will be contacted between late March to early April of 2023.
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?
Our proposed internship term is four months, with the opportunity for eight or 12-month terms 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.
At Deloitte Canada, we work flexibly. We have a hybrid model that creates flexibility for our people to work virtually and/or on-site based on the nature of the work to be done and the norms set within our collective teams. Once you start your work term with us, you will be able to engage in conversations with your direct managers and teams to decide on a working arrangement that best suits you.
1. What kind of expenses are expected to be offset by the scholarship funds?
This scholarship was created to support students with disabilities in their studies, while also providing them with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in their field. We understand that there are multiple expenses faced by undergraduate students, from tuition fees to food, travel, and accommodation. Therefore, we are not limiting the expenses eligible for our 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?
Students selected 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 in order to receive the scholarship funds?
To receive your scholarship, you will need to provide:
- Signed offer letter
- One identity document with photo (passport, driving license, status card, etc.)
- Proof of residence
- Void cheque or direct deposit slip
- Completed provincial and federal tax forms
- Your email address
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