Guidelines: CANADA Government Jobs
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The federal public service employment site, Canada Government Jobs provides access to employment opportunities with the federal public service. The following is a guide to help job seekers understand the steps required to successfully apply for a job.
1. Where do I start?
Create a job account
By creating your account through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS), you will be able to access and modify your personal information, keep track of your current and past job applications, create an account to match jobs currently advertised, view the status of your applications and even view your scheduled tests or test results.
2. What jobs are available?
Start your job search
The jobs.gc.ca Web site allows you to search using either the Quick search tool or the Advanced search tool. You may search a wide range of job postings and identify the selections that best match your interests by using various criteria such as: job title, geographic location, organization, program, job category, salary and education level.
Vacant positions advertised will feature information about the position, including salary, geographic location, essential qualifications, merit criteria and other important messages.
The jobs.gc.ca Web site lists job advertisements for current employment opportunities through different recruitment programs. You may be eligible for one or more of the following:
Tip: Take advantage of the Job Alert e-mail notification system. You will receive e-mail notifications whenever a job opening matches your predefined criteria.
3. How do I submit an application?
Submit your application on-line
It is important to review the Who Can Apply section of each job advertisement to ensure that you are eligible.
Once you make your selection, you can apply and submit your application on-line or by other means, if indicated in the advertisement.
Steps for applying on-line:
What you should know about submitting your application:
4. I have submitted my application, now what?
Once the closing date in the job advertisment has passed, the following will take place:
Applications are reviewed and screened
All applications are pre-screened by the PSRS according to the Statement of Merit Criteria set out in the job advertisement.
An Assessment Board (usually made up of the hiring manager, one or two team members or other managers) reviews the pre-screened applications and retains the ones that meet all essential qualifications, as defined in the Statement of Merit Criteria.
You can view your account on jobs.gc.ca at any time to check the status of your job application(s).
5. What happens next?
Candidates are evaluated
Selected candidates are invited to an interview, a written test, or both.
Evaluation methods are chosen by the Assessment Board, based on the amount of information needed to assess candidates. Interviews and written tests are often used in combination with other methods such as skill tests, standard tests, reference checks, simulations, case studies, and / or presentations.
The Assessment Board determines the person(s) that best fit the requirements of the position. The asset qualifications may be used to determine which candidate (i.e. who meets all the essential qualifications) is the right fit for the job.
6. Is there anything else I need to know?
Visit the following links for information and suggestions on the following topics:
( Courtesy: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-eng.htm )