There are a number of recruitment steps to go through to be successful in your Federal Government of Canada job application.
Process of Applying for Government of Canada Job Vacancies
Getting a Canadian federal public service job includes several steps in the recruitment process. Here’s what you have to complete for a better chance to get government jobs in Canada (though not necessarily in this order):
- Search for suitable job vacancies and apply for
- Check your Government of Canada (GC Jobs) account to see if you have been screened in
- Attend a written exam or test, or attend an interview if required
- Provide references to the HR manager and go through security screening
- Regularly check your GC Jobs profile/email to get recruitment updates on the process
After applying for a position, if you’re screened in, you may be requested to attend a written test or series of tests. Else, you may also be invited to attend an interview.
Let the HR personnel inviting you to the test or interview know, as soon as possible, if you think assessment accommodation measures could make written tests or interviews more accessible to you.
Required Qualification for Applying Government of Canada Jobs
Assuming you have gone over the full job posting in detail, it is now time to break it down and go through each stage one at a time. In order to begin, you must first determine what the essential qualities are and determine whether or not you meet them.
Moreover, if you do meet them, you must demonstrate in your resume and/or cover letter how you met their expectations.
The Essential Qualifications are the bare minimum requirements for applying for the position. This is the section where you will tailor your resume and/or cover letter to a specific audience.
If your resume does not demonstrate that you meet all of the requirements, it will be discarded from further consideration.
A section titled Asset Qualifications or Other Qualifications may also be included in the document.
This will include any schooling and/or work experience that would be beneficial, but not absolutely necessary, to be qualified for the position. It is essential that you include any relevant assets in your application if you do in fact hold them.
Let’s take this a step further and break it down. What are the two most important qualifications that everyone should have?
This education section will explicitly define the minimal level of education required for this position. It could be a high school diploma, or it could be a degree in a relevant sector such as business, technology, or a combination of these things.
It is possible to have a combination of education and experience, according to the statement. No matter what it is, make sure to put it in your resume/cover letter where it will be easily visible and understood.
If you have a bachelor’s degree and the required minimum education is high school, you should provide your high school diploma.
Having a degree may seem like a given, but don’t leave any room for dispute about whether or not you have completed your high school education. Include the high school in your calculations.
- This is the type of experience that the hiring manager has determined is necessary for you to be successful in this position. The quantity of experience provisions included in a contract is entirely dependent on the employment. You must meet each and every one of them, no matter how many there are. If you are unable to demonstrate your experience, your resume will be discarded from consideration. It’s also important to pay attention to the language used in the experience statements. It’s possible that adjectives like “recent” and “significant” will be included in the phrasing. You should describe recent and recent past with something like:
- “Recent is defined as occurring within the last five years.”
- “It is considered significant if it has been in effect for at least three consecutive years.”
- If the job posting specifies that you must have recent and significant experience, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you meet those requirements. In your professional experience, you must provide dates that show how long you have been performing those functions so that the person reviewing your resume can clearly see that you have been performing the role within the last five years and have done so for a period of three or more years. Moreover, if they require the relevant experience to be stated in a cover letter, you must make certain that your paragraphs include the length of time you have spent doing a particular function.