GC Jobs Transformation

Future of recruitment in the Government of Canada

The Public Service Commission is transforming the Government of Canada recruitment platform. Our current system is outdated and no longer serves the needs of job seekers, hiring managers and human resources professionals, particularly in a digital age.

We need a flexible, modern, inclusive and user-centric solution that attracts top talent to the Government of Canada now and in the future and that provides Canadians with an equal opportunity to apply to federal government jobs.

We’re listening

Work has already started. We consulted with 3 key users—job seekers, hiring managers, and human resources professionals. We now know that job seekers and hiring managers want a simplified, seamless and intuitive recruitment experience. We will continue this dialogue to gather all requirements to develop a solution that addresses all our recruitment needs. The active participation and involvement of all people involved is key to building a successful solution.

Because the recruitment system is part of an overall human resources continuum and that existing and future systems need to work with one another; we continue to work with our key partners and other recruitment initiatives to align our efforts.

We have reviewed lessons learned from previous enterprise-wide projects, and have integrated these in our project approach.

Our approach

The transformation of recruitment across the federal government will take place over several years and will use an iterative approach.

We will thoroughly test and pilot the new recruitment solution to make sure it is effective and reliable before we deploy it to departments and agencies.

The phases

Phase 0 – Pre-Project – (August 2018 - March 2019)

The pre-project phase is all about collecting information from job seekers, hiring managers, HR professionals and stakeholders on their needs with regard to recruitment. The active participation and involvement of all is key to building a successful solution. There are several key requirements that still need to be captured. PSC is continuing to have this dialogue in order to gather all information needed to develop a solution that addresses all the Public Service’s recruitment needs. An options analysis will be conducted to determine the best way forward, whether it is to buy, build or a combination of both.

Phase 1 – Contracting and Development – (April 2019 – March 2020)

In this phase, PSC may be requesting proposals from the IT industry for software solutions, depending on the option we land on in Phase 0. We will ensure that the solutions considered meet the core requirements that we can pilot test with select departments.

Phase 2 – Pilot Implementation – (September 2019 – March 2020)

In this phase, Pilot testing will be conducted with select departments. This is to ensure that we have a robust solution before we add new features.

Phase 3 – Deployment and Post Implementation – (April 2020 and onward)

With the last phase, PSC will have an inclusive, modern, user-centric and seamless digital recruiting solution. PSC will continue to solicit feedback on the new recruitment solution to continue to improve the user experience.

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