Applying for Government of Canada jobs: What happens next

After you apply


Security clearance

All positions within the Government of Canada require a security status or clearance. In the final stages of a job process, if you don’t have the required security status or clearance, the hiring manager or HR advisor will launch the process, and you’ll receive forms to fill out. Some departments and agencies might require you to go through an enhanced security process.

There are 3 levels of security:

Criminal record check

This is a mandatory step under the security status/clearance process. All successful candidates are required to undergo a criminal record check (fingerprinting) through the department (or agency) before being hired. The hiring manager will contact you about this process.

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