Post-Secondary Recruitment

Launch or advance your career by applying to federal public service opportunities for college and university graduates in a broad range of fields in departments across the country.

It’s official! The Government of Canada’s biggest post-secondary recruitment campaign is ongoing! You have until October 23, 2019, to apply to most of the job opportunities.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you have a college diploma or university degree, or will have one soon.

If you graduated outside Canada

You are eligible to apply if you graduated outside Canada, just make sure you have your Education Equivalency before the testing period starts

If you are not a Canadian citizen

If you’re a non-Canadian citizen living in Canada, you are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to Canadian veterans and citizens who meet the job opportunity requirements.

How to maximize your opportunities

Post-Secondary Recruitment offers you different ways to join the federal public service:

  • apply to inventories
  • apply to specific job opportunities

Apply to inventories

Increase your chances of being matched to job opportunities! If you’re placed in any of the inventories below, hiring managers from over 200 federal organizations will have access to your candidate profile, year-round, whenever they look to staff. Apply today!

Post-Secondary Recruitment opportunities and inventories
Inventories Location Minimum education required Closing date Apply
Administrative services Various locations across Canada College diploma Ongoing Apply Now
Analysts (policy, economics and social sciences) Various locations across Canada Bachelor's degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Careers in communications Various locations across Canada Bachelor's degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Human Resources Partners Various locations across Canada Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Project management, procurement and contracting Various locations across Canada College diploma October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Careers in information management and information technology (IM/IT) Various locations across Canada College diploma October 23, 2019 Apply Now

Apply to specific job opportunities

Apply to job opportunities offered by individual organizations

Ottawa, OntarioOttawa, OntarioPost-Secondary Recruitment opportunities and inventories
Department/Agency Job opportunities Group and Level Location Minimum education required Closing date Apply
Agriculture and Agri-Food Commerce officer CO-DEV Ottawa, Ontario Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Agriculture and Agri-Food Economics and Social Science Services Development Program EC-2

Edmonton, Alberta Winnipeg, Manitoba
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Guelph, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario
Regina, Saskatchewan

Bachelor's degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Analyst CO-1 Gatineau, Quebec Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Global Affairs Canada Foreign Service Officer FS-1 Ottawa, Ontario Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Health Canada on behalf of various departments Junior Access to Information and Privacy Analyst PM-1

Ottawa, Ontario
Gatineau, Quebec

Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Canada School of Public Service Advanced Policy Analyst Program EC-3

Ottawa, Ontario
Gatineau, Quebec

Master's degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Foreign Service Development Program FS-1 Ottawa, Ontario Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Public Prosecution Service of Canada Legal Assistant CR-5 Ottawa, Halifax, St-Johns, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Whitehorse, Toronto, Brampton, London, Newmarket, Kitchener, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Yellowknife College diploma October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Statistics Canada Mathematical Statistician MA-2 Ottawa, Ontario Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Treasury Board Secretariat Financial Officer Recruitment and Development (FORD) program FI-1

Ottawa, Ontario
Gatineau, Quebec and various locations across Canada

Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Treasury Board Secretariat

Analyst ─ We're hiring Indigenous talent!

EC-2 Ottawa, Ontario Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now
Public Service Commission of Canada Second Language Assessors (French language) ED-EDS-01 Gatineau, Quebec Bachelor’s degree October 23, 2019 Apply Now

What to expect when you apply

After you’ve applied, be sure to check your GC Jobs account for updates on your application status to see whether you’ve been included in an inventory or referred to a department. Initially, you will not receive any emails about your status, but if you are selected for further consideration, you’ll be contacted by the hiring manager.

Application status – explanation of terms

Results Available: The date when you will be able to view the initial status of your application.

Included in Inventory: This is a confirmation that your application was received and registered in the system. This status does not mean that you successfully passed the required tests.

Referred: This is a confirmation that your application has been forwarded to a hiring organization. The hiring department or agency will contact you to inform you of the next steps in the assessment process, if you are selected for further consideration.

Cancelled: Occasionally, a hiring department or agency may choose to cancel a job opportunity based on staffing needs.

Most opportunities require you to write the Public Service Entrance Exam. You’ll only have to write it once during the campaign. You may also be invited to write other exams and to participate in an interview. For the administrative services inventory, you will need to complete a test as part of the application process.

Assessment accommodation

If you have functional limitations related to a disability and require accommodation, you will receive instructions on how to make a request if you are invited to write an exam.

For more information on accommodation, please visit the Assessment accommodation website.

What you need to know about Post-Secondary Recruitment testing

Public Service Entrance Exam

When you apply to a job opportunity or inventory, you may receive an electronic invitation to write the Public Service Entrance Exam. This exam includes 2 parts: an online, unsupervised test, as well as an in-person, supervised test. You’ll only need to write this exam once and the results will apply to any and all opportunities you apply to for the current campaign.


Public Service Entrance Exam Unsupervised Test (PSEE 370)

This online test is the first part of the entrance exam. It includes a reasoning test, and may include a judgement test.


Public Service Entrance Exam Supervised Test (PSEE 371)

If you pass the unsupervised test, you will be invited to register for this supervised, in-person test. It includes a reasoning test, and a judgement test. It takes 3 hours, including 30 minutes of administration time. No breaks are scheduled.

Note that it can take 6 weeks for your results to be posted to your GC Jobs account. Check your account regularly for your results. If you don’t receive your test results within the 6 weeks following the supervised test, send us an email.

Test locations

This test is administered in the following locations on dates that will be specified in your invitation email. Please note that test locations could change and be limited throughout the year.

  • British Columbia: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George
  • Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg
  • Ontario: Toronto, London, Kingston, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
  • Quebec: Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski, Sherbrooke
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: St. John's
  • New Brunswick: Moncton, Fredericton
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax
  • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
  • Yukon: Whitehorse
  • Nunavut: Iqaluit
Exams for administrative positions

If you are applying to the administrative services inventory you’ll need to complete an online test — the Unsupervised Internet Test of Cognitive Ability – Level 1 as part of your application. If you are selected for further consideration, you may be asked to write the General Competency Test Level 2. If you require accommodation as part of the online test, you will be prompted to indicate it. If you do, an agent will be in touch shortly.


Unsupervised Internet Test of Cognitive Ability – Level 1 (UIT CA1 208)

This test assesses your general reasoning skills for administrative support positions and similar work in the federal public service. It takes one hour to complete.


General Competency Test Level 2 (GCT 2-314)

This test is used to assess an individual's general cognitive ability – the ability to use reasoning skills to solve problems required for officer level positions. The test takes about 2 1/2 hours to write, including time for administrative purposes.

Test locations

This test is administered in the following locations on dates that will be specified in your invitation email. Please note that test locations could change and be limited throughout the year.

  • British Columbia: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George
  • Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg
  • Ontario: Toronto, London, Kingston, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
  • Quebec: Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski, Sherbrooke
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: St. John's
  • New Brunswick: Moncton, Fredericton
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax
  • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
  • Yukon: Whitehorse
  • Nunavut: Iqaluit

Wondering how you can provide detailed and concrete examples on how you meet experience qualifications? You don’t have to use it, but the STAR method could help!

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong to. Some hiring organizations, based on their needs, may limit the selection of candidates to members of these designated groups.

Eliminate the stress and try out the self-assessment tests for written expression and reading comprehension in your second language before you take the official tests.

  • STAR
    S

    Situation

    Describe the situation

    T

    Task

    Give details on what you had to do

    A

    Action

    Give details on actions you have taken

    R

    Result

    Describe the result of the situation

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