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.

Choose from 6 inventories and 11 job opportunities during our Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign, from October 2 to 24, 2018. Check back throughout the year for ongoing inventories.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you have a college diploma or university degree, or will have one at the end of the spring semester.

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.

Apply to job opportunities and inventories

You can apply to job opportunities offered by individual departments during the campaign.

You can also apply to inventories — pools of candidates open to many departments — and be matched with managers looking for your skillset and experience. All inventories are open during the campaign, and a few are open year-round.

Post-Secondary Recruitment opportunities and inventories
Positions Department/agency Type of offer Minimum education required Closing date Apply
Technical fields, labour and trades Various Inventory College Ongoing Apply Now
Sciences, nursing and engineering Various Inventory Bachelor's degree Ongoing Apply Now
Policy, Economics and Social Sciences Various Inventory Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Human resources Various Inventory Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Administrative services Various Inventory College or Bachelor's degree Ongoing Apply Now
Information management and information technology Various Inventory College 2018-11-19 Apply Now
Commerce Officers Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Medical Adjudicator (Nurse) Employment and Social Development Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Analyst Statistics Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Advanced Policy Analyst Program (APAP) Health Canada on behalf of government organizations Job opportunity Master’s degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Intern Officer Public Service and Procurement Canada Job opportunity College Applied degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Mathematical Statistician Statistics Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Financial Officer (FORD) Treasury Board of Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Internal Auditor (IARD) Treasury Board of Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Policy and Program Analyst Treasury Board of Canada Job opportunity Juris Doctor OR Master’s degree 2018-10-24 Apply Now
Psychologist Public Service Commission of Canada Job opportunity Doctorate 2019-06-28 Apply Now
Second Language Assessor (French) Public Service Commission of Canada Job opportunity Bachelor's degree 2018-10-31 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 throughout the year.

  • in Nunavut: Iqaluit
  • in the Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
  • in Yukon: Whitehorse
  • in British Columbia: Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Abbotsford, Nanaimo and Victoria
  • in Alberta: Calgary and Edmonton
  • in Saskatchewan: Regina and Saskatoon
  • in Manitoba: Winnipeg
  • in Ontario: Kingston, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and London
  • in Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski and Gatineau
  • in the Maritimes: Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John’s, Moncton and Fredericton
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 throughout the year.

  • in Nunavut: Iqaluit
  • in the Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
  • in Yukon: Whitehorse
  • in British Columbia: Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Abbotsford, Nanaimo and Victoria
  • in Alberta: Calgary and Edmonton
  • in Saskatchewan: Regina and Saskatoon
  • in Manitoba: Winnipeg
  • in Ontario: Kingston, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and London
  • in Quebec: Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski and Gatineau
  • in the Maritimes: Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John’s, Moncton and Fredericton
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