Post-Secondary Recruitment

Calling all college and university grads! The Post-Secondary Recruitment Program is an entry point to jobs in the federal public service, which have an impact on Canadians across the country.

The 2022 Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign is underway! Whether you’re just starting your career or looking for a change, you have until November 30, 2022, to apply to the job opportunities below.

Apply to inventories

Inventories (2022) Location Minimum education required Deadline Apply
Careers in Data Science
Public Service Commission of Canada for all government departments
Various locations across Canada University degree November 30, 2022
Careers in Epidemiology
Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada
Various locations across Canada University degree November 30, 2022
Careers in Procurement, Materiel Management and Real Property
Treasury Board of Canada for all government departments
Various locations across Canada College degree November 30, 2022

Eligibility

You’re eligible to apply if you have a college diploma or university degree, or will graduate by June 2023.

If you graduated outside Canada

You can apply if you graduated outside Canada; please ensure that you obtain your Canadian Education Equivalency.

If you’re not a Canadian citizen

If you live in Canada, but don’t have Canadian citizenship, you are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to Canadian veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who meet the job opportunity requirements.

What to expect when you apply

After you’ve applied, be sure to check your GC Jobs account for updates on your application status.

All communications concerning next steps will be by email. Given the large volume of applicants, the process could take some time. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Application status – Explanation of terms

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

Included in Inventory: This confirms that your application was received and registered in the system. However, it does not mean that you successfully passed the required tests.

Referred: This confirms that your application has been forwarded to a hiring department or agency. If you are selected for further assessment, they will contact you to explain the next steps in the assessment process.

Cancelled: A hiring department or agency may choose to cancel a job opportunity for various reasons.

Assessment accommodation

At every step of the process, from the application to the end of the assessment, you can request accommodation measures or adjustments, depending on the type of assessment. These measures can include: accessible environments, different formats, larger fonts, adaptive technology, extra time, individual testing and more. Accommodation measures are designed to remove barriers to ensure a fair assessment by allowing candidates to fully demonstrate their competencies.

To learn more about accommodation measures, please visit the Assessment accommodations website.

What you need to know about post-secondary recruitment testing

After applying, you may receive an invitation to write an online test or another type of assessment. These invitations will be emailed to you and will include a response deadline.


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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