How to request accommodation for a candidate
This section is intended for human resources (HR) specialists. Candidates are invited to consult this section instead: “How to request assessment accommodation”.
HR advisors who are not already familiar with the Assessment Accommodation Unit’s function should read The assessment accommodation process and the Roles and responsibilities sections of this website before submitting their request. They can also find more information in this FAQ.
HR is not required to contact the Public Service Commission (PSC) when accommodation is needed for a non-PSC test. They can determine the accommodation themselves, in collaboration with the candidate.
Human resources representatives should inform the Public Service Commission as soon as possible when assessment accommodation measures are required for Public Service Commission tests. For the Second Language Evaluation – Oral Language Assessment, please submit your request through the Second Language Evaluation-Scheduling System and indicate that an assessment accommodation is required.
To request accommodation for second language reading and writing tests administered in person at a PSC Test Centre, please submit your request through the Second Language Evaluation-Scheduling System and indicate that an assessment accommodation is required.
For all other PSC tests, you must place a request directly in the Assessment Accommodation Request System. This includes requests for:
- the unsupervised test of written expression for level B or C and the unsupervised test of reading comprehension for level B or C
- standard PSC second language evaluations for reading comprehension and written expression administered by the department or agency
For departmental tests (including alternative second language evaluations), you may request an assessment accommodation consultation with an expert (there is a fee for this service). These requests must also be made directly in the Assessment Accommodation Request System.
Proceed to your request
We will contact HR by email in the days following the submission of the request.
HR should make sure that they have all the following information before beginning to enter their request, since they will not be able to save it in the system:
- name of candidate
- type of disability or need
- test for which the candidate requires accommodation
Click here to access the Assessment Accommodation Request System
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