Required documentation

In many cases, a simple form filled out by the candidate is sufficient. The Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) sends the form to human resources (HR) after receiving the request. HR then forwards the form to the candidate and ensures that it is completed and returned to us.

Candidates who suffer from a non-evident or complex condition may be asked to provide us with a form filled out by a healthcare professional (most often a physician). Here are a few examples of conditions for which such a form will likely be required:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity)
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • traumatic brain injury
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • chronic pain

Candidates with learning disorders need to provide us with a valid psycho-educational report made by a licensed psychologist. They must have been at least 18 years old at the time of their assessment. If a candidate does not have such a report, they will need to be assessed by a licensed psychologist. Please note that in order to be considered valid, these assessments must meet our standards for psycho-educational reports.

For non-PSC tests, along with documentation regarding the candidate’s needs, the following documents are always requested from the HR advisor:

  • Statement of Merit Criteria
  • work description
  • service request form
  • short questionnaire about the test and what it measures
  • copy of the test
  • in some instances, a copy of the scoring grid of the test

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