Public service hiring guides

Use the Public Service Commission’s staffing and assessment guides and tools

Services and information

Appointment processes: how to conduct interviews

Learn how to design and conduct structured interviews for an appointment process.

Structured reference checks

Learn how to develop and conduct a structured reference check.

Guide for Assessing Persons with Disabilities

Learn how to implement accommodation measures to assess persons with disabilities.

Eligibility for job opportunities in federal organizations

Find out about the possibilities for employees to participate in internal employment processes.

Workforce Adjustment for federal employees

Consult information to help manage workforce adjustment situations.

Enhance fairness and reduce bias in your assessment tools

Learn how the Fairness Review Checklist can help you support inclusion and diversity in your organization.

Selection of employees for retention or lay off

Learn to assess employees for retention or layoff in a Workforce adjustment situation.

Public Service Official Languages Exclusion Approval Order

Familiarize yourself with the Public Service Official Languages Exclusion Approval Order.

Testing in the Public Service of Canada

Consult the standards for developing and using tests for appointment in the public service.

Best Practices for Unsupervised Testing

See how to administer unsupervised tests to protect the merit and fairness of assessment in staffing.

Workforce Adjustment for executives

Find information to help manage the career transition of executives.

Fair assessment in a diverse workplace

Read guidelines on fair assessment to remove barriers for Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities.

Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation

Obtain information on the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation self-declaration form to apply for jobs.

Self-Declaration Information

Learn how to use self-declaration information for self-identification purposes.

Best practices for using group assessments for selection

Learn about group assessments and how other organizations are using them for selection.

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