Register for Careers at the CRA

About the candidate profile

You need a candidate profile to login to the CRA's Careers site to apply for job opportunities at the CRA. Once you have registered and have completed your candidate profile, you will be able to apply for CRA jobs from anywhere with Internet access.

Special note for current CRA employees and students:

Your registration can only be completed from a computer connected to the CRA network (or Secure Remote Access, if you telework). Enter your first and last name exactly as they appear on the Display Personal Data page of your Employee Self-Service portal. Once registered, you can access your candidate profile from anywhere with Internet access.

Creating your candidate profile

Once you have registered for the candidate profile, you will be directed to the Careers dashboard screen. A message will be displayed indicating your candidate profile is incomplete.

To complete your candidate profile:

There is a 14-minute time limit to complete steps 1 through 6. If you have not created your candidate profile within 14 minutes, the system will timeout and you will lose your progress.

Click on Candidate profile to access the page and click Start process.

Step 1 – enter your personal data.

Step 2 – enter your contact information.

Step 3 – enter your email preferences:

  • Your email address will be the main point of contact where we will send you messages and notifications.

Step 4 – enter your education information: 

  • Note: To prevent a system timeout, you may wish to leave this section blank and update it after you have completed your profile.
  • You may list up to 20 education factors, and there is a maximum of 3 MB of space for all education-related attachments. 

Step 5 – enter your work experience:

  • Note: To prevent a system timeout, you may wish to leave this section blank and update it after you have completed your profile.

Step 6 – release your profile: 

  • If you want your profile to be viewed by all hiring managers in accordance with the Data Privacy Statement, click "Yes, release my profile".
  • If you want your profile to be viewed only by hiring managers associated with a job application you submit, do not click "Yes, release my profile".

A message will appear, indicating that the process is complete. You can now search for opportunities, create specific search queries, and set up job alerts.

How to login to your candidate profile 

  1. At the bottom of the Canada.gc.ca page, click on Departments and agencies, choose Canada Revenue Agency, and at the bottom of our webpage, click on Careers at the CRA.
  2. Under the heading, Most requested, click Login or register.
  3. Click CRA login.
  4. Enter your CRA user ID and password and click Login.  

Information for CRA employees and students about email communication:

You can list two email addresses in your candidate profile, but only one can be active. To add a second email address, go to the Contact Information section of your profile. To indicate your active email address, go to Preferences. All staffing-related correspondence is sent to your active email address. If you do not activate an alternate email address before leaving the CRA, you will not be able to recover your candidate profile because the recovery confirmation number is sent only to your active email address, which, if left as your CRA address, will be inaccessible once you have temporarily or permanently left.

Information for new CRA employees or students:

We will change the registration of your candidate profile to that of "Current CRA employee or CRA student" as part of the hiring process.

Do not create a second profile.

Information for employees leaving the CRA:

We will change the registration of your candidate profile from that of "Current CRA employee or CRA student" to "General public" as part of the departure process.

Do not create a second profile.

When we change the registration of your profile: 

  • The changeover may take two weeks
  • After the changeover, your profile will indicate "Candidate profile incomplete"
  • Previously-entered information will remain in your profile, but you will need to review and/or update the following information:
    • language preferences for interviews and written exams
    • correspondence preference
    • release/not release your profile. 
  • After you have reviewed your profile and saved any changes to your information, you will be able to use your profile to apply for jobs.

CRA Job Opportunities Helpdesk

If you have questions about your candidate profile, fill out the web form on the CRA Job Opportunities Helpdesk or call toll-free on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) at:
o    1-800-571-7150
o    TTY at 1-800-465-7735

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