Register for Careers at the CRA

About the Candidate profile service

As of December 7, 2015 you need a candidate profile to log in to the CRA's Careers site to apply to job opportunities at the CRA. Once you have registered, and have completed your candidate profile, you will be able to apply to CRA jobs from anywhere with internet access.

Special note for current CRA employees or students:

Your initial registration can only be done from a computer connected to the CRA network (or Secure Remote Access, if you work outside the office). You cannot register for the Careers candidate profile using a computer that is not connected to the CRA network. This registration is a one-time-only process. Once you have created your registration, you can then access your candidate profile using any device from any location. When registering, you must enter your first and last name exactly as they appear on the Display Personal Data page of your Employee Self-Service portal (ESS), otherwise you will receive an error.

How to register for the candidate profile service

  1. Go to the CRA web page
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Careers at the CRA
  3. Click on the Login / register button
  4. Click on the CRA register button
  5. Select either the Current CRA employee or CRA Student or General public or Federal public service employee radio button
  6. Read and accept the terms of our Data Privacy Statement
  7. Click on the Next button

On the next page complete the required fields:

  1. Your first name, last name, your primary email address, and repeat the entry of your email address
  2. Click on the Next button

On the next page, create your user ID and password. For more information, go to Registration process to access CRA login services - Candidate profile

Creating your candidate profile

Once you have registered for the Candidate profile service, you will be directed to the Careers dashboard screen. Note that an information message will be displayed indicating your candidate profile is incomplete as the required information has not been entered.

To complete the candidate profile, follow the steps:

From the Careers dashboard, click on Candidate profile. You will be brought to the Create candidate profile page.

Note: there is a 14-minute time limit to complete steps 1 through 7. If you have not completed the creation of your candidate profile within 14 minutes, the system will timeout, and you will lose your progress. In order to prevent this, you may wish to leave the Education and Work experience sections blank and update them once you have completed your profile.

Click Start process to begin.

  • Step 1 of 7 – enter you personal data:
  1. Select your Citizenship.
  2. Activate the I have read and accept the Data Privacy Statement checkbox.
  3. Click on the Next button. The Create profile: Step 2 of 7 – addresses window opens.
  4. Review the Primary address (pre-populated for CRA employees).
  5. If desired, click on the Add secondary address link to add a secondary address.
  • Step 2 of 7 - enter a secondary address if you wish:
  1. Enter your Street address 1.
  2. Enter your Street address 2, if applicable.
  3. Enter your City.
  4. Select your Province from the dropdown menu.
  5. Enter your Postal code.
  6. Click on the Save secondary address button. The Add address window closes. Click on the Next button.

Step 3 of 7 – enter your contact information:

  1. Enter your Email address (will be used to send message notifications when have new messages in your candidate profile. Pre-populated for CRA employees.).
  2. Enter a Telephone number.
  3. Enter a Telephone extension number.
  4. Enter your Fax number (optional).
  5. In the Secondary section, enter a secondary Email address (optional).
  6. Enter a secondary Telephone number (optional).
  7. Enter a secondary Telephone number extension (optional).
  8. Click on the Next button.

Step 4 of 7 – enter your preferences:

  1. Select the Correspondence email address by activating either the Primary or Secondary email address radio button (the selected email address tells the system where to send the new messages in your candidate profile notifications)
  2. Select your preferred Correspondence language.
  3. Select your preferred Interview language.
  4. Select your preferred Written exam language.
  5. Click on the Next button.

Step 5 of 7 – enter your education information:

Click on the Add education factor link.The Add education factor window opens.

  1. Enter the Educational institution or association (mandatory)
  2. Enter the Start date (mandatory) or click on the calendar icon to select a date from a calendar.
  3. Enter the End date (mandatory) or click on the calendar icon to select a date from a calendar.
  4. Select the Educational level (mandatory)
  5. Select the Academic level (mandatory)
  6. Indicate whether the level is completed from the Academic level completed? field by selecting either the Yes or No radio button (mandatory)
  7. Select the Area of study (mandatory)
  8. Enter the Field of study 2 (mandatory)
  9. Enter the Field of study 3 (mandatory)
  10. Enter a Description, if desired.
  11. Click on the Save and add attachments button to attach a scanned degree or transcript etc.:
    1. Click on the Browse... button to locate and select a file.
    2. Click on the upload button.
    3. Click on the I'm finished managing education attachments button to close the window and return to the Education window.

Click on the Save education factor button if you do not need to attach any documents.

  1. The new Education factor appears in the table.
  2. Click on the Next button.

Step 6 of 7 – enter your work experience:

Click on the Add work experience factor link. The Add work experience factor window opens.

  1. Enter the Employer.
  2. Enter the Job title (mandatory).
  3. Enter the Group and level, if applicable.
  4. Enter the Start date (mandatory) or click on the calendar icon to select the date from a calendar.
  5. Activate the Current check box if it is your current job.
  6. Enter the End date (mandatory) or click on the calendar icon to select the date from a calendar.
  7. Enter the Description of job experience (mandatory).
  8. Click on the Save work experience factor button to save and close the Add work experience factor window.
  9. The new work experience factor appears in the table.
  10. Click on the next button. 

Step 7 of 7 – release your profile:

  1. Activate the Yes, release my profile checkbox, if desired. Releasing your profile allows all hiring managers to view candidate profile information in accordance with the Data Privacy Statement. If you choose not to release your candidate profile information, it will be viewed by hiring managers associated with an application submission.
  2. Click on the Complete profile button. A message appears indicating that the process is complete

Once your candidate profile is complete, you can now search for opportunities, create specific search queries and set up job alerts.

How to login to the candidate profile service

  1. Go to the CRA web page
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Careers at the CRA
  3. Click on the Login / register button
  4. Click on CRA login
  5. Enter your CRA user ID and password and click on Login

CRA Job Opportunities Helpdesk

If you have questions about your candidate profile, please contact the CRA Job Opportunities Helpdesk:

  • complete the web form; or
  • you may call us toll-free on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time at:
    • 1-800-571-7150
    • TTY at 1-800-465-7735
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