Information Communication Technology Graduate


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Closing Date 2020-03-25
Reference Number 19-968-06-031
Job Category Entry Level
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $61,380 - $74,670
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Term - 1 year
Language Requirement Various

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for Information Communication Technology Graduates who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique environment. Working in small teams, the ideal candidate will directly contribute to developing and delivering timely solutions in support of the CSIS mandate.

Successful candidates will benefit from a culture grounded in continuous learning where both current and new knowledge and skills will be developed, maintained and enhanced. In addition, you may be exposed to specialized security intelligence related technologies, systems and equipment.

Your post-secondary studies and real life experience (designing, testing, integrating, deploying, operating and maintaining a wide range of Technologies) will be applied and leveraged to support the collection, processing, storage & handling and safeguarding of the Service’s classified and unclassified information and secret intelligence.

Once you have established yourself at CSIS, your enterprise-wide exposure may lead you to experience both technical and non-technical roles that likely have never been an option in the private sector.

If you are up to the challenge and join one of our high performing teams, there is no doubt that your contributions to CSIS will have a meaningful and direct impact on our mission of helping to keep Canadians and Canada safe from security threats.


Candidates applying must be a graduate or within one (1) year of obtaining a university bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or a technologist diploma in an associated Technology or Engineering program as it relates to Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada

If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.


Upcoming and recent Technology or Engineering graduates will be considered for one of the following streams:

Communications Technology – Hardware:

  • Assist in the inspection, testing, and evaluation of newly acquired and existing electrical, electromechanical, electronic components and assemblies to ensure that they conform / perform to product specifications;
  • Assist in the assembly, configuration, installation, operation and maintain of electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment and systems (PTT radio, audiovisual systems, networks, micro electronic systems, telecommunications devices, systems and networks, wireless, computers and computer systems);
  • Gain valuable experience and technical knowledge by; playing an active role on small teams, benefitting from individual technical mentorship and receiving structured and “on the job” training;
  • Develop exposure to how communications technology supports and strengthens the organisation’s capabilities in fulfilling its mandate.

Communications Technology – Software:

  • Write, modify, integrate and test computer code /scripts for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software (UNIX, LINUX, Mac, OS, Windows and Virtualization);
  • Assist in the installation, integration, operation, testing, upgrading, and maintenance of computer based systems including mobile applications, operating systems, communications environments and application software;
  • Gain valuable experience and technical knowledge by; playing an active role on small teams, benefitting from individual technical mentorship and receiving structured and “on the job” training;
  • Develop exposure to how communications technology supports and strengthens the organisation’s capabilities in fulfilling its mandate.


  • Adaptability 
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Organizational Skills/Multitasking
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Analytical Skills 

Conditions of Employment

Not Applicable


Various language requirements: 

  • English Essential (EE/AE)
  • Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB) 
  • Bilingual Non-Imperative (BBB/BBB)

For bilingual imperative positions, offers will be made to qualified candidates who meet the linguistic requirements. For bilingual non-imperative positions, offers will be conditional upon meeting the linguistic requirements within two (2) years of appointment.

The positions are designated Computer Science (CS); therefore, the employee may be eligible for a terminable allowance of up to 4% of the annual salary.

Some relocation expenses may be reimbursed. 

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.



Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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