IT Graduates Recruitment


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Closing Date 2023-03-31
Reference Number 22-968-07-015
Job Category Entry Level
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range plus Allowance $79,142 - $96,268                             $70,042 - $85,215
Allowance This position is eligible for the Technology Market Modifier, which is valued at 7% of the basic annual salary ($73,970 - $89,970 and $65,460 - $79,640). The above includes the 7% Market Modifier.
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Term - 1 year
Language Requirement Various

Job Summary

We are seeking upcoming and recent graduates from Information Technology Programs who are interested in joining an organization that offers opportunities to work in a stimulating and challenging environment, where technology plays a crucial and strategic role.  

Our IT professionals are involved in creating or maintaining solutions, systems, platforms and tools, or skillfully integrating existing commercially off the shelf products, with the overall objective of protecting Canada and its citizens against terrorism, espionage and other threats to national security.

Joining CSIS will allow you the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the lives of Canadians as well as the lives of people in partnering countries by working with exceptionally talented people and mission critical technology. We are constantly breaking new ground with corporate and operational technology solutions whose impacts span across protecting Canada and its citizens against terrorism, espionage, and other threats to national security.  


Candidates applying must be a graduate or within one (1) year of obtaining a university bachelor’s degree or technologist designation in the field of Information Technology.

  • Computer science
  • Network Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
  • Electrical
  • Engineering  
  • Similar engineering disciplines

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

The educational program needs to be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada. If you completed a program outside of Canada, no problem we will work with you to obtain the required proof of Canadian equivalency.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


  • Undergraduate degree and one (1) year of relevant experience
  • Technologist diploma or Professional technologist equivalency designation and two (2) years of relevant experience
  • Underfill – no experience requirement

Underfill: Candidates who do not meet the required years of relevant experience will be considered as an underfill. All underfills will be required to meet the requirements noted below through achieving specific experience and objectives set in their training plan in order to subsequently be appointed to the full working level.

Upcoming and recent Information Technology graduates will be considered for one of following technology streams:

Software Development 

  • Develop complex software applications to meet demanding architectural standards
  • Liaise closely with business analysts and end users
  • Develop solutions that enable our partners to deliver on their activities
  • Support the full software delivery cycle
  • Build on your knowledge of development methodologies and techniques

IT Services

  • Work on IT projects and innovation initiatives to support the IT services provided to our internal clients and partners
  • Troubleshoot technical problems, deploy new systems, or implement business changes
  • Engage in a broad range of opportunities, ranging from networking and infrastructure technologies, client services delivery and change management  
  • Develop exposure to how IT supports and strengthens the organization’s capabilities in fulfilling its mandate


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

Conditions of Employment

The incumbent may be required to work flexible hours with short notice.

Flexibility is required in relation to the work schedule that may extend beyond core hours of work based on operational requirements.

Some positions may require hours of work that include working a rotational shift within a 24/7 work environment.


Various linguistic profiles:

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

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.


Information Technology Market Modifier designated positions; therefore, successful candidates will are eligible to the IT Market Modifier. For this position employees receive an additional Technology allowance of 7% above their salary.

Some relocation expenses may be reimbursed. 

A written exam may be administered as a screening tool in order to assess the candidates’ relevant technical knowledge.

While we continue to explore opportunities for flexible work arrangements, the majority of work in our organization must be done in the office and cannot be performed at home.

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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 building a workforce that is truly representative of the Canadians it serves by cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace environment. This will be achieved by increasing employment equity group representation (including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and women) at all levels within the organization through hiring and talent management practices. We will also ensure that appropriate accommodations are made (e.g., specialized equipment, changes to physical workspace) to provide employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. In support of achieving a greater, diverse and skilled workforce, we strongly encourage those individuals who belong to one or more of the employment equity groups to self-identify when applying. 

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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