There are two steps in this year's recruitment process:
Individuals can apply through the Department of Finance website until June 16, 2013. Applications submitted after this deadline or by other means (e.g., mail, fax) will not be considered.
When applying, you must complete a questionnaire, submit your résumé and a cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position, and provide your university transcripts. You must also provide proof of membership or professional designation (Bar, Order of Notaries, accounting designation), if applicable.
We encourage you to review the application process in order to familiarize yourself with the information that is required to successfully apply. Please review your application carefully before submitting it as any omissions could lead to your application being rejected.
The first step in the screening process is to determine whether candidates meet the essential qualifications based on their application. In addition, one or more of the asset qualifications may be used to select candidates for an interview. For further information, please refer to the Job Poster and the Statement of Merit Criteria for the position you are applying for.
Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
The Ottawa interviews are expected to take place at the Department of Finance in the months following the closing date. Candidates may have to assume their own travel expenses to attend these interviews. Additional information will be given to candidates during the scheduling of their interviews.
The interview generally provides selected candidates with the opportunity to discuss their qualifications with one or more hiring officials from the Department of Finance. The main purpose of the interview is to determine whether a candidate possesses the qualifications required for the position, as laid out in the Statement of Merit Criteria. As part of the interview, candidates may be required to complete a written assignment.
Potential offers of employment may be made until March 31, 2014. Offers are conditional on obtaining your security clearance.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If you have been selected for an interview and you have a disability, please contact us and we will make arrangements to accommodate you.
Individuals can apply through the Department of Finance website between October 10 and November 9, 2012. Applications submitted after this deadline or by other means (e.g., mail, fax) will not be considered.
When applying, you will be required to submit your resume, complete a questionnaire relating to your experience, respond to an essay question, and provide relevant university transcripts.
It is very important that you follow the instructions on the application carefully. We encourage you to review the application process as soon as possible in order to familiarize yourself with the information that is required in order to successfully apply. Please review your application carefully before submitting it, as any omissions could lead to your application being rejected.
An assessment board of hiring managers and human resource professionals will screen applications based on the following essential qualifications:
Applicants meeting the essential qualifications will be included in a pool of partially assessed candidates, which hiring managers from the Department of Finance and other federal government organizations may draw on until December 2013.
As this is a collective staffing process, the qualifications required may differ from one position to another. Our staffing process allows hiring managers to identify their individual needs for the position they are looking to fill. One or more of the asset qualifications may be used to identify candidates who are a good potential fit for a particular position. Other criteria may also be used such as citizenship, official languages or organizational needs.
Only applicants who meet the essential qualifications will be advised by e-mail that they have been placed in the pool of candidates.
The Ottawa interviews take place over two days in mid-January. Finance Canada may decide to pay for transportation costs to Ottawa and for accommodation expenses for the duration of the interview process. Candidates residing outside of Canada may be required to fund their own travel arrangements. Additional information will be given to candidates during the scheduling of their interviews. Alternative interview approaches such as videoconferencing (via Skype) or phone interviews may be considered. If you are contacted for an interview, it is your responsibility to inform us of any accommodation you may require so that you can be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
The Ottawa interviews provide candidates with the opportunity to discuss their qualifications with one or more hiring managers from Finance Canada. As part of the interview, candidates may also be required to complete a written assignment. The assignment would follow a format similar to the assignment submitted as part of the online application.
Candidates will have the opportunity to meet recent recruits, who can provide first-hand insights about working at Finance. Finance will also host a reception to give you a chance to meet other candidates, employees and managers across the Department. Managers will begin to make offers of employment 1-2 weeks after the Ottawa interviews. These offers are conditional on obtaining your security clearance and completing your required coursework. When a verbal offer has been accepted, the Department will begin to process the required paperwork.
This year, Finance Canada expects to hire 11 to 12 economists and policy analysts.
Only those who have been placed in the pool or invited to an interview will be contacted by December 2012.
When applying, you are required to upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and an example of your research. Candidates who have not yet defended their thesis are also asked to also submit a Thesis Statement signed by you and your supervisor indicating that you will able to defend by December 2013. In addition to documents upload to the website, a minimum of two reference letters supporting your application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 25th, 2012.