All Government of Canada (GC) advertisements have the same look and feel. It's a standardized format to make it easier for candidates to apply.
1. Position title
The position title is at the top, followed by the reference number and selection process number on the right. You can search based on titles and process numbers. Always include the selection process number when making inquiries about a selection process and keep this information handy.
Where the position is located. Sometimes the position is in one location only; other times it is in various locations across Canada.
The group and level of the position as classified by the GC. The letters indicate the group the position belongs to and the number represents the level within the group.
This is the period of employment. It can be permanent, or indeterminate (it does not have an end date), or for a fixed duration or term (it has a start and end date).
Pay attention to the closing date. This is the application deadline. Give yourself enough time to prepare. Once the poster closes you won't be able to apply.
6. Who can apply
Tells candidates who can apply for the position. You must be included in this statement to be screened into the process.
7. Intent of the process
This explains why we've posted the opportunity, the number of positions we're staffing, and possibly the future use of the results.
8. Essential qualifications
These are qualifications that you must have for the position you are applying for. In your application make sure to clearly explain how you meet the education and experience qualifications.
These are qualifications that you must have for the position you are applying for, but they will be assessed later in the process.
10. Other qualifications
These are qualifications that aren't required for the job; however, a manager may decide to make their hiring decision based on one or more qualifications.
11. Conditions of employment
These are requirements you must meet and maintain throughout your employment if you're appointed (for example, security clearance, valid driver's license).
12. Other information
Includes additional information about the staffing process.
This preference assists qualified eligible veterans to transition to the federal public service and provides opportunities to qualified Canadian citizens, in that order, as part of the Public Service Employment Act. Some exceptions could apply.
14. Contact information
If you have questions about the process or would like more information on the position, you may email the contact person or the generic email. Always include the selection process number when making inquiries about a selection process and keep this information handy.