Careers in Technical Fields and Labour & Trades
Government of Canada
Canada
Government of Canada Organizations
Various work locations across Canada
Employment tenures (permanent and temporary) and required security clearance levels may vary according to the position being staffed.
Various jobs at different levels offering competitive salary and benefits.
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For more information on the PSR Program, please visit the Post-Secondary Recruitment website

Closing date: 1 October 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
Is your passion in Technical Fields or Labour and Trades? Connect with your future career and make a difference in the Federal Public Service!

Apply today to connect with career opportunities across the country! Did you know that there are many career opportunities for you that hiring managers could staff through this inventory? Here are a few examples:

  • Chemical Technologist
  • Occupational Health Services Technician
  • Research Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Engineering Mechanical Technologist
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Geospatial Analyst / Cartographer
  • Fire Prevention Inspector
This selection process is being used to staff positions across the country; ensure that you ONLY indicate your true locations of interest.

Work environment
The Public Service of Canada is committed to workplace inclusion. A workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated and respected, and where each person's talents and strengths are fully developed and utilized.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-identification. Help us to achieve this goal by identifying your employment equity group(s).

Give yourself the best chance to succeed!

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance during an assessment, such as a test or interview, you may require an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

Consult our “other information” section below for more details on accommodation requests.

Why work for the Public Service of Canada?

Canada’s Public Service is recognized as the best in the world. We offer exiting career opportunities across a broad range of specializations and many possibilities for career advancement.

  • Innovation, new approaches, collaboration and employee engagement are encouraged.
  • Work-life balance through a flexible work environment, excellent benefits and competitive salaries are among our appeal.
  • Have a significant impact on your community through your daily contribution and the quality of your work.
If you thrive for new challenges and increasing responsibilities, this is where it begins. Join us and be part of shaping our modern public service.

Intent of the process
This inventory will be managed by the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) and used by various federal government organizations. If contacted, candidates may be further assessed, if deemed necessary, for the job to be filled.

This is an ongoing process which means you may apply at any time throughout the year.
Don't wait too long though as hiring managers will consult applications as their staffing needs arise.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Hiring managers are looking for you if you have a diploma* (already obtained OR will be obtained by June 30, 2019) from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least one of the specializations** listed in the following categories:

  • A Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS), or a secondary school diploma with a combination of studies, experience and training DO NOT MEET the minimum education requirements.
AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY: Agricultural Equipment Technology, Animal Production Technology, Horticulture and Environmental Production Technology, Plant Production Technology , Environmental Technology

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION: Building Techniques, Civil Architectural Technology, Landscape Architecture, Surveying

COMPUTER SCIENCES: Computer Engineering, Software Development and Engineering

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS: Electromechanics, Electronics, Electrotechnology

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: Aircraft Maintenance, Audio-visual Technician, Chemical Technology, Engineering and Technology, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Instrumentation Technology, Pre-technology, Industrial Engineering

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Energy System and Conservation Technology, Environmental Technology, Fuel Analysis, Hydrographics Technology, Mining Technology

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY: Plastic Processing Technology

NATURAL SCIENCE: Biological Research Technology, Chemical Technology, Nuclear Engineering

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING: Aircraft Maintenance, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Marine and Naval Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

OTHER: Cartography, Topography

LABOUR AND TRADES: Fire Prevention/Safety Technology, Safety/Security Management, Safety Technology, Heating, Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC-R), Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC), Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrician

HEALTH: Occupational Health and Safety

**PLEASE NOTE: Our system uses an automatic education screening functionality; select all the specializations you have among those listed above.

Degree equivalency

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
During the application process you will be asked to respond to a series of questions about your experience through detailed examples. Experience may be demonstrated through employment, volunteer work, student employment and/or scholastic activity or achievement.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Other information
Give yourself the best chance to succeed!

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance during an assessment, such as a test or interview, you may require an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

To request an assessment accommodation or if you have questions, including the physical environment of the exam room, please contact us as soon as possible at CFP.RPAdaptation-PSRAccommodation.PSC@canada.ca

Each request will be individually reviewed. You will be asked to provide information regarding your limitations. If needed, professional documentation could be requested to determine the appropriate accommodation measures. For more information about assessment accommodation, please visit our website at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.