Human Resources Assistant
Employment and Social Development Canada
Edmonton, AB
Employment and Social Development Canada - Human Resources Services Branch
Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Fredericton (New Brunswick), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Toronto (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec)
$52,162 to $56,471

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

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

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Be prepared to participate in a simplified and expedited process!

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible! However, you can only apply to this process once.

Work environment

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is one of the largest departments in the Government of Canada, with over 28,000 people from coast to coast. You could work in a forward thinking, transformative service delivery Department that includes Service Canada, and the Labour Program, which continuously strives on innovation and supporting Canadians through #LifesBigMoments. See for yourself on how we have an impact on Canadians:

What we can offer you:
  • Being one of the largest departments in the Government of Canada, we offer many opportunities to be challenged, to develop and to make an impact!
  • We value our employees by creating a healthy work environment and by encouraging work-life balance.
Don’t take our word for it; listen to the testimonials of our employees:

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on an indeterminate or term basis, with various position titles, language and security requirements across Canada.

Positions to be filled: 10

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (acceptable combination of education training and/or experience).

Degree equivalency

Experience in the use of a word processing system.

Experience in using spreadsheet software.

Experience in the use of e-mail software.

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

Various language requirements
  • Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
  • English essential
  • French essential
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

Abilities and Skills:
Being organized
Action Oriented
Detail Oriented
Ability to Transmit Information

Personal Suitability:
Effective interpersonal skills

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience in a compensation and benefits unit.

Experience in administrative support in one of the following areas: staffing, classification or labour relations.


Willing and able to work overtime on occasion.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Application and Inventory rules
We will accept applications on-line only. To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply online" below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact a toll free number 1-800-645-5605.

You may save your application as a draft and return to it at a later date. Your application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered. Partially completed applications, or those in draft cannot be considered. You can make modifications to your submitted application at any time, but once your application has been selected for screening, you will no longer be able to make modifications and your submission will be considered final.

You may review the status of your application in your online account. Your application in this inventory will be active for 120 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the “My jobs” menu of your account 21 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link “Update my Inventory” status to reaffirm your interest.

You can only apply to this process once. If you are drawned from this inventory and are unsuccessful during the assessment phase, your application will not be given any further consideration for the duration of this inventory process.

Candidates must meet all the essential criteria in order to be appointed.
However, applicants may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Please note that asset qualifications, top-down and/or random selection may be used at any stage of the assessment process to identify which applications will be given further consideration.

What is a top-down selection? It is where only the top scoring candidates will be invited to the next stage of the assessment. Please note that different pass marks and cut-off scores can be used at various stages of the assessment process. Candidates who attain the pass mark might not be further considered in the process if they do not achieve the cut-off score.

We ask for your collaboration to ensure an efficient process but we will also try to provide some flexibility to candidates as to where and when the assessments could occur, and the assessments will be done on an ongoing basis. Please note that testing may be administered during the day, evenings and/or weekends. We will not consider requests for rescheduling beyond the reasons we will outline to candidates. Candidates who do not respond to inquiries from the assessment committee by the required deadlines or fail to attend/complete the assessment without good reason may be eliminated from further consideration.

At the time of assessment, proof of Canadian Citizenship and proof of education will be required. A security check may also be administered during assessment.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be contacting candidates via email including invitations for evaluations. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is your responsibility to check both your account and email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Make sure to also check your junk mail folder. It is entirely your responsibility to inform us of any changes to your contact information.
Bilingual Positions
To be considered for a Bilingual Imperative position, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required).

If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the PSC, you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website:
For more information on SLE, visit the following web-site:

Separate pools may be established to staff positions in various locations. Please clearly identify in your application the geographic location(s) for which you wish to be considered. It is your responsibility to inform us during the process if you would like to modify the locations for which you wish to be considered.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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