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About the job
Although most positions will be English or French, some positions may require you to be able to work in both official languages.
Are you innovative, excited about transforming and modernizing information technology (IT) to better serve Canadians, and want to be part of a team that puts people first? Come and experience working at the Information Technology Branch (ITB) within the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!
The IT environment within the CRA is evolving quickly and offers numerous opportunities for IT professionals to be part of very exciting developments.
Here is what you can expect from the CRA:
Flexible work arrangements
In office or remote (depends on operational requirements)
Flexible work hours
A diverse and inclusive workforce
To work on exciting projects to enrich your professional skills and competencies
A long-lasting professional network with highly qualified professionals in Computer Science
Opportunities to get involved in volunteer initiatives with the Young Professional Network.
The Young Professionals Network is a network of self-identified young professionals looking to develop their skills, grow their network, challenge themselves, and contribute towards a better tomorrow.
An inventory of eligible candidates will be established for this staffing process. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change as circumstances evolve. You may be required to temporarily work remotely (e.g. from home). Further information will be provided if you are selected for the position.
Who can apply
You must be a full-time* student at a recognized** Canadian postsecondary institution for the semester you will be hired (or the following semester) AND
You must be enrolled in a degree or diploma program in computer science, Information Technology (IT), Information Management, or other specializations relevant to the position; AND
you must be living in Canada or be a Canadian Citizen living abroad.
- Students enrolled in school on a part-time basis due to a disability, as recognized by the academic institution, or on a part-time basis during their last semester, are also considered eligible for employment as a student at the CRA.
** A recognized post-secondary institution is defined as a Canadian public or private institution that is recognized or authorized to grant degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of the provincial/territorial legislature or through a government-mandated quality assurance mechanism. The institution must be listed in the The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.
If you are a student with a work/study permit, you may apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents who meet the job requirements.
How to apply:
Create your CRA Candidate Profile and upload your resume,
Complete the application questionnaire
Before clicking on “submit application”, attach your resume in step 3 by selecting the checkbox next to it. If your resume is not uploaded and attached to your submission, your application will not be considered further.
Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.
Candidates will be screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements on an on-going basis.
Assessments/appointments may be conducted during the posting period, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as the closing date and time on this notice of job opportunity may change.
Essential staffing requirements
To be eligible, you’ll need to meet the following requirements.
The required level of education, specialization(s), field(s) of study, abilities, skills and/or knowledge will vary depending on the position being staffed. You will need to meet the requirements of the position(s) in order to be considered.
Depending on the position, you may be assessed using a written test, an unsupervised internet test, an interview and/or reference check. The required pass mark will depend on the position being staffed and will be communicated at a later date. A top-down approach may be used.
This staffing process will be used to staff positions at the SU levels. Your level of education will determine your salary and classification:
SU-02 - College/CEGEP
SU-03 - University Undergraduate
SU-04 - Masters
SU-05 - Doctorate
Document(s) to provide at a later date, when requested:
Proof of full-time enrollment at a recognized postsecondary institution (or part-time basis due to a disability, as recognized by the academic institution, or part-time basis during last semester.)
Your performance will be assessed through reference check(s) at the appointment stage. You will need to provide their names and contact information.
Asset staffing requirements:
Depending on the position being staffed, additional tests may be administered and will be communicated to candidates prior to assessment.
Other staffing requirements - Asset:
Availability throughout the duration of an appointment
Conditions of employment
For all positions:
most positions require a security clearance of "Reliability Status", but some positions may require a higher security clearance level.
Candidates must be legally eligible / entitled to work in the designated work location.
For some positions:
Willingness and ability to work overtime.
Willingness and ability to work on evenings and/or on weekends.
Willingness and ability to physically work in a CRA office, as required.
Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.
Want to know more?
We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.
The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. To find out more, consult Employment equity, diversity and inclusion at the CRA. We encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Your questionnaire response will be retained on file for the duration of the staffing process. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.
CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.
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