Payment Services Officer (Inventory)
Employment and Social Development Canada
Laval, QC
Employment and Social Development Canada - Benefit Delivery Services Branch
Laval (Québec)
A pool of qualified candidates will be created for part-time and/or full time (from 30 to 37.50 hours per week), temporary positions in the short term, seasonal, permanent or acting appointment at the Employment Insurance Processing Centre. This appointment process may be used to staff similar positions at Service Canada.
$51,538 to $57,643
For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: N/A

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

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
We encourage applicants to identify any skills, competencies and/or experiences they acquired through a career with the Canadian Armed Forces.

  • You wish to help people in need;
  • You have an excellent sense of customer service;
  • You like to do research for decision making;
  • You have a concern to fairly apply the laws and the regulations;
  • You are interested in joining a dynamic, including and welcoming team.
Please note that this process will ONLY be used to staff positions in Laval, Quebec. Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are able to work in Laval.

Assessments can take place during the day or during weekends. Throughout the selection process, it is your responsibility to make yourself available for all testing and interview dates for which you will be invited.

Please note that the assessments will only be rescheduled under exceptional circumstances with supporting evidence (e.g. medical reason with doctor’s certificate, death in the immediate family, pre-approved travel plans, religious reason, participation in an assessment for another selection at the same time). Failure to attend the assessments without good reason will be construed as a withdrawal from the appointment process.


We want to attract top talent; therefore we are focusing on your competencies, not your knowledge.

To apply:
  • You do not need to provide a cover letter (just your résumé);
  • You will need to answer online screening questions; to do so, you must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet each qualification criteria:
  • Cleary explain where, when and how you gained the experience.
  • Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties or title is not enough.
  • The note "see resume" will not be accepted
We’ll only use your résumé as a secondary source of information.

If you do not clearly demonstrate you have the required experience, we won’t ask for additional information and you may be screened out.

By joining this team, you will evolve within a stimulating environment, where the heart of our mission is the service to the citizens. As a PAYMENT SERVICES OFFICER you will, among other things, be responsible for :

  • Rendering decisions with respect to eligibility and entitlement to benefits by applying applicable acts and regulations.
  • Conducting research with clients and employers to gather information, validate facts and discrepancies, and process applications in accordance with procedures and guidelines.
  • Processing Employment Insurance (EI) applications in a timely manner.
  • Providing general information about the program; explaining the laws, decisions, procedures and processes specific to EI and other programs and services.
  • Participating, during team meetings, in exchanges of constructive ideas in a purpose of continuous improvement.
For a brief overview, watch the following video:
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(English subtitles are available by clicking on the Close captionning button - CC)

Work environment

The site:
  • Several services available nearby (grocery stores, library, shopping center).
  • Various choices of restaurants within walking distance.
  • Dynamic social committee.
  • Large luminous cafeteria.
  • Quick access to highways 13, 15 and 440.
  • Free parking.
  • Bike racks and showers available for your use.
Laval, QC

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)

Secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience)

Degree equivalency


Experience* in using technology (e.g. e-mail, Internet and word processing).

Experience* in delivering services or programs to the general public involving obtaining and providing information requiring explanation or clarification.

  • Experience of approximately one year, during the last three years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
French Essential
Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements


Communication (oral)
Communication (written)
Thinking skills
Verification and Accuracy
Client Focus
Interpersonal Awareness

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

Successful completion of two (2) years post-secondary education from a recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CEGEP, university)

Degree equivalency


Experience* in determining eligibility and entitlements to government benefits and/or services.

  • Experience of approximately one year, during the last three years.

At Employment and Social Development Canada, diversity is our strength. If you’re a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights, let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application. Appointments of members of these EE groups could be made to ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.


Willing and able to work overtime as required.
Willing and able to travel for training purposes.
Willing and able to work on shift work.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Credit check

Other information

To be able to manage the number of applicants in this selection process, the hiring organization may choose to use a top-down selection, random selection, or any other additional qualifications as outlined in the statement of merit criteria in order to determine the number of candidates who will go through the following phase of the assessment.

If after the use of these strategies other needs arise, the hiring organization may proceed with the evaluation by including candidates who qualified and who obtained a lower passing grade, or by using any other strategy.

In this selection process, we intend to communicate with applicants by email. Please include a valid email address in your application and make sure that this address is functional at all times and that it accepts messages from unknown users. We will use the following address to contact you:

A security check will be administered. Proof of citizenship, proof of education and at least 2 work references with names and applicable phone numbers will be required.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate on their application their preferred official language for each of the following: a) exam, b) correspondence, and c) interview.

If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service.

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 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.