Support Clerk - Inventory
Employment and Social Development Canada
Edmonton, AB
Employment and Social Development Canada - Benefits Delivery Services Branch
Edmonton (Alberta), Victoria (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Permanent and temporary positions. Employment status: full-time, shift work
$43,078 to $46,467
For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Details on open office environment and worker profile standards can be found here.

Closing date: N/A

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

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 hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons requiring accommodation preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Screening questions will be used to screen applications. If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you may be screened out.

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 90 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.

Performs clerical services in support of the delivery of the department's programs and services to clients in the Pensions mailroom and file management areas. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Sorting and filing documents
  • Lifting and moving boxes
  • Receiving, screening, classifying, sorting and/or registering initial mail/client information for various departmental programs and services within prescribed procedures and requirements
  • Verifying and authenticating client information
  • Screening observations from computer-based data/match programs to determine if case can be put in order or directed to appropriate level for further review
  • Maintaining and updating databases and tracking systems: working files, statistical records, reports and correspondence
  • Obtaining, inputting, maintaining and extracting data and documentation related to applications and claims
  • Operating various types of office equipment e.g. postage meters, high-speed printers
Physical Effort is required:
  • When filing documents, lifting and moving boxes (e.g. lifting weights of up to 23kg); and/or
  • When sitting for long periods of time while keyboarding, inputting data, preparing letters, e-mails and forms, reviewing documents and correspondence, or attending meetings.
Work environment
A high-volume client service environment providing support in mailroom, work distribution and file management areas; including office and warehouse environments.

Intent of the process
Please note that this process will ONLY be used to staff similar positions of various tenures within Employment and Social Development Canada, in Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), and Victoria (British Columbia).

Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are able to relocate to Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), or Victoria (British Columbia).
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Please indicate the location(s) to which you can relocate/commute.

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

Note: You will be required to provide proof of education by providing a copy and/or showing the assessment team a copy of your High School Diploma or an official transcript (signed and dated) which clearly indicates the highest secondary school grade successfully completed. If you have completed post- secondary education, such as a degree or diploma, from a recognized post- secondary institution, then proof of completion may also be accepted as proof of education in lieu of a copy of your high school diploma. If the name on your education credentials is different from the name on your application, we will require proof that you are the same person.

Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at for further information.

Degree equivalency

Experience in performing clerical duties

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

Ability to lift 10-23kg (22-50 lbs)

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

Information on language requirements

Communication (oral)
Communication (written)
Thinking Skills
Verification and Accuracy
Working with Others
Client Focus

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience* in delivering support services in Employment Insurance (EI)

Experience* in delivering support services in Canada Pension Plan (CPP)

Experience* in delivering support services in Old Age Security (OAS)

Experience* in delivering support services in International Operations (IO)

Experience* in delivering support services in Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D)

Experience* in delivering support services in Foundation Services.

  • Experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various, complex related activities for 4 consecutive months.

Experience in maintaining databases

Experience in working in a high-volume client service environment

Experience in working in a mailroom

Using technology (e.g. e-mail, Internet, Excel and word processing). This ability must be met to continue in the process.

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.

Operational Requirements
Willing and able to work overtime as required

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Willing and able to travel for training purposes
Willing and able to work shift work
Mandatory for mail room positions: Willing and able to lift 10-23 kg

Candidates must meet and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment

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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

A written exam, an interview and reference checks will be part of the assessment process.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

Management may choose one or more Asset Qualifications at the screening stage.

Failure to participate in assessments as scheduled may result in the rejection of your candidacy.

It is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is your entire responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.

Persons 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) written correspondence, b) oral interview.

Proof of citizenship will be required.

Candidates from outside the public service will be required to pay for their own travel for various assessment phases.

ESDC is committed to providing a workplace environment that supports productivity and the personal goals, dignity and self-esteem of every employee. In the workplace, you have the right to be treated fairly and with respect, in an environment free of discrimination, harassment and offensive behaviour.

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.