Cook’s Helper
Correctional Service Canada
Edmonton, AB
Correctional Service Canada
Edmonton (Alberta)
This inventory is for casual employment which is a temporary employment of 90 working days.
$21.79 to $23.67 per hour

Closing date: 11 January 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Edmonton, Alberta, and within a 80 km radius of Edmonton, Alberta, extending to, amongst others, Mundare, Hobbema, Wabamun, Westlock, AB.

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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.

Work environment

May involve working in a correctional institutional environment with offenders and staff members.

Intent of the process

This inventory is for casual employment which is a temporary employment of 90 working days or less, in a calendar year.

When you submit an application for this selection process, you are not applying for any specific position, but to an inventory in anticipation of future vacancies.

Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your PSRS Applicant Account.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 3 months. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 10 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.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum)

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

Successful completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Degree equivalency

Recent experience working in food services within a commercial or institutional setting
Experience in the preparation and distribution of short order cooking

Knowledge of food preparation and service techniques (e.g. portion control, measuring ingredients, operating kitchen equipment etc.)

Knowledge of preparation and food handling procedures

Knowledge of workplace safety requirements, hygiene and sanitation practices

Knowledge of safe lifting and carrying techniques

Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations accurately

Ability to communicate effectively orally

Ability to provide training

Work in a team



If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma

Possession of a valid recognized Safe Food Handling Program certification

Professional Culinary Art diploma

Degree equivalency

Experience working with cash register or Point of sale system

Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office)

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Willingness to work overtime on short notice

Willingness to work shift work (evening, weekends, statutory holidays)

Willingness to work with federally incarcerated offenders

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

Receipt of applications will not be sent. Candidates will be considered for positions as they become available, and will be advised of any further evaluation.

ATTENTION: All information must be provided on-line. DO NOT fax or mail in hard copy documents as these will not be accepted.

To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply Now" below.

You must provide a valid email address as communication will be done via email.

If you have a disability that prevents you from applying on-line, please contact us toll free at 1-800-645-5605.

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, 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.