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CRA is actively hiring experienced income tax professionals for multiple opportunities in Nova Scotia!

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Group and level
Nova Scotia Tax Services Office/ Bureau des services fiscaux du Nouvelle-Écosse
Appointment Type
Permanent: Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion
Closing Date
November 15, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$88,261 to $107,249
English Essential
Requisition number
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About the job

Are you an experienced income tax professional seeking a career change to an organization where you can grow and develop while maintaining work-life balance? Do you have an analytical mind and can thrive both in an independent and a collaborative environment? Do you have excellent communication and decision-making skills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have the opportunity for you!

The CRA’s Audit Division is actively hiring experienced income tax professionals for multiple, permanent, opportunities in Nova Scotia which are anticipated to start as soon as November 2022. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as we may consider candidates for opportunities during the posting period.

**Remote or telework arrangements will be considered for employees with reliable internet, and a secure workspace, located within the Atlantic Region.**

Join one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada! We offer:

*An inclusive environment where diversity is valued and celebrated with leaders who are committed to building a workforce that is representative of the population we serve and ensuring a culture of support, civility, professionalism, respect and collaboration;
* Learning and training opportunities to support you in your current and future career;
* A leadership team that values work-life balance and supports flexible work arrangements;
* Competitive salaries and benefits such as supplemental health insurance, dental care, and a pension plan;
* Leave allowances to support various stages of life including vacation allowances; family-related leave; sick leave; and maternity and parental top-up benefits. 



If you meet the education and experience qualifications
, please join Audit Division leaders and HR specialists via Microsoft Teams, for one of the following sessions, to learn more about the CRA and the work you could be doing with us! We encourage potential future employees to engage with us and ask questions.

Session 1:  Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Atlantic Time)
Session 2: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:30pm to 5:30pm (Atlantic Time)

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to the contact listed below by 10:00am (Atlantic Time) on the day of the session for the unique link and don’t hesitate to reach out should you have accessibility needs.

To apply

We encourage you to participate in this hiring process in the official language of your choice.

The CRA is also committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. If you are invited to be assessed, you will receive further information on the steps required to request accommodations. However, please do not hesitate to reach out to the contact below should you have accessibility needs for any part of your participation in this hiring process. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Who can apply?

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

AND eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members

AND individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay for any expenses related to your participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you receive an offer of employment from this process. 


English Essential


Essential Education:

The eligibility for a designation from a recognized professional accounting association OR a degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting*.

For further details, please click HERE.

Asset or Other Education Requirements that may be preferred:

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Successful completion or progression toward completion of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.

Certified Business Valuator Designation

**Note: Please upload your education credentials in the education section of your Candidate Profile. Candidates with foreign education credentials must provide a verification of Canadian equivalency from a recognized credential assessment service. Candidates with foreign designations must have their designations confirmed by the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).


Essential Experience Requirement:

A minimum of two years of experience (within the last five years) working in Canadian Income Tax compliance within a public practice accounting firm or business or industry relating to *large and/or complex corporations. Experience must have been gained through the performance of functions as a major part of regular job duties and should include one or more of the following:

  • Preparing, reviewing and/or approving corporate income tax returns;
  • Auditing corporations to ensure compliance with federal and/or provincial income tax legislation;
  • Interpretation of income tax statutes administered by the CRA;
  • Providing tax planning advice under the Income Tax Act.

*Large and/or complex corporations generally refer to corporations with gross revenues exceeding $10 million; however, each example will be assessed for its relative complexity based on the information presented on a case-by-case basis.

**A tip for success – In preparing your resume, consider this your opportunity to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your experience and how it meets the experience qualifications we're looking for. Ensure to upload your Resume to the Documents section of your Candidate Profile and attach it to your application via  Step 3 of the Application Process prior to clicking “Submit Application”.



The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied as part of this staffing process and may be used to select candidates for appointment.

  • Performance Validation – May be validated through Reference Checks.
  • Experience
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Decision-Making
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills


The asset or other staffing requirements listed below may be assessed/applied at a later date and may be used to select candidate(s) for appointment. They may include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience* relevant to the position being staffed.  
  • Qualifications 
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Start date
  • Employment Equity


  • Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Occasional requirement to travel
  • Valid Driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license

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.


Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.

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