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CS-01, IT Entry Level Opportunities, Information Technology Branch (Graduated)

Group and level
Requisition number
Various/ Variées
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion, Term
Closing Date
March 27, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$64,504 to $80,575
Information Technology
HQ - Headquarters, Canada
Various linguistic profiles
For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers.

About the job

The CRA is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment with a diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. It starts with the hiring process. To find out more about the CRA’s actions in support of Employment Equity (EE), diversity and inclusion, and read testimonials from our employees and executives, please visit the following CRA web sites: Employment equity, diversity and inclusion and Our workforce testimonials -

We encourage you to complete the EE Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for appointments using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Also, ensure that you have provided consent in the EE staffing questionnaire for your EE information to be used for screening or selection. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any appointments 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.

Job duties

Develops, delivers, integrates, enhances, maintains and supports the operation of IT infrastructure, products, solutions, and services. This includes activities, such as:

  • programming IT solutions;
  • testing IT solutions and products;
  • writing technical specifications and documentation;
  • identifying and resolving problems;
  • providing technical assistance to colleagues and clients;
  • contributing to the enhancement of procedures;

Follows ITB policies, standards, and guidelines.

Maintains personal technical currency.


For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers.


Language Requirements

  • English Essential
  • Bilingual Imperative: BBB/BBB


A pool will be established from this process and successful candidates will be contacted as positions become available.

The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.

To view the complete work description click here: CS0084.  If you cannot access the link, you may contact the person/email listed at the bottom of the notice to obtain a copy of the work description.

Note some positions may be eligible for the Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (ITAP).


What can you expect when applying for this position?

For six consecutive years, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.  We excel in the areas of Employee Engagement and Performance, Training and Skills Development, Community Involvement, and much more.


Still not convinced? We also offer:

  • A competitive salary scale
  • An excellent benefits package
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Competent management teams
  • A workplace that supports workforce diversity and the development of young talent
  • Work-life balance


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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

To apply

Who can apply


Note: Do not apply on this staffing process if you have not graduated. Please apply on CS-01, IT Entry Level Opportunities, Information Technology Branch (To be graduated) staffing process (Poster # 59409678) .


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


Please note that this process may be used to staff positions in various cities across Canada. 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. 


Qualified members and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who receive an offer of employment are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.


Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.  


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 must meet the following requirements.



  • Meet the CRA’s minimum education standard for CS positions. (Alternatives will not be accepted).


Note: You MUST upload your education credentials in the education section of your Candidate Profile and attach it to your application to demonstrate that you meet the essential education requirements by the closing date and time of this poster. Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered further.


Note: If you completed a program outside of Canada you must provide proof of a Canadian equivalency, at your expense, through a recognized credential assessment service by the closing date and time of the poster.


Any of the following documents may be used as proof of education (Include everything possible to help review your program of study relating to the standard.):

  • Diploma or degree; or
  • Canadian equivalency for foreign degrees; or
  • Official transcript indicating graduation status with a signature and/or school seal; or
  • Letter of attestation that includes:
  1. Clear mention you have graduated with no conditions; and
  2. Your graduation date; and
  3. Signature of the Registrar (or an official member of the institution, for example, the Academic Chair).

Please note that education will be validated during this staffing process.


Note:  If you have a work permit, you may apply. However, preference will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents who meet the job requirements.


Candidates are encouraged to submit their online application, education credentials and all required documents as soon as possible. Candidates will be screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements on an on-going basis. If you meet the prerequisite staffing requirements, you will be invited to an assessment.

In the case of applicants previously terminated or rejected on probation from positions within the CRA, please note that additional verifications will be conducted. Based on the reasons for termination or rejection, an applicant may not be considered further in the staffing process/considered for appointment, as they may be deemed to not meet one or more of the staffing criteria.


If you have a limitation that may impact your performance during an assessment, such as a test or interview, you may require an accommodation, and we encourage you to ask for it. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. If we invite you to be assessed, we will send you more information on how to request accommodation measures throughout this staffing process.

Each request will be individually reviewed. You will be asked to provide information regarding your limitations to be reviewed by a trained assessment accommodation advisor. If needed, professional documentation may be requested to determine the appropriate accommodation measures.  All information will be kept confidential. 

For examples of assessment accommodations, please visit: Accommodation during an assessment as a candidate.

Minimum and essential

The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. 

Asset staffing requirements (indicated below or additional ones) may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated.



  • Second Language Evaluation (for bilingual positions only)
  • Cognitive Abilities and Behavioural Competencies via unsupervised internet test (UIT).



  • Performance validation


Second Language Evaluation

Candidates interested in a bilingual position must be able to demonstrate their capabilities to work in English and French by achieving at least a BBB rating on the Public Service Commission's Second Language Evaluation (SLE) curriculum. The test is designed to evaluate second language proficiency to the required linguistic profile of BBB : B level for Reading Proficiency, B level for Written Expression, and B  level for Oral Proficiency.


If you have previously written the SLE and require a copy of your results, you may request a copy from the Public Service Commission (PSC) at:


Note: If you have previous SLE results, please attach them to your application.


Want more information on bilingual requirements? See the Definition of Language Requirement.


Try Now! Get an idea of your second language levels through our online self-assessment and decide if you should apply! 


Additional Considerations

  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Employment Equity


We may limit the number of candidates to be considered further in this staffing process by using a top-down approach to select candidates with the best results achieved on the unsupervised internet test (UIT).


Conditions of employment

  • Reliability/Security: Reliability, Secret
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work on evenings and/or on weekends
  • Willingness to work shifts or a flexible schedule (including weekends and statutory holidays)
  • Physically work from a CRA office

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.

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.


Name: CS Recruitment ITB


Please put as the subject of your email ''Staffing Process – Requisition #59409675"

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