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The Canada Revenue Agency is now hiring AU-04 auditors for various locations across the Ontario Region. Come join us!

This notice of job opportunity is closed and you can no longer submit an application.

Group and level
Ontario Region / Région de l'Ontario
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Term, Permanent, Promotion
Closing Date
December 30, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$99,566 to $120,908
Various linguistic profiles
Requisition number
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About the job

Why work at the Canada Revenue Agency?

For four 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, health and family benefits well-being, diversity and inclusion, and much more.

The mission of the CRA is to administer tax, benefits, and related programs, and ensure compliance on behalf of governments across Canada, thereby contributing to the ongoing economic and social well-being of Canadians.

The CRA offers some of the most sought-after benefit programs, career development opportunities, in addition to competitive rates of pay, among others:

  • Flexible schedules to find the balance that is right for you between your work and your personal life;
  • Generous vacation leave as well as other leave provisions (ie. family-related, sick days, etc).;
  • healthcare plan which covers many of life's events: medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, out-of-province medical expenses and hospitalizations, etc.;
  • Access to an advantageous pension plan;
  • A workplace that supports workforce diversity and the development of talents.

For more information on working for the CRA, view our promotional video: The Canada Revenue Agency – We’re More Than Just Taxes.

What is the intent of this process?

We are currently seeking talented candidates to fill various AU-04 positions within the following divisions: International & Large Business, Small & Medium Enterprises, High Net Worth Audit, Aggressive GST/HST Planning (AGP), GST/HST Large Business, Appeals, GST/HST Appeals and Business Intelligence & Quality Assurance (BIQA) and Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED). 

This pool may also be used to staff other similar positions.

A few AU-04 key activities include :

  • Identifies significant audit issues/concerns, prepares audit and risk management reports, and formulates plans and procedures to audit highly complex and sensitive corporate cases.
  • Conducts research surrounding the highly complex application of statutes administered by the CRA.
  • Reviews the work of junior team members.
  • Discusses proposed adjustments, penalty recommendations, and resolution of highly complex technical and significant audit issues with the taxpayers/representatives.

A few AU-04 key activities with managerial components include:

  • Managing and monitoring the activities of a team by establishing program objectives, staff requirements, time frames and quality standards for conducting audits of the large multi-divisional, national and/or international conglomerates.

Please Note: The pool(s) established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions in any CRA office located within the Ontario Region.

Note that upon your written acceptance of a permanent offer of employment, you will no longer be eligible for subsequent positions to be staffed from this staffing process and you will be removed from the pool(s).

Positions staffed from the pool(s) may require candidates to travel to and/or work from a taxpayer’s location anywhere in the Ontario Region. In addition, the job may require frequent travel, multiple times a week, sometimes overnight, to conduct audits and/or participate in meetings at a taxpayer’s premises, or to assist in an investigation.

To apply

Who can apply?

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

Please note: For CRA employees, the intention of this staffing process is for promotional opportunities only. Any lateral moves can be facilitated through the CRA National Mobility Bank.

Preference for appointment will be given to eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members, Canadian citizens and permanent residents, in that order.

This process will be used to staff positions in Ontario Region only. 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. 

Essential staffing requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements at the time of application:


The CRA’s minimum education standard for AU:

The eligibility for a designation from a recognized professional accounting associationor

A degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting

Note: By the closing date and time of this poster, you must upload your education credentials (including school transcripts showing that you have completed the accounting courses, the course code and grade obtained) in the Education section of your Candidate Profile and submit all required documents at the time you submit your application. All proof of education must be clear and legible. Proof must indicate that your diploma or degree was conferred, along with your name, institution and level of education (diploma, degree, masters or PhD). Candidates that possess a designation from a recognized professional accounting association may submit a scanned copy of their membership card or annual fees invoice as proof that they meet the AU requirement. Failure to do so can result in your application not being considered further. We will not accept editable documents or documents sent to our mailbox. Candidates who currently hold an AU position (whether on a substantive or acting basis) within the CRA are not required to provide proof of education at the time of application. The staffing board may request proof of education at a later point in the process. For any questions on education eligibility, please contact the email address indicated below.

The CRA will accept foreign credentials as long as they are considered acceptable by a recognized Canadian educational institution. Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. This would include having the equivalency of your degree confirmed by a recognized credential assessment service , as well as having your transcripts evaluated by Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) to confirm that they amount to the acceptable specialization in accounting. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate. For more information, you may refer to the Canadian Information Centre of International Credentials at Canadian Information Centre of International Credentials.


You must possess the following experience at the time of application:

Option 1: Experience Acquired Outside of the Canada Revenue Agency

Recent and significant* experience with large and/or complex** entities in public practice, industry or other (non-CRA) government bodies performing one or more of the following functions:

  • Conducting or managing audits in accordance with Canadian auditing standards or Internal Auditing Standards;
  • Preparation of corporate tax returns, which includes providing tax advice and interpretations related to complex issues under the Income Tax Act, Excise Tax Act, or other statutes administered by the CRA;
  • Preparing financial statements for large corporations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Conducting or managing forensic accounting or auditing
  • Conducting or managing criminal investigations


Option 2: Experience Acquired Within the Canada Revenue Agency

Recent and significant* experience conducting or managing audits or reviews, for the purposes of administering and/or enforcing the Income Tax Act or the Excise Tax Act or other Acts administered and/or enforced by the Canada Revenue Agency or duties ancillary to audit***, while appointed to an AU-03 level position or higher within the Canada Revenue Agency.


Option 3: Combination

A combination of recent and significant* experience under Option 1 and 2.

*Recent and significant experience is normally associated with the performance of these functions as part of the major job duties accomplished for a period of 18 cumulative months or more in the last 5 years.

**Large and/or complex entities generally refer to corporations with gross revenues exceeding $100 Million CAD; however, each example will be assessed for its relative complexity based on the information presented in your application.

***Duties ancillary to audit within the Canada Revenue Agency may include, but is not limited to, experience in, Appeals, Audit Support, Business Intelligence & Quality Assurance, Digital Compliance, Criminal Investigations, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs or Scientific Research & Experimental Development divisions for the purposes of administering and/or enforcing the Income Tax Act or the Excise Tax Act or other Acts administered and/or enforced by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Applicants must submit the following attachment with their online application via the careers portal:

  • A résumé which includes a career work history covering the last five years at minimum, organizations you were employed by and titles of positions occupied, and list of duties/responsibilities of the position(s) and the names and contact phone numbers of supervisors as references.

If you believe you may not meet the above-noted experience requirements for reasons related to protected leave, please write to the staffing board at the email shown below, prior to the due date for applications.

If you are considered further, we will notify you in writing of the next step in this staffing process.


As this is a perpetual staffing process with an extended closing date, assessments may occur at any time after applications are submitted. We may assess candidates in batches as they apply and depending on specific experience. You are expected to check your Candidate Profile periodically to review correspondence related to this process, including the time prior to the closing date of the job poster. Candidates are expected to make themselves available for assessment when scheduled. Failure to attend your scheduled assessment may result in the rejection of your application. Assessments will only be rescheduled for exceptional circumstances and supporting documentation may be requested by the Staffing Board. The Staffing Board will make these decisions on a case by case basis.
Essential requirements

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

  • Performance Validation;
  • Second Language Evaluation C/B/C Bilingual, English/French (required only for bilingual positions);
  • Other Qualifications (mandatory depending on the job being staffed)

Asset staffing requirements

Additional asset staffing requirements may also be identified, assessed, and used as part of this staffing process. Any additional asset requirements will be communicated to candidates prior to being used.

We may limit the number of candidates to be considered further in this staffing process by using a top-down approach to select candidates based on more relevant experience to the job being staffed.

Conditions of employment

  • Security: Reliability Status

Depending on the position to be staffed, you may have to satisfy other conditions of employment which may include (but not limited to):

  • Valid Driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work overtime

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.


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