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SP-03, SP-04 & SP-05 Recent Graduate Opportunity 2023-2024 – Your career awaits in Ontario! (Amended)

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Group and level
SP-005
Location
Barrie, Belleville, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener/Waterloo, London, Mississauga, North York, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, Scarborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor
Appointment Type
Anticipatory: Acting, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion, Term
Closing Date
November 24, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Yes
Salary range
$66,860 to $75,254
Region
Ontario
Language
Various linguistic profiles
Requisition number
60158685
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 - Canada.ca.

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.

Are you an ambitious post-secondary graduate or an aspiring student about to graduate and looking to make a difference in an exciting and rewarding work environment?

We are looking for recent graduates who:

  • Take initiative and demonstrate innovative thinking
  • Want to refine their skills and develop new ones
  • Are excited to grow and develop their professional network
  • Act with integrity, respect, professionalism and collaboration
  • Want to do meaningful work that will positively impact the lives of Canadians

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been named one of Top 100 Employers (2023) once again!  The CRA was also selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Canadians over 40 (2023) and National Capital Region's Top Employers (2023).  We excel in the areas of Health and Family-Friendly Benefits, Employee Engagement and Performance, Training and Skills Development, Community Involvement, and so much more.

The CRA is currently looking for talented and energetic individuals to bring their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to fill a variety of meaningful and challenging positions in various program areas across Ontario.  Although the job duties of each of our unique positions will vary from program to program, the CRA offers:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Virtual work, physical office work or a combination of both (depends on the position)*
  • Meaningful, engaging and valuable work
  • Work/life balance
  • Pension, health and benefit plans
  • Networking opportunities and collaboration
  • Wellness programs
  • Vacation and sick leaves
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Diversified workforce

*Please note that, depending on the job, there is a requirement to physically report to a CRA office location between 2-5 days per week.

This staffing process may be used to staff a variety of positions in CRA offices across Ontario. Positions will be staffed in various areas within the CRA business lines, such as Accounting/Auditing, Scientific Research and Experimental Development, Human Resources, Client Services, Community Outreach, Information Technology, Criminal Investigations and many more. The following groups and levels will be staffed from this staffing process:

  • SP-03 Positions – (salary range $56,608 to $62,486)
  • SP-04 Positions –  (salary range $62,083 to $69,874)
  • SP-05 Positions –  (salary range $67,195 to $75,631)

CRA prioritizes diversity and inclusion and is firmly committed to providing a diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. CRA's National Employment Equity (EE) Staffing Strategy strives to eliminate EE gaps for the four EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Where an EE gap exists at the time of appointment, EE may be used as an appointment criterion for permanent and temporary appointments/staffing actions over six  months made through this process.

 

Language requirements

This process may be used to staff positions in the following languages:

  • English Essential
  • Bilingual Imperative – various linguistic profiles

Please note

Bilingual refers to Canada's official languages, English and French. Please see the Definition of Language Requirement for more information. 

Try Now! Get an idea of your second language levels through our online self-assessment.

 

Pools

English and Bilingual pools of eligible candidates will be established from this staffing process for the positions indicated below:

  • SP-03 positions
  • SP-04 positions
  • SP-05 positions not requiring knowledge of accounting
  • SP-05 positions requiring knowledge of Accounting

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

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.

Please note the following:

When you apply to this staffing process, you are applying for immediate and future vacancies across various program areas. As positions become available, candidates who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment. Candidates will be screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements and assessed on an on-going basis, therefore, it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to ensure you qualify for immediate consideration upon being successful on any assessment(s).

If you require accommodation at any time during this process, we encourage you to contact the staffing board at the bottom of the poster. Your request will be treated confidentially.

To apply

Who can apply

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad who have graduated, or will be graduating, from a recognized or authorized post-secondary institution (e.g. college, CEGEP, university) between July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Preference will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens, and permanent residents who meet the job requirements.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Ontario. 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 veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are appointed are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.

 

ESSENTIAL STAFFING REQUIREMENT(S)

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

 

Education

You must have obtained a diploma, advanced diploma, degree, applied degree, masters, or PhD from a recognized or authorized postsecondary institution (e.g. college, CEGEP, university) conferred between July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Candidates who meet all prerequisite requirements and have graduated – you must upload your proof of graduation to the Education section of your Candidate Profile at the time of your application.

Candidates who meet all prerequisite requirements but have not yet graduated are still encouraged to apply prior to the closing date, but will be temporarily placed on hold pending graduation.  Only upon submission of your transcripts/diploma showing you have met the above education requirement will we be able to proceed with a second round of testing and consider you for any potential job opportunities. To be considered for job opportunities for those yet to graduate, proof of graduation must be uploaded to the Education section of your Candidate Profile no later than July 31, 2024.

Please note:

  • Your application will not be considered further if your proof of graduation is not uploaded as specified (candidates who already graduated: at the time of application; candidates who have not yet graduated: by July 31, 2024).
  • Certificate programs will not be considered for this staffing process.
  • *Proof of graduation may include:
    • Scanned or downloaded copy of your degree/diploma and/or your official/unofficial transcript from your institution.
      • The above documents must indicate the date your degree/diploma was conferred, along with your name, institution name and level of education (diploma/degree/masters/PhD). We will not be accepting future dated documents.
    • If the name on your proof of graduation and/or transcripts does not match your Candidate Profile, please attach documentation to support the name change to your application (e.g.: marriage certificate, Certificate of Change of Name). 
    • If your education credentials are foreign, you must have your documentation evaluated for Canadian equivalency by an organization that completes International Credential Evaluation. Please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for more information and list of acceptable organizations.
    • All documents must be legible and not password protected in order to be considered.
    • Education documentation that can be edited will not be accepted.

 

Education requirements for SP05 Accounting Positions

For candidates applying to SP-05 positions requiring knowledge of Accounting, you must have:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Intermediate Financial Reporting 2 or FA3 or Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 or Intermediate Accounting 2.

In addition to providing proof of graduation, you must upload your official/unofficial transcript to the Education section of your Candidate Profile demonstrating that you have obtained the required courses and grades for the accounting equivalency, following the guidelines for due dates noted above.

Please note:

  • Accounting documentation must include the following: your full name, institution name, program name, type of diploma/degree, course name/code, and final course grades.
  • Course codes must be equivalent to those accepted by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Canada).
     
  • Candidates with foreign designations will need a letter of good standing (LGS) from one of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) members to establish equivalency to meeting the CRA education requirements for foreign accounting designations.

 

Experience

Specific work experience is not required to apply to this staffing process. However, we are interested in the skillsets you have to offer and encourage you to attach your resume to your application by following this 2-step process:

  1. Upload and save your resume to the "Documents" section of your Candidate Profile.
  2. Prior to clicking "Submit Application", attach your resume in step 3 of the application process by selecting the box next to it.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their online application, including their education credentials and all required documents, as soon as possible, as the closing date and time on this notice of job opportunity may change. Candidates will be screened against the prerequisite staffing requirements and assessed on an on-going basis.

Although experience is not required, you are encourage to indicate all the experience factors you possess in the Experience Questionnaire as that may be used, in addition to your resume, to consider you for appointment (please note that experience may be validated).

Assessment

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.

Essential

The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated.

  • Performance Validation
  • Korn Ferry Unsupervised Internet Testing (UIT)*
  • Locally Developed Assessment Test
  • For bilingual positions only: Second Language Evaluation (SLE)  
    • If you have valid SLE results that do not appear in your Candidate Profile, please upload and attach the documents to your application.
  • For positions within the Collections and Verifications Branch only: Accounting Level 1 - Multiple choice test (AC-MCT-1): Pass Mark 16/32 or Educational Equivalent:

*The Korn Ferry Unsupervised Internet Testing (UIT) will be the first step in this staffing process. The staffing board will only screen applications for candidates who pass the assessment.

Assessments will primarily take place between November 2023 and January 2024. Additional assessments for candidates graduating in 2024 will be done at later date. You will need to have access to a computer/other device with access to the internet, and a phone line to participate in these assessments. The use of a webcam may also be required. 

If you fail to attend your scheduled testing or interview session, you will be deemed to have withdrawn from this process and will not be considered further. Assessments will only be rescheduled for exceptional circumstances, and the staffing board will make these decisions on a case by case basis.

All interactions throughout this staffing process, including email communications, may be reviewed by the staffing board to ensure candidates act in accordance with the CRA's Core Values. Candidates who contravene one or more of the CRA's Core Values throughout the course of this staffing process may not be considered further.

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.

Please note that candidates who apply to multiple positions will be assessed only once on common elements within this process.

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 assessment(s) conducted within the process.

Please note the following:

This staffing process will be used to staff current and future vacancies across various sites and program areas in Ontario. As positions become available, candidates who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Conditions of employment

  • Security: Reliability Status
  • You must be legally eligible / entitled to work in the province of Ontario 

Depending on the positions being staffed, you may have to meet other conditions of employment, for example 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
  • Willingness to work shifts or a flexible schedule (including weekends and statutory holidays)

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.

We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.

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

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.

Candidate Contact Information

Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the Candidate Profile on the CRA Careers site. Please ensure that your contact email preference is up to date at all times in your Candidate Profile. Candidates are solely responsible for ensuring that they read any messages related to this staffing process and meet any deadlines specified throughout the duration of this staffing process. Failure to do so could prevent us from contacting you and may result in your application not being given further consideration at that stage of this staffing process. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates, including your spam folder.

The CRA would like to thank you for your interest in this staffing process. If you are considered further, you will be notified in writing of the next stage of the staffing process.

Contact

Name: 2023 Recent Graduate Staffing Board
Email Address: RecentGrad-NouveauxDiplomes@cra-arc.gc.ca

Please quote requisition number 60158685 on all correspondences.


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