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productive place
mail clerk (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJuly 27, 2015
Pros: work inside
Cons: really mondain job
good job security
Monday to Friday
good pension plan
good place for advancement
up to 6 weeks holiday
there is a lot to learn in a days work
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I reported directly to the Chairman. I had control of all operational, budget and database issues.
Acting Registrar (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJune 1, 2015
Pros: Very busy. Learnt new acts and regulations, dealt with customers across Canada.
Very interesting work. Learnt a lot.
Made travel arrangements, schedule.
Updated database as needed.
Wrote operational procedures.
Participated in HR interviews for Agriculture Canada.
Hired personnel.
Interpreted acts and regulations.
Prepared decisions and typed up reasons.
Created a dictionnary of terms for the tribunal.
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Contract work
Java Web Application Developer (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMarch 3, 2015
• Performed web browser based application testing, bug fixes and development using Java EE, and the Spring and Hibernate web framework within the MyEclipse IDE.
• Organized project schedule using GANTT charts and discussed progress through frequent meetings
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Learned greenhouse IPM
Visiting Scientist (Former Employee), Harrow, ONJuly 22, 2014
It was great environment for learning and prove yourself. I enjoyed my work at research station.
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Good
Administrative Assistant (AS-1) (Former Employee), Ottawa ONJune 11, 2014
Scheduled appointments/meetings for Assistant Deputy Minister
Developed, implemented, maintained effective hard copy and electronic tracking/filing system
Proofread and formatted letters and memoranda addressed to senior management
Scheduled domestic and/or international travel and hotel arrangements
Created travel itineraries, travel claims and related information for Assistant Deputy Minister
Ordered and maintained office supplies
Sent faxes using secure and/or regular fax machine
Sent packages via courier and/or diplomatic mail
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Wide array of tasks and potential careers paths available, but limited space on team
Geomatics Technician (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJune 5, 2014
Performed a variety of tasks related to the annual Canadian crop inventory map; image rectification, cloud masking, image stacking. Field work also included the instillation of monitoring stations and verification of test sites for satellite images

The team serves as the primary G.I.S. and Remote sensing location for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada thus the employees work on a wide variety of tasks
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Fun workplace and lots of resources to complete tasks
Finance Technician (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBMay 28, 2014
Pros: easy to get into routine
Cons: difficult to complete a few of the tasks
My co-workers were very friendly people, willing to answer whatever questions I had while working there. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with all of the necessary workers in Finance to complete payment files. My bosses were always friendly to me and made sure I received good training before I started. I learned that it is never a bad thing to ask lots of questions if you don't understand something.
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Great
Greenhouse Operations Assistant (Former Employee), Harrow, ONMarch 4, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: work conditions
New and different experience from the various manual labour jobs I had in the past. This job required more than just labour required paper work and data entry and analysis.
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a learning experience
Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 24, 2014
I learned about agriculture insurance and its products. I did a forecasting project on potato yield.
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A great place to work with professional and friendly staff.
Senior Communications Advisor (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 21, 2014
Working for the AAFC was one of my best professional experiences. I felt accomplished, accepted and valued for my education and work habits.
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Best. Job. Ever.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Summerland, BCOctober 16, 2013
Pros: great people, beautiful geographically, welcoming workplace
Cons: a small pool of conflicting resources influenced inter-departmental atmospheres
My work involved traversing the Okanagan Basin via government vehicle in order to collect samples, make measurements, take observations and download climate data. Work was performed largely outdoors which was beneficial as the valley truly is geographically breath taking. Other tasks involved research and data analysis using computers, and aiding in fruit harvest associated duties.
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Learning about Beans
Bean Breeding Technical Assistant (Former Employee), Harrow,ONOctober 9, 2013
Pros: learning the science
Cons: internship
 Assisted with the technical breeding of various types of beans in order to promote plant growth and ward off pests and diseases
 Observed and recorded greenhouse data
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Fun
Earth Science Data Analyst (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 26, 2013
Enjoyed my stay there...Very relaxed environment. Co-workers were very amazing!
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Enjoyable friendly atmosphere
Assist producers (Former Employee), Regina, saskMay 23, 2013
Pros: good friends
Cons: downtown parking
Typical day at work was providing customer service on national toll free telephone for federal agriculture programs.
Learned to provide accurate, consistent and up to date information
The hardest part of the job was dealing with sensitive and problem cases
Co-workers were always willing to answer questions and work as a team.
Meeting deadlines and socializing with co-workers
Management always provided informative weeklly meetings
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Energetic people who really care about what they do
Coordinator, Rural and Cooperatives Secretariat (Former Employee), Ottawa, OntarioApril 22, 2013
May people at AAFC are "lifers" and over the span of a 21 year career I realized that for many, once they joined they never left.

I found that the vast majority of people cared deeply and personally about the issues they worked on. For them, it was a way of life and much more than just a job.
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games
Lab Technician (Former Employee), nepean, onMarch 12, 2013
Pros: good
Cons: nil
ELIFA (Enzyme Linked Immunofiltration Assay

BCFI (Bacterial Concentration Fluo. Immunoassay).
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Good
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), guelph, ONFebruary 19, 2013
Informative. A perfect fit for those who want to learn more about the Scientific Research Field.
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Very enjoyable work environment with great co-workers
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT/GROUNDSKEEPER (Former Employee), Charlottetown, PEJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: monday to friday
A day at work could be very diverse from one day to the next. Co-workers were great and I learned a lot from them. Best part of the job was having a different task each day. The hardest part of the job was working in greenhouses in the hot Summer sun.
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cheerful and productive work place
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBDecember 1, 2012
I learned a lot from my co-workers and supervisor sine they are very eager to help me learn the things I needed to learn. It's really quiet in the building because everyone is doing what they have to do but I love that we have free food or cheap lunches. My co-workers and supervisor are very kind, accommodating and respectable. They are always there to support me at any cost. The hardest part of the job is waking up early which is very typical to those who are not morning people. On the most part, I enjoy working in a laboratory setting.
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It is a good beginning
Post-doctoral Fellow at Lacombe Research Center (Current Employee), LacombeNovember 30, 2012
They have given me the opportunity to develop other skills within my area of expertise, as meat scientist