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Interviews at Elections Canada

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Elections Canada.
Interview experience
Based on 538 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 524 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 517 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Elections Canada

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
58%
About a week
24%
About two weeks
9%
About a month
5%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
49%
On-site interview
26%
They have no interview
19%
Problem solving exercises
14%
Group interview
12%
Least reported steps
Written test
8%
Other
7%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Elections Canada

  • They ask you if you are able to work in Canada and if youre old enough and have any experience before this job.
    Shared on 11 August 2017 - Registration Officer - Vancouver, BC
  • I did not get an interview. I applied and received an email with a position, which I then accepted.
    Shared on 7 August 2017 - Poll Clerk - Lake Cowichan, BC
  • No interview process
    Shared on 31 July 2017 - Registration Officer - Halifax Regional Municipality, NS

Interview tips at Elections Canada

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)45%
  • They didn’t have a dress code26%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)20%
  • Formal (business suit)8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Elections Canada

  • Fewer staff meetings and if a meeting is held, have a specific goal.
    Shared on 26 November 2020 - Advanced Technical Writer - Gatineau, QC
  • be real be your self be happy
    Shared on 6 November 2020 - Security Officer - Dawson Creek, BC

The first interview at Elections Canada

How candidates got an interview
  • Other20%
  • Recruiter contacted me18%
  • Other online job site14%
  • I called them13%
  • Through Indeed10%

How candidates received their first interview at Elections Canada

  • I applied online to a posting on Indeed.ca
    Shared on 5 April 2020 - Poll Clerk - Mississauga, ON
  • I called a number a saw on a sign outside my community centre.
    Shared on 19 February 2020 - District Returning Officer - Calgary, AB
  • Apply six months before election day and write a cover letter about relavent experience and your willingness, and eager to work here.
    Shared on 6 October 2019 - Deputy Returning Officer - Burnaby, BC