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Good for a while, good experience but then time to move on
Client Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC19 October 2017
People are nice and supportive;
Work can be boring, unchallenging and repetitive (at a low rank, especially if not in your field of interests);
Work/life balance can be challenging, especially when commute is long;
Good and important work, but bureaucracy makes progress slow;
Office spaces though comfortable, cubicle-style is dreary;
Management not always on top of their game but willing to make effort;
Salary and benefits good;
opportunities to move up/move around.
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Interesting and varied communications environment
Strategic Communication Officer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 October 2017
Great opportunities here for professionals to develop top-notch skills. Management is supportive of staff development. Team collaboration is key to success.
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Great work environment with supportive employees.
Financial Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 October 2017
I positive work place with dedicated staff, all working to provide accurate budget analysis for the Courts System.


Great work environment with supportive employees.
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Great Job
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hull, QC23 September 2017
working for the government job is rightfully coveted. It offers great salary, light workloads and a lot of benefit for permanent positions. Overall great employer
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Assisting supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 September 2017
Data entry clerk in charge of passport applications. Environment is extremely calm and friendly and yoju meet people of different cultures that tends to increase your social skills.
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Great place to work
Clerk in Finance (Former Employee) –  Shediac, NB4 August 2017
Great place to work on going training, you can ask questions an you always get an answer. Your treated like a person, not a number.
People are respectful.
Pros
Great teams
Cons
Difficult to get full time permanent work
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Typical Government culture
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 August 2017
mentoring and coaching other colleagues
helping management prioritize identify work
troubleshooting applications
offering advice on best practices
providing insight into process improvements
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Good culture to learn in.
Junior Policy Analyst (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC24 July 2017
Good people, great work-life balance and very collaborative. Freedom to work on your own. Lots of meaningful work. Nice atmosphere, but still very serious.
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Excellent Experience
Passport Office (Casual) (Current Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON18 July 2017
Great work team and management treats staff fairly. Pay system is a mess. Hours are excellent. Training was thorough and prepared me adequately for the job
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Lots of bureaucracy
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Good short term job
Elections Canada (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON5 July 2017
Work only on election day
The manager was kind
Fast paced
Must follow all rules
Work in a busy environment
Must stay organized
Stay patient with some people
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Under Paid Over Worked
CR3 - Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 June 2017
I currently work for the Government of Canada and have been for the last 5 years. It is okay work but the pay is not enough. After taxes 30 thousand is not enough of a dollar figure to live in Toronto
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Great flexible well paying job
Census Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS10 May 2017
Easily accommodating to your lifestyle. Flexible hours. Good pay. Training is not that bad, and if you have a good leader then you're all set! Good Luck!
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Productive and educational
Translator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2017
I had the opportunity of working as a translator for Government of Canada for two months and I enjoyed my job. The best part of going to work every day was that I was learning new terminology and gaining writing experience.
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A terrific place to work
Multimedia & Communications Strategist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON20 March 2017
The Leadership Network- an Agency within the Government of Canada was a wonderful, forward thinking, cutting edge place to work within the Government of Canada.
Pros
A fantastic team!
Cons
Mandate change that took away the fire
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Great employer
Computer system Consultant & Network Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 February 2017
Some much as bee learned in this work environment. Updated my competence at an accelerated pace. Met great people throughout the years. Always trusted with your current knowledge.
Pros
Peacefull work environment
Cons
Some negative stress
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Statistics Canada
Enumeration Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 February 2017
Well run department of Federal government responsible for acquisition and compilation of statistical data on the population.
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Manager, Tariff Policy Unit (Retired) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 February 2017
CBSA is an excellent government department to work in. As the front-line, first point of contact for both travellers and commercial goods entering Canada, the CBSA is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of Canada as well as facilitating the free-flowing movement of goods by effectively managing the pre-border, at border and post-border experiences of commercial and non-commercial travellers and goods.

The employees at the CBSA are dedicated, professional and conscientious in the performance of their duties.
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Great Learning Opportunity
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK2 February 2017
This was a great opportunity to learn about the inner workings of government and how the government works in partnership with other institutions.
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Great
Laborer (Former Employee) –  C.F.B Suffield Alberta22 January 2017
The place i worked with was hard and demanding, You had to be tough and give 100% but you learned a lot of essential skills and met good people that you could learn things from and grow with. It was rewarding work and I enjoyed my time there.
Pros
Being part of a team
Cons
Things were really busy or not at all
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A fun position that offers interaction with students of all ages
Private Tutor (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON20 December 2016
Being a tutor for kids from a wide age range has provided insight into the development of kids and learning- what works for one child may not work for another. I have be fortunate to be able to carry this lesson into other positions in the health care field, as well as in my own education.
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