Inventory and shipping clerk (Former Employee) – Gatineau, QC, CA – 4 February 2012
I very much enjoyed working at Passport Canada. I got good training, a lovely group of individuals to work with and a very understanding boss. Being a student this helped very much when I had scheduling conflicts. However, as a student on contract I did not qualify for benefits, but then again those types of positions do not get any. Overall I loved that job and had decent pay for a student.
I worked at Passport Canada as a student. Being part of the FSWEP program that promotes jobs for students, this institution has been very generous in offering flexible schedules. My tasks varied from mail opening to data entry of passport applications. Students are sent to any section where help is needed. This is beneficial to enrich resumes with various tasks and experience. Change in tasks don't happen very often but they are appreciated when they do. Mail opening and data entry can become redundant to someone who needs a challenge at work. Most supervisors are kind and down to earth people. The workplace culture is friendly but a little difficult to move up the latter if you don't make yourself stand out a lot.
Although I only worked here one summer I made several friends. I did a daily inspection of various forms of paperwork for those applying for their passport. I would have loved to continue working their but the contract was short term and their were very few opening of full time as this department was quite popular with very few vacancies'