I was hired as a Language Data Analyst but stopped the hiring process when I took a look at what they wanted to do a background check on people. I received an email from Sterling Talent Solutions Backcheck - the company they hired to do the background check on the hires and the list of what they were going to check made my skin crawl to be honest.
They wanted ICBC drivers abstract (this is NOT a driving job that was being hired for so this information was NEVER necessary) - They wanted ALL of my health information...I don't feel that is any of their business. - They wanted to check my social media including online, print, et cetera - I could understand if I was doing PR work for them but I was NOT so why would my social media (twitter, facebook, etc.) have anything do with the job?? Address, contact information - makes sense- and address HISTORY - does NOT make sense...why would that even matter??? Criminal, police record (makes a bit of sense) and they wanted court records...doesn't make sense...financial history including bankruptcy, credit history, and financial judgments...how is that any of their business??? Gap activities including my travel activities...again I say how is that their business???? They wanted to check if I am on and watch or sanctions list if I was mentioned in print media or online media,
From my experience working as Data Analyst in Vancouver, it's generally a 9-5 job. Technically a 9-6 job so that you can have an unpaid lunch break hour. However, most people just eat at their desks and don't take the lunch hour so they can go home at 5. You can also come a bit earlier and leave earlier, but most people do the 9-5 thing.
Minimal flexibility. You can choose to have a lunch hour and leave at 6 instead of 5 but most people just work eating at their stations. In addition, you can come earlier to leave earlier but you are required to be there usually from 9-5.