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Why choose a career in the federal public service?
Working for the Government of Canada means working for the largest employer in the country. It means lots of opportunities; opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of Canadians. It means interesting and challenging work, great benefits and competitive pay. It means a good work-life balance, and lots of opportunities for professional and personal development.

The different types of jobs
There are many different types of jobs in the federal government, and lots of staffing options: Permanent options known as "Indeterminate appointments" and temporary options such as "terms", "casuals", "actings" , "assignments" and "secondments".

How are candidates chosen?
All of our appointments are based on merit. Every candidate must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a job in the Government of Canada. Our guiding values are: transparency, fairness, access and representativeness.

How do I find current job openings?
The job for you is just a click away! We are looking for diverse talent in many different positions: from engineers to nurses, from treaty negotiator to policy analyst. Visit Government of Canada Jobs to see all the jobs open to the public, and be sure to set up your Career Watch to get every opportunity that fits your search!

What do I need to know before I apply?
Before you apply, be sure to read the job advertisement to review the area of selection, closing date, official language requirements and essential qualifications such as education and experience. This is the "Statement of Merit Criteria", and we need to see if you meet all of the necessary requirements before we can consider your application. Review it closely!

How do I apply?
Ensure you follow all of the instructions listed on the job advertisement, including what information we need, how you meet the criteria and how to present the information, or your application won't be retained for further assessment.

Employment equity and diversity
Employment equity contributes to a strong and sustainable public service of Canada by ensuring that the workforce reflects the rich diversity of Canada's population. We promote employment equity and diversity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

What happens next?
There may be some skills tests, simulations, or other types of assessments to help us evaluate your experience, skills and knowledge.

Appointment
We are always looking for the right person, in the right position, at the right time. Once you sign the offer, you become a federal public servant!

We are looking for energetic and passionate people to engage with community members find innovative ways of fixing decades-long problems and committed to helping affirm the rights of Indigenous peoples to control their lives. Apply today! Go to Government of Canada Jobs to find your job opportunity.

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