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Reference number: STC22J-027283-000004
Selection process number: 22-STC-EA-NAT-SSO
Statistical Survey Operations - Statistics Canada
We are looking to recruit candidates from across Canada!
IN-EXT-01 - Interviewer, IN-INT-01 - Interviewer
$20.56 to $25.12 per hour (dependent on the position being staffed, there may be applicable salary premiums for second language use or evening and weekend work.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Statistical Survey Operations

Closing date: 28 April 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We are looking for individuals who are willing to:
• Work variable hours, including evenings and weekends

What does an SSO Interviewer do?

Conducts survey collection activities with the public, this includes using a variety of methods to obtain statistical information as required by the Statistics Act. They will organize and complete work assignments as per instructions, and perform quality control on their own work. An interviewer will have to use a variety of equipment and materials associated with the gathering of survey information. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining productive and harmonious relationships with respondents (households and individuals) of assigned surveys.

Intent of the process

Our immediate need is to staff positions within Statistical Survey Operations across Canada. A pool of qualified candidates will be established.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards or approved alternatives. An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may be accepted.

Degree equivalency

Experience performing computer functions (opening /closing and locating software programs and files; utilizing word processing, email and spreadsheet software, etc.)

The following competencies will be assessed through your application:

• Accountability and Dependability
• Effective Interpersonal Interactions
• Ethics, Integrity and Respect

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Various Language Requirements – English Essential; French Essential; Bilingual (English and French)

Information on language requirements

The following competencies will be assessed through an interview:

• Influencing Others
• Effective Oral Communication

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

During the application process you will be asked to respond to a series of questions about your availability, second language proficiency and job requirements. We ask that you respond to these questions truthfully and accurately as we will be using these to determine what type of positions your candidacy will be considered for.

Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel) or similar software

Experience gathering information in order to conduct a survey

Experience dealing with the public


Statistics Canada is committed to hiring and promoting a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In order to achieve this representative workforce, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Indigenous peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

At Statistics Canada we recognize that a diverse and inclusive workplace that can harness the diverse backgrounds, talents and perspectives of its employees is essential to building a better, more productive and more innovative Canada. Statistics Canada promotes the advantages of diversity and inclusion in the federal government and offers interesting career opportunities and rewarding challenges for everyone.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Candidates will be required to meet specific conditions of employment depending on the position they are being hired for.

Any conditions of employment that are required for the position, must be met before an appointment is made. All costs associated with meeting the conditions of employment are the candidate’s responsibility. Candidates must meet and maintain the relevant conditions of employment throughout their employment.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

SSO is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) and handles its own recruitment. For this reason, SSO uses a different staffing process and its terminology may not be the same.

SSO is Statistics Canada’s survey collection operation, which is a separate agency that is part of the federal public sector for which the management structure resides within Statistics Canada, but that is separate from Statistics Canada. SSO employs thousands of Interviewers across Canada. SSO Interviewers conduct over 2.5 million interviews with Canadians every year. The success of Statistics Canada’s surveys is due in large part to the trust Canadians place in our Interviewers. Statistics Canada’s commitment to Canadians’ confidentiality, privacy and secrecy is the cornerstone of our success with the public. It is central to the work we do.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet each of the essential education and experience. You must provide one or more examples from your experiences that you feel demonstrates your proficiency in each qualification.

A good way to proceed with the development of your example would be to use the STAR model:
S – Situation: Describe the situation and provide all relevant details.
T- Task: What tasks did you have to perform? What needed to be done to resolve the situation?
A- Actions: What did you do to resolve the situation and why did you choose this action plan? Did you consider other options? Why weren’t those options chosen?
R- Results: What was the result of the actions you took? What could you have done differently? Was the client satisfied? Did you achieve your goals?


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Statistical Survey Operations Recruitment Team
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