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Administrative Assistant / Human Resources Assistant

Reference number: CSD22J-023721-000002
Selection process number: 2022-CSD-EA-NHQ-0009894
Employment and Social Development Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Bathurst (New Brunswick), Fredericton (New Brunswick), Miramichi (New Brunswick), Moncton (New Brunswick), Saint John Region - Other locations (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Belleville (Ontario), Chatham (Ontario), Cornwall (Ontario), London (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Vaughan (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Boucherville (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Jonquière (Québec), Laval (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Shawinigan (Québec), Windsor (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan)
AS-01, CR-05
$54,878 to $61,379

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 25 January 2022 - 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

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society. All candidates who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Individuals who identify with the LGBTQ2+ community and have any questions concerning their potential candidacy in this selection process are encouraged to send an email to the following mailbox: NA-ReseauNetwork_FIERTE-PRIDE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca. This mailbox is confidentially managed by a person of the LGBTQ2+ community.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment. Accommodation requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and will be limited to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a certified medical contraindication, religion or any other prohibited ground of discrimination as defined in the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA).

Work environment

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is one of the largest departments in the Government of Canada, with over 30,000 people from coast to coast. You could work in a forward thinking, transformative service delivery Department that includes Service Canada, and the Labour Program, which continuously strives on innovation and supporting Canadians through #LifesBigMoments. See for yourself on how we have an impact on Canadians:

What we can offer you:
• Being one of the largest departments in the Government of Canada, we offer many opportunities to be challenged, to develop and to make an impact!
• We value our employees by creating a healthy work environment and by encouraging work-life balance.

Don’t take our word for it; listen to the testimonials of our employees:

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on an indeterminate or term basis, language and security requirements.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience).

Degree equivalency

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

Bilingual - Imperative

Information on language requirements


- Using Excel;
- Detail orientation;
- Thoroughness;
- Ability to Organize/Orchestrate;
- Ability to transmit information;
- Being organized;
- Action oriented.

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


- Experience in the use of a word processing system such as Word.
- Experience in providing services to clients in an office environment.
- Experience in providing financial support services.
- Experience in providing human resources services.
- Experience in providing administrative support services.
- Experience working in a legal environment.

Organizational Needs

Employment and Social Development Canada is committed to Employment Equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as belonging to one or more of the following EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one or more of the designated groups by completing the EE section in your application.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Secret security clearance

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status or have a supported accommodation measure based on a medical contraindication, religion, or any other prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply online" below.

You may save your application as a draft and return to it at a later date. Your application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered. Partially completed applications, or those in draft cannot be considered. You can make modifications to your submitted application at any time, but once your application has been selected for screening, you will no longer be able to make modifications and your submission will be considered final.

Candidates must meet all the essential criteria in order to be appointed.
However, applicants may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Please note that asset qualifications, top-down and/or random selection may be used at any stage of the assessment process to identify which applications will be given further consideration.

What is a top-down selection? It is where only the top scoring candidates will be invited to the next stage of the assessment. Please note that different pass marks and cut-off scores can be used at various stages of the assessment process. Candidates who attain the pass mark might not be further considered in the process if they do not achieve the cut-off score.

We ask for your collaboration to ensure an efficient process but we will also try to provide some flexibility to candidates as to where and when the assessments could occur, and the assessments will be done on an ongoing basis. Please note that testing may be administered during the day, evenings and/or weekends. We will not consider requests for rescheduling beyond the reasons we will outline to candidates. Candidates who do not respond to inquiries from the assessment committee by the required deadlines or fail to attend/complete the assessment without good reason may be eliminated from further consideration.

At the time of assessment, proof of Canadian Citizenship and proof of education will be required. A security check may also be administered during assessment.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be contacting candidates via email including invitations for evaluations. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is your responsibility to check both your jobs.gc.ca account and email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Make sure to also check your junk mail folder. It is entirely your responsibility to inform us of any changes to your contact information.

Bilingual Positions
To be considered for a Bilingual Imperative position, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required).

If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the PSC, you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/corporate/about-us/contact-us.html#sle
For more information on SLE, visit the following web-site: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-language-testing-public-service.html


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

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