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Hiring Various Skilled Trades: Come join our Defence Team!

Reference number: DND23J-095100-000014
Selection process number: 23-DND-EA-NAST-506538
National Defence - Real Property Operations Unit (Québec)
Bagotville (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Montréal - Other locations (Québec)
GL-EIM-10 - (Electrician), GL-EIM-11 - (Electrician-Linemen or Electrician-intruder alarm), GL-MAM-09 - (Refrigeration technician or Locksmith), GL-MAM-10 - (Refrigeration technician), GL-MAN-05 - (Insulator), GL-PIP-09 - (Plumber), GL-PIP-10 - (Plumber), GL-WOW-09 - (Carpenter), GL-WOW-10 - (Carpenter), Supervisors/foremen’s- different groups and levels
$28.56 to $41.57 per hour

Cracking the Code – Navigating the Application Process - Step by step

For the exact hourly rates of pay that correspond to the individual classification listed above please visit the following website: Rates of Pay- General Labour and Trades (GL)

Closing date: 11 September 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: As of October 10th 2023, the organizational need has been amended, please consult this section for such amendments.

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

👷 If you have experience in any of the following trades, apply today! 🛠

↪ Insulator
↪ Locksmith
↪ Carpenter-joiner
↪ Electrician ( including linemen and those specializing in security systems installation)
↪ Refrigeration technician with halocarbon environmental qualification
↪ Pipe fitter or Plumber

We look forward to receiving your application!

📢 How does this work?

✅ Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply Online”

✅ Step 2: Tell us about yourself! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

✅ Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong.

Work environment

🍁 The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 types of civilian career opportunities. DND's role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. The civilian workforce is an essential part of the Defence Team. Your knowledge and expertise contribute to the overall mission. In this regard, the department fosters a work environment where you have opportunities to learn, to develop your talents, to progress in your career and have job satisfaction over the long-term.

What do we offer?

👍 At RPOU Québec (Real Properties Operations Québec), we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn and progress in their careers and to have job satisfaction. You’ll enjoy:
↪ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
↪ Opportunities for advancement
↪ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill current and future vacancies with various employment tenures.

Our immediate need is to staff positions in the following locations:
↪ Montréal
↪ St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
↪ Valcartier
↪ Bagotville

A pool of partially or essentially qualified candidates may also be established to fill current and future vacancies with various employment tenures (temporary and permanent), language profiles, security requirements, and conditions of employment in various locations within the Department of National Defence.

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)


ED1. Possession of a valid applicable provincial/territorial or Interprovincial Journeyperson Certificate in one or more of the following: insulator, carpenter-joiner, electrician, electrician and linemen, electrician and electrician specializing in security systems installation, refrigeration technician with halocarbon environmental qualification, pipe fitter or plumber.


*** A military DP-2 equivalent qualification for applicable trades.

*** NOTE: Applicable trades for a military DP-2 equivalent qualification are Plumbing and Heating Technician, Construction Technician, Electrical Distribution Technician, and Refrigeration and Mechanical Systems Technician.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Experience in repair, maintenance, inspection or installation of systems and equipment related to the trade(s) to be filled

Other qualifications may be required relevant to the position being staffed. You may be contacted and asked to submit information or to be further assessed.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements


C1. Shows Initiative and Takes Action
C2. Thinks Things Through
C3. Works Effectively with Others
C4. Demonstrates Integrity and Respect
C5. Communication*

*Being able to communicate effectively is a skill that allows you to understand and be understood by others. These can include but are not limited to effectively communicating ideas to others and actively listening in conversations.

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

AEX1: Experience in supervision (for some positions only)

AA1. Ability to supervise a team (for some positions only)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity


↪The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

↪ In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

↪As a result of the relocation of a work unit at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta employees. Employees of UIC 2671 – AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

OR1.Willing and able to travel
OR2.Willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions
OR3.Willing and able to possibly be exposed to noxious fumes and extreme heat and cold conditions.
OR4.Willing and able to work overtime as required.
OR5.Willing and able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
OR6.Willing and able to work at heights as required.
OR7.Willing and able to work in confined spaces as required.
OR8.Willing and able to lift up to 25 kg when required.

⭐ Depending on the position(s) being staffed, some additional Operational requirements may be required as well as some of the operational requirements listed above may be used as conditions of employment. If this is the case, we will communicate with qualified candidates to inform them of any additional Operational Requirements or Condition of Employments in order to determine interest for these opportunities and assess/confirm whether these additional requirements are met. ⭐

Conditions of employment

COE1. Various Security profiles in accordance with position being staffed:
↪ Reliability Security Status
↪ Secret Security Clearance

COE2. Possession of a valid and unrestricted Provincial or Territorial Driver’s Licence, as well as being able to obtain and maintain a DND 404 driving permit.

⭐ It is important to know that all conditions of employment must be met at the time of appointment and candidates must continue to meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment. Also, depending on the position to be staffed, other conditions of employment may apply.⭐

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

If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact us and receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.

▶ Depending on the position being staffed:
↪ Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
↪ Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
↪Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications
↪You may be contacted and asked to submit information or be further assessed

▶ Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, role play scenarios, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.
↪ Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

▶ Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.
↪ Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

▶ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
↪ Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
↪ Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
↪ Organizational Needs.

▶ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.

▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

▶ Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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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