How to apply


Things go better when you’re prepared. Here’s what to expect during the application process.

Step 1 - Cover letter

Tell us why you want to work at FCC and what you’re looking for in a career. Your cover letter should include:

  • Position you’re applying for and competition number
  • Why you’re qualified for the position
  • Brief summary of education, experience and skills related to the job

Step 2 - Resumé

Your resumé reflects you and what you’ve accomplished. When creating:

  • Ensure contact information is current and correct
  • List education, employment experience and volunteer work
  • Choose available references who can comment on your skills and abilities

Step 3 - Online application

  • Review the job you’re interested in and select Apply
  • Next, create or sign in to a Candidate Home Account
  • Complete the application questions, attach your cover letter and resumé, and submit
  • After posting closes, you can view your status in the job competition

Step 4 - Assessments

We use many tests and tools to determine who’s most suited to a role – and what we use depends on the type and level of the position. In some cases, language evaluations will be necessary. If you’ve completed one from the Public Service Commission of Canada, provide a copy with your results.

Step 5 - Interviews

Bring your resume and copies of your professional credentials (if applicable). It’s also helpful to learn a bit about FCC and what’s important to us. And we’re happy to answer any questions you have about FCC and the role you’re applying for.

In your interview, you’ll meet a selection committee of two to three people. Tell us about yourself and be prepared to answer questions using the STAR method:

  • Situation: tell us about a challenge you were faced with
  • Task: tell us about what you were trying to achieve from the situation
  • Action: tell us about what actions you took to overcome the challenge
  • Results: tell us about the outcome of the challenge


You’ll only be considered for a position with FCC if you’re legally entitled to work in Canada. Eligible applicants include: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and refugees in Canada with legal status. Temporary visitors, student visa holders and those waiting for permanent status will not be considered.