The Application Process

Things always go better when you’re prepared. Here’s a preview of what we look for and what you can 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 the competition number
  • why you’re uniquely qualified for the position
  • summary of your education, experience and skills and how they’ll contribute to the job

Step 2 - Resumé

Your resumé is a reflection of you and what you’ve accomplished.

When writing your resumé:

  • ensure that your daytime contact information is current
  • list your education, employment experience and volunteer work
  • choose references who can comment on your skills and abilities, and are available in the following weeks

Step 3 - Assessments

We use a variety of tools to determine who’s most suited to a role. The type of screening and testing used depends on the type and level of the position. Language evaluations will be necessary in some cases. If you’ve recently completed one from the Public Service Commission of Canada, you’ll be asked to provide a copy of your results.

Step 4 - Interviews

Our competency-based behavioural interviews focus on what you’ve done in past situations. There will usually be a selection committee made up of two or three people for your interview. A list of competencies for the position you applied for is attached to the job profile.

For the interview:

  • bring a copy of your resumé
  • learn about FCC and what’s important to us
  • include copies of your professional credentials (education certificates, professional associations, etc.)
  • think of questions about FCC and the role you’ve applied for
  • be yourself