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 recruitment 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
  • a 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 - Application

To apply for a position, you’ll need to create a Candidate Home Account using your e-mail address and a password. Once you’ve done that, search for the job you’re interested in and select Apply. Respond to the application questions, attach a copy of your cover letter and/or resume, and submit your application. After the posting closes you’ll be able to see your status in that job competition.

Step 4 - 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 5 - 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.

For the interview:

  • bring a copy of your resumé
  • learn about FCC and what’s important to us
  • prepare yourself with specific examples of things you’ve done in the past: any challenges that arose and what you did about them, how you communicated with others, and exactly what you did to accomplish the goal
  • 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

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.