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Updated May 21, 2014

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Summer Student Interview

Summer Student
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Canada Post in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied for summer student positions both in Ottawa and Toronto in March. A month later the HR emailed me to set up a phone interview. It was a easy interview, containing about five behavioral questions, like "describe a situation in which you lead a team/ handle a conflict/ overcome a difficulty/ make a quick decision".

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Letter Carrier (Relief) Interview

Letter Carrier (Relief)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and interviewed at Canada Post.

Interview Details – Passed the GAT test. In person interview scheduled a couple of days later. 7 questions. Something about a time you wanted feedback. An angry person wondering where his mail was. Working in a team environment. How you juggled a few activities while being stressed.

Interview Question – Something about a colleague wanted to cut corners and followed procedures that were detrimental to the company   Answer Question

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Postmaster Interview

Postmaster

Interviewed at Canada Post

Interview Details – role playing based interview, points, written test.

Interview Question – How would you handle long term absences   Answer Question

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Postal Clerk Interview

Postal Clerk
Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Canada Post in September 2013.

Interview Details – Had to write a General Abilities Test (GAT), if successful, will go on to have an interview. My interview was 5 situational-behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Something to do with racism, finishing work early, how to deal with an unruly co-worker, what to do with new equipment, have you ever received good feedback   Answer Question

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Letter Carrier Interview

Letter Carrier
Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Canada Post in October 2009.

Interview Details – I was in an office with 2 supervisors, I was asked about my knowledge of the city, my skills in reading and writing. I found the interview to be quite easy actually. I wasn't nervous or anything.

Interview Question – If I knew the history of canada post and details on new processes and such   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Canada Post.

Interview Details – Applied internally online, no phone interview this time. Multiple positions posted and I had applied more than once. Although I asked questions to HR, they did not respond.
Met with hiring director and another director that we would be working together with. Behavioural interview. Also was asked to prepare a deck on a sample project and present.

Interview Question – can't think of one. typical behavioural interview questions   Answer Question

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Letter Carrier Interview

Letter Carrier
Hamilton, ON (Canada)

I applied online - interviewed at Canada Post in October 2012.

Interview Details – one month reply after apply on line
one week later I got a call for GTA test
one week later I got a call for interview test-I failed
they have sent a letter that they don't process my application further.
even though I submitted all documents that include company experience, T4 etc

Interview Question – When you resolved a problem with a teammate whose actions you did not agree with   View Answer

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Collection and Delivery Supervisor Interview

Collection and Delivery Supervisor

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Canada Post in October 2010.

Interview Details – Want Corporate "YES PEOPLE" no matter what

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Postal Delivery (On Foot Or Driving A Postal Van) On-call Interview

Postal Delivery (On Foot Or Driving A Postal Van) On-call
Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Canada Post in April 2012.

Interview Details – Filled in online application, submitted resume
They called about a month and a half after application and did a filtering interview to ensure I was interested in on-call work, informing me that there was no guarantee of hours.

Arrive at main post office, five candidates arrive at same time, sit in lunch room with postal workers wandering about, buying things from vending machines etc.

2 HR people (male and female) arrive and get us paper questionnaires requesting basic personal information and reference info.

Workers leave (I think their jobs started and lunch room cleared out) and candidates given multiple choice test

The female HR person advises us that they are looking for 5 people (there are 5 here so odds look good that we will be hired).

Complete test.

Female HR asks us if we could do the interview portion of the hiring protocol today because they are in a rush to get it completed and we all agree. She explains the rest of the hiring procedure if we pass the test and interview.

1 week in postal carrier training and driver training in Victoria and we must drive there each day because they won't pay for a hotel in Victoria (1.5 hours away)

Test
wrote multiple choice test that evaluated reading comprehension (basically reading postal notices in French and English and determining what they say), simple addition and multiplication, address comparison (are these two addresses exactly the same) and memorization (memorize four columns of addresses eight items long/ next section>turn page/ without looking at previous page identify which column each address came from). This last section was hard for me.

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While delivering mail you are approached by an angry and unreasonable customer complaining about a box that should have been delivered earlier, what would you do?
While delivering mail you approach a stairway covered in snow what do you do?
If you are sorting mail and there was no one next to you doing the sorting for another route, and nobody but you noticed, what would you do?
Give an example of when you resolved a problem with a teammate whose actions you did not agree with.
Give an example of when you asked for help to resolve a problem.

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  • Give an example of a time you asked for help from someone?   Answer Question
  • While delivering mail an unruly customer comes up to you angry that his package arrived later than it was supposed to. What would you do?   View Answer

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Director Interview

Director

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Canada Post in December 2011.

Interview Details – Questions regarding past employers, duties, pros and cons. Why you are interested in leaving the current organization. Acquire a feel for other companies that may suit the role(s) I was looking for.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had a problem that took a long time to resolve   View Answer

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