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Updated Jan 25, 2015
Updated Jan 25, 2015
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  1.  

    Postmaster Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    role playing based interview, points, written test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Postal Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Canada Post.

    Interview Details

    At the time that I was hired my mother knew someone who worked at the post office. This person kept an track of when they were taking applications and called us whenever they knew this was happening. My sister and I went down and applied at the same time as about one hundred other people. Although neither of us had any other work or volunteer experience we both got called for interviews. We were both hired as casual employees. I would say that all employees start as term casuals and that is how they weed out the employees they don't want.

    Interview Questions
    • I was interviewed by two people at the same time. There were no difficult questions that I recall. Had to lift a heavy weight properly. They really screen their hires by hiring them as short term casuals before hiring them full-time.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiation for postal clerk other than through the union
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Letter Carrier (Relief) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Medicine Hat, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Medicine Hat, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Canada Post in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    A skills test is scheduled first; this consists of a few sections including reading comprehension, memory, basic mathematics, and address matching. It's very functional in that the skills tested are the skills used while on the job.
    If you pass the skills test, then a physical test is scheduled; this is also very functional in that it tests the same physical skills required for the actual job. If you are in somewhat decent shape, it shouldn't be difficult.
    If you pass the physical test, then a personal interview is scheduled with management at the local depot. It was very standard, with a brief explanation of the job requirements and a few very simple questions for the applicant.

    Interview Questions
    • On the original online application, a question of how you would deal with a customer who is upset that the mail is late (due to an overload of mail that day and extended sorting time).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    "We would like to offer you the position."
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mail Service Courier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Canada Post in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I actually applied online two years ago,got called for to the abilities test ,never showed up,I got black listed for like two yrs after that,re-applied in Sept,did the GAT,passed that,passed the interview,passed my driving test.security clearance now,HOW LONG ?

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult question,basic behavioral /situational questions,   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Basically told me I had the job after driving test,now I have to wait for Security Clerance......
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Postal Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Canada Post in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was offered the General Ability Test. After completion, they will ask you to stay so you could know your result. If you pass, you are schedule for an interview. The interview consist of behavior and situation questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The General Ability Test (GAT) is consist of multiple parts: math skills, memorization skills, comparison skills, reading comprehension,...etc.
      The interview is one to one, a supervisor would ask you behavior and situation questions. They record your response and pass it on to the HR department.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There are no Negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Letter Carrier (Relief) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Canada Post in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Four interview process. #1 Attend a GAT. Covers memorization, basic math, reading comprehension. #2 is an interview where they ask you behavioural questions. #3 is a physical test; carrying weights and walking a distance, lifting weights, putting pegs into slots (heart rate must remain lower then 160bpm). #4 is a driving test in a step van, need to be able to backup, and know general rules of the road.

    Interview Questions
    • If you are late delivering mail, and a person confronts you who is upset that you are later then usual, what do you tell them?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, wage is set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    On-Call Relief Mail Carrier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canmore, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canmore, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Canada Post in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview arranged through a phone call/email communication with an Analyst for HR with Canada Post, after online application submission. Met with a two person panel that spent time describing position and responsibilities, both very nice and open to answering questions to the best of their abilities. Wrote a brief 10 minute test (that was not difficult at all), and then spent about 30 - 40 minutes answering working scenario-based questions.

    Overall process was pleasant, with interviewers being very friendly, and questions not being at all out of line or overly difficult to answer. The only frustrating part was the waiting (I did not hear anything until about 4 weeks after my interviewers had hoped to make their choice known). I'm guessing that with the levels of bureaucracy that are most likely present, decisions and action may not always come quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • How would I deal with difficult co-workers or workplace situations; what steps would I take to resolve the situation? I felt this difficult to answer without knowing what existing workplace policies already exist.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Canada Post.

    Interview Details

    it is competency based; remember STAR

    Interview Questions
    • give us an example of when you were in team environment and you had to conivnce someone to do something   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Postal Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Postal Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Canada Post in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had to do a General abilities test which had 5 parts (each parts were timed). It's alright but stressful. Arrange an interview after the test. They will e-mail you whether you pass the test or not. If you fail you don't get the job. Few days later was the interview, typical situational questions. Then they will e-mail you if you meet their interview requirements. If you fail you don't even get the seasonal position. Need to do so much stuff just to get a mail sorting job...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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