Canada Revenue Agency Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    On campus, a co-op position for 8 month 30 mins one-to-one interview with the audit manager. question answer based. They will let you know a bit the job description after you answer what does auditor do. Interviewer is friendly and keep write down what you said

    Interview Questions

    • what does auditor do
      Why do you want to work for government
      Why do I hire you
      Tell me about tax return
      Tell me about the experience when you are handling difficult situation
      Do you know how to prepare financial statements?
       
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    Taxpayer Services Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, 1 month later they asked for my educational credentials. Then about 3 months later I received an email inviting me to sit for their Writing Skills and Situational Judgement tests. These are computer based, multiple choice questions. I received my results by mail and was contacted by email to go attend an interview. I was interviewed by 2 people who took notes the entire time. It's open book you have the questions written infront of you and they go over each question, give you time to jot down your thoughts and u can answer whenever you're ready. 3 questions, 30 minutes. Then there's the computer based test to see how well you can navigate the CRA website and do research. Also test your customer service skills and phone manner (pretty tough).

    Interview Questions

    • Not allowed to share specific questions it they're straight forward typical interview questions   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Canada Revenue Agency.

    Interview

    You have to take a test called writing skill test and if you pass that they will call you for an interview. The thing which was very confusing for me is that they both were writing your response and they were interrupting me by saying slow down and that made me forget what I was saying.

    Interview Questions

    • How will your education and previous experience help you in this position or how are you suitable for this job. Another was about an angry client, how would you deal with him/her. Third was related to their mission and values.   Answer Question
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    Taxpayer Services Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    E-mail communication and required tests included Situational Judgement and Written Test. Situational Judgement test was obviously the more difficult of the two as the Written Test can be passed by anyone who has good English comprehension, grammar and spelling. However, both tests can be considered easy.

    This was a phone interview as I lived in another province from the location of the job.
    They send Section 2 questions to you via e-mail 30 minutes ahead of the phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Briefly summarize any topic that you find interesting.   1 Answer
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    Taxpayer Services Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency (Calgary, AB (Canada)).

    Interview

    Applied in May. Got called in for an evaluation in July (group computerized tests on being able to look up tax information and a series of behavioural questions). Interview in August (5 questions, 3 of which I was given in advance. Basically to see if you can communicate clearly) Offered the position in late December (14 week term). Whole process was more than half a year.

    Interview Questions

    • No tricky questions. First stage was all "open book", and second was talking about yourself with plenty of preparation time   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Given 2 days to accept.

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    No Offer

    Interview

    Appear for Situation Judgment Test and waiting for result, want to know about locally developed tools for competencies/qualifications 2 like ability to research info, ability to deal with situations, ability to demonstrate CRA values, ability to communicate and deal with clients

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through university. The interview wasn't conversational at all. more like Q&A. I didn't feel the connection with the interviewers at all. Rather, I felt like I was being investigated. As I was answering questions, they were all busy writing my responses. It was 30 minute interview followed by a 10 minute writing session.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the hardest challenge you encounter at school   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Canada Revenue Agency.

    Interview

    Applied in April, and was interviewed in June, and am still waiting for the result of assessment (written and interview). I am not sure how long this process is going to take, but was told that it can be very long. A 2nd interview may be required.

    Interview Questions

    • Before the interview, they usually will give candidates some direction on how to prepare the interview, and I find those guidance very useful.   2 Answers
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    Income Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Question for AU02 & AU03 Auditor candidates that passed the tests, interviewed in January 2014 and were told they would be in the "pool" of names: Has anyone from the "successful pool" created in January 2014 received any offers yet? Wondering if we are all still waiting. A new job posting for AU04's mentions offers will be in June 2014 perhaps same for AU02 & AU03?

    Interview Questions

    • Very casual, somewhat informal interview with (2) persons. General questions e.g. What are your strengths, weaknesses? How much experience in auditing and preparing corporate tax returns.   Answer Question
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    Income Tax Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at Canada Revenue Agency in December 2013.

    Interview

    I submitted application in July but was invited to the interview in Dec. I was told the final offer, if any, would be provided within 1 to 6 months. So it is a chance to test your patience-an offer up to one year!

    There are three steps in their hiring process. First, the candidates are required to take an English writing skill test, which is computerized and all in multiple choice. Second, it is so called: Locally developed tools, which in my case, is a paper test including multiple choice, True/False, short answer questions, and one long answer question. This test is to focus on the abilities to interpret the income tax related legislation and administration. Finally, if you get passed in the prior tests, you are invited to an interview. The main purpose of the interview, as per the hiring staff, is to verify the candidate's resume and working experience. Before the interview, they sent out an email stating the five competencies they are testing: Critical thinking, client services, team work, income tax audit, oral communication.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you rank your three competencies: auditing, taxation, and accounting?   1 Answer

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