City of Toronto Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Librarian Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    2 interviewers, friendly

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    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    Few behavioural questions followed by some technical/case scenario questions (examples listed down below). The interview is very quick, and you must get at least 80% of the technical questions correct to pass. The best part is that they tell you if you passed/got the job right after.

    Interview Questions

    • For example, what would you do if you found an unconscious victim lying by the pool? And, describe the symptoms of a heart attack and how you would treat it. Or, one of the students in your class is being interruptive, what do you do?   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Was asked to prepare and deliver a presentation to provide recommendations on a predefined hypothetical case which took about 10 mins. No questions were asked during or after the presentation. It was then followed by panel interview which took about 40 mins. Questions were prepared beforehand and each interviewer read them out one by one.

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    Wireless Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    thorough, lost of people applied and there was a test before the interview. The test was long, but the questions were clear. The interview was standard and professional. The questions were on topic and there was plenty of time to ask questions too.

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    Senior BI Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    They asked a lot of Architecture questions.There was a book in front of the table.We need to flip the pages of the book and then read the questions and then answer it. The questions were job related.There were couple of behavioural questions. The bad part was that in case you need any further detail on the questions they were not ready to celaborate the questions

    Interview Questions

    • They were not ready to clear the questions which were not clear ...   Answer Question
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    Skating Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at City of Toronto in September 2014.

    Interview

    I went on the website and saw that they were hiring. After printing out the application forms, I filled them out and mailed them, yes snail mail. After a month, I got a call for an interview and a skate test. Interview Questions: 1) Name five tricks you can do on a circle 2) What would you say when a parent accuses you of favoritism? 3) How would you deal with a kid who keeps wandering of, or hen they're there, they're a distraction to others? 4) There's a patch of melted ice, and a kid slips and falls on it. What do you do? 5) Experience working with youth? 6) A kid is too scared to go on the ice, what do you do? Skate Test: 1) Forward and Backward One-foot glide 2) Figure 8 forward and backwards crosscuts 3) Skullies 4) Power stop on both sides 5) Three turn

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions they give you are related to scenarios and not really you yourself.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't really a negotiation phase. There's a set pay and stuff. I haven't gotten a schedule yet though.

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    Urban Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at City of Toronto in July 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online in early May. I heard back in early June that I had made it to the next round. This stage involved submitting a writing sample (max. 1,000 words/ 3 pages) on a specific issue that faces Toronto. Two weeks later I heard back and received a date for the interview. I interviewed in mid-July. Interview was a panel of 3 people and a total of four questions were asked. Additionally, a 5-10 minute presentation of my writing sample was required. Interview lasted 45 minutes- 1 hour. Apparently, there are over 1000 applicants from the initial job posting and around 50 are interviewed for approximately 15 positions. (These numbers are not confirmed)

    Interview Questions

    • The ombudsman of Toronto has seen a considerable increase in complaints filed against them. If you were a researcher looking into this problem how would you go about doing it?   Answer Question
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    Handy Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    One interview with two people present, simple process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Education Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    Single Interview, about a week given to prepare - more than adequate amount of time. The questions began with how you describe yourself - the usual, tell us about yourself. The next several are all situation based questions, how you would react to a disruptive student, an angry parent, how you might accommodate for students. Proven examples on how you have worked independently and collaboratively are useful for many of these questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question was surrounding strategies for behavioural management in an educational setting with approximately twenty students.   Answer Question
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for position over 6weeks ago, received very detailed email from HR recruiter inviting me to interview. Interview consisted of: 1. Pre assignment assignment 2. Panel interview Per assignment question was based of a real life scenario on what would you type of scenario. Panel interview - typical behavioural question (9 questions in total) The interviewees were typical government; no small talk, right down to business. At the beginning of the interview instructions were given that you can take notes, however all notes were handed back at the end.

    Interview Questions

    • Performance is import...describe a situation where you had someone who was under performing what was the situation and outcome   Answer Question
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