Export Development Canada
Export Development Canada Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Financial Services Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Export Development Canada.
Interview Details – The first round consisted of a video conference from the Toronto office. An initial interview with HR and two senior managers. A total of about 1.5 hours. Standard questions regarding motivation, previous experience, etc.
After a few days, the HR called inviting for a second interview at EDC headquarters. The second round included two sets of interviews with most of the team members as well as the hiring manager. A small case study was also given to test financial skills as well as general business and export understanding.
The same day, a request for references came from HR. After a quick negotiation, a contract was sent out and signed.
The entire process was handled very professionally and relatively fast.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Typical behavioral based questions and CV related questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Some negotiation regarding salary is possible but not much.
Summer Student Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Export Development Canada
Interview Details – Received email inviting me to an interview, which took place the following week. The interview was a standard behavioural interview, asking questions about strengths and weaknesses and situational questions. It was around an hour and a half in length and took place at the head office in Ottawa, with the Manager of the team and another officer on the team.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you failed Answer Question
Underwriter Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Export Development Canada in March 2012.
Interview Details – First step was a quick phone Interview, then a written test to check the communication skills and financials skills. Finally the process ended up with an interview where I met 1 HR representative and then 2 managers.
Interview Question – Nothing usually, all common generic questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Phone quick negociation and then came back with an offer. They sent me the package and contract to sign by mail with a dealine .
Student Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Export Development Canada in May 2009.
Interview Details – A third party checked my references. I then did a 1:1 interview with a girl from HR who asked basic cookie cutter questions; ability with MS Office, strengths/ weaknesses, french/ english etc... Then a video interview with 2 managers of the team I was to be placed on. Many of the same questions. I didn't even answer the question 'what are your bad qualities'. Overall pretty smooth, all fastballs down the middle.
Portfolio Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Export Development Canada in May 2009.
Interview Details – The Agency appear disorganized in its recruiting process from the time they first contacted me. The phone interview was fine and the in person interview followed a week later. It was a panel interview that was fluid and conversational. The one on one interview afterwards was more structured.
Interview Question – Give an example where you had to persuade someone. Answer Question