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Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014
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    Finance Clerk Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Health Canada.

    Interview Details

    First you have to create a log in and fill out the online application. I'm not sure what the hiring process is for other departments but for finance we always had to write 2 tests. The first one is usually multiple choice and then the second one is usually something longer that involves a case study. After you pass the tests you will be invited in to an interview with a panel of 3 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions such as tell me a time you had to deal with diversity at the work place.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Economic Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Health Canada in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    it was a phone interview by a senior economist. no further interview - just one . half behavioural and half technical questions. at first they ask you about your self and see if you are a good fit- looking for excel and statistical software. very pleasant interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see the heath care system in 20 years. What is the number one concern in the canadian health system   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Health Canada.

    Interview Details

    On-line application is standard followed by a written test, then an interview and reference check. The final step is a security clearance check which depending on the level of clearance required can take a few months to be completed.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were all your standard behavioural questions - describe a time when you had to deal with diversity...   Answer Question
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    There isn't one.
    Accepted Offer
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    Inspector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Health Canada in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    apply online, a few questions, situational judgement exam, interview.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Biologist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Health Canada in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    I filled out a basic online application (they have a system) and got called for a general city-wide interview taking place in my home town. The interviewers asked for paperwork to be filled, questions about simplifying my research, dealing with stress/deadlines/conflicts. Also they mentioned that I mightbe supervised by people with less education than me (M.Sc.). They also asked if I was going to miss bench work (lab). I got a second phone interview 6 months later for a specific situation (due to my graduate courses in toxicology I think). They followed up with a second phone interview 2 weeks later, with the person that was going to be my manager. He asked me to speak in both French and English (luckily I am bilangual) and also asked about current events taking place in Canada ranging from politics to the football championship taking place in my hometown the week before. They called back a week later to offer me the job, without ever meeting me in person. Salary offered was mid 60's, and I found out it would have been 5000 more if I had a PhD.

    Reasons for Declining

    I did not want to move to Ottawa, the kind of work required of me (report writing only) and the fact that I wanted to get a PhD degree and was on a full doctoral award funding from a major govt agency at the time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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