Statistics Canada Interview Questions in Ottawa, ON

Updated Aug 15, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Very efficient and surprisingly quick. Applied through FSWEP and was hired within a few weeks. Was contacted then asked to provide a multitude of paperwork. Was given the option of a phone interview or an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • To describe my education, employment and skills. Describe an occurence where I use data analysis. The type of statistical programs i know and various projects I've done using them. The questions were somewhat related to the task I now do. The questions are all rated on a standard so the more keyword you say the better, can quite inefficient and frustrating since there's not much back and forth in the interview.   Answer Question
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    Programmer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    3 Interviewers, one hour interview and one hour written test. They gave me a list of questions and 1/2 hour to prepare for it and after that. They asked questions and also asked me to present answers with examples of my former working or programming experience. Actually, we spent one and half hour to finish the interview. Finally, I was asked to do a written test. Questions in the written test is quiet straightforward and easy. like programming skills like OO programming and database like sql.

    Interview Questions

    • Just basic questions on programming like OO programming and database like sql.   Answer Question
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    Junior Financial Analyst Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Went through co-op, got interview, met on campus.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about amortization of a newly purchased asset, where it goes : ie: balance sheet less amortization, amortization expense on income sheet and retained earnings on balance sheet go down   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Too many other options

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    Methodologists Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    About 2 hours for both technical skills and soft skills, one hour for each part. Soft skills part includes both sentence-type questions and a role play (like consulting scenario). Technical skills part is mainly about sampling and data analysis, very basic but requiring familiarity and quickness. A relatively more objective, comprehensive and therefore fairer interview process compared to many others.

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    IT Team Leader Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Consisted of a memo and oral exam. Exam contained combination of technical and non-technical questions to evaluate knowledge and suitability. Interview was conducted by a panel of 3 interviewers who took notes. Questions were standardized to all applicants and graded on a scale to determine eligibility.

    Interview Questions

    • There were questions pertaining to how to calculate a critical path using a PERT chart, as well as questions on the differences between PERT charts and GANTT charts.   Answer Question
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