Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

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Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Reviews

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  • Lots of opportunity if you're talented and smart.

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager - Policy in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Middle Manager - Policy in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and the chance to make a difference. Often chances for foreign postings even if you're not in the foreign service. Tons of free training available. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Promotions and movement can be tough unless you're a generalist policy type. Office culture can be challenging and stifled in some career streams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to more quickly fire poor performers at all levels. Hold executives accountable for the quality of their group's morale and the health of their own corporate culture - grade them on this... You have a great bunch of managers - you now need more leaders...

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Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Interviews

Updated Nov 28, 2014
Updated Nov 28, 2014

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    Foreign Service Officer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was quite long - over a year from start to finish. It began with written exams, and interviews were held around 10 months later. It took a few months after that to receive the job offer then another few months to actually begin work. Questions were focussed on what you would do in a given situation, not what you have achieved. Interviewers generally have to document their decisions, so they write down a lot of what you say, though they do tell you that in advance so you're not thrown by it.

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Website www.international.gc.ca
Headquarters Ottawa, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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