Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Service Agent in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Support Service Agent in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people that constantly encouraged me to pursue my goals.
    It was a really great student job.
    Very organized atmosphere

    Cons

    Some regular permanent staff knew they could take advantage of all the work the students were doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat student positions as second class citizens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Specialist/Technical Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Network Specialist/Technical Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Citizenship and Immigration Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Good work environment. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Boring/too structured at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Typical Government Department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work overseas if your fortunate to get bridged in.

    Cons

    Unclear hiring practices. Organization doesn't hire enough staff to fit operational needs and very little permanent positions are available. Organization relies solely on casual staff which reduces operational performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more permanent staff and eliminate casual employment all together. Fix the hiring practices and make it more transparent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but you get a lot of strange colleagues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quiet, good work environment, reasonable equipment

    Cons

    Strange people, stressful due to poor communication, continuous changes to structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great people, poor technology. Review by a software developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Citizenship and Immigration Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent and helpful co-workers
    Wonderful and nice managers
    Tons of flexibility

    Cons

    Uses ancient technology
    Limited group development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create a more open engineering process that isn't filled with so much red tape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its better days are behind it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Citizenship and Immigration Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting and diverse clientele.

    Cons

    Extremely top-down management style has removed all innovation and creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the greater good ahead of your own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent for coop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Pros

    Good pay for coop job
    chance to job shadow many other departments
    appreciative managers
    friendly staff
    benefits are good for indetermintes only (I scoreed it low because I was not one)

    Cons

    tedious and menial jobs
    can get very boring after only a few days
    casual/term/indeterminate status make it difficult for entry levels to rise up
    low job security if you are not indeterminate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have better communication channels between deparments to make things more efficient

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Pros

    Very interesting work, a lot of nice people, endless variety in work, learn new things every day.

    Cons

    The office is closing so there are no jobs any longer.

    Negative Outlook

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