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Canadians really are friendly.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Government of Canada full-time

Pros

The Government of Canada offered me a great quality of life with generous leave policies and overtime pay. The government also encourages internal movement and gives the ability to apply for other positions.

Cons

If you work for the Government of Canada abroad as a non-Canadian there are a few implications. Make sure to check on tax implications, because they can add up and in the United States you are not eligible for unemployment if they decide to lay you off. Another implication is that you can only move so far within the system, without citizenship.

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  1.  

    great first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    networking, understanding of how government works in your country, ability to connect with people in different ways, really prepares you for any field. It was an amazing first job opportunity for someone in early 20s and wants to exercise hisintelligence.

    Cons

    during a federal election you are required to take an unpaid leave of absence to help out with the campaign. When you are already making so little in salary, this came as a surprise. However, the fast pace environment of election time together with the skills you gain is worth it at a young age.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can get it, go for it.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ton of opportunities across many job categories.
    Strong benefits program.
    May get interesting and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Some departments operate in a very old fashioned manner.
    Decisions may not always be based on management expertise but rather political imperatives. This can be very frustrating at times.
    Advancement is often based on seniority rather than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top performers through a bonus system.

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