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Canada Post Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2017
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    Summer Student Web Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Canada Post (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I was invited to an interview about a month and a half after submitting an application to one of the many student summer programs. Overall interview process was very pleasant and casual, and included a brief tour of the floor it was on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself in general; and what brought you to this field in particular.   Answer Question

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    Mail Carrier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Canada Post (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online at Canada Post's website. After a few days, I got an email to take the online General Abilities Test (GAT) which was pretty easy. One or two days after taking the test, I received the email for setting up the telephonic interview. I called and got the time and date for in-person interview in the same call. After that, I went for a 1:1 interview. The lady asked me questions for about 20-25 minutes. I thought that the interview went really good (I have more than 2 years of customer service experience, and the answers that I provided were good answers in my opinion) but I received a rejection email 2-3 days after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the time when you did something for health and safety in your office.   Answer Question
    • You have to do a task you are not clear about. You ask your colleagues but they are not helping. What would you do?   Answer Question
    • You are delivering mail and a customer comes out of her house complaining about the delay in mail. How would you respond?   Answer Question
    • What is your strength?   Answer Question
    • What do you think about teamwork?   Answer Question

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    Labour Relations/Human Resources Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Canada Post (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview followed by an in-person interview.
    The telephone interview was about 30 minutes long asking behavioral based questions.
     The in-person interview was done by 2 managers. It lasted about 60 minutes.

    Interview Questions


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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canada Post.

    Interview

    You will be invited to complete online assessments and if successful invited to an interview. You will be asked to bring a character reference letter to the interview with short notice (1 day).
    If succesful at interview you will attend Physical Fitness Test.
    If succesful you will be invited to complete paperwork and ID.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canada Post (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Emailed a personality test. If you succeed, they will offer 3 slots at 8am for the interview. Very stupid, they giving you the questions before hand so you can prepare huge lies!!

    2 managers were there doing the interview, just writing off your 5 stories. Managers are looking into your leadership personality so why have a personality test? As if a Manager would be better at finding out who a person is.

    Advice to HR, the personality test and CV should already be able to tell you who to hire. Job is easy, anyone who passes the personality test can do it. The personality test result is 90% of your answer. Reduce the test time by 20%.

    I arrived late, Terrebonne to Canada Post took me me 1h30, I miscalculated 1h10 driving time with Google telling me it would take between 40-50min. I didn't have time to prepare the stories since I was already starting a new job 2 weeks prior and was too busy with meetings and learning the environment. Arriving late and stress from work made it difficult. If you don't have a job it's very easy to fake everything about your stories and personality.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a story about your Leadership in previous job with Canada Post's 5 leadership behaviours.   Answer Question

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    Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canada Post (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    3 Interviews - the first was a quick interview with 2 Managers asking competency questions, second was with the hiring manager and director, third was a take home 48 hour case study that was presented to a panel of Directors.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me for an example of how I handled ambiguous tasks   1 Answer

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    Cell Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Canada Post (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Quick response to application by email. Personality instrument online was quick. Interview included one HR Advisor and one district manager over the phone. Received a call from HR to invite me for a 2nd interview for a different position more in line with my experience. I met with 2 managers responsible for a different department. The interview went well. They told me I had the job. After 2 weeks without hearing back, they told me the job was no longer available with no explanation. Found out later that the position was given to a unionized person.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were related to my past experience. It was a positive experience.   1 Answer

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    Relief Letter Carrier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canada Post (Hamilton, ON (Canada)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied on line with a current resume, Got invited for the GAT testing, passed this, then got accepted for an interview, Passed this and a few days later was set up for the Carriers functions test, Found this relatively easy, as was used to Use of force training..

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about water hazard in the building how would I deal with it being first on scene.   Answer Question

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    Letter Carrier (Relief) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canada Post (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, and completed an online test. I then received a phone call about in-person availability, followed by an email with all of the documents I'd need to bring with me. Had a 7:30am interview. Instead of advising me of the following on the phone, they waited to advise me of these key facts in-person: You may not get any on-call workdays except for Christmas; we'll sometimes call you with as little as two hours notice; you'll be expected to report to any depot within a 50km radius of your home and you won't necessarily work locally; on-call carriers have a chance of becoming full time staff which will take two to seven years. Wow. Advice to CP: advise people on the phone of these facts, before an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why do you want to work at Canada Post?" All questions were read awkwardly by the HR rep from a sheet of paper while they scribbled down answers. Needless to say, I would describe the experience as very amateur and unprofessional.   Answer Question

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    Process Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Canada Post (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by email about 3 weeks after applying.
    They were very nice about rescheduling the interview.
    Had to wait at security desk before interview.
    Interviewer came to get me and brought me to a meeting room.
    There were 2 interviewers, 40 min interview.
    Said they'd email their decision within the next week but didn't.

    Interview Questions

    • 3 situational questions. Name a time when...
      1) you made sure your work was of the highest quality & how
      2) you collected data from multiple sources. What did you do with the information?
      3) you failed to submit something on time. What did you learn?  
      1 Answer
    • Rate you proficiency from 1 -5:
      - coding
      - CAD
      - excel
      - minitab  
      Answer Question

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