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City of Toronto Interview Questions

Updated May 22, 2017
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    Librarian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    2 interviewers, friendly


  2.  

    Fitness Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    It took 6 months before they contacted me
    I then went for a try out with many people
    I was teaching my portion with people whom where also trying out
    You have 5 to 10 minutes to show your best stuff. So make sure you save your energy for then

    Interview Questions

    • I just had a try out to see if my classes would be good   Answer Question

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    Student Placement/ Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Interviewed for placement at city council. Standard interview process. 2 people who interviewed: Executive and administrative assistant. Interview was pretty relaxed. Interview conducted at city hall. Overall, experience it went well,

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself
      What do you think City Council does?
      Confidentiality is valued, do you have any experience related to confidentiality?
      Do you have any political experience?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very important to do research on the ward as well as about the Councillor


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    Trainee Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Very easy interview, about 30 mins with a list of 5 questions.
    You also have the option to go back to any questions.

    The interview was very one-sided, which I didn't like. When I asked the interviewer about a particular question, they said that the only thing they can do is repeat the question because they want to make the interview process fair for everyone else.

    At the end, they will ask you if you have any questions for them.

    Interview Questions

    • Here are the 5 questions:
      1) Tell me how your experiences relate to the position?
      2) What is it to work in a team environment?
      3) For instance, if you receive a user submits a ticket about a technical issue that occurs often, what steps would you take to resolve that particular issue?
      4) What would you add to your code to make error handling maintainable?
      5) What would you do if you are required to work on a project that is outside your current skill-set?  
      Answer Question

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was about 45 mins. There were three people. 2 were from Finance Group. 1 Person was from HR. The people involved in the process were making thorough notes. They didn't interrupt. Very less eye contact was maintained. It was very hard for me to read the body language as I felt they were robots sitting, taking notes. Pin drop silence in the room made me think I was in a 3D-silent movie theater watching a serious drama. Overall the experience was pleasant. I believe this process is a standard protocol for any job that falls under the municipality umbrella.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were in relation to the job requirements. Some behavioural questions, logical and scenario-based questions were put on the table as well.   Answer Question

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    Student Placement Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    informal interview, met with the manager and senior preceptor. Was asked about the past work experiences listed in the resume, the education experience and relevance to the position; they introduced the student placement projects available.

    Interview Questions


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    Budget Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    Standard panel interview. 3 people on the panel, 2 from the budget unit, one from the operating division. There's minimal eye contact due to panel writing points from your responses, but this is standard operating procedure for City interviews. It was roughly 45 mins with 6 questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Variance analysis is a regular function of the position. Please explain in detail your investigation techniques and processes and what action you would take when variances are identified.   Answer Question
    • Please explain how your education and experience in financial planning and accounting relate to this position.   Answer Question
    • Please describe a specific situation in which you had to deal with an issue of non-compliance that impacted both internal policy and ethics. What was the situation/issue, what was your approach and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Please provide an example of your involvement in a challenging team based task with minimal supervision. What was the task, what issues did you face, what was your approach and what were the results? What would you do differently.   Answer Question
    • Budget pressures are a constant variable in financial planning. Describe some techniques and/or strategies to alleviate budget pressures.   Answer Question
    • This position will have you supporting the City's XXXX Division. Describe some of the challenges currently facing the XXXX Division.   Answer Question

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    Support Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    An employee will direct the group for the computer testing. If you are successful then you will receive an email for the panel interview which is 45 minutes. The questions are related to the position and mostly behavioural. Make sure to practice well before the interview. Be calm and confident.

    Interview Questions

    • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and customer service general questions.   2 Answers

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I submitted an application online. About two weeks later, I received an email from HR requesting I attend an interview. At this stage, they asked for my references. Two weeks from receiving the email, I attended the interview in the office location. They asked 7 graded questions and 4 non graded questions. About 10 days later, I received a phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience with handling money?   Answer Question
    • Please describe a difficult customer service experience and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Toronto.

    Interview

    It took about 3 weeks for them to contact me and schedule an interview. There was a panel interview, most of the time they were just writting everything I said. There was minimum eye contact.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions are never personal, strictly business and lots of questions describing a possible scenario.   Answer Question

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