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Statistics Canada Interview Questions in Ottawa, ON

Updated May 18, 2017
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    Census Enumerator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Online application and then two phone calls to verify bilingualism, experience and references.
    Written test to measure problem-solving and math skill took place at a government building with a large number of other applicants. There wasn't a typical interview, either one-on-one or by group. Two full-day training sessions prepared selected applicants for the task of enumerating.

    Interview Questions

    • Number of questions if French to verify I you can speak the language comfortably   Answer Question

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    Census Enumerator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    There were two screening tests, one online and one at statistic Canada. You had to pass both of them. Questions were math and some puzzles.They were also timed so you have to be very time conscious

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Very efficient and surprisingly quick. Applied through FSWEP and was hired within a few weeks. Was contacted then asked to provide a multitude of paperwork. Was given the option of a phone interview or an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • To describe my education, employment and skills. Describe an occurence where I use data analysis. The type of statistical programs i know and various projects I've done using them. The questions were somewhat related to the task I now do. The questions are all rated on a standard so the more keyword you say the better, can quite inefficient and frustrating since there's not much back and forth in the interview.   Answer Question

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    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    3 Interviewers, one hour interview and one hour written test. They gave me a list of questions and 1/2 hour to prepare for it and after that. They asked questions and also asked me to present answers with examples of my former working or programming experience. Actually, we spent one and half hour to finish the interview. Finally, I was asked to do a written test. Questions in the written test is quiet straightforward and easy. like programming skills like OO programming and database like sql.

    Interview Questions

    • Just basic questions on programming like OO programming and database like sql.   Answer Question

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    Junior Financial Analyst Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Went through co-op, got interview, met on campus.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about amortization of a newly purchased asset, where it goes : ie: balance sheet less amortization, amortization expense on income sheet and retained earnings on balance sheet go down   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Too many other options


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    Survey Frame Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    It was a basic process: I applied online, they offered to interview me, I was interviewed once and I performed well so I received an offer. I got this job through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) so my process may have been more lightweight than is usual. The interview was not difficult at all; the interviewers were a pleasant man and woman who made me feel comfortable. However, the process was quite long as is common in the public sector.

    Interview Questions

    • If a publicly traded company's record on our database shows $5,000,000 in revenue is year X and $50,000,000 in year X+1, how should you find out if this is correct or not?   1 Answer

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    Methodologists Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    About 2 hours for both technical skills and soft skills, one hour for each part. Soft skills part includes both sentence-type questions and a role play (like consulting scenario). Technical skills part is mainly about sampling and data analysis, very basic but requiring familiarity and quickness. A relatively more objective, comprehensive and therefore fairer interview process compared to many others.

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    IT Team Leader Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Statistics Canada (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Consisted of a memo and oral exam. Exam contained combination of technical and non-technical questions to evaluate knowledge and suitability. Interview was conducted by a panel of 3 interviewers who took notes. Questions were standardized to all applicants and graded on a scale to determine eligibility.

    Interview Questions

    • There were questions pertaining to how to calculate a critical path using a PERT chart, as well as questions on the differences between PERT charts and GANTT charts.   Answer Question

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