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$10+ billion (USD) per year
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    I worked at Canada Revenue Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    Pay and compensation needs to improve

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation

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Canada Revenue Agency Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    IT Developer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Canada Revenue Agency.

    Interview

    The formal hiring process has three main parts:

    1. Written tests: There were two, standard written tests on different competencies and written English skills. You have to achieve a minimum level in each competency to get proceed to the next step - the HR interview.

    2. HR interview: It was a standard 30-minute interview with a 15-minute preparation time. The questions that were asked focused mainly on your personal introduction and general experience (whatever you have) related to the job, especially with IT project management and providing some sort of service to a client.
    If you pass this round, you'll be put into a pool of qualified candidates and asked to fill up a detailed skills questionnaire which the hiring manager(s) use to select you for further interview(s) if they are looking for the skills that you say you have.

    3. Technical Interview: This is the main interview round. Here, a team will mostly ask you technical questions related to the work that they do in CRA. They will base the questions by matching your skills but occasionally you might be asked questions that are out of your comfort zone. You might be invited to attend more that one of these interviews with different teams once you are in the pool. The interviews can extend from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the team. In my opinion, the longer it is, the better. You would want to have a conversation with the hiring team rather than having a formal interview. It makes things more interesting and the interview becomes enjoyable. If everything clicks well, you'll find yourself in a comfortable conversation with the team as you answer their questions. The team that hired me was very down-to-earth and nice. They broke the ice with me very quickly and I had a fun but pretty technical interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I'll generalize the questions here without being too specific.

      1. Why do you want to leave this job/position and work for us? (if you are already working or engaged somewhere else)  
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    • 2. I was asked a lot about how I planned and implemented projects in previous positions that I worked for. They'll get very specific and will try to figure out if you actually did what you claimed in your resume.   Answer Question
    • 3. Your interaction with your supervisor was an important part of their assessment, at least that is what I felt like.   Answer Question
    • 4. Even if this was an entry level position with no experience required, they might ask you about any relevant experience you have. Try to think of any project you did that might be relevant.   Answer Question
    • 5. If you have more than necessary qualifications, they will focus on that to get your rationale on why you would still want to work on an entry level position. Answer carefully and in detail.   Answer Question
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