Auditor Apprenticeship Program with CRA
In addition they how are the "Wonderlic Personnel Test" & "CRA Writing Skills Test."
My test is this week and I was wondering how I could prepare for it, in advance of course.
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Yeah I took a glance at the example questions and they were straightforward.gfunk333 wrote: ↑Oct 16th, 2007 12:52 am3 of my close co-workers are ex-CRA, and were all recruited into the AAP program upon graduation.
This was a few years back, but I believe the starting salary was big 4, with the exception that you only work 37.5 / week. From what I've been told its a great program. Excellent learning and practical experience, which opens up a lot of doors in the lucrative world of tax.
2 of them are now working in planning, and one is working in appeals alongside lawyers. So you do have a lot of opportunities in the profession and industry, once you get sick of working for the gov.
My cousin wrote the Wonderic and writing test last year (not for CRA), he was pretty stressed over it but did fine. Quite honestly to fail the test, you need to have the mental capacity of moron + the English skills of a ESL student. The pass rate is ridiculously low at like 50%.
One of my colleagues do browse here, maybe he will chip in with his thoughts.
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How are you liking it? What kind of work are you doing right now? I'm writing the test soon as well.
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The program here in Newfoundland seems alright, though I don't have anything to compare to.
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Some government employees do apply for higher positions through external postings. In this case they may be clerks that recently completed their degrees and therefore qualify for the AAP. Current employees know the culture and how the agency works and may have an advantage in answering questions during the interview (if they can get that far).canabiz wrote: ↑Oct 21st, 2007 10:05 amAn interesting comment that my wife heard in the testing session from some participants: Some of the people who write the tests are already working for CRA in different capacities and will have the advantage in the selection process. Can anyone confirm on this ? If so that really sucks, it is supposed to be a fair and transparent process.