Careers

CRA job selection pool of qualified candidates

  • Last Updated:
  • Sep 24th, 2018 9:36 am
Tags:
None
Jr. Member
Apr 2, 2015
118 posts
38 upvotes
Toronto, ON
Does anyone know how long the Writing Skills Test B305 takes? I have a class to head to 1.5 hours after it is set to start. Will I be ok?
Newbie
Dec 24, 2016
26 posts
7 upvotes
ON
HeyHowYaDoin wrote:
Feb 19th, 2017 12:51 pm
Does anyone know how long the Writing Skills Test B305 takes? I have a class to head to 1.5 hours after it is set to start. Will I be ok?
Standard time for WST will be 105 minutes. In my opinion, it's possible to finish it 15/20 mins earlier.
You can find details regarding test here:
Writing Skills Test (WST)
Never give up!
Jr. Member
Apr 6, 2009
111 posts
10 upvotes
Toronto
Same boat, I am in au3 pool and still nothing.
Newbie
Dec 13, 2010
21 posts
2 upvotes
Toronto
Vdubbs wrote:
Feb 21st, 2017 9:28 pm
Same boat, I am in au3 pool and still nothing.
Same situation here
Newbie
Dec 24, 2016
26 posts
7 upvotes
ON
I've got job offer for SP-04 level position (process #51061112) at Winnipeg Tax Centre. Best of luck to all others who're in the process.
Never give up!
Newbie
Feb 22, 2017
3 posts
1 upvote
Congratulations!
When did you receive your offer? Did CRA notify you by call or email? and is it a permanent position?
I have also applied to this position and haven't received any information.
Newbie
Dec 24, 2016
26 posts
7 upvotes
ON
moveup999 wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2017 9:00 pm
Congratulations!
When did you receive your offer? Did CRA notify you by call or email? and is it a permanent position?
I have also applied to this position and haven't received any information.
Thanks. I received it yesterday over telephone. It's a term appointment.
At which stage of assessment are you now? Are you in the pool?
Never give up!
Newbie
Jan 5, 2017
17 posts
3 upvotes
Anyone from Alberta heard anything so far for SP-04?
Newbie
Feb 26, 2017
8 posts
Victoria BC
Anyone from Victoria BC heard anything so far for SP-04?
Newbie
Feb 26, 2017
8 posts
Victoria BC
Anyone from Victoria BC heard anything so far for SP-04?
Newbie
Feb 26, 2017
13 posts
1 upvote
After going nuts for weeks trying to figure out how the selection process works, I wanted to share my experience.

I applied for an SP-01/SP-02 position on December 28, 2016.

January 5, 2017 - received and invitation for Taxation Centre Clerical Test & Wonderlic Personnel Test
January 11, 2017 - wrote both tests
January 12, 2017 - results for TCCT posted to my candidate profile
January 24, 2017 - results for WPT posted to my candidate profile
February 11, 2017 - after multiple emails to External Staffing, received a response that I had passed the tests and security clearance and they were working on my references
February 16, 2017 - current employer contacted and provided reference
February 20, 2017 - received email stating that I was in the pool
February 20, 2017 (45 mins later) - received offer over the phone.

It seems that the higher your scores, the quicker you will get an offer. I scored well over the pass mark and was told that I was one of the first people called.

Hope this helps anyone going through what I went through!
Newbie
Feb 27, 2017
8 posts
Anyone got news for Ottawa, SP-03 for the collection agent position? I applied on Feb 12 and the status still says in process. A reply would be appreciated :)
Jr. Member
Dec 4, 2007
141 posts
8 upvotes
cracandidate wrote:
Feb 28th, 2017 9:50 pm
After going nuts for weeks trying to figure out how the selection process works, I wanted to share my experience.

I applied for an SP-01/SP-02 position on December 28, 2016.

January 5, 2017 - received and invitation for Taxation Centre Clerical Test & Wonderlic Personnel Test
January 11, 2017 - wrote both tests
January 12, 2017 - results for TCCT posted to my candidate profile
January 24, 2017 - results for WPT posted to my candidate profile
February 11, 2017 - after multiple emails to External Staffing, received a response that I had passed the tests and security clearance and they were working on my references
February 16, 2017 - current employer contacted and provided reference
February 20, 2017 - received email stating that I was in the pool
February 20, 2017 (45 mins later) - received offer over the phone.

It seems that the higher your scores, the quicker you will get an offer. I scored well over the pass mark and was told that I was one of the first people called.

Hope this helps anyone going through what I went through!
Wow from December to February, that is a quick process you went through and very interesting. Which location was this offer from by the way?

It's interesting that many people get pooled in after interviews/reference checks and what not. I applied, then got invited to write the SJT and Writing Skills. Got an email saying I passed and was placed in a pool. Then I got an interview months later. Was told during the interview that if I'm successful I'll get a call in 3-4 weeks. Never got a call, and the candidate profile shows that I'm still in the pool. Nothing since then.

Top