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Newbie
Nov 20, 2016
93 posts
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Saruman85 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2018 1:12 am
Hello friends,

I was offered a 5 month contract for tax payer services agent. I am torn because I currently am employed full time. If you do a good job is there a good chance of getting renewed? Are internal jobs that are posted attainable? Will they bring me back if I am let go after tax season?
Saruman, I hope this isn't too late, but as an ex-CRA employee with experiences in both the call centre and audit areas, I would caution you from giving up a full-time position just to take a contract position at the call centre. In my experience, it is fairly difficult for employees in the call centre to transition out of the call site into full time position. To do so, you will have to apply to various internal processes, which may require you to have 6, 12, or 18 months of experience working in a specific department; a 5 month stint in a call centre usually doesn't satisfy that criteria. It's pretty rare for them to automatically transition someone from a 5-month contract into an indeterminate full time position; the best you could hope for is them extending your contract. If you do go for competitions, remember that almost all of your colleagues in the call centre are probably on contract as well, and they will be competing with you for what few positions that call centre employees would qualify for. I was only able to get out of the call centre by applying through a co-op posting at another CRA department through my university at the time. If I had relied upon internal postings as a call-site agent, I probably wouldn't have my contract extended.
Newbie
Dec 11, 2018
1 posts
Hi everyone, I wrote CRA writing skills test yesterday and scored Level 2 (71 points). I applied for SP04 collections officer posting in Edmonton.
What are the chances of getting interview and offer. Is my score very low. Please advice.
Sr. Member
Aug 4, 2010
953 posts
203 upvotes
Anyone gotten offers for AU02 or AU01 in Winnipeg, Regina or Saskatoon? I think the pool expires by the end of January.
Newbie
Jan 6, 2019
1 posts
Hey everyone, I received an offer for a Collections Contact Officer SP-04 position in Kingston for 1 year. I was wondering if anyone could run me through the job (daily routine), benefits, time-off, and what skills (soft and technical) I'd develop in this position. Thanks in advance!
Jr. Member
Nov 7, 2017
102 posts
8 upvotes
My pool is ending January 24 and there no indication it will be renewed.

Do CRA start hiring now to prepare for tax season. I been checking the job posting but I do not the requirements required for the position.
Newbie
Jul 21, 2018
16 posts
No. Nothing from the AU1. Wondering if they already made some offers back in September when the pool status switched to closed for a few days...so frustrating...
RodDog999 wrote:
Jan 7th, 2019 10:20 am
Anyone gotten offers for AU02 or AU01 in Winnipeg, Regina or Saskatoon? I think the pool expires by the end of January.
Newbie
Nov 28, 2018
5 posts
If the start date for a Temporary position is Feb. 4, on the Generic Questionnaire, when would I be given an official job offer? Someone please give me their guidance and advice.
Newbie
Jul 24, 2018
25 posts
3 upvotes
WestCoastGuy67 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 11:05 pm
If the start date for a Temporary position is Feb. 4, on the Generic Questionnaire, when would I be given an official job offer? Someone please give me their guidance and advice.
In my experience, it was just exactly two weeks notice. Is that for the call centre?
Newbie
Nov 28, 2018
5 posts
sarsicola wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 6:19 pm
In my experience, it was just exactly two weeks notice. Is that for the call centre?
Yes, SP04 Taxpayer Services Agent
Newbie
Jul 24, 2018
25 posts
3 upvotes
WestCoastGuy67 wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 9:33 am
Yes, SP04 Taxpayer Services Agent
I know a few people that I’m working with that received their offer already but those guys used to work for the call site before. We’ll see by Friday if anything comes up.

Did you get a questionnaire about Employers Accounts that will start on Feb 18?
Newbie
Nov 28, 2018
5 posts
sarsicola wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 11:43 am
I know a few people that I’m working with that received their offer already but those guys used to work for the call site before. We’ll see by Friday if anything comes up.

Did you get a questionnaire about Employers Accounts that will start on Feb 18?
Yes

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