That's how i got my job at the Office, by applying on the Internet, everything (tests, interviews, references check) took about 4 months (there were about 1,000 people vying for 100 positions at the time if I remember well)Webby wrote: ↑Not to cause any kind of heated discussion, but I would just like to add that the Government of Canada did post a job opening for additional Passport Officers. I believe the application deadline was back in September 2006.
Edited to add that a google search shows another "Passport Officer" posting with closing date March 16, 2007. So I'm confident to say that there has been an attempt made to increase staff at the passport offices.
Nevertheless, give online application a try. Save everyone some time and $$$ parking. Thanks OP!
You can't blame the government for everything, it's not the most efficiently-run organization in the world, i never argue that; however if each and every one of you does what you are supposed to do then the world would be a better place.
If you *wait* until you *have to* go outside Canada to apply for a passport then wel my friend, you have more problems to deal with than just the government.
Just my $0.02