IM/IT Technician

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

IM/IT Technician

Reference number: CSD22J–
Selection process number: -CSD-EA-NHQ-

Update: The closing date of this process has been extended to March 31, .

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

IITB is a national organization, with a wide variety of work that can be performed regardless of geographic location. However, certain positions may require a physical presence at a specific location.

EVALUATION: Online Application / Screening questions

Hiring managers will review your application to determine if you meet the essential education. However, some managers may opt to use asset education and/or experiences as well. This is why it is essential to provide concrete examples when answering the screening section in your application.

When writing a concrete example, think of the principle to help you structure it appropriately (Explain the Situation, what Tasks had to be done, what concrete Actions did the candidate accomplish, what were the Results).

You will have to provide the name of two references (at least one manager/ supervisor) that can validate the information provided.

Work environment

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. We do this by promoting a labour force that is highly skilled. We also promote an efficient and inclusive labour market. Central to this mandate is the Innovation, Information and Technology Branch (IITB). IITB is powered by the innovative thinking of over employees to deliver efficient, reliable and secure information and technology services to Employment and Social Development Canada offices from coast-to-coast.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Employment and Social Development Canada with various tenures, various linguistic requirements, various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

If a pool is established following this selection process, all federal organizations listed in Schedules I, IV and V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) will be able to use it in order to staff similar positions across Canada. By applying to this process you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments interested in staffing similar positions.

The main IITB hub locations are the following.

New Brunswick
️ Bathurst, NB
️ Fredericton, NB

️ Montreal, QC

National Capital Region
️ Gatineau, QC

️ Vancouver, BC
️ Edmonton, AB
️ Calgary, AB
️ Victoria, BC
️ Winnipeg, SK
️ Regina, SK

️ Timmins, ON
️ Sudbury, ON

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

  • Please indicate if you wish to apply for bilingual and/or unilingual positions.
    Please indicate if you wish to apply for virtual work and/or office work location positions.
  • Please provide two references – Manager or supervisor (including their name, title or link and email address/phone number).
  • In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

    ED1 – Graduation from a two-year program of study from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.

    1.Indeterminate incumbents in the IT group on December 9, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.
    2.Indeterminate incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, , who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.
    3.At the managers discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.

    The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements
    Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
    Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)
    English Essential
    French Essential
    English or French Essential

    Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
    In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

    For more information, please consult:

    CO1 – Problem-Solving
    CO2 – Ability to Transmit Information
    CO3 – Interpersonal Communications
    CO4 – Client-Oriented

    AB1 – Ability to communicate effectively orally

    The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

    AED1 – Graduation with a degree from a recognized postsecondary institution in computer science or information technology or information management or or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.

    If you have experience in one or more of the areas listed below, please make sure to fully answer the screening questions and provide details as the information you provide may be shared with hiring managers. Resumes will only be used as a secondary source to validate the experience.

    Experience in:
    AEX1 – Infrastructure / End user IT support and operation
    AEX2 – IT Security
    AEX3 – Database & Database Administration
    AEX4 – Application Testing
    AEX5 – IT Business Analyst / IT Project Management
    AEX6 – Information Management
    AEX7 – Enterprise Architecture
    AEX8 – Data Science

    Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

    Employment and Social Development Canada is committed to employment equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the following EE groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities.

    Conditions of employment

    Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed, sometimes on short notice.
    May require travel.

    Security Level: Reliability Clearance

    Other information

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

    Application process
    The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button Apply Online below.

    Persons requiring accommodation preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1—.

    By answering online screening questions, it is your responsibility, as a candidate, to provide CONCRETE AND DETAILED EXAMPLES to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the Other Qualifications sections.

    Your answers must include where and how you obtained the required education or experience, as well as the period(s) in which you performed the functions of the position(s). Your answer must include the date format of Month-Year to Month-Year. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

    Information on your described education, experience, etc. provided in the screening questions should be supported by your resume.

    You may save your application as a draft and return to it at a later date. Your application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered. Partially completed applications, or those in draft cannot be considered. You can make modifications to your submitted application at any time, but once your application has been selected for screening, you will no longer be able to make modifications and your submission will be considered final.

    Please update your request within days in order to remain active in this inventory. A notice will be sent to you 30 days before your application expires. If you do not take this into account, your application will be deactivated and will no longer be considered for presentations from this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.


    Each board and/or hiring managers will have specific criteria to assess and each pull from the inventory may be treated separately, therefore if you are referred for more than one opportunity you may be re-assessed on the same criteria.

    A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates, such as: written test, practical test, situational exercise, oral interview, simulation, presentation, role play, work samples, performance appraisals, reference checks, and/or assessment board member personal/direct knowledge of candidates qualifications. Some assessment tools may be administered electronically, others, in-person.

    Please note that asset qualifications, obtained results, top-down and/or random selection may be used to identify which applications will be given further consideration.

    Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. The essential qualifications that are listed in the statement of merit criteria are mandatory. Applicants may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

    Pass marks will be established for each qualification. However, achieving the pass mark is not a guarantee of an appointment or that candidates will be put through the next stages of the assessment process. A cut-off score or a top-down approach may be used at any step if there is a sufficient number of candidates to meet immediate and anticipated staffing needs.

    All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

    Travel status – Travel costs
    Please note you will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed. Consequently, you will be responsible for travel costs.

    Proof of education
    Proof of your education credentials will be requested during the assessment phase of this process.

    Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency.

    Foreign certificates and/or diplomas must be assessed against Canadian education standards. The federal public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, determined by a recognized credential assessment service.

    The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations.

    You can access the CICIC website at: This website provides links to a number of Canadian organizations that provide equivalency assessments.

    Original diplomas, degrees or certified transcripts may be required and must be presented upon request. Failure to produce required documents will result in your application not being considered.

    Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. Only applications from PSRS System will be accepted.

    PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes. It is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is entirely your responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.

    Official languages – Bilingual positions
    Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants will be asked to indicate in their on-line application their preferred official language for each of the following: a) correspondence, b) written exam, and c)interview.

    To be considered for a Bilingual Imperative position, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required).

    If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the Public Service Commission, you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website: more information on SLE, visit the following web-site: optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application. informations
    An assignment, secondment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive supervisor will be required before an offer can be made.

    What do you need to know about diversity and accommodation?
    Employment and Social Development Canada is committed to employment equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates selfdeclaring as being a member of one or more of the following EE groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities.

    If you are selected for further consideration, please advise the person who will contact you of any accommodations you may require during the selection process.

    The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


    Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

    We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    Contact information

    Evaluation Committee Apply online Date modified: -08-09


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