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The Canadian Public Service Commission
The Public Service Commission promotes and ensures a non-partisan and merit-based public service that is representative of, and serves all Canadians. As part of this mandate, the Public Service Commission recruits for the public service with a portal for all public service jobs. The Public Service Commission administers all public service entrance exams.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Pre-Employment Tests
Officer position at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) must take the Situational Judgement Tests (SJT)
Situational Judgement Tests (SJT) give a scenario and you are asked for the best response. SJT generally cover the following areas:
- Being a Team Player
- Building Relationships
- Organization and Planning
- Focus on Customer
- Analytical and Creative Thinking
CRA Competency-Based Behavioral Questionnaire
The Competency-based Behavioral test is scenario-based, with typical on-the-job situations. Each scenario concerns a different competency, with 3-9 questions per competency. You must answer each question in 15 minutes.
CRA Accounting Level One Test
The CRA Accounting Level One Test assesses:
- Knowledge of general ledger, financial statements, CICA Handbook, journal entries, as well as their interrelationships and purpose
- Accounting practices, techniques and principles
Management and Leadership – Korn Ferry
For management positions in the CRA or other parts of the Canadian Public Service, the most common public service entrance exam is the Korn Ferry Leadership Assessment. This test allows recruiters to select the best applicants with desired characteristics and personality traits, that can be quite particular and specific. The
Korn Ferry assessments are: