Recent or Potential Grads – HR Advisor – CRA – Various Locations

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: December 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

HR-02, Human Resources Advisor

Group and level
Various locations
Appointment Type
Anticipatory: Acting, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion, Term
Closing Date
December 23, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$56,748 to $73,133
Canada, Atlantic, HQ – Headquarters, Ontario, Quebec, Western
Various linguistic profiles
Requisition number
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About the job

Apply now! Come join us for a challenging and rewarding career in Human Resources. The CRA is seeking individuals for HR-02 opportunities in HR offices across the country. Under the guidance of an experienced human resources management practitioner you will be involved in staffing activities such as:

  • Conducting background research and collecting information on various human resources management trends, initiatives, issues, preliminary analyses, reports, and components of briefings or presentations.
  • Reviewing, researching and processing human resources management requests or assigned files in accordance with policies, directives, guidelines and procedures, and reporting any findings of significance.
  • Interacting with clients, project teams, colleagues and supervisor to exchange information, discuss and confirm requirements.

Language Requirements:

Various Language Requirements:

  • English Essential and,
  • Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB and CBC/CBC)

The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to work for one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!

The CRA offers some of the most sought-after benefit programs, career development opportunities and competitive rates of pay. Other incentives include:

  • A flexible work schedule – Work/Life Balance;
  • An opportunity to work with a wide variety of colleagues at one of Canada’s largest employers;
  • A challenging work environment that offers extraordinary professional development;
  • Access to an advantageous pension plan;
  • Access to a healthcare plan which covers many of life’s events: (medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, out-of-province medical expenses, etc.);
  • A workplace that supports workforce diversity and talent development.

Additional Information:

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service. As a separate and large federal employer, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) supports and will follow this new policy direction. 

As of November 8, 2021, all employees of the CRA, including new hires, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act and attest to their vaccination status.

The requirement to be fully vaccinated applies to all employees and new hires, whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This condition of employment applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the staffing process where it is necessary to verify conditions of employment, there will be a requirement to complete an attestation of vaccination status.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change as circumstances evolve. You may be required to temporarily work remotely (e.g. from home). Further information will be provided if you are selected for the position.

CRA prioritizes diversity and inclusion and is firmly committed to providing a diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve.  CRA’s National Employment Equity (EE) Staffing Strategy strives to eliminate EE gaps for the four EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Where an EE gap exists at the time of appointment, EE may be used as an appointment criterion for permanent and temporary appointments/staffing actions over six months made through this process.

To apply

Who can apply

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

AND eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members

AND individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.

  • Candidates may be required to live within a reasonable commute to a Canada Revenue Agency Office (CRA Office Locations)  Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.
  • This process will be used to staff positions in multiple cities across the country. If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay for any expenses related to your participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you receive an offer of employment from this process.
  • Preference for appointment will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Qualified members and former members of the Canadian Forces who receive an offer of employment are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as the closing date and time on this notice of job opportunity may change.

We may give preference to the first (500) candidates who meet the staffing requirements to apply. Additional candidates may be considered as needed. If you are considered further, we will notify you in writing of the next step in this staffing process.

Essential staffing requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements.


A degree from a recognized postsecondary institution.

Note: You must upload your education credentials in the EDUCATION SECTION of your candidate profile and submit all required documents by the closing date and time of this poster. Failure to do so can result in your application not being considered further.

Foreign education credentials – In addition to the above requirements, you must provide a verification of Canadian equivalency from a recognized credential assessment service. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.


Have experience*:

  • Using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint).
  • Providing advice, recommendations, or service to clients or managers.

*Experience is normally associated with the performance of these functions as part of the major job duties accomplished for a period of not less than 6 months cumulatively within the last two years.



The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions.

  • Mid-level test: Cognitive abilities, behavioural competencies, and traits – Korn Ferry Unsupervised Internet test (UIT)
  • Judgement
  • Second Language Evaluation (for bilingual positions only)


Asset staffing requirements may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated.

  • Education:
    • A postgraduate degree or advanced diploma in Human Resource Management.
    • Possess a designation as a Chartered Human Resource Professional.
  • Experience:
    • Working with an HR Staffing System.
    • Analyzing data and/or reports.
    • Working in Human Resources in a unionized environment.
    • Developing and delivering presentations.

We may limit the number of candidates to be considered further in this staffing process by using a top-down approach to select candidates with the best results.

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability/Security (Reliability Status)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Willingness to work on evenings and/or on weekends

Want to know more?

We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. To find out more, consult Employment equity, diversity and inclusion at the CRA. We encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Your questionnaire response will be retained on file for the duration of the staffing process. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.

CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.

Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.


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