Recent or Potential Grads – Various Auditor Positions – CRA – Various Locations

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: September 29, 2022

AU-03, Various Auditor Positions, Halifax/Dartmouth, NS OR Sydney, NS OR virtual reporting within the Atlantic Region (Amended)

Group and level
Halifax/Dartmouth NS OR Sydney, NS OR virtual reporting within the Atlantic Region / Halifax/*Dartmouth, N.É OU Sydney, N.É OU le travail virtuel dans la région de l’Atlantique.
Appointment Type
Anticipatory: Acting, Lateral Move, Term, Permanent, Promotion
Closing Date
September 30, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$88,261 to $107,249
Various linguistic profiles
Requisition number
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About the job

The CRA: an employer of choice!

The CRA offers some of the most sought-after benefit programs, career development opportunities, in addition to competitive rates of pay, among others:

  • Flexible schedules to find the balance that is right for you between your work and your personal life;
  • Eliminates barriers so that employees with disabilities can perform their duties in the workplace. The well-being of employees and candidates for employment is a priority and commitment at the CRA;
  • A workplace that supports workforce diversity and the development of talents.
  • Generous vacation leave as well as other leave provisions (ie. family-related, sick days, etc).;
  • healthcare plan which covers many of life’s events: medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, out-of-province medical expenses and hospitalizations, etc.;
  • Access to an advantageous pension plan.

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
  • 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.

Come join one of our teams!

Positions included in the AU group require the application of a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing to the operation of governmental, financial, commercial, and industrial organizations, in the performance of one or more of the following duties:

  • The auditing of the accounts and financial records of individuals, business enterprises, or provincial or municipal governments to determine their accuracy and reasonableness to establish or verify costs, or to confirm the compliance of transactions with the provisions of statutes, regulations, agreements or contracts.
  • Performing audits on a variety of small and medium enterprises
  • Working with either the Income Tax Act or the Excise Tax Act
  • Applying audit techniques and computer applications
  • Positions require certain personal abilities, specifically in communication (written and verbal), time management, analytical and decision making skills.

Various linguistic profiles: English Essential and Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

For further information on the work of a specific team please contact the e-mail indicated below.



When you apply to this staffing process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to be placed on a list of qualified candidates (i.e. pools) for future vacancies. We will create various pools depending on the staffing requirements of the positions (i.e. relevant experience, location, language requirements).

This process may be used to staff similar position or positions at other levels.

This process will be used to staff positions primarily at the Nova Scotia Tax Services Office (Halifax or Sydney, NS) or the Atlantic Regional Office (Dartmouth, NS).  Depending on operational requirements some positions may be able to virtually report from a reasonable commuting commuting distance of CRA Office Locations within the Atlantic Region.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

We may give preference to the candidates who best demonstrate the staffing requirements. 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.

Applicants who do not meet the criteria required to apply on this staffing process will not be considered and will not be contacted.



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.

To 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 from the general public will have to pay for any expenses related to their participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if they receive an offer of employment from this process.

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.


To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements: 



The CRA’s minimum education standard for AU – Auditing

You must also add the following education factor to your candidate profile:

  • Academic level: “Accounting Specialization – AU group”
  • Area of study: Administration
  • Field of study: Accounting


We may use the following asset staffing requirements to screen applications for specific pools. Make sure to clearly demonstrate how you meet them on your candidate profile.

  • Recognized Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Successful completion of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.
  • Certified Business Equity Valuation designation

Important: 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.

Candidates currently occupying an AU or MG-AFS-05 level position with the CRA are considered to meet the educational requirement and are not required to submit proof of education unless it is requested by the Staffing Board.

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

Candidates with foreign designations must have their designation confirmed by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.



Candidates who are not currently employed in the Canada Revenue Agency:

At least two years of experience within the last five years working with businesses, partnerships, corporations or trusts in provincial tax administration; a public or parapublic institution; or a private accounting organization.

Experience must include performance of one or more of the following functions and could have been acquired through employment or through an internship to obtain an accounting designation from a recognized professional association (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA).

  • Conducting or managing audits;
  • Preparation of corporate or trust tax returns;
  • Administration of corporate accounting policies and conventions;
  • Providing tax advice under the Income Tax Act (ITA) Interpretation of the ITA


Have successfully completed the requirements of a Master’s degree program from a recognized postsecondary institution with a specialization in Canadian taxation AND  at least one year of experience within the last five years as outlined above.


Candidates who are currently employed in the Canada Revenue Agency:

At least 12 consecutive months of experience within the last five years performing audits or audit support functions at the AU-02 level or higher within the Canada Revenue Agency. Experience should include, but is not limited to, performing and/or managing audits/examinations or audit support functions for the purposes of administering and/or enforcing the Income Tax Act and/or the Excise Tax Act and/or various commodity tax Acts and Legislation.

* If you have spent time in developmental assignments, please provide details and time frames of your assignment(s). We will consider each situation individually to determine if you meet the staffing requirements.


For some positions, preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following asset requirements. If you believe you meet any of these, make sure you clearly demonstrate in your experience questionnaire how you meet them, as we may use these to screen applications for those positions.

  • Experience researching, analyzing, and interpreting Income Tax Act legislation.
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and interpreting Excise Tax Act legislation.
  • Experience conducting Income Tax Audits, Aggressive Tax Planning Audits, International Tax Audits, Related Party Audits, Trust Audits and Business Equity Valuations.
  • Experience conducting audits, or providing advice and guidance, on international tax in accordance with statutes administered by the Canada Revenue Agency.

**A tip for success – In responding to the experience questionnaire required with your application, consider this your opportunity to demonstrate the level of experience you have and to stand out as a candidate! Include information about where, when and for how long you’ve demonstrated the experience and include details regarding the specific types and complexity of tasks you demonstrated. This is important as we may use this submission to assess your depth and breadth of experience. Results from the assessment of staffing requirements may be used at appointment to select candidate(s) for employment opportunities.

In addition to your online applicationplease submit your resume as an attached document. To attach your document, you must upload it into the Documents section of your Candidate Profile and attach it to your application in Step 3: “Select documents” prior to clicking Submit Application.


The Canada Revenue Agency is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are invited to be assessed, you will receive further information on the steps required to request accommodations. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


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

  • Experience – We may use your submission from the Experience Questionnaire required for this application to assess your level of experience in accordance with the definitions and instructions provided.
  • Performance validation – May be validated through Reference Checks
  • Second Language Evaluation (for bilingual positions only)
  • Personal Suitability’s
    • Professionalism* – Pass/Fail
    • Dependability
    • Effective Interpersonal Skills
    • Initiative
    • Decision-Making skills

* Professionalism will be assessed throughout the staffing process.  Professionalism is the conduct and qualities of a person which illustrate that they are committed to the highest standards of achievement by behaving ethically and conducting themselves in a way that reflects positively on the organization.

**Note: 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 achieved on any of the staffing requirements being assessed.


The asset staffing requirements listed below may be assessed/applied.  Additional asset staffing requirements may also be identified and used as part of this staffing process.  Any additional asset requirements will be communicated to candidates prior to being used.

  • Employment Equity
  • Qualifications
  • Experience*
  • Additional education or training
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption

*The experience criteria listed on this notice of job opportunity may be further defined when making appointment decisions from this staffing process.


  • Reliability/Security: Reliability Status
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Willingness to travel
  • Valid Driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license
  • Willingness to take and successfully complete training

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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