Summer 2022 Co-op – Tax Auditor/Examiner – CRA – Sydney or Halifax NS

  • Location: Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 5, 2022

SP05 Tax Auditor/Examiner, Halifax and Sydney, NS

Group and level
Nova Scotia TSO, Halifax and Sydney / BSF de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Halifax et Sydney
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Acting, Lateral Move, Permanent, Promotion, Term
Closing Date
March 06, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$62,858 to $70,749
English Essential
Requisition number
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About the job

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.

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.

Did you know that the CRA is one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada?

We offer:

* Learning and training opportunities to support you in your current and future career;
* Competitive salaries and benefits, such as supplemental health insurance, dental care, and vacation allowances;
* Flexible work arrangements, volunteer days, and family-related leave;
* Maternity and Parental Leave Allowances


Key Activities

Audits taxpayers’ returns, books, records, taxpayer requests, and supporting documents to confirm and enforce compliance with the statutes administered by the CRA. Prepares working papers, letters and reports to support work completed and compiles asset information to assist in the collection of taxpayer indebtedness.

Plans how the audit will be conducted; reviews documents and researches legislation, jurisprudence, publications and policies.

Discusses with taxpayers and/or their representatives technical and contentious issues, proposed reassessments, and recommendations regarding penalties and consideration of waiving of interest.

Identifies and gathers data for use in referring compliance issues (e.g. tax avoidance, tax evasion, non-remittance and third party non-compliance) to the appropriate program areas.

Presents and disseminates program specific information to the public, other areas within the CRA, and external stakeholders to encourage voluntary compliance. This may include participation in public information sessions and professional seminars.


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

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

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.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Halifax and/or Sydney, NS only.  Given the current COVID 19 situation, teleworking (virtual reporting) may be considered for successful candidates residing within a reasonable daily commuting distance of the Sydney or Halifax location, who have access to high-speed internet and a secure workplace in their home.  Candidates would need to periodically report to the office in Sydney or Halifax depending upon operational needs.

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.

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.

Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.

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 75 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: 


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 with foreign education credentials must have their education confirmed by a recognized credential assessment service, at the time of application. If they do not have their foreign education confirmed prior to the assessment stage they will be screened out of the process. Please visit the Canadian Information Centre of International Credentials website at  Note: Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.



  • No experience required

Asset staffing requirements

However, for some positions preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following experiences. If you believe you meet any of these experiences, make sure you clearly demonstrate on your application how you meet them, as we may use these experiences to screen applications for those positions.

Experience 1: *Recent and significant experience in working as an employee at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Experience 2: *Recent and significant experience in financial or accounting services, in preparing and/or reviewing financial statements for individuals or corporate clients and/or experience in a professional Sales environment. This experience would include one or more of the following: payroll, bookkeeping, the ability to provide detailed information on products and services, developing and maintaining sales leads and/or client relationships, identifying & responding to underlying concerns or objections in an appropriate manner, and resolving complaints or concerns and/or responding to client enquiries in writing or via telephone.

Experience 3: *Recent and significant experience working with clients through telephone contact. This includes providing service to the public via telephone which includes sharing and explaining information, responding to requests and enquiries, or resolving complaints and concerns.  This could also include negotiating with clients, setting of priorities, monitoring of results, adjusting activities/program objectives for their clients and resolving differences of opinions

*Recent and significant experience is normally associated with the performance of these functions as part of the major job duties accomplished for a period of six (6) cumulative months in the last two (2) years.

Applicants who do not meet these experience factors may be eligible to be considered for positions that do not require the experience. 



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

  • Performance validation


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


Conditions of employment 

  • 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
  • Physically work from Halifax or Sydney NS  

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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Name:  Coralie Gallant
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