Notes from the Census Information Meeting at The Career Centre, March 17, 2011:
- Apply on the Census website, it’s about a 20 minute process to fill out the online application. You will receive an applicant number and go into a pool of applicants sorted by geographical area. Pre-screening will take place. Initial requirements are: must be 18 years of age or older; must be a Canadian Citizen or eligible to work in Canada; and must commit to 20 hours a week including evening and weekends.
- If the candidate is screened in they will be invited to a testing session which will be in central areas. Sample test questions are on the Census website. Candidates must get 60% to pass.
- Those who pass the test will be invited to an interview. References and criminal records will be checked. If the Criminal Record is from a long time ago and does not relate directly to the work (such as a DIU) you may not necessarily be screened out.