Government of Canada FAQ

Have questions about working at Government of Canada? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Government of Canada.

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55 English questions out of 55

May 31, 2019

Does Government of Canada offer massages?

Pros

Free coffee, good coworkers and challenging work

Cons

Office space, pay, lighting, and career advancement

Free coffee, good coworkers and challenging work

May 31, 2019

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May 16, 2021

Does Government of Canada offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Interesting work, great pension and benefits package

Cons

No disadvantages that I can think of

Interesting work, great pension and benefits package

May 16, 2021

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September 23, 2019

Does Government of Canada offer dental insurance?

Pros

Very nice medical and dental insurance, good vacation and medical allowance

Cons

Can be challenging some managers are quite difficult. Will try to get you to do more for less. Always under deadlines. Constantly changing your priorities.

Advice to Management

Let us do our job and be more flexible. When a project gets underway involve the SysAdmin for infrastructure and system design. Don't let the contractor hide our projects or become abusive. Contractors are temporary employees are permanent. They need to share knowledge and help the SysAdmin /Techs get to speed.

Very nice medical and dental insurance, good vacation and medical allowance

September 23, 2019

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April 21, 2020

Does Government of Canada have a pension plan?

Pros

- Great pension plan and benefit, work from home supports, many types of paid leaves offered. - management care about employees' mental health and well-being. - many opportunities to advance if you are in a big city

Cons

- can be bureaucratic ( of course) which can stifle innovations

Great pension plan and benefit, work from home supports, many types of paid leaves offered.

April 21, 2020

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October 31, 2020

Does Government of Canada offer parental leave?

Pros

Flexible work hours Great maternity and other employee benefits

Cons

Growth is limited to Ottawa after a certain point in career Higher position require one to be bilingual

Great maternity and other employee benefits

October 31, 2020

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