Government of Canada Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2021

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4.1
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Government of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau
334 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is a good thing(in 106 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and working environment(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Red Tape, Risk of being micro managed, still lots of harrassment(in 39 reviews)

  • "Pay is not as good at private sector(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing pay and growth opportunities

      Dec 4, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is great to start as administrative assistant. There are also lots of opportunities for advancement.

      Cons

      Paying into the pension plan costs a bit but ultimately the pension is top notch when you are able to retire.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Awesome Place to Work

      Dec 3, 2021 - Senior Staff Accountant in St. John's, NL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance Salary Ability to Develop

      Cons

      This positions comes with lots of responsibility so you must be prepared to deal with that

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Dec 1, 2021 - Assistant Project Manager (Civil Engineer) in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good teams and governance. Value their employees

      Cons

      No vacation for students or sick days

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Working at IRCC

      Nov 29, 2021 - Citizenship Case Processing Agent Assistant in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable job, good salary, very diverse

      Cons

      not very social, not too fun

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great job if you can get it

      Nov 28, 2021 - Accounting Manager in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension and benefits Work from home option Learning and Development Performance review system

      Cons

      Commute Cubicles Recruitment program hard to figure out so good candidates screened out

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Nov 23, 2021 - Program Evaluation Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable, lots of opportunities to move around and learn new subjects, union protected, fair wage

      Cons

      Because it's fairly difficult to get fired once you're indeterminate there are people who are inefficient working there

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Junior Financial Officer Government of Canada

      Dec 4, 2021 - Junior Financial officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very student-friendly and there are many opportunities to move around departments easily and for bridging. Many benefits and flexibility with employers. Pension plan is among the best in the world (defined benefit, 2% for every year you work multiplied by the average of your best 5 years).

      Cons

      It is becoming more difficult to move to higher levels as an FI-03 or 04 or even EX without CPA. Work may be less interesting or less rewarding than working in the private sector.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great workplace

      Nov 17, 2021 - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job stability, good benefits, pension plan

      Cons

      lower salary, lots of process

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Dec 1, 2021 - Policy Advisor in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Draws a lot of talents

      Cons

      Can be heavy work load

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great

      Nov 14, 2021 - Sheriff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      love it alot like ya

      Cons

      nothing is bad to be honest with you

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