Payment Services Officer - Service Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada - Thetford Mines, QC (30+ days ago)

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Employment and Social Development Canada - Benefits Delivery Services - EI
Thetford Mines (Québec)
A pool of qualified candidates will be created to staff term, indeterminate, assignment, secondment, acting, casual, seasonal, permanent, part-time and/or full-time positions at the Employment Insurance Processing Centre. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions at Service Canada.
$51,538 to $57,643

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

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Who can apply: Persons residing within a radius of approximately 50 Km from the Thetford Mines Processing Center

Closing date: 30 September 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

***IMPORTANT : The first cohort of applications will be assessed as early as the summer 2020 in order to staff positions in the fall of 2020. Subsequently, other selections may be done in this inventory as positions become available.***


By joining this team, you will evolve within a dynamic, inclusive and welcoming organization that makes service to citizens its main mission. The organization establishes itself as an employer of choice by offering several benefits to its employees (competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, paid leaves, health and dental benefits, pensions, multiple career development opportunities, etc.).

As a Payment Services Officer, your main task would be to help process the Employment Insurance applications effectively. Here is a list of some of the tasks that you would have to do:

  • Rendering decisions with respect to eligibility and entitlement to benefits by applying applicable acts and regulations.
  • Gathering information from clients and employers in order to process applications in accordance with procedures and guidelines.
  • Providing general information about the Employment Insurance program: explaining the laws, decisions, procedures and processes.
  • Participating, during team meetings, in exchanges of constructive ideas for the purpose of continuous improvement.
Work environment

The Thetford Mines Processing center:
  • Dynamic city where traffic problems don’t exist.
  • For the lovers of nature and various sports.
  • Within 1 hour of Québec and la Beauce.
  • Office with a family-oriented ambiance.
  • Active Social Committee.
  • Choice of various restaurants located nearby.
  • Free parking with direct access to our offices.
Job location:
Thetford Mines, QC

Intent of the process

To fill 10 positions in the fall of 2020 at the Thetford Mines Processing Center. The evaluation of the candidates will take place during the summer. In order to minimize the current risks associated with COVID-19, our tests and interviews will possibly take place at distance. The situation will be reviewed according to the evolution of this pandemic. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions at Service Canada, Quebec region.


We are looking for the best candidates. Show us that you are one of them!

In order for your application to be retained for the next steps of the evaluation, you must provide complete answers to the preselection questions. Please proceed as follows:

  • Indicate the name of the employer where the experience was acquired.
  • Indicate the period of time in which you have held the position (Month/Year to Month/Year).
  • Indicate the title of the position held.
  • Provide concrete examples of the tasks you have completed which show how the experience was acquired.
  • Avoid referring us to your résumé as it will only be used as a secondary source of information.
Positions to be filled: 10

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Experience* in delivering services or programs to the general public involving obtaining and providing information requiring explanation or clarification.

  • Experience of approximately one year, during the last five years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
French Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills


Secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience).

If you were educated outside of Canada, see this link:
Degree equivalency


Communication (oral)
Communication (written)
Thinking skills
Verification and Accuracy
Client Focus
Interpersonal Awareness

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Successful completion of two (2) years post-secondary education from a recognized educational institution (e.g., community college, CEGEP, university).

If you were educated outside of Canada, see this link:
Degree equivalency


Experience* in determining eligibility and entitlements to government benefits and/or services.

  • Experience of approximately one year, during the last five years.

At Employment and Social Development Canada, diversity is our strength. If you’re a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights, let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application. Appointments of members of these EE groups could be made to ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.

Information on employment equity


Willing and able to work overtime as required.
Willing and able to travel for training purposes.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

To be able to manage the number of applicants in this selection process, a random selection could be done.

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Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.