Canada Revenue Agency Seeks Auditors

Canada Revenue Agency seeks auditors

Canada Revenue Agency seeks auditors to join one of its Compliance Programs teams. This opportunity is available in multiple locations across Canada and the closing date is May 11, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Why work at the Canada Revenue Agency?

For four consecutive years, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. In addition, CRA offers some of the most sought-after benefit programs, career development opportunities. This is aside competitive rates of pay, among others:

  • Flexible schedules to find the balance that is right for you between your work and your personal life;
  • Generous vacation leave as well as other leave provisions (i.e. family-related, sick days, etc.);
  • healthcare plan which covers many of life’s events: medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care, out-of-province medical expenses and hospitalizations, etc.);
  • Access to an advantageous pension plan;
  • A workplace that supports workforce diversity and the development of talents.

What is the intent of this process?

CRA is currently seeking talented candidates to fill various AU-01 positions across Canada in several program areas. Potential positions available via this process include:

  • Income Tax Auditor,
  • Excise Tax Auditor,
  • GST/HST Auditor,
  • International Tax Auditor,
  • Financial Reviewer,
  • Valuator Trainee and
  • Business Intelligence Quality Assurance Officer.

Essential staffing requirement

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirement.


The CRA’s minimum education standard for AU.

Note: By the closing date and time of this poster, you must upload your education credentials (including school transcripts showing that you have completed the accounting courses, the course code and grade obtained) in the Education section of your Candidate Profile and submit all required documents at the moment you submit your application. All proof of education must be clear and legible. Proof must indicate that your diploma or degree was conferred, along with your name, institution and level of education (diploma, degree, masters or PhD). Failure to do so can result in your application not being considered further. We will not accept editable documents. For any questions on education eligibility, please contact the email address indicated below.

The CRA will accept foreign credentials as long as a recognized Canadian educational institution accept them. Candidates with foreign education credentials will need to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate. For more information, you may refer to the Canadian Information Centre of International Credentials at Canadian Information Centre of International Credentials.

Candidates with foreign designations must have their designation confirmed by the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada). Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.


You don’t need any specific experience in order to apply to this process. However, managers may request specific experience as an asset requirement. At the appointment stage, preference may be given to qualified candidates with experience.

How to apply

If you are living in Canada and / or Canadian citizens living abroad, you can apply. However, preference for appointment will be given to eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members, Canadian citizens and permanent residents, in that order.

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. Candidates will have the opportunity  to indicate their preferred location(s) of work during the 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.


Assessments may occur at any time after you submit your applications. You need to check your Candidate Profile periodically to review correspondence related to this process, including the time prior to the closing date of the job poster.

Essential requirements

CRA will assess the essential staffing requirements below during the process and may use it to identify candidates for positions.

  • Behavioural Cognitive Skills, Cognitive Abilities, Traits, and Drivers;
  • Performance Validation;
  • Second Language Evaluation (required only for bilingual positions).

Please note that the assessment stage of this staffing process will be conducted in conjunction with staffing processes to come AU-02 (requisition 56451834) and AU-03 (requisition 56451859). If you apply on these processes, you will be assessed only once on common elements.

CRA may conduct testing sessions periodically and may be during the day, in the evening and/or on weekends. Candidates are expected to make themselves available for assessment when scheduled. Failure to attend your scheduled assessment may result in the rejection of your application. CRA may reschedule assessments for exceptional circumstances and may request supporting documentation. The Staffing Board will make these decisions on a case by case basis.

Asset staffing requirements

CRA may identify additional asset staffing requirements, and use them as part of this staffing process. They will communicate any additional asset requirements to candidates before they can use them.

CRA may limit the number of candidates under consideration further in this staffing process by using a top-down approach to select candidates with the best results achieved on assessments conducted within this process.

Assessment results could be transferrable to other internal staffing processes at the CRA.

Staffing Requirements – Other Considerations

  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Employment Equity

Conditions of employment

  • Security: Reliability Status

Depending on the position, you may have to satisfy to other conditions of employment, for example, but not limited to:

  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Valid Driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule (including weekends, evening and/or statutory holidays)

Want to know more?

To learn more about this process, read Important information on staffing at the CRA and also the job posting.

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