If you’re a respectful and dependable person, this job could be for you. Statistics Canada is hiring interviewers across the country right now and you don’t need a degree or any specific experience to apply. You can even work from the comfort of your own home!

If you’ve ever considered working for the Government of Canada, this role may be what you’re looking for.

Statistics Canada is currently hiring “interviewers” in various locations across the country, and they’ll even let you work from home.

The role pays between $17.83 and $21.78 per hour, which is much higher than minimum wage in all provinces and territories.

The agency is also offering a respectful work environment, bonuses for evening and weekend work and Public Service benefits like health and dental.

Applications are open right now and close on October 30, 2020.

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What does an "interviewer" do?

In the job description, Statistics Canada explains that it employs thousands of interviewers across the country.

These people conduct more than 2.5 million interviews every year and are largely responsible for the success of the agency’s surveys.

You’d be responsible for asking questions via mail, telephone, and potentially in person. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviewers are currently working alongside provincial and territorial governments to help with tracking and contact tracing, and data collection and reporting.

Staff are also required to respect Canadians’ privacy and secrecy at all times, which is “central” to the role of an interviewer. 

What are the requirements?

Despite the impressive hourly salary, you don’t need tons of experience or a degree-level education to apply.

While the job listing says an ideal candidate would have completed high school, it notes that different combinations of education, training and experience may also be accepted.

No previous experience is necessary, but a background in customer service or dealing with the public would be an asset.

The agency says they’re looking for someone who’s respectful and dependable and who has good communication skills.

The current jobs are open to anybody who is eligible to work in Canada. As the positions are currently WFH, you can apply from anywhere in the country, too!

How can I apply?

To apply for this role, you’ll need to provide a resume and at least two references. 

The process can be completed online, through the Government of Canada website.

If you are successful, Statistics Canada will get in touch. They note that, unfortunately, they will only respond to those selected for further consideration.

If that doesn’t work out, there’s plenty of different government agencies that are also hiring.

Statistics Canada is also employing administrative assistants and Health Canada has positions that pay up to $107,000 per year!

The Canadian Armed Forces also have tons of roles up for grabs right now, including firefighters, cooks and divers.

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