2022 Saskatchewan Govt Jobs : How to Apply and What to Expect
With so many government jobs opening up all over Saskatchewan in 2022, you’re probably wondering what you need to do to land the job you want.
Whether you’re going for an entry-level position or something more senior, the application process is going to be roughly the same. Just follow these steps and you’ll get hired soon enough!
There are three main categories of jobs available with Saskatchewan government agencies. The most common job for which students apply is a position, which is essentially a support role with little decision-making authority.
Depending on your need and where you work, temporary or permanent positions are available. For example, if you’re employed by a large municipality such as Saskatoon or Regina, you could potentially have permanent work at an entry-level position (such as office clerk).
But if you’re working in a smaller town or village you may only have temporary opportunities. Summer student jobs with government agencies tend to be part-time positions rather than full-time because they align with academic schedules.
Applying to Saskatchewan government jobs
The first step in applying for a government job is to find one that’s right for you. While you may be enticed by a variety of jobs in both small towns and big cities, there are other considerations such as hours worked, location, and job duties.
One of your first steps should be to visit govjobs.ca (opens new window), which will provide access to current job postings across all government departments in every province and territory across Canada, including those in Saskatchewan.
But keep in mind that not all job postings are currently open! If you see something that looks interesting, bookmark it so you can apply it when it opens up. If a posting is closed or doesn’t fit what you’re looking for, don’t worry—there are plenty more out there! If you want to see if any openings are available, you can also check with the local newspapers or websites.
Applying with an education plan
If you’re a teacher or just finished a teaching degree, make sure to include that information in your application. Education is one of the qualifications they look for when filling government jobs, so having formal training in a relevant field can make you a stronger candidate.
If you have experience working with kids (for example, as an after-school tutor), be sure to mention it on your resume and in interviews. Employers will consider not only your degree but also any work experience that may help them decide whether or not you’re fit for their company.
An interview preparation guide
You’ve received an interview notice. It’s exciting, sure, but it also means you need to start preparing for your big day—and that means no last-minute cramming! If you find yourself stumped when it comes time to prep for your interview, here are a few tips you can use.
The key is to be prepared; if you aren’t ready for whatever questions they throw at you, chances are good that you won’t get hired.
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary for a government employee is competitive across Canada, with many entry-level jobs paying in excess of $40,000 per year.
As you gain experience, your pay will increase. Most government jobs include excellent benefits packages, including subsidized health insurance plans, group RRSP contributions, long-term disability coverage, and more.
Additionally, some positions (especially higher-level ones) offer signing bonuses and performance-based bonuses. With so many high-quality benefits on offer – all while working for a government that provides millions of dollars in research every year – there’s no reason not to apply!
As you’ve probably heard, Canada is a nation with a stable economy. A record number of citizens have jobs, and it’s expected that job growth will remain steady over the next couple of years.
With all that in mind, it makes sense to take a look at your future career progression options within government. Here are some key points worth knowing about civil service jobs in Saskatchewan, along with an overview of how you can apply for available positions.
One year after starting as a general clerk (clerical) 1, one can expect to be promoted to the senior clerk (clerical). Two years after being hired as a senior clerk (clerical), one may move up to administrative assistant 2 .
Administrative assistants typically work directly under managers, assisting them by preparing reports and correspondence; however, they may also be assigned tasks independently from their supervisors if those tasks do not require manager approval.