FAQs

Answers

  1. How do I apply for a specific job?

    See How to Apply for information. Learn about jobs available at Current Employment Opportunities

  2. Can I drop off a general resume?

    We accept applications for posted competitions only. We don’t keep a file of general resumes. See Current Employment Opportunities for more information.

  3. Do I need to submit a cover letter with my resume?

    We welcome cover letters, but you don’t need one.

  4. Who should I address my cover letter to?

    Please address it to the Human Resources Division. You may contact Human Resources at careers@saanich.ca or 250-475-5494 ext. 3528.

  5. What do I need to include in my application?

    Your application must include the position’s competition number. It must also clearly state how you meet each of the position’s requirements. We recommend you carefully review the job description.

    You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have a legal permit to work in Canada.

  6. Should I submit my application/resume in person?

    You can apply one of four ways:

    1. In person to Human Resources at the Saanich Municipal Hall.

    2. Online at Current Employment Opportunities.

    3. By mail to District of Saanich, Human Resources, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria BC V8X 2W7.

    4. By fax to 250-475-5550. 

    We need only one copy of your application for each competition you apply for. We’ll confidentially shred any duplicate copies.

    All competitions close at 11:45 p.m. on the closing date specified. 

  7. How will I know Human Resources received my resume?

    If you are applying through our website, you will be redirected to a confirmation message after successfully submitting your application.  You will also receive an email for your records.

    If you are applying via email to careers@saanich.ca, you will receive an autoreply confirming receipt of your email. 

    If you are unsure that your application has been successfully received, you may call Human Resources at 250-475-5494 ext. 3528.

  8. Can I speak to someone about a job opening I saw on your website?

    Yes, we encourage you to contact Human Resources if you have any questions about a specific competition posted on Current Employment Opportunities. You can email careers@saanich.ca or call 250-475-5494 ext. 3528.

  9. What does “open until filled” mean?

    The term “open until filled” appears on competitions that don’t have a closing date. It means the position will remain open and we will continue to accept applications until we select a candidate(s). If you want to apply for an “open until filled” competition, we only need you to submit your application once in order to be considered.

  10. When do your competitions close?

    All of our competitions close at 11:45 p.m. on the closing date specified. 

    In order to be considered, your application / resume must be received by Human Resources no later than 11:45 p.m. on the closing date.

  11. How long does the recruitment process take?

    We begin short listing after the competition closes. It can take two to four weeks before we contact candidates for interviews. The entire recruitment process can take up to three months.

  12. Will I be contacted whether or not I am short listed?

    We will only contact candidates that we would like to interview or test.

  13. How do I find out what stage a competition is at?

    We show the status for each competition on Current Employment Opportunities.

  14. How often do you update your website with new jobs?

    We update the website daily. We add new competitions Monday through Friday.

  15. If I don’t currently work for Saanich, will I be considered if I apply for an “employees only” job posting?

    No. We only consider current Saanich employees for “Employees Only” competitions. 

  16. I applied for a job last week and it is still currently posted. Do you short list candidates before the competition closes?

    We start short listing after we close the competition. It can take two to four weeks before we contact candidates for interviews.

  17. Can I get feedback on a competition I was not successful in?

    We process a high volume of applications every day, so we cannot provide feedback to those who are not interviewed.