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 encourage 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, District of Saanich.

  5. How do I prepare my application when applying for a position?

     We recommend you carefully review the job description. Take a close look at the qualifications and tell us specifically how you meet each of the position’s requirements in your cover letter or at the beginning of your resume. Tailor your resume by customizing your work history so it is relevant to the position you are applying for. 

    Please include the position’s competition number on your cover letter or resume.

  6. How should I apply?

    Please apply online by clicking the apply online button at the bottom of each detailed job posting. You will receive an auto reply confirming receipt of your application.

    If you have trouble completing the online application you may email your application to careers@saanich.ca. Put the competition number in the subject line. Attach your documents in either Word or PDF format. You will receive an auto reply confirming receipt of your email.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please call Human Resources at 250-475-5494 ext. 3528

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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. 

  15. 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.

  16. 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. 

  17. Am I required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of application?

    No, we will only advise you of the requirement to be fully vaccinated by January 10, 2022 should you obtain employment with Saanich.

  18. If I am successful in obtaining a position with the District of Saanich, when will I be required to show proof of vaccination?

    On your first day of work, you will be asked to provide proof of your vaccination status in person.  You will need to show a valid piece of government photo identification such as a driver's license and your BC Vaccine Card (digital or paper version) confirming you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Other acceptable proof includes the new Federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination document or other government recognized proof of vaccination from another province, territory or country.