Our Hiring Process

Below is an outline of the City’s hiring process so you know what to expect along the way. If you require support or are requesting an accommodation during the hiring process, please email careers@victoria.ca

Job Postings 

Open job postings for the City of Victoria can be found on the Current Career Opportunities page. New postings are published on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a minimum of one week. All postings close at 4:30 p.m. on the date listed.


To apply for a position, select ‘Apply for this job online’ at the top right of the posting. You’ll be prompted to enter your email address to access or create your profile, where you can submit your application as a single document. Review the Application FAQs page for support with logging in, creating a profile and submitting an application.

The City does not accept applications by email or in person. 

Application Review

Our hiring managers review how applications align with advertised qualifications. Candidates must meet the minimum education and experience required to be considered. Candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview or other assessments; the City will notify those not selected by email when the position is filled.

You can check the status of your application by logging into your profile and reviewing your candidate dashboard. 


Interviews are held virtually and in person. We recommend wearing suitable, professional attire for your interview. For virtual interviews, ensure you have a quiet space and that you’ve tested the link before your interview. 

During your interview, be prepared to answer behavioural, situational and technical interview questions. You may be asked to share examples from your work experience or how you would approach a hypothetical situation. 

The following are examples of the types of questions that may be asked during your interview: 

  • Behavioural question: Tell us about a time when you improved the way things were typically done on the job. 
  • Situational question: What would you do if a resident was upset about how long you took to respond to their inquiry? 

After your interview, you will hear from the City as soon as possible, which is typically within two weeks. All candidates who are interviewed will be notified of their application status. 

Pre-Employment Checks

If you pass the interview selection process, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as: 

  • reference from past employers, including your most recent supervisor
  • driver’s licence and abstract 
  • verification of education 
  • criminal record check

Offer of Employment

  1. Successful applicants will receive a verbal offer of employment and will have the opportunity to review the details of the role and ask additional questions.
  2. Once the verbal offer is accepted, they will receive a written offer letter from the People and Culture Department.
  3. Once signed and returned, a link to the City’s onboarding system will be provided.

Application & Interview Tips


If you are not successful during the selection process, the City can provide feedback on your performance to help you better prepare for future job competitions. 

To request feedback, please reach out to your City contact through the interview process or email careers@victoria.ca. Information regarding other candidates will not be shared as part of your feedback.