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Canada Post Assessment Tests, Hiring Process & Interviews Online Preparation – 2021

Aptitude Employment Tests Prep

What Is Canada Post?

Previously known as Royal Mail Canada, Canada Post is the main postal provider in Canada. They have 6,200 locations across the country some of which are made up of private franchises. They service the largest area of any country with a fleet of 13,000 mail trucks and 25, 000 mail carriers. They are responsible for serving over 843,000 customers. Canada Post is made up of several companies, The Canada Post Group. Through the various companies that make up the group, Canada Post employees over 64,000 people.

 

Employees of Canada Post are eligible for benefits that include:

  • Health benefits
  • Dental
  • Education

 

What Is Canada Post Recruitment Process?

Application

The first step in the Canada Post hiring process is the application. The applications for all job postings are available online, and the job search is made easier by the ability to search by job title or keyword. You will need to create a profile on the website to apply for jobs. Once you have created your profile you can apply for the position you want. If you do not see the position you are interested in available, you can sign up for job alerts so you can apply for that position the next time it becomes available. If your skills are a match you will be contacted for an interview. Only job-seekers who will be interviewed are contacted.

 

Canada Post Psychometric Tests

After you submit your application, you will be asked to take an online assessment test.

This test is known as the General Ability Test, or GAT. The GAT is timed, you will have 10 minutes to complete it, and in that time frame, you will be tested on the skills that are necessary for a position with the Canada Post.

There are 6 areas that you will be tested on, that will measure the skills required to work for the Canada Post. These sections are all multiple choice.

  1. Address Sorting – You will need to determine if two addresses are the same or different.
  2. Spatial Reasoning This test will consist of 3-dimensional shapes which you will have to be able to understand when they are rotated into different directions or angles.
  3. Memorization – You will have 5 minutes to memorize 20 similar addresses that are in different columns. Each column has 4 addresses, and there are 5 separate columns. You will then be asked to recall which column each address belonged in, you will have 4 minutes to place all 20 addresses.
  4. Letter Counting – You will be given an address and will need to figure out which given range of addresses it goes into.
  5. Verbal Reasoning You will be given a passage to read followed by several statements. You will need to select the most accurate statement.
  6. Reading Comprehension – You will be given a paragraph to read, followed by several multiple-choice questions.

 

Interviews

Only candidates whose resumes are determined to be the best fit, and who pass the General Assessment Test will be called for an interview. Your first interview will be a phone screening. This is mostly to set up an in-person interview. They will also ask you a few questions about your resume and relevant experience.

The in-person interview is largely behavioral-based. Employees with Canada Post need to be able to work well in a team environment and be able to follow safety protocols. The questions will reflect the skills needed for the position you have applied for. For example, potential letter carriers may be asked about their knowledge of house numbering and finding addresses.

Some sample questions you may be asked:

  • If you knew someone was bypassing safety protocols, how would you handle it?
  • Have you ever had a conflict with a colleague? Were you able to resolve the problem, if so how?
  • If you were to receive a customer complaint, how would you handle it?

 

How to Prepare for Canada Post Assessments?

Success on the assessment test will determine if you are called in for an interview or not. Studying the various areas ahead of time will give you a jump-start and help you succeed.

A major part of the GAT is memorization. You can practice your memorization skills with online resources, by memorizing favorite poems or written passages, or even by using a children’s memory card game.

Number sequencing may seem a bit more difficult, but there are online resources that can help you with this skill as well.

Logic puzzles, sudoku, and crosswords are all helpful at stimulating the areas of the brain that involve memory and cognition. These are a valuable tool if you are trying to improve your memory and your problem-solving skills. Both skills that are necessary for the majority of available jobs.

The idea of a GAT may seem quite daunting. Taking time to prepare yourself will allow you to confidently take the test and prove you are the right candidate for the job.