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Public Service Exam Prep (a division of FSECC Inc.) provides comprehensive study materials and training as follows:
Test preparation materials to individuals for government entry-level and promotion competitions
Application, written test, telephone or personal interview counselling and simulation coaching to experienced professionals in or outside government seeking career advancement or career change
Workshops on government and international opportunities sponsored by educational institutions, conferences and employment centres
Established in 1984, we serve clients across Canada and citizens living abroad. We are the only organization in the country that offers an informed, extensive array of government and international career development expertise and training.
Public Service Exams Study Kits & Interview Prep: prepares candidates for most of the ongoing and annual online and written exam competitions for federal government jobs.
Personal Career Coaching: provides a valuable edge to professionals in the government, multilateral, non-governmental, academic, legal and corporate sectors who are pursuing highly competitive job openings, and to government officers and executives who include our programs in their learning plan to enhance credentials for promotion.
We provide personal training for EX-01 and non-EX interviews; SELEX, Simulation, In Basket and Written Test coaching; Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) and Accerlerated Economist Training Program (AETP) application and interview preparation; tailored Resumés and Cover Letters that meet job poster and statement of merit requirements; and one-on-one Reference Coaching, Debriefing, Presentation Skills and International Careers Training.
Public Service Employees
across Canada and posted Abroad
Workforce Management and Transition help for government officers, managers and executives
If you are affected by the Selection of Employees for Retention or Lay-off (SERLO) process,
you may have to qualify for positions through screening that uses standard assessment methods developed and administered by the Public Service Commission in conjunction with department and agency HR units.
Assessment options—all of which have been in place for years and used in other contexts—include:
written communication and multiple-choice tests
online and classroom written exams
in-baskets and simulations
presentation skills exercises
resumé and cover letter screening
assessment qualifications written submissions
locally developed tools usage
structured interviews and reference checks.
Our study kits and coaching programs help clients with the exercises that will be used in the SERLO process. We understand government assessment methods: we have helped more than 11,000 people, in an array of classifications, in competitions from entry to EX-03 levels over the last 25 years. Senior-level supporters from across the government [click here] and our diversified training experience [click here] validate our track record.
We provide specific, practical, proven test preparation materials and personal coaching for competency- and knowledge-based exams, in-baskets, simulations, presentation skills, assessment centres, resumé and cover letter development, interviews and reference checking.
Explore this website to find what you need, then email or call us to schedule a conversation about your career situation and how we can help you.
Note: We are aware that the government is offering workshops to public servants competing to keep their jobs. We suggest you look into what’s available from your department or agency, then contact us to learn how our experienced coaching and proven materials—tailored to specific assessment exercises—will help you excel in competitions and job search.
Career Development Workshops: inform students, instructors and counsellors about the wide spectrum of government and international employment opportunities and how to pursue them. Our International Careers Workshops are sponsored by professional development associations, universities, and international baccalaureate and independent secondary schools. We also facilitate a Strategic Planning Workshop for educational administrators responsible for developing, managing and expanding international co op programs.
Why Use Our Services?
We are the only career coaching firm that specializes in helping candidates understand and advance in government, multilateral organization and international NGO hiring and promotion competitions—from entry level to executive level.
No service offered by government, universities or the private sector—past or present, in North America or abroad—matches our expertise or placement record over the past 25 years. The success rate of our clients in institutional hiring and promotion processes attests to the high quality training we provide. Please take the time to read the testimonials sent to us by clients and supporters displayed under Client & Supporter Comments [click here].
Si vous avez des questions en français, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous, et nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous aider personnellement. Nous regrettons de ne pouvoir offrir la trousse ainsi que les autres services pour les examens gouvernementaux en français.