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Recruitment Process

This section will provide you with general information about the City of Barrie’s recruitment process. Click on each of the numbers to view each step of the standard recruitment process.

Note: Special recruitment campaigns such as Fire Fighter Recruitment and Student Opportunities do not follow this process.

City of Barrie’s Recruitment Process
1. Application submission  

E-mail your application electronically to (preferred method).

Please always quote the competition file number and job title in the subject line of the e-mail and cover letter.

2. Application screening  

Applications are reviewed by the Hiring Manager, with oversight provided by Human Resources, to identify the applicants who best meet the requirements of the job. Those candidates will be invited to attend an interview with the City of Barrie.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

3. Interviews  

One or more interviews will be conducted by an interview panel which typically consists of a representative from Human Resources and the Hiring Manager.

Interviews are always based on job related criteria.

Occasionally applicants will be required to provide a portfolio and/or a presentation for the interview panel. 

Successful candidates must provide proof of educational status, licenses, certification, etc., upon the Corporation’s request.

4. Testing  

When suitable, candidates may be required to undergo some form of job related testing to ascertain their knowledge and skills. Testing is based on the knowledge and skills required for the position and will be administered to candidates consistently.

5. Decision Making  

The interview panel will score, then review the interview and test results (if applicable) to decide on the preferred candidate with the best fit for the position. The recruitment policy and Collective Agreement are also factors in the decision making process.

6. Reference Checks  

Human Resources will contact the preferred candidate’s references to gain additional job-related information and verify work history.

7. Job Offer  

A verbal job offer will be made by the Human Resources department to the preferred candidate. Once accepted by the candidate, the verbal job offer is followed by an employment letter confirming the details.

8. Welcome and Introduction  

Arrangements will be made for the new employee to attend a corporate orientation program.

The new employee will also take part in a departmental orientation/on-boarding session with their new Supervisor or Manager.

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