Canadian Interview Questions Made Easy
We understand that Canadian interview questions can be very nerve racking and stressful, that’s why we are here to help you prepare. Always think before you answer a question, make it personal to yourself and most importantly back up your answers with an example and what attributes you used.
Try and get a family member or a friend to role play your prepared Canadian interview questions with you, hand them a list of questions and plan your answers. This will make you more confident and relaxed for your interview. Take a look below at our tips, questions and answers that Canadian employers may ask and what they are looking for, we have you covered the Emigrate Canada way!
Question: Tell me about yourself.
Answer: Tell them about your main attributes, your qualifications, previous career history and your skills (relevant to the job that you have applied for).
Question: What achievements have you gained?
Answer: Choose an achievement that is work related and recent, explain the skills you used to reach your achievement and how the company gained from you accomplishing your achievement. For example: “I implemented and managed a new channel of communication for our client base, this has therefore improved our sales rate and the companies grade of service”.
Question: What has been the most problematic situation you have had to deal with and how did you manage it?
Answer: A potential employer may ask this to evaluate your definition of problematic and also how you react and handle the situation. To deliver a strong and desirable answer think of a difficult work situation that was not caused by yourself which is easily explained. Explain how you identified the issue and what options you had to resolve the situation and why you picked the option you did. When explaining the outcome make you end on a positive note!
Question: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Answer: This is a very common question that is nearly always asked in interviews. Select 3 strengths that you have and that you can give an example of when you have used these strengths for positive outcomes. For example: “I am a quick learner, I previously had to learn and then train all other staff on a new system. This had to be done in a short amount of time so therefore I needed to understand the system and answer any queries from my colleagues”. When talking about your weaknesses do not say that you have none, this will not look good in the interview as everybody has weaknesses. Explain a weakness that can be turned into a strength by how you are working towards overcoming it. For example: “I am a people pleaser, I work hard to ensure I do everything asked of me to a very high standard”.
Question: Why have you applied for this job?
Answer: An employer would ask this because they are wanting to know if the job suits you in every aspect or another candidate. Make sure you have done your research on the company/organisation and that you have a full understanding of the job role. Explain the attributes that appeal to you and how you getting the job will better the company and yourself.