GC Jobs Transformation

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What is GC Jobs Transformation?

As business owner for the current and future recruitment platform, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for the recruitment component of an end-to-end HR to pay solution and under the GC Jobs Transformation (GCJT) project the PSC is transforming the Government of Canada recruitment solution. Our system is outdated and no longer serves the needs of our users, particularly in a digital age. The new solution will be a flexible, modern, inclusive and user-centric to attract top talent to the Government of Canada now and in the future.

This is a multi- year project which will use a phased approach - where there will be constant evolution based on consultations and feedback.


In 2017-2018 PSC engaged job seekers, hiring managers and HR professionals to tell us their needs through the New Direction in Staffing Interface (NDSi). Through this process, we have learned that there is a need to make the recruitment experience more simplified, seamless and intuitive – that the user needs should be the first considerations.

Building on the NDSi, the PSC is moving to the next phase, through GC Jobs Transformation, of exploring system options to meet the needs of stakeholders. There are several key requirements that still need to be captured. PSC is continuing to have this dialogue with partners and interested parties to gather all requirements in order develop a solution that addresses all recruitment needs.


Project Phases

The GC Jobs Transformation project is currently in the discovery phase.

Phase 0 Pre-Project (2018 – 2022)

During this discovery phase, the project team is collecting information from job seekers, managers and human resources professionals on their recruitment needs. The team is also engaging with groups within the Public Service Commission, including the priority administration team and the teams responsible for national recruitment campaigns, as well as collaborating with other government-wide human resource initiatives to ensure alignment.

As part of this work, the project team will conduct a review of the end-to-end staffing process to help streamline the business. A Request for Information was sent out to private sector companies in the recruitment industry, inviting them to demonstrate recruitment solutions.

The Public Service Commission used the results of the demos to refine the requirements for the new platform.

Based on our preliminary options analysis, we’re exploring a move to a cloud software.  We concluded proof-of-concept testing with selected departments and agencies to assess commercially available solutions. The testing confirmed that a cloud/software-as-a-service product is a viable option for replacing GC Jobs. We’ll conduct more testing with other products to ensure the solution we select meets Government of Canada accessibility standards. The team is currently exploring a potential solution to pilot with.

PHASE 1 - Pilot (2023- 2024)

In this phase, the team will conduct live pilots with selected departments and agencies to gather user feedback on the solution, validate assumptions and make improvements, before we roll the new platform out across the public service.

PHASE 2 - Implementation (2024 and beyond)

In this final phase, public service-wide implementation begins, including final improvements based on findings from pilot evaluations. The project will then transition to product management, soliciting feedback on the new recruitment solution to continuously improve the user experience.

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A few features the GCJT team is interested in...

GCJT Shared Files

The GCJT team is committed to supporting open and transparent government! These files are openly shared with the public and will give insights on progress and updates on the GC Jobs Transformation project.

GCJT Online






How to stay connected:

  • consult our GCcollab group, if you’re a Government of Canada employee; otherwise, send us an email at [[1]] for a special invite to create a GCcollab account

Meet the GCJT Team!

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Frequently Asked Questions

[open/close]When will the project be completed?
[open/close]How will it improve the current staffing system?
[open/close]Are users and stakeholders engaged in this project?
[open/close]How does Next Generation HR and Pay tie in with GCJT?