Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who should I address my cover letter to?

  • What is the hiring process?

  • How can I find out about the status of the position I applied for?

  • What are the ​benefits of ​registering with ​us and ​creating a ​profile?

  • What does the City offer its employees in terms of ongoing professional development?

  • What career opportunities are available at the City?

  • Can I volunteer to work to gain experience?

  • I am a student looking for spring and/or summer work. Does the City hire students during this time?

  • Do I have to fill out an application form?

  • Can I ​email or ​fax in my ​application?

  • Do I have to take any tests as part of the recruitment process?

  • What can I expect during the interview?

  • Does the City of Coquitlam require potential candidates to go through a criminal record search?

  • Do employees of the City get preference over outside applicants in a recruitment competition?

  • Does the City accept resumes for firefighter positions?