Diversity Talent Pool

The Diversity Talent Pool is an inventory of qualified members from designated diversity groups registered with the PSC diversity program. The Diversity Talent Pool was created to promote the development of a public service workforce which is representative of PEI’s diverse population. The PSC Diversity Program offers a wide range of programs and support services for designated diversity group members seeking employment within the public service.

What are the objectives of the Diversity Employment Program?

The objectives of the Diversity Employment Program are to:

  • facilitate successful screening and hiring of candidates from designated diversity groups;
  • provide information to diversity group members about how the hiring process works within the PEI public service;
  • provide diversity candidates with interview preparation, practical tips;
  • maintain an up-to-date inventory of resumes from diversity candidates; and
  • identify potential employment opportunities within departments.

What programs and services are offered through the Talent Pool?

  • Counseling services
  • Job lead information sessions
  • Resume and cover-letter writing session
  • Interview preparation
  • Assistance on immigration eligibility
  • Information on foreign qualification, recognition and assessment
  • Criminal record checks
  • Language benchmark assessment

How do I prepare for my interview/or exams for DEP?

When there is an interview, you may directly contact the PSC diversity consultant for further interview tips and preparations.

Am I eligible for the Diversity Talent Pool?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a member of designated diversity groups;
  • be willing to declare yourself identity as belonging to one of the above designated groups to be considered;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada and have relevant training or a combination of education, training and experience;
  • have a minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent combined with work and volunteer experience;
  • be fluent in English, or English and French for bilingual positions;
  • submit a PSC job application form, an updated resume clearly highlighting relevant skills, experience, and qualifications; and
  • be fluent in languages other than English and French as required by departments and agencies.

Additional information may be required to assess applicant eligibility and help identity suitable employment opportunities.

What happens after I apply?

If you are eligible, you will be contacted to schedule a personal meeting with the PSC Diversity Consultant or with a Staffing Consultant. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss education, experience, immigration status, limitations, and your language proficiency and foreign credentials.

Selection notification

  • If you are registered and you meet the stated qualification and requirements for casual and temporary positions, you may be contacted by PSC for a written test or interview.
  • You will be notified if you are the selected candidate for the job and offered casual or temporary position under the Diversity Employment Program.

Reference check

If you are a candidate under closer consideration, reference checks will be conducted and you will be notified accordingly.

References need to be current and from people who have supervised your work, whether it be a paid or voluntary position.

A criminal records check is also required for everyone before they start working for Health PEI.

Note: if you are registered, your file is active for ONLY one year. Update your application every few months.

How do I find more information about the Diversity Talent Pool?

Thilak Tennekone
Diversity Consultant
Staffing and Human Resource Planning
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
Canada, C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-4184
Fax: (902) 368-4383
E mail: ttennekone@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
April 29, 2015
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General Inquiries

Public Service Commission
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4080
Fax: (902) 368-4383

emallen@gov.pe.ca