Workshops on « How to apply for a federal position » rescheduled to May 17

WELLINGTON – April 16, 2018 – Two French workshops bearing the theme « How to apply for a federal position » are slated for the Island’s two cities May 17. These workshops were originally slated for March but had to be rescheduled because of stormy weather.

The first workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the form of a breakfast-and-learn session at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean at 5 Acadian Drive in Charlottetown. The second will be held at 12 noon, in the form of a lunch-and-learn at the Wellington Rural Action Centre (RAC) at 48 Mill Road, Wellington. Everyone who understands French and is interested by the topic is welcomed to attend.

The Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI (CCAFLIPE), the Wellington RAC and the LIENS project (Linking Economic Immigration to our Successes) are jointly hosting these session, which are being delivered in French.

« Obviously, the objective of these workshops is to explain to everyone the procedure that must be followed to submit a job application for a federal government position and then to demystify the interview and hiring process, » explains Chamber events coordinator, Raymond J. Arsenault. « We’ll start off by talking in general terms about the application process for most types of federal jobs. Then we’ll delve into the particular procedures that are involved for jobs from the Canada Revenue Agency, including those offered at its Summerside Tax Centre. »

The first presenter will be Isabelle Naud, team leader with the Public Service Commission of Canada in Halifax, N.S. This is the federal organization that does most of the recruiting for a majority of federal departments. The second presenter will be Shawn Bernard, strategic recruiting counselor with the Canada Revenue Agency at the Summerside Tax Centre.

The registration fee, which covers the meal, is $5 for members of the Acadian Chamber and $10 for non-members.

Those who are interested must register no later than Monday, May 14, by contacting Velma Robichaud at the Wellington Rural Action Centre at 902-854-3439, Ext. 228, or at



CUTLINE: Isabelle Naud and Shawn Bernard will be delivering workshops entitled « How to apply for a federal position » May 17 in Charlottetown and Wellington.


For more information:
Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
902-854-3439, Ext. 231