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Posted: 2019/01/29
Province: British Columbia
Closing Date: 2019/02/28
Contact Name:: Wendy Olson
Contact Email: ac.cg1550531648.cra-1550531648arc@O1550531648STNIV1550531648-BPC-1550531648sreer1550531648aC1550531648

Job Description:

About the job

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Key Activities

SI-05 Real Estate Appraisal Advisor (SI0010)

Providing appraisal reports, advice and expert opinion concerning tangible property including the most complex real estate.

Participating in preparing and evaluating completed appraisals in order to maintain the required work standards and to ensure that professional appraisal principles, techniques and approaches are applied.

Providing service through promoting effective communication internally with staff and management and externally with taxpayers and/or representatives.

Act as an expert witness in Court and provide consultative services to the Tax Services Offices.


A pool of eligible candidates will be created from this staffing process.

Please note that this is an inventory status process. This means that the screening, assessment, and appointment of candidates will occur on a periodic basis as needed.


The salary range is from $81,114 to $97,636.


To apply

Who can apply 

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Proof of Canadian citizenship will be required at the assessment stage.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Victoria, BC only. As a result, if you are appointed from this process we will expect you to relocate to this location. If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay any expenses related to relocation as well as any travel for assessments.

Qualified veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are appointed are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The closing date and time on this notice of job opportunity may change. We may extend it if we do not have enough candidates apply or shorten it if we have a large number of candidates apply.

Essential Staffing Requirements

To be eligible, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:


Eligibility for a designation as an Accredited Appraiser of the Canadian Institute (AACI) or EA designation from the Ordre des évaluateurs Agrees du Quebec (O.E.A.Q).

Please upload into the Education section of your Candidate Profile proof of your education credentials (e.g. copies of designations/transcripts, diplomas/degrees) demonstrating that you meet the essential education requirement for the position being staffed. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered further.

Candidates with foreign education credentials must have their education confirmed by a recognized credential assessment service. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate. For more information you may refer to the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at


Experience in complex commercial and residential appraisals and experience preparing appraisal reports of all types of property, in accordance with the Canadian Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP).

A minimum of 12 months real estate appraisal experience within the past 5 years is required.

Preference may be given to individuals with more experience.

Please complete and upload your experience document (CV) in step 3 of your application. After submitting your application, we recommend that you check to confirm that your submission includes the experience document as an attachment.

The onus is on the candidate to demonstrate that they meet the experience requirements. Insufficient information may result in your application not being considered further.




Any essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied at a later date and may be used for appointment.

• Performance validation

Locally developed assessment: 

The following qualifications WILL be assessed using locally developed assessment tools. Assessment methods through locally developed tools may include a written exam, a written submission, an interview and/or reference checks. Candidates must achieve the required pass marks shown.

• Knowledge and application of real estate appraising – pass mark 70%
• Ability to prepare business correspondence in English – pass mark 70%
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally in English – pass mark 70%

Assessments may be conducted prior to the closing date of the poster.

Throughout the staffing process, it is your responsibility to make yourself available for all testing and interview dates for which you are invited. If you fail to attend any of the scheduled testing or interview sessions, you will be deemed to be no longer interested in this staffing process and as a result, you will not be considered further.

Any expenses incurred by candidates from the general public in connection with this staffing process, will be borne by the candidate themselves. 


Any asset staffing requirements indicated below may be applied/assessed at a later date and may be used for appointment.

• Writing Skills Test - English (WST) – level 3
• Ability to Prepare Appraisal Reports – pass mark 70%

Results from standardized assessment tools are portable to other staffing processes.

Results from locally developed assessment tools are not portable to other staffing processes.

Results from the assessment of staffing requirements may be used at the appointment stage to select candidate(s) for appointment.

Additional Asset

• Employment Equity
• Budget considerations
• Start date
• Availability throughout the appointment
• Experience relevant to the position being staffed
• Experience appraising properties in British Columbia (local knowledge)
• Experience appraising properties in the lower mainland, BC
• Experience appraising properties on Vancouver Island, BC

Experience may be further defined by specified timelines or activities/duties at the appointment stage to select candidate(s) for appointment.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability/Security: Reliability Status
• Willingness to take and successfully complete training
• Willingness to work overtime
• Travel required
• Valid Driver’s License or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license

Want to know more?

For more information on staffing at the CRA and how to apply go to General information on staffing.

For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.

Please quote the requisition number 53770921 on all correspondence. 

Before submitting an application, potential applicants are asked to carefully review the requirements of this job opportunity to determine if they are eligible to apply.

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements in order to apply on this staffing process will not be considered and will not be contacted.

Applicants can view the status of their application and any related messages by logging into their Candidate profile on the Careers page of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website.


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The CRA is dedicated to Employment Equity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.