Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find out about Job Opportunities at DCC?

    Our latest openings are posted in a central location on our Job Opportunities page.

  • I am currently a federal public service employee. Can I access job listings through Publiservice?

    No. DCC does not use this information service. All openings that DCC wishes to advertise outside the organization are posted on our Job Opportunities page.

  • How do I apply for a job that interests me?

    Each job posting includes a link to our electronic application. This application is the same for all positions listed on our website.

  • If I apply for more than one position, do I have to complete the electronic application each time?

    No. Once you have filled out and submitted your application, you will be in our system. You may use that application each time you apply for a position with us.

  • What happens after I submit my application?

    The hiring manager at the site where the position is located will review applications. If you are selected for an interview, someone from DCC will contact you to set up a phone appointment.

  • Do I need security clearance to work at DCC?

    To begin a career with Defence Construction Canada (DCC), you must be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. As a condition of employment with DCC, a minimum reliability security status clearance is required and some roles may require secret security status clearance.

    DCC is responsible for the Personnel Security Clearance process. Typically to be eligible for a "Reliability" clearance, you must have five years of verifiable background information and to be eligible for a "Secret" clearance, you must have 10 years of verifiable background information. The process usually involves reference inquiries, verification of qualifications, criminal records checks, and credit checks (as required) and may require fingerprints. For more information about obtaining a security clearance, please review the Standard on Security Screening.

  • Where can I find out more about security clearances?

    Public Works and Government Services Canada handles security clearances. Their Canadian Industrial Security Directorate website contains complete details about what is involved.

  • What are the language requirements for positions at DCC?

    Some jobs are designated unilingual English or French. When bilingualism is noted as being mandatory for a position, applicants who are not bilingual will not be considered.

  • What about health benefits?

    DCC employees receive health benefits under DCC’s group insurance benefit plan, both while they are in the workforce and during retirement. For more information, look under the "What We Offer" tab on the Your Career at DCC page.

  • Are other benefits transferable to DCC?

    No. Benefits such as seniority and accumulated leave are not transferable from either public or private sector organizations.

  • I am currently a federal public service employee. If I were to join DCC, would my pension be tranferable?

    Yes. DCC employees participate in the Federal Public Service Pension Plan. Consequently, accumulated pension contributions are transferable to and from DCC.

  • Does DCC have a code of conduct for its employees?

    Yes, DCC’s Code of Business Conduct can be found here.

  • What are the vaccination requirements for DCC employees?

    Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health, the Government of Canada has announced that the vaccination requirement for employees of the federal public service will be suspended, effective June 20, 2022. Consequently, the requirement for DCC employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment has been suspended.

    As part of its efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and in line with Government of Canada requirements, all DCC employees must be fully vaccinated against the virus by November 15, 2021. This requirement applies to continuing, term, temporary, casual and student employees and regardless of whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working at a DCC office or a Department of National Defence or Canadian Armed Forces project site.

    All offers of employment are conditional upon successful job candidates attesting to their vaccination status and providing proof of vaccination. DCC is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all requests for accommodation based on a medical contraindication, religion or another prohibited ground for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Should you require accommodation, please email

    New employees hired after October 29, 2021, must provide the attestation or request an accommodation on their first day of work with DCC.

    DCC is committed to protecting and supporting the health and wellness of its employees and ensuring a safe working environment for DCC employees, Client-Partners, service providers and visitors, and help protect the health and wellness of members of the communities in which DCC operates.

  • I'm having problems submitting my resume, or I have other questions for you. Who can I contact?

    Please send an email to Someone from our recruiting team will answer your questions.

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