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Create a Candidate Profile

To begin the application process, you will be asked to create a profile on our web-based, recruitment management system. You'll need an active email address, user name, and password to set-up your profile and log-in to the system. Once logged in, you'll be able to:

  • Manage your candidate profile. You can update your profile at any time.
  • Tell us about your career preferences. We will send you emails automatically inviting you to apply to available jobs matching your preferences.
  • Apply for a career opportunity. Submit your resume, answer pre-screening questions and update your information at any time before the expiration date of the job posting. 

Create only one profile. We ask that you do not create multiple profiles using different email addresses. This does not increase your chances of obtaining an interview or a position within Stantec.

All information is secure. Each time you log on you may be prompted to acknowledge that you have read and understood the disclosure agreement. 

Apply for a Specific Position

Search for jobs by keyword, location, or practice area. After viewing the available job openings, select the position for which you would like to apply and click "Apply". You may be presented with a privacy statement which you must agree to in order to access the login page.

A candidate profile is required to submit your online application for consideration.

Submit Your Resume for General Consideration

If there are no current postings that match your career interests, or you're not ready to apply, submit your cover letter and resume for general consideration. Your answers to any employment-related questions may also be used to notify you of new postings should you indicate that you would like to be made aware of future opportunities.

FAQs: Using Our Online Application System

  1. I have forgotten my User Name and/or Password. How can I login to the system?
    • Go to the iCIMS welcome page  and scroll to the Returning Candidates section towards the bottom of the page. 
    • Choose the option "Forgot you login name or Password? Retrieve Password.” 
    • Enter your email address for information on how to reset your Password.
  2. How can I update my profile information or apply to a new posting?
    To update your profile or to apply to a new posting, go to the Returning User section of the login screen, login with your User Name and Password, and follow the instructions provided.
  3. I have submitted my application. What happens next?
    You will receive an automated email notice confirming the receipt of your application. Your application will remain on file in our database and will be considered for the specific position for which you have applied. A Stantec Recruiter will contact you should your profile match our requirements.
    If you have checked the box indicating that you would like to be notified of future opportunities that match your career interests or you have Connected with us using the “Connect” feature, you will receive information about new postings via email. You will have the choice to apply for those postings as they arise.
  4. I have found that your online application system keeps hanging when trying to save certain pages of information.
    This issue relates to the connection between your personal computer (PC) and the database server. At certain times of the day and/or days of the week, the Internet does become busier as there is increased traffic. This does tend to slow things down and may also result in your PC becoming hung (that is, it freezes).
    Your connection to the Internet may also cause things to slow down. For example, a phone line will be slower than a cable modem or high-speed connection.
    When you are applying for a position or leaving your profile, your information is automatically saved each time you go to the next page. If you find your PC is having difficulties, you may want to log out and come back at a later time. If you exit before completing the process, the information provided up to that point will be saved. You can return at any time to complete it.
    You should also check the minimum requirements for use of this recruitment software:
    • Recommended Browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0 and above, or Firefox 1.0
    • Supported Monitors: This application is designed for a display resolution of at least 800 x 600
  5. How should my Internet Explorer browser be set-up to use this software?
    To optimize system use and performance when using Internet Explorer, it is recommended that the following settings are reviewed and changed if necessary. Please follow the step-by-step instructions. 
    • You should use version 6.0 or higher of Internet Explorer. To determine the version of Internet Explorer on your computer, click the "Help" button on the menu bar. From the drop-down list, choose "About Internet Explorer". The pop-up window displays the version of Internet Explorer on your computer.
    • Make changes to your browser's Internet Options. From the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options". Click the "General" tab. Click the "Settings" button in the "Temporary Internet Files" section of the window. For the "Check for newer versions of stored pages" setting, select the "Every visit to the page" option, and then click "OK".
      While remaining in the "Temporary Internet Files" section, click the "Delete Files" button. If you see a "Delete Files" pop-up box (this depends on which version of Internet Explorer you have), select "Delete all offline content", then click "OK".
    • Click the "Security" tab, and then click "Custom Level". A new window will pop-up. Scroll down to "Cookies". Click "Enable", and then click "OK". For newer versions of Internet Explorer, click the "Privacy" tab, then click the "Advanced" button in the "Settings" section. Check that the Cookie Settings are set to "Accept". If not, check the "Override automatic cookie handling", select "Accept", and then click "OK". 
    • Click "OK" again to exit out of "Internet Options". You must close all of your open Internet sessions and re-open for the new settings to take effect.
  6. I am attempting to choose multiple answers for the pre-screening questions. When I hold the "Ctrl" key down to make multiple selections (as per instructions) it only lets me choose one answer.
    When selecting multiple-choice answers, there is no need to hold the "Ctrl" key down. Just check off the answers that apply. 
  7. The system will not move to the next page when I click "Save Data and Continue". Have I missed answering a question? 
    If the system is not allowing you to progress to the next page of the application or profile, there is likely a mandatory question on the page that requires a response before you can move on. A mandatory question is marked with an "*". Please ensure that you have answered all the questions on the page that are marked with an "*" before attempting to continue to the next page. Please note that when mandatory text box answers are left blank this could cause you to remain on the page. Simply change your answer to these questions to 'N/A' rather than leaving the field blank.
  8. Your online application system requires my resume to be in an accepted format. What does this mean?
    Certain portions of our recruitment software system only support Word (.doc/.docx file extension created by Microsoft Word software), Text (.txt file extension), Rich Text Editor (.rtf file extension), Hypertext Markup Language (.html or .htm file extension created by web page development software), or Portable Document Format (.pdf file extension created by Adobe Acrobat software) files.
    If you attach a file that is not in one of these formats, the file will not be readable in our database. Therefore, your attachment must be in one of these five formats. You can see the format of your file by going to your file management software, such as Windows Explorer, and viewing the details of the file.
    If your file is not in one of these formats, your best course of action would be to convert your document to a Text (.txt file extension) file, which is usually an allowable option when saving the file. This file format is the most universal format for saving word processing documents.
  9. When I try to attach a resume and cover letter file, I receive a message that says I have exceeded the 500kb file size limit. What should I do next?
    Our recruitment software system accepts files up to 500 kilobytes in size. To find out the size of your document, you can go to your file management software, such as Windows Explorer, and view the details of the file. If your file exceeds this file maximum, you will need to edit the file to reduce the size of the file to 500 kilobytes or less. Easy ways to reduce the file size are to remove any graphics or pictures, or to remove unnecessary formatting or spacing.
  10. How are Stantec employment categories defined?
    • A permanent employee is defined as a person who works at a Stantec office site for an indeterminate period of time and is being paid through Stantec's payroll system.
    • A temporary employee or student is defined as a person who works at a Stantec office site for a defined period of time and is being paid through Stantec's payroll system.
    • A contractor is defined as a person who is independent from Stantec, contracted to Stantec either through a third party company or their own company, and is not being paid through Stantec's payroll system.
  11. How do I create an Education entry?
    The following information will help you to create one or more entries in the Education section.
    • The first education entry is available for you. Enter the relevant information in the fields, then click "Accept Entry". To add an education entry, click "Add Education" and repeat the procedure.
    • To edit an entry, identify it, and then click "Modify". The entry details appear in edit mode. Once you have finished entering or editing information in the fields, click "Accept Entry".
    • To delete an entry, identify it, then click "Delete". Click "Yes" to confirm the action or "No" to cancel it.
    • Place the most relevant entry at the top of the list. The drop-down lists enable you easily to reorder the entries.
      Note: To save permanently any changes made in the Education section, you must continue to the next page. If you exit the application without moving on to the next page, changes made in the Education section will be lost.
  12. How do I create a Work Experience entry?
    The following information will help you to create one or more entries in the Work Experience section.
    • The first work experience entry is available for you. Enter the relevant information in the fields, and then click "Accept Entry". To add an experience entry, click "Add Work Experience" and repeat the procedure.
    • To edit an entry, identify it, and then click "Modify". The entry details appear in edit mode. Once you have finished entering or editing information in the fields, click "Accept Entry".
    • To delete an entry, identify it, then click "Delete". Click "Yes" to confirm the action or "No" to cancel it.
    • To identify an entry as your current job, select the "Current Job" check box.
    • Place the most relevant entry at the top of the list. The drop-down lists enable you easily to reorder the entries.
      Note: To save permanently any changes made in the Work Experience section, you must continue to the next page. If you exit the application without moving on to the next page, changes made in the Work Experience section will be lost.

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