Hiring Process


1. Create your Online Profile

The most important step toward starting a career with Alberta Health Services (AHS) is to visit our online job board and create a career profile. With your profile you can set up job alerts, track the progress of your applications, and update your resume and cover letter whenever you wish. Read our reference guide "How to Create a General Profile, Search and Apply".

2. Search and Apply for Positions

Use our online job board to search and apply for positions that suit your skills and interests. Remember to submit your resume and cover letter online before the closing date. Once an application is submitted you should receive a confirmation. Read our Application Tips.

3. Making the Interview List

AHS hiring managers will review all applications received before the deadline. If you are one of the applicants we feel matches up well with our needs, you are shortlisted for an interview. The shortlisting process typically takes 2-4 weeks once the position has closed. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

4. Your Interview

In most cases, you will be invited to meet with us face-to-face. If this isn't possible, we may choose to interview you by phone. Our goal is to learn more about your education, abilities, experience, and personality - and to see if you are a good fit for the job - and our team. Often, you are invited to ask questions of your own, so come prepared. Read our Interview Preparation Tips.

5. Reference Checks

If we feel you are the right fit for the position, we will ask you for two or more work references. Our follow-up may include confirming your education, previous salary, employment history and work habits. Read our Reference Tips.

6. Your Offer of Employment

Congratulations! We think you are the best person for the job. We will phone you with an offer of employment. Afterwards, we will send you a written Offer Letter via email. If you agree with its terms and conditions, we ask you sign and return it to your hiring manager.

7. Before your Start

You will then be given access to our New Employee Portal which outlines our policies, benefits enrolment, orientation, and more. Your employment is conditional on you undergoing a security check within 90 days prior to your start date. Speak with your hiring manager to determine which level of security check you will need to reduce any potential delays in your start time. For some positions, you may also need to provide proof you are licensed to practice in Alberta.

8. Onboarding

Once you start at AHS you will go through an onboarding process with assistance from your manager to help you find your place and succeed at AHS. This can include online learning modules, site tours, mentorship, and more.

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