What you need to do to create your future
We’ve embraced technology by using a cloud-based online application platform, on-demand video interviews and games. These are configured for tablets, phones and laptops. Collectively, these provide you with a seamless, efficient and convenient application process, saving you time and giving you flexibility.
It’s important to us that everyone who applies has an equal playing field to shine during this process. Our online application platform lets us evaluate more applications in greater detail than before, and our on-demand video interviews and games ensure objectivity in our process.
We look forward to getting to know you and seeing what you bring to the table!
We’re constantly evolving and innovating, and we’re proud our approach to hiring students is different from that used by our competitors. We strive to provide a unique and enjoyable application process that gives you the opportunity to showcase your talent and skills and get to know us in more detail.
First, you’ll complete an online application and upload your resume or CACEE form and unofficial transcript. No cover letter is required. We’re hiring for potential based on your performance in the next few steps.
Once your application has been submitted, you’ll receive an email inviting you to undertake an on-demand video interview and games. The on-demand video interview and games help us understand why you want to pursue a career with us, your skills and how you like to work in relation to our purpose, values and the five dimensions of our leadership development framework: the PwC Professional.
Your on-demand video interview is a unique opportunity to bring your application to life and tell us more about yourself and what you’re looking for in your career. We’ll ask you a few questions that’ll help us get to know you better.
When you have finished your on-demand video interview, you’ll continue on to complete two games that show how you approach problems analytically and how quickly you absorb and interpret new information. Each game has its own time limit and set of instructions you’ll be able to read before starting.
It will take you about 35 minutes to finish the on-demand video interview and games, and you can pick the time and place that best suits you. We recommend blocking out an hour and completing them in one sitting.
While you have until 24 hours after the application close date (noted on the job description) to finish your on-demand video interview and games, we strongly recommend you complete them as soon as possible — well in advance of the application close date.
Get excited! This is your final step in the process before we send you an offer. If you’ve wowed us with your on-demand video interview and games, we’ll congratulate you on making it to this final round and let you know how to book an interview.
Live interviews can take place in one of our offices, on campus or virtually and are as much about us getting to know you as they are about you getting to know us. Here are some interview tips. Certain roles, including our Consulting or Technology opportunities, may require you to complete a group case exercise on the day of your live interview. We’ll let you know in advance if this is the case.
Congratulations! If you’ve impressed us throughout the process, you’ll get an offer to join our team.
While a technical skill set is an element of what we look for in candidates, we also look for soft skills like being able to collaborate with people who are different from you and communicate clearly. We’re not looking for one specific type of person. We want to understand how well your working style and values align with ours—just like you want to make sure we’re a good fit for you and where you see yourself belonging.
Good luck! We’re excited to see what you can achieve.
Our application process starts with an online application. We’ll ask you to provide some personal information and upload your resume or CACEE form and unofficial transcript. While you’re completing your online application, make sure you do the following:
Responses will only be saved as you click “Next” to move onto the next page. If you need to revert to previous pages, we recommend clicking “Next” first to save your responses up until that point, and then you can go back to previous pages.
When providing the name of your post-secondary school, please provide the name of your current/most recent post-secondary school and provide the formal name followed by the relevant campus (if ordinarily referenced). For example, you can write, “University of Calgary,” “York University” or “University of Toronto - St. George Campus.”
When attaching your transcript, please make sure you only attach your transcript and no other accompanying documents. In addition, if you uploaded your resume/CV/CACEE Form in the “Quick Apply” and/or “Resume/CV” section, make sure no other documents have been added to those uploads. Attaching other documents in these sections will compromise our review and may delay your application.
This is a unique opportunity to bring your application to life. You’ll be asked to answer a few questions on the screen by some of our people. Think of this as your first interview: it’s a way to help us get to know you and for you to shine in ways a traditional recruitment process doesn’t allow.
Once you’ve received your invite by email, you’ll have until 24 hours after the application close date, noted on the job description, to complete your on-demand video interview and games. You choose the time and place, so you can respond to the on-demand video interview questions at your convenience. Prepare for this interview as you would for a live interview, and get familiar with the platform by answering some practice questions once you log in.
After recording your responses to the video interview, we recommend moving on to the games without delay.
An on-demand video interview marks another step toward a successful application.
When designing our application process, we wanted to provide you with an engaging, adaptive and enjoyable experience that also encourages you to showcase your abilities. As a result, we’ve adopted game-based assessments.
These games also provide an objective and bias-mitigated way to identify your compatibility with the skills and competencies needed to do well in the role you’re applying for.
After you submit your last response in the on-demand video interview platform, you’ll automatically progress to the games. Remember, you have until 24 hours after the application close date to complete both your on-demand video interview and games, so we strongly recommend you complete them well in advance and in one sitting.
When you have completed the on-demand video interview and games, you’ll get an automatically generated feedback report that highlights your strengths and working styles. It contains some useful insights.
Candidates who have submitted successful on-demand video interviews and games will be invited to a live interview. This is the final stage of your application and is a chance for us to get to know each other better. Most live interviews will take place at one of our offices, on campus or virtually.
Certain roles, including if you’re applying to our Consulting or Technology opportunities, may require you to complete a group case exercise on the day of your live interview. We’ll notify you in advance if this is the case.
Prepare for your live interview the same way you did for the on-demand video interview. You’ll be asked some behavioural questions so be prepared to share some examples using the STAR method. Review the PwC Professional dimensions and think about situations where you’ve demonstrated these. We also want to hear your questions and how we can help you in your decision-making process. We want this match to work for both sides.
Through this group exercise, we’ll observe how you perform when working in a team.
We’ll give you an information package and ask you to come up with solutions to a range of issues. This type of exercise allows you to demonstrate a range of skills rather than just talking about them as you would in an interview. The exercise will last about one hour, and no preparation is required as it’s evaluating how you work with others to solve a problem.