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Are there any BC Crowns here? Is there anyone who has worked with BC Crown? Just wondering how the organisation is like, and how competitive it is to get in? I understand that BC has a written exam for Crown positions. Has anyone here written that? 

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It is competitive.

You write screening exams for the initial interviews, then you do a structured interview with a couple of senior Prosecutors.

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If you want to work in the lower mainland or on the island it’s crazy competitive. 

Up North, less so. 

Keep in mind there are two kinds of Crown: provincial and federal. 

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There was a period of time where basically all the open positions were in Prince George.  That may have changed.

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15 minutes ago, kurrika said:

There was a period of time where basically all the open positions were in Prince George.  That may have changed.

There have been a number of positions in the GVRD over the past couple of years.

Many in Surrey, but some downtown and elsewhere. 

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Thanks everyone for the replies. Does anyone know anything about the Kamloops office? Also, does the provincial Crown typically not hire people permanently? I was told that the level 1 crowns are kept on contract perpetually and have to apply to their job at the end of year. 

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On 2/11/2019 at 9:26 PM, Crimlaw1 said:

Thanks everyone for the replies. Does anyone know anything about the Kamloops office? Also, does the provincial Crown typically not hire people permanently? I was told that the level 1 crowns are kept on contract perpetually and have to apply to their job at the end of year. 

Does anyone have insights about the southern interior of BC?

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Get used to distinguishing between East and West Kootenays. I haven’t got more than that. 

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I've written the screening test a lot of times, never managed to get to the in person interview. I work for the crown in another province now. It seems pretty typical for crowns across Canada to start with a temporary contract and perhaps be on temporary contracts for a significant amount of time before ever getting a permanent position, particularly in any of the main cities.

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