FAQ - Official Languages

Do I have to be bilingual to apply?

Certain positions require candidates to be bilingual, but others do not. All linguistic requirements are detailed in the specific job postings on our website.

I have not written the second language test. Is there a web site that can give me more information on the subject?

The Public Service Commission site has guidelines and information on second language testing, including a description about competency levels.

Other Reference: Language Portal of Canada.

Can I do the second language tests on my own time?

CSIS is responsible for arranging a second language evaluation.