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Hiring process

Want to work at Desjardins? Learn about our hiring process, from applying to your first day on the job.

The 5 steps of our hiring process

Click the step you're interested in for more information or scroll down to see all the steps.

1. Application in Workday

All our jobs are posted in Workday, our online recruitment system.

Tips for applying in Workday

It takes at least 15 minutes to apply.

  • Combine your résumé and cover letter (if you have one) in a single document to upload at the Quick Apply step. This will save time by automatically filling in certain fields.
  • If any of the pre-filled fields have errors at the My Information or My Experience steps, correct them.
  • Upload any other documents at the My Experience step.

General application

If you don't see a job that interests you, you can submit a general application. We'll contact you if a job opens and we think you'd be a good fit. Just click Introduce yourself: we want to know you! in Workday.

Job alerts

You can create job alerts to be notified when jobs you're interested in become available. Sign in to your Workday account and click Job Alerts in the upper-right corner.

2. Phone screening interview

This step helps us find out if your professional interests match up with our needs. It's about 30 minutes long.

3. Selection interview

This is a video interview and is more of a conversation. It's also a chance for us to evaluate your skills. It's 30 minutes to an hour long.

Some jobs require you to take a test in addition to the interview.

7 tips for a successful video interview
  1. Test your equipment before.
  2. Find a quiet, distraction-free environment.
  3. Choose a brightly lit space with a neutral background.
  4. Be prepared to share your career history and past work experiences in detail.
  5. Feel free to ask questions about the job, the work environment and next steps in the process.
  6. Take notes if necessary.
  7. Make eye contact with your interviewers by looking into the camera.

4. Follow-up from recruiter

If you're chosen as a good candidate for the job, we'll ask you to provide references and undergo routine checks. These 2 steps are required for all selected candidates and do not guarantee that you'll receive a job offer.

If you're not selected, we'll contact you to let you know.

5. Job offer

Your manager will present your full compensation package including salary, vacation, health insurance and more. This is the time to ask about pay and benefits.

Welcome to Desjardins!

Here's what you can expect as a new hire:

  • A welcoming and onboarding program
  • A mentor to show you the ropes and answer your questions
  • Tools to help you get started

The benefits of working with us

Working for an organization that puts people first means you get special perks.

From the moment I arrived at Desjardins, I felt appreciated and welcomed. I had a mentor who made sure my work was interesting and I had all the support I needed.

Samuel Tremblay



Where can I find information on Desjardins's salary ranges?

Details about our salary ranges—also called job levels—aren't available to the public. Feel free to ask about them in an interview. If you receive a job offer, this information will be part of your compensation package.

What is Workday?

Workday is the online platform where you can view job openings, apply for jobs and track your application. To apply for a job or set up a job alert, you need to create a Workday account.

To create an account:

  1. Go to Workday  External link. This link will open in a new window.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click Sign In
  3. Click Create Account
How do I create a job alert?

By signing up for job alerts, you'll get daily or weekly emails with job openings that match your profile.

To create a job alert:

  1. Go to Workday  External link. This link will open in a new window.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click Sign In to access your account or create an account
  3. In the upper-right corner, click Job Alerts and fill out the short form
I don't see any job openings that fit my profile. Can I apply anyway?

Yes, you can submit your résumé in Workday as a general application. We'll keep it on file so we can contact you about future opportunities that match your profile. But new jobs are posted regularly, so check back often!

Submit a general application

Do I need a cover letter?

It's not required, but it's useful if you want to mention something that's not on your résumé, such as willingness to relocate or a specific motivation.

Will I receive a confirmation email after submitting my application?

Yes, and you'll also get an on-screen message confirming your application has been submitted.

How can I track my application?

You can check your application status in the Candidate Home section of Workday.

How long is the hiring process at Desjardins?

It depends on the job you're applying for. Feel free to ask during your interview. Whether you're selected for the job or not, we'll contact you to let you know our decision.