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Pay rate: $200.00 per day
Search area: all Canadian provinces

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment of the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds. The assessment is overseen by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and involves the participation of approximately 85 countries/economies worldwide. PISA 2021 is the eighth PISA study conducted since 2000, and it will be entirely computer-based.

We are seeking approximately 80 test administrators from all Canadian provinces to administer the test on the dates and times stipulated by the participating schools.

Test administrators will be assured a minimum of three-and-a-half to four days of work. A general schedule for these days is outlined below:

  • two and a half days to complete the training materials review, the online training sessions, and the practice exercises prior to the administration period (mid-March to beginning of April 2020)
  • one half-day to participate in each school pre-assessment visit (beginning of April 2020 – primary test administrator only; multiplied by the number of schools assigned)
  • at least one day to administer the test to students (between April 20 to May 22, 2020, as selected by the school or schools assigned and multiplied by the number of schools assigned)

In addition to the rate of pay of $200.00 per day of work, test administrators will receive a per diem of $33 for each day where a school visit is required. The per diem is intended to cover expenses such as meals and transportation.

The application deadline is February 28, 2020, after which date the selected candidates will be notified of their application status. All applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

CMEC thanks all candidates for their interest in this position. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Please submit your application online as soon as possible at

For additional information, please contact the recruitment team (Hays Canada) at


Full-time position, 6-month contract
Current annual salary range: $73,644–$95,136

Position summary

The MS Access Developer will design and develop applications to support data collection and verification to be used with several important databases that are critical to input, track, analyze, and report on large bodies of data. In collaboration with team members, the Access developer will review existing applications and databases to identify areas to increase efficiencies. The incumbent works directly with a data specialist, data officers, analysts, managers and reports directly to the Coordinator, Learning Assessment Programs.

Key qualifications

  • University or college degree in computer science or related discipline
  • Minimum two years’ experience developing MS Access applications (including forms, table designs, queries, and reports)
  • Excellent understanding of and hands-on experience with software development tools including MS Access 2019, Excel 2019, VBA, macros
  • Experience in gathering user requirements and creating solutions based upon requirements
  • Excellent command of French and English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent organizational and task-management skills, together with the ability to plan, prioritize work, multitask, and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly collaborative, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at, by 12:00 p.m. noon EST, February 28, 2020.


Contract period (fixed term): March 9 to June 30, 2020
Number of positions available: 3
Remuneration: $16.50/hour

The support staff will undertake various tasks related to assessment programs.

Key qualifications

  • Good command of English, both written and spoken and knowledge of French, both written and spoken, an asset
  • High school diploma or new graduate
  • Good computer literacy and experience using applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to details
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly collaborative, with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift or move containers of approximately 20 kg and to stand for prolonged periods of time may be required

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at, by 4:00 p.m. EST, February 24, 2020.