The Public Service Commission announces its 2011-2012 revised fees for services (10-31)


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Contact persons:

Stan Lee, Director General, Personnel Psychology Centre, 613-996-8841 or

Joanne Lalonde, Director General, National Client Services, 613-996-8118

This letter is to inform you of the 2011-2012 revised fee structure for Public Service Commission (PSC) services and products, including new product and service offerings.

I am pleased to inform you that the vast majority of our fees will remain unchanged in 2011-2012. There will be some increases that are designed to improve flexibility in billing and in the request for services. While there will be no increase for SLE Reading Comprehension and Writing Expression test administration, a no-show fee will take effect on April 1, 2011. We are confident, based on our experience with no-show fees for the Test of Oral Proficiency, that the introduction of these fees will render the service more efficient and contribute to reducing time to staff for your organizations.

The PSC continues to invest in innovative research and development to ensure that Canada’s public service remains a leader in staffing and assessment. To this end, we have introduced a new General Cognitive Ability Unsupervised Internet Test (GCT-UIT). Applicants can take the GCT-UIT at home on the Internet. Experience with this tool indicates that it can have a significant impact on reducing both testing expenses and time to staff for larger processes. It will be available at a cost of $600 per process posted on the Public Service Resourcing System.

We are also implementing Unsupervised Internet Cognitive Ability testing during the PSC’s Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) campaign at no charge to departments and agencies. This is the first step towards the innovative Unsupervised Internet Public Service Entry Exam.

In the spirit of reducing time to staff, duplication and costs of staffing, we encourage you to leverage the PSC pools and inventories. A number of the pools and inventories are available at no cost, such as PSR Targeted Career Streams, available January 2011.

We are fortunate to benefit from the advice and engagement of our PSC Advisory Committee, comprised of 12 deputy ministers. This assists us in making the right adjustments to our products and services to ensure that we remain a progressive and responsive service provider, which in turn supports the modernization of staffing throughout the public service.

The PSC continues to strive towards improving its services and products, to meet the evolving needs of our clients. We are committed to reviewing our products and services through ongoing client consultations to ensure that we tailor our products and services to assist you in getting the talent you need.

To view the list, visit the Price List.

To find out more about our services, please visit us at the PSC Web site.

For more information, please contact:

Gerry Thom
Vice-President, Staffing and Assessment Services Branch

c.c: Chiefs of Staffing, Chiefs EX Resourcing