FAQs

How do I apply for a position at Hamilton Health Sciences?

Your application begins when you create an online Career Profile (similar to a resume) that contains all of your relevant personal, work and education information, and clarifies what you are looking for in a position. Once your profile has been created, you can sign-up to receive job alerts for positions that match your skill set. You will be asked a series of pre-screening questions and will be led through your profile (education, work experience, interests), giving you the opportunity to make any changes. At the end of the online application process, your application will be submitted and reviewed.

It generally takes 20 minutes to create an online Career Profile and apply for a position using the online application process. Remember, you must submit your profile to a position in order to apply and be considered in comparison to the requirements listed in the position description.

When am I considered an applicant?

To be considered an applicant you must apply to a specific position, meet the qualifications listed in the position description and submit a complete online application.

How do I create an online Career Profile?

New applicants may create a career profile by going here.

Or from the Careers home page, go to "Job Search" and select "My Profile" and follow the steps. Note: you must have an e-mail address to save your profile. If you do not have an e-mail account, visit Yahoo.com or Hotmail.com to sign up for a free e-mail account. Once you receive an e-mail address, proceed with creating an online career profile.

How does creating a Candidate Profile benefit me?

In addition to saving you time, with an online career profile, you are able to:

  • Easily update your background information at your convenience
  • Apply for jobs without re-entering your information each time
  • View the status of applications you have already submitted
  • Sign-up to receive 'Job Alerts' via e-mail for jobs of particular interest to you

Is my application kept confidential?

Yes. Your information is kept confidential and is not shared with anyone outside of the application process. It is only used for employment purposes.

How do I update my profile?

Update your profile by accessing the "Update My Profile" link on the bottom of the "Search Jobs Now" page. After you have entered your login and password--which you selected when you initially created your profile--your information will be available for review and edit. We encourage you to update your profile whenever your information or work experience changes.

Will you contact me about the progress of my application?

When your application is received, you will be sent an acknowledgment via e-mail. If the Selection Team determines that your skills best match the needs of the position, you will then be contacted for further screening and consideration.

What happens to my application once a position I've applied for is filled?

Once a position is filled, your information is stored in our system for future opportunities that may match your skill sets and interests.

Can I send a job posting to a friend?

Yes, as you view the job posting, you will see a button that will permit you to e-mail that specific open position to a friend. All you need is their e-mail address and the job posting number. Our online application will be sent to them within minutes.

What do I do if I experience technical problems with my online Career Profile?

Contact the HR Contact Centre at 905-393-2700

Can I apply to more than one position at a time?

Yes, we encourage you to apply for any position for which you are qualified. Once you have created an online Career Profile, your information is saved in our database. Your information can then be used for future applications. We encourage you to update your profile whenever your information or work experience changes.

Does Hamilton Health Sciences have a Privacy Policy with respect to my personal information?

The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) Career Website is utilized for internal and external applicants to apply to job opportunities at HHS. The HHS Career Website requests you to submit personal information (PI) such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address; employment, education and volunteer history as well as certifications and credentials. The personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Uses and Disclosures of Personal Information

We use and disclose your personal information to:

  • Manage the recruitment process for employment opportunities at Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Compile statistics
  • Fulfill other purposes permitted or required by law

We take precautions to protect your personal information from theft, loss and unauthorized access, copying, modification, use, disclosure and disposal.

Your Choices

You may withdraw your consent for the following uses and disclosures:

  • You will receive an e-mail reply at your specified e-mail address upon registration of a Careers account, and after each time you apply for a position.
  • If you do not wish to receive these emails or have your personal information on the HHS Career Website, you will need to deactivate your Hamilton Health Sciences Career Website account.
  • You may access and correct your personal records by logging into your Careers Account at any time.

How to contact the Privacy and FOI Office

For more information about HHS privacy protection practices or to raise a concern regarding privacy, contact:

Chief Privacy and FOI Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
Attention: Privacy and Freedom of Information Office
Chedoke site � Wilcox Building - Level 1 - Room 101
Fax: 905-577-8474
E-mail: privacy@hhsc.ca

Who do I contact if I have other questions?

Please call the Hamilton Health Sciences Contact Centre at 905-393-2700 or toll free at 1-877-667-2700.

How will I be notified if I am not successful in my application to a position?

We will contact you by email if you are not successful to a position you had applied for.

Who do I contact if I want to understand why I was not selected for an interview?

Hamilton Health Sciences is largely a unionized environment. As such, our collective agreements require that existing employees are provided consideration for opportunities prior to an external candidate. In cases where an internal candidate meets the qualifications of the position, external candidates will receive notification that the position has been filled.

This same standard is used for all non union positions, as Hamilton Health Sciences strives to provide advancement and development opportunities for its staff.

What if I forget my password or username?

Options to reset your password and/or username are located on the Career's site Home Page.

How often are jobs posted to the Career's website.

Positions are posted to the Hamilton Health Sciences Career's website Tuesday to Friday inclusive with the exception of statutory holidays.

How long do jobs stay on the website?

Positions are posted for at least 7 days. Once the posting has closed, no further applications are accepted.

How can I apply to a position if I missed the application deadline?

Once a posting has closed, usually after 7 days, no further applications are accepted.

How do I withdraw my application to a job posting?

Within your Personal Profile, you may withdraw your application from an open posting. However, once the position posting has been closed, you may not withdraw.