What does the City offer its employees in terms of ongoing professional development?

Learning is part of everyday life at Coquitlam. Throughout the year, the City offers a variety of in-house development opportunities, including training for software skill upgrades, media relations, supervisory skills, business writing, presentation skills and team building. There are also opportunities for external training for technical skill upgrades. In addition, the City has been nationally recognized for its "Leading with Purpose" leadership development program, which includes the Leading With Purpose Speaker Series - quarterly sessions that feature outside speakers - and the Reading with Purpose series that introduces employees to various leadership and business effectiveness topics.

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1. Who should I address my cover letter to?
2. What is the hiring process?
3. How can I find out about the status of the position I applied for?
4. What are the benefits of registering with us and creating a profile?
5. What does the City offer its employees in terms of ongoing professional development?
6. What career opportunities are available at the City?
7. Can I volunteer to work to gain experience?
8. I am a student looking for spring and/or summer work. Does the City hire students during this time?
9. Do I have to fill out an application form?
10. Can I email or fax my application?
11. Do I have to take any tests as part of the recruitment process?
12. What can I expect during the interview?
13. Does the City of Coquitlam require potential candidates to go through a criminal record search?
14. Do employees of the City get preference over outside applicants in a recruitment competition?
15. Does the City accept resumes for firefighter positions?