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Application Journey

Application Journey

Learn about applying to KPMG

Learn about applying to KPMG

At KPMG, we strive to provide the best in class application process that is accessible to all our candidates. With your candidate experience at the forefront, we have integrated inclusion, technology and integrity throughout the process.

We’ve embraced the digital age through our new virtual interview process. This process includes an interactive game based assessment application to objectively approach each application and online interviews.

We value the diversity of our candidate and vast experience that comes with it, we’re looking forward to seeing you shine. We’ll be with you through each step of the way!

Let’s do this!

The Journey

Wherever you are, your next journey starts here.

Step 1: Information and networking sessions

Attend your local office’s virtual information and networking sessions.

  • Learn about the firm and discover where a career at KPMG can take you
  • Meet our recruiters and discover Life at KPMG

Step 2: Application submission

Browse the open positions at our firm. To find your desired role, use the search function which enables you to find the function, location and timing of opportunities. Be sure to read the job description for further instructions.

  • If you require any accommodation with regards to the application process, please contact your local office campus recruiter
  • You will need to upload your resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript
  • Make sure you are applying to your preferred office location
  • You can only apply to one position each recruitment cycle

Step 3: Game-based assessment

If you have successfully advanced to the interview stage, you will have to complete the interactive game-based assessment within 48 hours of receiving your invitation to the interview.

What is the game-based assessment?

  • Provides sophisticated data-mapping of your personality traits and cognitive ability
  • Removes any potential bias to get to know you on a deeper and broader level
  • Sends you a personalized report providing you with insight to help shape your personal development
  • There are no right or wrong answers, we simply want to get to know you better!

Step 4: Interview

Our interview and onboarding process have remained relatively the same, except that interviews and onboarding sessions are conducted through video. New employees will be starting remotely, and all necessary equipment will be shipped to them.

All interviews will be virtual. You will receive details on how to access the virtual interview platform and download it before your interview, along with more information on some available features through the platform.

  • Ensure you’re in a quiet space
  • Check that your audio and video capabilities are working
  • Relax and be yourself!

Step 5: Offer

Congratulations! If you were successful in the interview process our recruitment team will call you with the news and then send your official offer letter. Welcome to KPMG!


How to prepare for a virtual interview.

Test your technology

  • Check your computer’s audio and webcam
  • Ensure your webcam is on
  • Familiarize yourself with the platform
  • Ensure you have a strong internet connection

Set your interview space

  • Find a quiet, private space
  • Make sure you have good lighting
  • Get a glass of water
  • Have your resume on hand to refer to during interview

Dress appropriately

  • We encourage everyone to dress for their day, but please be mindful of proper interview attire

Interview notes

  • Feel free to write down interview notes

Technical issues

  • If technical issues arise the interviewer will call the phone number listed on the resume
  • You can also contact your campus recruiter to reconnect

Frequently asked questions

How do I search for career opportunities?

Use the search function to locate roles by function, location and/or timing of the career opportunity you are interested in applying for at KPMG. Be sure to read the job description for more details regarding the application process.

Can I apply to multiple campus roles during the same recruitment cycle?

You may only apply to one campus role each recruitment cycle.

Can I apply to multiple roles in different locations?

Within KPMG Canada, you can only apply for 1 role each recruitment cycle. If there are roles at KPMG offices outside Canada, you can apply on their career site.

If I applied to a role in the past but didn’t get an offer can I apply again?

You are welcome to apply again regardless of what stage of the recruitment process you reached during your previous application.

How does KPMG support the CFE writing process?

KPMG offers one of the best training programs in Canada. As a firm, we are committed to providing support and mentorship to our employees planning on writing the CFE. Please contact your local office campus recruiter to learn more about the support KPMG has to offer.

If I require assistance to make the interview process more accessible to me, who can I contact?

Reach out to your local recruiter so we can accommodate you for the recruitment process.

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