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REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED BY CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF CANADA. Framed by the Board of Examiners for the Civil Service, under the provisions of the 20 Vict. c. 24., and approved by His Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council.

APPLICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES.

1. Every candidate is required to send to the Secretary of the Board, at the Office of the Provincial Secretary, an application in his own handwriting, stating his age, place of birth, present place of residence, the length of time he has been resident in Canada, the nature of his past occupations, and that it is his desire to enter into the Civil Service of Canada, naming the particular department (if any) for which he believes himself more particularly adapted.

2. The application must be accompanied by satisfactory certificates as to the age, health, and character of the candidate.

3. The certificate of age should contain the best evidence of the date of the candidate's birth of which his case is susceptible.

4. The certificate of health must be in the subjoined form marked A, signed by a duly licensed medical practitioner, and bear date within six months of the date of the application to the Board.

5. The Board of Examiners reserve to themselves full discretion as to the evidence of character which in particular cases they may deem it expedient to require, but a compliance with the requirements of the four following paragraphs is all that under ordinary circumstances will be deemed necessary.

6. Candidates who have been previously employed in any department of the public service must state the department in which they so served, and the length of time they were employed.

7. Every candidate must name two or more referees, of whom two at least must be householders, and such referees must respectively fill up and sign a certificate in the subjoined form marked B.

8. Candidates who have been previously in the employment of private individuals should (when circumstances will permit) name their last employer as one of such referees.

9. Candidates who have left school within two years before their application should (when circumstances will permit) name their last schoolmaster as one of the referees.

10. Copies of the forms can be obtained on application to the Secretary, and if in particular cases these cannot be properly filled up, a sufficient reason must be assigned, and such other evidence must be produced as the Board may consider satisfactory.

EXAMINATIONS.

11. No candidate will be allowed to present himself for examination unless his application and certificates shall have been lodged with the Secretary ten days at least before the day of examination, nor unless such certificates shall have been approved of by the Board.

12. Each candidate will be duly informed by the Secretary whether his certificates have or have not been approved of.

13. The Board will meet for the examination of candidates on the fourth Monday in every month, at ten o'clock a.m., at the office of the Provincial Secretary, and such meeting may be adjourned from time to time.

14. Candidates are required to present themselves punctually at the hour appointed for the commencement of the examinations.

15. The examinations will be conducted partly orally and partly in writing.

16. No vivâ voce examination shall take place, except in of a quorum of the Board.

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17. The time allowed for answering each paper in writing will be marked upon it.

18. Candidates may be allowed to leave the examination room for a short time after delivering their answers to one paper, and before proceeding to the next; but no candidate will be permitted to resume the answering of any paper after having left the room.

19. Any candidate obtaining assistance during the hours of examination by copying the papers of any other candidate, or otherwise, will be considered as committing an offence seriously affecting his moral character; and any candidate who shall permit such copying or give such assistance will be considered equally guilty.

20. All candidates will be required :

1. To write a good hand.

2. To spell correctly.

3. To write grammatically.

4. To write correctly from dictation.

5. To be conversant with the elementary rules of arithmetic. 21. To enable the Board to judge for what branch of the public service any candidate is best qualified, he may be examined, should he desire it, in the following subjects, or any one or more of them which he may select:

:

1. Translating English into French, or French into English,

and writing from dictation in either language.

2. Arithmetic as far as decimal fractions.

3. Book-keeping.

4. Elementary geography.

5. Making abstracts of documents.

FORM A.

I hereby certify that I have this day personally examined Mr. , and that I believe him to be free from any physical defect or disease, or mental ailment, which would be likely to interfere with the proper discharge of the duties of a public office.

(Signature).....
(Address)..
(Date)....

FORM B.

Statement respecting a candidate for employment in the Civil Service of Canada.

1. Are you related to the candidate; if so, what is the relationship? 2. Are you well acquainted with the candidate?

3. From what circumstances does your knowledge of him arise? 4. How long have you known him?

5. Is he strictly honest, sober, intelligent, and diligent ?

6. What do you know of his education and acquirements?

7. So far as you can judge, is his character in all respects such as to qualify him for public employment?

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I certify that the answers above written, and the signature thereto affixed, are in the proper handwriting of the said

and that is a householder, and is a person

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worthy of credit.

(The above certificate to be signed by a justice of the peace, unless the referee himself be a justice of the peace.)

BOARD of EXAMINERS for the CIVIL SERVICE.
Examination Paper for the December Meeting, 1857.

ELEMENTARY ARITHMETIC.

Rules.

1. Time allowed one hour.

2. The candidate should write his name at the top of each page, should keep the several sums distinct from each other, prefixing to each the number of the question, and should give in the whole working.

3. If explanation of any question be required, the examiners should be applied to.

1. Write in figures four hundred and six billions, ten thousand and twenty millions, thirty thousand and fifty.

2. Write in words 6004320907.

3. Add together 460739, 308090, 954067, 78510, 200406.

4. From 74006987 take 8526069.

5. Multiply 65809735 by 59.

6. Divide 95064378 by 47.

7. What is the sum of 154l. 14s. 5 d., 209l. 17s. 6d., 352l. 11s. 11 d.,

561. 8s. 3d., 5637. 1s. 11⁄2d.
days h. m. 8.

days h. m. S.

8. From 463 17 28 42 take 297 21 29 36.

cwts. qrs. lbs.

9. Multiply 59 2 21 by 37. miles. f. p. yd. 10. Divide 475 2 29 1 by 23.

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