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Preparation guide: Applying to the Canadian Coast Guard College

Competencies

Competencies are the characteristics an individual must have to perform a job. Take some time to research the competencies listed below. Try looking up things like "examples of teamwork assessment criteria" or "interview questions on adaptability". This can help you prepare for the selection process.

Get familiar with the definitions below to help you answer questions about each competency. Make sure to identify how you meet each competency, as well as where and when you developed it. When answering questions about the competencies, support your answers using real life experiences.

Competencies may include:

Adaptability

Decision-making skills

Dependability

Effective written communication

Effective oral communication

Judgement

Leadership

Problem-solving skills

Respect

Teamwork

Initiative

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