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Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I know if I am being contacted by legitimate McCain Foods personnel about a job opportunity?

Please be aware of fraudulent recruitment activity – this is where individuals or organizations pose as McCain Foods representatives to offer false employment and/or visas in return for a fee.

McCain Foods will never make an offer of employment without taking the candidate through an interview process, which will almost certainly involve a face-to-face meeting with a McCain Foods HR representative. McCain Foods and any legitimate third parties working on behalf of McCain Foods will never ask candidates to pay any type of fees.

To search and apply for legitimate jobs, please use the Career Search tool.

How often are positions advertised on your website?

Positions are advertised as soon as they become available. You can visit our website frequently to check for new opportunities, or you can set up Career Alerts through the system to receive notifications when a role comes up that matches your background and experience.

Follow us on LinkedIn for organizational and industry updates, and career opportunities.

Check out our latest career opportunities on our recruitment website.

Are all of your positions posted on your website?

Yes, any position that is available around the globe below the executive level will be posted on our recruitment website.

How do I apply?

Once you have identified a position that you are interested in, you will be able to submit your resume as well as your contact information. The process is quite easy and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.

Can I send a hard copy of my application?

Due to the large volume of applications and interest in our roles, we are only accepting applications through our website.

How do I know that you have received my application?

As soon as you have completed the application process and submitted your profile, you will receive an acknowledgement via email from our system letting you know that your application has been successfully received.

What will the recruitment process involve?

Once we have received your application, we will review your background and experience to measure your match with the position description. Based on this, you may then be contacted by a member of our McCain Foods Talent Acquisition Team or a HR Business Partner to chat further about the opportunity.

Will I receive feedback once I have an interview?

We strive to provide all candidates with appropriate and timely feedback on the interview process.

If I am not selected, can I apply for another position at a later date?

New positions will be posted as they become available, and you are eligible to apply for positions that you feel match your current skills and experiences.

Tips for Applying.

Showcasing who you are, your skills and expertise is extremely important throughout the entire recruitment process.  It is vital that you understand our company and the categories in which we operate.

To help you prepare, we have put together some handy tips to prepare you for the application process, tips for your resume and tips on how to approach a potential interview. We look forward to receiving your application!

Application Process Tips

Identify an opportunity that fits with your background, experiences and interests.

Carefully read over the job requirements. Look at the key responsibilities, the previous work experience required, the location, the level of responsibility, etc.

Conduct a self-assessment. Do an analysis of your strengths, opportunity areas and what you would bring to the role.

Do some research on our company and culture. Do McCain Foods' values align with yours? Do you feel a tie to our purpose and values?

Resume/CV Tips

Position the most relevant points of experience at the top of your resume/CV, where they are most likely to be read by Talent Acquisition.

Highlight your strengths which are most relevant to the specific role for which you are applying.

Demonstrate results, and quantify where possible.

Use action words to make your resume stand out.

Use bullet points with short sentences to structure the body of your application.

Tailor your resume to each individual role for which you are applying.

Interview Tips

Be Authentic - We believe that everyone should have the chance to bring their whole selves to work. Show us who you are and be yourself during the interview.

Know our business - Do your research before you come in for your interview. Start to understand more about us as a company, what we do and our core values. Our website is a great place to start, and there are also many other online resources that you can leverage.

Show us your passion - Everyone at McCain Foods has a passion for learning, growing and for what they do here. Know your experiences, and be ready to show us how you can bring that passion to your next role here in our business.