Canada Post Assessment Test, Sample Questions & Practice Test [2024]

Understanding the Canada Post Assessment Test

Since January 2, 2023, the General Aptitude Test (GAT) has been canceled and replaced with the General Competency Test Level 2 (GCT2-314).

The GCT2-314 is a 90-question multiple-choice test that takes 2.5 hours to complete, with a minimum pass mark of 51/90. Results are scored within 48 hours, and there is a 180-day waiting period before the test can be retaken.

The assessment test includes five types of questions: Vocabulary, Figural Relations, Number and Letter Series, Numerical Problems, and Analytical Reasoning.

Each of these question types is designed to measure a different aspect of a person's ability to work with information and to solve problems.

These question types measure different aspects of a person's problem-solving and information-handling abilities.


Preparing for the Canada Post Assessment Test

Preparation is the key to success on the Canada Post Assessment Test. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the test:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the test format and content by using practice tests and study materials.
  2. Practice your math and English skills.
  3. Brush up on your problem-solving, inductive reasoning, and error-detection skills.
  4. Get enough rest and eat well before the test.
  5. Arrive at the test center on time and well-prepared.


Canada Post Assessment Test Practice

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Canada Post Assessment Test Practice With Sample Questions

To help you get a better understanding of the Canada Post Assessment Test, we have gathered some sample questions and answers, including explanations, to give you an opportunity to practice and prepare for the test and interview.


Vocabulary Sample Question 

A traffic light _________ the right of way given to road users by displaying lights of _________ colors. 

grants.. red
various.. directs
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer
The correct answer is alternates .. different.

Let's look at the pairs of words:
The fist pair can be eliminated because the traffic light displays different colors (red, green, and sometimes yellow) and not identical ones.
The second pair can be eliminated for the same reason: the traffic light does not display only red colors.
The third pair creates a logical sentence: the traffic light alternates (changes back and forth) the right to use the road by displaying (showing) lights of different colors.
The fourth pair can be eliminated because the words are in reverse order - if 'directs' (manages) had come first and 'various' (of different kinds) had come second, the sentence would have been logical.
The fifth pair can be eliminated because neither word matches the sentence in syntax or meaning.

Therefore, the correct answer is alternates .. different.



Figural Relations Sample Question 

gct2 practice test

Please choose one correct answer:

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The arrow moves clockwise 45 degrees between the first and second diagrams. Between the second and third diagrams the arrow moves 90 degrees. To each diagram in the series an additional 45 degrees are added to the movement of the arrow. Therefore the arrow should move 180 degrees between the last diagram in the series and the missing diagram.


Number and Letter Series Sample Question

Please choose one correct answer: 
A5 | C3 | E1 | ?
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 4. (G-1)

The series in this question follows two sets of rules:
(1) The letters increase by +2.
(2) The numbers decrease by -2.


Numerical Problems Sample Questions

Jack took 4 tests. On two tests Jack received a score of 86, on one he received a score of 81, and on one he received a score of 79. If Jack wants an average of 83, what score will he need to receive on his fifth test?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

If Jack wants his average on five tests to be 83, the sum of all 5 of his scores will need to be 83×5 = 415.

Solving tip

A useful rule to know when solving average questions is that the sum of the differences between each number and the average is equal to zero.
First find the differences between each score and the average.
First Score: 86-83 = 3
Second Score: 86-83 = 3
Third Score: 81-83 = -2
Fourth Score: 79-83 = -4
The sum of the differences is equal to: 3+3-2-4 = 0.
Since the sum of the differences has to be 0, the final score must be 83.



Analytical Reasoning Sample Questions

In a restaurant's pantry there are seven kinds of fruits - Figs, Guavas, Honeydews, Kiwis, Mangos, Nectarines and Papayas. The restaurant's chef has to pick exactly four different kinds of fruits out of the seven to make a fruit salad. The selected fruits must meet the following conditions:

  • Papaya can be selected only if Kiwi is selected.
  • Fig can be selected only if Nectarine is selected.
  • Either Mango or Nectarine must be selected but not both.
  • Either Papaya or Honeydew must be selected but not both. 

Which one of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the fruits from which the salad is made up?

Kiwi, Papaya, Fig, Mango
Kiwi, Nactarine, Honeydew, Guava
Mango, Nectarine, Fig, Papaya
Papaya, Mangom, Guava, Honeydew
Guava, Papaya, Kiwi, Fig
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

In a question asking for a possible complete arrangement according to the rules, every response that violates any of the rules should be eliminated.
The correct answer is the one that does not violate any of the rules.

(A) According to the derivatives, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected. In addition, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be used. So, a salad containing Mango and Fig is impossible (M → ~F).

(B) This setting does not violate any of the rules, and therefore this is the correct answer.

(C) According to the rules, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be selected (M N).

(D) According to the rules, Papaya and Honeydew cannot both be selected (P H).

(E) According to the rules, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected, so a salad containing Fig but not Nectarine is impossible (~N → ~F).



Canada Post Interview Questions

Here are a few sample questions to help build your confidence:

  • How do you resolve conflict?
  • How do you handle a customer complaint?
  • Tell us about a time you noticed a safety issue not dealt with correctly. What did you do about it?

Canada Post Recruitment Process

The recruitment process for Canada Post is relatively straightforward. Previous applicants have noted that the only real challenge is the assessment test.

The Hiring Process

  • Submitting a Resume Online: On Canada Post’s main website, you will see a concise list of vacant positions throughout the country. Likewise, each job has a detailed description, along with the responsibilities and qualifications required.
  • Pre-employment Testing: After submitting your application, you likely will receive an email test invite.
  • Telephone Screening: If you pass the Canada Post assessment test, you will likely receive a telephone interview. The main purpose is to set up your in-person interview.
  • In-Person Interview: Interview questions within the Canada post office are relatively straightforward. As mentioned above, they rely heavily on the tests over the in-person interview.

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 How much do Canada Post employees get paid?

Average Canada Post hourly pay ranges from approximately $14.00 to $31.00.

What should I wear to a Canada Post interview?

Casual wear is appropriate. No tights or leggings

What are Canada Post Subsidiaries?

The Canada Post Group of Companies consists of Canada Post and its three subsidiaries: Purolator Holdings Ltd., SCI Group Inc., and Innovapost Inc.


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  • 10 Vocabulary Tests
  • 18 Figural Relations Tests
  • 11 Number and Letter Series Tests
  • 8 Numerical Problems Tests
  • 3 Analytical Reasoning Tests
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