The CRA hires a lot of co-ops/interns, so the work environment is enjoyable as you are working with people close in age. You learn a lot about the audit process in general as well as The Income Tax Act - this is beneficial to know for life in general. The role entails a lot of report writing and client relationships with taxpayers.
Very little training was given. The projects were very repetitive and did not require a lot of skill. You are auditing individuals, not companies, which is less exciting. Speaking with Taxpayers over the phone is intimidating.
Management could provide more positive feedback to co-op/interns. Management could also incorporate more training throughout the term.
The CRA hires a lot of co-ops/interns which make the job more exciting as many people on your team are young.
If you are interested in pursuing accounting for a big firm, the CRA is not the place for you. You learn a lot about the audit process; however, you are limited as you are auditing individuals and the work is repetitive. The job scope in a government firm also differs from that of larger organization. This role may be beneficial as a first job though to get general accounting experience before working for a larger organization.