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Executive Director, Telefilm Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointments process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Executive Director (full-time position)

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation, the mandate of which is to foster and promote the development of the audiovisual industry in Canada. The Corporation acts as one of the Canadian government's principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the private sector, supplying the film, television and digital media industries with financial and strategic support. Dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada, through its various funding and promotion programs, supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world. Its role is to foster the production of films, television programs and cultural products that reflect Canadian society, with its linguistic duality, cultural diversity, and diverse Indigenous communities, to encourage their dissemination at home and abroad.

Management’s role is to manage the Corporation’s day-to-day operations so that it evolves in line with the directions determined by the Board. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, and reports to Telefilm’s Board of Directors. In this capacity, the Executive Director is responsible for leading and controlling the management of the Corporation.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Telefilm Canada's website.

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $214,900 - $252,800 (CEO-4)

Position Location: Montréal, Quebec

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience
  • A degree in finance, accounting, business or an MBA would be considered an asset
  • Significant senior executive leadership experience in complex organizations, including the management of human and financial resources, and ideally with some international business focus
  • Experience working with a board of directors and senior government officials, and experience in managing complex partnerships and stakeholder relationships, including donors
  • Experience in strategic management, organizational change and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices
  • Experience leading a variety of consultative and collaborative efforts among diverse groups of stakeholders, including all levels of government, professionals and professional organizations, non-governmental organizations, the business community and the public and
  • Experience working with the arts and cultural sectors, preferably in the audiovisual industry, as well as sponsoring Canadian talent promotion activities, would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of Telefilm Canada’s mandate, business activities and public policy concerns, as well as its governing legislation, including the Telefilm Canada Act, and the Financial Administration Act
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for the Canadian film, television and digital media industries, domestically and abroad
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the principles and practices of sound management, risk management and corporate governance
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance
  • Knowledge of Telefilm Canada’s partners and leaders, as well as emerging and global trends and new technologies
  • Knowledge of the transformation to digital culture would be considered an asset
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed to ensure that Telefilm Canada is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies
  • Ability to provide national and international leadership in supporting the Canadian audiovisual industry and promoting Canadian content
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with Telefilm Canada’s Board of Directors and its senior management, with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and her Office, the Deputy Minister of Heritage, and with stakeholders and partners domestically and abroad
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral and
  • Ability to act as the spokesperson in representing Telefilm Canada with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Familiar with the audiovisual field, among others, feature films, television and digital media
  • Strategic and innovative leader
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirement:

  • No person who has, directly or indirectly and individually or as a shareholder, partner or otherwise, any pecuniary interest in the audio-visual industry is eligible to be appointed or to hold office as a member of the Corporation (statutory)
  • The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to Montréal, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance and
  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel across Canada and internationallly, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Director, National Gallery of Canada

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Canadian Heritage is to implement the government's plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Director (full-time position)

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collection of approximately 65,000 works of art, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Over the years, the National Gallery of Canada has built a world-class collection spanning all periods of Canadian art, richly representing works by Europeans—from old masters to contemporary artists—and notable for strong holdings in Indigenous art and photography, and contemporary American art.

Under the Museums Act, the mandate of the National Gallery of Canada is to develop, maintain and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive reference to Canada and to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians. The Gallery is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Director is the CEO and is responsible, under the direction of the Board of Trustees, for providing corporate leadership for the management of the Museum’s resources and assets and for the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations in meeting its mandated objectives.

Further details about the Gallery and its activities can be found on the National Gallery of Canada's website.

Review of applications will begin on July 3, 2018. Candidates must apply via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $179,200 - $210,800 (CEO-3)

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in Art History or a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Corporate leadership experience at the Chief Executive Officer or senior executive level;
  • Leadership experience in national and international outreach initiatives;
  • Experience in major fundraising initiatives and establishing collaborative relationships;
  • Experience in financial management and revenue generation;
  • Experience in establishing and implementing strategic vision and change management at senior levels;
  • Experience in reporting to and/or serving a board;
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in implementing digital/virtual access to heritage programs and artifacts would be considered an asset.

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the National Gallery of Canada mandate, of the Museums Act and other relevant federal legislation;
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions;
  • Knowledge of the government’s policy agenda and how it relates to the national museums;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of sound governance and management of principles and practices;
  • Knowledge in visual and media arts;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, patrimonial and/or recreational tourism sectors would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the transformation to digital culture would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed to ensure the National Gallery of Canada is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to spearhead national outreach initiatives and actively market and promote the Museum’s brand to audiences across Canada and abroad;
  • Ability to focus the energies and talents of the employees of the National Gallery of Canada and motivate them to achieve corporate objectives;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, the Museum’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and her Office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum’s key stakeholders and partners; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Innovative and strategic leader
  • Superior analytical skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Chairperson, Social Security Tribunal,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is to increase Canadians’ economic and social security.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Chairperson (full-time position)

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (Tribunal) has the responsibility of processing and deciding appeals of decisions from the Department of Employment and Social Development relating to the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance.

The Chairperson of the Tribunal will be responsible for providing operational and substantive leadership and direction to the Tribunal relating to the Tribunal’s administrative process of adjudicating appeals of administrative decisions.

The Tribunal has gone through a review which focused on costs, efficiency, client satisfaction, transparency, hearing formats and timeliness of decisions. The Chairperson of the Tribunal will play a key role in creating and implementing a suite of changes aimed at enhancing the Tribunal’s client centric model and culture, while creating and supporting an environment that is conducive to change.

The Chairperson will be responsible for strengthening the appeals system by engaging stakeholders in the overall direction and priorities of the Tribunal, and by making the system simpler, more transparent and more responsive to the needs of Canadians.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Social Security Tribunal of Canada's website.

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $200,900 - $236,300 (GCQ-7)

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience
  • Significant experience leading a large and diverse team, including managing human and financial resources and employee performance. Managing a team that works from multiple locations across Canada and/or remotely would be considered an asset
  • Experience in leading the development and implementation of client focused programs or processes, including service standards, client satisfaction surveys or research
  • Experience in leading and managing large-scale organizational change efforts and initiatives
  • Significant* experience in the interpretation and application of policies and directives and in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues
  • Experience developing collaborative and successful stakeholder relationships and complex** partnerships.

** “Complex partnerships” refers to the following characteristics: multidimensional, sensitive, having a major impact on service or program delivery, involving many partners or stakeholders and competing requirements.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislation and regulations related to the mandate and activities of the Social Security Tribunal, including the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act and other applicable legislation and regulations
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting hearings in an administrative tribunal and in the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice
  • Knowledge of government practices, including those related to sound governance and organizational management principles
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with clients, stakeholders, partners, and senior government officials while maintaining the degree of independence required of an administrative tribunal
  • Ability to provide leadership within the Social Security Tribunal of Canada to attain its mandate in accordance with the Department of Employment and Social Development Act and the Minister’s direction on overall objectives
  • Ability to motivate members and staff to collaborate effectively, challenge each other and to strive to exceed their previous standards of performance, and to ensure that the Tribunal adheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency
  • Ability to act as a steward and oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision making
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to act as a spokesperson for the Social Security Tribunal in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment and impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion
  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • Each full-time member of the Tribunal must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel frequently throughout Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada uses an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Finance is to use the fiscal and budgeting tools at the government’s disposal to implement its New Plan for a Strong Middle Class.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following:

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), a recognized leader in deposit insurance, and the resolution authority for all its member institutions, including Canada’s largest banks, is seeking a dynamic, visionary and strategic leader to be its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

CDIC is a federal Crown corporation that provides insurance against the loss of deposits and contributes to the stability of Canada’s financial system by insuring up to $100,000 per eligible deposit in seven separate categories, in each member institution. CDIC is funded by premiums assessed on $774 billion of insured deposits in its 82 member institutions, which include all of the major banks, trust companies and federal credit unions.

The President and CEO leads CDIC in its role as an important part of the financial safety net in Canada. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors of CDIC. CDIC, and correspondingly its CEO, is accountable, through the Minister of Finance, to Parliament for the conduct of CDIC’s affairs.

The President and CEO leads a team of professionals dedicated to the protection of depositors and promotes the best interests of CDIC and depositors while minimizing CDIC’s exposure to loss. The President and CEO is accountable for directing the day-to-day affairs of CDIC in accordance with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, the Financial Administration Act, the CDIC by-laws and other applicable provisions, and the policies and directions of the Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities include providing leadership and direction in identifying, assessing and managing insurance, financial, operational and reputational risks; developing business plans, and initiatives to achieve the strategic objectives of the Corporation; and maintaining sound internal controls, a management accountability regime, and a code mandating the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.

The President and CEO leads CDIC’s role as the resolution authority and is responsible for preparing for the resolution of any of CDIC’s member institutions, including Canada’s largest and systemically important banks. In addition, the President and CEO leads the development of a policy and legal framework that supports the delivery and fulfillment of CDIC’s stability mandate. The President and CEO is expected to develop recommendations for the Board and Minister of Finance on premium rate schedules to provide adequate levels of funding to address potential member failures and to set the investment strategy of the deposit insurance ex ante fund.

The President and CEO of CDIC is a member of the Financial Institutions Supervisory Committee (FISC), and the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) which comprises the heads of Canada’s financial safety net agencies.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation's website.

Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary range: $214,900 - $252,800

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources at a senior executive level;
  • Significant experience, preferably in both the private and public sectors, with the private sector experience being related to financial services and the public sector experience being related to financial or economic Crown corporations or agencies, in an organization of similar size, scope and complexity to the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation;
  • A combination of functional experience related to accounting, retail banking, economic policy, business law, receivership and insolvency or financial services regulation, preferably in roles related to deposit insurance or financial institutions, is necessary;
  • Experience in dealing with different levels of government, including with senior government officials;
  • Experience in the international financial sector and the supervisory and regulatory framework in Canada and abroad would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in restructuring for financial institutions, which could include liquidation or acquisition, as well as in reporting to or serving a board of directors would be considered an asset.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Corporation’s mandate, objectives and strategic priorities as well as knowledge of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, the Financial Administration Act, and federal government policies and priorities as they relate to the Corporation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of deposit insurance, resolution, financial systems, mergers and acquisitions, receivership, bankruptcy, insolvency and liquidations scenarios;
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of current domestic and international financial sector issues and of public policy issues related to the Corporation’s mandate;
  • Knowledge of the supervisory and regulatory framework for financial institutions in Canada and abroad would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of legal restructuring for financial institutions, would be an asset;
  • Ability to provide the requisite corporate vision and leadership to ensure the development of strategies and action plans to focus the attention of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors, member institutions and other organizations on critical issues facing the Corporation and the financial system;
  • Ability to influence others and to facilitate consensus, manage conflicts and reconcile divergent positions;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with a board of directors, the Minister and his or her Office, the Deputy Minister, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s safety-net partners including members of the Financial Institution Supervisory Committee, and other stakeholders including member institutions, and domestic and international counterparts; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to act as a spokesperson in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Intellectual acuity and ability to work comfortably in complex situations
  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Strategic leadership and vision

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • The CDIC Conflicts of Interest Code imposes certain restrictions on the ownership of shares in CDIC member institutions. Candidates must be willing to comply with these conditions; a copy of the CDIC Conflicts of Interest Code is available upon request.
  • The Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act imposes certain restrictions on the ownership of shares in any financial institution, bank holding company, insurance holding company or any other similar body corporate carrying out business in Canada. Candidates must be willing to comply with these conditions.

Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Director, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board,

Appointment opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors arise in the event of a vacancy, including upon the expiration of terms of office. Qualified candidates with demonstrable abilities to serve as a CPPIB Director are invited to make an application.

View the Notice of Appointment Opportunity.

Canadian Representative, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is to protect our three oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries and ensure that they remain healthy for future generations.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

Canadian Representatives (part-time positions)

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body. Founded in 1979, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization's overall objective is to contribute through consultation and cooperation to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization's Convention Area.

Currently the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization has 12 Contracting Parties: Canada, Cuba, Denmark in respect of Faroe Islands and Greenland, the European Union, France in respect of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Iceland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Norway, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the United States of America.

As members of the Canada’s Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization delegation, Stakeholder Representatives sit on the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization’s Commission, which is responsible for the management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Regulatory Area (waters outside Exclusive Economic Zones). The Commission annually decides on Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization fisheries regulations, total allowable catches and quotas.

Further details about the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization and its activities can be found on the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization's website.

Review of applications will begin on May 18, 2018. Candidates must apply online, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $200-250 plus travel and living expenses.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience;
  • Experience serving in some capacity as an elected representative of a relevant stakeholder organization;
  • Experience in working with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the fisheries of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean; able to represent, broadly, the interests of the inshore and offshore fleets of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut and Nova Scotia (not solely the interests of the sector or interest group you represent);
  • Ability to work within a team and to support the Head of the Canadian Delegation;
  • Ability to effectively take part in meetings, to develop policy recommendations, and assume an active role in deliberations;
  • Demonstrated skills in diplomacy (e.g., respect for the interests and views of others);
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to regularly attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Organization.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion
  • Superior leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Members must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commission, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

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Members (appointment to roster), International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions, as well as applications from non-Canadians for some of the following positions:

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

A number of international trade and investment agreements to which Canada is a party provide for the establishment of rosters of persons available to serve on dispute settlement bodies. Should a dispute arise under the agreement, individuals from the roster are named to the dispute settlement body through a process specified in the relevant agreement to determine the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.

At this time, Government of Canada is seeking applicants for appointment to rosters for the following bodies:

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

NAFTA Chapter 20 (General State to State) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 2009 of NAFTA and is used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter 20 of that Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of up to 30 nominees (10 from each Party to NAFTA). A nominee is appointed by consensus of NAFTA Parties for a term of three years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking 10 appointees to this roster.

NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to paragraph 1 of Annex 1901.2 of NAFTA and is used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter 19 of that Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 75 nominees (at least 25 from each NAFTA Party). The Government of Canada is thus seeking at least 25 appointees to this roster and is anticipating that appointees will serve a term of five years with the possibility of reappointment.

NAFTA Chapter 19 Extraordinary Challenge Committee (ECC) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to Annex 1904.13 of NAFTA and is used to appoint a Committee that reviews decisions made by panels under NAFTA Chapter 19. The Chapter provides for a roster of up to 15 individuals (five from each NAFTA Party). The Government of Canada is thus seeking five appointees to this roster and is anticipating that appointees will serve a term of five years with the possibility of reappointment.

NAFTA Chapter 14 (Financial Services) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 1414 of NAFTA and is used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter 14 of that Agreement. The Chapter provides for a roster of up to 15 individuals (five from each NAFTA Party). A nominee is appointed by consensus of NAFTA Parties for a term of three years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking five appointees to this roster.

NAFTA Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes: This body is created pursuant to Article 2022 of NAFTA and submits reports and makes recommendations to the NAFTA Free Trade Commission on the availability, use and effectiveness of arbitration and other procedures for the resolution of private international disputes in the NAFTA region. The Committee comprises up to 10 members from each NAFTA Party, up to two of whom may be officials representing the Party and up to eight of whom may be selected from outside the Government. Each NAFTA Party appoints its own members of the Committee and establishes terms for their appointment. The Government of Canada is thus seeking approximately eight appointees to this Committee and is anticipating that they will serve a term of three years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Further details about the North American Free Trade Agreement can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

ICSID Panel of Arbitrators: This is a roster to which Canada may designate up to four individuals pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention. Designated individuals may be selected by the Secretary-General of ICSID to serve on a tribunal in a dispute that does not involve Canada or Canadian investors. Designated individuals need not be nationals of the state designating them. Designates serve a term of six years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking four appointees to this roster.

ICSID Panel of Conciliators:This is a roster to which Canada may designate up to four individuals pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention. Designated individuals need not be nationals of the state designating them. Designates serve a term of six years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking four appointees to this roster.

Further details about the agreement can be found on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute’s website.

Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA)

CCRFTA Article XIII.9 (General State to State) Roster: This is a roster created by Article XIII.9 of the CCRFTA that may be used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter XIII of that Agreement. The roster established by the Parties to the CCRFTA may include up to 20 individuals, at least five of whom are not citizens of Canada or Costa Rica. Consequently, in addition to Canadians, the Government of Canada is actively seeking applications from those who would meet this citizenship requirement. Individuals are named to the roster on the agreement of the Parties for a term of three years and reappointed to a second term unless a Party disagrees. The Government of Canada is thus seeking approximately 10-15 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens of Canada or Costa Rica.

Further details about the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Anticipatory

CETA Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established pursuant to Article 29.8 of CETA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes covered by Chapter 29 of the Agreement. Chapter 29 applies to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of CETA, except as otherwise provided. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to CETA and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the CETA Joint Committee. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

CETA Chapter 13 (Financial Services) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established by Article 13.20 of CETA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes arising under Chapter 13 of the Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to CETA and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the CETA Joint Committee. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

CETA Chapter 23 (Trade and Labour) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established by Article 23.10 of CETA and will be used to constitute expert panels to examine matters arising under Chapter 23 of the Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least nine nominees: each Party is to name three nominees and the Parties are to agree on naming three nominees who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chairperson of a panel of experts. An individual is appointed to the roster by the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development established by CETA. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 3-5 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

CETA Chapter 24 (Trade and Environment) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established by Article 24.15 of CETA and will be used to constitute expert panels to examine matters arising under Chapter 24 of the Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least nine nominees: each Party is to name three nominees and the Parties are to agree on naming three nominees who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chairperson of a panel of experts. An individual is appointed to the roster by the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development established by CETA. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 3-5 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

Further details about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. You must also submit a completed application form and a curriculum vitae. You may submit other supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation or lists of publications through the online system if you wish.

Please note that the maximum size of each document uploaded as part of your application is 3 MB. A maximum of five (5) documents may be uploaded in respect of any application, including the curriculum vitae and application form.

Questions may be directed to: appointments-nominations.jlt@international.gc.ca

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one or more of these positions, please provide in your application examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

NAFTA Chapter 20 (General State to State) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by NAFTA or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements
  • Experience in state to state disputes at the World Trade Organization as a panel member or a lead litigator for principal parties to disputes would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Familiarity with international trade law and/or administrative law
  • Experience in trade remedies as a senior government official, panel or tribunal member, lead litigator for principal parties to disputes, or academic with publications on relevant matters
  • Being a lawyer in good standing with a law society in Canada, Mexico or the United States of America would be an asset
  • Being a judge or former judge of a superior court (or equivalent) of Canada, Mexico or the United States of America would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Chapter 19 Extraordinary Challenge Committee (ECC) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Being a judge or former judge of a superior court of Canada, a federal judicial court of Mexico or a federal judicial court of the United States of America
  • Experience in trade remedies as a panel member or lead litigator for principal parties to disputes would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Chapter 14 (Financial Services) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Expertise or experience in financial services law or practice, which may include the regulation of financial institutions
  • Expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by NAFTA or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements
  • Experience in state to state disputes at the World Trade Organization as a panel member or lead litigator for principal parties to disputes would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes:

  • Significant expertise or experience (normally at least five years) in using alternative dispute resolution to resolve private international commercial disputes
  • Experience with alternative dispute resolution as a judge, arbitrator, mediator, conciliator or other similar role would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

ICSID Panel of Arbitrators:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Recognized competence in the fields of law, commerce, industry or finance
  • Experience in international investment law or the practice of international commercial arbitration as a lead litigator or an arbitrator
  • Experience in managing complex disputes would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

ICSID Panel of Conciliators:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Recognized competence in the fields of law, commerce, industry or finance
  • Experience in conciliation
  • Experience or expertise in international law, preferably international investment law, would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

CCRFTA Article XIII.9 (General State to State) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by the CCRFTA, or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

CETA Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Specialized knowledge of international trade law
  • To act as chair of an arbitral panel, experience as counsel or panellist in dispute settlement proceedings on subject matters within the scope of CETA and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

CETA Chapter 13 (Financial Services) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services
  • Expertise or experience in financial services law or regulation or in the practice thereof, which may include the regulation of financial service suppliers
  • To act as chair of an arbitral panel, experience as counsel, panellist or arbitrator in dispute settlement proceedings and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

CETA Chapter 23 (Trade and Labour) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • Specialized knowledge or expertise in labour law, other issues addressed in Chapter 23 of CETA or in the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, normally demonstrated through a minimum of seven years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal members, arbitrator, mediator, government official, academic or other similar role (or combination thereof)
  • Experience or expertise in international law, preferably international labour law, would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

CETA Chapter 24 (Trade and Environment) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • Specialized knowledge or expertise in environmental law, other issues addressed in Chapter 24 of CETA or in the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, normally demonstrated through a minimum of seven years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof)
  • A record of publications in peer-reviewed journals or textbooks regarding environmental law, other issues addressed in Chapter 24 or the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements would be an asset and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

Interviews will generally not be administered. If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we may request references and contact them to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Objectivity
  • Reliability
  • Sound judgment
  • High moral character and integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You must not be currently affiliated with or take instruction from a government (federal or sub-federal) of Canada or any other Party to the agreement governing the roster to which you are appointed. Sitting judges of any level of court are not considered to be currently affiliated with or to take instruction from a government.
  • You must be available for service and be able to make the necessary time commitments, including serving on a panel if called upon to do so.
  • You are willing and able to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to one or more of these positions:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

If you are appointed from a roster to serve as a member of a dispute settlement panel in a specific dispute, during the period in which this panel operates you must also comply with the requirements in those Guidelines for “Quasi-judicial Governor-in-Council appointees, whether full or part-time”, including to “generally avoid all political activities” other than voting.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

You must comply with the code of conduct established under the agreement governing the roster to which you are appointed.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities, such as ad hoc dispute settlement panels under other free trade agreements and ad hoc panels or rosters under environmental or labour cooperation agreements.

Please note that only candidates proceeding to the next stage of the selection process will receive a reply before the conclusion of the process.

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President and CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger – and our government more effective – when decision makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada uses an appointments process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is to begin to rebuild Canada for the 21st Century.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

President and CEO (full-time position)

The Canada Infrastructure Bank

The new Canada Infrastructure Bank has been established to initiate and invest in large revenue-generating infrastructure projects that provide public benefits and contribute to the long-term sustainability of infrastructure across Canada. The Bank is mandated to invest $35 billion into projects where the Bank’s participation serves as a catalyst for new forms of additional private investment into infrastructure in Canada. The Bank will also act as a center of expertise on infrastructure transactions involving private sector investment and provide advice to all levels of government in that context. In addition, the Bank will lead a data initiative to improve knowledge on the state of municipal and provincial infrastructure, as a basis for informing investment decisions and establishing priorities.

The Bank operates as a commercial enterprise, at arms-length from government, but is accountable for investing prudently within the context of government policy priorities.

Reporting to a Board of Directors, the President and CEO will provide overall strategic business leadership for the Bank. As the first President and CEO, you will be responsible to set the course and direction for this new Crown Corporation including creating the strategy, establishing investment policies and procedures, building and attracting a highly skilled and motivated team with the appropriate corporate culture. The President and CEO will lead partnerships with domestic and global institutional investors (including financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers or investment funds) and with public sector proponents to develop and execute innovative infrastructure financing transactions. The President and CEO will also be required to engage with provinces, territories and municipalities and the private sector, in support of the Bank’s mandate.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canada Infrastructure Bank website.

Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between May 8 and September 14, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

Position Location: Toronto, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A university degree (preferably at the Master’s level) from a recognized institution in a business discipline (e.g. business, finance, economics) or a comparable background of education, business training and experience
  • Extensive experience at the executive level of an organization in the financial sector (such as a financial institution, pension fund, asset manager or investment fund) with significant size and scale, including managing human and financial resources and operating within a complex governance structure (e.g. a Board of Directors with responsibility for approving credit and investment decisions)
  • Recognized leader in Infrastructure industry with extensive experience overseeing and executing infrastructure financing transactions with domestic and global institutional investors, including due diligence, underwriting and negotiation for debt and equity investments
  • Extensive leadership experience in corporate governance including leading the implementation and oversight of best practices in attracting and developing talent and risk management frameworks
  • Extensive experience advising, consulting and sharing expertise with clients and stakeholders such as other levels of government, financial institutions or corporations and
  • Experience in leading and/or managing the transition of building a new organization would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of infrastructure finance lending practices, investments and transaction structures
  • Knowledge of the complexities associated with multi-billion dollar projects (e.g. multiple counter-parties, economic forecasting, development, construction and project management)
  • Knowledge of current issues and challenges associated with deploying private sector financing to support major infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge of the Canadian infrastructure landscape and the roles of the federal, provincial-territorial and municipal governments
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance and management principles and practices and the financial management requirements, particularly risk management, of an investment fund
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s governance framework for Crown corporations
  • Ability to generate new and creative infrastructure financing solutions, in collaboration with private sector stakeholders seeking to maximize their own returns
  • Ability to attract highly skilled talent and focus their energies to achieve corporate and financial objectives
  • Ability to establish senior level relationships in the Canadian and global infrastructure sector
  • Ability to balance the commercial orientation of the organization with public policy responsibilities
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Minister of Finance and the Corporation’s stakeholders and partners and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to manage the Corporation’s communications with a wide range of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Recognized strategic and innovative leader with global perspective
  • Informed judgment, tact and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Adaptability

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to Toronto, Ontario or to a location within reasonable commuting distance
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally
  • You are not less than eighteen years of age
  • You do not have the status of bankrupt
  • You are not employed in the public service of Canada or by a provincial, municipal or local authority
  • You are not a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and Reference Material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Chief Executive Officer, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is to begin to rebuild Canada for the 21st Century.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership to the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, a parent Crown corporation established in October 2012, and is accountable to the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for implementing the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s mandate to enable construction and operation of a new international crossing (now named the Gordie Howe International Bridge) between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. The project includes four components: a six-lane high level bridge a Canadian port of entry with border inspection and toll facilities a United States of America port of entry with border inspection and an interchange with Interstate 75. The Canada-Michigan Crossing Agreement concluded in June 2012 provides a framework for Canada to establish the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority as the Crossing Authority to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the new bridge under a public-private partnership.

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to create vision and strategy, mobilize people, uphold integrity and respect, collaborate with partners and stakeholders, promote innovation and guide change and achieve results.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority's website.

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $214 900 - $252 800 (CEO-4)

Position Location: Windsor, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience
  • A degree in business/commerce, economics, engineering, finance, public administration or law would be considered an asset
  • Significant leadership experience at the executive-level in a private or public sector organization, including managing subject matter experts
  • Significant experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects
  • Experience in dealing with senior levels of government
  • Experience working with a board of directors
  • Experience with public-private partnerships and
  • Experience dealing with multi-modal transportation networks, bridges and/or international crossings would be an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s mandate, legislative framework and activities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of sound governance and business practices, including human resources, financial and risk management
  • Knowledge of the role and accountability of federal Crown corporations
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance
  • Knowledge of political and public policy environments, processes and best practices
  • Knowledge of the respective roles and objectives of federal, provincial and municipal governments in transportation matters
  • Knowledge of the issues relating to public-private partnerships generally and/or infrastructure development in Canada
  • Ability to provide the corporate leadership and vision required to ensure the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives
  • Ability to establish and communicate short and long-range objectives for the future of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and develop strategies to enable the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to optimize its human, financial and material resources
  • Ability to effectively develop, with Canadian and U.S. federal, provincial, state and municipal governments as well as the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s stakeholders, the relationships required to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge and to promote continued cross-border transportation and economic networks and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Superior interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Leadership and collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to Windsor, Ontario, or the County of Essex, Ontario, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties, and shall not accept or hold any office inconsistent with your duties and functions.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full–time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

President, National Research Council of Canada

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Science is to support scientific research and the integration of scientific considerations in our investment and policy choices.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

President (full-time position)

National Research Council Canada

The National Research Council Canada (National Research Council of Canada) plays a unique role in Canada's science, technology and innovation system, undertaking large-scale, outcome-oriented and collaborative research programs that address science and innovation needs and opportunities for the country. The NRC is a significant asset for Canada, providing a national network of 3,700 professional and expert staff and a national system of research centers and associated equipment that deliver research excellence and innovative applications of science and technology. The NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program is an internationally-recognized program that supports thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises a year with advice and financial assistance for commercialization. The NRC has a rich 100-year history that includes the work of many Nobel Laureates and countless technology success stories. The effective stewardship of the organization requires knowledge of science and experience in the management of scientists and multidisciplinary partnerships with industry and other governments.

The President is the chief executive officer of the Council and has supervision over and direction of the work of the Council and of the officers, technical and otherwise, appointed for the purpose of carrying on the work of the Council. The President works closely with the NRC Council on its strategic advice to the organization. The President’s broad responsibilities include building and maintaining effective collaborations with industrial, university and government partners to develop and exploit key technologies for Canada, providing strategic analysis and leadership to integrate key players in Canada’s system of innovation to improve the welfare of Canadians as well as support regional and national economic performance. The President must ensure the NRC is operating as an effective, efficient, economical and ethical organization, focused on client success with an outstanding workforce and an excellent work environment. This role requires knowledge of, and experience in, collaborative research activities, and the support of strong science and innovation ecosystems in Canada. It also benefits from knowledge of the workings of the science and innovation agendas of the Government of Canada and provinces.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on National Research Council Canada’s website.

Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $259,900 - $305,700

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, such as science or engineering, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • An advanced degree in science or engineering would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive executive level management experience involving the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, ideally acquired within a large, diversified scientific or technological, private or public sector organization;
  • Experience leading and/or supporting transitions or transformational change in an organization;
  • A demonstrated career of research management experience in academia, industry or the government;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing financial and human resources as well as experience in strategic management, organizational change and management techniques which promote and improve organizational performance and accountability;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships, including internationally in terms of science activity and multidisciplinary international collaborations; and
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, programs, legislative framework and activities of the NRC;
  • Knowledge of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Knowledge of Canada’s economic and social fabric, the role of its science and technology infrastructure and the research and development challenges facing the nation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of sound governance and business practices, including human resources and financial management, strategic corporate planning, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • A broad understanding of the challenges facing Canada’s innovation system and the Government of Canada’s science and innovation agenda;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with government and industry partners as well as with stakeholders, to support ecosystems across the country and multidisciplinary research; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders, including the media, ministers, parliamentary committees, other government representatives, the public, the research community, and the private sector.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Strategic and innovative thinker
  • Leadership and sound judgement
  • A collaborator across disciplines
  • Effective manager of a large organization
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Open-mindedness and impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full–time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Commissioner of Competition, Office of the Commissioner of Competition

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Commissioner of Competition (full-time position)

Competition Bureau Canada

The Commissioner of Competition heads the Competition Bureau, an independent agency responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act. By promoting and protecting competitive markets, and enabling informed consumer choice in Canada, the Competition Bureau contributes to Canada’s innovation, efficiency and economic well-being.

The Competition Bureau, led by the Commissioner, investigates anti-competitive business conduct, promotes compliance with the law and advocates for the role of competition in policy-making, and employs over 400 people in the National Capital Region and its regional offices. The Commissioner reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Competition Bureau's website.

Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $265,300 - $312,100

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution and an acceptable combination of training and experience&;&
  • A law degree or a graduate degree from a recognized university would be considered an asset&;&
  • Senior-level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources&;&
  • Experience in implementing change management and a strategic vision at senior levels&;&
  • Experience in competition and/or commercial and/or regulatory law, or detailed analysis of marketplace and economic issues&;&
  • Proven senior-level decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues&;& and
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and managing successful stakeholder relationships and complex partnerships.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of competition law and policy, economic principles and trade policies and the appropriate market frameworks&;&
  • Knowledge of the Canadian business environment and world markets, emerging trends and issues, and the implications these hold for competition law enforcement and policy&;&
  • An understanding of how government operates, including government priorities and programs relating to the Canadian economy, as well as knowledge of the mandate of the Competition Bureau and all its relevant legislation&;&
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations in order to make equitable and timely decisions and recommendations while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences&;&
  • Ability to lead organizational change in a manner that fosters collaboration among organizational stakeholders and achieves the strategic objectives of the Competition Bureau and the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio&;&
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to act as a spokesperson to promote awareness of the benefits of competition, to provide expertise on competition law, and to further the understanding of the Competition Bureau and its role, in order to maintain public confidence in the marketplace as fair, efficient, and competitive&;& and
  • Ability to interact and negotiate effectively with senior government officials, leaders of anti-trust agencies, law enforcement, and elected officials, as well as a diversity of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • If you are appointed to this position, you must willing to travel across Canada and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Superintendent of Bankruptcy (full-time position)

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada

The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada (OSB) is a Branch of the Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services Sector at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

The OSB contributes to a fair and efficient marketplace by protecting the integrity of the bankruptcy and insolvency system for the benefit of investors, lenders, consumers and the public interest.

The insolvency system is one of the pillars supporting Canadian credit markets, which relies on two main statutes, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). The BIA provides a legislative framework to address both consumer and commercial insolvency situations, and the CCAA provides for the reorganization of insolvent commercial debtors under the court’s supervision. By having a national regulatory framework that is consistent, open, transparent, honest and capable of resolving creditor/debtor disputes effectively, the marketplace has the stability necessary for stakeholders to predict credit risks accordingly.

The role of the Superintendent under the BIA is to oversee the administration of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (the Act) and supervise the proper administration of all insolvency matters.

This role entails ensuring compliance with the legislation, initiating investigations as well as seeking prosecution of wrongdoers who have violated BIA provisions and/or the Criminal Code including trustees, debtors, creditors, receivers and others. The Superintendent is also responsible for the licensing of private sector trustees (monitors), addressing harm to an estate resulting from professional conduct, or to cancel or suspend or place conditions on a licence for trustees by holding quasi-judicial hearings.

The Superintendent’s mandate also includes keeping and maintaining publicly accessible records of licences issued to trustees and quasi-judicial proceedings, all insolvency proceedings under the BIA and restructuring proceedings under the CCAA.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada’s website.

Review of applications will begin on June 4, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $174,700 - $205,500

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A law degree would be considered an asset;
  • Leadership experience at a senior executive level, including the management of human and financial resources;
  • Experience in leading an organization and responding to rapidly changing environments and technologies and stakeholder expectations;
  • Experience in the development and administration of legislative and regulatory frameworks, including their policies and practices;
  • Experience in engaging and establishing collaborative partnerships and negotiating with representatives from the private sector and from provincial and federal governments;
  • Experience in the development and communication of strategic advice to senior officials;
  • Experience in providing leadership immersed in diverse viewpoints while making impartial decisions; and
  • Leadership experience in a judicial or quasi-judicial context and/or experience reporting to a board would be considered an asset.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting an adjudicative hearing;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory frameworks underpinning the Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency system, including the structure and issues of the insolvency and bankruptcy industry;
  • Knowledge of key Government of Canada priorities with respect to creating a fair, effective and efficient marketplace, and the role, responsibilities and policies of the OSB;
  • Ability to lead an organization in a way that fosters collaboration among stakeholders, achieves the strategic objectives of the OSB and delivers high quality service in a cost-effective manner;
  • Ability to recognize and anticipate trends in the marketplace, including technology and client expectations, in order to ensure the continuing relevance of OSB programs;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior government officials including the Deputy Ministers, the Ministers and their offices;
  • Ability to act as a spokesperson for the OSB in dealing with stakeholders, the media, public institutions, governments and other organizations;
  • Excellent leadership, managerial and motivational skills; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Sound judgment
  • Impact/influence
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • You may not continue as, or become, a director or officer in a corporation or an organization (statutory).
  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • If you are appointed to this position, you must willing to travel across Canada and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Chief Statistician of Canada (full-time position)

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is a statutory agency responsible for Canada’s national statistical system. It was established to ensure that Canadians and governments have access to a trusted source of statistics to meet their information needs. Its mandate is primarily derived from the Statistics Act, which requires Statistics Canada “to collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people” of Canada. The Act also requires Statistics Canada to conduct a census of population and a census of agriculture every fifth year, and to protect the confidentiality of the information with which it is entrusted.

The Chief Statistician’s main function is to provide leadership to the Agency and to the national statistical system to ensure that high-quality and impartial statistics and analysis on the fiscal, economic, business, social and day-to-day decisions of the country is provided to Canadians, governments, the private sector, and civil society and that Canadians’ confidential information is protected. The Chief Statistician is expected to work collaboratively with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial and municipal governments, the international community, and Canadians to meet the Agency’s mandate and stakeholder needs and to ensure a well-integrated, coherent national statistical system that minimizes duplication and reporting burden on households and businesses. The Chief Statistician is expected to ensure Statistics Canada’s work is of the highest quality possible and undertaken with high scientific and ethical standards, integrity and impartiality.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on Statistics Canada's website.

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: Under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered for this position, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A post-graduate university degree from a recognized institution in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in statistics, economics or any field providing considerable knowledge and training in research methods and quantitative analysis would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive corporate leadership experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources in a large operational organization;
  • Experience in managing complex large scale operations and dealing with complex and time sensitive issues;
  • Experience in building, fostering and maintaining productive and strategic partnerships, relationships and collaborative arrangements with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders, academia and members of the international community; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following would be considered an asset:
    • developing and implementing significant data collection initiatives;
    • undertaking large scale consultation efforts;
    • leading and/or managing organizational change and transition.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, role, and responsibilities of Statistics Canada and of the Chief Statistician;
  • Knowledge of the Statistics Act, of the challenges and opportunities facing national statistical systems and of the fundamental principles guiding their work;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy environments, of the machinery of the federal government and its decision-making processes;
  • Ability to work with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial governments, the international community and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to provide sound advice while demonstrating integrity and independence through non-partisanship;
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively, with a strategic vision for the national statistical system that extends to the longer term;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and networks with officials and stakeholders in the statistical community and beyond as required;
  • Ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders, including the media, ministers, parliamentary committees, other government representatives (federal, provincial, territorial, international), academia, the public, and the private sector;
  • Ability to negotiate contradictory interests, and identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies to meet stakeholder needs within approved budgetary limits;
  • Ability to lead and manage complex large scale operations; and
  • Ability to provide corporate leadership and mobilize people in support of the organization’s vision and strategic direction..

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Superior leadership and interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgement
  • Calm under pressure

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • If you are appointed to this position, you must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full–time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Parliamentary Budget Officer, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Parliamentary Budget Officer (full-time position)

Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

The Parliament of Canada Act was amended in 2017 to make the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) an independent Officer of Parliament, to ensure the office has expanded access to data and to enable it to estimate the costs of any election platform proposal at the request of political parties.

The Parliamentary Budget Office’s mandate is to provide independent analysis to Parliament on the budget, the estimates and other documents, as well as matters of particular significance relating to the nation’s finances or economy listed in the PBO’s annual work plan; and at the request of a committee or a parliamentarian, to estimate the financial cost of any proposal that relates to matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction. Certain committees can also request analyses of the nation’s finances or economy or the estimates.

In the months before a general election, the PBO has an additional mandate of responding to requests from political parties or independent members of the House of Commons to estimate the financial cost of any election campaign proposal that the party or member is considering making.

The PBO’s purpose is to support Parliament by providing analysis, including analysis of macroeconomic and fiscal policy, for the purposes of raising the quality of parliamentary debate and promoting greater budget transparency and accountability.

The PBO has the rank of a deputy head of a department of the Government of Canada and is supported by the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer. The PBO reports directly to Parliament on the performance of his or her mandate through the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Speaker of the Senate. The PBO holds office for a seven year term and may be re-appointed for one or more terms of up to seven years each, to a maximum of 14 years in office in total.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Parliamentary Budget Officer's website.

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $174,700 - $205,500 (GCQ-6)

Position Location: Ottawa

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group. Bilingualism is a legislative requirement for this position.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study such as economics, business, finance, political science or public administration;
  • A graduate degree or significant experience in economics, public policy, management, business or finance;
  • Significant and direct understanding of the budget process and the expenditure management system of a federal or provincial government;
  • Significant management experience at the senior executive level, in a private or public sector organization, including the supervision of analytical professionals;
  • Significant experience leading high level financial analysis, ideally in a public sector environment;
  • Demonstrated decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues;
  • Significant experience in communicating complex issues among a variety of stakeholders with competing objectives;
  • Significant experience in media relations and dealing with the public.; and
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in federal or provincial budgeting.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the federal budget process and the federal government’s expenditure management process;
  • Knowledge of the Parliament of Canada Act, the Financial Administration Act, and other federal laws applicable to the Government of Canada;
  • Significant understanding of the principles and practices of public finance, as well as macro-economic and fiscal policy;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency;
  • Understanding of the Parliament of Canada, Canada’s parliamentary system of governance and the role of agents of Parliament in supporting Parliamentarians;
  • Ability to provide impartial and authoritative advice and support to Parliamentarians on matters relating to the state of Canada’s finances, the estimates of government and trends in the national economy;
  • Ability to respond in a timely and impartial manner to requests for costing of any electoral platform proposal from a registered political party;
  • Ability to respond to complex situations with multiple competing interests arising in a partisan environment;
  • Ability to quickly synthesize and effectively communicate complex information in clear language to non-technical audiences;
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships and facilitate information-sharing and meaningful dialogue among senior decision-makers; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson when interacting with the public, stakeholders, media, public institutions, parliamentarians, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages (as set out in the Language Skills Act).

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity and high ethical standards
  • Strategic and innovative leader
  • Decisiveness and sound judgment in a highly stressful environment
  • Strong public speaking skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality and independence
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the PBO must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • The Parliamentary Budget Officer shall have demonstrated experience and expertise in federal or provincial budgeting.
  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Parliamentary Librarian, Library of Parliament,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada uses an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Parliamentary Librarian (full-time position)

Library of Parliament

Holding a special place in Canadian history, the Library of Parliament is the last remaining part of the original Parliament building, the Centre Block, on Parliament Hill. It is a fully functioning library whose collection and services support the activities and decisions of Canada’s democratic Parliament.

The Library of Parliament has six key responsibilities:

  1. Provide customized research and analysis to parliamentarians and their staff
  2. Supply parliamentarians, parliamentary committees and associations with the information they need to examine the issues of the day, consider legislation and hold the government accountable
  3. Help parliamentarians inform Canadians about Parliament, its role and traditions, and the people and events that have shaped the institution since 1867
  4. Preserve Parliament’s documentary heritage and ensure access to its collections
  5. Keep parliamentarians informed and up to date, and deliver relevant news and information and
  6. Manages the Parliamentary Tours Program, which offers year-round tours of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, home to the Canadian House of Commons, the Canadian Senate, and the Library of Parliament.

The control and management of the Library rests with the Parliamentary Librarian. He or she is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of extensive and pertinent collections to support Parliamentarians in their functions as law-makers, overseers and representatives. The Parliamentary Librarian must also ensure that information concerning the Parliament of Canada is available to the public.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Library of Parliament's website.

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $171,200 to $201,300 (GC-7)

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A graduate degree in Library and Information Science or a combination of experience and education in a related field
  • Significant leadership experience at a senior executive level, preferably in a public sector context, including managing human and financial resources
  • Experience in fostering and developing a leading-edge research and information management environment
  • Experience building and sustaining effective relationships with clients and diverse stakeholders and
  • Experience working in a parliamentary or legislative environment would be an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Library of Parliament’s mandate, challenges and accountabilities as well as the legislation and the context in which the Library operates
  • Knowledge of trends and developments in information and knowledge management in an analog and digital environment
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices and current trends in research and library management
  • Knowledge of the Parliament of Canada and Canadian parliamentary democracy
  • Ability to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction needed for the Library of Parliament to attain its mandate and objectives in a complex accountability environment
  • Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, and controls to ensure the effective management and stewardship of human, financial and material resources
  • Ability to engage national and international communities of interest
  • Ability to foster a client-oriented environment for Parliamentarians and diverse stakeholders and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Parliamentarians and diverse stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgement
  • Interest and commitment to public outreach and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Chief Electoral Officer, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Democratic Institutions is to strengthen the openness and fairness of Canada’s public institutions.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Chief Electoral Officer (full-time position)

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Note: The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by resolution of the House of Commons.

The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the fair and efficient running of federal elections.

The Office through which the Chief Electoral Officer carries out their mandate normally comprises a group of some 500 employees working in the National Capital Region. During a general election or referendum, more than 235,000 positions are filled by election workers across the country.

Headed by the Chief Electoral Officer, Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency of Parliament. Elections Canada’s primary task is to be prepared at all times to administer an electoral event, under the Canada Elections Act and other laws that govern the federal electoral process, including the Referendum Act, and the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.

The agency’s duties include:

  • Administering electoral legislation
  • Managing Federal elections and Electoral Events
  • Registering political parties and third parties engaged in election advertising, as well as electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nomination contestants of registered parties
  • Maintaining the National Register of Electors
  • Appointing and providing instructions to returning officers (one in each electoral district)
  • Disclosing contributions to candidates, political parties and third parties, and to electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nomination contestants of registered parties examining and disclosing their financial returns and reimbursing expenses to candidates and parties according to formulas laid down in the Canada Elections Act
  • Ensuring access to the system for all eligible citizens, through both physical facilities and advertising messages and
  • Providing legal, technical, financial and administrative support to the independent commissions responsible for the periodic process of readjusting federal electoral boundaries, to ensure that representation conforms to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer's website.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary: $315,300 (statutory)

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience
  • Experience representing an organization at the senior executive level
  • Experience interpreting the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other enabling frameworks
  • Experience planning for and managing change
  • Significant experience building and sustaining effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including the public, governments at all levels, Ministers and Members of Parliament and
  • Significant experience managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Canada Elections Act, the Referendum Act, and/or the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Canadian parliamentary system, including the role of an Officer (Agent) of Parliament, and its relationship with Parliament and the Government
  • Knowledge of practices and principles underlying conciliation, mediation, and the application of alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Knowledge of the legislative and policy context and frameworks governing financial, human resources, and program management in the federal public sector
  • Knowledge of the mandate, roles, and responsibilities of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
  • Strong understanding of contemporary election administration, policies and practices
  • Strong leadership skills, and demonstrated commitment to promoting and adhering to the principles of openness, transparency and diversity
  • Ability to anticipate and address emerging issues of political and/or public concern
  • Ability to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in both official languages, and with a variety of stakeholders, including the media and
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and flexible.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages (as set out in the Language Skills Act).

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the experience requirements and following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Strict political neutrality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Superior interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Chief Electoral Officer must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • If you have served as Chief Electoral Officer [of Canada], you are not eligible for re-appointment to the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (statutory).
  • Due to the non-partisan nature of the Office, please disclose any past partisan political activities as part of your application.
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Government in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Chairperson, Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching responsibility of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is to lead the government's work in ensuring that we are keeping Canadians safe, and safeguarding Canadians' rights and freedoms in an open, inclusive, and democratic society.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following:

Chairperson (full-time position)

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is an independent agency, which strengthens the accountability of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police by providing civilian review of Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities and member conduct. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission’s mandate is to receive public complaints about the conduct of Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, to conduct reviews when complainants are not satisfied with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s handling of their complaints, to initiate investigations into Royal Canadian Mounted Police conduct when it is in the public interest, and to report findings and make recommendations.

The Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, and is responsible for its efficient and effective operation. To this end, the Chairperson has supervision over the direction of the work and staff of the Commission. The Chairperson will provide strategic leadership in identifying and selecting priorities, developing processes and policies, and articulating a vision that will ensure the Commission’s core values are incorporated into the public complaints process. Under his/her own authority, the Chairperson will initiate complaints, investigations and public hearings when deemed in the public interest. He or she will also conduct reviews of complaint investigations, and of specified Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities to ensure they are carried out in accordance with statutes, regulations, Ministerial Directives, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s website.

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $174,700 - $205,000 (GCQ-6)

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • Significant and recent management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources;
  • Significant and recent experience in the development of policy and performance standards, and operational procedures;
  • Significant and recent experience in conducting investigations, reviews or hearings, and making findings and recommendations;
  • Experience in policing, law enforcement or the criminal justice system would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, an agency or an equivalent would be considered an asset.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, and of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, strategic reporting, accountability and transparency;
  • Understanding of the responsibilities of leading, managing and conducting adjudicative hearings;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian criminal justice system, police administration, operations and procedures;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice, and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada;
  • Knowledge of the application and interpretation of criminal and human rights law would be considered an asset;
  • Sound management skills in order to motivate staff and to ensure the Civilian Review and Complaints Commissionadheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and the strategic direction needed for the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission to attain its mandate and objectives;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister and government officials, while maintaining the degree of independence required of an adjudicative tribunal;
  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient adjudicative hearings;
  • Ability to analyze sometimes contradictory information originating from various sources in order to make equitable and timely findings, recommendations and decisions, and to justify and explain them;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • The Chairperson must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • No member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is eligible (statutory).
  • The Chairperson must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your their appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and Reference Material.

All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Commissioner of Corrections, Correctional Service Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Commissioner of Corrections (full-time position)

Correctional Service Canada

The Government has committed to setting a higher bar for openness and transparency and rebuilding trust in public institutions. Do you have the vision and motivation to lead the Correctional Service of Canada (Correctional Service Canada)? If so, this could be your next challenge.

Meeting the expectations of Canadians in the 21st century requires more than “business as usual”. The Government will deliver results and real change, while maintaining and enhancing Canadians’ confidence and trust in the integrity of their federal institutions.

The Correctional Service Canada is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the court. The Correctional Service Canada is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.

As Commissioner, you will oversee Canada’s correctional facilities, including:

  • the care and custody of inmates, including their health and mental health care
  • the provision of programs that contribute to the rehabilitation of offenders and to their successful reintegration into the community
  • the preparation of inmates for release
  • parole, statutory release supervision and long-term supervision of offenders
  • maintaining a program of public education about the operations of the Service and
  • providing services for victims of federal offenders.

In your role as Commissioner, you will work in collaboration with other senior public leaders in the public safety and emergency preparedness portfolio, and with leaders across Canada and around the world in a professional and non-partisan manner. You will lead a dynamic team to fulfil the important responsibilities of this position.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Correctional Service Canada's website.

Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study such as law, sociology, public administration, criminology, or psychology, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience
  • Senior executive level management experience, including the management of human and financial resources
  • Experience in promoting the importance of a healthy workplace
  • Experience in representing an organization, and communicating and consulting at a senior level with a broad range of private and public sector stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, as well as the media
  • Experience managing labour relations and working with unions in a complex and challenging environment
  • Experience working in a correctional facility, within the criminal justice system, or in a field providing services or programs to inmates would be considered an asset
  • Experience working with diverse inmate populations (for example, women or Indigenous offenders) would be considered an asset and
  • Experience working with vulnerable persons or groups would be considered an asset.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legislative and policy frameworks and legal principles governing corrections and the criminal justice system in Canada
  • Knowledge of the mandate, role and responsibilities of organizations involved in public safety and criminal justice in Canada
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing the Correctional Service Canada, including the rehabilitation of offenders, health and mental health care, Indigenous offenders, deaths in custody, and strengthening community corrections
  • Knowledge of the role of the Commissioner and their relationship within the public safety and emergency preparedness portfolio of federal departments and agencies, and with the Government
  • Knowledge of practices, principles, and policies underlying interactions between federal government institutions and the private sector
  • Knowledge of labour relation practices and managing interactions with employee representatives
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to represent the Correctional Service Canada with employees, the public, governments, and other organizations, including public safety and criminal justice bodies in Canada and internationally
  • Ability to lead and manage a public sector organization, and to define its strategies and objectives
  • Ability to lead in emergency situations, including life-threatening situations
  • Ability to innovate, identify modern solutions and opportunities, and implement culture change and
  • Ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations with a view to identifying appropriate courses of action and understanding the impact of decisions.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards
  • Sound judgment
  • Cooperative
  • Results orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • You must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canada Lands Company Limited

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement is to ensure that the services provided by her portfolio are delivered efficiently, and in a way that makes citizens feel respected and valued.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canada Lands Company Limited

Canada Lands Company Limited is a federal Crown corporation with three subsidiaries: 1) Canada Lands Company CLC Limited manages, redevelops and sells federal lands on behalf of the Government of Canada to ensure that optimal financial and community value is realized from these assets and manages the CN Tower, 2) the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc. owns the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre and 3) Parc Downsview Park Inc. owns Downsview Park (a former military base) in Toronto and sells the surrounding property for housing and commercial purposes. Through community consultation and partnering with the private sector, Canada Lands Company Limited and its employees apply real estate expertise and creative property solutions to deliver lasting value for Canadians.

Canada Lands Company Limited’s board of directors is responsible for the management of the corporation, by: directing the corporation’s overall strategy evaluating its performance ensuring that proper leadership, internal control, and accountability systems are in place and reporting to the Crown on the corporation’s activities and performance. The Chairperson’s main responsibility is to lead the board of directors, ensuring that the board functions properly and that it acts in the long-term best interests of the corporation. The Chairperson is also the primary liaison with the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canada Lands Company's website.

Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

Annual Retainer: $8,000 - $9,400

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a large, private or public sector organization, preferably as chairperson
  • Management experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources and working with a board of directors
  • Experience in strategic management, performance management, organizational change, and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices
  • Experience dealing with stakeholders, labour unions and different levels of government, preferably with senior officials and
  • Experience and/or leadership in a unionized environment would be an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of Canada Lands Company Limited and its subsidiaries, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Financial Administration Act
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities and how they relate to Canada Lands Company Limited
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes
  • Knowledge of commercial practices related to the disposal of diverse real property assets at the highest value
  • Knowledge of the functioning of all levels of government, particularly the municipal level, and the private sector in the real property field
  • Knowledge of public-private partnerships and alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and joint ventures
  • Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous Groups land-related issues with respect to the Crown’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the board of directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including the corporation’s fundamental accountabilities to the shareholder and taxpayers
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Canada Lands Company Limited to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a board of directors, labour unions, Indigenous Groups, federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and Canada Lands Company’s partners
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments, and other organizations and
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and think strategically, and balance the business needs of the organization with the public interest.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Integrity
  • High ethical standards
  • Initiative
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You are willing to travel across Canada to participate in Board meetings.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

This notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Post Corporation,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement is to ensure that the services provided by her portfolio are delivered efficiently, and in a way that makes citizens feel respected and valued.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post is a federal Crown corporation that is mandated to provide quality postal services that meet the needs of all Canadians including individuals and businesses, in a secure and financially self-sustaining manner. The Canada Post Corporation has three subsidiaries: Purolator Holdings Ltd. SCI Group Inc. and Innovapost Inc. The Canada Post segment is evolving quickly with more than 50% of revenues coming from competitive products. In many rural and remote communities throughout the country, the post office remains as the single point of physical connection to the rest of Canada and beyond. The Minister responsible for the Canada Post Corporation has announced a new vision for Canada Post to ensure it provides high-quality innovative public services that Canadians expect at a reasonable cost. This new vision provides an opportunity to adapt to demographic changes, employ new technologies, and respond to the evolving expectations of its customers and the communities it serves.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post is one of Canada’s most complex leadership positions. This position reports to the board of directors, which in turn reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and works with the board and the Government of Canada in setting the corporation’s objectives and broad policies. The President and Chief Executive Officer will play a primary leadership role in operationalizing the new vision for Canada Post. The President and Chief Executive Officer has general oversight of the business and is accountable for the profitability and growth of Canada Post and its subsidiaries. The responsibilities include the development of operating and capital plans and budgets seeking acquisitions and alliances creating a commercial culture and values that are dynamic and entrepreneurial in order to adapt to the rapidly changing digital environment and global competitors and disrupters and recommending changes in rates and other regulatory matters to the board. The President and Chief Executive Officer is also responsible for developing and implementing progressive human resources strategies, ensuring a solid labour management relationship, establishing measures of corporate performance, leading a highly competent team, and ensuring the Corporation’s compliance with the Canada Post Corporation Act, the Financial Administration Act and other applicable legislation, as well as the Canadian Postal Service Charter.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canada Post Corporation's website.

Review of applications will begin on March 9, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary range: $445,400 - $ 523,900

Position location: Ottawa

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in business or a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience
  • Significant leadership experience at the CEO or senior executive level in a major, multi-faceted, labour-intensive organization operating in a competitive commercial environment that has undergone substantial business transformation. Examples include multi-site businesses involved in manufacturing, processing, logistics, physical distribution, or large scale services delivery, preferably to the public
  • Experience in human resources and talent management, preferably in a unionized environment
  • Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders including a board of directors and senior government officials and
  • Experience at a senior executive level working in a complex unionized environment and dealing with labour relations issues, including collective agreements, engagement, and negotiations.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of changes in technology in general and eCommerce in particular and on the trends, practices and policies of a wide array of businesses, including the postal industry
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and the processes for establishing and implementing effective overall corporate plans, strategies, financial planning and reporting
  • Knowledge of public policy and of the federal government’s policies and priorities that relate to Canada Post
  • Knowledge of the mandate and objectives of Canada Post, as well as its legislative framework, federal laws, regulations, policies and priorities affecting Canada Post
  • Ability to provide corporate leadership in all its dimensions, including setting the vision and creating and executing strategy while providing inspirational leadership, sound management of human resources and financial assets, and transparent reporting to the Board of Directors, government, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with a Board of Directors, senior management, senior government officials, labour organizations and Canada Post’s partners, stakeholders and the public
  • Ability to exercise sound, innovative business judgment and acumen and function well in an environment that may simultaneously present many complex issues
  • Ability to facilitate consensus, manage conflicts and reconcile divergent positions and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson when interacting with the public, stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Leadership and influence
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Integrity and high ethical standards
  • Conceptual/innovative thinking
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • Able to obtain the appropriate level of security clearance required for this role
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Chairperson, Atlantic Pilotage Authority

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Transport is to ensure that Canada’s transportation system supports our ambitious economic growth and job creation agenda.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Atlantic Pilotage Authority

The Atlantic Pilotage Authority (Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada) is a Crown corporation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The mission of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority is to deliver safe, effective and self-sustaining marine pilotage services in Atlantic Canada.

In fulfilling its roles and responsibilities, the Board’s duty is to comply with the requirements outlined in the Pilotage Act and the Financial Administration Act. As well, it is bound by the applicable Regulations arising from the Acts.

The Authority's corporate objectives are the following:

  • To deliver safe and effective marine pilotage services in Atlantic Canada
  • To maintain financial self-sufficiency by exercising effective cost management and establishing tariffs that are fair and reasonable
  • To provide a reliable and self-sustaining service by safeguarding the Authority's people and assets while planning for succession and asset replacement
  • To assume a leadership role in marine navigation by providing an expertise in navigational safety and marine operations and
  • To contribute to the Federal government's environmental, social, and economic policies as they apply to the marine industry in Atlantic Canada.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Atlantic Pilotage Authority's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 21, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $160 - $250

Annual Retainer: $5,100 - $6,000

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience
  • Experience serving as a chairperson or member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government and the private sector
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders and
  • Experience in the shipping, pilotage or public administration sectors would be an asset.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian pilotage industry.
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister, the Deputy Minister, and the Corporation’s business partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • The successful candidate must be willing to chair a schedule of Board meetings.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Ombudsman, Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence is to ensure that the government lives up to our commitment to veterans and their families.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Veterans' Ombudsman (full-time position)

Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

The Veterans' Ombudsman works toward ensuring that the sacrifices of Canada's Veterans and their families are recognized through the provision of services, benefits, and support in a fair, accessible, and timely manner; as well as playing an important role in raising awareness of the needs and concerns of Veterans and their families.

The Ombudsman is an impartial and independent officer, reporting directly to the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, in accordance with the Veterans Bill of Rights.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman’s website.

Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $142,800 - $168,000 (GCQ-5)

Position Location: National Capital Region or National Headquarters Charlottetown, PEI

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience;
  • Experience building and sustaining effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Experience in planning for change management.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Veterans Affairs Canada’s mandate, challenges, accountabilities, programs and activities;
  • Knowledge of public policy issues related to veterans;
  • Knowledge of the principles of natural justice;
  • Strong leadership skills, and demonstrated commitment to promote and adhere to the principles of openness, transparency and diversity;
  • Ability to be able to anticipate and address emerging issues of political and/or public concern;
  • Ability to address and review complaints;
  • Ability to make recommendations and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, preferably in both official languages;
  • Ability to engage a variety of stakeholders, including the media.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards, integrity and fairness
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed to this position you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or National Headquarters Charlottetown, PEI, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • If you are appointed to this position you must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full–time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Apply Online

Continuous intake

Full-time and Part-time Members, Immigration and Refugee Board,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship is to reopen Canada’s doors to welcome those who want to contribute to our country’s success.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

Member (full- and part-time positions)

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada is an independent administrative tribunal. The Board hears refugee protection claims and immigration and refugee appeals, holds admissibility hearings and conducts detention reviews.

As independent single decision-makers, the Immigration Appeal Division and the Refugee Appeal Division Members review extensive documents, conduct proceedings, including hearings and render decisions on immigration and refugee appeals.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Immigration and Refugee Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 29, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Your cover letter (if you prepare one) should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Incomplete applications (that is, applications received without both a curriculum vitae and a completed application form) will not be considered.

Full-time salary range: $108,200 - $127,200 (GCQ-3)

Part-time per diem: $540 - $635 (GCQ-3)

Position locations: Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Work experience as a decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal would be considered an asset;
  • Recent experience in the interpretation or application of legislation and regulations and in gathering and assessing complex information in order to prepare written decisions;
  • Computer skills, specifically in the use of word processing software; and
  • Experience in applying the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in matters determined by either the Immigration Appeal Division or the Refugee Appeal Division, or in the application of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees would be considered assets.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the role and mandate of the Board;
  • Knowledge of the legal and administrative principles that guide the management of an independent adjudicative tribunal and its Members;
  • Knowledge of the principles of case management in an adjudicative tribunal;
  • Superior interpersonal and communication abilities;
  • Ability to sustain a high level of functioning; and
  • Time management skills.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. Some positions require fluency in English or French, and some positions require proficiency in both English and French.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards
  • Impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact and discretion
  • Sensitivity to multicultural and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed as a full- or part-time member, you may not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with your duties and functions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a full-time member, you must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities. Qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment for a period of two years from the date they are notified in writing.

Apply Online

Members (April to June 2018 cohort), Parole Board of Canada,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching responsibility of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is to lead the government's work in ensuring that we are keeping Canadians safe, and safeguarding Canadians' rights and freedoms in an open, inclusive, and democratic society.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

Members – All regional divisions (full-time positions)

Members – All regional divisions (part-time positions)

Parole Board of Canada

The Parole Board of Canada is an independent administrative tribunal. The Parole Board of Canada makes conditional release decisions for offenders sentenced to federal penitentiaries and for offenders serving sentences of less than two years in provinces and territories that do not have their own parole boards. The Parole Board of Canada is also responsible for making record suspension decisions under the Criminal Records Act and recommendations for the exercise of clemency through the Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

Parole Board of Canada Board members make decisions that have significant implications for public safety and the integrity of Canada's parole system. Depending on the type of case, decisions are made by way of a hearing or in-office file review by either one or two Board members. Parole hearings are held within penitentiaries, and the decision and reasons are given to the offender verbally at the end of the hearing. A written decision then follows.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Parole Board of Canada’s website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 29, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Your cover letter (if you prepare one) should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Incomplete applications (that is, applications received without both a curriculum vitae and a completed application form) will not be considered.

Full-time salary range: $124,300 - $146,200 (GCQ-4)

Part-time per diem: $625 - $730 (GCQ-4)

Position Locations:

  • Atlantic Region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador – regional office in Moncton, New Brunswick)
  • Quebec Region (regional office in Montréal, Quebec)
  • Ontario/Nunavut Region (regional office in Kingston, Ontario)
  • Prairies Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories – regional offices in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Pacific Region (regional office in Abbotsford, British Columbia)

Candidates may be invited for assessment based on the needs of the region to which they applied.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Work experience in decision-making at a senior level related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word); and
  • Work experience as a decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal would be considered an asset.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and roles and responsibilities of the Parole Board of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the societal issues affecting the criminal justice environment including those relating to gender, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities;
  • Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Records Act and their interpretation and application related to conditional release is considered an asset;
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents in a quasi-judicial context, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions;
  • Clear, concise and comprehensive writing and spoken communications skills; and
  • Ability to perform in an environment with a heavy workload and tight time constraints and to perform in a stressful environment.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. Some positions require fluency in English or French, and some positions require proficiency in both English and French.

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment in managing highly sensitive information
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Effective and independent work habits as well as an ability to work as a team member
  • Sensitivity to Indigenous peoples, multiculturalism and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a full-time member, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the area of employment or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a full-time member, and if you are an employee in the public service, you shall be given leave of absence without pay from the public service (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a full-time member, you shall not hold any office or engage in any occupation incompatible with the exercise of a member’s functions under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act or any other Act of Parliament (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a part-time member, you must be available to work a minimum of 5 to 10 days per month.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the region for which they have applied.
  • You must be willing to travel frequently outside the immediate area of the regional office to which you are appointed, and you may be away from home overnight frequently to conduct hearings in federal and provincial institutions.
  • You must possess a valid driver’s licence, or have access to a personal means of transportation to penitentiaries throughout the region, some of which are in rural and remote locations.
  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.
  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities. Qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment for a period of two years from the date they are notified in writing.

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