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Current Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission,

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 seeks to ensure 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.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

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:

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

National Capital Commission

The National Capital Commission is a federal Crown corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. The corporation is responsible for planning, as well as taking part in the development, conservation and improvement of Canada’s Capital Region. It fulfills this role through the following areas of activity: setting the long-term urban planning direction for federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region; guiding and controlling the use and development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region; managing, conserving and protecting National Capital Commission assets (including Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt, real property, and other assets such as bridges, pathways and parkways); and maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region, such as the official residences and commemorative sites. The National Capital Commission is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of the National Capital Commission’s activities, as well as executing strategic policy direction for the National Capital Commission. The Chief Executive Officer is also a member of the National Capital Commission’s board of directors.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the National Capital Commission's website.

Review of applications will begin on July 30, 2018. Candidates must apply online by 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 a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Corporate leadership experience at the Chief Executive Officer or senior executive level, including the management of human and financial resources;
  • Experience in strategic management, organizational change and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience in dealing with all levels of government, preferably with senior officials;
  • Experience in managing the needs and sensitivities of diverse stakeholder groups in a multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Experience in reporting to or serving a Board of Directors;
  • Experience in real asset management; and
  • Experience in engagement and consultations with Indigenous communities 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 National Capital Commission’s mandate, business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the National Capital Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities, including openness and transparency, and how they relate to the National Capital Commission;
  • Knowledge of real asset management, urban planning and other related fields such as tourism, communications, marketing and architecture;
  • Knowledge of heritage preservation and environmental sustainability;
  • Knowledge of Crown Corporation governance model;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the principles and practices of sound management, risk management, financial sustainability and corporate governance;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to manage and provide corporate vision and leadership as well as to execute the strategic direction needed to ensure that the National Capital Commission is able to fulfill its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to implement decisions made by the Board and report back on their progress as well as facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Board of Directors, the Commission’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister’s office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, provincial and municipal governments, Indigenous communities and the Commission’s key stakeholders and partners;
  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders in the planning and development of National Capital Commission’s programs and the Capital; 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 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 leader
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

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.
  • The successful candidate may be required to appear before Parliamentary Committees including, among others, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
  • You are prepared to acquire a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.
  • 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

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, Canadian Race Relations Foundation,

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.

We are also committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work efficiently by implementing measures to promote a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

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:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the elimination of racism and the promotion of harmonious race relations. The work of the Foundation is premised on the desire to create and nurture an inclusive society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity. Its underlying principle in addressing racism and racial discrimination emphasizes positive race relations and the promotion of shared Canadian values of human rights and democratic institutions. It strives to coordinate and cooperate with all sectors of society, and develop partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.

The Foundation was created in 1996 in accordance with the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement. The Japanese Canadian community contributed $12 million of the Agreement, which was matched with an equal amount by the Government of Canada to provide the Foundation with a one-time endowment fund of $24 million. The Foundation operates on income generated by investing the endowment fund and donations. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation, and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Executive Director on an annual basis. The majority of the Board’s work is performed through its active working committees.

The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for the funding provided by taxpayers, remains viable and holds management accountable for its performance.

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation promotes dignity and self-esteem by taking measures conducive to creating a respectful workplace free from harassment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Race Relations Foundation's website.

Review of applications will begin on July 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.

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 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 or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a public, private ornon-profit organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, and in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with issues of racialized groups or communities and youth; and
  • Experience in fundraising activities and developing self-generated revenues.

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 Canadian Race Relations Foundation as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government’s expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s diversity and inclusion policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the following areas would be considered an asset: race relations, youth engagement and multiculturalism;
  • Knowledge of Canada’s national race relations landscape;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster courteous and productive debate among Board members, and manage conflicts should they arise;
  • Ability to negotiate skillfully as well as influence the opinions and ideas of others, and gain approval for plans, programs and recommended courses of action;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends in race relations, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and with stakeholders and partners; 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:

  • A passion and commitment for community involvement
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and impartiality
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diplomacy, tact, confidentiality and discretion
  • Foster a safe and healthy workplace free from harassment

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Persons appointed to the Board must have knowledge or experience that will assist the Foundation in fulfilling its purpose (statutory).
  • The Board generally meets at least three times per year.
  • The average annual time commitment, excluding committee work, is ten weeks and the successful candidate must be available for Board and Committee activities as well as travel.
  • The Chairperson chairs the Executive Committee and is an ex-officio member of at least five other committees of the Board resulting in an average annual time commitment of up to an additional 90 days.
  • The successful candidate may be required to appear before Parliamentary Committees including, among others, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and promote a healthy, respectful, and harassment-free work environment.
  • 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

Member (Sask., Man., and Alta.), Historic Sites and Monuments Board 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 Environment and Climate Change is to take the lead in implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy.

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, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (part-time positions):

Saskatchewan representative

Manitoba representative

Alberta representative

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Under the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC) has the statutory responsibility to advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada’s past, including the designation of national historic sites, persons, and events. Under the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act and the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, the Board also advises the Minister on the designation of heritage railway stations and heritage lighthouses respectively.

Board members represent their province or territory in relation to the following responsibilities: 1) participates in Full Board meetings held twice a year and ‘as and when required’ in relation to the Board’s committees; 2) communicates the HSMBC position on specific heritage issues at public meetings, interviews with media, and in communications with groups and individuals; 3) serves as Master of Ceremonies at HSMBC commemorative plaque unveiling ceremonies and represents the HSMBC at other events when requested to do so; and, 4) monitors heritage issues or initiatives within their province or territory and provides advice to Parks Canada officials and the HSMBC on such matters as required. Board members are also required to read and analyze large volumes of research material in preparation of the Full Board and Committee meetings.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found here:

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must indicate the province or territory they are applying to represent. 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.

Part-time per diem: $250

Position Location: N/A for part-time positions

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 one of these positions, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Post-graduate degree in history, anthropology, sociology, built heritage conservation, geography, Canadian Indigenous studies, or a field related to the commemoration of Canada’s history, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in practical applications of knowledge and research methodology.
  • Experience in board and/or committee work.
  • Experience in public speaking and chairing meetings.

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 Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as well as the legislative framework within which it operates.
  • Knowledge of research methodology in history, anthropology, sociology, built heritage conservation, Indigenous studies, historical or cultural geography, or other related specialized field.
  • Knowledge of Canadian history in general, and the history and historical trends that have shaped the province or territory represented.
  • Knowledge of major heritage issues or initiatives in the province or territory represented.
  • Ability to place provincial/territorial items of interest into a national perspective.
  • Ability to provide advice to senior government officials and boards.
  • Ability to read, synthesize and analyze large volumes of research material in a short period of time.
  • Ability to read in both official languages is strongly preferred. Knowledge of other languages, including Canadian Indigenous languages, is an asset.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive positions on heritage issues and act as the HSMBC’s spokesperson in dealing with the media and 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 confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Open-minded and impartial
  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Collaborative

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a representative for a province or territory, unless that person resides in that province or territory (section 4.2, Historic Sites and Monuments Act).
  • You are willing to travel across Canada, as required.
  • You are willing to commit up to 40 days per year to HSMBC business.
  • 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

Director, Canada Mortgage and Housing 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 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.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

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 positions:

Director (part-time positions)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is a Crown corporation which reports to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. As Canada's authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations.

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the Corporation and the conduct of its business in accordance with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act, the Financial Administration Act, and the National Housing Act. Pursuant to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act, the stewardship of the Corporation is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, which is comprised of the Chairperson, the President and Chief Executive Officer; the Deputy Minister of the Minister for CMHC; the Deputy Minister of Finance; and eight other directors.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. 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.

Per Diem: $470 - $555

Annual Retainer: $6100 - $7200

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 (a degree in commerce, accounting, law, economics, or social and applied sciences, and a professional accounting designation would be considered an asset), or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience; and
  • Business acumen and financial knowledge and experience.

In addition, the available positions require experience in at least one of the following areas (lettered), as well as one or more of the criteria (numbered) within the area(s). Please specify which area(s) and criteria you meet in describing your qualifications.

  1. Risk Management
    1. experience in identifying the principal risks of a large financial organization, and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks; and/or
    2. experience at a senior level in the governance of a complex organization, including risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls.
  2. Leadership
    1. leadership experience in the housing sector; and/or
    2. senior executive experience in a major financial institution; and/or
    3. public policy experience in a senior role.
  3. Social/Affordable Housing/Housing Research and Housing Policy
    1. experience in developing, designing and/or administering social/affordable housing programs; and/or
    2. experience in the design, management and/or operation of social/affordable housing projects; and/or
    3. experience in designing, managing and/or developing policies, programs and strategies to address housing needs; and/or
    4. experience in designing and/or developing policies, programs and strategies related to housing finance.
  4. Information and Technology
    1. experience as a leader of a large technology transformation program; and/or
    2. experience in determining information technology strategies in order to reach corporate objectives, application development and application management and software.

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 legislative framework, mandate and activities of CMHC as well as knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of an organization of similar size and complexity to CMHC;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles and current best practices in corporate governance including evaluation of executive performance;
  • Ability to contribute to debate and discussions among Board members as well as to effectively understand and monitor corporate performance;
  • Ability to think at a strategic level; 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 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • The Canada Mortgage and Housing Act stipulates that no person shall be appointed or continue as a director from outside the federal public service if that person (statutory):
    • is a director, officer or employee of a lending institution;
    • is not a Canadian citizen or otherwise a British subject ordinarily resident in Canada; or
    • is employed in any capacity in the federal public administration or the public service of a province or holds any office or position for which a salary is payable out of public moneys, but nothing in this paragraph prohibits such a person from holding office while performing temporary services for the Government of Canada or of a province.
  • The Canada Mortgage and Housing Act further stipulates that a person appointed as a director from outside the federal public administration who is a shareholder of a lending institution shall divest themselves of ownership of their shares of the lending institution within three months after the date of their appointment and afterwards shall not during their term of office have an interest or right either directly or indirectly as a shareholder in a lending institution (statutory).
  • If you are appointed to one of these positions, you must be willing to travel across Canada to meetings of the Board of Directors 5 to 6 times a year.
  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.
  • 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

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

Director, Bank 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 seeks to ensure 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.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

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 positions:

Directors (part-time positions)

Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada (Bank) is the nation's central bank. Its principal role is to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada, as defined in the Bank of Canada Act. The Bank’s four main areas of responsibility are:

  • Monetary policy: The Bank influences the supply of money circulating in the economy, using its monetary policy framework to keep inflation low and stable.
  • Financial system: The Bank promotes safe, sound and efficient financial systems, within Canada and internationally, and conducts transactions in financial markets in support of these objectives.
  • Currency: The Bank designs, issues and distributes Canada’s bank notes.
  • Funds Management: The Bank is the fiscal agent for the Government of Canada, managing its public debt programs and foreign exchange reserves.

The Board has specific responsibilities under the Bank of Canada Act related to financial and accounting matters, human resources, and pension plan administration. Board members also keep the Bank informed about prevailing economic conditions in their respective regions. Monetary policy is neither formulated nor implemented by the Board.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 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. If you have applied for this position at any time since January 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position

Per Diem: $565 - $665

Annual Retainer: $7,300 - $8,600

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, community college, or other post-secondary institution 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 for a public or private sector organization; and
  • Business acumen and financial knowledge and experience.

In addition, the available positions require experience in at least one of the following fields:

Please describe how you meet these additional requirements:

  • Accounting and Financial Controls: Professional skills and experience in accounting and financial controls.
  • Human Resources: An appreciation of best practices in human resource management relating to the attraction, retention and development of staff and with specific knowledge of current trends and practices in compensation, benefits and pensions.
  • Corporate Governance: An understanding of issues and trends in corporate governance, identify any material experience as a board member of a corporation or public institution.
  • Financial Markets and Institutions: A general understanding of the operations of financial institutions and financial market infrastructures in Canada and internationally.
  • Project Management: An understanding of the processes associated with planning and controlling the performance or execution of projects.
  • Information Technology: An appreciation of the technology associated with the development, maintenance and use of computer systems, software and networks for the processing and distribution of data.

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 Bank’s mandate and the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Skills to contribute to the Board in conducting its work effectively, including monitoring and evaluating progress towards achieving objectives;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfill the Bank’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

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:

  • Trust and accountability
  • Informed judgment, tact and discretion
  • Independence
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • You must be prepared to travel to Ottawa as required and, once a year, to another Canadian location outside of Ottawa as part of the Bank’s regional outreach program.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings, which occur at least six times per year.

Statutory:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada.
  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or continue as a director of the Bank if the person is a director, partner, officer or employee of any of the following institutions:
    1. A direct clearer as defined in the by-laws of Payments Canada
    2. A clearing house of a clearing and settlement system designated under the Payments Clearing and Settlement Act
    3. A participant in the Large Value Transfer System operated by Payments Canada
    4. An investment dealer that acts as distributor of new Government of Canada securities or
    5. An institution that controls, or is controlled by, an institution referenced above.
  • Any beneficial ownership in a share in an institution referenced above is prohibited and if so held must be disposed of within three months of appointment.
  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director of the Bank if the person is employed, on a full-time basis, in any capacity in the federal public administration or the public service of a province or holds any office or position, other than as a part-time member of any board or advisory body of an agency or department of the government of Canada or a province, for which any salary or other remuneration is payable out of public moneys, except that a director may perform temporary services for the government of Canada or a province for which that director may be reimbursed actual travel and living expenses.
  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.
  • 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

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.

Commissioner, Financial Consumer Agency 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 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 position:

Commissioner (full-time position)

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada ensures federally regulated financial entities, including financial institutions, external complaints bodies, and payment card network operators, comply with consumer protection measures set out in legislation. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada also promotes financial education, raises consumers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities, and works to strengthen the financial knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians.

As an independent body, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is responsible for:

  • supervising financial entities compliance with the consumer-oriented provisions of federal financial institution statutes, terms and conditions and undertakings;
  • promoting the adoption by financial entities of policies and procedures designed to implement the consumer-oriented provisions of federal financial institution statutes and of ministerial terms and conditions and undertakings;
  • monitoring the industry’s self-regulatory initiatives designed to protect the interests of consumers and small businesses;
  • monitoring and evaluating trends and emerging issues that could impact financial consumers;
  • promoting consumer awareness of financial consumer issues and strengthening financial literacy of consumers; and
  • fostering, in cooperation with stakeholders, an understanding of financial services and issues related to financial services.

The Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is responsible for the management and operations of the organization.

The Commissioner acts as the principal representative of the Agency with senior federal and provincial government officials, national and international regulatory agencies. The Commissioner also works to build strong and successful relationships with the regulated industry, and other stakeholders to help achieve the Agency’s goals.

Budget 2018 proposes to introduce legislation that would strengthen the Agency’s tools and mandate and continue to advance consumers’ rights and interests when dealing with banks. The Commissioner will be at the forefront of managing and implementing changes to the regulatory environment, while remaining well informed of trends and emerging issues in the financial services sector.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's website.

Review of applications will begin on June 27, 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: $230,800 - $271,500 (GCQ-8)

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:

Essential Requirements

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in business, public administration, economics or law, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A graduate degree from a recognized university in business, public administration, economics or law would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in change management and as a leader of a changing organization;
  • Executive-level management experience (including human and financial resources) in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in stakeholder management and outreach, including building and maintaining effective relationships with external stakeholders and senior officials from government;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation and regulatory requirements or experience with the operation and conduct of a regulatory agency, a financial institution, or another organization operating in a regulatory environment would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in contributing to financial sector policy discussions, or in reporting to or serving on a board of directors 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 mandate and activities of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and the legislative framework in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of trends and emerging issues in the financial sector, including how technological changes are influencing the sector and can be used to the benefit of consumers;
  • Knowledge of regulatory and supervisory frameworks;
  • Knowledge of market conduct and consumer policy issues, and financial literacy and consumer education approaches;
  • Understanding of Canadian public policy priorities;
  • Knowledge of how quantitative methods can be used to better understand the financial sector and consumer behavior;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including at a senior level;
  • Ability to manage and motivate to effect major organizational change and achieve positive outcomes;
  • Ability to undertake public outreach using superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as Financial Consumer Agency of Canada spokesperson in dealing with stakeholders, the media, public institutions, governments, and other organizations;
  • Ability to promote a proactive supervisory approach; and
  • Ability to take a forward-looking approach in evaluating emerging issues.

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 judgement
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Engagement
  • Resilience

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed to this position you may not beneficially own, directly or indirectly, any shares of any financial institutions, bank holding company, insurance holding company or of any other body corporate, however created, carrying on any business in Canada that is substantially similar to any business carried on by any financial institution.
  • 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 regularly within Canada and abroad to attend meetings and participate in international forums in support of the Agency’s activities.
  • 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.

Apply Online

Commissioners and Chairperson, International Joint Commission,

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 seeks to ensure 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.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs is to establish Canadian leadership in the world and to advance Canada’s interests.

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

Commissioners (part-time positions; possibility of full-time Chairperson position)

International Joint Commission

The International Joint Commission (IJC) is a binational, independent, quasi-judicial organization established by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to prevent and resolve water related disputes along the boundary between Canada and the United States. The IJC is composed of three Canadian and three American Commissioners. Two of the Canadian Commissioners customarily serve on a part-time basis while a third Commissioner, selected as Chairperson, serves on a full-time basis and spends all, or a good part of each working week, at the Commission’s office in Ottawa. The Commissioners are supported by Secretariat offices in Ottawa and Washington and a binational Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor. The IJC’s Canadian Section is under the portfolio responsibility of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Commissioners have responsibility for preventing and resolving disputes between Canada and the United States of America concerning transboundary water and other environmental issues in a manner that serves the common good of both countries. The Commissioners are representatives of the IJC and not of the government that appoints them. Commissioners must work constructively with the other Canadian Commissioners, the U.S. Commissioners, and the U.S. and Canadian staff who serve the Commission. Canadian Commissioners generally hold office for a four-year term.

Pursuant to the IJC’s Rules of Procedure, the Commissioners of the Canadian Section of the IJC shall appoint one of their number to serve as Chairperson of the Canadian Section. The Chairperson shall act as Chairperson at all meetings of the Commission held in Canada and serve as the Deputy Head of the Canadian Section, accountable for its sound financial management and human resources.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the International Joint Commission’s website.

Review of applications will begin on July 30, 2018. Candidates must apply online by 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.

Commissioner Per Diem: $875 - $1,025

Chairperson Salary Range: $200,900 - $236,300

Position location (for the Chairperson): 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 discipline or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;
  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience at the senior level, including managing financial and human resources within a government or business context;
  • Experience dealing with and providing advice to senior government officials;
  • Experience developing and fostering productive relationships with other governments, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous peoples and communities and various stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds following principles of inclusiveness and transparency;
  • Experience working for or with national or international organizations and working in or with the water management and/or ecosystem management sectors; and
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of Canadian legislation and policies.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy frameworks such as the Boundary Waters Treaty, the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the Rules of Procedure of the International Joint Commission;
  • Knowledge of sound governance and management principles and practices of the Public Service of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment processes and best practices including the policy-science interface;
  • Knowledge of the operations and challenges of working with both the Canadian and American federal and sub-federal governments, as well an understanding of the mandates of Global Affairs Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada;
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and approaches as they relate to the physical, chemical and biological integrity of shared waters;
  • Knowledge of current water management issues, stakeholder engagement trends, Canadian water policy, relevant provincial legislation and initiatives, international water policy, and Indigenous peoples’ interests and concerns;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Commission to seize opportunities and resolve problems;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with peers and staff as well as with relevant government departments and strategic partners within Canada and internationally;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations, policies and scientific findings, to analyze complex issues, and to provide sound recommendations and advice to governments;
  • Superior intellectual, strategic leadership and organizational management skills to ensure that the Commission fulfils its treaty and legislative mandate;
  • Problem-solving, consensus-building, facilitation and mediation skills; 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:

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Integrity, discretion and strong professional ethics
  • Sound judgement
  • Dependability and collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • If you are appointed as a part-time Commissioner, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance, or be committed to productive teleworking.
  • If you are selected as Chairperson, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • If you are appointed to one of these positions you must be willing to travel frequently within Canada and the United States. If teleworking, you must be willing to travel frequently to the National Capital Region.
  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.
  • 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.

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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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Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

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:

Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (full-time position)

Office of the Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

The creation of an independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was announced in January 2018. The CORE will be mandated to investigate allegations of human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporate activity abroad. The CORE will seek to assist wherever possible in collaboratively resolving disputes or conflicts between impacted communities and Canadian companies. It will be empowered to independently investigate, report, recommend remedy and monitor its implementation. The CORE’s scope will be multi-sectoral, initially focussing on the mining, oil and gas, and garment sectors, with the expectation to expand within a year of the Ombudsperson taking office to other business sectors. The creation of the CORE sets a new global benchmark to ensure responsible business conduct globally.

The Ombudsperson will be guided by internationally respected norms, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. In addition to its ability to undertake collaborative and independent fact-finding, the Ombudsperson will promote respect for human rights and responsible business conduct, and the adoption and implementation of best practices by Canadian business.

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

Review of applications will begin on June 26, 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: [salary range TBD]

Position Location: Ottawa, ON

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 law, commerce, social science, international studies, gender studies, natural resource management, or public administration, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working in the area of human rights and responsible business conduct (preferably in international human rights);
  • Experience related to the comprehensive and impartial investigation and/or documentation of human rights infringements, as well as managing complaints from third parties;
  • Experience related to gender-sensitive investigations;
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective relationships with diverse stakeholders, including companies, civil society organizations and/or Indigenous and other local communities; and
  • Significant management experience in a private, not-for-profit, or public sector organization, including strategic planning, decision-making and managing financial and human resources.

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 Government of Canada’s human rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligations, policies and practices;
  • Knowledge of responsible business conduct best practices and global trends;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislative and policy frameworks, including the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises;
  • Knowledge of international human rights law and instruments, including international labour standards and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  • Knowledge of international business practices in the mining, oil and gas, and garment sectors;
  • Knowledge of international best practices in indigenous rights, and in gender-sensitive investigations and analysis, including the investigation of gender-based violence;
  • Knowledge of Canadian laws related to human rights, as well as legal principles, procedures and practices involved in conducting an investigation, particularly as they relate to evidence, interpretation of statutes, and procedural fairness;
  • Knowledge of Canada’s existing dispute resolution mechanisms such as the National Contact Point;
  • Knowledge of the extractive and/or garment industries, including legislative requirements on permitting, best practices in respecting indigenous and other local communities, reporting and trends in Canadian-owned supply chains and their management is an asset;
  • Ability to consider all aspects of complex issues and their short and long-term consequences, and to elaborate innovative and concrete recommendations;
  • Ability to deal with significant pressures and emotionally charged situations while remaining objective and impartial;
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural, multi-lingual environments, and to work sensitively with vulnerable peoples, communities and complainants who may have experienced trauma and/or violence, including sexual violence; 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 and proficiency in additional languages would be considered an asset.

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 judgement and discretion
  • Integrity and high ethical standards
  • Impartiality and fairness
  • Strong leadership and action management
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Strong intercultural competencies and awareness of Indigenous and gender issues

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 Ottawa, ON, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be prepared to travel frequently within Canada and abroad, including to remote areas.
  • 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

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

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
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