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Chairperson, Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 Agriculture and Agri-Food is to support the agricultural sector in a way that allows it to be a leader in job creation and innovation.

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)

Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body that gives the public the opportunity to request reviews of certain administrative decisions or penalties imposed under various agriculture and agri-food Acts of Parliament. The Tribunal’s main focus of work is reviewing Notices of Violation under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for violations of the Health of Animals Act and the Plant Protection Act. It also reviews decisions and notices by other agencies such as the Canada Border Services Agency and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

The Tribunal plays a key role in ensuring a fair and efficient administrative monetary penalty system. The Tribunal’s vision is to safeguard the integrity of the administrative monetary penalties system used by federal agencies to ensure compliance with agriculture and agri-food statutes. It seeks to balance the rights of Canadians receiving a notice of violation with the responsibilities of federal regulators who issue the penalties to protect human, animal and plant health so as to enhance the vibrancy and sustainability of Canadian agriculture.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2017, 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.

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

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 Canadians, 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 barrister or advocate of at least ten years standing at the bar of any province, or a notary of at least ten years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec, and demonstrated professional experience related to the agriculture and agri-food sector;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies and directives;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, as well as a variety of stakeholders and the public;
  • Executive level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources; and
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, agency or equivalent would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the agriculture and agri-food sector;
  • Knowledge of the legislation and rules of procedure related to the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal’s practice and mandate, including the Health of Animals Act, the Plant Protection Act, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act and the Canada Agricultural Products Act;
  • Knowledge of the theories, practices and procedures related to administrative justice, especially related to quasi-judicial bodies;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency;
  • Sound abilities to provide vision and leadership;
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view to making lawful, fair, timely and equitable decisions;
  • Ability to conduct fair, timely and efficient quasi-judicial hearings;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

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 a member of the Tribunal unless the person is knowledgeable about or has experience related to agriculture or agri-food (statutory).
  • The Chairperson of the Tribunal must be a barrister or advocate of at least ten years standing at the bar of any province or a notary of at least ten years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec (statutory).
  • A Chairperson of the Tribunal may not be a person employed in the federal public administration (statutory).
  • A member of the Tribunal shall not accept or hold any office or employment that is inconsistent with the member’s duties or take part in any matter before the Tribunal in which the member has an interest (statutory).
  • The Chairperson 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 must be willing to travel across Canada for appeal hearings.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety,

Appointment opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 Employment, Workforce Development and Labour is to help Canadians get the skills they need for good quality jobs.

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)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety was created in 1978 as a national resource to collect and disseminate information and best practices in the area of occupational health and safety. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety promotes and facilitates consultation and cooperation among federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions as well as participation by labour, employers and other stakeholders in the establishment and maintenance of high occupational health and safety standards and initiatives for Canadians. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety is governed by a tripartite Council with representation from labour, business, and governments. The Council of Governors helps ensure that the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety remains a trusted source of unbiased information for employers, workers and governments. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety functions as a departmental corporation and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

The role of the President is to promote the fundamental right of Canadians to a healthy and safe working environment, to effectively manage and lead the institution, and to work closely with the Council of Governors to identify and advance strategic priorities. The President also acts as Chief Executive Officer of the organization. In this capacity, he/she has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Centre and is also the chairperson of the executive board.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2017, 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.

Salary Range: $129,500 - $152,300 (GC-5)

Position Location: Hamilton, 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 Canadians, 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 a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience in one or more relevant disciplines related to the field of occupational health and safety;
  • A graduate degree in a relevant discipline would be an asset;
  • Significant leadership and management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing change and human/financial resources;
  • Experience in collaborating with and/or reporting to senior-level officials in the federal, provincial and/or territorial governments;
  • Experience developing and fostering productive relationships with non-governmental organizations and stakeholders; and
  • Experience in identifying, developing and marketing new revenue generating or cost recovery business lines.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of national and international occupational health and safety laws, standards, policies, and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the mandate and role of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Knowledge of the federal government structure and public policy environment and processes;
  • Ability to provide intellectual and strategic organizational leadership in order to help an institution develop and promote its vision and to define its objectives and strategies;
  • Ability to build and develop teams and lead the organization, its stakeholders and other significant organizations to advance occupational health and safety in Canada;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders and the media; and
  • Ability to provide leadership and strategic guidance in the area of existing and emerging Information Technologies.

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:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards
  • Fairness and impartiality
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be willing to relocate to Hamilton, Ontario, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must also be willing to travel throughout Canada and internationally, and to conduct and attend meetings with a variety of stakeholders.

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

Vice-Chairperson, Canada Industrial Relations Board,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 Employment, Workforce Development and Labour is to help Canadians get the skills they need for good quality jobs.

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time positions)

Canada Industrial Relations Board

The Canada Industrial Relations Board is an independent, representational quasi-judicial tribunal that is responsible for the interpretation and administration of the provisions of Part I and II of the Canada Labour Code and Part II of the Status of the Artist Act that require hearing and determination. The Canada Labour Code applies to the federally regulated private sector, and governs the acquisition and termination of collective bargaining rights by unions, the orderly management of the collective bargaining process, and adjudication of unfair labour practice complaints. The Status of the Artist Act applies to independent artists and producers under federal jurisdiction.

The Vice-Chairpersons of the Canada Industrial Relations Board are responsible for conducting and directing adjudicative and mediation processes that authoritatively and conclusively resolve industrial relation disputes and contribute to and promote effective industrial relations in works, undertakings and businesses that fall within the authority of the Parliament of Canada by interpreting and applying the Canada Labour Code and other relevant legal and industrial relations standards.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2017, 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: $875 - $1,025 (GCQ-6)

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and/or job-related experience;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • Leadership experience within the private or public sector;
  • Experience and expertise in the field of industrial relations (statutory);
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of labour and employment legislation;
  • Experience in mediating disputes between labour and management; and
  • Experience in rendering decisions or in presenting cases before an adjudicative tribunal would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code and applicable regulations as well as related legislation at the federal and provincial levels;
  • Broad and in-depth understanding of labour-management relations;
  • Knowledge of the practices and principles underlying collective bargaining, mediation and alternative dispute resolution;
  • Knowledge of the industrial sectors subject to the Canada Labour Code, and the environment within which employers and trade unions operate;
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting an administrative hearing and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of relevant statutes, regulations and other documents in an adjudicative context, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions that are fair and equitable;
  • Ability to analyze extensive amounts of varied and complex information, differing opinions and complex situations;
  • Ability to effectively conduct administrative hearings and to render timely decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to write clear and well-reasoned decisions; and
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships and build consensus.

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
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and discretion
  • Impartiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must not hold any other employment or office in respect of which you receive any remuneration and that is inconsistent with your duties under the Canada Labour Code (statutory).
  • You must be willing to travel regularly to attend hearings and various other meetings in all parts of Canada.

If you are appointed to one 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.

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, 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. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 positions:

Directors (part-time positions)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 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 April 11, 2017, 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: $6,100 - $7,200

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, 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 (a degree in commerce, accounting, law or economics, or a professional accounting designation would be considered assets), 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
    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.
  4. Housing Research and Housing Policy
    1. experience in designing and/or developing policies, programs and strategies to address housing needs; and/or
    2. experience in designing and/or developing policies, programs and strategies related to housing finance.
  5. Social and Applied Sciences
    1. experience in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, social work, economics, and political science); and/or
    2. experience in the applied sciences (i.e. urban planning, architecture, engineering, and construction).
  6. 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 are selected for an interview, 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 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
  • Sound judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • You must be prepared to travel in Canada to meetings of the Board of Directors which normally meets five to six times a year.

If you are appointed to one 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 Web site, under Forms and Reference Material.

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 positions:

Directors (part-time positions)

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is a federal Crown corporation that provides insurance against loss of deposits and contributes to promoting the stability of Canada’s financial system. The Corporation protects deposits held at its member financial institutions. It is funded by premiums assessed on $739 billion of insured deposits in its 80 member institutions, which includes all of the major banks and trust companies.

The Board is responsible for administering the affairs of the Corporation and has all the powers required to govern, including the power to make by-laws. The Board of Directors annually reviews and approves business strategies to achieve Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s statutory mandate. Directors on the Corporation’s Board are obliged to act in the best interests of CDIC.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2017, 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: $360 - $420

Annual Retainer: $4,600 - $5,400

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, 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 relevant education and job-related experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors or as a senior executive of a public and/or private organization;
  • Business experience in which a proven track record of business acumen, insight and judgement are demonstrated;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: law; accounting; tax; finance; financial services sector (e.g., deposit taking, capital markets, insurance, asset management); information technology / fintech; regulation / compliance; crisis management / logistics; risk management; mergers & acquisitions / corporate restructuring / insolvency; talent management; communications / public or investor relations; and
  • Experience relating to financial services, preferably deposit-taking institutions, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and its legislative framework, including the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act;
  • Knowledge of current domestic and international financial sector issues and of public policy issues related to the Corporation’s mandate;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: law; accounting; tax; finance; financial services sector (e.g., deposit taking, capital markets, insurance, asset management); information technology / fintech; regulation / compliance; crisis management / logistics; risk management; mergers & acquisitions / corporate restructuring / insolvency; talent management; communications / public or investor relations;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and impact on the Corporation and its stakeholders; and
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in deliberations and decision-making.

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:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Diplomacy
  • Commitment to ongoing learning

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm your eligibility and commitment, consistent with the following:

  • You cannot be employed in any capacity in the federal public administration or holds any office or position for which any salary or other remuneration is payable out of public moneys (statutory).
  • You cannot be a member of the Senate or House of Commons, or a member or a provincial legislature (statutory).
  • You cannot be a director, officer, or employee of a federal or provincial institution, or a local cooperative credit society (statutory).

Directors are expected to attend:

  • Regularly scheduled Board meetings in person in Ottawa and across Canada (approximately six per year but may occasionally exceed this number);
  • Regularly scheduled Board committee meetings in person in Ottawa (approximately four per year);
  • Teleconferences as necessary; and
  • Participate in annual and ongoing education programs.

If you are appointed to one 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.

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.

The CDIC Conflicts of Interest Code imposes certain restrictions on the ownership of shares in CDIC member institutions; copy is available upon request.

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, 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. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 position:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is a federal Crown corporation that provides insurance against loss of deposits and contributes to promoting the stability of Canada’s financial system. The Corporation protects deposits held at its member financial institutions. It is funded by premiums assessed on $739 billion of insured deposits in its 80 member institutions, which includes all of the major banks and trust companies.

The Chairperson is primarily responsible for the effective operation of the Board. Working closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chairperson is dedicated to protecting depositors while minimizing the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s exposure to loss; ensuring effective relations with the Minister of Finance, Parliament, other stakeholders and the public; and providing advice and guidance as required. This position involves the pressures of ensuring good governance of a Crown corporation, and balancing both public policy and business considerations in a decision-making environment that is complex and fluid.

The Board generally meets about four to six times per year, or more, as required.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2017, 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: $850 - $1,000

Annual Retainer: $40,000 - $50,000

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 Canadians, 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 relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a public and/or private organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level;
  • Experience dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials;
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices; and
  • Experience relating to financial services, preferably deposit taking institutions, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and its legislative framework, including the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of current domestic and international financial sector issues, and of the public policy issues related to the mandate of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting, public policy environments, process and best practices;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Minister of Finance and the Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister of Finance, and the Corporation’s stakeholders;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and resolve problems that may arise; and
  • Ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts.

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:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada (statutory).
  • You must be a person of proven financial ability (statutory).
  • You cannot be a member of the Senate or House of Commons, or a member or a provincial legislature (statutory).
  • You cannot be a director, officer, or employee of a federal or provincial institution, or a local cooperative credit society (statutory).

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.

The CDIC Conflicts of Interest Code imposes certain restrictions on the ownership of shares in CDIC member institutions; copy is available upon request.

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

Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member, Immigration and Refugee Board

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship is to continue welcoming those who want to contribute to our country's success.

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

Assistant Deputy Chairperson (full-time positions)

Immigration and Refugee Board

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

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

The Assistant Deputy Chairperson is both a Member and the senior decision-maker within the regional office of a Division. The Assistant Deputy Chairperson manages the work of the Division, including the work and performance of Members, while respecting their independence in decision-making. The Assistant Deputy Chairperson is responsible for administering an adjudicative system that has as its hallmarks quality, efficiency, consistency, transparency, and accessibility to citizens, permanent residents, and refugee claimants. As the senior decision-maker, the Assistant Deputy Chairperson leads by example in the adjudication of appeals. The Assistant Deputy Chairperson is responsible for efficient case management in the Division, and works collaboratively with the Registrar to ensure that the Division manages its caseload simply, quickly, and fairly by assigning resources and effort in proportion to the complexity of the case.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, 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.

Salary Range: $124,300 - $146,200 (GCQ-4)

Position Locations: Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Toronto, Ontario

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, 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 relevant education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Recent experience in the interpretation or application of legislation and regulations, and in gathering and assessing complex information in order to prepare written decisions;
  • Computer skills, specifically in the use of word processing software;
  • Experience in managing at the executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing human resources, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience as a decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in applying the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in matters determined by either the Immigration Appeal Division or the Refugee Appeal Division, or in the application of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

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

  • High ethical standards
  • Impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact and discretion
  • Sensitivity to multicultural 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 may not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with your duties and functions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to one 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.

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 these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Members, Military Police Complaints Commission,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 National Defence is to ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces are equipped and prepared, if called upon, to protect Canadian sovereignty, defend North America, provide disaster relief, conduct search and rescue, support United Nations peace operations, and contribute to the security of our allies and to allied and coalition operations abroad.

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 (part-time positions)

Military Police Complaints Commission

The Military Police Complaints Commission is a federal quasi-judicial body, established by the Parliament of Canada under the National Defence Act. Independent from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, it was created to review and investigate complaints concerning the Military Police with objectivity and fairness.

Members of the Military Police Complaints Commission are responsible for reviewing and investigating complaints about the conduct of Military Police members in the performance of their policing duties or functions, and complaints by Military Police members about improper interference in their investigations, and for preparing reports with findings and recommendations in respect of such complaints. Members may also be designated by the Chairperson to conduct public hearings into complaints, either individually or as part of a panel. Members may also be assigned other duties related to the functioning of the Military Police Complaints Commission, by the Chairperson, including participation in the Military Police Complaints Commission's outreach program, and acting for the Chairperson during absences.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Military Police Complaints Commission's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 17, 2017, 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: $540 - $635 (GCQ-3)

Position Location: Military Police Complaints Commission offices are located in the National Capital Region; however, Members appointed on a part-time basis may telework to some extent from other locales provided suitable arrangements for the handling of sensitive information can be made. A certain amount of travel to the National Capital Region and to other locations in Canada will nevertheless be required.

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, 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 a combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in conducting complex analysis;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: policing, police governance, police oversight, law of policing, criminal law or administrative law;
  • Experience in conducting or overseeing investigations or studies would be an asset;
  • Experience with administrative or quasi-judicial investigations or hearings would be an asset; and
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and directives would be an asset.

If you are selected for a written test and an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the application of criminal law;
  • Knowledge of police ethics and civilian oversight of police forces;
  • Knowledge of procedures and principles applicable to the conduct of administrative investigations and quasi-judicial hearings;
  • Knowledge of the mandate, complaints process and organizational structure of the Military Police Complaints Commission, as well as the National Defence Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other relevant legislation;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Military Police and the Department of National Defence, including their respective mandates and organizational structures;
  • Ability to analyze contradictory information and evidence from various sources;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies, and analyse complex situations in order to make equitable and timely decisions and recommendation while anticipating their short and long term consequences; and
  • Ability to write complex quasi-judicial reports.

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:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communications skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Part-time members may not accept or hold any office or employment during their term of office that is inconsistent with their duties (statutory).
  • An officer, a non-commissioned member, or an employee of the Department of National Defence is not eligible to be a member of the Complaints Commission (statutory).
  • Flexibility and availability to work as required.

If you are appointed to one 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.

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chair of the Board, Canada Revenue Agency,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 National Revenue is to ensure that the Canada Revenue Agency is fairer, more helpful, and easier to use.

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

Chair of the Board (part-time position)

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency is a large and complex organization that touches the lives of Canadians every day. Its mission is to administer tax, benefits and related programs, and to ensure compliance on behalf of governments across Canada, thereby contributing to the ongoing economic and social well-being of Canadians. The Canada Revenue Agency has a workforce of approximately 40,000 employees located across Canada with an annual budget of over $4 billion. The Agency processed $485 billion in taxes and duties in 2015-16, and issued $28.6 billion in benefits payments to 12.8 million recipients. The Canada Revenue Agency’s governance structure is comprised of a Minister, Commissioner of Revenue, and the Board of Management, as defined in the Canada Revenue Agency Act.

The Board of Management was established in 1999 to support the Canada Revenue Agency in achieving its mission and mandate. It is composed of 15 appointed members, including the Chair and the Commissioner of Revenue. The Board provides strategic guidance, and oversees the organization and administration of the Canada Revenue Agency, as well as the management of its resources, services, property, personnel and contracts. It is expected to bring a forward-looking, strategic perspective to the Agency’s operations, and foster sound management and service delivery.

The role of the Chair of the Board is to facilitate highly effective Board performance. This is achieved by providing leadership in the management of the Board’s affairs and by ensuring that the Board fulfills its legislated mandate and responsibilities with full transparency and the application of sound governance practices. The Chair is responsible for guiding the Board in the fulfillment of its mandate and convening and presiding over Board meetings.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 5, 2017, 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: $565 - $665

Annual Retainer: $14,500 - $17,100

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 Canadians, 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

  • Degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study; or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Training in board governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience at the senior management level in successfully managing large organizations in order to identify problems, develop and review strategies, and maintain accountability;
  • Experience in board capacity development and succession planning;
  • Experience in corporate governance, including the co-ordination of committees and the selection of committee members; and
  • Experience in managing a large service or information technology organization would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chair of the Board, and of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Board of Management;
  • Knowledge of the Canada Revenue Agency’s mandate, and of the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the current best practices in corporate governance;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills and organizational abilities to ensure that Board meetings are conducted in an efficient, effective, and focused manner;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues, and develop strategies to enable the Board of Management and the Canada Revenue Agency to seize opportunities and resolve problems;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise; and
  • Ability to build constructive relationships and facilitate information sharing and meaningful dialogue among Board members, with Canada Revenue Agency management, the Minister of National Revenue, the Commissioner of Revenue, and the Canada Revenue Agency’s partners and stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment, tact and discretion
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Team- and consensus builder

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must not be a member of the Senate or House of Commons, or a member of a provincial or territorial legislature at the time of appointment (statutory).
  • You must not be employed on a full-time basis in the federal public administration, or the public service of a province or territory at the time of appointment (statutory).
  • You must be willing to travel to attend Board meetings, which are usually held in Ottawa, Ontario.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-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. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 position:

Vice-Chairperson (part-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 Vice-Chairperson of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police may, in the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson. In addition, the Vice-Chairperson supports the Chairperson in his/her role as Chairperson of an independent, civilian review body engaged in conducting reviews of public complaints, investigations and hearings, as well as review of specified Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities as requested by the Chairperson 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.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2017, 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: $625 - $730 (GCQ-4)

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 Canadians, 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;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • Management experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources;
  • Experience in the development of policy and performance standards and operational procedures;
  • 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 are selected for an interview, 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;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and the strategic direction needed for the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission to attain its mandate and objectives;
  • 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 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 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:

  • 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:

  • No member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is eligible (statutory).
  • Must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Defence Construction (1951) Limited,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 positions:

Directors (part-time positions)

Defence Construction Canada

Defence Construction Canada (Defence Construction (1951) Limited) is a federal Crown corporation that carries out a wide range of procurement, construction, operational, maintenance, environmental and full lifecycle support activities required for the defence of Canada. Defence Construction Canada's Client-Partners include the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Communications Security Establishment of Canada.

Defence Construction Canada's board of directors is responsible for the management of the business, activities and other affairs 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.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Defense Construction Canada website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, 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 on-line application.

Per diem: $200 - $300

Annual Retainer: $3,200 - $3,800

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, 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, preferably in construction, engineering, consulting engineering, architecture, applied sciences, project management, business, management, or law, or a related area, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a government organization, non-profit organization, and/or a private sector organization;
  • Experience in the public and/or private sectors in: managing human and financial resources; performance management; risk-analysis; and establishing strategic vision;
  • Extensive experience at the senior level in one or more of the following areas:
    • Auditing large, complex organizations, with a Chartered Accountant or Chartered General Accountant designation;
    • Managing the human resources function of a complex organization, including: determining human resources strategies to reach corporate objectives; hiring, training, and retaining appropriate resources; and setting principles and policies for compensation;
    • Managing the information technology function of a complex organization, including determining information technology strategies to reach corporate objectives and application and software development and management;
    • Formulating and implementing public and social policy objectives;
    • Being responsible for the management of a complex, sophisticated, and commercial corporation whether public or privately held in Canada;
    • Monitoring corporate performance against the strategic and business plans, including assessing operating results to evaluate whether the business is being properly managed; and
    • Managing financial risks; monitoring cash flow; analyzing the financial strengths and weaknesses of a corporation; creating a financial improvement plan; supervising a finance unit; and reporting the financial status to higher authority.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of Defence Construction Canada, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Defence Production Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's policies and priorities and how they relate to Defence Construction Canada;
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices in: corporate governance; public policy development; financial and risk management; human resources; corporate planning and reporting; and performance management;
  • 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, would also be an asset;
  • Ability to manage, provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Defence Construction Canada to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives effectively and efficiently;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer, board of directors, federal government representatives, and Defence Construction Canada's Client-Partners;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral; and
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, 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 one 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.

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Defence Construction (1951) Limited,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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)

Defence Construction Canada

Defence Construction Canada (Defence Construction (1951) Limited) is a federal Crown corporation that carries out a wide range of procurement, construction, operational, maintenance, environmental and full lifecycle support activities required for the defence of Canada. Defence Construction Canada's Client-Partners include the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Communications Security Establishment of Canada.

Defence Construction Canada's board of directors is responsible for the management of the business, activities and other affairs 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 Defense Construction Canada website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, 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 on-line application.

Per diem: $200 - $300

Annual Retainer: $6,400 - $7,500

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 Canadians, 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, preferably in engineering, or applied science or a related area, business, management, or law, or a combination of equivalent education, training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a government organization, non-profit organization, and/or a private sector organization, preferably as chairperson;
  • Significant 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 related best practices; and
  • Significant experience dealing with stakeholders and different levels of government, preferably with senior officials, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of Defence Construction Canada, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Defence Production Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's policies and priorities and how they relate to Defence Construction Canada;
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices in: corporate governance; public policy development; financial and risk management; human resources; corporate planning and reporting; and performance management;
  • 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, would also be considered an asset;
  • Ability to manage, provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Defence Construction Canada to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives effectively and efficiently;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, federal government representatives and Defence Construction Canada's Client-Partners;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral; 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.

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

Procurement Ombudsman, Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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:

Procurement Ombudsman (full-time position)

Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman is an independent organization with a government-wide mandate. The Procurement Ombudsman reports to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement. The position of Procurement Ombudsman was created by amendments to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act and enacted pursuant to the Federal Accountability Act that received Royal Assent on December 12, 2006.

The Procurement Ombudsman's mandate is to review the procurement practices of federal departments and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate; review complaints from potential suppliers in respect of procurements for goods valued under $25,000 and for services valued under $100,000; review complaints respecting the administration of contracts; and ensure the provision of alternative dispute resolution services. The Procurement Ombudsman is responsible for making a positive and substantial contribution to the openness, fairness, and integrity of the procurement system by providing a neutral, independent mechanism for the ongoing review of the procurement practices of departments and for addressing the complaints of potential suppliers, and of contractors.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, 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 on-line 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 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 Canadians, 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 a combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • A professional designation (in law, accounting or engineering) would be considered an asset.
  • Management experience at the senior executive level, in a public or private sector organization including the management of financial and human resources;
  • Experience in dealing with senior government officials and stakeholders on sensitive issues;
  • Experience in negotiation, facilitation, or dispute resolution;
  • Decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues;
  • Experience in carrying out comprehensive impartial investigations, functional or administrative reviews and/or evaluations and in mediating complaints within a large organization; and
  • Experience in government or private sector procurement would be an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the role, responsibilities and policies of the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman and its relationship with Public Services and Procurement, the Minister, other federal government departments, Parliament and other stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques related to mediation and dispute resolution would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of federal government procurement, including legislation, regulations, and policies governing government contracting;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations in order to make equitable recommendations, while anticipating their short and long-term consequences;
  • Ability to respond to and reconcile tight deadlines and changing priorities and timetables; 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 verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment
  • Integrity and strong professional ethics
  • Tact and Discretion
  • Objective, impartial and fair
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills

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.

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 these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Director (Federal Representative), Montréal Port Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 for the Minister of Transport is to ensure that Canada's transportation system supports our ambitious economic growth and job creation agenda.

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

Director (Federal Representative – Part-time)

Montréal Port Authority

The Montréal Port Authority is an autonomous federal agency created under the terms of the Canada Marine Act that provides first-rate facilities to sea and land carriers, to terminal operators and to shippers.

The Montréal Port Authority builds and maintains infrastructures that it leases to private stevedoring companies. These companies, as well as shipping lines, are represented by the Maritime Employers Association, which employs the longshoremen at the port. The Montréal Port Authority directly operates a passenger terminal and its own railway network, which includes more than 100 kilometres of track and provides transcontinental railways with direct access to almost every berth.

The Board of Directors comprises representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as user groups, and is broadly responsible for setting the strategic direction for and overseeing the conduct and operations of the Port Authority. The Board of Directors appoints the Port Authority's Chief Executive Officer, monitors management's performance and ensures internal controls are in place to manage risks associated with the Port Authority's business and ensures protection of the Port Authority's finances and accuracy of financial reporting.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, via the Governor in Appointment Council 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 on-line application.

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably marine); and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: project management; engineering; marine or rail transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; stakeholder engagement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of the Montréal Port Authority and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of a port;
    • international trade;
    • law;
    • project management practices;
    • accounting designation, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • information technology and cyber security in a marine environment; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the Port Authority's business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

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 verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Canada Marine Act stipulates that the following individuals may not be directors of a Port Authority (statutory):
    1. an individual who is a mayor, councilor, officer or employee of a municipality mentioned in the letters patent;
    2. an individual who is a member of the legislature of a province, or an officer or employee of the public service or of a Crown corporation of a province, mentioned in the letters patent;
    3. a Senator or a member of the House of Commons;
    4. an officer or employee of the federal public administration, a federal Crown corporation or a port authority;
    5. an individual who is not a resident Canadian, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act;
    6. an individual who is a director, officer or employee of a person who is a user of the port;
    7. an individual who is under eighteen years of age;
    8. an individual who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or
    9. an undischarged bankrupt.
  • You reside in Montréal or within reasonable commuting distance. Applications will also be considered from candidates who have indicated willingness to move to within a reasonable commuting distance to Montréal.
  • You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the Port Authority, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings or other such duties as may be required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Director (Federal Representative), Saguenay Port Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 for the Minister of Transport is to ensure that Canada's transportation system supports our ambitious economic growth and job creation agenda.

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

Director (Federal Representative – Part-time)

Saguenay Port Authority

The Port of Saguenay is the only public port in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean area. It is a port recognized for its strategic importance to the country's trade and economy. This international seaport is also part of the essential infrastructures of the municipality and the region and generates several hundred jobs. The port is the cornerstone of the community of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. It is an element of Canada's transportation infrastructure and offers a marine gateway to global markets.

The Board of Directors comprises representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as user groups, and is broadly responsible for setting the strategic direction for and overseeing the conduct and operations of the Port Authority. The Board of Directors appoints the Port Authority's Chief Executive Officer, monitors management's performance and ensures internal controls are in place to manage risks associated with the Port Authority's business and ensures protection of the Port Authority's finances and accuracy of financial reporting.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, via the Governor in Appointment Council 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 on-line application.

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably marine); and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: project management; engineering; marine or rail transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; stakeholder engagement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of the Saguenay Port Authority and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of a port;
    • international trade;
    • law;
    • project management practices;
    • accounting designation, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • information technology and cyber security in a marine environment; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the Port Authority's business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

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 verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Canada Marine Act stipulates that the following individuals may not be directors of a Port Authority (statutory):
    1. an individual who is a mayor, councilor, officer or employee of a municipality mentioned in the letters patent;
    2. an individual who is a member of the legislature of a province, or an officer or employee of the public service or of a Crown corporation of a province, mentioned in the letters patent;
    3. a Senator or a member of the House of Commons;
    4. an officer or employee of the federal public administration, a federal Crown corporation or a port authority;
    5. an individual who is not a resident Canadian, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act;
    6. an individual who is a director, officer or employee of a person who is a user of the port;
    7. an individual who is under eighteen years of age;
    8. an individual who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or
    9. an undischarged bankrupt.
  • You reside in Saguenay or within reasonable commuting distance. Applications will also be considered from candidates who have indicated willingness to move to within a reasonable commuting distance to Saguenay.
  • You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the Port Authority, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings or other such duties as may be required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Public Sector Pension Investment Board,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 President of the Treasury Board of Canada is to lead the management agenda of the government and oversee the implementation and delivery of Cabinet-approved initiatives.

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

Director (part-time position)

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is a Crown corporation established by Parliament through the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act to invest the amounts transferred by the Government of Canada for the pension plans of the federal public service; the Canadian Armed Forces – both Regular Force and Reserve Force; and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. As of March 31, 2016, net assets under management were valued at $116.8 billion. The objectives of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, also known commercially as PSP Investments, are to manage the funds in the best interests of the contributors and beneficiaries, and to invest its assets with a view to achieving a maximum rate of return without undue risk of loss, having regard to the funding, policies, and requirements of the pension plans and their ability to meet their financial obligations.

A substantial time commitment (a minimum of 35 days annually) is expected of directors for participation in meetings, preparation for meetings, and travel. Additional time commitment is expected from any director acting as the Chair of the Board or as Chair of a Committee. All directors are expected to continuously strengthen their understanding of investment management and other related skills, including by participating in Director Orientation and Education Programs. Further information on the operations of the Board of Directors, its Committees, and expectations for directors can be found in the 2016 Annual Report.

Further details about the Board's activities can be found on the PSP Investments Web site. Legislative requirements can be found in the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act.

Interested individuals should forward their curriculum vitae by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2017, to Russell Reynolds Associates by email at pspibboarddirector@russellreynolds.com. Your curriculum vitae must demonstrate that you meet the requirements of this position. A covering letter may also be submitted.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who are chosen to advance in the selection process will be contacted.

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 Canadians, 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

  • Experience as a CEO or C-suite executive;
  • Experience in leading and managing in a business or functional role at a large or complex company;
  • Experience managing a business with United States and/or international operations;
  • Exposure to investments or capital markets would be considered an asset; and
  • Governance experience serving on the board of a respected company would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong financial literacy
  • Excellent understanding of the role of a director
  • General knowledge of pensions, investments and risk management
  • Ability to analyse and ask relevant questions at the strategic level
  • Ability to consider the perspectives of different stakeholders

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgement
  • High ethical standards, integrity, and accountability
  • Awareness of the impact of organizational issues, policies, and decisions on public interest and concern
  • Highly motivated and committed to excellence

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are not less than 18 years of age.
  • You are not of unsound mind and have not been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere.
  • You do not have the status of a bankrupt.
  • You are not an employee of the Board, an agent or employee of Her Majesty in right of Canada, a member of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada, or a member of a provincial legislature.
  • You are not entitled to or subject to, and you have not been granted, a pension benefit under the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act; or a superannuation or pension benefit of a prescribed kind that is payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is chargeable to a Superannuation Account or another account in the accounts of Canada or is payable out of a fund.
  • You are not an agent or employee of the government of a foreign country or any political subdivision of a foreign country.
  • You are a resident of Canada.
  • You are willing to travel across 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 Web site, under Forms and reference material.

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

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

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

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Ongoing Opportunities

Members, Veterans Review and Appeal Board,

Anticipatory Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians 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 Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence is to ensure that the government lives up to our sacred obligation 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 positions:

Members (full-time positions)

Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada

The Veterans Review and Appeal Board is an independent administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers that provides two levels of appeal for disability benefits decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada. The mission of the Tribunal is to provide timely, respectful hearings and fair, plain-language decisions to Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, and their families.

Members of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board function as independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of reviews and appeals for disability compensation decisions made by the Department of Veterans Affairs. They also conduct hearings and make decisions for War Veterans Allowance appeals and applications for Compassionate Awards. Members are appointed for various terms and conduct hearings in 23 locations across Canada. All members work on a full-time basis and are assigned to hearings by the Chair of the Board. The work requires extensive travel across Canada where travelling 3 out of 4 weeks would not be uncommon. Members operate in a high-volume and fast paced work environment focused on respectful hearings and quality decisions written in plain language to ensure Veterans and others receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Veterans Review and Appeal Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 31, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Your cover letter (if you prepare one) should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $108,200 - $127,200

Position Locations: Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Charlottetown

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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, 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** and recent* work experience in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies, and in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions;
  • Experience in writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes, regulations, policies or case law;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word); and
  • Experience in disability compensation, policing, military, heath care or health sciences would be considered an asset.

**Significant experience means five years of experience or more.

*Recent experience means experience obtained within the last five years.

If you are selected for a written test and 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 Veterans Review and Appeal Board;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice and practices followed by administrative tribunals and Veterans Review and Appeal Board;
  • Knowledge of the Pension Act and the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Reestablishment and Compensation Act;
  • Knowledge of the appeal processes and the operations of Veterans Review and Appeal Board , including the regulations that govern its activities;
  • Knowledge of contemporary Veterans’ issues;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to conduct hearings;
  • Ability to identify relevant facts and analyze information to make and write tribunal decisions;
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, as well as within a team; and
  • Ability to use a computer all for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word), and to learn new information systems.

Language Requirements

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

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to 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
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A member shall perform their duties under the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act on a full-time basis, and shall not hold any office or engage in any occupation inconsistent with those duties (statutory).
  • Members must work on occasion from their home office in Canada and have access to high-speed internet.
  • Members must reside in or be willing to relocate to the location for which they applied, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance. Relocation costs will only be reimbursed in exceptional circumstances.
  • Members must be willing to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to one 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.

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 these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

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