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Chairperson, National Battlefields Commission,

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 Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

National Battlefields Commission

The National Battlefields Commission was established in 1908 under the National Battlefields at Quebec Act to acquire and preserve the great historic battlefields in Québec City, and turn them into a national park. The grounds, which group together the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park, constitute one of the most important historic sites in Canada. Commonly called the Plains of Abraham, the site is the largest urban park in Québec and ranks among the prestigious parks in the world. The National Battlefields Commission must reconcile the Plains of Abraham’s historic significance with its mission as an urban park. As a federal government agency within the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the National Battlefields Commission is responsible for preserving this historic Canadian legacy for future generations through the administration, management, conservation and promotion of National Battlefields Park, as well as for managing the funds allocated for this purpose. The National Battlefields Commission offers a wide range of educational and interpretation activities, allowing Canadians to discover or broaden their knowledge about a significant period in the history of the country, and to raise awareness about the richness of this prestigious patrimonial site. The National Battlefields Commission is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Board of Directors has overall stewardship of the organization and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the National Battlefields Commission. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the National Battlefields Commission and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Secretary on an annual basis. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the National Battlefields Commission carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for the funding provided by taxpayers, remains viable and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 24, 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.

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 or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience
  • Experience on a Board of Directors/Trustees, preferably as Chairperson
  • Significant experience at the senior management level within the private of public sector
  • Significant experience in dealing with different levels of government, including senior officials
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders who hold divergent views
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance would be considered an asset and
  • Experience in the communications or media sector, including digital innovation, 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 National Battlefields Commission, as well as the legislative framework and the urban environment within which it operates
  • Knowledge of the principal stakeholders and of the groups affected by the activities of the National Battlefields Commission
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board and the Head of a similar organization, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government’s expectations regarding accountability and reporting
  • Knowledge of issues specific to Québec City would be considered an asset
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Board to accomplish its work effectively
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the National Battlefields Commission’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Commission’s key stakeholders and partners, and with the three levels of government and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Leadership
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are expected to attend each of the National Battlefields Commission’s board meetings held approximately 6 to 8 times per year in Quebec City.
  • You should expect to commit to the position an average of 3 weeks annually.
  • No member of the Commission shall have, nor shall the secretary have, any contract with the Commission, or be pecuniarily interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract or work with regard to which any portion of the moneys at the credit of the Commission is being or is to be expended (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

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

Commissioners, National Battlefields 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 Canadian Heritage is to implement the government's plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

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

Commissioner (part-time positions)

National Battlefields Commission

The National Battlefields Commission was established in 1908 under the National Battlefields at Quebec Act to acquire and preserve the great historic battlefields in Québec City, and turn them into a national park. The grounds, which group together the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park, constitute one of the most important historic sites in Canada. Commonly called the Plains of Abraham, the site is the largest urban park in Québec and ranks among the prestigious parks in the world. The National Battlefields Commission must reconcile the Plains of Abraham's historic significance with its mission as an urban park. As a federal government agency within the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the National Battlefields Commission is responsible for preserving this historic Canadian legacy for future generations through the administration, management, conservation and promotion of National Battlefields Park, as well as for managing the funds allocated for this purpose. The National Battlefields Commission offers a wide range of educational and interpretation activities, allowing Canadians to discover or broaden their knowledge about a significant period in the history of the country, and to raise awareness about the richness of this prestigious patrimonial site. The National Battlefields Commission is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Board of Directors has overall stewardship of the organization and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the National Battlefields Commission. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the National Battlefields Commission and to exercise care and due diligence.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 24, 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.

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 (accounting, communications, engineering, history, law or archeology) or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors, preferably in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in managing human resources and in performance management and evaluation at the senior executive level;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance; and
  • Experience in the communications or media sector, including digital innovation, 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, mission and activities of the Commission (as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and risk management principles and practices would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, or the supporting environment of national creative content would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to actively participate in debate and discussions among Board members; and
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues and trends, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation.

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
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are expected to attend each of the National Battlefields Commission's board meetings held approximately 6 to 8 times per year in Quebec City.
  • You should expect to commit to the position an average of 2 to 3 weeks annually.
  • No member of the Commission shall have, nor shall the secretary have, any contract with the Commission, or be pecuniarily interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract or work with regard to which any portion of the moneys at the credit of the Commission is being or is to be expended (statutory).

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 this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Commissioner for Workers, Canada Employment Insurance Commission,

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 Families, Children and Social Development is to increase Canadians’ economic and social security.

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

Commissioner for Workers (full-time position)

Canada Employment Insurance Commission

The Canada Employment Insurance Commission plays a leadership role, with Employment and Social Development Canada, in overseeing the Employment Insurance program. For almost 75 years, this tripartite organization has included commissioners representing workers, employers and the Government of Canada.

The Commissioner for Workers is responsible for representing the views and positions of organizations and individuals that are clients of, or affected by, Employment and Social Development Canada programs and services, particularly Employment Insurance. By consulting stakeholders, the Commissioner is able to convey their concerns and positions regarding administration of legislation, policy development and program delivery.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 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 Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • Executive-level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including the management of financial and human resources;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and managing successful stakeholder relationships and complex partnerships;
  • Experience in the labour movement, such as with labour organizations or organizations of the unemployed;
  • Experience working with senior-level government officials, stakeholders and the labour community;
  • Demonstrated experience in decision-making and providing advice, with respect to sensitive and complex issues; and
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies and directives in a quasi-judicial environment 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 Employment Insurance Act, and the Canada Employment Insurance Commission’s mandate, its legislative framework and activities;
  • Knowledge of the issues and concerns faced by workers in the private and the public sector;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian labour market and labour market policies;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment, processes and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to establish and maintain consultative and working relationships with a wide variety of worker organizations and representatives;
  • Ability to represent the interests of persons in the labour market at, for example, Canada Employment Insurance Commission meetings and informal discussions concerning the development and implementation of regulations, policies and programs affecting the administration and delivery of employment insurance programs and services;
  • Ability to analyze legislative policy, program and service delivery proposals to determine the impact the proposals will have upon the worker community in Canada; and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must devote the whole of your time to the performance of the duties and functions of the Office of Commissioner, and must not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with those duties and functions (statutory).
  • You must be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel for extended periods of time across Canada to meet with constituents, interest groups and departmental staff. Travel can consume approximately 35% of the available work time.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Commercial 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 International Trade is to increase trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on implementing the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Commercial Corporation

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Commercial Corporation is a federal Crown corporation mandated to facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry, particularly with governments of foreign countries. The Canadian Commercial Corporation has a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity for all Canadians.

The Canadian Commercial Corporation’s primary service is to facilitate government-to-government contracts with foreign government buyers to provide goods and services available for export from Canada in a transparent and accountable manner. In 2014-15, the Canadian Commercial Corporation worked with 156 Canadian exporters operating in 70 countries, managed $2.7 billion of export contracts and was able to offer exporters direct access to foreign government procurement opportunities through its government-to-government contract service.

The Chairperson guides and directs the governance process of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, centering the work of the Board on the organization’s mission, vision and strategic direction. In addition to the Chairperson’s overall stewardship responsibilities, the Chairperson is, first and foremost, responsible for the effective functioning of the Board in its role of governing the Corporation. In addition to the duties of every Board member, the Chairperson is responsible for: participating in the preparation of the Board’s meeting agenda; chairing all meetings of the Board of Directors; enforcing codes of conduct as they apply to the Board and its individual members; coaching members of the Board; ensuring there is a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the Board and its committees; and serving as spokesperson (together with the President). As Chairperson, primarily responsible for managing the Corporation’s strategic direction, he/she will work to ensure robust policies on transparency and accountability are in place, with a commitment to diversification in key sectors and global markets.

The Chairperson is responsible for providing leadership to the Board, to ensure focused and productive discussions, while facilitating and enabling the Board as a whole to effectively direct and oversee the affairs of the Corporation. An effective Chairperson fosters a team orientation to the Board by engaging the interest, collaboration and commitment of Board members.

A close working and reporting relationship between the Chairperson and the President is critical. The Chairperson will also provide leadership and guidance to the President of the Corporation, and consistent and regular interaction between the Chairperson and the President is essential to ensure the effective management of the organization’s strategic direction and public policy issues and objectives. The Chairperson serves as the board’s central point of official communication with the President, and maintains a positive, collaborative relationship with him/her, including acting as a sounding board for the President on emerging issues and alternative courses of action. The Chairperson stays up-to-date about the organization and determines when an issue needs to be brought to the attention of the full Board or a committee.

From an outward perspective, the Chairperson is the Board’s principal point of contact with the responsible Minister, and will regularly update the Minister on the Corporation’s activities and progress vis-à-vis the Minister’s annual Statement of Priorities and Accountabilities. The Canadian Commercial Corporation is well positioned to pursue opportunities for Canadian companies exporting globally that benefit all Canadians. The Canadian Commercial Corporation will work closely with Global Affairs Canada to implement a progressive trade agenda focused on increasing Canadian exports, through helping Canadian companies access global public sector procurement markets and securing opportunities across a diverse set of sectors.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 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: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 business experience;
  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors of public, private or not-for-profit organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior government officials;
  • Experience in the areas of international trade/exports;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • Experience in government procurement would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and prior involvement in international business or export transactions or projects or international financing issues, including large multi-disciplinary, multi-year projects (including an understanding of the issues and concerns facing small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses);
  • Knowledge of and respect for the Canadian Commercial Corporation’s core values and beliefs, and a demonstrated affinity to conduct affairs in a manner consistent with those values;
  • Knowledge of management and financing of infrastructure procurement and capital projects would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to effectively lead a Board in dealing with difficult issues, in a transparent and accountable manner;
  • Ability to communicate, listen, and seek others’ input;
  • Demonstrated ability in solution-based decision-making at a Board level;
  • Ability to think strategically beyond single-event transactions, such as the oversight of the Corporate Plan;
  • Ability to understand complex political situations with a sensitivity to political nuances;
  • Ability to assess (business/global) risk environment, and translate and incorporate these considerations in Board discussions and oversight functions;
  • Analytical abilities, including the ability to read and assess financial statements and business proposals; 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:

  • Strong leadership and initiative
  • Sound judgment
  • Team-oriented
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Integrity, accountability and credibility

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be willing to preside over all meetings of the Board, and must be willing to perform any duties that are assigned by the by-laws or by resolution of the Board (statutory). The Board meets on a quarterly basis, primarily in Ottawa, Ontario, and holds at least one meeting per year in a location that will enable Board members to enhance their familiarity with regional operations, and facilitate contact with regional business communities.
  • The Chairperson must be available for up to 60 days per year for Board and Committee activities and related travel, with additional Board meetings held for strategic planning purposes, or in special circumstances, as may be necessary from time to time.

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, Canadian Commercial 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 International Trade is to increase trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on implementing the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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)

Canadian Commercial Corporation

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Commercial Corporation is a federal Crown corporation mandated to facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry, particularly with governments of foreign countries. The Canadian Commercial Corporation has a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity for all Canadians.

The Canadian Commercial Corporation’s primary service is to facilitate government-to-government contracts with foreign government buyers to provide goods and services available for export from Canada in a transparent and accountable manner. In 2014-15, the Canadian Commercial Corporation worked with 156 Canadian exporters operating in 70 countries, managed $2.7 billion of export contracts and was able to offer exporters direct access to foreign government procurement opportunities through its government-to-government contract service.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 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: $310 - $375

Annual Retainer: $4,000 - $4,700

Directors who serve as Chair of a Sub-Committee of the board receive an additional annual retainer of $1,500.

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 education, job-related training and/or business experience;
  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors of public, private or not-for-profit sector organizations;
  • Experience in the areas of international business/exports (experience in the areas of international business/export in the aerospace security, infrastructure, and clean technology sectors would be considered an asset);
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources;
  • Experience in the financial services and auditing sectors, including knowledge of financing of infrastructure procurement and Capital Projects, would be considered an asset;
  • Decision-making experience at a senior management or executive board level in a competitive environment would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in communications or media sector would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience dealing with senior government 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, mission and activities of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the issues and concerns facing small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses developing opportunities in the international export marketplace;
  • Knowledge of the emerging global trends and opportunities in the healthcare, clean technology and renewable energy sectors, and the ability to advance ideas and innovation with regards to Canadian exporters’ involvement in these sectors;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow board members and stakeholders and actively participate in discussions amongst board members;
  • Ability to assess global economic challenges/risks and incorporate these considerations in Board discussions relating to the support of Canadian exporters in accessing competitive markets; and
  • Strong 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:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment in managing sensitive and commercially confidential information
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of the Canadian Commercial Corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (statutory).
  • You are available and willing to participate in quarterly Board and Committee meetings, held primarily in Ottawa, Ontario, and at least one meeting per year in a location that will enable Board members to enhance their familiarity with regional operations, and facilitate contact with regional business communities.
  • You are available to participate in other special meetings in person or by conference calls, 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

Directors, Export Development Canada,

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 International Trade is to increase trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on implementing the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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)

Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown Corporation whose mandate is to: “support and develop, directly or indirectly, Canada's export trade and Canadian capacity to engage in that trade and to respond to international business opportunities.”

Export Development Canada is financially self-sufficient and works alongside the financial private sector to provide a wide range of financing and risk management services to support Canadian exporters and investors of all sizes. At the core of Export Development Canada's mission is its unique ability to harness its knowledge of international financial services, markets as well as global trade and international buyers to enable it to take on and manage significant levels of capital and risk for Canadian export minded firms. Export Development Canada is viewed as a vibrant organization that maximizes its contribution to Canadian international trade while returning significant financial returns to Canadians year over year.

With respect to its operating principles, Export Development Canada conducts its business in a manner that is respectful of international agreements to which Canada is a party; that is consistent with its commitments to corporate social responsibility; and that ensures the sound financial management of its activities. In 2015, Export Development Canada helped Canadian customers facilitate $104.2 billion of exports and international trade and 81% of these customers were small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Export Development Canada generated net income of $925 million in 2015 and had total assets of $61.0 billion.

A thirteen member Board of Directors comprised of members from the private sector and Export Development Canada's President oversees the Corporation's activities. The Board plays a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of Export Development Canada and in ensuring that public policy objectives are met in the most effective manner. The Board and its Committees are responsible for reviewing and approving Export Development Canada's annual Corporate Plan and monitoring the Corporation's performance. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the CEO and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities. The Board reviews the development and refinement of the various financial services offered to Canadian companies, and approves and authorizes certain loan, guarantee, insurance and equity investment transactions. Oversight of the management and assessment of enterprise risk is a major role of the Board. The Board also oversees the compliance and ethics of Export Development Canada and the implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 2017, via 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: $410 - $485

Annual Retainer: $5,300 - $6,200

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency, parity 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, as well as your status in relationship to one or more of the following groups: 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 education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a government/Crown, non-profit, and/or private sector organization;
  • Experience in the areas of international trade/exports;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • A professional financial designation 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 Export Development Canada and strategic corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, international trade and the global economy;
  • Knowledge of banking and/or insurance industry;
  • Knowledge of with Export Development Canada's products and business or a commitment to acquiring this within a short time of joining the Board;
  • Knowledge of sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge of different sizes of enterprises ranging from large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada's diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Crown held corporations would be an asset;
  • Knowledge related to development finance would be an asset;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil Export Development Canada's mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and have the capacity to be sensitive to the differing needs and agendas of multiple 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:

  • Informed Judgment
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Impact and Influence
  • Sound management
  • Trust and commitment

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings with four meetings held in Ottawa, and two meetings held in various other Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be held as may be necessary from time to time.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to serve on an average of three committees.

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 this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Export Development Canada,

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 International Trade is to increase trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on implementing the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), expanding trade with large fast-growing markets and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown Corporation whose mandate is to: “support and develop, directly or indirectly, Canada's export trade and Canadian capacity to engage in that trade and to respond to international business opportunities.”

Export Development Canada is financially self-sufficient and works alongside the financial private sector to provide a wide range of financing and risk management services to support Canadian exporters and investors of all sizes. At the core of Export Development Canada's mission is its unique ability to harness its knowledge of international financial services, markets as well as global trade and international buyers to enable it to take on and manage significant levels of capital and risk for Canadian export minded firms. Export Development Canada is viewed as a vibrant organization that maximizes its contribution to Canadian international trade while returning significant financial returns to Canadians year over year.

With respect to its operating principles, Export Development Canada conducts its business in a manner that is respectful of international agreements to which Canada is a party; that is consistent with its commitments to corporate social responsibility; and that ensures the sound financial management of its activities. In 2015, Export Development Canada helped Canadian customers facilitate $104.2 billion of exports and international trade and 81% of these customers were small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Export Development Canada generated net income of $925 million in 2015 and had total assets of $61.0 billion.

The Chairperson leads a thirteen member Board of Directors comprised of members from the private sector and Export Development Canada's President and oversees the Corporation's activities. Under the direction of the Chairperson, the Board ensures that appropriate systems of governance, leadership and stewardship are in place to enable Export Development Canada's management to lead the organization effectively. The Board plays a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of Export Development Canada and in ensuring that public policy objectives are met in the most effective manner. The Board and its Committees are responsible for reviewing and approving Export Development Canada's annual Corporate Plan and monitoring the Corporation's performance. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the CEO and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities. The Board reviews the development and refinement of the various financial services offered to Canadian companies, and approves and authorizes certain loan, guarantee, insurance and equity investment transactions. Oversight of the management and assessment of enterprise risk is a major role of the Board. The Board also oversees the compliance and ethics of Export Development Canada and the implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 2017, via 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: $410 - $485

Annual Retainer: $10,500 - $12,400

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency, parity 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, as well as your status in relationship to one or more of the following groups: 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;
  • Experience serving on a Board of Directors of a public, private or not-for-profit organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials;
  • Experience in the areas of international trade/export sector;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources;
  • Experience in a financial institution would be considered an asset; and
  • A professional financial designation 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 Export Development Canada and strategic corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and corporate governance principles and best practices including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as Shareholder;
  • Knowledge of banking and/or insurance industry;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge related to development finance;
  • Knowledge of Export Development Canada's products and business or a commitment to acquiring this within a short time of joining the Board;
  • Knowledge of sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge of different sizes of enterprises ranging from large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada's diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Crown held corporations would be an asset;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil Export Development Canada's mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion amongst Board Members in an open and trusting environment to facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise. Be sensitive to the differing needs and agenda of multiple 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:

  • Informed judgment
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Impact and influence
  • Sound management
  • Trust and commitment

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings with four meetings held in Ottawa, and two meetings held in various other Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be held as may be necessary from time to time.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to serve on an average of three committees.

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

President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research,

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 Health is to strengthen our publicly-funded universal health care system and ensure that it adapts to new challenges.

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

President (full-time position)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research was created under the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act, which came into force on June 7, 2000. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, it collaborates with partners and researchers, and its mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is managed by the President and a Governing Council consisting of 18 members, including the President and the Deputy Minister of Health, appointed by the Governor in Council to represent the highest standards of scientific excellence and a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines. The President and the Governing Council are also assisted by various Standing and Advisory Committees.

The President is the Chairperson of the Governing Council, and as the Chair of Governing Council and its Executive Committee, is responsible for developing a vision and framework of support and encouragement for outstanding health research consistent with a national research agenda; engaging the public, partners, provincial institutions, federal departments, the health industry and volunteer health organizations to support outstanding research, researchers, innovative partnerships and transfer of knowledge to practical use for the benefit of Canadians; and developing the overall objectives and priorities for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The President is also accountable for providing strategic guidance for and oversight of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Finally, the President represents the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and promotes its vision and mandate as appropriate at meetings across Canada and internationally.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 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: $259,900 - $305,700 (GC-10)

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 doctoral degree in a health research discipline, or a medical degree with post-graduate training in health research from a recognized university;
  • International stature as health researcher with extensive cutting-edge research experience;
  • Executive-level management experience ideally acquired within a university, teaching hospital, health research institute, or other similar public or private sector research organization with a health research mandate and which provided national and international exposure;
  • Experience in building, fostering, integrating and maintaining strategic partnerships and collaborative arrangements amongst a diverse health research community and governments through a dynamic framework for research investment and knowledge translation, and in ensuring strong productive and supportive alliances with a rich array of stakeholders in and outside of Canada; and
  • Experience in working with a Board of Directors or equivalent.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Government of Canada, its institutions and processes, especially as they relate to the development of health research, and science and technology policies;
  • Knowledge of the academic community, the key public, private and voluntary sector organizations, as well as international agencies and their relation to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s objectives and strategies;
  • Knowledge of the full spectrum of the Canadian health research community from biomedical to clinical, health services and population and public health research, the future direction of health research and the challenges of translating knowledge to clinicians and decision-makers;
  • Knowledge of the scope of health research issues, from both a national and international perspective;
  • Knowledge and understanding of workplace wellness issues, including mental health, and of risk identification and management;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders, including the media, ministers, parliamentary committees, other government representatives, the public, the research community, and the private sector;
  • Ability to represent the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and promote its vision and mandate as appropriate, at high-level meetings across Canada and internationally;
  • Ability to provide the corporate vision and leadership needed to achieve the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s mandate, realize its strategic directions and identify, analyze and define long-range priorities and strategies to ensure Canada remains a world leader in health research;
  • Ability to develop and negotiate multi-partner agreements, build bridges, fruitful collaborations and alliances with stakeholders (including university, hospital, voluntary health sector, international, government, private sector and other health research partners), and establish effective networks;
  • Ability to work effectively within the context of the Government of Canada’s requirements for accountability and transparency, and within the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s budget; and
  • Ability to integrate the varied and complex requirements and expectations which originate from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s partners, the scientific community, clients, government and the private sector.

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:

  • Exemplary and inspiring leadership skills
  • High ethical standards, integrity and clear sense of accountability
  • Strategic thinker and high-level advisor
  • Visionary mind and innovator
  • Strong and effective people management, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Calm under pressure, emotional intelligence
  • Sound judgment

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be able to contribute to the achievement of the objective of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in the overall interests of Canadians (statutory).
  • You must reflect the highest standards of scientific excellence (statutory).
  • You must be prepared to travel extensively across Canada and abroad.
  • You must be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (if required).

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, National Aboriginal Economic Development 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 Indigenous and Northern Affairs is to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.

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

Member (part-time positions)

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

Established in 1990, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is a Governor in Council appointed board mandated to provide advice and guidance to the federal government on issues related to Indigenous economic development. Comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis business and community leaders from across Canada, the Board helps governments to respond to the unique needs and circumstances of Indigenous Canadians.

The role of Members is to advance the Board's strategic priorities by acting as a link between policy makers, federal departments, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous local business leaders and executives by providing advice on issues related to Indigenous economic development. Responsibilities are assigned by the Chairperson of the Board, and may include research, strategic work, representation of the Board at conferences, keynote speeches, and increased cooperation with government, society, communities and Indigenous groups.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: Fixed by the Minister

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 will be given to candidates who are of Indigenous heritage. Preference may also be given to women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for 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, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in providing strategic advice on an established governance body, such as a board of directors, committee/sub-committee, national or regional organization, or business;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience as an active participant in the Indigenous business community would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in activities related to Indigenous economic development and the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board's strategic priorities (for example, enhancing Indigenous community readiness for economic opportunities; access to capital; building stable revenues; building the economic potential of our lands and minimizing environmental impacts; supporting Indigenous businesses; and promoting the importance of Indigenous economic development) 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 role of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board;
  • Understanding of public policy issues affecting Indigenous economic development;
  • Understanding of business principles and the business cycle, including business planning, marketing, financing, due diligence in making recommendations for program investments;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with private and public sector representatives, and in partnership with Indigenous partners; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders .

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Judgment and trustworthiness
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Respect, fairness and impartiality
  • Tact and discretion
  • Balance of sectoral expertise (urban, rural, northern, and Indigenous community perspectives)

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be prepared to commit approximately 30 days per year for meetings (including travel time, preparation time, and meeting dates), and an additional five days on other Board-related duties.
    • You must be available to attend four to six in-person meetings of the Board per year, noting that these meetings can take place in various locations across the country.
    • You must be available to participate in four conference calls as needed.

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 and the First Nations Gazetteto assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. These are 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, National Aboriginal Economic Development 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 Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs is to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.

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)

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

Established in 1990, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is a Governor in Council appointed board mandated to provide advice and guidance to the federal government on issues related to Indigenous economic development. Comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis business and community leaders from across Canada, the Board helps governments to respond to the unique needs and circumstances of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

The Chairperson is responsible for the effective operation of the Board. Working in close collaboration with the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Lands and Economic Development Sector, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and his/her delegate, the Chairperson is responsible for providing lasting leadership, overseeing the Board's activities, and being prudent and professional in the performance of his/her duties.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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.

Part-time per diem: Fixed by the Minister

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 will be given to candidates who are of Indigenous heritage. Preference may also be given to women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Executive level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Significant leadership experience at a senior executive level on an established governance body, such as a board of directors, committee/sub-committee, national or regional organization, or business;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience dealing with senior officials in private or public sector organizations;
  • Experience as an active participant in the Indigenous business community; and
  • Experience in activities related to Indigenous economic development and the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board's strategic priorities (for example, enhancing Indigenous community readiness for economic opportunities; access to capital; building stable revenues; building the economic potential of our lands and minimizing environmental impacts; supporting Indigenous businesses; and promoting the importance of Indigenous economic development) 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 role of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board;
  • Understanding of public policy issues affecting Indigenous economic development;
  • Understanding of business principles and the business cycle, including business planning, marketing, financing, due diligence in making recommendations for program investments;
  • Ability to provide innovative and strategic leadership to the Board in order to develop policy recommendations that respond to the circumstances of the wide variety of Indigenous communities across Canada;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with private and public sector representatives, and in partnership with Indigenous partners; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Leadership
  • Judg ment and trustworthiness
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Respect, fairness and impartiality
  • Tact and discretion
  • Influence
  • Balance of sectoral expertise (urban, rural, northern, and Indigenous community perspectives)

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be prepared to commit approximately 30 days per year for meetings (including travel time, preparation time, and meeting dates), and an additional five days on other Board-related duties.
    • You must be available to attend four to six in-person meetings of the Board per year, noting that these meetings can take place in various locations across the country.
    • You must be available to participate in four conference calls as needed.

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 and the First Nations Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. These are 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

Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime,

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 Justice and Attorney General of Canada is to ensure our legislation meets the highest standards of equity, fairness and respect for the rule of law.

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

Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (full-time position)

Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime is an independent resource for victims of crime in Canada. The Office was created in 2007 to ensure that the federal government meets its responsibilities to victims of crime.

The mandate of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime relates exclusively to matters of federal jurisdiction. The Ombudsman’s responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating access to existing federal programs and services by providing victims of crime with information and referrals;
  • Enhancing awareness among criminal justice personnel and policy makers of the needs and concerns of victims, including by promoting the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and the principles set out in the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime;
  • Identifying emerging issues and exploring systemic issues that impact negatively on victims of crime;
  • Proposing solutions that promote the interests of victims of crime, particularly those who are vulnerable or marginalized, that are consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; and
  • Addressing complaints of victims about compliance with the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and provisions of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act that apply to victims of offenders under federal supervision, in accordance with the internal complaints mechanisms of the relevant federal departments and agencies.

The Ombudsman also plays an important public affairs function, which includes communication with stakeholders, the media and the public in a variety of fora, occasionally at the international level.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 25, 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 Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 discipline such as law, psychology, criminology, victimology, social work, public administration, or sociology, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;
  • Significant experience in managing financial and human resources at the senior executive level;
  • Significant experience working in or with the Canadian criminal justice system, including the correctional system or victim advocacy;
  • Experience implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience in the management of a complaints function, a review function or an investigative function; and
  • Experience developing and fostering productive partnerships.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian criminal justice system and the respective responsibilities of the federal, provincial and territorial governments;
  • Knowledge of corrections and Parole Board of Canada policies, as well as of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, the Criminal Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Knowledge of prosecutions of Criminal Code offences in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and the services provided by Crown Witness Coordinators in these regions;
  • Knowledge of the federal assistance available to Canadian victims of crime;
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills;
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to apply analytical, interpretive and evaluative thinking to sensitive and complex situations; and
  • Ability to anticipate the short and long-term consequences of his/her strategies.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Integrity, discretion and strong professional ethics
  • Excellent judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality and fairness
  • Flexibility and resilience

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.

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

Regional Vice-Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division), Parole Board of Canada,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. 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 Safety and Emergency Preparedness is to lead the government's work in ensuring that we are keeping Canadians safe, and safeguarding Canadians’ rights and freedoms in an open, inclusive, and democratic society.

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

Regional Vice-Chairperson (full-time position)

Vice-Chairperson, Appeal Division (full-time position)

Parole Board of Canada

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

The Regional Vice-Chairpersons and the Vice-Chairperson of the Appeal Division of the Parole Board of Canada are full-time members of the Board. The Vice-Chairpersons provide effective leadership, and ensure the provision of professional conduct, training, and quality decision-making of Board members assigned to the region/division.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 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 Locations:

  • Appeal Division (National Capital Region) (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Atlantic Region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador) (Regional office in Moncton, New Brunswick)
  • Quebec Region (Regional office in Montreal, Quebec)
  • Ontario/Nunavut Region (Regional office in Kingston, Ontario)
  • Prairies Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories) (Regional offices in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Pacific Region (Regional office in Abbotsford, British Columbia)

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 one of the disciplines comprising the social sciences (law, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, etc.), or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A significant management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human resources;
  • A significant professional experience in at least one of the following fields:
    • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, government policies, and directives; and/or
    • Experience as a Board member or decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal, agency, or an equivalent.
  • Experience working with the Parole Board of Canada would be considered 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 mandate and roles and responsibilities of the Parole Board of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Records Act and their interpretation and application related to conditional release;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and of the purpose and principles of conditional release;
  • Knowledge of the societal issues affecting the criminal justice environment including those relating to: gender, Indigenous Canadians, and visible minority issues;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies 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 conduct annual performance assessments; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments, and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. 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 and integrity
  • Sound judgment in managing highly sensitive information
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Effective and independent work habits, as well as an ability to work as a team member
  • Sensitivity to Indigenous Canadians, multiculturalism, and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release (statutory).
  • Members must be willing to relocate to the area of employment, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • Members must be willing to travel outside the immediate area of the regional office to which they are appointed, and be away from home overnight frequently, to conduct hearings in federal and provincial institutions.
  • Members must possess a valid driver’s licence, or a personal means of transportation to penitentiaries throughout the region, some of which are in rural and remote locations.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the region for which they have applied.

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.

Apply Online

Directors, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority,

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 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 positions:

Directors (part-time positions)

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is a Crown corporation headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is an agent Crown corporation funded by parliamentary appropriations and accountable to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Transport. The Authority is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor in Council, including representatives of the airline industry and airport operators. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s mandate consists of four areas of aviation security:

  • Pre-Board Screening: the screening of passengers and their belongings prior to their entry into the secure area of an air terminal building;
  • Hold Baggage Screening: the screening of passengers’ checked (or hold) baggage to prevent the boarding of prohibited items;
  • Non-Passenger Screening: the random screening of non-passengers accessing restricted areas at the highest-risk airports; and
  • Restricted Access Identity Card: the program uses iris and fingerprint biometric identifiers to allow non-passengers access to the restricted areas of airports.

The Board of Directors of the Authority is responsible for the overall stewardship of the Authority. The key roles and responsibilities of the Board include strategic direction and public policy; financial oversight; and, corporate oversight.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $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 equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset;
  • 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 dealing with representatives of government or the private sector, preferably at senior levels;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or in the business or administration sector; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: aviation industry, security and intelligence, information technology policy, enhancing customer experience, and major project management would be considered as an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian aviation transportation industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of human and financial resources management, strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance including good governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: law, labour relations, public policy, media or communications, pension plan administration or governance, pension plan investment, information technology, security and intelligence, client services, and marketing;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other board members and the board’s partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

Statutory

  • No person may be appointed or continue as a director of the Authority who:
    1. is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    2. is a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of a legislature;
    3. is employed on a full-time basis in the public service of Canada or of a province; or
    4. is a mayor, councilor, officer or employee of a municipality.
  • No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (statutory).
  • The average annual time commitment for Directors is 25 days. The Board and committees meet at least four times per year, normally in the National Capital Region. The Board also meets by teleconference several times per year, as required. Directors may be called upon to sit on one or more committees.

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

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Air Transport Security 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:

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is a Crown corporation headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is an agent Crown corporation funded by parliamentary appropriations and accountable to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Transport. The Authority is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor in Council, including representatives of the airline industry and airport operators.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s mandate consists of four areas of aviation security:

  • Pre-Board Screening: the screening of passengers and their belongings prior to their entry into the secure area of an air terminal building;
  • Hold Baggage Screening: the screening of passengers’ checked (or hold) baggage to prevent the boarding of prohibited items;
  • Non-Passenger Screening: the random screening of non-passengers accessing restricted areas at the highest-risk airports; and
  • Restricted Access Identity Card: the program uses iris and fingerprint biometric identifiers to allow non-passengers access to the restricted areas of airports.

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Board of Directors for providing corporate leadership by articulating and promoting the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s vision, mandate, strategies, and policies; managing the Authority’s day-to-day operations, as well as air transport security programs and services; and developing a network of partners and stakeholders to position the Authority as a world leader in the air transport security community.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority achieves its vision by providing the best possible passenger experience and delivering value to Canadians with the optimal use of the Authority’s resources. He/she must also ensure that Canadian Air Transport Security Authority employees are engaged, committed, and successful through teamwork, and work in collaboration with partners to generate mutual benefits and improvements.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $214,900 - $252,800 (CEO-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;
  • Experience as a chief executive officer or senior executive in a mid-size or large organization with multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders, and senior government officials;
  • Decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues;
  • Demonstrated leadership of people, including motivating employees to reach corporate objectives, talent management, and organizational change;
  • Experience reporting to a board would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably aviation and/or security) 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 Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the transportation industry, preferably related to aviation and/or security;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of technology, and financial and human resources management;
  • Knowledge of operational and strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Corporation’s business partners and stakeholders, as well as senior government officials;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change; and
  • Strong communications 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:

  • Sound judgment, conceptual/innovative thinking
  • Leadership
  • Impact/influence
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You may not be appointed as a director (statutory).
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Air Transport Security 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:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is mandated with protecting the public through effective and efficient screening of airport workers and air travellers and their baggage. Their goal is to provide a professional, effective and consistent level of security service across the country, at or above the standards set by Transport Canada.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is also responsible for the criteria respecting the qualifications, training, performance, and certification of screening contractors and screening officers. The Corporation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Transport.

The Chairperson of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is responsible for governance leadership, and presides over the activities of the Board of Directors. The Chairperson is primarily responsible for the effective operation of the Board in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $9,200 – $10,800

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • 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 dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government and the private sector;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders; and
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably air).

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Corporation’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian aviation transportation industry. Knowledge of Canada’s national security arrangements, would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, public institutions, senior government officials and other organizations;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister, the Deputy Minister, and the Corporation’s business partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change; and
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus.

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 leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No person may be appointed or continue as a director of the Authority who
    1. is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    2. is a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of a legislature;
    3. is employed on a full-time basis in the public service of Canada or of a province; or
    4. is a mayor, councilor, officer or employee of a municipality.
  • You must be willing to chair a schedule of Board of Directors meetings. The Chairperson sits as an ex-officio member with voting rights on all committees of the Board. The Board also meets by teleconference several times per year, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. 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, Marine Atlantic Inc.,

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:

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Marine Atlantic Inc.

Marine Atlantic Inc. is a Crown corporation headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The mandate of Marine Atlantic Inc. is to provide a safe, environmentally responsible, and quality ferry service between the Island of Newfoundland and the Province of Nova Scotia in a reliable, courteous, and cost-effective manner. The ferry service is also a vital link to connect the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador with mainland Canada for both passengers and freight. The Corporation provides year-round and seasonal ferry service.

The President and Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Corporation’s Board of Directors for the overall performance of the business enterprise. Marine Atlantic Inc.’s performance depends on the advancement of the Corporation’s mission statement throughout the organization. The President and Chief Executive Officer develops, in consultation with the Board and senior management, the corporate strategy and operating plans to achieve the Corporation’s mission; and oversees the general operations of the Corporation, including the development of its management, the allocation of its resources, and the establishment of appropriate internal controls. The President and Chief Executive Officer works with the Board to develop policy and to maintain oversight, and also acts as the Corporation’s chief spokesperson.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $179,200 - $210,800 (CEO-3)

Position location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

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;
  • Significant experience as a chief executive officer or senior executive in a mid-size or large, complex industrial organization, preferably in the transportation sector, and ideally in the marine sector;
  • Track record of delivering on financial and strategic objectives;
  • Experience using change management strategies to execute business and process transformation;
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a complex multi-stakeholder environment;
  • Experience overseeing and delivering large capital projects, which could include charter/lease negotiations or successful large-scale procurements would be considered as an asset;
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining an effective working and reporting relationship with a board of directors would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience dealing with senior political and public service 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 Corporation’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business, including its regulatory environment;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of operational and strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of risk management, including effective systems to identify, monitor, mitigate and manage risks;
  • Knowledge of effective governance principles, both at the board and organizational levels;
  • Ability to manage human resources in a unionized environment;
  • Ability to foster a corporate culture that promotes safety, trust, respect, ethical practices and encourages individual integrity and social responsibility;
  • Ability to understand organizational dynamics in order to identify opportunities and recognize challenges in order to drive organizational change; 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
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

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 Newfoundland and Labrador, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Marine Atlantic Inc.,

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 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 positions:

Director (part-time positions)

Marine Atlantic Inc.

Marine Atlantic Inc. is a Crown corporation headquartered in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The mandate of Marine Atlantic Inc. is to provide a safe, environmentally responsible, and quality ferry service between the Island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in a reliable, courteous and cost-effective manner. The Corporation provides both year-round and seasonal ferry services. The ferry service is a vital link to connect the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador with mainland Canada for both passengers and freight.

Marine Atlantic Inc.'s Board of Directors provides the overall policy direction for the Corporation. Its mandate charges a 10-person group with overseeing the direction of its business activities. The Corporation's Board governs the operation of Marine Atlantic Inc. within a strict regulatory environment. The Financial Administration Act, the Marine Atlantic Inc. Acquisition Authorization Act, and the federal government's National Marine Policy provide the framework for the Corporation's affairs. In tandem with this legislation, Marine Atlantic Inc.'s articles of incorporation, by-laws and mission statement guide the Board and management in their decision-making.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Marine Atlantic Inc. website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $310 - $375

Annual Retainer: $4,000 - $4,700

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, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset;
  • 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 dealing with senior representatives of government or the private sector;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably marine); and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: project management; engineering; marine transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; or stakeholder engagement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Marine Atlantic Inc.'s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities and the transportation industry, preferably related to the marine sector;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of human resources management and financial management, strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance including good governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following areas: accounting; finance; business administration; commerce or economics; engineering; law; transportation or marine industry; marketing; communications; or public relations;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to 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
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of Marine Atlantic Inc. or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of Marine Atlantic Inc. (Statutory).
  • You reside in Newfoundland and Labrador or Nova Scotia.
  • Directors must be available for four regularly scheduled Board meetings per year (in March, June, September and December), one annual strategy session and annual public meeting. Meetings are usually held in the Corporate Office in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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 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, Ridley Terminals Inc.,

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 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 positions:

Directors (part-time positions)

Ridley Terminals Inc.

Ridley Terminals Inc. is a Crown corporation, located on federal lands leased from the Prince Rupert Port Authority, in British Columbia. The Corporation’s mandate is to provide continuous rail car unloading, product storage and loading services as a marine terminal. Its business involves the movement of bulk products (coal and petroleum coke) from unit trains onto ships and it plays a role in the movement of coal and other bulk commodities from Northern British Columbia and Northern Alberta to Asia.

The Board of Directors of Ridley Terminals Inc. is broadly responsible for setting the strategic direction for and overseeing the conduct and operations of the Corporation. The Board monitors management’s performance and ensures internal controls are in place to manage risks associated with the Corporation’s business and ensures the protection of its finances and accuracy of its financial reporting.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on Ridley Terminals Inc.'s website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $220 - $260

Annual Retainer: $2,900 - $3,400

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 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 dealing with representatives of government or the private sector, preferably senior level representatives;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably marine or rail);
  • Experience in dealing with Indigenous groups would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: project management; engineering; public relations; law; communications; community relations; or stakeholder engagement would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Ridley Terminals Inc.’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the bulk commodities market and the transportation industry, preferably related to the rail or marine sector;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which Ridley Terminals Inc. operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of human resources and financial management, and a professional financial designation would be considered an asset for one or more of the positions;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following areas: law; accounting; finance; business administration; commerce or economics; engineering; transportation or marine industry; marketing; communications; or public relations would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to contribute to debate and discussions among Board members; and
  • Strong communications 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
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of Ridley Terminals Inc. or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of Ridley Terminals Inc., shall be a director of Ridley Terminals Inc. (statutory).
  • Directors must be willing to participate in scheduled Board meetings, plus additional meetings as required. Directors are also expected to chair or serve as a member of Board committees.

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, Ridley Terminals Inc.,

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:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Ridley Terminals Inc.

Ridley Terminals Inc. is a Crown corporation located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Ridley Terminals Inc. owns and operates a world class marine bulk handling terminal, which provides continuous, high quality and high performance rail car unloading, product storage and vessel loading services. The Terminal plays a key role in the movement of coal and other bulk commodities from Northern British Columbia and Northern Alberta to Asia.

The Chairperson of Ridley Terminals Inc. is responsible for the governance and oversight of the Corporation’s activities, business performance as well as its strategic policy direction. The Chairperson presides over the activities of the Board of Directors and provides leadership in all aspects of the Board’s work. The Corporation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Transport.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Ridley Terminals Inc.'s website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 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: $220 - $260

Annual Retainer: $5,700 - $6,700

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • 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 dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government, the private sector and Indigenous communities;
  • Experience building relationships, promoting partnerships and working with Indigenous groups, Indigenous communities would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders; and
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably marine or rail).

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Corporation’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the bulk commodities market and the transportation industry, preferably related to the marine sector;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, public institutions, senior government officials and other organizations;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister, the Deputy Minister, and the Corporation’s business partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change; and
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus.

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 leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

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 chair Board meetings. The Chairperson sits as an ex-officio member with voting rights on all committees of the Board. The Board also meets by teleconference several times per year, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. 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

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.

Apply Online