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Current Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Dairy Commission,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food is to support the agricultural sector in a way that allows it to be a leader in job creation and innovation.

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

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Canadian Dairy Commission

The Canadian Dairy Commission is a federal Crown corporation. Funded by the federal government, producers and the marketplace, the Commission strives to balance and serve the interests of all dairy stakeholders - producers, processors, further processors, exporters, consumers and governments.

Under the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, the Commission's legislated objectives are to provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and to provide consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality. As a central facilitator for the Canadian dairy industry and administrator of national dairy programs, the Commission works closely with industry stakeholders represented by organizations such as the Dairy Farmers of Canada, Dairy Processors Association of Canada, Consumers’ Association of Canada and provincial milk marketing boards and agencies.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 6, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: $149,500 - $175,800

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;
  • Corporate governance or financial certification training would be considered an asset;
  • Significant management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in dealing with senior levels of government;
  • Experience leading the day-to-day operations of an organization;
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with, and balancing the interest of multiple stakeholders, including consumers;
  • Experience in strategic planning and financial management; and
  • Experience working with a board of directors.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Dairy Commission’s mandate, legislative framework, program and activities;
  • An in-depth understanding of supply management in Canada, preferably of the Canadian dairy industry and related issues;
  • Knowledge of public policy issues related to the dairy industry;
  • Knowledge of effective board processes and committee structures;
  • Demonstrated vision and leadership skills;
  • Excellent managerial and motivational skills;
  • Strong negotiating skills;
  • Ability to bridge differing viewpoints and manage conflicts when they arise;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with government and industry partners as well as with stakeholders;
  • Ability to grasp complex issues and their potential full impact; and
  • Superior communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

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 prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance;
  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel frequently throughout Canada; and
  • A member of the Commission ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years (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. 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, Royal Canadian Mint,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint (Mint) is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. The Mint combines modern business practices with decades of experience in coin production to deliver optimal value to customers and its sole shareholder, the Government of Canada.

The Mint owns two facilities: the Ottawa facility houses the corporate head office, the gold and silver refineries and production facilities for numismatic and bullion coins, medals and medallions; the Winnipeg Plant, which includes a plating facility, produces all of Canada's circulation coins as well as foreign circulation coins. The Mint has boutiques in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa.

The Chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance and is responsible for the oversight of the Corporation's activities, providing strategic policy direction for the Corporation and presiding over the activities of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for overseeing the management of the Mint’s business and affairs. The Board holds Management accountable for the Mint’s business performance and achievement of its objectives. It exercises its duty in the best interests of the Mint and the long-term interests of its sole shareholder in accordance with the Mint’s governing by-laws and applicable legislation. The Board approves the Mint’s strategic direction, major investments and staffing decisions as it relates to Vice-Presidents. It exercises due diligence by monitoring corporate financial performance, overseeing the risk management processes, ensuring the integrity of financial results, and providing timely reports to the Government of Canada and the public.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 13, 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: $410 - $485

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant experience serving as a member of a Board of Directors of a large public and/or private organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level, as well as experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior government officials; and
  • Experience working internationally in either the public or private sector would also be considered an asset.

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

Please describe your experience related to:

Management
  • Experience as a c-suite executive with demonstrated leadership skills and business expertise with a sophisticated commercial corporation;
  • Experience at a senior-level in the governance of complex organizations.
Information Technology
  • Experience in leading practices and trends for IT governance, cyber security, information security, operations, projects and risk management, cloud computing and Big Data;
  • Experience as leader of a large technology transformation program?, delivering complex technology projects providing significant business value;
  • Experience in determining IT strategies in order to reach corporate objectives, application development and application management and software.
Manufacturing
  • Experience in manufacturing processes and product design, supply chain management, manufacturing of finished products, inventory management and process improvement strategies;
  • Experience in managing a global supply chain and identifying business opportunities in the marketplace.
Human Resources and Labour Relations
  • Experience providing strategic guidance in the establishment of HR strategies in support of the attainment of corporate objectives;
  • Experience in workforce planning, recruiting, staffing and compensation policies and principles in alignment with the organization’s objective;
  • Experience in collective agreement and labour law interpretation, progressive discipline and termination, human rights complaints, Occupational Health and Safety regulations and best practices (including mental health programs), mediation of workplace conflict, and management advisory issues in general.
Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Experience in identifying the principal risks of a commercial organization and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks;
  • Experience in risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the Mint’s mandate, activities, its related public policy issues, and the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Chairperson, the Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer of a similar-sized organization, including the fundamental accountabilities to the shareholders;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of federal government and public policy environments, processes, and best practices;
  • Ability to set priorities and provide the corporate vision needed to fulfill the RCM’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Minister and Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister, and the Crown corporation’s business partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and resolve problems;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts;
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, in either official language.

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:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director of the Mint if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, the person is engaged in any undertaking involving or associated with
    1. the production or distribution of copper, copper alloy, nickel or precious metals;
    2. the purchase, production, distribution or sale of coins or coin operated devices; or
    3. the vending of goods and services by means of coin operated devices;
  • You must be prepared to travel to the National Capital Region and Winnipeg as required and occasionally to other Canadian locations;
  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board meetings, which occur at least five times per year.

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

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

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

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

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

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

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

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

Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

NAFTA Chapter 20 (General State to State) Roster:

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

NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster:

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

NAFTA Chapter 19 Extraordinary Challenge Committee (ECC) Roster:

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

NAFTA Chapter 14 (Financial Services) Roster:

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

NAFTA Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes:

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

ICSID Panel of Arbitrators:

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

ICSID Panel of Conciliators:

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

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

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

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

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

CETA Chapter 13 (Financial Services) Roster – Anticipatory:

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

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

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

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

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson, Invest in Canada Hub,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of International Trade is to increase Canada’s trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, including China and India, 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:

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

Invest in Canada Hub

In order to enhance Canada’s capacity to compete on the international stage and to increase its share of foreign direct investment, the Government of Canada is establishing the Invest in Canada Hub (Hub) designed to strategically attract significant international companies that will contribute to existing and new Canadian clusters of innovation and excellence across a broad range of economic sectors. The Hub will develop a cohesive foreign direct investment strategy to align with the country’s overall economic growth strategy, promote Canada as a premier investment destination, establish a single-window investor support framework and deliver world-class investment aftercare, retention and reinvestment services. The Hub will provide a seamless concierge service between all levels of government to make Canada a top of mind destination for potential global investors, which will create good paying jobs and grow the middle class. Increased foreign investment into Canada connects Canadian industries to global value chains. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology, increases our competitiveness, stimulates innovation, and promotes the prosperity of Canadians.

Upon formal creation of the Hub in 2017, a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 11 directors, including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson will be established. This is a new Board for a new Departmental Corporation. Candidates interested in either the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson positions, should indicate so, in their application. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact on Canada’s ability to attract foreign direct investment from around the world that enhances innovation and creates high-paying jobs for Canadians.

The Board plays an advisory role in ensuring that the Hub develops and implements its own general administrative policy (contracting, communications, travel, hospitality, etc.), human resources management and financial policies in line with public policy objectives, and that they are met in the most effective manner. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the Hub’s annual business plan, annual report on results, and monitoring the Hub’s performance in achieving its results. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Chief Executive Officer and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 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.

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of an international business and/or private sector organization, a financial institution or a government/Crown Corporation. Experience as a chair or vice-chair would be an asset;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the field of foreign direct investment and/or international trade;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials and Ministers;
  • 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 related to the attraction of foreign direct investment;
  • Knowledge of corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, Vice-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 government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade and investment environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge and experience in sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Knowledge and experience in 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 Departmental Corporations would be an asset;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil the Invest in Canada Hub’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to implement modern corporate governance principles and best practices, including fostering debate, forging consensus and managing conflicts;
  • Ability to understand the impact of 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 up to four meetings held per year in various Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be 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, Invest in Canada Hub,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of International Trade is to increase Canada’s trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, including China and India, 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 positions of:

Directors (part-time positions)

Invest in Canada Hub

In order to enhance Canada’s capacity to compete on the international stage and to increase its share of foreign direct investment, the Government of Canada is establishing the Invest in Canada Hub (Hub) designed to strategically attract significant international companies that will contribute to existing and new Canadian clusters of innovation and excellence across a broad range of economic sectors. The Hub will develop a cohesive foreign direct investment strategy to align with the country’s overall economic growth strategy, promote Canada as a premier investment destination, establish a single-window investor support framework and deliver world-class investment aftercare, retention and reinvestment services. The Hub will provide a seamless concierge service between all levels of government to make Canada a top of mind destination for potential global investors, which will create good paying jobs and grow the middle class. Increased foreign investment into Canada connects Canadian industries to global value chains. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology, increases our competitiveness, stimulates innovation, and promotes the prosperity of Canadians.

Upon formal creation of the Hub in 2017, a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 11 directors including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson will be established for this new Departmental Corporation. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact on Canada’s ability to attract foreign direct investment from around the world that enhances innovation and creates high-paying jobs for Canadians.

The Board plays an advisory role in ensuring that the Hub develops and implements its own general administrative policy (contracting, communications, travel, hospitality, etc.), human resources management and financial policies in line with public policy objectives, and that they are met in the most effective manner. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the Hub’s annual business plan, annual report on results, and monitoring the Hub’s performance in achieving its results. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Chief Executive Officer and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 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 on-line application.

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of an international business and/or private sector organization, a financial institution or a government/Crown Corporation;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the field of foreign direct investment and / or international trade would be considered an asset;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials and Ministers;
  • 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 related to the attraction of foreign direct investment;
  • Knowledge of corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, Vice-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 government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade and investment environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge and experience in sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge and experience in 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 Departmental Corporations would be an asset;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil the Hub’s mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to understand the impact of 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 up to four meetings held per year in various Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be held for strategic planning purposes or in special circumstances, as may be necessary from time to time.

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

Chairperson, Business Development Bank of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Small Business and Tourism is to help small businesses grow through trade and innovation, and to promote increased tourism to Canada.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Business Development Bank of Canada

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is dedicated to supporting Canadian entrepreneurs, in line with its aspiration to be a leader in making Canadian entrepreneurs the most competitive in the world. It helps create and develop strong Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing investing, financing and advisory services. To address the challenges currently faced by Canadian SMEs, BDC structures its approach around three strategic objectives: increasing access to capital and advice for entrepreneurs; accelerating innovation, growth and productivity for targeted entrepreneurs; and improving the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

BDC strongly believes in diversity and promotes inclusiveness by offering products and services tailored to meet the needs of all entrepreneurs, including women, youth, immigrants, Indigenous peoples, Northern and rural entrepreneurs.

Since 1944 under various corporate forms, BDC has been Canada’s development bank.

  • BDC’s purpose is to support Canadian entrepreneurship and it must do so in a financially sustainable manner. BDC is a sophisticated financial institution that has $26 billion committed and since 1997 has declared and paid approximately $548.8 million in dividends to the Government of Canada. It currently serves, directly and indirectly, over 42,000 entrepreneurs, at all stages of their development, through BDC Financing, BDC Capital and BDC Advisory at 110 business centres in all regions of Canada and extends its reach through partnerships;
  • BDC Financing supports entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion through all economic cycles with varied debt financing offerings including direct and indirect lending, and leveraging partnerships;
  • BDC Capital provides venture capital investment to entrepreneurs and nascent Canadian technology and innovative businesses to help them build into commercial, globally-focused, growth-oriented companies as well as mezzanine financing and equity; and
  • BDC Advisory offers entrepreneurs quality consulting, advisory, educational and connection services to support their growth and competitiveness.

The Chairperson leads a Board of Directors comprised of up to 12 members from the private sector plus BDC'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 BDC's management to lead the organization effectively, to act in an advisory capacity to the President and CEO, and to serve as the key link between the BDC and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism.

The Board plays a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of BDC, overseeing major and emerging risks 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 BDC'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.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 30, 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: $410 - $485

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the economic empowerment of under-represented groups such as women, new Canadians and Indigenous peoples would be considered an asset;
  • Experience dealing with public policy issues in a business context would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in at least one of the following:
    • Experience dealing with entrepreneurs in a variety of industries and sectors across Canada, senior government officials and corporate stakeholders;
    • Experience as a small business owner or serial entrepreneur including scaling a firm, acquisitions, or international expansion, in sectors such as Information, Communications and Technology; Life Sciences and/or Energy/Cleantech;
    • Significant financial, investment and business experience with a proven track record as a Chief Executive Officer or senior executive of a major national or international enterprise, preferably from the financial services sector.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of BDC as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management, strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the President and corporate governance principles and best practices including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as Shareholder;
  • Sound knowledge of the Canadian business sector – the key leaders, emerging trends and competitive forces, and the challenges and opportunities faced by small and medium enterprises;
  • Financial expertise;
  • Ability to promote the organization’s mandate and values;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems, particularly as they relate to complex financial transactions and corporate social responsibility;
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with other Board members, the BDC's management, the Ministers, the Ministers' Offices, the Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and key stakeholders;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion amongst Board Members in an open and trusting environment to facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent decision-making skills in analyzing and resolving complex contractual and business matters; 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:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards, integrity and accountability
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Dynamic and energetic
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Trust and Commitment

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No individual is eligible to be appointed or to continue as President, Chairperson or a director if the individual is (a) neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; (b) a Canadian citizen who is not ordinarily resident in Canada; (c) a permanent resident, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, who has been ordinarily resident in Canada for more than one year after first becoming eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship; (d) a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province; or (e) employed in the public service of a province (statutory).
  • You must be willing to commit up to 32 days per year for Board meetings, including preparation and travel; and you are willing to travel across Canada, 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

Directors, Sustainable Development Technology Canada,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is a not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies that provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and that deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians. Sustainable Development Technology Canada operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The SD Tech FundTM supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil. The NextGen Biofuels FundTM supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. Seven of these members are appointed by the Government of Canada and the remaining eight by the Members of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. The Board has overall responsibility for strategic direction, oversight of fund management and financial accountability of the Foundation. Key areas, such as strategic planning, applicant funding decisions, risk control strategies, budget approval, integrity of the organization's internal control and management information systems, defining key performance indicators, CEO’s primary objective performance and approval of Officer appointments, are directed by the Board. All Directors must sit on at least one of the four Board committees (Audit and Grant Investment, Corporate Governance, Human Resources, or Project Review). However, almost half of the Directors sit on two committees.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 6, 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: $550

Annual stipend: $5,000

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for one 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, private or not-for-profit sector organization or experience as an executive;
  • 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 one or more aspects of the commercialization of new technology (development and demonstration, intellectual property management, business founder, venture capital, marketing and sales);
  • Experience in risk management would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience with formulating and implementing public policy, especially building collaboration among institutions and programs from different levels of government would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of science and technologies relevant to climate change or the quality of air, water and soil;
  • Knowledge of legal, regulatory and financial aspects of establishing new businesses in Canada;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s priorities related to innovation and climate change;
  • Ability to contribute effectively to strategic and corporate planning;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members and stakeholders;
  • Ability to read and understand a set of financial statements that present a breadth and level of complexity of accounting issues; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment
  • 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:
  • The Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act stipulates that a person is not eligible to be appointed as a director if the person:
    1. is a member of the Senate, the House of Commons or the legislature of a province;
    2. is an employee or agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada or in right of a province;
    3. does not ordinarily reside in Canada; or
    4. is disqualified under subsection 105(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act. That is:
      • You must be a resident of Canada;
      • You must be at least 18 years of age;
      • You must not be an individual who is of unsound mind and has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere;
      • You must be an individual (i.e. a corporation cannot be a director); or
      • You must not be in bankrupt status.
Other:
  • You must be available for approximately 12 days per year for Board and related activities and travel;
  • You are willing to travel across Canada, as required; and
  • Expenses such as airfare, hotel accommodations, and meals incurred due to Sustainable Development Technology Canada business will be reimbursed as per the Sustainable Development Technology Canada Travel Directive.

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

Commissioner of Official Languages, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. The Government of Canada uses 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 Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada (full-time position)

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada was created in 1970 under the Official Languages Act. Its role is to ensure full recognition and widespread use of English and French within Canadian society and federal institutions and other organizations subject to the Official Languages Act. The Commissioner reports directly to Parliament and is supported by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. The Office’s staff are based in the National Capital Region and in regional offices across Canada.

The Commissioner of Official Languages, who is appointed for a seven-year term, is responsible for promoting the objectives of the Official Languages Act and overseeing full implementation, protecting the rights of all Canadians and promoting the equality of status and use of English and French in Canadian society. The Commissioner conducts investigations on complaints he or she receives. When necessary, the Commissioner recommends corrective measures or changes.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages website.

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary: $314, 100

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. The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Commissioner must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.

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 such as law or public administration, 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 human and financial resources
  • Senior level decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and directives, and policies and
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and managing successful stakeholder relationships and complex partnerships.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Official Languages Act
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Parliamentary system
  • Knowledge of the legislative and policy context and frameworks governing financial, human resources and program management in the federal public sector
  • Understanding of the mandate, roles and responsibilities of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
  • Understanding of the role of an Agent of Parliament and its relationship with Parliament and the Government
  • Understanding the reality of official language minority communities
  • Understanding of practices and principles underlying conciliation, mediation, and the application of alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Ability to lead and manage a public sector organization
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other enabling frameworks
  • Ability to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Language Requirements

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

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

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Language Skills Act requires that at the time of your appointment, you must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President and Chief Executive Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Natural Resources is to ensure that our resource sector remains a source of jobs, prosperity, and opportunity within the context of a world that increasingly values sustainable practices and low carbon processes.

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)

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and is accountable to a Board of Directors for the administration of a unique multi-year Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GoCo) contractual arrangement, for complex, heavily regulated nuclear sites (multiple locations), including Canada’s largest research and development complex with multiple highly-specialized and unique laboratory facilities, testing equipment and a large nuclear research reactor. The President and Chief Executive Officer will use the highly-incentivized Government-owned, Contractor-operated contract to achieve the Government objectives of containing and reducing costs and risks for Canadian taxpayers, while leveraging the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ capabilities and resources to successfully deliver a federal nuclear science and technology program, commercial services, and a decommissioning and waste management program.

The President and CEO will be responsible for implementing AECL’s mandate to enable nuclear science and technology and fulfil Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities. This work is undertaken at eight main sites across Canada, with headquarters in Chalk River, Ontario. The Chalk River site is AECL’s main laboratory campus and Canada’s largest research and development complex. These responsibilities stem from decades of nuclear research and development activities at the Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba, as well as other sites in Ontario and Quebec. AECL is responsible for the proper and safe clean-up, remediation and long-term management of the radioactive waste at its sites. Finally, AECL remains responsible for addressing and resolving retained assets and liabilities related to its former CANDU Reactor Division.

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

Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: Under Review

Position Location: Chalk River, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in business/commerce, economics, engineering, finance, public administration or law would be considered an asset;
  • Significant management experience at the senior executive-level in a private or public sector organization, including managing senior-level subject matter experts;
  • Experience developing, managing, or implementing highly incentivized, large, complex, multi-year, high-value contracts ($100 million or more per year), requiring the use of significant commercial/business judgment and negotiation skills to, among other things, secure value for money;
  • Experience in a highly regulated or high-hazard industry with a broad and complex set of stakeholders, including in particular, the Canadian or international nuclear sector;
  • Experience managing large / significant liabilities and executing on plans to reduce these liabilities (i.e., related to decommissioning);
  • Experience building relationships, promoting partnerships and working with Indigenous groups and communities, or other stakeholder groups in Canada;
  • Experience, at the executive-level, at an enterprise focused on science, technology or complex infrastructure; and
  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:
    1. Experience in the development, oversight, or implementation of Government-owned, Contractor-operated type arrangements; or
    2. Experience working with or in government, Crown corporations and/or regulatory agencies.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and the legislative framework within which it operates, along with the regulatory and business environments within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operation of the Canadian nuclear industry;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of sound governance and business practices, including human resources and financial management;
  • Ability to manage a public institution with diverse responsibilities, and provide the intellectual leadership, vision, and strategic direction needed for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and other relevant law;
  • Ability to lead a highly specialized senior management team in making recommendations to a board of directors, to seek the input of members, draw lines of consensus where appropriate, identify risks and resolve points of debate, and ensure buy-in for final decisions;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and to work effectively with senior industry counterparts, different levels of government, as well as non-government and community officials;
  • Ability to negotiate skilfully and reach positive outcomes on complex financial matters, as well as highly technical issues; and
  • Ability to advance comprehensive and proactive communications strategies, including public outreach, media and networking activities.

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner,

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

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner (full-time position)

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Salary Range: under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The Government has committed to setting a higher bar for openness and transparency and rebuilding trust in public institutions. Do you have the vision and motivation to guide our senior decision-makers in upholding the conflict of interest aspects of this important commitment? If so, this could be your next challenge.

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

As the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, you will promote and safeguard a critical part of the public sector’s core values and ethics. The Commissioner is an independent Officer of Parliament who, through the Conflict of Interest Act and the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons:

  • Determines the measures necessary to avoid conflicts of interest between the public duties and private interests of elected and appointed officials
  • Provides confidential policy advice and support to public office holders to comply with conflict of interest requirements, including Members of Parliament and the Prime Minister and
  • Reports to Parliament on performance under the Act and Code.

In your role as Commissioner, you will work in collaboration with other senior public leaders across Canada and around the world, in a professional and non-partisan manner. You will lead a dynamic team of experts to fulfil the important responsibilities of this pillar of the Government’s ethical regime.

The Commissioner holds office for a seven-year term and is eligible to be reappointed for one or more subsequent terms.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider diversity in assessing candidates for this position. 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 such as law, ethics or public administration, or a combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience
  • Significant management experience, at the senior executive level, in a private or public sector organization
  • Significant experience in an oversight function with decision-making authority having an impact or influence over other organizations
  • Comprehensive experience in managing investigation activities
  • Experience in representing an organization, communicating and consulting at a senior level with a broad range of private sector and public sector stakeholders, policy and decision makers, as well as the media and
  • Experience in providing confidential advice to individual public office holders, with respect to the application of conflict of interest legislation to individuals and to their legislative obligations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview and further assessment, the following criteria will be evaluated:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy frameworks:
    • federal Conflict of Interest Act and provincial conflict of interest legislation
    • policy frameworks governing ethics and transparency in government, including the federal Lobbying Act, the Privacy Act, the Access to Information Act, the various values and ethics codes for federal public office holders
    • the mandate, role and responsibilities of organizations responsible for administering legislative frameworks that prevent conflicts between the public duties and private interests of elected and appointed officials and
    • legal principles, procedures and practices involved in the conduct of investigations particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice.
  • Understanding of the context in which the Commissioner works:
    • the Westminster system of parliamentary government, including the work of parliamentary committees
    • the role of an agent of Parliament and its relationship with Parliament and the Government and
    • practices, principles and policies underlying interactions between federal government institutions and the private sector, including government consultation methods, government contracting rules and private sector lobbying techniques.
  • Leadership acumen:
    • ability to lead and manage a public sector organization and to define its strategies and objectives and
    • ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations with a view to taking sound decisions that are reasonable and fair.
  • Strong communicator:
    • effective communication, orally and in writing and
    • proficiency in both official languages (as set out in the Language Skills Act).

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Language Skills Act requires that at the time of your appointment, you must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages
  • The Parliament of Canada Act requires that the Commissioner:
    • must be:
      • a former judge of a superior court in Canada or of any other court whose members are appointed under an Act of the legislature of a province or
      • a former member of a federal or provincial board, commission or tribunal who, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, has demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:
        • conflicts of interest, or
        • financial arrangements, or
        • professional regulation and discipline, or
        • ethics, or
      • a former Senate Ethics Officer or former Ethics Commissioner.
    • shall engage exclusively in the duties and functions of the Commissioner and may not hold any office under Her Majesty or engage in any other employment for reward.
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

Personal Attributes

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references and conduct other assessments as required to verify how you have demonstrated the experience and eligibility requirements, as well as the following attributes, in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Good interpersonal skills

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

Senate Ethics Officer, Office of the Senate Ethics Officer,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada uses 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 Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Senate Ethics Officer (part-time position)

Office of the Senate Ethics Officer

Salary Range: under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The Senate of Canada is the Upper House of Parliament, and is composed of 105 members. The Office of the Senate Ethics Officer was established in 2005 under the Parliament of Canada Act. The Senate Ethics Officer is an independent Officer of the Senate and is mandated to administer, interpret and apply the Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, adopted by the Senate in May 2005.

A major responsibility of the Office is to advise Senators on how to meet their obligations under the Code.

The duties and functions of the Senate Ethics Officer are set out under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, which was adopted for three purposes:

(i) to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of Senators and the Senate

(ii) to provide for greater certainty and guidance for Senators when dealing with issues that may present foreseeable real or apparent conflicts of interest and

(iii) to establish clear standards and a transparent system by which questions relating to proper conduct may be addressed by an independent, non-partisan adviser.

Pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, the Senate Ethics Officer carries out his/her duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Standing Committee on Conflict of Interest for Senators. The Parliament of Canada Act also requires that the Senate Ethics Officer submit an annual report of his/her activities to the Speaker of the Senate, who must table the report in the Senate.

The Senate Ethics Officer holds office for a term of seven years and may be reappointed for one or more terms of up to seven years each.

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

Review of applications will begin on August 25, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

For applications that are submitted after the deadline, a roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

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 a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience
  • Significant management experience at a senior level, including managing human and financial resources
  • Demonstrated decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues and
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation and rules.

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 Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, of the Parliament of Canada Act, and the Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Senate Ethics Officer, and his/her relationship to Senators
  • Knowledge of current issues in the area of ethics and how these issues could impact the administration of the Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
  • Knowledge of the federal government and parliamentary priorities and how they relate to the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer
  • Ability to develop and provide advice and guidance on complex and often contentious issues
  • Ability to independently and fairly examine and analyze situations, reach decisions and make recommendations while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences
  • Ability to ensure advice, decisions and recommendations to safeguard and promote the highest ethical principles and behaviours
  • Ability to develop and maintain efficient working relationships with Senators, provincial and territorial Ethics Offices across the country, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and the ethics and conflict of interest community and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

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

Personal Suitability

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:

  • Discretion and high ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Objectivity, impartiality and fairness
  • Integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Senate Ethics Officer must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Electoral Officer, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chief Electoral Officer (full-time position)

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

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

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

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

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

The agency’s duties include:

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

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

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

Salary: $315,300 (statutory)

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Commissioner (full-time position)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The mandate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police includes preventing and investigating crime; maintaining peace and order; enforcing laws; contributing to national security; ensuring the safety of state officials, visiting dignitaries and foreign missions; and providing vital operational support services to other police and law enforcement agencies within Canada and abroad. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of Public Safety Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is organized under the authority of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act. In accordance with the Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is headed by the Commissioner, who, under the direction of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has the control and management of the Force and all matters connected therewith.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police enforces throughout Canada laws made by, or under, the authority of the Canadian Parliament. Administration of justice within the provinces and territories, including enforcement of the Criminal Code, is part of the power and duty delegated to the provincial governments. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provides police services under the terms of policing agreements to all provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, and under separate municipal policing agreements to 180 municipalities.

The Commissioner, under the direction of the Minister, maintains responsibility for the control and management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is the responsibility of the Commissioner to ensure that Royal Canadian Mounted Police policies and procedures conform to ministerial directions.

The Commissioner will need to advance the Government’s critical priority of a nation-to-nation reconciliation process with Indigenous Canadians, and its commitment to gender equity, supporting Members suffering from mental health-related illness, addressing harassment in the workplace, and protecting Canadians’ civil liberties.

The importance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in our communities cannot be overstated. It is a vital component of both our public safety and our national security. Moreover, it is an institution that embodies the best of what Canada and Canadians aspire to be – upstanding, loyal, and committed to the pursuit of justice.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's website.

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: Fixed by the Governor in Council

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario (statutory)

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in change management, managing risk and promoting cultural change in order to support good governance and organizational wellness;
  • Demonstrated management experience at the senior executive level in a public or private sector organization, including managing financial and human resources in circumstances where constraints in these areas are important factors;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of policy or performance standards and operational procedures;
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience working with and engaging diverse communities in a way that respects human rights while preventing crime, ensuring public safety, and/or building public trust;
  • Experience in promoting the importance of a healthy workplace, free from harassment and sexual violence and in implementing mental health programs to support employees;
  • Experience developing and implementing a framework for talent management that focuses on leadership, recruitment, succession planning and knowledge transfer;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with partner organizations and diverse stakeholders, including Indigenous communities;
  • Experience as a leader in a complex, decentralized organization would be considered an asset; and
  • Recent and significant experience in law enforcement 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 Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s mandate, challenges, accountabilities and operating context;
  • Knowledge of best practices to foster a leadership culture that promotes management skills and leadership development programs;
  • Understanding of Canada’s social fabric, Indigenous culture and a sensitivity to the issues relevant to the diversity of the Canadian population;
  • Understanding of criminal law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the legal and institutional context of police work would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to develop and implement a corporate vision, and to provide the leadership and strategic direction required for the organization to fulfill its mandate, while respecting the heritage and tradition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
  • Ability to focus the energies and talents of employees and motivate them to achieve corporate objectives while upholding the values and the Code of Conduct of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to represent the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with members, the public, governments, and other organizations, including law enforcement bodies in Canada and internationally; and
  • Ability to lead change in a complex accountability environment.

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 and impartiality
  • Strategic and innovative leader and team builder
  • High ethical standards, resilience and integrity
  • Superior tact and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motivated by challenge and change

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • Must be a Canadian citizen.
  • Must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. 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 of the Board of Directors, Canada Post Corporation,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Members of the Board of Directors (part-time positions)

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post is a federal Crown corporation that is mandated to provide quality postal services that meet the needs of all Canadians including individuals and businesses, in a secure and financially self-sustaining manner. The Canada Post Corporation has three subsidiaries: Purolator Holdings Ltd.; SCI Group Inc. and Innovapost Inc.

Board members are responsible for: establishing the corporation's strategic direction; evaluating its performance; safeguarding the corporation’s assets; and reporting to the Crown on the corporation’s activities and performance. Specific roles and responsibilities of the corporation’s board members are:

  • Promote a culture of integrity and of ethical business conduct throughout the corporation;
  • Facilitate the achievement of long-term goals by overseeing the corporation’s strategic planning processes;
  • Identify emerging issues that may affect the corporation;
  • Ensure adequate systems are in place to evaluate, monitor, and manage the principal risks facing the corporation;
  • Oversee the appointment and discharge of all executive officers, regularly review the management succession plan, and promote programs to develop leadership throughout the corporation;
  • Ensure the integrity of the corporation’s information systems and management practices; and
  • Ensure that timely information is provided to the Government of Canada, through the Minister, accurately reflecting the corporations’ state of operations and plans for the future.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 17, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for one 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 large complex government organization, non-profit organization, and/or a private sector organization. Experience and/or leadership in a unionized environment would be an asset;
  • Experience in the public and/or private sectors in: managing human and financial resources; performance management; risk-analysis; and establishing strategic vision; and
  • Extensive experience at the senior or Board level in a large corporation in one or more of the following areas:
    • Being responsible for the management or Board oversight of a large, sophisticated, and commercial corporation whether public or privately held;
    • Auditing large, complex organizations, with a Chartered Accountant or Chartered General Accountant designation;
    • Managing the human resources function of a large corporation, including: determining human resources strategies to reach corporate objectives; hiring, training, and retaining appropriate resources; and setting principles and policies for compensation;
    • Managing labour relations in a large complex corporation, including understanding collective agreements, stakeholder engagement, negotiations and arbitration and union structures;
    • Managing the information technology function of a large complex corporation, including determining information technology strategies to reach corporate objectives and application and software development and management;
    • Being responsible for the management of the digital function of a large complex corporation; extensive understanding of eCommerce; data assets; and/or new digital industry business models and emerging trends;
    • Experience in dealing with federal or provincial governments, stakeholders or agencies;
    • Formulating and implementing public and social policy objectives;
    • Management, oversight or administration of large scale pension plan(s); management of funds holding assets over a longer term; balancing assets and liabilities; and understanding a variety of financial products;
    • Managing communications/marketing for a large, sophisticated, public and commercial corporation; understanding public relations; brand management; and reputational risks;
    • Managing a national retail or network-based organization; understanding of transportation, logistics or related industries;
    • Monitoring corporate performance against the strategic and business plans, including assessing operating results to evaluate whether the business is being properly managed and providing forward-looking suggestions for its continuing sustainability; and
    • Managing financial risks; monitoring cash flow; analyzing the financial strengths and weaknesses of a corporation; creating a financial improvement plan; supervising a finance unit; and reporting the financial status to higher authority.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of Canada Post, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Canada Post Corporation Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities and how they relate to Canada Post;
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices in: corporate governance; public policy development; financial and risk management; human resources; corporate planning and reporting; and performance management;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the board of directors, and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including the corporation’s fundamental accountabilities to the shareholder and taxpayers, would also be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the trends and practices affecting Canada Post, including digital services, information technology, pension management, labour relations, operational management, and logistics;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Canada Post to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer, board of directors, labour unions, federal, provincial, and municipal governments, employees and Canada Post’s partners;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas;
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, think strategically, and balance the business needs of the organization with the public interest; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are willing to travel across Canada for Board meetings.
  • The time commitment required of a Board member is approximately 20 days per year. This includes travel time, review and preparation time, and meeting attendance.
  • You may be required to attend additional meetings and events, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

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, Federal Bridge Corporation Limited,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal 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)

Federal Bridge Corporation

The Federal Bridge Corporation (Federal Bridge Corporation Limited) is a parent Crown corporation and agent of the Crown headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It is incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and is subject to the Financial Administration Act (FAA). It has a mandate to engage in a range of activities to ensure that the international bridges and related infrastructure in its portfolio are safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sound and well-maintained, in accordance with the International Bridges and Tunnels Act.

The Federal Bridge Corporation’s portfolio currently includes Canadian interests in:

  • The Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario;
  • The Seaway International Bridge (SIB) in Cornwall, Ontario;
  • The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and;
  • The Thousand Islands Bridge at Lansdowne, Ontario.

In support of these operations, the Federal Bridge Corporation’s activities include the design, construction, financing maintenance, operation, management or development of international bridges or other affiliated structures or facilities as well as maintaining a good working relationship with owners of the United States interests in these bridges.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the Federal Bridge Corporation’s business activities and other affairs. It discharges its responsibility by way of oversight of the Federal Bridge Corporation in a manner that is fully consistent with its fiduciary duty and duty of care.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 20, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $200 - $300

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

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, 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 financial designation in accounting or a related field 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; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: transportation industry; enhancing customer experience; community engagement; public policy; trade; logistics; and infrastructure revitalization.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of FBCL’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as a 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 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; client services or marketing; and community engagement, including indigenous leadership and local or regional government;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues; and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Board of Directors holds six regular meetings and each one of its two committees, the Finance and Audit Committee and the Governance, Policy and Human Resources Committee, hold five regular meetings every year. In addition, special meetings may be called on an as-needed basis. You must be willing to participate in these meetings.
  • Directors are also expected to participate in a day-long annual Board Strategic Session as well as in the Annual Public Meeting.

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

Director (Federal Representative), Prince Rupert Port Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Director (Federal Representative – Part-time)

Prince Rupert Port Authority

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is a local port authority constituted under the Canada Marine Act, and Letters Patent issued under the Act, to operate the Port in the Prince Rupert Harbour. The Port Authority is an autonomous and commercially viable entity, governed by an independent Board of Directors with full control over all Port decisions, with a mandate to facilitate and expand the movement of cargo and passengers through the Port of Prince Rupert.

The Port Authority is responsible for the overall planning, development, marketing and management of the commercial port facilities within Prince Rupert Harbour. This includes ensuring competitive, efficient and timely responses to customer needs and business opportunities.

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 30, 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. If you applied between June 15 and November 29, 2016, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

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 concrete examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

Commissioner of Lobbying (full-time position)

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada

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

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The Government has committed to setting a higher bar for openness and transparency and rebuilding trust in public institutions. Do you have the vision and motivation to guide government relations professionals and our senior decision-makers in upholding the lobbying aspects of this important commitment? This could be your next challenge.

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

As the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada, you will promote and safeguard a critical part of the public sector’s core values and ethics. The Commissioner is an independent Agent of Parliament who, through the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct:

  • Develops and implements educational programs to foster public awareness
  • Conducts reviews and investigations to ensure compliance with the Act and the Code
  • Maintains and makes publicly available the Registry of Lobbyists, which includes information disclosed by lobbyists and
  • Reports to both houses of Parliament on investigations.

In your role as Commissioner, you will work in collaboration with other senior public leaders and government relations professionals across Canada and around the world, in a professional and non-partisan manner. You will lead a dynamic team of experts to ensure transparency and accountability in the lobbying of public office holders.

The Commissioner holds office for a seven-year term and may be reappointed for a subsequent term.

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

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider diversity in assessing candidates for this position. 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 such as law, ethics or public administration, or a combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience
  • Significant management experience, at the senior executive level, in a private or public sector organization
  • Significant experience in an oversight function with decision-making authority having an impact or influence over other organizations
  • Comprehensive experience in managing investigation activities and
  • Experience in representing an organization, communicating and consulting at a senior level with a broad range of private sector and public sector stakeholders, policy and decision makers, as well as the media.

If you are selected for an interview and further assessment, the following criteria will be evaluated:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy frameworks:
    • federal Lobbying Act and Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct and provincial lobbying legislation, in particular the mandate, role and responsibilities of organizations, responsible for administering and interpreting legislative and policy frameworks that support transparent and accountable government
    • legislative and policy frameworks governing ethics and transparency in government, including the Conflict of Interest Act, the Privacy Act, the Access to Information Act, and the various values and ethics codes for federal public office holders and
    • legal principles, procedures and practices involved in conducting an investigation, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice.
  • Understanding of the context in which the Commissioner works:
    • the Westminster system of parliamentary government and the work of parliamentary committees
    • the role of an agent of Parliament and the relationship with Parliament and the Government and
    • the practices, principles and policies underlying interactions between federal government institutions and the private sector, including government consultation methods, government contracting rules and private sector lobbying techniques.
  • Leadership acumen:
    • ability to lead and manage a public sector organization and to define its strategies and objectives
    • ability to guide the interpretation of provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other enabling frameworks and
    • ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations with a view to taking sound decisions that are reasonable and fair.
  • Strong communicator:
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and
    • Proficiency in both official languages (as set out in the Language Skills Act).

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Commissioner must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • The Lobbying Act requires that the Commissioner shall engage exclusively in the duties of the office of Commissioner under the Act or any other Act of Parliament and shall not hold any other office or employment for reward.
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

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.

Personal Attributes

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references and conduct other assessments as required to verify how you have demonstrated the experience and eligibility requirements, as well as the following attributes, in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Good interpersonal skills

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

Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner,

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

Information Commissioner (full-time position)

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Salary Range: $315,300

Position Location: National Capital Region

The Government has committed to setting a higher bar for openness and transparency and rebuilding trust in public institutions.

Meeting the expectations of Canadians in the 21st century requires more than “business as usual”. The Government will deliver results and real change, while maintaining and enhancing Canadians' confidence and trust in the integrity of the Government's decision-making.

As the Information Commissioner, you will promote and safeguard a critical part of the public sector's core values and ethics. The Commissioner is an independent Agent of Parliament who, through the Access to Information Act:

  • Conducts efficient, fair and confidential investigations into complaints about federal institutions’ handling of access to information requests
  • Provides arms-length oversight of the federal government’s access to information practices
  • Encourages and assists federal institutions to adopt approaches to information-sharing that meet the objectives of the Act, and advocates for greater access to information in Canada and
  • Reports to Parliament on the activities of the office.

In your role as Commissioner, you will work in collaboration with other senior public leaders and around the world, in a professional and non-partisan manner. You will lead a dynamic team of experts to fulfill the important responsibilities of this pillar of the Government’s ethical regime.

The Commissioner holds office for a seven-year term and is eligible to be re-appointed for a further term not exceeding seven years.

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

Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider diversity in assessing candidates for this position. 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 such as law, ethics or public administration, or a combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience
  • Significant management experience, at the senior executive level, in a private or public sector organization
  • Significant experience in an oversight function with decision-making authority having an impact or influence over other organizations
  • Comprehensive experience in managing investigation activities
  • Experience in representing an organization, communicating and consulting at a senior level with a broad range of stakeholders, policy and decision makers, as well as the media and
  • Familiarity with federal or provincial Access to Information legislation and application would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy frameworks:
    • federal Access to Information Act and provincial access to information legislation, in particular the mandate, role and responsibilities of organizations, responsible for administering and interpreting legislative and policy frameworks that support transparent and accountable government
    • legislative and policy frameworks governing openness and transparency in government, including the Conflict of Interest Act, the Privacy Act, and the various values and ethics codes for federal public office holders and
    • legal principles, procedures and practices involved in conducting an investigation, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice.
  • Understanding of the context in which the Commissioner works:
    • the Westminster system of parliamentary government and the work of parliamentary committees and
    • the role of an agent of Parliament and the relationship with Parliament and the Government.
  • Leadership acumen:
    • ability to lead and manage a public sector organization and to define its strategies and objectives
    • ability to guide the interpretation of provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other enabling frameworks and
    • ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations with a view to taking sound decisions that are reasonable and fair.
  • Strong communicator:
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Language Requirements

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Commissioner must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • The Access to Information Act requires that the Commissioner shall engage exclusively in the duties of the office of Information Commissioner under this or any other Act of Parliament and shall not hold any other office under Her Majesty for reward or engage in any other employment for reward.
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

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.

Personal Attributes

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references and conduct other assessments as required to verify how you have demonstrated the experience and eligibility requirements, as well as the following attributes, in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Good interpersonal skills

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 and Deputy Chairperson, Veterans Review and Appeal Board,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence is to ensure that the government lives up to its 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:

Chairperson (full-time position)

Deputy Chairperson (full-time position)

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

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 Board is to provide timely, respectful hearings and fair, plain-language decisions to Veterans, and members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families.

The Chairperson is the chief executive officer of the Board and accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. The Chairperson is responsible for the supervision and direction of the work and personnel of the Board comprising some 80 staff and 25 full-time members dealing with more than 3,000 cases annually. The Chairperson provides leadership and guidance on the organization and conduct of fair, non-adversarial and expeditious hearings in accordance with legislation, jurisprudence and legal principles, including natural justice.

The Deputy Chairperson supports the Chairperson in carrying out the Board’s mandate by providing leadership in workload management, performance management and professional development for the Board’s membership. If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act, or the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Deputy Chairperson shall act as Chairperson.

As permanent members of the Board, the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board also 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 Veterans Affairs Canada. They conduct hearings in 23 locations across Canada, and make decisions for War Veterans Allowance appeals and applications for Compassionate Awards.

The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson 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.

Review of applications will begin on 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 14, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. Please ensure you indicate in your cover letter the position(s) for which you are applying.

Position Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (statutory)

Salary range (Chairperson): $174,700 to $205,500 (GCQ-6 )

Salary range (Deputy Chairperson): $124,000 to $146,200 (GCQ-4)

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • Candidates interested in being considered for the Chairperson and/or Deputy Chairperson position must have:
    • 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 in the interpretation and application of legislation within the context of an administrative proceeding;
    • Experience in rendering decisions or in presenting cases before an administrative tribunal; and
    • Significant management experience in a private or public sector organization, including the management of financial and human resources.
  • The following would be considered an asset for candidates interested in being considered for the Deputy Chairperson position:
    • Experience working in a complex organization or in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, agency or equivalent.
  • The following would be considered an asset for candidates interested in being considered for the Chairperson position:
    • Experience in the management of a complex organization, or in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, agency or equivalent.
  • The following would be considered assets for candidates interested in being considered for either or both positions:
    • Experience working as part of the Canadian Armed Forces;
    • Experience in matters related to Veterans; and
    • Experience working in a medical, policing or legal field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Candidates interested in being considered for the Chairperson and/or Deputy Chairperson position must have:
    • Knowledge of the operations of government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency;
    • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, including the legislative framework within which it operates;
    • Knowledge of the issues and priorities of Veterans, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and their families, particularly as they relate to disability compensation;
    • Knowledge of sound governance principles, including assigning work, monitoring and evaluating performance, approving travel, and recommending leave;
    • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations in order to make equitable decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences;
    • Ability to work collaboratively, to function effectively under pressure, and to foster a collegial and non-adversarial setting;
    • Excellent leadership and managerial skills, including the ability to manage significant change and conflicting priorities;
    • Ability to motivate members and staff, and to ensure that the Veterans Review and Appeal Board adheres to the highest standards of accountability; and
    • Superior 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
  • Tact and discretion
  • High ethical standards
  • 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:

  • In fulfilling either role, you must perform your duties as prescribed by the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act on a full-time basis, and may not hold any office or engage in any occupation inconsistent with those duties (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • You must be willing to travel frequently across Canada at least three of four weeks per month.

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

Ongoing Opportunities

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

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Member (full- and part-time positions)

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 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 Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. Incomplete applications (that is, applications received without both a curriculum vitae and a completed application form) will not be considered.

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

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • If you are appointed as a full- or part-time member, you may not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with your duties and functions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a full-time member, you must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada.

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.

Full-time Public Office holders – 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.

Part-time Public Office holders – 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. Qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment for a period of two years from the date they are notified in writing.

Apply Online

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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 December 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 Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. Incomplete applications (that is, applications received without both a curriculum vitae and a completed application form) will not be considered.

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 peoples, 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