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Current Opportunities

Chairperson, National Farm Products Council,

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

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

Chairperson (full-time position)

National Farm Products Council

The National Farm Products Council works on behalf of the Government of Canada to provide oversight of the national supply management agencies for poultry and eggs, as well as to supervise national promotion and research agencies for farm products. The National Farm Products Council is responsible for administering two federal laws: the Farm Products Agencies Act and the Agricultural Products Marketing Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the National Farm Products Council's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 31, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between May 31 and July 6, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

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

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 economics, business or public administration, agriculture, or a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job related training and/or experience;
  • Significant management experience at a senior executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with, and balancing the interest of multiple stakeholders with divergent views;
  • Experience in decision-making with respect to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials; and
  • Experience as a primary producer, in agribusiness, the agri-food industry, or in food distribution or retail would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian supply management system for poultry and eggs;
  • Knowledge of the Council’s mandate, legislative framework and activities;
  • In-depth knowledge of the business, political, economic and operational challenges and opportunities facing the Canadian agriculture sector;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance;
  • Excellent leadership and management skills to provide the vision and strategic direction needed to attain the Council’s Mandate;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with federal and provincial governments and industry partners;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Financial literacy would be considered an asset; and
  • An understanding of the machinery of government would be considered an asset.

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, as well as the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strategic and innovative leader
  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • 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 who has reached the age of seventy years is not eligible to be appointed a member of the Council, and a member thereof ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years (statutory).
  • 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 have the ability and willingness to travel to regular meetings, complaint examinations and public hearings.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member, National Farm Products Council,

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 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 positions:

Member (part-time positions)

National Farm Products Council

The National Farm Products Council works on behalf of the Government of Canada to provide oversight of the national supply management agencies for poultry and eggs, as well as to supervise national promotion and research agencies for farm products. The National Farm Products Council is responsible for administering two federal laws: the Farm Products Agencies Act and the Agricultural Products Marketing Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the National Farm Products Council's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 31, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between May 31 and July 20, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for one of these positions.

Per diem: $350 - $400

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 as a primary producer, in agribusiness, the agri-food industry, or in food distribution or retail;
  • Experience in decision-making with respect to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with, and balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders with divergent views;
  • Experience as a member of an association, board or cooperative would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in conflict resolution or mediation would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in research in a field related to agriculture would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience as a member of a regulatory organization, either at the federal or provincial level would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • An understanding of the Canadian supply management system for poultry and eggs;
  • A good understanding of the business, political, economic and operational challenges and opportunities facing the Canadian agricultural industry;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and performance measurement;
  • Analytical skills and the ability to understand and interpret quantitative and qualitative information;
  • Ability to establish, sustain and foster relationships;
  • Ability to reconcile varying interest and values;
  • Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate financial statements and budgets; and
  • Superior communication skills.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Leadership
  • Sound judgment
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person who has reached the age of seventy years is not eligible to be appointed a member of the Council, and a member thereof ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years (statutory).
  • The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel to attend regular meetings, complaint examinations and public hearings. The time commitment required of a member is approximately 25 to 40 days per year. This includes travel time and meeting attendance.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The mandate of CBC/Radio-Canada is to inform, enlighten and entertain; to contribute to the development of a shared national consciousness and identity; to reflect the regional and cultural diversity of Canada; to offer local, national and international information and analysis from a Canadian point of view; and to contribute to the development of Canadian talent and culture. To achieve its mandate, the CBC/Radio-Canada produces, procures, and distributes Canadian programming in English, French and eight Indigenous languages and broadcasts a selection of programs around the world.

CBC/Radio-Canada is transforming the way it engages with Canadians in a rapidly changing environment by making the public broadcaster more local, more digital, and more ambitious in its Canadian programming. CBC/Radio-Canada will double its digital reach by 2020 so that 18 million Canadians, one out of two, will be using its digital services each month. This goal will be achieved, in part, through a digital-first approach to the delivery of local news and information.

The Board of Directors of the Corporation consists of twelve directors, including the Chairperson and the President. The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, and holds management accountable for its performance.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the CBC/Radio-Canada's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $565 - $665

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving on a board of Directors/Trustees of a major public and/or private corporation, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector (preferably in a large organization) or dealing with senior-level subject-matter experts;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in the cultural sector, or the field of broadcasting, journalism, media, or production, information technology or multimedia; or experience in the fields of:
    • Communications or marketing;
    • government affairs or public affairs;
    • accounting or financial management;
    • real estate or project management; or
    • law; and
  • Experience in dealing with the Federal Government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of CBC/Radio-Canada as well as the legislative framework within which it operates, and a good understanding of the Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous cultures in Canada;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the respective roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of sound corporate governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance;
  • Understanding of international, social and economic trends; the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; technological evolution related to digital; the supporting environment of national creative content; and how all of these relate to and impact the CBC/Radio-Canada and its digital future;
  • Knowledge of the media environment and the emerging trends in broadcasting, as well as the challenges linked to increasing competition and technological changes within the industry;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Board to accomplish its work effectively in carrying out its mandate in accordance with the Broadcasting Act;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members in a respectful meaningful and constructive manner, facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with other Board members, the Corporation's management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Minister's Office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Corporation's key stakeholders and partners.

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:

  • Strategic and innovative leader
  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Director if the person is not a Canadian citizen who is ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person:
    1. is engaged in the operation of a broadcasting undertaking;
    2. has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in a broadcasting undertaking; or
    3. is principally engaged in the production or distribution of program material that is primarily intended for use by a broadcasting undertaking (statutory).
  • The board of directors meets at least six times per year in person and at least twice per year by telephone or videoconference. Meetings are held alternatively in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, and once annually elsewhere in Canada in conjunction with the Annual Public Meeting.
  • Additional meetings by telephone or video conference may also be held during the year.
  • The Chair needs to be available between these meetings to deal with matters brought to the Chair for review or approval by the President and CEO, follow-up on Board items and have to conversations with the Board members, all as described in the Corporation's terms of reference for this position.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The mandate of CBC/Radio Canada is to inform, enlighten and entertain; to contribute to the development of a shared national consciousness and identity; to reflect the regional and cultural diversity of Canada; to offer local, national and international information and analysis from a Canadian point of view; and to contribute to the development of Canadian talent and culture. To achieve its mandate, the CBC/Radio Canada produces, procures, and distributes Canadian programming in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages and broadcasts a selection of programs around the world.

CBC/Radio-Canada is transforming the way it engages with Canadians in a rapidly changing environment by making the public broadcaster more local, more digital, and more ambitious in its Canadian programming. CBC/Radio-Canada will double its digital reach by 2020 so that 18 million Canadians, one out of two, will be using its digital services each month. This goal will be achieved, in part, through a digital-first approach to the delivery of local news and information.

The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of Canadians and of the Corporation, and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible for evaluating the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on CBC/Radio-Canada’s website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 and/or experience;
  • A degree in finance, accounting, law or public administration would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving on, or working with, a Board of Directors of a public and/or private corporation;
  • Experience at the executive or senior management level within the private or public sector (preferably in a large organization) or in dealing with senior-level subject-matter experts would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience as an exceptional communicator, capable of inspiring staff or stakeholders;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, corporate plans, and best business practices; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • the cultural sector, the field of broadcasting, journalism, media or production, information technology or multimedia, including digital innovation;
    • communications or marketing;
    • government affairs or public affairs;
    • human resources or labour relations;
    • accounting, financial management or financial risk; or
    • real estate and project management or in legal practice.

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 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board and the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of sound corporate governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance;
  • Understanding of trends in digital technology and the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; the public policy environment and objectives for public media organizations internationally; and how these relate to and impact the CBC/Radio-Canada;
  • Knowledge of the media environment and the emerging trends in broadcasting, as well as the challenges linked to increasing competition and technological changes within the industry would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to engage in discussions and debate among Board members in a respectful, meaningful and constructive manner;
  • Ability to clearly communicate a forward-looking vision to a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with other Board members and the Corporation’s management;
  • Ability to influence the opinions and ideas of others, build consensus and gain approval for plans, programs and recommended courses of action; and
  • Ability to analyse complex issues, recognize and address emerging trends, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

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 if the person is not a Canadian citizen who is ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person:
    1. is engaged in the operation of a broadcasting undertaking;
    2. has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in a broadcasting undertaking; or
    3. is principally engaged in the production or distribution of program material that is primarily intended for use by a broadcasting undertaking (statutory).
  • The Board of Directors meets at least six times per year in person and at least twice per year by telephone or videoconference. Meetings are held alternatively in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, as well once annually elsewhere in Canada in conjunction with the Annual Public Meeting.
  • Additional meetings by telephone or video conference may also be held during the year.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

Apply Online

President, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

President (full-time position)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The mandate of CBC/Radio-Canada is to inform, enlighten and entertain; to contribute to the development of a shared national consciousness and identity; to reflect the regional and cultural diversity of Canada; to offer local, national and international information and analysis from a Canadian point of view; and to contribute to the development of Canadian talent and culture. To achieve its mandate, the CBC/Radio-Canada produces, procures, and distributes Canadian programming in English, French and eight Indigenous languages and broadcasts a selection of programs around the world.

CBC/Radio-Canada is transforming the way it engages with Canadians in a rapidly changing environment by making the public broadcaster more local, more digital, and more ambitious in its Canadian programming. CBC/Radio-Canada will double its digital reach by 2020 so that 18 million Canadians, one out of two, will be using its digital services each month. This goal will be achieved, in part, through a digital-first approach to the delivery of local news and information.

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CBC/Radio-Canada, the President will lead the CBC/Radio-Canada in a rapidly changing environment, focus on its public mandate and ensure that it remains relevant to the next generation of Canadians and creators. The President is responsible for the overall direction and management of the corporation and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the efficient operation of the corporation in accordance with the priorities established by the Board and the governance principles of CBC/Radio-Canada. The President is accountable to Canadians for providing a high level of public service from coast to coast to coast. The President is responsible for ensuring that the corporation is nimble, innovative, and plays a vital role in Canadian democracy as a trusted provider of news and information.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the CBC/Radio-Canada's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: $371,200 - $436,700 (CEO 7)

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Management experience at the senior executive level, involving the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, ideally acquired within a major private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in strategic management, organizational change and management techniques which promote good governance and improve organization performance;
  • Experience in serving on a board of a major private or public sector organization;
  • Management experience in a unionized environment;
  • Experience in the cultural sector, or the field of broadcasting, journalism, media, or production, information technology or multimedia; or experience in the fields of government affairs or public affairs;
  • Experience in the broadcasting industry or other cultural or digital media industries would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of CBC/Radio-Canada as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of sound governance and management principles and practices, monitoring and evaluation of performance;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Canada’s economic, cultural and social fabric, the role of CBC/Radio-Canada as the national public broadcaster, and its financial and other accountabilities as a crown corporation;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous cultures in Canada, and of regional realities in different parts of the country;
  • Excellent understanding of international, social and economic trends; the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; technological evolution related to digital; the supporting environment of national creative content; and how all of these relate to and impact the CBC/Radio-Canada and its digital future;
  • Knowledge of the media environment and the emerging trends in broadcasting, as well as the challenges linked to increasing competition and technological changes within the industry;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior ability to lead and manage the Corporation in carrying out its mandate in accordance with the Broadcasting Act and the parameters established by the Board;
  • Ability to provide the corporate vision, realize its strategic direction and define its long-range priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to lead and motivate the CBC/Radio-Canada employees and mobilize their energies and talents towards shared goals;
  • Ability to position the organization to ensure that it meets the rapidly evolving broadcasting environment in a digital world and the changing needs of audiences; and
  • Ability to develop, maintain and manage relationships with the Board of Directors, CBC/Radio-Canada partners including creators, government organizations, and stakeholders to establish effective relationships and networks to support creative and innovative partnerships and programming.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

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:

  • Strategic and innovative leader
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Director if the person is not a Canadian citizen who is ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person:
    1. is engaged in the operation of a broadcasting undertaking;
    2. has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in a broadcasting undertaking; or
    3. is principally engaged in the production or distribution of program material that is primarily intended for use by a broadcasting undertaking (statutory).
  • The Board of Directors meets at least six times per year in person and at least twice per year by telephone or videoconference. Meetings are held alternatively in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, as well once annually elsewhere in Canada in conjunction with the Annual Public Meeting.
  • Additional meetings by telephone or video conference may also be held during the year.
  • CBC/Radio-Canada headquarters are located in Ottawa. The President and CEO will be called to travel to several locations across Canada and more particularly to Montreal and Toronto on a regular basis, where the Corporation also has offices. The President and CEO has the option of residing in Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Executive Officer, National Museum of Science and Technology,

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 peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

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

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

Director (full-time position)

Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (National Museum of Science and Technology)

Science and technology have changed Canada and the lives of Canadians. From the period of early exploration and settlement to the present, Canada has been transformed by many achievements in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is responsible for preserving and protecting the heritage of those achievements, and for sharing it with Canadians and the world. The Corporation is a national institution, made up of three museums. The Canada Science and Technology Museum lets visitors experience science and technology first-hand, as they discover artifact-rich exhibitions featuring marine and land transportation, communications, Space, and computer technology. The renewed, modern museum is set to open in November 2017. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum lets visitors learn about Canada's unique agricultural heritage by exploring the typical sights and sounds of farm life. Through their research, exhibitions and their website, the museums tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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

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

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

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

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing 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;
  • Corporate leadership experience at the Chief Executive Officer or senior executive level;
  • Experience in financial management and revenue generation;
  • Experience in major fundraising initiatives and establishing collaborative relationships;
  • Experience in establishing and implementing strategic vision and change management at senior levels;
  • Leadership experience in national outreach initiatives;
  • Experience in reporting to, serving and engaging a board;
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in implementing digital/virtual access to heritage programs and artifacts would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

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

Chairperson, Telefilm Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Telefilm Canada

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

The Board of Directors of Telefilm Canada is comprised of six members appointed by the Governor in Council and the Government Film Commissioner appointed under the National Film Act. The Board has the responsibility to adopt strategic directions for the organization and to supervise the management of the business and affairs of Telefilm so as to ensure that the Corporation carries out its mission effectively and efficiently. To this end, the Board may determine ways to improve the Corporation’s performance and review the agreements signed with the Department of Canadian Heritage for the provision of services to the audiovisual and sound recording industries. Management’s role is to manage the Corporation’s day-to-day operations so that it evolves in line with the directions determined by the Board. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis.

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

Annual Retainer: $7,100 - $8,400

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;
  • Significant experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a large, complex private or public sector organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, and in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working with the arts and cultural sectors, preferably in the audiovisual industry, and in promotion activities, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and mission of Telefilm Canada, its business activities, strategic priorities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government’s expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s cultural policy priorities and how these relate to Telefilm Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital media and distribution, or emerging challenges and opportunities for Canadian creators would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, and manage conflicts should they arise;
  • Ability to negotiate skillfully as well as influence the opinions and ideas of others, and gain approval for plans, programs and recommended courses of action;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with Telefilm Canada’s senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and with stakeholders and partners domestically and abroad; 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:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No person who has, directly or indirectly and individually or as a shareholder, partner or otherwise, any pecuniary interest in the audio-visual industry is eligible to be appointed or to hold office as a member of the Corporation (statutory);
  • The Board meets at least six times a year and the successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings across Canada;
  • The Board may meet several additional times per year by teleconference;
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 75 days and the successful candidate must be available for Board and Committee activities as well as travel; and
  • The successful candidate may be required to appear before Parliamentary Committees including, among others, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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

Chairperson, National Battlefields Commission,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. 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 Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

National Battlefields Commission

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 12, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between March 31 and April 24, 2017, 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 examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience on a Board of Directors/Trustees, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Significant experience at the senior management level within the private of public sector;
  • Significant experience in dealing with different levels of government, including senior officials;
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders who hold divergent views;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the communications or media sector, including digital innovation, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the National Battlefields Commission, as well as the legislative framework and the urban environment within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the principal stakeholders and of the groups affected by the activities of the National Battlefields Commission;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board and the Head of a similar organization, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government’s expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of issues specific to Québec City would be considered an asset;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Board to accomplish its work effectively;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the National Battlefields Commission’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Commission’s key stakeholders and partners, and with the three levels of government; and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioners, National Battlefields Commission,

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

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

Commissioner (part-time position)

National Battlefields Commission

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 12, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on line application. If you applied between March 31 and June 5, 2017, 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 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 (accounting, communications, engineering, history, law or archeology) or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors, preferably in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in managing human resources and in performance management and evaluation at the senior executive level;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance; and
  • Experience in the communications or media sector, including digital innovation, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, mission and activities of the Commission (as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and risk management principles and practices would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, or the supporting environment of national creative content would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to actively participate in debate and discussions among Board members; and
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues and trends, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review 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 Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

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

Member (part-time positions)

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is an independent administrative tribunal that determines whether cultural property is of outstanding significance and national importance, with a view to protecting and preserving significant examples of Canada’s artistic, historic, and scientific heritage.

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board has three decision-making functions:

  • It certifies cultural property as being of outstanding significance and national importance. The certification of cultural property offers tax incentives to donors and vendors of cultural property. The certification process encourages the transfer of significant examples of Canada’s artistic, historic, and scientific heritage from private hands to public collections.
  • It reviews applications for export permits of objects refused by the Canada Border Services Agency. Export delays provide designated organizations with an opportunity to acquire culturally significant objects or collections that might otherwise be permanently lost to Canada.
  • In rare cases, it also determines what constitutes a fair cash offer to purchase an object, the export of which has been delayed when an exporter and an interested institution cannot agree on a fair purchase price.

Further information about the decision-making functions and operations of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board can be found in the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 24, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between March 27 and April 19, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

Per diem: $350 - $400

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • Work experience in decision-making at related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to the arts and cultural sector;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, policies, or directives;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research, and word processing;
  • Experience as an officer, member, or employee of art galleries, museums, archives, libraries, or other collecting institutions in Canada (statutory) would be considered an asset;
  • Experience as a dealer in or collector of art, antiques, or other objects that form part of the national heritage (statutory) would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private, or not-for-profit sector organization would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in appraising the market value of cultural property 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 Cultural Property Export and Import Act, and the mandate and activities of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board;
  • Knowledge of the social, economic, and cultural environment in which museums, libraries, archives, collectors, and dealers operate in Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following collecting areas would be considered an asset:
    • Archival material/fonds, including born-digital material
    • Audio-visual material
    • Historical art
    • Indigenous art
    • Modern and/or contemporary art
    • Photographs
    • Prints and Drawings
    • Rare books
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting an administrative hearing, and the principles involved, particularly as they relate to natural justice and fairness would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions and recommendations;
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgement while working alone or as part of a panel or team; and
  • Excellent 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:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Diplomacy, tact and discretion
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are a resident of Canada (statutory).
  • You are available to attend board meetings at least four times per year in the National Capital Region.
  • You are available to participate in other special meetings in person or by conference call, as required.
  • You are prepared to commit to the position an average of 40-45 days annually.

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

Member, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (NB, NWT, BC)

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 Environment and Climate Change is to take the lead in implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy.

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

Member (New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia) (part-time positions)

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

At the turn of the last century, the government noted the interest Canadians had in protecting their heritage as well as the need to extend its network of national parks throughout the country and therefore decided to create historic sites. In 1919, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was formally established. It quickly set about determining the most significant historic sites in the country.

In 1953 the Historic Sites and Monuments Act established the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in law. A later amendment granted the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada the power to recommend national designation for buildings in consideration of their age or architectural design. The Board also advises the Minister on the designation of heritage railway stations and heritage lighthouses.

The Board continues to handle a significant number of applications to designate places, people and events linked to various aspects of Canada's political, economic and social history. The Board is currently paying particular attention to the history of Indigenous peoples, women, and ethno cultural communities, whose designations are generally underrepresented.

Board members represent their province or territory in relation to the following responsibilities:

  1. participates in Full Board meetings held twice a year, and ‘as and when required’ in relation to the Board’s committees;
  2. communicates the Board position on specific heritage issues at public meetings, interviews with media, and in communications with groups and individuals;
  3. serves as Master of Ceremonies at Board commemorative plaque unveiling ceremonies, and represents the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at other events when requested to do so; and
  4. monitors heritage issues or initiatives within their province or territory, and provides advice to Parks Canada officials and the Board on such matters as required.

Board members are also required to read and analyze large volumes of research material in preparation of the Full Board and Committee meetings.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 20, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between August 9, 2016 and March 7, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for these positions.

Per diem: $200 - $250

Position locations: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • A post-graduate degree in history, anthropology, sociology, built heritage conservation, geography, Canadian Indigenous studies, or a field related to the commemoration of Canada’s history would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in practical applications of knowledge and research methodology;
  • Experience in board and/or committee work; and
  • Experience in public speaking and chairing meetings.

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 Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of research methodology in history, anthropology, sociology, built heritage conservation, Indigenous studies, historical or cultural geography, or other related specialized field;
  • Knowledge of Canadian history in general, and the history and historical trends that have shaped the province or territory represented;
  • Knowledge of major heritage issues or initiatives in the province or territory represented;
  • Knowledge of other languages, including Canadian Indigenous languages, would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to place provincial/territorial items of interest into a national perspective;
  • Ability to provide advice to senior government officials and boards;
  • Ability to read, synthesize and analyze large volumes of research material in a short period of time; and
  • Ability to communicate sensitive positions on heritage issues, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with 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:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a representative for a province or territory (New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia), unless that person resides in that province or territory (statutory).
  • Members must be willing to travel across Canada, as required.
  • Members must be willing to commit up to 40 days per year to Board business.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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

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

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

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

Per Diem: $470 - $555

Annual Retainer: $12,200 - $14,300

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 (a degree in commerce, accounting, law or economics, or a professional accounting designation would be considered assets), or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;
  • Experience in leading transformation and change management;
  • Business acumen and financial knowledge and experience; and
  • Leadership experience
    • prior board experience; and/or
    • senior executive experience; and/or
    • leadership experience in the housing sector; and/or
    • Public policy experience in a senior role.

In addition, the available position would consider experience in at least one of the following areas (lettered), as well as one or more of the criteria (numbered) within the area(s) to be an asset. Please specify which area(s) and criteria you meet in describing your qualifications.

  1. Risk Management
    1. experience in identifying the principal risks of a large financial organization, and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks; and/or
    2. experience at a senior level in the governance of a complex organization, including risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls.
  2. Social/Affordable Housing
    1. experience in developing, designing and/or administering social/affordable housing programs; and/or
    2. experience in the design, management and/or operation of social/affordable housing projects.
  3. Housing Research and Housing Policy
    1. experience in designing and/or developing policies, programs and strategies to address housing needs; and/or
    2. experience in designing and/or developing policies, programs and strategies related to housing finance.
  4. Social and Applied Sciences
    1. experience in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, social work, economics, and political science); and/or
    2. experience in the applied sciences (i.e. urban planning, architecture, engineering, and construction).

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of CMHC as well as knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of an organization of similar size and complexity to CMHC;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles and current best practices in corporate governance including evaluation of executive performance;
  • Ability to contribute to debate and discussions among Board members as well as to effectively understand and monitor corporate performance;
  • Ability to think at a strategic level; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is strongly 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:

  • Adaptability
  • Tact
  • Leadership
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No person shall be appointed or continue as a Chairperson from outside the federal public service if that person (statutory):
    • is a director, officer or employee of a lending institution;
    • is not a Canadian citizen or otherwise a British subject ordinarily resident in Canada; or
    • is employed in any capacity in the federal public administration or the public service of a province or holds any office or position for which a salary is payable out of public moneys, but nothing in this paragraph prohibits such a person from holding office while performing temporary services for the Government of Canada or of a province.
  • A person appointed as Chairperson from outside the federal public administration who is a shareholder of a lending institution shall divest themselves of ownership of their shares of the lending institution within three months after the date of their appointment and afterwards shall not during their term of office have an interest or right either directly or indirectly as a shareholder in a lending institution (statutory).
  • You must be prepared to travel in Canada to meetings of the Board of Directors which normally meets five to six times a year.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President, International Development Research Centre,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie is to lead Canada’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to help reduce poverty and inequality in the world.

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

President (full-time position)

International Development Research Centre

Canada's International Development Research Centre, a Canadian federal Crown corporation, is one of the world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new knowledge to meet the challenges facing developing countries. The International Development Research Centre was established in 1970 by an Act of Canada’s Parliament with a mandate “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”

The International Development Research Centre supports leading researchers and institutions in developing countries to solve practical development problems, believing that people from developing countries must take the lead in producing and applying knowledge and innovations for the benefit of their own communities. The International Development Research Centre multiplies the impact of its investments by fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst scientific, academic, policy and practitioner communities in Canada and developing countries.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre and is also a member of the Board of Governors. Further to the International Development Research Centre Act and General By-Law, the President is responsible for the direction and supervision of the work and staff of the International Development Research Centre. The President leads the Centre in fulfilling its mandate to help developing countries use knowledge and science to find practical long-term solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges they face. The President reports, and is accountable, to the Chairperson and Board of Governors. The International Development Research Centre reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the International Development Research Centre's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

  • A post-graduate degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study;
  • A PhD from a recognized university in a relevant field of study would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the field of international development and/or in working in, or with, the developing regions of the world;
  • Experience leading an organisation and with a knowledge-intensive and diverse workforce to achieve results;
  • Experience working with the Government of Canada and with a Board of Governors or Board of Directors;
  • Experience working, and forming partnerships, with multiple sectors including the private sector; and
  • Experience in setting strategic directions, managing large-scale programs and financial resources, and setting and achieving performance objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of global sustainable development, Canadian international policy and contemporary global affairs;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the links between research and innovation, policy and impact;
  • Knowledge of Canadian public policymaking and the operations of government;
  • Knowledge of research institutions and funding bodies in Canada and internationally;
  • Knowledge of best practice in corporate governance and management including financial, human resource and change management;
  • Ability to provide strategic direction and thought leadership on policy research issues of national and global significance;
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate a large organisation and a highly educated and diverse workforce;
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and partnership abilities; and
  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

Personal Attributes

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:

  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Superior judgement
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You reside in, or are willing to relocate to, the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to undertake significant travel across Canada and internationally.
  • No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of a parent Crown corporation, shall be a director of the parent Crown corporation (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

Directors, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

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

Board Directors (Directors) are collectively responsible for overseeing the Corporation’s activities and providing strategic policy direction for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. The Board reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 30, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between June 22 and August 3, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for one of these positions.

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 with acceptable specialization and appropriate professional designation in business administration, public administration, commerce, finance, economics, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering, law (Canadian or Michigan), some other specialty relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Experience in financial management and accounting;
    • Experience in identifying the principal risks of a commercial organization and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks;
    • Experience at a senior level in the governance of complex organizations and in risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls;
    • Experience in public affairs such as public relations, communications, government relations, policy, and stakeholder engagement;
    • Experience in procurement and/or major contract administration and/or P3 project management;
    • Experience in management of, or familiarity with, large scale construction projects with significant heavy civil, mechanical and electrical components;
    • Experience in transportation policy, planning logistics and/or operations of a major facility or infrastructure asset;
    • Experience providing strategic guidance in the establishment of Human Resources strategies in support of the attainment of corporate objectives;
    • Experience in human resource functions, such as: workforce planning, succession planning, recruiting, staffing, and compensation policies; and
  • Experience conducting business in the United States of America 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 Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s mandate, legislative framework and activities;
  • Knowledge of the relevant industry/sector and functional subject matter area;
  • 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 one or more of the following areas: accounting; finance; construction engineering; Canadian and/or Michigan law; marketing; communications; public relations; infrastructure procurement and project management; safety and security management; cybersecurity;
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively;
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team; and
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with different levels of government and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s partners and stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Informed judgement
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Impact and influence
  • Highly motivated and committed to excellence

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Individuals having any familial and/or business relationship that is in any way associated with the P3 procurement process currently underway are disqualified from appointment to the Board and will not be considered.
  • The successful candidate must be available for Board meetings approximately 12 days per year.
  • No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of a parent Crown corporation, shall be a director of the parent Crown corporation (statutory).

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for 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

Vice-Chairperson, Copyright 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 Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

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

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

Vice-Chairperson (full-time position)

Copyright Board Canada

The Copyright Board Canada is an economic regulatory body that derives its mandate from the Copyright Act. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the Board is empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such works is entrusted to a collective society. The Copyright Board Canada also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licenses when the copyright owner cannot be located.

The Copyright Board Canada has been central to the most high-profile copyright matters of the past decade, namely: music streaming, peer-to-peer file sharing, internet service provider liability, iPod or other device levies, and the use of literary works. The Vice-Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and is responsible for planning, administering, monitoring and evaluating the main activities of the Board. The Vice-Chairperson also participates in hearings, analyzes and weighs evidence, and works with other Members to render joint decisions that provide for fair and equitable royalties to be paid to copyright collective societies for the use of works protected by copyright.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 13, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university, preferably in law, economics, social sciences or public administration, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership at the executive level in a successful private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources to achieve desired results;
  • Experience in developing and implementing an organizational vision reflective of the organization’s role and capacity or experience in a changing environment;
  • Experience in the field of economic regulation, intellectual property valuation, copyright use or legal analysis would be considered an asset; and
  • Interaction with a quasi-judicial tribunal in Canada would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the cultural, communication or information technologies industries, their regulatory regimes, their economic environments and the particular opportunities and challenges of the digital economy in Canada;
  • Knowledge of copyright, administrative law, the principles of natural justice;
  • Excellent management and leadership abilities, as well as the ability to analyze complex situations in order to develop strategies and make suitable decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term impact;
  • The ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view to making lawful, fair and equitable decisions as well as the ability to conduct a fair and efficient quasi-judicial hearing is required; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to write clear and concise notes, analyses and decisions.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is required.

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
  • Integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Adaptability, flexibility and impartiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The candidate appointed to this position shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in any activity, have any interest in a business, or accept or engage in any office or employment that is inconsistent with their duties as a Member of the Copyright Board Canada (statutory).
  • The candidate appointed to this position must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Copyright 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 Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

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

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

Member (part-time positions)

Copyright Board Canada

The Copyright Board of Canada is an economic regulatory body that derives its mandate from the Copyright Act. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the Board is empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such works is entrusted to a collective society. The Copyright Board Canada also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licenses when the copyright owner cannot be located.

The Copyright Board Canada has been central to the most high-profile copyright matters of the past decade, namely: music streaming, peer-to-peer file sharing, internet service provider liability, iPod or other device levies, and the use of literary works. Members chair and participate in decision-making panels regarding copyright tariff applications. In this role, Members analyze and weigh evidence to render decisions jointly with the Vice-Chairperson that provide for fair and equitable royalties to be paid to copyright collective societies for the use of works protected by copyright.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 13, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $625 - $730

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for 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, such as law, economics, social sciences or public administration, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the field of economic regulation, intellectual property valuation or copyright use;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation;
  • Experience in providing legal or economic advice would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience with a quasi-judicial tribunal, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Copyright Board;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, communication and information technologies industries, their regulatory regimes and their economic environments;
  • Strong knowledge of the Copyright Act and other related legislation in addition to knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice and the rules and practices followed by quasi-judicial tribunals in Canada;
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria, while using judgment to identify key issues, with a view to making lawful, fair and equitable decisions;
  • Ability to reconcile divergent stakeholders' positions, taking into account associated social and economic implications; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to write clear and concise notes, analyses and decisions.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is required.

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
  • Integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Be adaptable, flexible and impartial

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Candidates appointed to one of these positions shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in any activity, have any interest in a business, or accept or engage in any office or employment that is inconsistent with their duties as a Member of the Copyright Board Canada (statutory).
  • Candidates appointed to one of these positions must have the ability to understand, during hearings, evidence in English and French, without the assistance of an interpreter.
  • Candidates appointed to one of these positions must be willing to travel to the National Capital Region to participate in hearings and decision making.

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

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 Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

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

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

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.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 15, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: 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 Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • 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

Deputy Administrator, Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Deputy Administrator (part-time position)

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is Canada’s national compensation fund for oil spills from ships and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is liable to pay claims for oil pollution damage or anticipated damage at any place in Canada, or in Canadian waters including the exclusive economic zone of Canada, caused by the discharge of oil from a ship. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund pays established claims regarding oil spills from all classes of ships, as well as, make Canada’s contributions to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds in London, United Kingdom.

The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is a special purpose account within the Government of Canada’s Consolidated Revenue Fund and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is financed by a per-tonne levy on the shipment of crude oil by rail. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods provides additional compensation for accidents involving a federally regulated railway carrying crude oil by covering the remaining costs of accidents with damages that exceed the railway’s insurance coverage.

A single Deputy Administrator is cross-appointed to head both the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the books, records, systems and practices in a manner that provides reasonable assurance that the assets of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are safeguarded and controlled;
  • Ensuring the transactions of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, including the assessment and payment of claims and the recovery of payment from liable parties in the event of an accident are conducted in accordance with the Marine Liability Act/Canada Transportation Act;
  • Guaranteeing the financial, human and physical resources of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are managed efficiently and effectively;
  • Preparing reports on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods as required by legislation, e.g., an Annual Report; and
  • Supporting the work of the Canadian delegation to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund while participating as a member of the delegation.

Further details about these organizations and their activities can be found on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund's website and the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods' website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $475 - $550

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for this position, please provide 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 experience;
  • Managerial experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the transportation or public policy sectors or business community (preferably marine or rail);
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: marine or rail transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; stakeholder engagement; or public policy;
  • Experience in maritime shipping and insurance would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the conduct of independent investigations or inquiries, in a decision-making environment, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and objectives of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, as well as the federal laws, regulations and policies affecting the Funds and their activities;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation, regulations, and international conventions on marine transportation;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation, and regulations on rail transportation;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of the federal government;
  • Ability to review and analyse complex technical information and think strategically; 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
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You shall not, while holding office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties and functions (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance
  • You must be willing to travel regularly within Canada and abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

Administrator, Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Administrator (part-time position)

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is Canada’s national compensation fund for oil spills from ships and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is liable to pay claims for oil pollution damage or anticipated damage at any place in Canada, or in Canadian waters including the exclusive economic zone of Canada, caused by the discharge of oil from a ship. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund pays established claims regarding oil spills from all classes of ships, as well as, make Canada’s contributions to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds in London, United Kingdom.

The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is a special purpose account within the Government of Canada’s Consolidated Revenue Fund and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is financed by a per-tonne levy on the shipment of crude oil by rail. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods provides additional compensation for accidents involving a federally regulated railway carrying crude oil by covering the remaining costs of accidents with damages that exceed the railway’s insurance coverage.

A single Administrator is cross-appointed to head both the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the books, records, systems and practices in a manner that provides reasonable assurance that the assets of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are safeguarded and controlled;
  • Ensuring the transactions of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, including the assessment and payment of claims and the recovery of payment from liable parties in the event of an accident are conducted in accordance with the Marine Liability Act/Canada Transportation Act;
  • Guaranteeing the financial, human and physical resources of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are managed efficiently and effectively;
  • Preparing reports on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods as required by legislation, e.g., an Annual Report; and
  • Supporting the work of the Canadian delegation to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund while participating as a member of the delegation.

Further details about these organizations and their activities can be found on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund's website and the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods' website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application .

Per Diem: $475 - $550

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for this position, please provide 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 experience;
  • Managerial experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the transportation or public policy sectors or business community (preferably marine or rail);
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: marine or rail transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; stakeholder engagement; or public policy;
  • Experience in maritime shipping and insurance would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the conduct of independent investigations or inquiries, in a decision-making environment, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and objectives of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, as well as the federal laws, regulations and policies affecting the Funds and their activities;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation, regulations, and international conventions on marine transportation;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation and regulations on rail transportation;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of the federal government;
  • Ability to review and analyse complex technical information and think strategically; 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
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You shall not, while holding office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties and functions (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance
  • You must be willing to travel regularly within Canada and abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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.

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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.

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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