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Trustees, Canadian Museum of History,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Trustees (part-time positions)

Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History is a federal Crown corporation formerly known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country's most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada's oldest public institutions and a respected centre of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. The Canadian War Museum is also an affiliate of the Canadian Museum of History.

The mandate of the Museum is to enhance Canadians' knowledge and understanding of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect Canada's history and identities, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of History is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. 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.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Museum of History's website.

Candidates must apply online by January 24, 2017, via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA), or a degree in law, business, museology or social sciences, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would also be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would also be considered an asset.

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 the Canadian Museum of History;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • information technology;
    • technological evolution related to digital;
    • the supporting environment of national creative content;
    • government relations;
    • human resources, financial and risk management; and
    • promotion and marketing.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the importance of Canadian history, including military history, would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and experience in major gift solicitation would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A passion and commitment to Canadian history
  • 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 a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets a minimum of four times per year: three in Gatineau-Ottawa, and once in another Canadian city.
  • The Board may meet several additional times per year by teleconference.
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 20 days.

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, Canadian Museum of History,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History is a federal Crown corporation formerly known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country's most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada's oldest public institutions and a respected centre of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. The Canadian War Museum is also an affiliate of the Canadian Museum of History.

The mandate of the Museum is to enhance Canadians' knowledge and understanding of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect Canada's history and identities, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of History is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. 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. If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has all the powers, and may exercise and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Museum of History's website.

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

Annual Retainer: $5,000 - $6,500

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions, preferably in the history field, 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 legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of History;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of History would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, the supporting environment of national creative content, government relations, human resources, or promotion and marketing would be an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to assist the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Museums Act;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets a minimum of four times per year: three in Gatineau-Ottawa, and once in another Canadian city.
  • The Board may meet several additional times per year by teleconference.
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 20 days.

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, Canadian Museum of History,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History is a federal Crown corporation formerly known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year to its celebrated complex in the heart of the National Capital Region, making it the country's most-visited museum. With roots stretching back to 1856, it is one of Canada's oldest public institutions and a respected centre of museological excellence, sharing its expertise in history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies both within Canada and abroad. The Canadian War Museum is also an affiliate of the Canadian Museum of History

The mandate of the Museum is to enhance Canadians' knowledge and understanding of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect Canada's history and identities, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of History is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. 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 Canadian Museum of History's website.

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of History;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of History would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum of History to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum's senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum'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 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 Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets a minimum of four times per year: three in Gatineau-Ottawa, and once in another Canadian city.
  • The Board may meet several additional times per year by teleconference.
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 20 days.

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

Trustees, Canadian Museum for Human Rights,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Trustees (part-time positions)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was established as a federal Crown corporation on March 13, 2008. It is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum’s aim is to build not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership. Its mandate is to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada in order to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue. The Museum aspires to offer its visitors an inspiring encounter with human rights while exceeding Canadians’ expectations for balance, transparency, sound business practices and meaningful public consultation. The Museum exemplifies Canadians’ commitment to freedom and democracy, and aims to ignite an informed and ever-evolving global conversation. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights will play an essential role in:

  • Preserving and promoting our heritage at home and abroad;
  • Contributing to the collective memory and sense of identity of all Canadians; and
  • Inspiring research, learning, and entertainment that belong to all Canadians.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. 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.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' website.

Candidates must apply online by January 24, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

Annual Retainer: $3,600 - $4,200

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA), or a degree in law, business, museology or social sciences, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would also be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would also be considered an asset.

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 the Canadian Museum for Human Rights;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • information technology;
    • technological evolution related to digital;
    • the supporting environment of national creative content;
    • government relations;
    • human resources, financial and risk management; and
    • promotion and marketing.
  • Knowledge of Canadian and international human rights issues would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and experience in major gift solicitation would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A passion and commitment to fundamental freedoms and democratic rights
  • 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 a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets approximately four times per year, predominantly in Winnipeg.
  • The Board and its committees also hold conference calls throughout the year.
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 25 days.

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 Museum for Human Rights,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was established as a federal Crown corporation on March 13, 2008,. It is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum's aim is to build not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership. Its mandate is to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada in order to enhance the public's understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue. The Museum aspires to offer its visitors an inspiring encounter with human rights while exceeding Canadians' expectations for balance, transparency, sound business practices and meaningful public consultation. The Museum exemplifies Canadians' commitment to freedom and democracy, and aims to ignite an informed and ever-evolving global conversation. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights will play an essential role in:

  • Preserving and promoting our heritage at home and abroad;
  • Contributing to the collective memory and sense of identity of all Canadians; and
  • Inspiring research, learning, and entertainment that belong to all Canadians.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. 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 Canadian Museum for Human Rights' website.

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

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;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in promotion and marketing of an institution or organization on the national and world stages would be an asset.

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 the Canadian Museum for Human Rights;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum's senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum'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 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 Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets approximately four times per year, predominantly in Winnipeg.
  • The Board and its committees, the latter of which the Chairperson is an ex officio member, also hold conference calls throughout the year.
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 25 days.
  • Customarily, the Chairperson of the Museum is named to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; this entails additional meetings and responsibilities.

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

Trustees, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Trustees (part-time positions)

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Canada has been profoundly shaped by immigration. Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 368,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 - Atlantic Canada’s only national museum, in Halifax. The Museum is responsible for exploring the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in the building of Canada and of the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. As a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. 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.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's website.

Candidates must apply online by January 24, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

Annual Retainer: $3,600 - $4,200

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA), or a degree in law, business, museology or social sciences, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the oversight of large financial portfolios, including endowment funds, would be considered an asset (experience in endowment funds is required for one of the positions);
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would also be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • information technology;
    • technological evolution related to digital;
    • the supporting environment of national creative content;
    • government relations;
    • human resources, financial and risk management; and
    • promotion and marketing.
  • Knowledge of immigration experience acquired through academic study or personal experience would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and experience in major gift solicitation would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board’s partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A passion and commitment to exploring the themes and history of Canadian immigration
  • 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 a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets approximately four times per year, twice in person (usually in Halifax) and twice via teleconference.
  • Committee members also participate in two to six additional conference calls per year.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of 15 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

Chairperson, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Canada has been profoundly shaped by immigration. Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 368,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21- Atlantic Canada’s only national museum, in Halifax. The Museum is responsible for exploring the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in the building of Canada and of the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. As a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. 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 Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's website.

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

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;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders and the media;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum’s senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum’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 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 Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets approximately four times per year, twice in person (usually in Halifax) and twice via teleconference.
  • The successful candidate would be expected to attend fundraising and other events approximately three times per year.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of 20 days annually.

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

Trustees, Canadian Museum of Nature,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Trustees (part-time positions)

Canadian Museum of Nature

The largest museum of natural history in Canada covers four billion years of Earth history. It houses one of the most important natural history collections in the world, including 24 major science collections of more than 10 million specimens. The specimens are the backbone of its many special exhibitions, its permanent galleries and educational programs. The Canadian Museum of Nature is more than Canada's national natural-history museum. In addition to its exhibition spaces, the Museum is composed of world-renowned research scientists, collections experts and education and multimedia specialists. The Museum is also a leader in the documentation of biodiversity and of the geological history of Canada. As a national institution and member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Museum’s mandate is to increase, throughout Canada and internationally, interest in, knowledge of, and appreciation and respect for, the natural world. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has responsibility for 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 members of the Board serve as ambassadors for the Museum. They are each called on to govern, to give and to galvanize support for the Museum.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Museum of Nature's website.

Candidates must apply online by January 24, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

Annual Retainer: $3,600 - $4,200

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA), or a degree in law, business, museology or natural sciences, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would also be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with scientific, educational or cultural institutions would also be considered an asset.

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 the Canadian Museum of Nature;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • information technology;
    • technological evolution related to digital;
    • the supporting environment of national creative content;
    • government relations;
    • human resources, financial and risk management; and
    • promotion and marketing.
  • Knowledge of natural sciences and the environment would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and experience in major gift solicitation would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board’s partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A passion for and commitment to education, research and museums
  • 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 a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets three times per year: two meetings in Ottawa/Gatineau and one videoconference meeting.
  • All Committee meetings are by videoconference.
  • The successful candidate should expect to participate in one or more Board Committees and commit to the position an average of 10 – 15 days annually, including committee work and events.

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 Museum of Nature,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of Nature

The largest museum of natural history in Canada covers four billion years of Earth history. It houses one of the most important natural history collections in the world, including 24 major science collections of more than 10 million specimens. The specimens are the backbone of its many special exhibitions, its permanent galleries and educational programs. The Canadian Museum of Nature is more than Canada's national natural-history museum. In addition to its exhibition spaces, the Museum is composed of world-renowned research scientists, collections experts and education and multimedia specialists. The Museum is also a leader in the documentation of biodiversity and of the geological history of Canada. As a national institution and member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Museum's mandate is to increase, throughout Canada and internationally, interest in, knowledge of, and appreciation and respect for, the natural world. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has responsibility for 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 members of the Board serve as ambassadors for the Museum. They are each called on to govern, to give and to galvanize support for the Museum. 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 Canadian Museum of Nature's website.

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

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;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Nature;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of Nature would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders and the media;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum of Nature to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum's senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum'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 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 Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets three times per year: two meetings in Ottawa/Gatineau and one videoconference meeting.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of two to three weeks annually, excluding committee work.
  • The Chairperson also serves on the National Nature Council, which is responsible for providing advice on the implementation of a major gifts program.

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

Trustees, National Museum of Science and Technology,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Trustees (part-time positions)

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 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 National Museum of Science and Technology is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. 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.

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

Candidates must apply online by January 24, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

Annual Retainer: $3,600 - $4,200

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA), a degree in law, business or museology, or a graduate-level degree in Science would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would also be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with scientific, educational or cultural institutions would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Museum of Science and Technology;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • information technology;
    • technological evolution related to digital;
    • the supporting environment of national creative content;
    • government relations;
    • human resources, financial and risk management; and
    • promotion and marketing.
  • Knowledge in the Canadian science and technology, aviation and space, and/or agriculture and food sectors would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and experience in major gift solicitation would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A passion and commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
  • 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 a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets four times per year in Ottawa.
  • The average annual time commitment, excluding committee work, is three to four weeks.

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

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

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

Member (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 Corporation may enter into agreements with the Department of Canadian Heritage for the provision of services relating to the audiovisual or sound recording industries.

Members of the Board have the responsibility 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 accountable to the Minister of Canadian Heritage for the stewardship of the Corporation’s management.

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 January 29, 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.

Remuneration: Fixed by By-Law of the organization

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 professional accounting designation (CPA) or a law degree would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in audio-visual production and distribution would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in audio-visual industry law or copyright law would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in public affairs and marketing communications or the 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 mission of Telefilm Canada, its business activities, strategic priorities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation;
  • Knowledge of the federal government cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Corporation;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of risk management principles and practices would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, or the supporting environment of national creative content would be an asset;
  • Ability to negotiate skilfully as well as influence the opinions and ideas of others, build consensus and gain approval for plans, programs and recommended courses of action;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on 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
  • 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. You must prepare for the meetings and participate actively. Attendance of occasional conference call meetings is also required.
  • The Board has delegated certain responsibilities to two committees (Audit and Finance, and Governance). You will be named to one or both of these committees, which meet once or twice a year (or more if needed), often in conjunction with a Board meetings.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities for a period of two years.

Apply Online

Members, National Arts Centre Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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:

Member (part-time position)

National Arts Centre Corporation

The National Arts Centre Corporation was established as a federal Crown corporation in 1966, under the National Arts Centre Act, as part of the Centennial celebrations. As a national institution and member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the corporation is responsible for operating and maintaining the National Arts Centre Corporation, developing the performing arts in the National Capital Region, and assisting the Canada Council for the Arts in the development of performing arts elsewhere in Canada.

The National Arts Centre Corporation is governed by a Board of Trustees that is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and 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 Board is accountable to the Minister of Canadian Heritage for the stewardship of the Corporation’s management.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the National Arts Centre Corporation's website.

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

Per Diem: $300

Annual Retainer: $3,900

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees, ideally of a major not-for-profit arts organization;
  • Experience in the financial and audit field would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the arts community or in the Indigenous performing arts community would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities and revenue generation would also 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 legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Arts Centre Corporation;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions;
  • Knowledge of the arts and cultural sectors, and familiarity with a range of artistic disciplines would be an asset;
  • Knowledge in areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, or the supporting environment of national creative content would be an asset;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • 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 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:

  • A passion and commitment to the performing arts
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and impartiality
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior 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:

  • The Board meets approximately four times per year in Ottawa, and conference calls are held for special purposes as required.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of 12 to 16 days annually.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, National Film Board,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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:

Members (part-time positions)

National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, it produces and distributes distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions that add to our understanding of the issues facing Canadians and raise awareness of Canadian values and viewpoints across the country and around the world. Over the decades, it has become the standard for audiovisual innovation in Canada and plays an important role by highlighting the changes and key events in Canadian society.

The National Film Board of Canada carries out its responsibilities by constantly investing in new creative fields in documentary, auteur animation and interactive media. It seizes the artistic and technological opportunities that arise in the media landscape and collaborates with emerging and established filmmakers, creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities as well as partners around the world. Creativity and social relevance are the core features of its productions. Its audiovisual works offer special insight into the diversity and vitality of our culture and are an essential part of our national heritage. Its international successes have garnered Canadian filmmaking unrivalled attention, affirming the excellence of the National Film Board’s offerings.

The National Film Board of Canada’s Board of Trustees is currently composed of eight members: the Government Film Commissioner, who acts as the Board’s chairperson, the Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, and six other members appointed by the Governor in Council. With the exception of the Commissioner and the Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, Board members serve three-year terms. The Board’s primary role is to define the National Film Board of Canada’s broad directions and approve its budgets and strategic plans.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 29, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per diem: $300

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) or a law degree would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in audiovisual industry law or copyright law would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in audiovisual production and distribution would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in public affairs and marketing communications or the 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 of the National Film Board of Canada, its main activities, productions, history and place in the Canadian and international film communities;
  • Knowledge of the federal government cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the National Film Board of Canada;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting would be considered an asset;
  • 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 an asset;
  • Ability to negotiate skilfully as well as influence the opinions and ideas of others, build consensus and gain approval for plans, programs and recommended courses of action;
  • 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:

  • Familiarity with the audiovisual field, including the production and distribution of audiovisual works and digital media
  • 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:

  • The Board meets at least four times a year. The members must prepare for the meetings and participate actively.
  • Attendance of occasional conference call meetings is also required.
  • No person who has any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, individually or as a shareholder or partner or otherwise, in commercial film activity is eligible for appointment to the Board (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

Trustees, National Gallery of Canada,

Appointment opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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:

Trustees (part-time positions)

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collection of approximately 65,000 works of art, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Over the years, the National Gallery of Canada has built a world-class collection spanning all periods of Canadian art, richly representing works by Europeans—from old masters to contemporary artists—and notable for strong holdings in photography, Inuit art and contemporary American art. The mandate of the National Gallery of Canada is to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada. The Gallery also has the mandate to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians. The Gallery is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The National Gallery of Canada is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. 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.

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

Candidates must apply online by January 24, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

Annual Retainer: $3,600 - $4,200

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA), or a degree in law, business, museology or fine arts, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices or in corporate governance would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would also be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Gallery of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • information technology;
    • technological evolution related to digital;
    • the supporting environment of national creative content;
    • government relations;
    • human resources, financial and risk management; and
    • promotion and marketing.
  • Knowledge in visual and media arts would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and experience in major gift solicitation would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board’s partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A passion and commitment to visual and media arts
  • 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 a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The successful candidate must attend the meetings of the Board of Trustees and key Gallery events:
    • The Board meets four times per year; each meeting is generally two consecutive days in duration. Three meetings are held in Ottawa and one additional meeting is often held in another Canadian city; and
    • There are approximately ten teleconference meetings of short-duration (30 minutes) throughout the year.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of four weeks 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 Gazetteto 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, National Gallery of Canada

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collection of approximately 65,000 works of art, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Over the years, the National Gallery of Canada has built a world-class collection spanning all periods of Canadian art, richly representing works by Europeans—from old masters to contemporary artists—and notable for strong holdings in photography, Inuit art and contemporary American art. The mandate of the National Gallery of Canada is to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada. The Gallery also has the mandate to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians. The Gallery is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The National Gallery of Canada is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. 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 Board meetings, so as to ensure 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 Gallery and its activities can be found on the National Gallery of Canada's website.

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017, via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

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;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working or volunteering with organizations in the cultural sector, preferably in the visual arts field, 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 legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Gallery of Canada;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the National Gallery of Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills, including executive-level people management skills, to enable the National Gallery of Canada to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Gallery's senior management and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum'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 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 Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The successful candidate must attend the meetings of the Board of Trustees and key Gallery events:
    • The Board meets four times per year; each meeting is generally two consecutive days in duration.
    • Three meetings are held in Ottawa and one additional meeting is often held in another Canadian city;
    • There are approximately ten teleconference meetings of short-duration (30 minutes) throughout the year; and
    • The Chairperson attends major exhibition openings at the National Gallery of Canada, approximately three to four each year.
  • Customarily, the Chairperson of the Gallery is named to the Board of Directors of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation: this entails additional meetings and responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of six weeks annually.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson, National Gallery of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collection of approximately 65,000 works of art, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Over the years, the National Gallery of Canada has built a world-class collection spanning all periods of Canadian art, richly representing works by Europeans—from old masters to contemporary artists—and notable for strong holdings in photography, Inuit art and contemporary American art. The mandate of the National Gallery of Canada is to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada. The Gallery also has the mandate to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians. The Gallery is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The National Gallery of Canada is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. 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. If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has all the powers, and may exercise and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

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

Candidates must apply online by February 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $275 - $325

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;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working or volunteering with organizations in the cultural sector, preferably in the visual arts field, 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 legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Gallery of Canada;
  • 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 cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the National Gallery of Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, the supporting environment of national creative content, government relations, human resources, or promotion and marketing would be an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to assist the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Museums Act;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; 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:

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The successful candidate must attend the meetings of the Board of Trustees and key Gallery events:
    • The Board meets four times per year; each meeting is generally two consecutive days in duration. Three meetings are held in Ottawa and one additional meeting is often held in another Canadian city;
    • There are approximately ten teleconference meetings of short-duration (30 minutes) throughout the year; and
    • In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson attends major exhibition openings at the National Gallery of Canada, approximately three to four each year.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of four weeks annually.

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, Royal Canadian Mint,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint (Mint) is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. The Mint combines modern business practices with decades of experience in coin production to deliver optimal value to customers and its sole shareholder, the Government of Canada. The Mint owns two facilities: the Ottawa facility houses the corporate head office, the gold and silver refineries and production facilities for numismatic and bullion coins, medals and medallions; the Winnipeg Plant, which includes a plating facility, produces all of Canada's circulation coins as well as foreign circulation coins. The Mint has three boutiques respectively in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa.

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for overseeing the management of the Mint's business and affairs. The Board holds Management accountable for the Mint's business performance and achievement of its objectives. It exercises its duty in the best interests of the Mint and the long-term interests of its sole shareholder in accordance with the Mint's governing by-laws and applicable legislation.

The Board approves the Mint's strategic direction, major investments and staffing decisions as it relates to Vice-Presidents. It exercises due diligence by monitoring corporate financial performance, overseeing the risk management processes, ensuring the integrity of financial results, and providing timely reports to the Government of Canada and the public.

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

Candidates must apply online 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 29, 2017, via Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

The Mint has an immediate need for six Directors, including four Directors with demonstrated experience in the fields of: Information Technology, Manufacturing, Human Resources and Labour Relations; and Risk Management and Mitigation.

Per Diem: $410 - $485

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

The following criteria apply to all Director positions:

  • A degree from a recognized university or other post-secondary institution in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization; and
  • Business acumen and financial knowledge and experience.

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

Please describe how you meet these additional requirements:

A. Information Technology

One or more of the following:

  • Experience in leading practices and trends for Information Technology governance, cyber security, information security, operations, projects and risk management, cloud computing and Big Data;
  • Experience as leader of a large technology transformation program?, delivering complex technology projects providing significant business value;
  • Experience in determining Information Technology strategies in order to reach corporate objectives, application development and application management and software.
B. Manufacturing

One or more of the following:

  • Experience in manufacturing processes and product design, supply chain management, manufacturing of finished products, inventory management and process improvement strategies;
  • Experience in managing a global supply chain and identifying business opportunities in the marketplace;
  • Experience as a c-suite executive with demonstrated leadership skills and business expertise with a sophisticated commercial corporation.
C. Human Resources and Labour Relations

One or more of the following:

  • Experience providing strategic guidance in the establishment of Human Resources strategies in support of the attainment of corporate objectives;
  • Experience in workforce planning, recruiting, staffing and compensation policies and principles in alignment with the organization's objective;
  • Experience in collective agreement and labour law interpretation, progressive discipline and termination, human rights complaints, Occupational Health and Safety regulations and best practices (including mental health programs), mediation of workplace conflict, and management advisory issues in general.
D. Risk Management and Mitigation

One or more of the following:

  • 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.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

Statutory:

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

Apply Online

Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Health is to strengthen our publicly-funded universal health care system and ensure that it adapts to new challenges.

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

Chief Public Health Officer (full-time position)

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada is the main Government of Canada agency responsible for public health in Canada. The Agency’s primary goal is to strengthen Canada’s capacity to protect and improve the health of Canadians and to help reduce pressures on the health-care system. To do this, the Agency is working to build an effective public health system that enables Canadians to achieve better health and well-being in their daily lives by promoting good health, helping prevent and control chronic diseases and injury, and protecting Canadians from infectious diseases and other threats to their health. The Agency is also committed to reducing health disparities between the most advantaged and disadvantaged Canadians.

The Chief Public Health Officer is responsible for providing leadership to the Public Health Agency of Canada and providing advice to the Minister of Health and, as appropriate, working with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial and municipal governments, the international community, the public health community and Canadians on public health issues. The Chief Public Health Officer is the lead public health professional of the Government of Canada, in particular, during public health emergencies and will play a leadership role in national public health matters and citizen engagement in public health.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 12, 2017, via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

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

Education and Experience

  • The Chief Public Health Officer shall be a health professional who has qualifications in the field of public health (statutory); this could include a licensed health professional qualified in medicine, nursing, or other profession in the field of public health;
  • Postgraduate training and experience in public health or a closely related field would be considered an asset;
  • Proven senior level experience in providing strategic advice and making evidence-based decisions on complex and sensitive issues;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and multipartite relationships with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders and academia;
  • Experience as an official level spokesperson on public health issues, particularly emergencies, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in developing and coordinating government policies, programs and services in the area of public health would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies for disease prevention and control 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 Public Health Agency of Canada as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy environments, processes and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the respective roles of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments in health system matters;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and of the social and health care fields;
  • Knowledge of the breadth and depth of public health issues within Canada and internationally;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships, including with the broader public health, research and academic communities;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies and deal with complex and sensitive issues;
  • Ability to provide advice to Ministers and, as appropriate, work with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial governments, the international community, health practitioners and Canadians on public health issues; and
  • Ability as the lead public health professional of the Government of Canada, to communicate with governments, public health authorities or organizations in the public health field within Canada or internationally, as well as with the public, voluntary organizations in the public health field or the private sector for the purpose of providing information, or seeking their views, about public health issues.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to 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
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Calm under pressure
  • Sound judgement

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are a health professional who has qualifications in the field of public health (statutory).
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Citizenship Judges, Citizenship Commission,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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:

Citizenship Judges (full-time and part-time)

Citizenship Commission

One of the many responsibilities of the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is the delivery and administration of Canada’s citizenship grants (naturalization) program. As a citizenship judge, you will be part of the Citizenship Commission, which is an administrative body within the Department. The Commission consists of all citizenship judges working across Canada.

Each year, the Department receives thousands of requests for citizenship naturalization from permanent residents of Canada. As independent decision makers, Citizenship Judges are responsible for making decisions on a portion of these applications. The decision making process involves reviewing the applicant’s file, holding a hearing with the applicant if necessary, and writing a decision. Citizenship judges are also responsible for conducting citizenship ceremonies and administering the Oath of Citizenship across Canada. Judges also conduct promotional activities that outline the importance of citizenship in the community with local organizations, such as schools, and non-governmental organizations. Citizenship judges may be located in the following cities: Halifax, Fredericton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, London, Windsor, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver and Surrey.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 14, 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.

Full-Time Salary Range: $93,700 - $110,200

Part-Time Per Diem: $470 - $550

Position Locations (full-time): Montreal, Mississauga, Scarborough, Edmonton, Vancouver

Position Locations (part-time): Halifax, Toronto (downtown), Winnipeg, Saskatoon

In your application, please indicate the city or cities for which you are submitting your candidacy.

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, Experience, and Achievements

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university OR acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job related experience;
  • Graduation from a recognized university with a law degree will be considered an asset;
  • A minimum of five years experience making decisions related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in interpreting/applying legislation, regulations, policies and directives;
  • Experience in public speaking and conducting public engagements;
  • Experience in working with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds;
  • Experience in working with a computer, specifically use of Microsoft Office (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint);
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of an administrative tribunal or agency will be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes and case law will also be considered an asset.

Achievements

  • Professional or volunteer achievements/recognition that demonstrates a high standard of citizenship and or community involvement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the process, legislation and requirements of becoming a Canadian citizen;
  • Knowledge of the principles of administrative law and natural justice;
  • Ability to quickly and effectively analyze and synthesize relevant case information;
  • Ability to make timely and effective written decisions; and
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner.

After the exam, if you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

  • Ability to speak in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Sound judgment
  • Effective interviewing skills

Language Proficiency

Fluency in English or French but bilingualism is 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:

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Reliability
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Discretion in managing sensitive information and dealing with cultural differences

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen.
  • You must be willing to work independently and with little supervision.
  • You must be willing to work on weekends, evenings and statutory holidays (such as Canada Day) when required.
  • You must be willing and able to conduct hearings by videoconference when required;
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the city/cities for which you applying.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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.

Apply Online

Directors, Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated,

Appointment opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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 of the Board (part-time positions)

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated operates, manages, monitors, constructs, rehabilitates, maintains and repairs the following bridges, roads, and tunnels under federal jurisdiction located in the Greater Montreal Area: the Champlain and Jacques Cartier Bridges, the federal portion of the Honoré Mercier Bridge and approaches thereto, and three related infrastructures, namely a section of the Bonaventure Expressway, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, and the Melocheville Tunnel. Its mission is to provide a safe passage for users through the management, maintenance, and rehabilitation of its infrastructure assets by optimizing traffic flow and respecting the environment. The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated strives to provide the Government of Canada with the highest level of custodianship of these infrastructure assets.

The board of directors of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (the "Board") is composed of up to seven (7) members, including the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Office. The Board provides strategic guidance and oversees the organization and administration of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated as well as the management of its resources, services, property, personnel and contracts. It sets corporate objectives and strategic directions, oversees the implementation of said objectives and strategic plan, monitors corporate performance, reviews financial objectives and results, analyzes key dimensions such as security, safety, environment and risk management, ensures that the principal risks are identified, mitigated and managed for each project and maintains strong and effective stakeholder communications.

Safety and security remain top priority issues. Given that many of the infrastructure assets the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated controls were built prior to 1965, careful monitoring is required. Significant capital investments need to be carefully managed to ensure the continued safety of existing assets, and construction of new assets. The Board is working on rehabilitation programs to address these issues and exhaustive repair plans are underway for some of the structures.

In view of the significant responsibilities of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, board members schedule numerous meetings of the Board and its committees throughout the year to manage Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated 's business and affairs. Special meetings may be called on short notice to address specific or emergency issues. Board members are permitted to attend Board and committee meetings in person or by electronic means, although they attend the majority of meetings in person.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 3, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $200 - $300

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for 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 from a recognized university in engineering, human resources, economics, finance or law would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience in the management, construction, rehabilitation and/or maintenance of infrastructure and in the transportation sector would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in project management; and
  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:
    • Experience in managing human and financial resources; or
    • Experience in managing legal and communications personnel.

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 Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated and a good understanding of the legislative framework in which it operates, including applicable labor laws;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of infrastructure rehabilitation and project management;
  • Knowledge of the Greater Montreal Area in which the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated operates would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of government functions and operations, including public policy areas, would be considered an asset;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to facilitate information-sharing and effective working relationships with other Board members, management, government officials, business partners, stakeholders and employees of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated;
  • Abilities in one or more of the following areas would be considered an asset:
    • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
    • Ability to develop, review and analyze workforce reports and metrics and to lead organizational change;
    • Ability to apply human resources management principles to anticipate the short and long term needs of Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, evaluate potential options and identify alternative solutions to problems; and
    • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.including negotiation and conflict management 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:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You will not accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties or that could place yourself in a situation of real, potential or apparent conflict of interest (statutory).
  • You must be willing to travel to Montreal for meetings, plus be available for teleconference calls from time to time.

If you are appointed to these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Science Advisor,

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 Science is to support scientific research and the integration of scientific considerations in our investment and policy choices.

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

Chief Science Advisor (full-time position)

The Government of Canada is establishing the position of Chief Science Advisor, which will report to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Science. Transparent communication of science and evidence-based policy-making are among the federal government's top priorities. The new Chief Science Advisor will play a key role in fulfilling that commitment.

The Chief Science Advisor's main function will be to advise the government on how to ensure that government science is fully available to the public, that scientists are able to speak freely about their work, and that scientific analyses are considered when the government makes decisions. The Chief Science Advisor will focus on how scientific information is disseminated and used by the federal government, and how evidence is incorporated into government-wide decision-making. This will include a particular emphasis on federal scientific research and activities. Looking to broader scientific issues, as an adviser and coordinator of advice, the Chief Science Advisor will aim to provide impartial scientific advice on key issues with science or research components of relevance to Canada.

Candidates must apply online by January 27, 2017, via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: Under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, and 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. Please note that the maximum size of each document uploaded as part of your application is 3 MB. A maximum of five (5) documents may be uploaded in respect of any application, including the cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Education and Experience

  • A doctoral degree in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, health sciences or social sciences;
  • Significant experience as a scientific research practitioner and peer reviewer, with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in a relevant field of specialization;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within public or private research organizations;
  • Experience participating in scientific advisory bodies established by government (e.g., expert panels, task forces, committees) would be an asset; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas would be an asset:
    • involvement in scientific reviews within legislative or regulatory processes;
    • public scientific communication;
    • promoting transparency and integrity in scientific research; and
    • evaluation of scientific or research programs or projects.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the machinery of the federal government and its decision-making process, as well as knowledge of Canadian federal science and technology policy;
  • Knowledge of scientific and non-scientific issues relevant to the federal government;
  • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing evidence-based policy-making within government;
  • Knowledge of the state of current scientific evidence – including accepted theories, established findings and existing uncertainties – outside the candidate's field of specialization;
  • Ability to provide scientific advice in support of policy decisions in an authoritative and independent manner, combining knowledge and experience and effectively addressing the limits of science, the insufficiency of evidence, and appropriately framing uncertainties;
  • Ability to provide constructive scientific advice on contentious issues where considerations include, but are not limited to, science, and recognizing her or his advisory role in the context of decision-making;
  • Ability to provide sound advice while demonstrating integrity and independence through non-partisanship;
  • Ability to think creatively, with a strategic vision for science that extends to the longer term;
  • Ability to work effectively within a committee or working group framework with various governmental actors; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and networks with officials and stakeholders in the scientific community.

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance; and
  • 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

Director of Public Prosecutions, Public Prosecution Service of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Director of Public Prosecutions (full-time position)

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (legal name: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) is an independent organization, reporting to Parliament through the Attorney General of Canada. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada acts on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada in the discharge of her criminal law mandate by prosecuting offences under more than 40 federal statutes, and by providing prosecution-related legal advice to law enforcement agencies. In the provinces, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada prosecutes non-Criminal Code federal offences (including drug-related offences), a limited number of Criminal Code offences (including those related to terrorism, criminal organizations, money laundering, proceeds of crime, and fraud), and a large number of federal regulatory offences. In the territories, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada prosecutes all federal offences, including Criminal Code offences.

The Director oversees the prosecution of these offences to ensure the transparency and integrity of the federal criminal justice system in all regions of Canada. The Director is the Deputy Attorney General of Canada for the purpose of exercising the powers and performing the duties under s. 3(3) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, and holds office during good behavior for a term of seven years. A Director is not eligible to be reappointed for a further term of office.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 23, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointment 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: $200,900 - $236,300 (GCQ7)

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • Must be a member of at least 10 years standing at the bar of any province (statutory);
  • Experience in managing at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in senior level decision-making on sensitive matters;
  • Experience in providing strategic advice on complex and sensitive issues;
  • Experience in criminal law or in litigation under other federal statues is preferred, as well as experience with the law enforcement community; and
  • Experience in governmental activities and interaction with other departments, particularly central agencies (preferably at a senior level).

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and of the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Public Prosecutions;
  • Knowledge of sound management principles and of the operations of government;
  • Knowledge of public policy and practice related to criminal law or offences under federal statutes;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and the respective responsibilities of the federal, provincial and territorial governments;
  • Strong leadership, managerial, and motivational skills;
  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral, and ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations in order to make equitable decisions and recommendations while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment while working horizontally with key partners in the federal government; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain appropriate and effective liaison with key 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 judgment
  • Impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a member of at least 10 years standing at the bar of any province (statutory).
  • The Director shall engage exclusively in the duties and functions of his or her office under this Act or any other Act of Parliament and shall not hold any other office or engage in any other employment for reward (statutory).
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to Ottawa 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

Members, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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 positions:

Members (part-time positions)

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

Opportunities exist for part-time board members at the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is an independent joint agency of the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of oil and gas activities in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area. The board’s mandate is to apply the provisions of federal-provincial Accord Act legislation governing offshore oil and gas activities. The principal role of board members is to make independent decisions in the Canadian public interest in the area of offshore petroleum regulation.

In the implementation of its mandate, the role of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is to oversee the exploration for and development of hydrocarbon resources in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area in a manner that conforms to the principles of: worker safety; environmental protection and safety; effective management of land tenure; maximum hydrocarbon recovery and value; and Canada-Nova Scotia benefits. While the legislation does not prioritize these mandates, worker safety and environmental protection are paramount in all board decisions.

The board consists of a chairperson and four part-time members, each appointed for a period of six years. Members spend 25 to 50 days each year on board matters. Meetings to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by January 23, 2017 via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per diem: $200 - $300

Annual retainer: $3,600 - $5,000

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • A degree in engineering, environmental science, oceans / fisheries management, public administration, communications, finance or law would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best practices, and in corporate governance;
  • Experience with the development or application of legislative and regulatory frameworks, or policies;
  • Experience with environmental protection and safety;
  • Experience building relationships, promoting partnerships and working with government, Indigenous groups, communities, industry or other stakeholder groups in Canada; and
  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:
    1. Experience in the oil and gas sector, fisheries management, or Indigenous affairs in Nova Scotia; or
    2. Experience working with or serving on a board, or in offshore petroleum-related activities.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Acts;
  • Knowledge of offshore oil and gas activities in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area, and the structure and operation of the international petroleum industry and Canada’s position in an international context;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging issues related to offshore oil and gas exploration and/or development;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the operations and challenges of working with both the federal and provincial governments;
  • Ability to reconcile divergent stakeholder positions, taking into account associated economic, social and environmental implications, including domestic and international obligations;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the board to seize opportunities and solve problems;
  • Ability to discuss, foster debate among board members, facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work effectively with senior industry, provincial and federal governments, and non-government officials; 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:

  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • 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 must be willing to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for board and committee meetings, five to six times per year, plus be available for teleconference calls from time to time.
  • You must be prepared to travel occasionally to represent the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.

If you are appointed one of these positions:

All members of the Board shall be subject to conflict of interest guidelines established jointly by the Federal Minister and Provincial Minister and are not subject to any conflict of interest guidelines established by the Federal Government.

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

Permanent Members, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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 positions:

Permanent Members (part-time positions)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) makes independent, fair and transparent decisions on licensing nuclear related activities. Permanent Members participate in hearings and meetings of a quasi-judicial administrative tribunal. Members analyze and evaluate cases ,such as the licensing of major nuclear facilities ,(nuclear generating stations, uranium mines, nuclear waste facilities) being presented before the quasi-judicial body for purposes of rendering decisions in keeping with the discharge of his/her responsibility under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. Members are also responsible for making regulations.

Cross-cultural sensitivity and excellent listening skills are critical when dealing with complex, science-based, and often emotionally charged matters. Members have a crucial role of preventing unreasonable risks to the environment, the safety and health of persons and national security, and achieving conformity with international obligations to which Canada has agreed. Members must have a clear understanding of the mandate and powers of the Commission and convey this understanding to the organization, stakeholders and the Canadian public. Members must act fairly and transparently, and render decisions that are based on the evidence presented.

Members must demonstrate the ability to respond to a wide range of stakeholders in a professional, concerned and balanced manner at all times. Strong conceptual skills are required to identify trends, interpret complex and sometimes conflicting information and to appreciate the significance of the data obtained and to make the appropriate legal and regulatory decisions based on science, facts and evidence.

The Commission operates with appropriate independence from political direction while ensuring sound management and government practices within the legislation and guidelines of the Government of Canada.

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

Candidates must apply online by January 29, 2017 via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per diem: $715 - $840

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • An advanced degree in engineering, geology, environment, physics, or medicine (e.g. epidemiology, or oncology) would be considered an asset;
  • Significant experience dealing with and/or working in scientific, health, environmental science, energy or engineering organizations, or academic institutions;
  • Experience with the development and/or application of legislative and regulatory frameworks or policies;
  • Experience in dealing with and/or working in regulatory agencies or quasi-judicial administrative tribunals;
  • Experience building relationships, promoting partnerships and working with Indigenous groups, Indigenous communities, or other stakeholder groups in Canada would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in environmental protection and safety matters as it relates to the energy sector 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 Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as well as its legislative framework, including the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and the regulatory and business environments within which the Commission operates;
  • Significant knowledge of scientific or engineering areas of expertise, basic knowledge of nuclear fundamentals and practical knowledge of business, law or finance;
  • Ability to analyze significant amounts of often complex, technical information and render decisions;
  • Ability to listen, interpret, evaluate, and assess a wide variety of issues with a view to regulating the use of nuclear energy in Canada in keeping with the safety mandate of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; and
  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral, with the ability to write clear and concise reports, analyses and decisions in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner.

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:

  • Tolerance to stressful situations
  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You 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 the member’s duties (statutory).
  • You must be available for 2-3 day periods, up to 10 times per year. Including 40-60 days per year in preparation time for Commission proceedings, the conduct of proceedings, travel and post-hearing deliberations. Most preparation is conducted from your place of residence.
  • You are willing and able to travel to participate in Commission proceedings.

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, National Energy Board,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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.

To ensure that the Board’s composition reflects regional views, province or territory of residence will be considered in making appointments to the National Energy Board.

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 (full-time position)

National Energy Board

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources. The Board makes decisions and recommendations on applications for pipeline facilities that cross international or interprovincial borders, associated tolls and tariffs, international power lines and certain energy export and import authorizations. In specified areas, such as the North and offshore, the National Energy Board has regulatory responsibilities for oil and gas exploration and production activities. The Board regulates companies to conduct their activities safely in order to eliminate or reduce risk for the public, workers, the environment, and property over the full lifecycle of an energy infrastructure project from application to construction and operation, and abandonment. The National Energy Board is located in Calgary, Alberta and has a staff of approximately 450 employees and an annual budget of over $70 million.

The Minister of Natural Resources is committed to making recommendations on the appointment of Board members which ensure that the Board’s composition reflects regional views and that it has sufficient expertise in fields such as environmental science, community development, and Indigenous traditional knowledge.

An opportunity exists for a full-time Board member position at the National Energy Board. The Board consists of not more than nine full-time members, each appointed for a period of seven years.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 8, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: $174,700 - $205,500 (GCQ 6)

Position Location: Calgary, Alberta

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 economics, engineering, environmental science, finance or law would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with energy-related economic, engineering, social, safety, environmental or regulatory issues;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation;
  • Extensive experience in making decisions requiring an objective and careful balance of conflicting or contradictory considerations;
  • Experience in dealing with international energy-related matters would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with economic, social and environmental issues within Indigenous communities would be considered an asset;
  • Experience building relationships, promoting partnerships and working with Indigenous groups, Indigenous communities or other stakeholder groups in Canada would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in at least one of the following fields would be considered an asset:
    1. Environmental Science: Experience working on environment-related matters, such as environmental assessment, protection or enforcement in Canada.
    2. Indigenous Traditional Knowledge: Experience gathering or compiling traditional knowledge from Indigenous peoples to shape decision-making processes.
    3. Community Development: Experience leading and facilitating processes where community members take collective action and generate solutions to common problems or a common goal.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the National Energy Board, as well as its legislative framework, including the National Energy Board Act, and the regulatory and business environments within which the Board operates;
  • Knowledge of the functioning of energy markets and the energy sector (economic, engineering, social, safety and/or environmental components) and of the role of government and regulatory agencies in facilitating market outcomes that are in keeping with the Canadian public interest;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice, and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada;
  • Knowledge of the aspirations of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, their history and their vision of Canada’s future;
  • Ability to analyze significant amounts of complex technical information, and make concrete decisions within a timeframe bound by legislated time limits and service standards;
  • Ability to think strategically, to frame questions and conduct analysis with a thorough understanding of energy sector and related policy issues, and to constructively question and challenge these in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to reconcile divergent stakeholder positions, taking into account associated economic, social and environmental implications; and
  • Superior communications skills, both written and oral, with the ability to write clear and concise reports, analyses and decisions.

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
  • Respect, fairness and impartiality
  • Sound judgment, tact and discretion
  • 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, a location within reasonable commuting distance of Calgary, Alberta (statutory).
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must not, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, be engaged in the business of producing, selling, buying, transmitting, exporting, importing or otherwise dealing in hydrocarbons or electricity nor hold any bond, debenture or other security of a corporation engaged in any such business (statutory).
  • You must devote the whole of their time to the performance of your duties, and shall not accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties and functions (statutory).
  • You must be prepared to travel and work long hours when required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Clerk, House of Commons,

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:

Clerk of the House of Commons (full-time position)

House of Commons

The House of Commons is the popularly elected component of Parliament, consisting of 338 members. The Clerk of the House of Commons contributes to the achievement of the parliamentary mission of the House of Commons and the enhancement of services to the House as an institution and to the members of Parliament in their work. The Clerk of the House of Commons is expected to direct the development of all administrative, logistical, and support functions necessary for the House to operate, which includes the provision of procedural services, legal and legislative services, information technology, Parliamentary Precinct Services, and Corporate Resources.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the House of Commons' website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 26, 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: $196,600 - $231,200

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 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
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining constructive and effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including parliamentarians and policy makers at all levels.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the House of Commons legislative and accountability functions;
  • Knowledge of sound management policies, practices and principles;
  • Knowledge of the current political agenda, current legislative initiatives and current domestic issues;
  • Knowledge of the legal, historical and cultural conditions of parliamentary institutions in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of and respect for bicameral systems of government;
  • Commitment to, and proven track record of implementing decisions taken by others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain the highest possible standard for procedural advice, and the provision of non-partisanship and political neutrality to all staff;
  • Strong analytical and managerial skills and the ability to make impartial, fair and transparent decisions;
  • Ability to respond to and reconcile tight deadlines and changing priorities and timetables; 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 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 leader
  • Impartiality and fairness
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment

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 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

Executive Vice-Chairperson and Member, Parole Board of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is to lead the government's work in ensuring that we are keeping Canadians safe.

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

Executive Vice-Chairperson and Member (full-time position)

Parole Board of Canada

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

The Executive Vice-Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada is a full-time member of the Board. The Executive Vice-Chairperson assists the Chairperson in the execution of his/her role as the Chief Executive Officer. He/she leads the work of the Board Member Secretariat (i.e. professional standards, training, quality decision making and appeal procedures). He/she makes sound recommendations to the Minister of Public Safety regarding clemency files through the Chairperson. The Executive Vice-Chairperson chairs a number of internal committees and working groups and represents the Board in various forums and committees related to criminal justice and law.

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

Candidates must apply online 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 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: $174,700 - $205,500 (GCQ-6)

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in one of the disciplines comprising the human sciences (law, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, etc.) or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in managing at the executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies;
  • Experience in the development of policies or performance standards, and operational procedures;
  • Experience in the professional development of personnel, including addressing training needs and professional conduct; and
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, an agency or an equivalent entity would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and roles and responsibilities of the Parole Board of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Records Act and their interpretation and application related to conditional release;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and of the purpose and principles of conditional release;
  • Knowledge of the societal issues affecting the criminal justice environment including those relating to: gender, Indigenous peoples and visible minority issues;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents in an adjudicative context, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions that are fair and equitable;
  • Ability to manage a diverse and heavy caseload, and to perform his or her duties under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to deal with provincial and territorial governments and various organizations with an interest in criminal justice; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and discretion
  • Sensitivity to Indigenous peoples, multiculturalism and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release (statutory).
  • You are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel occasionally throughout Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

Chairperson, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada (Great Lakes Pilotage Authority) is a Crown corporation based in Cornwall, Ontario. The mandate of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority is to establish, operate, maintain, and administer, in the interest of safety, an efficient economical Pilotage service within its designated geographical boundaries; all waters in the Province of Quebec south of the northern entrance to St. Lambert Lock and all Canadian waters in and around the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. The Great Lakes Pilotage Authority exercises public regulatory authority, and also issues, suspends or revokes pilot licenses and certificates.

The key corporate objectives of the Authority are:

  • To provide economic, safe, reliable, and efficient marine pilotage and related services in its region of responsibility
  • To provide the above services within a commercially-oriented framework, directed toward achieving and maintaining financial self-sufficiency, through tariffs which are fair and reasonable
  • To promote the effective utilization of the Authority’s facilities, equipment and expertise, through the productive application of these resources in the interest of safe navigation
  • To be responsive to the Government’s environmental, social and economic policies

The Board is responsible for the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority’s strategic planning, including its business plan, finances, and overall stewardship, which involves the identification of major risks, succession planning and the setting up of an information system to meet its requirements.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 19, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $160 - $250

Annual Retainer: $5,100 - $6,000

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 equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government and the private sector;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders; and
  • Experience in the pilotage, shipping, or public administration sectors 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 Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian pilotage industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus; and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be willing to chair a schedule of Board meetings including an annual meeting, quarterly meetings, as well as standing committees and ad hoc committees as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Laurentian Pilotage Authority,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Laurentian Pilotage Authority Canada

Laurentian Pilotage Authority Canada (Laurentian Pilotage Authority ) is a Crown corporation based in Montréal, Quebec. The mandate of the Authority is to operate, maintain and manage, in the interest of navigation safety, an effective pilotage service in the Canadian waters for the Laurentian region. The LPA exercises public regulatory authority, and also issues, suspends or revokes pilot licences and certificates.

The Authority has set three key objectives to carry out its mandate:

  • To achieve and maintain financial self-sufficiency
  • To work with its partners and service providers to maximize the efficiency, quality and safety of pilotage services, by being attentive to client needs
  • To heed and to comply with the policies and initiatives of the Government of Canada, especially in technological and economic matters

The Board is responsible for the Laurentian Pilotage Authority's strategic planning, including its business plan, finances and overall stewardship, which involves the identification of major risks, succession planning and the setting up of an information system to meet its requirements.

Further details about each organization and its activities can be found on the Laurentian Pilotage Authority website.

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

Per Diem: $220 - $260

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

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government and the private sector;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders; and
  • Experience in the pilotage, shipping, or public administration sectors 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 Authority's mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian pilotage industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus; and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be willing to chair a schedule of Board meetings including an annual meeting, quarterly meetings, as well as standing committees and ad hoc committees as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Marine Atlantic Inc.,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Director (part-time positions)

Marine Atlantic Inc.

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 8, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website.Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of government or the private sector;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably marine); and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: project management; engineering; marine transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; or stakeholder engagement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, VIA Rail Canada Inc.,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Director (part-time positions)

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

VIA Rail Canada Inc. (VIA Rail) is a Crown corporation headquartered in Montréal, Quebec. VIA Rail operates Canada's national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. Established in 1977, VIA Rail provides a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible service from coast to coast in both official languages. The Corporation operates close to 475 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometres of track, connecting over 400 Canadian communities. The Corporation reports to Parliament through the Minister of Transport.

The Board of Directors of VIA Rail is responsible for the governance and oversight of VIA Rail's activities, business performance and strategic policy direction. It ensures internal controls are in place to manage risks and ensure the accuracy of the organization's finances and reports.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the VIA Rail Canada Inc. website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 29, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $410 - $485

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a complex commercial public or private sector organization or as a senior executive of a complex commercial public or private sector organization answerable to stakeholders in said sectors;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of government or the private sector;
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably rail); and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: safety and security management; public relations; law; accounting; finance; information technology; communications; community relations; or stakeholder engagement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of Via Rail Inc. or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive, shall be a director of Via Rail Inc. (statutory).
  • Directors must be available for four quarterly scheduled Board meetings plus additional meetings as required.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information please visit the Office of the 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.

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Ongoing Opportunities

Members, Parole Board of Canada,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is to lead the government’s work in ensuring that we are keeping Canadians safe.

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 – All regional divisions (full-time positions)

Members – All regional divisions (part-time positions)

Parole Board of Canada

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

Parole Board of Canada Board members make decisions that have significant implications for public safety and the integrity of Canada's parole system. Depending on the type of case, decisions are made by way of a hearing or in-office file review by either one or two Board members. Parole hearings are held within penitentiaries, and the decision and reasons are given to the offender verbally at the end of the hearing. A written decision then follows.

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

As this process is ongoing, applications will be accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Applicants who have already submitted their application need not apply again, even if the position is reposted. Please be assured applicants will be contacted, if required, and informed of the outcome of the process.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 31, 2017, via the Governor in Council website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application.

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.

Full-time salary range: $124,300 - $146,200 (GCQ-4)

Part-time per diem: $625 - $730 (GCQ-4)

Position Locations:

  • Atlantic Region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador – regional office in Moncton, New Brunswick)
  • Quebec Region (regional office in Montréal, Quebec)
  • Ontario/Nunavut Region (regional office in Kingston, Ontario)
  • Prairies Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories – regional offices in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Pacific Region (regional office in Abbotsford, British Columbia)

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Work experience in decision-making at a senior level related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies;
  • and Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word); and
  • Work experience as a decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and roles and responsibilities of the Parole Board of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the societal issues affecting the criminal justice environment including those relating to gender, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities;
  • Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Records Act and their interpretation and application related to conditional release is considered an asset;
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents in a quasi-judicial context, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions;
  • Clear, concise and comprehensive writing and spoken communications skills; and
  • Ability to perform in an environment with a heavy workload and tight time constraints and to perform in a stressful environment.

Language Proficiency

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

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgement in managing highly sensitive information
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Effective and independent work habits as well as an ability to work as a team member
  • Sensitivity to Indigenous peoples, multiculturalism and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Members appointed to the Board shall be sufficiently diverse in their backgrounds to be able to collectively represent community values and views in the work of the Board and to inform the community with respect to unescorted temporary absence, parole and statutory release (statutory).
  • Full-time members: you reside in or are willing to relocate to the area of employment or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • Preferences will be given to applicants who reside in the region for which they have applied.
  • You are willing to travel outside the immediate area of the regional office to which you are appointed. Also, you may be away from home overnight frequently to conduct hearings in federal and provincial institutions.
  • You possess a valid driver’s licence, or a personal means of transportation to penitentiaries throughout the region, some of which are in rural and remote locations.
  • Part-time members: you must be available to work a minimum of 5 to 10 days per month.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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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