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Current Opportunities

Commissioners, National Battlefields Commission,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Commissioner (part-time positions)

National Battlefields Commission

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

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

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study (accounting, communications, engineering, history, law or archeology) or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors, preferably in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in managing human resources and in performance management and evaluation at the senior executive level;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance; and
  • Experience in the communications or media sector, including digital innovation, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, National Seniors Council,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

The 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:

Chairperson (part-time position)

National Seniors Council

The National Seniors Council shall advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister of Employment and Social Development – styled Minister of Families, Children and Social Development – and the Minister of Health, on all matters related to the well-being and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse aging population. As directed by those Ministers, the National Seniors Council shall:

  • advise on current and emerging issues and opportunities related to the quality of life and well-being of seniors, both current and future seniors;
  • as needed, undertake activities such as commissioning research, convening expert panels and roundtables, and holding consultative meetings; and
  • deliver well-balanced advice, taking into account the views of experts, seniors, organizations and groups that provide seniors’ programs and services, provincial/territorial advisory bodies on seniors, and other relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

The Chairperson provides leadership for the Council, presides over all Council meetings, serves as a primary spokesperson with media, stakeholders and government officials, liaises and communicates advice to federal Ministers on behalf of the Council, and works with the Council Secretariat, providing direction regarding Council activities.

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A university degree or college diploma in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience;
  • A post-graduate degree would be considered an asset;
  • A record of academic, peer-reviewed publication in a field related to quality of life and well-being of seniors would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive academic or research or professional experience in a field related to the quality of life and well-being of seniors;
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary research or project team;
  • Experience chairing boards or committees, facilitating public meetings or panel discussions, and speaking to the media;
  • Experience interacting or partnering with the federal government or a provincial or territorial government, preferably with senior government officials, would be considered an asset; and
  • Extensive experience focusing on seniors or population aging issues in relation to health, demographic changes, housing or inter-provincial transportation, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of matters related to the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadian seniors;
  • Knowledge of the opportunities and challenges arising from Canada’s aging population;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s roles and responsibilities in terms of policy, programs, and services for seniors and Canada’s aging population;
  • Extensive knowledge regarding immigrant, indigenous and/or LGBTQ sub-populations of seniors would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships and work collaboratively with seniors, experts, organizations representing seniors, groups that provide seniors’ programs and services, provincial/territorial advisory bodies and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide recommendations and advice on seniors’ health, well-being and quality of life issues to committees, boards of directors, or other governing organizations in either the public, non-profit, or private sector, particularly on seniors-related issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives (e.g., research, expert panels, consultative meetings, and multidisciplinary projects) in either community, voluntary, business, academic, or professional sectors that serve the needs or broader interests of seniors; and
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate research findings or other information about seniors’ issues and make recommendations to policymakers and to a broader audience of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Judgment and integrity
  • Analytical skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are available for approximately 15 to 20 days of remunerated work per year.
  • You are willing and able to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member, National Seniors Council,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

The 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:

Member (part-time position)

National Seniors Council

The National Seniors Council shall advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister of Employment and Social Development – styled Minister of Families, Children and Social Development – and the Minister of Health, on all matters related to the well-being and quality of life of seniors, including the opportunities and challenges arising from a rapidly growing and increasingly diverse aging population. As directed by those Ministers, the National Seniors Council shall:

  • advise on current and emerging issues and opportunities related to the quality of life and well-being of seniors, both current and future seniors;
  • as needed, undertake activities such as commissioning research, convening expert panels and roundtables, and holding consultative meetings; and
  • deliver well-balanced advice, taking into account the views of experts, seniors, organizations and groups that provide seniors’ programs and services, provincial/territorial advisory bodies on seniors, and other relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

Members provide support to the Chairperson by bringing a broad viewpoint and expertise to the issues being discussed by the Council and rendering thoughtful advice so that these issues can be addressed from the perspectives of all Canadians.

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A university degree or college diploma in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience;
  • A post-graduate degree would be considered an asset;
  • A record of academic, peer-reviewed publication in a field related to quality of life and well-being of seniors would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive academic or research or professional experience in a field related to the quality of life and well-being of seniors;
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary research or project team;
  • Experience working as a member of a board or a committee, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience facilitating public meetings or panel discussions; and
  • Extensive experience focusing on seniors or population aging issues in relation to health, demographic changes, housing or inter-provincial transportation, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of matters related to the health, well-being and quality of life of Canadian seniors;
  • Knowledge of the opportunities and challenges arising from Canada’s aging population;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s roles and responsibilities in terms of policy, programs and services relating to seniors and Canada’s aging population would be considered an asset;
  • Extensive knowledge regarding immigrant, indigenous and/or LGBTQ sub-populations of seniors would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships and work collaboratively with seniors, experts, organizations representing seniors, groups that provide seniors’ programs and services, provincial/territorial advisory bodies and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide recommendations and advice on seniors’ health, well-being and quality of life issues to committees, boards of directors, or other governing organizations in either the public, non-profit, or private sector, particularly on seniors-related issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives (e.g., research, expert panels, consultative meetings, and multidisciplinary projects) in either community, voluntary, business, academic, or professional sectors that serve the needs or broader interests of seniors; and
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate research findings or other information about seniors’ issues and make recommendations to policymakers and to a broader audience of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Judgment and integrity
  • Analytical skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are available for approximately 15 to 20 days of remunerated work per year.
  • You are willing and able to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Commercial Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Commercial Corporation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or business experience;
  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors of public, private or not-for-profit organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior government officials;
  • Experience in the areas of international trade/exports;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • Experience in government procurement would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Canadian Commercial Corporation,

Appointment opportunities

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Canadian Commercial Corporation

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 22, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or business experience;
  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors of public, private or not-for-profit sector organizations;
  • Experience in the areas of international business/exports (experience in the areas of international business/export in the aerospace security, infrastructure, and clean technology sectors would be considered an asset);
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources;
  • Experience in the financial services and auditing sectors, including knowledge of financing of infrastructure procurement and Capital Projects, would be considered an asset;
  • Decision-making experience at a senior management or executive board level in a competitive environment would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in communications or media sector would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience dealing with senior government officials would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, mission and activities of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the issues and concerns facing small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses developing opportunities in the international export marketplace;
  • Knowledge of the emerging global trends and opportunities in the healthcare, clean technology and renewable energy sectors, and the ability to advance ideas and innovation with regards to Canadian exporters’ involvement in these sectors;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow board members and stakeholders and actively participate in discussions amongst board members;
  • Ability to assess global economic challenges/risks and incorporate these considerations in Board discussions relating to the support of Canadian exporters in accessing competitive markets; and
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Export Development Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Export Development Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 23, 2017, via Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $410 - $485

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving on a Board of Directors of a public, private or not-for-profit organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials;
  • Experience in the areas of international trade/export sector;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources;
  • Experience in a financial institution would be considered an asset; and
  • A professional financial designation would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of Export Development Canada and strategic corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and corporate governance principles and best practices including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as Shareholder;
  • Knowledge of banking and/or insurance industry;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge related to development finance;
  • Knowledge of Export Development Canada's products and business or a commitment to acquiring this within a short time of joining the Board;
  • Knowledge of sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge of different sizes of enterprises ranging from large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada's diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Crown held corporations would be an asset;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil Export Development Canada's mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion amongst Board Members in an open and trusting environment to facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise. Be sensitive to the differing needs and agenda of multiple stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Export Development Canada,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Export Development Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 22, 2017, via Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $410 - $485

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a government/Crown, non-profit, and/or private sector organization;
  • Experience in the areas of international trade/exports;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • A professional financial designation would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of Export Development Canada and strategic corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, international trade and the global economy;
  • Knowledge of banking and/or insurance industry;
  • Knowledge of with Export Development Canada's products and business or a commitment to acquiring this within a short time of joining the Board;
  • Knowledge of sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge of different sizes of enterprises ranging from large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada's diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Crown held corporations would be an asset;
  • Knowledge related to development finance would be an asset;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil Export Development Canada's mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and have the capacity to be sensitive to the differing needs and agendas of multiple stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

President (full-time position)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 30, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $259,900 - $305,700 (GC-10)

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A doctoral degree in a health research discipline, or a medical degree with post-graduate training in health research from a recognized university;
  • International stature as health researcher with extensive cutting-edge research experience;
  • Executive-level management experience ideally acquired within a university, teaching hospital, health research institute, or other similar public or private sector research organization with a health research mandate and which provided national and international exposure;
  • Experience in building, fostering, integrating and maintaining strategic partnerships and collaborative arrangements amongst a diverse health research community and governments through a dynamic framework for research investment and knowledge translation, and in ensuring strong productive and supportive alliances with a rich array of stakeholders in and outside of Canada; and
  • Experience in working with a Board of Directors or equivalent.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioners, First Nations Tax 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 Indigenous and Northern Affairs is to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.

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

Commissioners (part-time positions)

First Nations Tax Commission

The First Nations Tax Commission administers and regulates the taxation regime under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, including approving tax rates and revenue laws, developing sample laws and bylaws, developing and delivering accredited training, and reconciling First Nation government and taxpayer interests. In addition, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the First Nations Tax Commission carries out advisory functions in support of the Minister’s powers under section 83 of the Indian Act.

Commissioners of the First Nations Tax Commission are responsible for the overall direction of the Commission, ensuring that it fulfils its legal and regulatory mandate under the Act. To this end, among other duties, Commissioners support the development and promotion of a framework of laws and standards that enable First Nation governments with property tax systems to maintain their tax jurisdiction; review and approve local revenue regimes for participating First Nations; provide dispute resolution services and adjudicated decisions that are equitable and fair; and help to develop strategies and approaches to promote and foster First Nation understanding of the concepts, principles and process for real property taxation as a sustainable source of revenue.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 12, 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: $475 - $550

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;
  • Experience serving as a member or chairperson of a board of directors in a public or private sector board or a First Nations council;
  • Experience in First Nations administration, management, economic development, taxation, land management, or local government negotiations;
  • Experience with community relations and stakeholder engagement; and
  • Management experience, including managing human and financial resources.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of public policy environments, processes and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, including the role and mandate of the First Nations Tax Commission, and other related legislation;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge of property taxation, the First Nations tax system, and land development on reserves;
  • Knowledge of First Nations governments, cultures, societies and economies;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with private and public sector representatives, and the public in partnership with Indigenous stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of the operations of government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are able to dedicate up to 100 days annually for meetings, preparation and travel.
  • You are willing to travel within Canada for a minimum of four scheduled meetings, which last two days each.
  • As the First Nations Fiscal Management Act requires that three of the Commissioners be taxpayers using reserve lands, with one such commissioner being a residential taxpayer, one a commercial taxpayer and one a utility taxpayer, your application should indicate whether you are qualified to be considered under this requirement, and if so, under which of the three categories (commercial, residential or utility) (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 and the First Nations Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Directors, Canada Infrastructure Bank,

Appointment Opportunities (anticipatory)

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 (part-time positions)

The Canada Infrastructure Bank

The new Canada Infrastructure Bank is being established to initiate and invest in large revenue-generating infrastructure projects that provide public benefits and contribute to the long-term sustainability of infrastructure across Canada. The Bank will be mandated to invest $35 billion into projects where the Bank’s participation will serve as a catalyst for new forms of additional private investment into infrastructure in Canada. The Bank will also act as a center of expertise on infrastructure transactions involving private sector investment and provide advice to all levels of government in that context. In addition, the Bank will lead a data initiative to improve knowledge on the state of municipal and provincial infrastructure, as a basis for informing investment decisions and establishing priorities.

The Bank will operate as a crown corporation, at arms-length from government, but will be accountable for investing prudently within the context of government policy priorities.

The Board of Directors of the Bank will be composed of the Chairperson and 8 to 11 other Directors. Once established, the Board will contribute to the search for Chief Executive Officers and recommend their compensation, set and oversee the implementation of corporate objectives and strategic directions, monitor corporate and management performance, review financial objectives and results, analyze key dimensions such as security, safety, environment and risk management, ensure that the principal risks are identified, mitigated and managed for the Bank’s portfolio and maintain strong and effective stakeholder communications.

Given the Bank will be a new organization, a substantial time commitment (a minimum of 25 days annually) is expected of directors for participation in meetings, preparation for meetings and travel. Additional time commitment is expected from any director acting as the Chair of the Board (approximately 50 days annually) or as Chair of a Committee. All directors are expected to continuously strengthen their understanding of investment management, infrastructure development and other related skills.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found in the 2016 Fall Economic Statement and in Budget 2017.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 30, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Appointments to the positions will only be made once the legislation to create the Canada Infrastructure Bank has been approved by Parliament and receives Royal Assent.

Official Languages, Diversity and Regional Representation

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.

Given the national mandate of the Bank, the Board of Directors will endeavor to representation from across Canada.

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;
  • Experience in leading and managing a business or functional role at a large or complex organization;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization; and
  • Functional experience at the executive level in one or more of the following areas:
    • Human and financial resources; or
    • Legal issues; or
    • Corporate performance and business strategy; or
    • Investments and asset management; or
    • Audit and accounting; or
    • Public engagement and civil society.
  • Industry/sector experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Infrastructure; or
    • Financial Sector particularly infrastructure investments; or
    • Government at the federal, provincial – territorial or municipal level
  • A professional designation would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong financial literacy and acumen;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian infrastructure landscape and the roles of the federal, provincial- territorial and municipal governments;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices, including knowledge of the Government of Canada’s governance framework for Crown corporations;
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure financing sector would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to facilitate information-sharing and effective working relationships with other Board members, management, government officials, business partners, stakeholders and employees of the Bank and to demonstrate respect, ethics and extending trust in order to achieve organizational goals;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, 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:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are not less than eighteen years of age
  • You do not have the status of bankrupt
  • You are not employed in the public service of Canada or by a provincial, municipal or local authority
  • You are not a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province
  • You are willing to travel across Canada to participate in Board meetings

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President and CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank,

Appointment Opportunity (anticipatory)

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 position:

President and CEO (full-time position)

The Canada Infrastructure Bank

The new Canada Infrastructure Bank is being established to initiate and invest in large revenue-generating infrastructure projects that provide public benefits and contribute to the long-term sustainability of infrastructure across Canada. The Bank will be mandated to invest $35 billion into projects where the Bank’s participation will serve as a catalyst for new forms of additional private investment into infrastructure in Canada. The Bank will also act as a center of expertise on infrastructure transactions involving private sector investment and provide advice to all levels of government in that context. In addition, the Bank will lead a data initiative to improve knowledge on the state of municipal and provincial infrastructure, as a basis for informing investment decisions and establishing priorities.

The Bank will operate as a commercial enterprise, at arms-length from government, but will be accountable for investing prudently within the context of government policy priorities.

Reporting to a Board of Directors, the President and CEO will provide overall strategic business leadership for the Bank. As the first President and CEO, you will be responsible to set the course and direction for this new Crown Corporation including creating the strategy, establishing investment policies and procedures, building and attracting a highly skilled and motivated team with the appropriate corporate culture. The President and CEO will lead partnerships with domestic and global institutional investors (including financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers or investment funds) and with public sector proponents to develop and execute innovative infrastructure financing transactions. The President and CEO will also be required to engage with provinces, territories and municipalities and the private sector, in support of the Bank’s mandate.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found in the 2016 Fall Economic Statement and in Budget 2017.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 30, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

An appointment to the position will only be made once the legislation to create the Canada Infrastructure Bank has been approved by Parliament and receives Royal Assent.

Position Location: Toronto, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A university degree (preferably at the Master’s level) from a recognized institution in a business discipline (e.g. business, finance, economics) or a comparable background of education, business training and experience;
  • Extensive experience at the executive level of an organization in the financial sector (such as a financial institution, pension fund, asset manager or investment fund) with significant size and scale, including managing human and financial resources and operating within a complex governance structure (e.g. a Board of Directors with responsibility for approving credit and investment decisions);
  • Recognized leader in Infrastructure industry with extensive experience overseeing and executing infrastructure financing transactions with domestic and global institutional investors, including due diligence, underwriting and negotiation for debt and equity investments;
  • Extensive leadership experience in corporate governance including leading the implementation and oversight of best practices in attracting and developing talent and risk management frameworks;
  • Extensive experience advising, consulting and sharing expertise with clients and stakeholders such as other levels of government, financial institutions or corporations; and
  • Experience in leading and/or managing the transition of building a new organization would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of infrastructure finance lending practices, investments and transaction structures;
  • Knowledge of the complexities associated with multi-billion dollar projects (e.g. multiple counter-parties, economic forecasting, development, construction and project management);
  • Knowledge of current issues and challenges associated with deploying private sector financing to support major infrastructure projects;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian infrastructure landscape and the roles of the federal, provincial-territorial and municipal governments;
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance and management principles and practices and the financial management requirements, particularly risk management, of an investment fund;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s governance framework for Crown corporations;
  • Ability to generate new and creative infrastructure financing solutions, in collaboration with private sector stakeholders seeking to maximize their own returns;
  • Ability to attract highly skilled talent and focus their energies to achieve corporate and financial objectives;
  • Ability to establish senior level relationships in the Canadian and global infrastructure sector;
  • Ability to balance the commercial orientation of the organization with public policy responsibilities;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Minister of Finance and the Corporation’s stakeholders and partners; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to manage the Corporation’s communications with a wide range 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:

  • Recognized strategic and innovative leader with global perspective
  • Informed judgment, tact and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Adaptability

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 [indicate city] or to a location within reasonable commuting distance;
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally
  • You are not less than eighteen years of age
  • You do not have the status of bankrupt
  • You are not employed in the public service of Canada or by a provincial, municipal or local authority
  • You are not a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canada Infrastructure Bank,

Appointment Opportunity (anticipatory)

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 position:

Chairperson (part-time position)

The Canada Infrastructure Bank

The new Canada Infrastructure Bank is being established to initiate and invest in large revenue-generating infrastructure projects that provide public benefits and contribute to the long-term sustainability of infrastructure across Canada. The Bank will be empowered to invest up to $35 billion into projects where the Bank's participation will serve as a catalyst for additional private investment into infrastructure in Canada. The Bank will also act as a center of expertise on infrastructure transactions involving private sector investment and provide advice to all levels of government in that context. In addition, the Bank will lead a data initiative to improve knowledge on the state of municipal and provincial infrastructure, as a basis for informing investment decisions and establishing priorities.

The Bank will operate as a Crown corporation, at arms-length from government, but will be accountable for investing prudently within the context of government policy priorities.

As the first Chairperson you will be responsible for overseeing the Corporation's activities, providing strategic policy direction for the Bank and presiding over the activities of the Board of Directors. The Chairperson will also report to Parliament through the responsible Minister.

The Board of Directors of the Bank will be composed of the Chairperson and 8 to 11 other Directors. Once established, the Board will contribute to the search for Chief Executive Officers and recommend their compensation, set and oversee the implementation of corporate objectives and strategic directions, monitor corporate and management performance, review financial objectives and results, analyze key dimensions such as security, safety, environment and risk management, ensure that the principal risks are identified, mitigated and managed for the Bank's portfolio and maintain strong and effective stakeholder communications.

Given the Bank will be a new organization, a substantial time commitment (a minimum of 35 days annually) is expected of directors for participation in meetings, preparation for meetings and travel. Additional time commitment is expected from any director acting as the Chair of the Board (approximately 75 days annually) or as Chair of a Committee. During the inaugural year, the time commitment is more likely: directors – 50 days; Chair – 100 days. All directors are expected to continuously strengthen their understanding of investment management, infrastructure development and other related skills.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found in the 2016 Fall Economic Statement, on the Infrastructure Canada website and in Budget 2017.

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

An appointment to the position will only be made once the legislation to create the Canada Infrastructure Bank has been approved by Parliament and receives Royal Assent.

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 university degree from a recognized institution in a business-related discipline (e.g. business, finance, economics, law) or a comparable background of education and experience;
  • Extensive experience as an executive leading an organization with significant size and scale, operating within a complex governance structure;
  • Experience serving on Boards of Directors of major public and/or private institutions (experience serving as a chairperson would be considered a significant advantage);
  • Experience in corporate governance including oversight of management's implementation of best practices, talent management, and determining the organization's risk tolerance and risk management plan;
  • Experience at the executive level in dealing with various levels of government and the financial sector; and
  • Experience as a past board member or chairperson involved in the building of a new organization would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices as applied to the Government of Canada's governance framework for Crown corporations;
  • Extensive knowledge of evolving corporate and Board governance principles and practices, as well as the fiscal and risk management requirements of an investment organization or one where physical infrastructure is a significant part of its portfolio;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian infrastructure landscape and the roles of the federal, provincial-territorial and municipal governments;
  • Knowledge of current issues and challenges associated with deploying private sector financing to support major infrastructure projects;
  • Strong leadership and executive-level skills to foster open debate and discussions among board members, facilitate consensus, manage conflicts and synthesize multiple viewpoints into a sound decision making process;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfill the Bank's mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to establish senior level relationships in the Canadian and global infrastructure sector and all levels of government in Canada;
  • Ability to balance the commercial orientation of the organization with public policy responsibilities; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to manage the Corporation's communications with a wide range of stakeholders with potentially competing interests.

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
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Independence
  • High ethical standards and integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are not less than eighteen years of age
  • You do not have the status of bankrupt
  • You are not employed in the public service of Canada or by a provincial, municipal or local authority
  • You are not a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province
  • You are willing to travel across Canada to participate in Board meetings

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, National Research Council 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

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

Members (part-time positions)

National Research Council Canada

The National Research Council Canada (National Research Council of Canada) plays a unique role in Canada's science, technology and innovation system, undertaking large-scale, outcome-oriented and collaborative research programs that address science and innovation needs and opportunities for the country. The National Research Council Canada is a significant asset for Canada, providing a national network of expert staff and a national system of well-developed research facilities and associated equipment that deliver world-class applied research and commercialization capacity in diverse areas of research and technology development. The National Research Council Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program is an internationally-known program that supports thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises a year with innovation advice and financial assistance for commercialization. The National Research Council Canada has a rich 100-year history that includes the work of many Nobel Laureates and countless great technology success stories.

The Governing Council (comprising the Chair, the President, and up to 10 other members) provides strategic advice to the National Research Council Canada President and senior management. While being mindful of the national interest and drawing upon their expert knowledge and diverse perspectives, members help shape and influence the important work of the National Research Council Canada. Specifically, Council advises on strategic directions, annual budgets, financial statements, the appointment of senior officers and stakeholder engagement as appropriate.

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

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

Remuneration: Nil; however, reasonable travel and other expenses incurred while absent from your ordinary place of residence in the course of your duties will be paid (statutory).

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 science or engineering would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in contributing to strategic planning initiatives for an organization to achieve its identified priorities, and significant experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research;
    • Conducting commercial research and development activities;
    • Leading and managing within a public or private research organization;
    • Leading and managing within organizations operating in key industrial sectors of the Canadian economy with which National Research Council Canada is engaged (e.g. agriculture, biotechnology, health, ICT, manufacturing and natural resources);
    • Leading an entrepreneurial enterprise or leading a financial management function in an innovative business; or
    • Developing and coordinating science and innovation policy advice.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the National Research Council Canada;
  • Knowledge of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Knowledge of the industrial sectors with which National Research Council Canada is engaged (e.g. agriculture, biotechnology, health, ICT, manufacturing and natural resources);
  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • A broad understanding of the challenges facing Canada’s innovation system;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Council members;
  • Ability to think creatively and with a strategic vision;
  • Ability to analyze and assess strategies, plans and financial information;
  • Ability to regard sectoral or regional issues from a national perspective; 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:

  • Strategic and innovative thinker
  • Leadership and sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Open-mindedness and impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be available for approximately 15 days per year for Board meetings and related activities and travel.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada, as required.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 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 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 positions:

Members (part-time positions)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Sciences and Engineering Research Canada) is the federal research funding agency that helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada invests over $1 billion each year in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. Our investments deliver discoveries – valuable world-firsts in knowledge pursued by a brain trust of over 11,000 professors. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect industry with discoveries and the people behind them. Researcher-industry partnerships established by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada help advance R&D, solve scale-up challenges, and mitigate the risks of developing new technology.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada promotes and supports an active Discovery and Innovation dynamic by collaborating with more than 3,500 public and private organizations. The results are profound: 27,800 students were trained in industrial settings over the past five years, 1 in 6 of these interactions led to jobs placed in industry, 33 percent of supported faculty currently work with industry, and 37 percent of supported PhD students obtain industrial experience during their degrees.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has a governing council consisting of the President and not more than 18 other members. The members are distinguished representatives from the private, academic, not-for-profit and public sectors appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister. The functions of the Council are to promote and assist research in the natural sciences and engineering, other than the health sciences; and to advise the Minister in respect of such matters relating to such research as the Minister may refer to the Council for its consideration.

Council advises the President on strategy and high level policies for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and reviews and evaluates performance. The Council works to achieve the greatest strategic impact for Canada from the expenditure of public funds, and ensures that public funds are allocated in a manner that maximizes research outcomes. Council members represent the Canadian public and rely upon their knowledge of current issues and trends in the natural sciences and engineering to strengthen the president’s ability to lead the organization with the conviction that comes from independent advice and, with the support of Council, to confidently account to the Minister and to Parliament for the decisions made, the resources expended, and the results achieved.

Council is advised on policy and programming matters by standing committees that are responsible for overseeing, where appropriate, the work of selection committees and panels. The committee structure adopted by the Council enables it to devote most of its deliberations to broad policies, strategic direction and financial issues.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's website.

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

Remuneration: Nil; however, reasonable travel and other expenses incurred while absent from your ordinary place of residence in the course of your duties will be paid (statutory).

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 graduate degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant national or international experience in research or research management within the academic, private, not-for-profit or public sector;
  • Experience developing, implementing and managing strategic initiatives within the post-secondary sector or other private, not-for-profit or public sector organizations;
  • Experience in strategic management, organizational change and management techniques, which promote and improve organizational performance;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for an academic, private, not-for-profit or public sector organization would be an asset; and
  • Experience in public policy development with a particular focus on the academic research community, would be an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s mandate, business activities and governing legislation, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act;
  • Knowledge of Canada’s academic community, including the following: knowledge of the post-secondary education system; an understanding of funding for post-secondary students and researchers, respectively; and challenges and opportunities related to generating knowledge, to developing talented leaders, and to facilitating knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, post-secondary institutions and all sectors of society;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities related to natural sciences and engineering research;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s structure and operations, and its relationship with the research funding agencies;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and risk management policies, practices and principles;
  • Ability to understand emerging and global trends;
  • Ability to provide strategic guidance on how to efficiently and appropriately develop and implement activities that support the mission and strategic objectives of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada;
  • Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate financial statements and budgets;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other council members and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

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 participate in Council and committee meetings in Canada, which occur two to four times a year in person, and one to four times via teleconference.

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

Members, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council,

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 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 positions:

Members (part-time positions)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council helps support a vibrant, dynamic research community across Canada that comprises more than 24,000 professors; 64,000 graduate students; and many others. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council invests over $350 million annually, supporting more than 8,000 graduate students and nearly 14,000 researchers. There are 3,000 ongoing partners from the academic, government, private and not-for-profit sectors, including 138 international partners contributing more than $15 million.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-supported research in the social sciences and humanities enhances our understanding of modern social, cultural, technological, environmental, economic, and wellness issues. It raises profound questions about who we are as human beings, what we need in order to thrive in complex and challenging times, and where we are headed in the new millennium.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has a governing council consisting of the President and not more than 18 other members. The members are distinguished representatives from the academic, not-for-profit, public, and private sectors, appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Science. The functions of the Council are to promote and assist research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities; and to advise the Minister in respect of such matters relating to such research as the Minister may refer to the Council for its consideration.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's governing council offers a broad view of Canada's needs and opportunities and advises the president on strategy, risk management, performance management and stakeholder relations with the goal of ensuring that the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's priorities and programs support high quality research, training and knowledge mobilization. The Council works to achieve the greatest strategic impact for Canada from the expenditure of public funds, and ensures that public funds are allocated in a manner that maximizes research outcomes to enable a strong, vibrant research community in the social sciences and humanities. Council members represent the Canadian public and rely upon their knowledge of current issues and trends in the social sciences and humanities research community to strengthen the President's ability to lead the organization with the conviction that comes from independent advice and, with the support of Council, to confidently account to the Minister and to Parliament for the decisions made, the resources expended, and the results achieved.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's website.

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

Remuneration: Nil; however, reasonable travel and other expenses incurred while absent from your ordinary place of residence in the course of your duties will be paid (statutory).

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 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 graduate degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • National or international experience in research or research management within the academic, private, not-for-profit, or public sector;
  • Experience developing, implementing and managing strategic initiatives within the post-secondary sector, or other private, not-for-profit or public sector organizations;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for an academic, private, not-for-profit, or public sector organization would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in public policy development with a particular focus on the academic research community 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 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's mandate, business activities and governing legislation, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Act;
  • Knowledge of Canada's academic community, including knowledge of the post-secondary education system, an understanding of funding for post-secondary students and researchers, and challenges and opportunities related to generating knowledge, developing talented leaders, and facilitating knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, post-secondary institutions, and all sectors of society;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities related to social sciences and humanities research;
  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada's structure and operations, and its relationship with the research funding agencies;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and risk management;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues;
  • Ability to provide strategic guidance on how to efficiently and appropriately develop and implement activities that support the mission and strategic objectives of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other council members and stakeholders; and
  • Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate financial statements and budgets would be considered an asset.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Appointment

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

  • You must be willing to participate in Council and committee meetings in Canada, which occur at least twice a year (statutory).

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (full-time position)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

The mandate of the External Review Committee is one of civilian oversight of labour relations within Canada's national police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The External Review Committee reviews certain types of grievances and appeals regarding formal disciplinary measures, and discharge and demotion cases. As well, it provides findings and recommendations to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who is the final decision maker.

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

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • Significant management experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources;
  • Significant experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies, and directives in an adjudicative environment;
  • Significant experience in the development of policy and performance standards, and operational procedures;
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, an agency or an equivalent would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in police labour relations 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 External Review Committee, and of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations and the Commissioner's Standing Orders, and other relevant legislation;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, strategic reporting, accountability and transparency;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice, and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada;
  • Knowledge of the culture of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and its management approaches and issues, including public pressures that have an effect on the organization;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and the strategic direction needed for the Committee to attain its mandate and objectives;
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case, and to interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view of making lawful, fair, and equitable decisions;
  • Ability to oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision-making; as well as working guidelines and operational policies for staff and members and for conducting hearings;
  • Ability to analyze complex situations in order to develop strategies and make appropriate decisions, while anticipating their short and longer-term impact;
  • Ability to perform under tight time constraints and stressful circumstances;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister and government officials, while maintaining the degree of independence required of an adjudicative tribunal; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Committee (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

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

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

Correctional Investigator of Canada (full-time position)

Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada

The Correctional Investigator of Canada is mandated by Part III of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act as an Ombudsman for federal offenders. The primary function of the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada is to investigate and bring resolution to individual offender complaints. The Office also has a responsibility to review and make recommendations on the Correctional Service of Canada's policies and procedures associated with individual complaints to ensure that systemic areas of concern are identified and appropriately addressed.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada’s website.

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

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

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Management experience, preferably at the senior executive level, in a public or private sector organization, including the management of financial and human resources;
  • Decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues;
  • Experience in carrying out comprehensive impartial investigations and in mediating complaints; and
  • Experience in mediation and dispute resolution.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding the role, responsibilities and policies of the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, and its relationship with the Correctional Service of Canada and Public Safety Canada;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, and the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness;
  • Broad understanding of investigative practices and processes;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques related to mediation and dispute resolution;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable and timely decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences;
  • Ability to apply analytical, interpretive and evaluative thinking to situations;
  • Ability to develop comprehensive communication strategies, including outreach and networking activities;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with offenders, senior government officials and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders, including stakeholders within the criminal justice system.

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:

  • Objective, impartial and fair
  • Sound judgment
  • Strong professional ethics and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Innovative, flexible and resilient
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada, or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who is ordinarily resident in Canada (statutory).
  • You must engage exclusively in the function and duties of the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, and shall not hold any other office under Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province for reward, or engage in any other employment for reward (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the 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, 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, and safeguarding Canadians’ rights and freedoms in an open, inclusive, and democratic society.

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

Chairperson (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 Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada is a full-time member of the Board and its chief executive officer. The Chairperson directs the Parole Board of Canada's program delivery in keeping with government plans and priorities, reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on the fulfillment of the Board's mandate, and is accountable for the effectiveness and efficiency of Parole Board of Canada policy and operations.

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

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

Salary Range: $230,800 - $271,500 (GCQ-8)

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 social sciences (law, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, etc.), or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A vast management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human resources;
  • A vast experience in at least one of the following fields:
    • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, government policies, and directives in an adjudicative environment; and/or
    • Experience as a Board member or decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal, agency, or an equivalent.
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, an agency, or equivalent;
  • Experience in the development of policies and performance standards, and operational procedures; and
  • Experience working with the Parole Board of Canada would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and roles and responsibilities of the Parole Board of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Records Act, and their interpretation and application related to conditional release;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, as well as of the purpose and principles of conditional release;
  • Knowledge of the societal issues affecting the criminal justice environment including gender, Indigenous Canadians. and visible minorities;
  • 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;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments, and other organizations;
  • Ability to provide vision and leadership to ensure the organization carries out its mandate;
  • Ability to oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency, and quality in decision-making; and
  • Ability to deal with provincial and territorial governments and various organizations with an interest in criminal justice.

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 Canadians, multiculturalism, and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Information Commissioner (full-time position)

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Salary Range: $315,300

Position Location: National Capital Region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider diversity in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study such as law, ethics or public administration, or a combination of equivalent education, training and/or experience;
  • Significant management experience, at the senior executive level, in a private or public sector organization;
  • Significant experience in an oversight function with decision-making authority having an impact or influence over other organizations;
  • Comprehensive experience in managing investigation activities;
  • Experience in representing an organization, communicating and consulting at a senior level with a broad range of stakeholders, policy and decision makers, as well as the media; and
  • Familiarity with federal or provincial Access to Information legislation and application would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Ongoing Opportunities

Members, Veterans Review and Appeal Board,

Anticipatory Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence is to ensure that the government lives up to our sacred obligation to veterans and their families.

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

Members (full-time positions)

Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

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