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Current Opportunities

Chairperson, National Farm Products Council,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. 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 Agriculture and Agri-Food is to support the agricultural sector in a way that allows it to be a leader in job creation and innovation.

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

Chairperson (full-time position)

National Farm Products Council

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 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: $174,700 - $205,500

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person who has reached the age of seventy years is not eligible to be appointed a member of the Council, and a member thereof ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years (statutory).
  • The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability and willingness to travel to regular meetings, complaint examinations and public hearings.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member, National Farm Products Council,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. 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 Agriculture and Agri-Food is to support the agricultural sector in a way that allows it to be a leader in job creation and innovation.

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

Member (part-time positions)

National Farm Products Council

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

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

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

Per diem: $350 - $400

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Leadership
  • Sound judgment
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

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

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

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

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

Per Diem: $565 - $665

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous 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:

Directors (part-time positions)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 18, 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 or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in finance, accounting, law or public administration would be considered an asset;
  • Experience serving on, or working with, a Board of Directors of a public and/or private corporation;
  • Experience at the executive or senior management level within the private or public sector (preferably in a large organization) or in dealing with senior-level subject-matter experts would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience as an exceptional communicator, capable of inspiring staff or stakeholders;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, corporate plans, and best business practices; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • the cultural sector, the field of broadcasting, journalism, media or production, information technology or multimedia, including digital innovation;
    • communications or marketing;
    • government affairs or public affairs;
    • human resources or labour relations;
    • accounting, financial management or financial risk; or
    • real estate and project management or in legal practice.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous 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 this position:

President (full-time position)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Full-time and Part-time Members (all streams) - Social Security Tribunal,

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

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

Member – General Division, Employment Insurance Section (full- and part-time positions)

Member – General Division, Income Security Section (full- and part-time positions)

Member – Appeal Division (full- and part-time positions)

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada has the responsibility of processing and deciding appeals of decisions from the Department of Employment and Social Development relating to the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance.

Members of the General Division, Employment Insurance Section function as first-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Employment Insurance claims for benefits. Most appeals are from individuals, although employers may also appeal. The most frequently appealed decisions cover issues such as voluntarily leaving, misconduct and undeclared earnings or fraud during the course of a claim.

Members of the General Division, Income Security Section function as first-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security applications for benefits.

Members of the Appeal Division function as second-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance claims for benefits.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Social Security Tribunal of Canada's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 30, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website.

Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Candidates must indicate in the application form to which Division and/or Section they are applying. Applications received without an application form or with an incomplete application form will not be considered further.

Applications should be sent only through the online application.

Full-time salary range (Employment Insurance and Income Security Sections): $93,700 - $110,200 (GCQ-2)

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

Part-time per diem (Employment Insurance and Income Security Sections): $470 - $550

Part-time per diem (Appeal Division): $540 - $635

Position Location: Home office at various locations across Canada

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;
  • A law degree would be considered an asset for all positions;
  • For the Income Security Section Only, a provincial or territorial license in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, or psychology would be considered an asset;
  • Significant work experience in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation and regulations, in assessing complex information and in writing submissions;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing;
  • For the Appeal Division only, experience in writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes and case law;
  • For the Employment Insurance Section and the Appeal Division only, experience working on labour or employer issues would be considered an asset; and
  • For the Income Security Section and the Appeal Division only, experience working on issues affecting seniors or persons with disabilities 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 legislation and regulations related to the mandate and activities of the Social Security Tribunal, as well as administrative law, principles of natural justice and practices followed by administrative tribunals and the Social Security Tribunal;
  • Knowledge of the appeal processes and the operations of the Social Security Tribunal, including the regulations that govern its activities;
  • Knowledge of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act;
  • For the Employment Insurance Section only, knowledge of the Employment Insurance Act, and other applicable legislation and regulations;
  • For the Income Security Section only, knowledge of the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act, and other applicable legislation and regulations;
  • For the Appeal Division only, knowledge of the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act, and other applicable legislation and regulations;
  • For the Employment Insurance Section and the Appeal Division only, knowledge of the economy and labour market conditions would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to hear appeals, maintain self-control and defuse tense situations;
  • Ability to think conceptually, and isolate, synthesize and analyse information to make and write appeal decisions;
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, as well as within a team; and
  • Ability to use a computer for communication, research and word processing, and to learn new technical programs.

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
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • If appointed to a full-time Member position, you must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties (statutory).
  • If appointed to a part-time Member position, you must not accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties (statutory).
  • You must work from your home office in Canada, and have access to high-speed Internet.
  • You must accept to travel to the National Capital Region as required, and across Canada occasionally.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canada Deposit Insurance 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 Finance is to use the fiscal and budgeting tools at the government’s disposal to implement its New Plan for a Strong Middle Class.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is a federal Crown corporation that provides insurance against loss of deposits and contributes to promoting the stability of Canada’s financial system. The Corporation protects deposits held at its member financial institutions. It is funded by premiums assessed on $739 billion of insured deposits in its 80 member institutions, which includes all of the major banks and trust companies.

The Chairperson is primarily responsible for the effective operation of the Board. Working closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chairperson is dedicated to protecting depositors while minimizing the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s exposure to loss; ensuring effective relations with the Minister of Finance, Parliament, other stakeholders and the public; and providing advice and guidance as required. This position involves the pressures of ensuring good governance of a Crown corporation, and balancing both public policy and business considerations in a decision-making environment that is complex and fluid.

The Board generally meets about four to six times per year, or more, as required.

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

Per diem: $360 - $420

Annual Retainer: $9,200 - $10,800

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a public and/or private organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level;
  • Experience dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials;
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices; and
  • Experience relating to financial services, preferably deposit taking institutions, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and its legislative framework, including the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of current domestic and international financial sector issues, and of the public policy issues related to the mandate of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting, public policy environments, process and best practices;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Minister of Finance and the Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister of Finance, and the Corporation’s stakeholders;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and resolve problems that may arise; and
  • Ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

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 (statutory).
  • You must be a person of proven financial ability (statutory).
  • You cannot be a member of the Senate or House of Commons, or a member or a provincial legislature (statutory).
  • You cannot be a director, officer, or employee of a federal or provincial institution, or a local cooperative credit society (statutory).

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

The CDIC Conflicts of Interest Code imposes certain restrictions on the ownership of shares in CDIC member institutions; copy is available upon request.

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, Canada Deposit Insurance 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 Finance is to use the fiscal and budgeting tools at the government’s disposal to implement its New Plan for a Strong Middle Class.

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is a federal Crown corporation that provides insurance against loss of deposits and contributes to promoting the stability of Canada’s financial system. The Corporation protects deposits held at its member financial institutions. It is funded by premiums assessed on $739 billion of insured deposits in its 80 member institutions, which includes all of the major banks and trust companies.

The Board is responsible for administering the affairs of the Corporation and has all the powers required to govern, including the power to make by-laws. The Board of Directors annually reviews and approves business strategies to achieve Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation’s statutory mandate. Directors on the Corporation’s Board are obliged to act in the best interests of CDIC.

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

Per diem: $360 - $420

Annual Retainer: $4,600 - $5,400

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of relevant education and job-related experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors or as a senior executive of a public and/or private organization;
  • Business experience in which a proven track record of business acumen, insight and judgement are demonstrated;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: law; accounting; tax; finance; financial services sector (e.g., deposit taking, capital markets, insurance, asset management); information technology / fintech; regulation / compliance; crisis management / logistics; risk management; mergers & acquisitions / corporate restructuring / insolvency; talent management; communications / public or investor relations; and
  • Experience relating to financial services, preferably deposit-taking institutions, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and its legislative framework, including the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act;
  • Knowledge of current domestic and international financial sector issues and of public policy issues related to the Corporation’s mandate;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: law; accounting; tax; finance; financial services sector (e.g., deposit taking, capital markets, insurance, asset management); information technology / fintech; regulation / compliance; crisis management / logistics; risk management; mergers & acquisitions / corporate restructuring / insolvency; talent management; communications / public or investor relations;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and impact on the Corporation and its stakeholders; and
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in deliberations and decision-making.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Initiative
  • Diplomacy
  • Commitment to ongoing learning

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm your eligibility and commitment, consistent with the following:

  • You cannot be employed in any capacity in the federal public administration or holds any office or position for which any salary or other remuneration is payable out of public moneys (statutory).
  • You cannot be a member of the Senate or House of Commons, or a member or a provincial legislature (statutory).
  • You cannot be a director, officer, or employee of a federal or provincial institution, or a local cooperative credit society (statutory).

Directors are expected to attend:

  • Regularly scheduled Board meetings in person in Ottawa and across Canada (approximately six per year but may occasionally exceed this number);
  • Regularly scheduled Board committee meetings in person in Ottawa (approximately four per year);
  • Teleconferences as necessary; and
  • Participate in annual and ongoing education programs.

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.

The CDIC Conflicts of Interest Code imposes certain restrictions on the ownership of shares in CDIC member institutions; copy is available upon request.

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian International Trade Tribunal,

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

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

Chairperson (full-time position)

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Tribunal) is an independent quasi-judicial adjudicative body reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Finance.

Canada is a trading nation, and international trade makes a significant contribution to Canada’s economic well-being. The Tribunal plays a central role in administering some of the important international and Canadian rules that govern trade. The Tribunal conducts injury inquiries into dumping and subsidy complaints; hears appeals of decisions of the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canada Revenue Agency; inquiries into complaints by potential suppliers concerning procurement by the federal government covered under various trade agreements; conducts safeguard inquiries; and provides advice to the Government and/or to the Minister of Finance on economic, trade and tariff issues. In doing so, the Tribunal supports the Government's trade and economic agenda while ensuring that Canada's rights and obligations under various trade agreements are honoured.

The Chairperson has supervision over and direction of the work of the Tribunal, including the assignment of members to hear, and to preside over, hearings of the Tribunal, and the management of its internal affairs. The Chairperson is also responsible for liaising with the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada to ensure that the Tribunal is provided with the support necessary for the fulfillment of its legislative mandate.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian International Trade Tribunal'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 Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between March 28 and April 19, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

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 law, business, economics, or public administration, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in dealing with complex and sensitive issues and decision-making in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation; and
  • Experience in trade policy, international economics, international commerce, or international commercial law.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of the responsibilities of leading and managing a quasi-judicial tribunal;
  • Knowledge of the mandate and operations of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, the Special Import Measures Act, and other relevant domestic legislation and international rules and practices;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice, and rules, procedures and practices followed by administrative tribunals in Canada;
  • Knowledge of the international trading system, the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement;
  • Understanding of the general functioning of a business including accounting and financial management processes;
  • Ability to provide leadership and strategic direction needed for the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to attain its mandate and objectives;
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and cases for the purpose of rendering fair and equitable decisions, while anticipating their short and long-term impact;
  • Ability to conduct a proactive, fair and efficient quasi-judicial hearing;
  • Ability to facilitate consensus and foster a collegial approach to decision-making among members, and develop effective relationships with the Minister and officials, while maintaining the degree of independence required of a quasi-judicial tribunal; and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties (statutory).
  • You must not, during your term of office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with the Chairperson’s duties (statutory).
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

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.

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 24, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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, Aboriginal 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.

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 10, 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: $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, Aboriginal 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.

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 24, 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 online 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 the Export Development Canada's website.

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 10, 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 online 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

Chairperson, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse,

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:

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is an arm’s length, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislative mandate to provide national leadership in reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. Its main purpose is to increase national awareness on matters related to alcohol and other drugs, and to promote evidence-based tools and resources nationally and internationally.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets three to four times a year. The Board is composed of 13 members. The Chairperson and four Directors are appointed by the Governor in Council. Other Directors, known as members-at-large, are recruited from a number of sectors including the business community, labour groups, and professional and voluntary organizations. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse reports annually to Parliament and the provincial and territorial legislatures.

The Chairperson is responsible for leading the Board of Directors, providing leadership and governance for the organization, assisting in strategic planning and developing policies and procedures to help the organization fulfill its mandate. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse helps to inform substance abuse and addictions policy and practice within Canada, provides national leadership to respond to emerging issues and produces evidence-based information to address substance abuse and addictions in Canada.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 6, 2017 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application. If you applied between December 1, 2016, and January 16, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

Salary Range: Remuneration Nil - Statutory Prohibition

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 and/or a combination of education and experience related to the field of substance abuse and/or addictions field;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership to an organization/Board of Directors;
  • Experience leading strategic planning initiatives for an organization and successfully leading a Board of Directors to achieve its identified priorities; and
  • Experience in representing an organization to various levels of government, stakeholders, and the media.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse’s mandate and activities, including knowledge of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Act;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson and the board of directors;
  • Knowledge of the principles of sound governance, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems;
  • Ability to participate in the deliberation of issues impacting Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse’s strategic direction;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including senior government officials;
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills to work with a broad range of stakeholders to maintain and strengthen Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse's contribution to addressing substance abuse and addictions issues in Canada;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with senior government officials and with organizations on a national and international level;
  • Ability to bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, reconcile conflicting views, and work toward an outcome or solution that has broad acceptance by the field; and
  • Ability to reinforce Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse’s public image and reputation.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be prepared to attend regular meetings in the National Capital Region with the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, government officials, partners and industry stakeholders and community groups and attend three in-person Board meetings per year, as well as several teleconference meetings of the Board committees.
  • You must also be willing to travel regularly within Canada and abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioner (Canada), British Columbia Treaty Commission,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs is to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.

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

Commissioner (Canada) (part-time position)

British Columbia Treaty Commission

The British Columbia Treaty Commission and the British Columbia treaty process were established in 1992 by agreement among Canada, British Columbia and the First Nations Summit. The Commission is a neutral body responsible for overseeing treaty negotiations among the governments of Canada, British Columbia and First Nations in British Columbia. In fulfilling its mandate, the Commission has three roles: facilitation, funding, and public information and education.

The British Columbia Treaty Commission comprises four Commissioners and a Chief Commissioner. The Chief Commissioner is the full-time chief executive officer of the Commission. The Chief Commissioner is appointed jointly by the government of Canada, the government of British Columbia and the First Nations Summit. One Commissioner is appointed solely by the government of Canada; two Commissioners are appointed solely by the First Nations Summit (following election by members); and one is appointed solely by the government of British Columbia. Commissioners are appointed for a two-year term and are eligible to be reappointed for one or more subsequent terms.

The role of the Commissioner nominated by Canada to the British Columbia Treaty Commission is to work in collaboration with the Chief Commissioner and fellow Commissioners, government officials and First Nations, in a professional and non-partisan manner to advance treaty negotiations in British Columbia.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 17, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $350 - $500

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience working with First Nations, and with a solid understanding of the British Columbia First Nations context and the British Columbia treaty process;
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with, and balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders with divergent views;
  • Experience dealing with senior officials in private or public sector organizations;
  • Experience in decision making with respect to sensitive and complex issues; and
  • Experience with negotiation and conflict resolution.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s priorities related to Indigenous Canadians;
  • Knowledge of the Commission’s mandate, legislative framework and activities;
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human and financial management;
  • Ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations with a view to recommending courses of action that are reasonable and fair;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with fellow Commissioners, Indigenous groups and government officials;
  • Ability to reconcile varying interests and values; 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
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Collaborative

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to Vancouver, British Columbia, or a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada, including to remote First Nations communities.

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

Director, First Nations Financial Management Board,

Appointment opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs is to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.

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

Director (part-time positions)

First Nations Financial Management Board

The First Nations Financial Management Board is one of three First Nation institutions created through the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (the Act). The Act is a First Nations-led, opt-in legislation that provides First Nations with a legislative and institutional framework to exercise jurisdiction in the areas of financial management and taxation and provides a mechanism for First Nations to access long-term financing at preferred rates through the issuance of bonds on capital markets, similar to other governments in Canada.

The First Nations Financial Management Board assists First Nations in strengthening their financial management regimes and provides independent certification for First Nation’s financial performance and financial management systems. Certification by the First Nations Financial Management Board is necessary for a First Nation to participate in pooled borrowing through the bonds issued by the First Nations Finance Authority. The First Nations Financial Management Board plays an integral role in strengthening First Nations’ core governance functions and capacity, in ensuring the credibility of pooled borrowing under the Act, and in positioning First Nations to benefit from economic development opportunities. As a shared governance institution, the First Nations Financial Management Board is not an agent of the Crown but is accountable to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

The Board of Directors consists of a minimum of nine and a maximum of thirteen directors, including a Chairperson and Vice-Chair. The Vice-Chair is selected by the Board of Directors from among its members. Up to three members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association Canada.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the First Nations Financial Management Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 17, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $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, Aboriginal Financial Manager certification, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training 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;
  • Established credibility with First Nations communities;
  • Experience in financial reporting, financial statement preparation, risk management, internal control development and implementation as well as financial performance measurement;
  • Demonstrated business acumen including business case analysis, or entrepreneurial experience, or strategic planning, or technology; and
  • Experience in human resource management, including performance management, executive management, training plan development or succession planning development.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of statutory instruments, policy development and community engagement in the federal, provincial or municipal government;
  • Knowledge of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and other related legislation;
  • Understanding of policy development and community engagement in the federal, provincial or municipal government;
  • Knowledge of First Nations financial structures, processes and systems;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer;
  • Sound understanding and knowledge, or willingness to undertake a program of learning and training, of good governance and Board member conduct, duties and responsibilities;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with private and public sector representatives, and the public in partnership with Indigenous stakeholders; and
  • Ability to manifest a set of generally accepted leadership qualities and qualifications (i.e., accountability, integrity, tolerance, confidence, results-oriented, and ability to make difficult decisions).

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Excellent 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:

  • The Board of Directors shall be composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of First Nations, who are committed to the strengthening of First Nation financial management and who have the experience or capacity to enable the Board to fulfil its mandate (statutory).
  • You must be able to dedicate up to 20 to 25 days per year for Board meetings, including preparation and travel.
  • You must be willing to travel within Canada for Board meetings, including for a minimum of four scheduled meetings that last two days each.

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

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

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

Directors, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. 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)

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

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

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

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

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

Per Diem: $200 - $300

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization and appropriate professional designation in business administration, public administration, commerce, finance, economics, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering, law (Canadian or Michigan), some other specialty relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Experience in financial management and accounting;
    • Experience in identifying the principal risks of a commercial organization and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks;
    • Experience at a senior level in the governance of complex organizations and in risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls;
    • Experience in public affairs such as public relations, communications, government relations, policy, and stakeholder engagement;
    • Experience in procurement and/or major contract administration and/or P3 project management;
    • Experience in management of, or familiarity with, large scale construction projects with significant heavy civil, mechanical and electrical components;
    • Experience in transportation policy, planning logistics and/or operations of a major facility or infrastructure asset;
    • Experience providing strategic guidance in the establishment of Human Resources strategies in support of the attainment of corporate objectives;
    • Experience in human resource functions, such as: workforce planning, succession planning, recruiting, staffing, and compensation policies; and
  • Experience conducting business in the United States of America would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s mandate, legislative framework and activities;
  • Knowledge of the relevant industry/sector and functional subject matter area;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following areas: accounting; finance; construction engineering; Canadian and/or Michigan law; marketing; communications; public relations; infrastructure procurement and project management; safety and security management; cybersecurity;
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively;
  • Strong critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team; and
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with different levels of government and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s partners and stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canada Foundation for Innovation,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians. Thanks to Canada Foundation for Innovation investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions are attracting and retaining the world’s top talent, training the next generation of researchers, supporting private-sector innovation and creating high-quality jobs that strengthen Canada’s position in today’s knowledge economy.

The Board of Directors is made up of 13 individuals six of whom are appointed by the Government of Canada from a variety of backgrounds, each with a unique perspective and an understanding of the research world. The Board of Directors makes final decisions on projects to be funded and sets strategic objectives in the context of the funding agreement with the Government of Canada. It approves annual plans and objectives, and reviews the outcomes of these objectives each year. It regularly reviews issues from a risk-assessment perspective determining what risks are acceptable and ensuring that appropriate mitigation steps are in place. The Chairperson is primarily responsible for the overall leadership of the Board of Directors and plays a key role in helping define research infrastructure support strategies to fulfill Canada Foundation for Innovation’s mandate. The Chairperson leads the Canada Foundation for Innovation in enhancing opportunities for partnerships and collaboration among research institutions, governments, funding organizations, and the private sector, both nationally and internationally.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 24, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $750

Annual Retainer: $10,000

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • Significant experience in business, government, academia or not-for-profit activities related to research or research management;
  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study;
  • Preference may be given to candidates with graduate degrees;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a public and/or private organization, preferably as chairperson;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources at a senior level in the public and/or private sectors;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices; and
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior officials.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Canada Foundation for Innovation as well as the role it plays in the research ecosystem;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Members and the President and Chief Executive Officer;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Canada’s research and post-secondary environments, including the federal policies, programs and funding instruments supporting post-secondary research;
  • Knowledge of merit-based assessment processes and of evaluation criteria for capital and infrastructure investment opportunities as they pertain to research;
  • Knowledge of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with management, government officials, and stakeholders;
  • Ability to effectively foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • 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:

Statutory

  • The successful candidate must be a resident of Canada;
  • The successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age;
  • The successful candidate must not be an individual who is of unsound mind who has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere;
  • The successful candidate must be an individual (i.e., a corporation cannot be a Director); and
  • The successful candidate must not be in bankrupt status.

Other

  • The successful candidate must be available for approximately 20 days per year for Board and related activities and travel; and you are willing to travel across Canada, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians. Thanks to Canada Foundation for Innovation investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions are attracting and retaining the world’s top talent, training the next generation of researchers, supporting private-sector innovation and creating high-quality jobs that strengthen Canada’s position in today’s knowledge economy.

The Board of Directors is made up of 13 individuals – six of whom are appointed by the Government of Canada – from a variety of backgrounds, each with a unique perspective and an understanding of the research world. The Board of Directors makes final decisions on projects to be funded and sets strategic objectives in the context of the funding agreements between the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Canada. The Board of Directors approves annual plans and objectives, and reviews the outcomes of these objectives each year. It regularly reviews issues from a risk-assessment perspective – determining what risks are acceptable and ensuring that appropriate mitigation steps are in place.

The Directors are primarily responsible for the appointment of Officers, including the President and Chief Executive Officer, the approval of awards to recipients, general oversight of management, the operating budget, investment performance, human resources capability and the communications strategy.

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

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

Per Diem: $750

Annual Retainer: $5,000

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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. Preference may be given to candidates with graduate degrees;
  • Experience serving as a member of a Board of Directors of a public and/or private organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources at a senior level in the public and/or private sector(s);
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience in dealing with government; and
  • Significant accomplishments in business, government, academia or not-for-profit activities related to research or research management 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 Canada Foundation for Innovation, as well as the role it plays in the research ecosystem;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Members, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation;
  • Knowledge of the operation and decision-making processes of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Canada’s research and post-secondary environments, including the federal policies, programs and funding instruments supporting post-secondary research would be considered an asset; and
  • Knowledge of merit-based assessment processes and evaluation criteria for capital and infrastructure investment opportunities as they pertain to research would also 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:

  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • 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:

Statutory:

  • The successful candidate must be a resident of Canada;
  • The successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age;
  • The successful candidate must not be an individual who is of unsound mind who has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere;
  • The successful candidate must be an individual (i.e., a corporation cannot be a Director); and
  • The successful candidate must not be in bankrupt status.

Other:

  • The successful candidate must be available for approximately 10 days per year for Board and related activities and travel; and 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

Lay Members, Competition Tribunal,

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 Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

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

Lay Members (part-time positions)

Competition Tribunal

The Competition Tribunal is a specialized tribunal that combines expertise in economics and business with expertise in law. The Tribunal is an independent adjudicative body. The cases it hears are complex and deal with matters such as mergers, misleading advertising, and restrictive trade practices. Matters before the Tribunal are usually of national interest, can involve significant financial stakes and directly impact on the competitiveness of private enterprise and industry.

A Lay Member’s responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking the review of submissions and reports, participating in hearings before the Tribunal (listening to evidence and arguments, examining facts and expert testimony, and questioning and clarifying arguments of legal counsel and experts);
  • Participating in panel deliberations, analysing evidence and arguments, and determining matters under Part VIII of the Competition Act using independent, impartial judgment based on evidence;
  • Drafting Tribunal decisions with other panel members, ensuring that proper economic, business, commercial and financial analysis is reflected in those decisions;
  • Developing and maintaining professional knowledge of relevant business/economic theory, research, national and international trends, and related jurisprudence; and
  • Attending the Tribunal’s members’ meetings and professional conferences, reading Tribunal decisions as they are distributed, and adhering to the Tribunal’s rules.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 24, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $715 - $840

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A post-graduate degree in economics, business, commerce or finance, or a professional designation such as Chartered Accountant;
  • A post-graduate degree in industrial economics would be considered an asset;
  • Significant private or public sector or academic experience directly related to business, commerce, finance, accounting or economics;
  • Experience in reviewing and analyzing jurisprudence, legal and economic arguments, industry studies and expert testimony; and
  • Experience in applying expert evidence to determine the merits of cases in the context of competition law would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian economy and marketplace;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian business/economic competitive environment;
  • Knowledge of global economic environment and trends;
  • Knowledge of the history, content, intent and jurisprudence related to the Competition Act;
  • Knowledge of national and international trade agreements, practices and other relevant tribunal decisions would be considered an asset;
  • Highly developed analytical skills to analyze voluminous, lengthy, and complex economic and legal material;
  • Ability to examine and assess facts and legal arguments pertaining to complex business conduct and competition law;
  • Ability to apply legislation, jurisprudence and precedents to deal with new situations or cases;
  • Excellent oral communication skills to formulate questions to counsel and witnesses that probe the validity of arguments or evidence, and to determine the merits of applications with other panel members who have diverse professional backgrounds; and
  • Excellent writing skills to participate in the drafting of reasons for panel decisions and/or for dissenting opinions.

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
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Respect, fairness and impartiality
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Every member of the Tribunal shall, before entering on the duties of his office, take an oath that he will duly and faithfully, and to the best of his skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in him as a member of the Tribunal (statutory).
  • No member of the Tribunal shall take part in any matter before the Tribunal in which the member has a direct or indirect financial interest (statutory).
  • Every member of the Tribunal must be willing to commit to be available to participate as a Tribunal member, on an “as required” basis, often without much notice.
  • Every member of the Tribunal must be willing to travel across Canada, as required, for extended periods of time.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Executive Officer, Standards Council 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

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

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Standards Council of Canada

Canada needs standards; they protect our health and safety, as well as the environment. Many products and services Canadians rely on every day work properly and safely because of standards — from products like hair dryers or microwaves, to the cars we drive or the mobile devices we use. In addition, they help fuel a more competitive and innovative Canadian economy. In fact, developing and adopting standards is essential if Canada wants to remain competitive and to prosper in the years to come.

The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown corporation with a mission to enhance Canada’s competitiveness and social well-being by facilitating the development and use of national and international standards and by providing accreditation services. As the leader of Canada's standardization network, the Standards Council of Canada has been working to ensure that governments, industry and consumers understand the role that standards play in our lives and our economy. The Standards Council of Canada collaborates with standardization partners across the country and around the world to deliver value to Canada by developing and implementing innovative standardization solutions that promote trade, drive innovation, support sustainable development and boost our economy. If Canada wants to continue to compete and grow, it needs to remain an international standardization leader. Over the past year, Standards Council of Canada has worked hard to make this happen, doing its part to help protect Canadians and unlock opportunities for growth.

The Standards Council of Canada coordinates Canadian participation on international standardization committees and in international conformity assessment bodies. In order for Canada to capitalize on opportunities for growth, it has to have the right experts sitting on the right international committees. Under Standards Council of Canada leadership, participation in international standardization committees has increased over the last year. The invaluable contribution of the Canadian experts who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the work of standards development and conformity assessment is critical to securing a competitive advantage for Canada.

The Chief Executive Officer’s primary role is to provide for the overall leadership and direction of the organization, including a staff of approximately 90 and an annual budget of approximately $22 million, setting the strategy and the vision together with the Standards Council of Canada’s Governing Council. The Chief Executive Officer is also responsible for representing the Standards Council of Canada, and building effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, building the organizational culture and senior leadership team, and ensuring the effective allocation of the Standards Council of Canada’s resources. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for carrying out the Standards Council of Canada’s mandate and the execution of its mission to lead and facilitate the development and use of standards for Canada’s economic and social benefit.

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

Salary Range: $179,200 - $210,800

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 or experience;
  • Corporate leadership experience at the senior executive level;
  • Experience in strategic management of programs, services and financial and human resources at the senior executive level;
  • Experience in fostering positive corporate cultures and leading high-performing teams;
  • Experience in fostering and maintaining successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships with international stakeholders and national or regional stakeholders;
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior level officials;
  • Experience with international organizations would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in working with boards of directors; and
  • Experience in dealing with complex public policy issues in relation to standards and conformity assessment, 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 Standards Council of Canada’s mandate, business activities and governing legislation, including the Standards Council of Canada Act;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Knowledge of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of global trends related to standardization;
  • Ability to provide strong corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed for the Standards Council of Canada to effectively fulfill its mandate and deliver on its priorities for Canada;
  • Ability to anticipate and effectively respond to emerging issues, and develop strategies to enable the organization to seize opportunities and solve problems;
  • Ability to positively influence, position and advocate for Canada’s strategic national, regional and international standardization positions;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with management, the Standards Council of Canada’s Board of Directors, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, government officials, and stakeholders; 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:

  • Leadership
  • 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:

  • No officer or employee of the Standards Council of Canada or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Standards Council of Canada (statutory).
  • The members of the Standards Council of Canada must be representative of a broad spectrum of interests in the private sector and have the knowledge or experience necessary to assist the Council in the fulfilment of its mandate (statutory).
  • You are willing to undertake significant travel across Canada, regionally and internationally, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. 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, Standards Council 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Standards Council of Canada

Canada needs standards; they protect our health and safety, as well as the environment. Many products and services Canadians rely on every day work properly and safely because of standards — from products like hair dryers or microwaves, to the cars we drive or the mobile devices we use. In addition, they help fuel a more competitive and innovative Canadian economy. In fact, developing and adopting standards is essential if Canada wants to remain competitive and to prosper in the years to come.

The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown corporation with a mission to enhance Canada’s competitiveness and social well-being by facilitating the development and use of national and international standards and by providing accreditation services. As the leader of Canada's standardization network, the Standards Council of Canada has been working to ensure that governments, industry and consumers understand the role that standards play in our lives and our economy. The Standards Council of Canada collaborates with standardization partners across the country and around the world to deliver value to Canada by developing and implementing innovative standardization solutions that promote trade, drive innovation, support sustainable development and boost our economy. If Canada wants to continue to compete and grow, it needs to remain an international standardization leader. Over the past year, Standards Council of Canada has worked hard to make this happen, doing its part to help protect Canadians and unlock opportunities for growth.

The Standards Council of Canada coordinates Canadian participation on international standardization committees and in international conformity assessment bodies. In order for Canada to capitalize on opportunities for growth, it has to have the right experts sitting on the right international committees. Under Standards Council of Canada leadership, participation in international standardization committees has increased over the last year. The invaluable contribution of the Canadian experts who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the work of standards development and conformity assessment is critical to securing a competitive advantage for Canada.

A 13-member governing council, consisting of representatives from the federal, provincial and territorial governments and a range of public and private interests, including consumer representatives, governs the Standards Council of Canada.

The Chairperson’s primary role is to provide leadership and direction to Standards Council of Canada’s governing Council in carrying out its responsibilities, to act in an advisory capacity to the Chief Executive Officer, and to serve as the key link between Standards Council of Canada and the Minister. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of Board meetings to ensure that Council carries out its mandate and objectives effectively. He/she provides governance leadership to Standards Council of Canada’s Council and ensures that the Board operates in a prudent and effective manner, consistent with the law and government policy.

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

Per diem: $490 - $575

Annual retainer: $6,400 - $7,500

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 as a member of a board of directors of a public and/or private organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources in the public and/or private sectors, preferably at a senior level;
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials;
  • Experience in international relations and/or working with international organizations; and
  • Experience in dealing with complex policy issues in relation to standardization, 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 Standards Council of Canada’s mandate, business activities and governing legislation, including the Standards Council of Canada Act;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Knowledge of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of global trends related to standardization;
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with management, government officials, and stakeholders;
  • Ability to effectively foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise; 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:

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgement
  • 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 available for approximately 20 days per year for Board and related activities and travel.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

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

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

Members (part-time positions)

Standards Council of Canada

Canada needs standards; they protect our health and safety, as well as the environment. Many products and services Canadians rely on every day work properly and safely because of standards — from products like hair dryers or microwaves, to the cars we drive or the mobile devices we use. In addition, they help fuel a more competitive and innovative Canadian economy. In fact, developing and adopting standards is essential if Canada wants to remain competitive and to prosper in the years to come.

The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown corporation with a mission to enhance Canada’s competitiveness and social well-being by facilitating the development and use of national and international standards and by providing accreditation services. As the leader of Canada's standardization network, the Standards Council of Canada has been working to ensure that governments, industry and consumers understand the role that standards play in our lives and our economy. The Standards Council of Canada collaborates with standardization partners across the country and around the world to deliver value to Canada by developing and implementing innovative standardization solutions that promote trade, drive innovation, support sustainable development and boost our economy. If Canada wants to continue to compete and grow, it needs to remain an international standardization leader. Over the past year, the Standards Council of Canada has worked hard to make this happen, doing its part to help protect Canadians and unlock opportunities for growth.

The Standards Council of Canada coordinates Canadian participation on international standardization committees and in international conformity assessment bodies. In order for Canada to capitalize on opportunities for growth, it has to have the right experts sitting on the right international committees. Under Standards Council of Canada leadership, participation in international standardization committees has increased over the last year. The invaluable contribution of the Canadian experts who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the work of standards development and conformity assessment is critical to securing a competitive advantage for Canada.

A 13-member governing council, consisting of representatives from the federal, provincial and territorial governments and a range of public and private interests, including consumer representatives, governs the Standards Council of Canada.

The primary role of Council members is to provide organizational stewardship and governance leadership by setting the Standards Council of Canada's strategic direction, overseeing the development and implementation of the organization's corporate plan, providing relevant policy direction, and periodically reviewing the Standards Council of Canada's legislated mandate to ensure the organization's continuing relevance.

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

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 or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization, or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in international relations and/or working with international organizations would be considered and asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with complex policy issues in relation to standardization would also be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Standards Council of Canada’s mandate, business activities and governing legislation, including the Standards Council of Canada Act;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Knowledge of the federal government and public policy environments;
  • Knowledge of global trends related to standardization would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to contribute effectively to strategic and corporate planning;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • 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:

  • No officer or employee of the Standards Council of Canada or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Standards Council of Canada (statutory).
  • The members of the Standards Council of Canada must be representative of a broad spectrum of interests in the private sector and have the knowledge or experience necessary to assist the Council in the fulfilment of its mandate (statutory).
  • You must be available for approximately 10 days per year for Board 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

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

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Salary Range: under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Director, Canada Lands Company Limited,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Director (part-time positions)

Canada Lands Company Limited

Canada Lands Company Limited is a federal Crown corporation with the following three subsidiaries: 1) Canada Lands Company CLC Limited ensures the commercially oriented, orderly disposition of surplus former Government of Canada properties, optimizing their financial and community value, and owns and operates the CN Tower; 2) Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc. owns and operates the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre, and 3) Parc Downsview Park Inc. owns Downsview Park in Toronto and the Downsview Lands. operates and maintains the park plus associated recreation facilities and is in the process of developing the surrounding lands for housing and commercial purposes. Through community consultation and partnering with the private sector, Canada Lands Company Limited, its subsidiaries, and their respective employees apply real estate expertise, creative property solutions and effective and innovative management of the assets it holds for the long term to deliver lasting value for Canadians and a financial dividend to the federal consolidated revenue fund.

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

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

In particular, Canada Lands is seeking candidates who have a background in one or more of the following areas to fill current vacancies: auditing large, complex organizations, with a Certified Professional Accountant designation; real estate; and/or attractions, tourism or hospitality. Other applications with different experiences and expertise will be accepted.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 4, 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: $3,600 - $4,500

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 applicable combination of education, experience, and/or job-related training;
  • Governance experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a government organization, non-profit organization, and/or a private sector organization;
  • Board members must have experience that responds to one or more of the following criteria:
    • Extensive experience in the real estate industry;
    • Extensive experience in the attractions, tourism or hospitality industry;
    • Working as a commercial or real estate lawyer;
    • Extensive experience in urban planning, architecture, or civil engineering; or
    • Experience in municipal official planning, zoning and land development approvals processes.
  • Board members must have experience at the executive level in one or more of the following management areas:
    • Managing the human resources function of a large corporation, including determining human resources strategies to reach corporate objectives; hiring and retaining appropriate resources; and setting principles and policies for compensation;
    • Managing the legal, risk or compliance component of a large corporation;
    • Experience monitoring corporate performance against strategic and business plans, including assessing operating results to evaluate whether the business is being properly managed;
    • Auditing large, complex organizations, with a Certified Professional Accountant designation. Experience in or interacting with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in managing or directing workplace environments with a union component will be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in working with Indigenous communities or businesses will be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes and ability to read and understand financial statements;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including the corporation’s fundamental accountabilities to the shareholder and taxpayers, will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Financial Administration Act will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices in corporate governance; public policy development; financial and risk management; human resources; corporate planning and reporting; or performance management will be considered an asset;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision and strategic direction needed for Canada Lands Company Limited to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives effectively and efficiently;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer, fellow Directors and senior management of Canada Lands Company Limited;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, actions to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral; and
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, think strategically, and balance the business needs of the organization with the public interest.

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
  • Integrity
  • High ethical standards
  • Initiative
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are willing to travel to Toronto and possibly other cities across Canada for Board meetings.
  • You may be required to attend additional meetings and events, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Atlantic Pilotage Authority,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Members (part-time positions)

Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada

The Atlantic Pilotage Authority (Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada) is a Crown corporation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The mandate of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority is to operate, maintain and manage, in the interest of navigation safety, an effective pilotage service in the Atlantic region. The Atlantic Pilotage Authority exercises public regulatory authority, and also issues, suspends or revokes pilot licenses and certificates.

In fulfilling its roles and responsibilities, the Board’s requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Fiduciary duty to act honestly and in good faith;
  • The exercise of prudence, diligence and skill; and
  • Observance of the rules governing application and disclosure relating to conflict of interest.

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

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

Per Diem: $160 - $250

Annual Retainer: $2,600 - $3,000

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian maritime industry;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act and the Pilotage Act;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management (including compensation), strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required: operation of a Pilotage Authority; international trade; finance, business administration, commerce or economics; real property management; strategic planning;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other members and with the Authority’s partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority (statutory).

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Transportation Agency,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Vice-Chairperson (full-time position)

Canadian Transportation Agency

Headquartered in the National Capital Region, Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency administers and applies certain federal transportation legislation as an independent, quasi-judicial decision-maker and regulator on air, federal rail and marine, and, in the case of accessibility, extra-provincial bus matters. The Canadian Transportation Agency has three broad mandates:

  • Helping to ensure that the national transportation system runs efficiently and smoothly in the interests of all Canadians: those who work and invest in it; the producers, shippers, travelers and businesses who rely on it; and the communities where it operates;
  • Protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities to an accessible transportation network; and
  • Providing consumer protection for air passengers.

To help advance these mandates, the Canadian Transportation Agency uses three tools:

  • Rule-making: The Canadian Transportation Agency develops and applies ground rules that establish the rights and responsibilities of transportation service providers and users and that level the playing field among competitors. These rules can take the form of binding regulations or less formal guidelines, codes of practice or interpretation notes.
  • Dispute resolution: The Canadian Transportation Agency resolves disputes that arise between transportation providers on the one hand, and their clients and neighbours on the other, using a range of tools from facilitation and mediation to arbitration and adjudication.
  • Information provision: The Canadian Transportation Agency provides information on the transportation system, the rights and responsibilities of transportation providers and users, and the Canadian Transportation Agency 's legislation and services.

As independent decision-makers, Members of the Canadian Transportation Agency, including the Vice-Chairperson, are assigned in Panels by the Chairperson to make decisions, orders and determinations related to dispute and regulatory applications. Although most formal dispute adjudications and regulatory determinations are processed through written hearings, oral hearings may be held. Members of the Agency may also be appointed to act as arbitrators in rail level of service arbitrations and as mediators in a wide variety of transportation-related disputes.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 17, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary range: $200,900 to $236,300 (GCQ-7)

Position location: National Capital Region (statutory)

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, disabled persons, 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 the field of transportation, economics, law, public administration, business administration, or commerce, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, guidelines and procedures;
  • Experience in one of the federal transportation sectors (air, rail, or marine);
  • Experience in gathering and assessing complex and sensitive information and making decisions and recommendations at a senior level in public or private sector organizations;
  • Experience providing organizational leadership and managing at the senior executive level in private or public sector organizations with multiple mandates;
  • Experience dealing with senior government officials;
  • Experience developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders;
  • Experience in matters related to accessibility for persons with disabilities, or in the area of consumer protection would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working in administrative law or with a quasi-judicial tribunal 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 Transportation Agency, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the air sector, the rail sector, the marine sector, accessibility and disability issues, major shipper sectors and issues, and consumer protection, including current trends, issues and developments in Canada;
  • Knowledge of adjudicative practices and processes, arbitration practices and processes, as well as the principles of administrative law and natural justice;
  • Knowledge of the operations of government, including management practices and policies;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of federal government financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to write clear and concise reports, analyses and decisions;
  • Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of relevant statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents in a decision-making environment;
  • Ability to analyze differing opinions and complex technical information, as well as to synthesize key information, to make informed, impartial, fair, well-reasoned and timely decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to develop effective and respectful working relationships, work efficiently and effectively with staff and other Members, foster debate and build consensus in a respectful manner; and
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Strategic thinking

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must not, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, be engaged in a transportation undertaking or business; nor have an interest in a transportation undertaking or business, or an interest in the manufacture or distribution of transportation plant or equipment, unless the distribution is merely incidental to the general merchandising of goods (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must indicate if you are interested in having your name retained on a roster of Temporary Members.

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 these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Member, Canadian Transportation Agency,

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

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

Member (full-time and temporary positions)

Canadian Transportation Agency

Headquartered in the National Capital Region, Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency administers and applies certain federal transportation legislation as an independent, quasi-judicial decision-maker and regulator on air, federal rail and marine, and, in the case of accessibility, extra-provincial bus matters. The Canadian Transportation Agency has three broad mandates:

  • Helping to ensure that the national transportation system runs efficiently and smoothly in the interests of all Canadians: those who work and invest in it; the producers, shippers, travelers and businesses who rely on it; and the communities where it operates;
  • Protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities to an accessible transportation network; and
  • Providing consumer protection for air passengers.

To help advance these mandates, the Canadian Transportation Agency uses three tools:

  • Rule-making: The Canadian Transportation Agency develops and applies ground rules that establish the rights and responsibilities of transportation service providers and users and that level the playing field among competitors. These rules can take the form of binding regulations or less formal guidelines, codes of practice or interpretation notes.
  • Dispute resolution: The Canadian Transportation Agency resolves disputes that arise between transportation providers on the one hand, and their clients and neighbours on the other, using a range of tools from facilitation and mediation to arbitration and adjudication.
  • Information provision: The Canadian Transportation Agency provides information on the transportation system, the rights and responsibilities of transportation providers and users, and the Canadian Transportation Agency's legislation and services.

As independent decision-makers, Members of the Canadian Transportation Agency are assigned in Panels by the Chairperson to make decisions, orders and determinations related to dispute and regulatory applications. Although most formal dispute adjudications and regulatory determinations are processed through written hearings, oral hearings may be held. Members of the Agency may also be appointed to act as arbitrators in rail level of service arbitrations and as mediators in a wide variety of transportation-related disputes.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 17, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Position location: National Capital Region (statutory)

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, disabled persons, 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 the field of transportation, economics, law, public administration, business administration, or commerce, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, guidelines and procedures;
  • Experience in one of the federal transportation sectors (air, rail, or marine);
  • Experience in gathering and assessing complex and sensitive information and making decisions and recommendations at a senior level in public or private sector organizations;
  • Experience in matters related to accessibility for persons with disabilities, or in the area of consumer protection would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working in administrative law or with a quasi-judicial tribunal 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 Transportation Agency, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the air sector, the rail sector, the marine sector, accessibility and disability issues, major shipper sectors and issues, and consumer protection, including current trends, issues and developments in Canada;
  • Knowledge of adjudicative practices and processes, arbitration practices and processes, as well as the principles of administrative law and natural justice;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to write clear and concise reports, analyses and decisions;
  • Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of relevant statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents in a decision-making environment;
  • Ability to analyze differing opinions and complex technical information, as well as to synthesize key information, to make informed, impartial, fair, well-reasoned and timely decisions, while anticipating their short-and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to develop effective and respectful working relationships, work efficiently and effectively with staff and other Members, foster debate and build consensus in a respectful manner; and
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Strategic thinking

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must not, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, be engaged in a transportation undertaking or business; nor have an interest in a transportation undertaking or business, or an interest in the manufacture or distribution of transportation plant or equipment, unless the distribution is merely incidental to the general merchandising of goods (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must indicate if you are interested in having your name retained on a roster of Temporary Members. Temporary Members may be remunerated on a full-time or per diem basis.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada

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

The key corporate objectives of the Authority are:

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

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

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

Per Diem: $160 - $250

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government and the private sector;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders; and
  • Experience in the pilotage, shipping, or public administration sectors would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian pilotage industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus; and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Members (part-time positions)

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

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

The key corporate objectives of the Authority are:

  • To provide economic, safe, reliable, and efficient marine pilotage and related services in its region of responsibility, namely all waters in the Province of Quebec south of the northern entrance to St. Lambert Lock and all Canadian waters in and around the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba;
  • To provide the above services within a commercially-oriented framework, directed toward achieving and maintaining financial self-sufficiency, through tariffs which are fair and reasonable;
  • To promote the effective utilization of the Authority’s facilities, equipment and expertise, through the productive application of these resources in the interest of safe navigation; and
  • To be responsive to the Government’s environmental, social and economic policies.

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 1, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $160 - $250

Annual Retainer: $2,600 - $3,000

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian maritime industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act and the Pilotage Act;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management (including compensation); strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required: operation of a Pilotage Authority; international trade; finance; business administration; commerce or economics; real property management and strategic planning;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other members and with the Authority’s partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (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, Laurentian Pilotage Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Laurentian Pilotage Authority Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who have already submitted their application earlier this year need not apply again.

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

Per Diem: $220 - $260

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of different levels of Government and the private sector;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders; and
  • Experience in the pilotage, shipping, or public administration sectors would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian pilotage industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members to facilitate consensus; and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Laurentian Pilotage Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Members (part-time positions)

Laurentian Pilotage Authority Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 1, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $220 - $260

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian maritime industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act and the Pilotage Act;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management (including compensation), strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required: operation of a Pilotage Authority; international trade; finance, business administration, commerce or economics; real property management; strategic planning;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other members and with the Authority’s partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority (statutory).

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Pacific Pilotage Authority,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Members (part-time positions)

Pacific Pilotage Authority

The Pacific Pilotage Authority (Pacific Pilotage Authority Canada) is a Crown corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The mandate of the Pacific Pilotage Authority is to operate, maintain and manage, in the interest of navigation safety, an effective pilotage service in the coastal waters of British Columbia, including the Fraser River. The Pacific Pilotage Authority exercises public regulatory authority, and also issues, suspends or revokes pilot licenses and certificates.

As stewards of the Authority, the Board’s objectives are to:

  • Set the strategic direction of the Pacific Pilotage Authority;
  • Ensure the integrity and adequacy of the Authority's information systems and management practices;
  • Ensure the main corporate risks are managed;
  • Evaluate the Authority's performance and monitor the Authority's financial results;
  • Ensure CEO and executive succession is in place; and
  • Be responsible for the overall corporate governance of the Authority.

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

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

Per Diem: $220 - $260

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a Board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior leader answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of government or the private sector;
  • Experience in pilotage, shipping, other transportation sectors or business community (preferably marine); and
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered as assets: project management; engineering; risk management; information systems; marine transportation; public relations; business administration; law; communications; community relations; or stakeholder engagement.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the Canadian maritime industry;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board member, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act and the Pilotage Act;
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources management (including compensation), strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance and of corporate governance, including good governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required: operation of a Pilotage Authority; international trade; finance, business administration, commerce or economics; real property management; strategic planning;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other members and with the Authority’s partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No officer or employee of the Pacific Pilotage Authority or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer, shall be a director of the Pacific Pilotage Authority (statutory).

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioner of Lobbying, Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Commissioner of Lobbying (full-time position)

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada

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

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Information Commissioner (full-time position)

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Salary Range: $315,300

Position Location: National Capital Region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. 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.

Apply Online