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Current Opportunities

Directors, Farm Credit 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 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:

Directors (part-time positions)

Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada is Canada’s leading provider of financial and business services tailored to the agriculture and agri-food industry. Farm Credit Canada is self-sustaining and projects long-term viability through sound financial and risk management practices. As a prudent lender with 23 consecutive years of growth, a $28 billion loan portfolio and 100,000 customers across Canada, Farm Credit Canada, through its more than 1,700 employees, contributes to the strength and stability of the agriculture industry.

The Farm Credit Canada Board of Directors represents the breadth of Canadian agriculture. The Board ensures that Farm Credit Canada remains focused on its vision, mission and values, and fulfilling its public policy role. The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the corporation. The Board is composed of 12 members, including the President and CEO, and the Chairperson.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 28, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $410 - $485

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

Directors who serve as Chair of a Sub-Committee of the board receive an additional annual retainer of $1,000.

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 education, job related training and or experience;
  • Experience in gathering and analyzing complex information in support of decision making;
  • Experience in a hands on customer-facing operation preferably in a credit granting function;
  • Experience serving as a member of a Board of Directors for a public or private sector organization, would be an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, would be an asset;
  • Experience identifying the business risks and opportunities associated with technological innovation, would be an asset; and
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Senior management experience in a multiple-branch, credit-granting retail financial institution; and/or
    • Experience in agriculture (farming, primary producer, agri-business, agri-food, co-operatives, federations and rural associations); and/or
    • Experience in modern corporate governance; and/or
    • Experience in risk oversight and risk management.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Farm Credit Canada's mandate, legislative framework and activities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management principles such as:
    • equity financing;
    • venture capital financing;
    • financial services;
    • financial administration;
    • investments and lending; and/or
    • accounting.
  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry;
  • Knowledge of financial institutions risk issues would be an asset;
  • Ability to reconcile varying interests and values;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgement
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Leadership
  • Emotional intelligence

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 possess an ability and willingness to travel to all regions of Canada.
  • Typically, the Board meets six times per year, four of which the meetings are held in Regina at Farm Credit Canada's corporate office. The other two meetings are held in different parts of the country. Directors are expected to attend meetings in person with the total time commitment including travel and preparation time estimated at 30 days a 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

Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Museum of History,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of History

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

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

The Canadian Museum of History is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has all the powers, and may exercise and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in dealing with cultural institutions, preferably in the history field, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of History;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government's expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of History would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, the supporting environment of national creative content, government relations, human resources, or promotion and marketing would be an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to assist the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Museums Act;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; and
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues and trends, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Museum of History,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of History

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

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

The Canadian Museum of History is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of History;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government's expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of History would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum of History to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum's senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum's key stakeholders and partners.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. 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 Museum for Human Rights,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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

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

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

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 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: $275 - $325

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government's expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum's senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum's key stakeholders and partners.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets approximately four times per year, predominantly in Winnipeg.
  • The Board and its committees, the latter of which the Chairperson is an ex officio member, also hold conference calls throughout the year.
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 25 days.
  • Customarily, the Chairperson of the Museum is named to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; this entails additional meetings and responsibilities.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 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: $275 - $325

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government’s expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders and the media;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum’s senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum’s key stakeholders and partners.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets approximately four times per year, twice in person (usually in Halifax) and twice via teleconference.
  • The successful candidate would be expected to attend fundraising and other events approximately three times per year.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of 20 days annually.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Museum of Nature,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canadian Museum of Nature

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

The Canadian Museum of Nature is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has responsibility for the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. The members of the Board serve as ambassadors for the Museum. They are each called on to govern, to give and to galvanize support for the Museum. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 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: $275 - $325

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Nature;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government's expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the Canadian Museum of Nature would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders and the media;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Canadian Museum of Nature to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Museum's senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum's key stakeholders and partners.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as Chairperson of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen (statutory).
  • The Board meets three times per year: two meetings in Ottawa/Gatineau and one videoconference meeting.
  • The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of two to three weeks annually, excluding committee work.
  • The Chairperson also serves on the National Nature Council, which is responsible for providing advice on the implementation of a major gifts program.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications 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 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 (full-time position)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an administrative tribunal, established under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, which regulates and supervises Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest, as well as enhances the privacy and safety of Canadians. In addition, the Commission has responsibilities under Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which addresses the sending of commercial electronic messages (for example, spam), among other things. The Commission’s role is thus to maintain a delicate balance in the public interest between the cultural, social, and economic goals of its governing legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications. The Commission is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Commission, and presides at meetings of the Commission. The Chairperson establishes the corporate vision and values, defines the strategic priorities and plans and sets up the organization structure and operational systems and processes to guide the work of members and staff. This includes assigning members to panels and providing strong functional direction and advice to members regarding their delegated panel responsibilities and other areas of activity and to ensure executive direction of professional staff. He or she directs the development of policies, recommends their approval to the Commission’s members and oversees their implementation. With the exception of decision-making responsibilities, the Vice-Chairpersons and members report to the Chairperson.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's website.

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

Salary Range: $265,300 - $312,100

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. 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 a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant leadership experience at a senior executive level in the operation and conduct of an administrative tribunal, regulatory organization, or an organization of equivalent size and complexity;
  • Proven senior level decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, and best business practices, and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization, including those who hold divergent views; and
  • Experience in the broadcasting, telecommunications, or digital media industries.

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 Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications, and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of international, social, and economic trends; the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; technological evolution related to digital media; the supporting environment of national creative content; the role of government in the formulation of public policies; and how these relate to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s legislative mandate;
  • Knowledge of broad issues related to media and network convergence;
  • Knowledge of the responsibilities, procedures, and practices of leading and managing a public sector tribunal;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in conducting a public hearing, and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation, procedural fairness, and natural justice;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting;
  • Ability to guide the Commission in carrying out its mandate in accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act;
  • Ability to interpret the provision of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to develop respectful and effective working relationships, and build consensus; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to represent the Commission with a wide range of stakeholders, and appear before Parliamentary Committees, when required.

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:

  • Leadership
  • High ethical standards, integrity, and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgement
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person: a) is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or b) has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in: i) a telecommunications undertaking; or ii) the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail. Should a person have such an interest in a telecommunications undertaking, they must absolutely dispose of their interest within three months of appointment (statutory).
  • A member must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
  • A member must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the specified area of employment.
  • A member must be 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. 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

Regional Member (Manitoba/Saskatchewan), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications 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 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:

Regional Member (Manitoba/Saskatchewan) (full-time position)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an administrative tribunal, established under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, which regulates and supervises Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest, as well as enhances the privacy and safety of Canadians. In addition, the Commission has responsibilities under Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which addresses the sending of commercial electronic messages (for example, spam), among other things. The Commission’s role is thus to maintain a delicate balance in the public interest between the cultural, social, and economic goals of its governing legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications. The Commission is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

With the exception of decision-making responsibilities, Members report to the Chairperson. The incumbents' duties include: participating in processes to establish rules, policies, and guidelines for licences and carriers; participating in public hearings and consultations; developing regulations; and participating in making Commission decisions.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's website.

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

Salary Range: $142,800 - $168,000

Position Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

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 in providing advice on complex and sensitive issues, preferably at a senior level;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience as a member or legal counsel within an administrative tribunal, or experience appearing before an administrative tribunal would be considered an asset;
  • Experience formulating regulatory policy would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in a regulatory industry, such as insurance, energy, banking, or transportation would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the broadcasting, telecommunications, or digital media industries 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 Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications, and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of international, social, and economic trends; the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; technological evolution related to digital media; the supporting environment of national creative content; the role of government in the formulation of public policies; and how these relate to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s legislative mandate;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in conducting a public hearing, and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation, procedural fairness, and natural justice, would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of broad issues related to media convergence would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient public hearings and consultations;
  • Ability to develop respectful and effective working relationships, and contribute to building consensus; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, and the ability to represent the Commission, when required, 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:

  • High ethical standards, integrity, and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgement
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person: a) is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or b) has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in: i) a telecommunications undertaking; or ii) the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail. Should a person have such an interest in a telecommunications undertaking, they must absolutely dispose of their interest within three months of appointment (statutory).
  • A member:
    • Must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
    • Must reside in or be willing to relocate to the specified area of employment, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the specified area of employment.
    • Must be 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. 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

Vice-Chairperson (Broadcasting), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications 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 Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

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

Vice-Chairperson (Broadcasting) (full-time position)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an administrative tribunal, established under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, which regulates and supervises Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest, as well as enhances the privacy and safety of Canadians. In addition, the Commission has responsibilities under Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which addresses the sending of commercial electronic messages (for example, spam), among other things. The Commission’s role is thus to maintain a delicate balance in the public interest between the cultural, social, and economic goals of its governing legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications. The Commission is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

With the exception of decision-making responsibilities, the Vice-Chair report to the Chairperson. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Chairperson in providing effective leadership to the Commission, assuming responsibility for broadcasting issues, and for providing support to the management of the administrative tribunal.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's website.

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

Salary Range: $200,900 - $236,300

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Extensive experience in providing organizational direction and leadership;
  • Proven senior level decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience with the operation and conduct of an administrative tribunal, regulatory organization, or an organization of equivalent size and complexity would be considered an asset;
  • Experience formulating regulatory policy would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the broadcasting, telecommunications, or digital media industries 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 Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications, and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of international, social, and economic trends; the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; technological evolution related to digital media; the supporting environment of national creative content; the role of government in the formulation of public policies; and their links with the legislative mandate of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission; the role of government in formulating public policy; and how these relate to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s legislative mandate;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in conducting a public hearing, and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation, procedural fairness, and natural justice, would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of broad issues related to media convergence would be considered an asset;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting would be an asset;
  • Ability to assist the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient public hearings and consultations;
  • Ability to develop respectful and effective working relationships, and build consensus; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to represent the Commission, when required, with a wide range of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

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

  • High ethical standards, integrity, and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgement
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person: a) is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or b) has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in: i) a telecommunications undertaking; or ii) the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail. Should a person have such an interest in a telecommunications undertaking, they must absolutely dispose of their interest within three months of appointment (statutory).
  • A member must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
  • A member must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the specified area of employment.
  • A member must be 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. 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

Regional Member (Ontario), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications 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 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:

Regional Member (Ontario) (full-time position)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an administrative tribunal, established under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, which regulates and supervises Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest, as well as enhances the privacy and safety of Canadians. In addition, the Commission has responsibilities under Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which addresses the sending of commercial electronic messages (for example, spam), among other things. The Commission’s role is thus to maintain a delicate balance in the public interest between the cultural, social, and economic goals of its governing legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications. The Commission is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

With the exception of decision-making responsibilities, Members report to the Chairperson. The incumbents' duties include: participating in processes to establish rules, policies, and guidelines for licences and carriers; participating in public hearings and consultations; developing regulations; and participating in making Commission decisions.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's website.

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

Salary Range: $142,800 - $168,000

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 degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in providing advice on complex and sensitive issues, preferably at a senior level;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience as a member or legal counsel within an administrative tribunal, or experience appearing before an administrative tribunal would be considered an asset;
  • Experience formulating regulatory policy would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in a regulatory industry, such as insurance, energy, banking, or transportation would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the broadcasting, telecommunications, or digital media industries 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 Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications, and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of international, social, and economic trends; the evolution in the consumption of information and entertainment by diverse audiences; technological evolution related to digital media; the supporting environment of national creative content; the role of government in the formulation of public policies; and how these relate to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s legislative mandate;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in conducting a public hearing, and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation, procedural fairness, and natural justice, would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of broad issues related to media convergence would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient public hearings and consultations;
  • Ability to develop respectful and effective working relationships, and contribute to building consensus; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, and the ability to represent the Commission, when required, 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:

  • High ethical standards, integrity, and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound judgement
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • A person is not eligible to be appointed as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person: a) is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or b) has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in: i) a telecommunications undertaking; or ii) the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail. Should a person have such an interest in a telecommunications undertaking, they must absolutely dispose of their interest within three months of appointment (statutory).
  • A member:
    • Must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
    • Must reside in or be willing to relocate to the specified area of employment, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the specified area of employment.
    • Must be 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. 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, National Capital 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 Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

National Capital Commission

The National Capital Commission is a federal Crown corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians, and a legacy for generations to come. The corporation is responsible for planning, as well as taking part in the development, conservation and improvement of Canada’s Capital Region. It fulfills this role through the following areas of activity: setting the long-term urban planning direction for federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region; guiding and controlling the use and development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region; managing, conserving and protecting National Capital Commission assets (including Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt, real property, and other assets such as bridges, pathways and parkways); and maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region, such as the official residences and commemorative sites. The National Capital Commission is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The main role of the National Capital Commission’s board of directors is to oversee the corporation, and ensure that it meets its strategic objectives. This includes: ensuring that the corporation’s resources are used effectively and efficiently; monitoring, evaluating and reporting on performance; and fostering relationships between the National Capital Commission and other levels of government and the public.

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 National Capital Commission's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors in the public sector and/or a large complex organization, preferably as a chairperson;
  • Experience in dealing with all levels of government, preferably with senior officials;
  • Experience at the senior executive level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the execution of transactions involving the acquisition or sale of commercial assets would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance.

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 National Capital Commission 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 of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of regional interests and concerns, as well as municipal, provincial and federal impacts, and how these relate to the Commission;
  • Financial literacy, and knowledge of strategic corporate planning, public policy environments, and monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding the Commission;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and the Commission’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Commission’s key stakeholders and partners to facilitate collaboration in the planning and development of its programs and the Capital;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and innovations;
  • Strong leadership and executive-level skills to foster debate and discussions among board members, facilitate consensus, manage conflicts and synthesize multiple viewpoints into a sound decision making process;
  • Superior leadership and management skills to enable the Commission to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective; 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:

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are available to attend board meetings at least five times per year.
  • You are available to participate in other special meetings in person or by conference call as required. In addition, there is an annual strategic planning session.
  • You are prepared to commit 20 to 25 days annually for board and committee work, and additional days for representational duties on behalf of the National Capital Commission and to consult with the Chief Executive Officer.
  • The Chairperson is also the Chairperson of the Executive Committee and an ex-officio member of the Audit Committee, the Governance Committee, the Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Land Use, and the Advisory Committee on Official Residences.
  • You are prepared to acquire a Top Secret security clearance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, National Gallery of Canada,

Appointment opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

National Gallery of Canada

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

The National Gallery of Canada is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of Board meetings, so as to ensure that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 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: $275 - $325

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Gallery of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government's expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the National Gallery of Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Superior leadership and management skills, including executive-level people management skills, to enable the National Gallery of Canada to accomplish its work effectively and with a national perspective;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Gallery's senior management and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum's key stakeholders and partners.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson, National Gallery of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

National Gallery of Canada

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

The National Gallery of Canada is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall responsibility for stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to oversee the activities of the institution. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis. If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has all the powers, and may exercise and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 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: $275 - $325

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans, best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in the communications, social media, and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in fundraising activities within cultural institutions and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working or volunteering with organizations in the cultural sector, preferably in the visual arts field, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Gallery of Canada;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government's expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors, or of the evolving public expectations regarding Museums;
  • Knowledge of the federal government's cultural policy priorities and how these relate to the National Gallery of Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital, the supporting environment of national creative content, government relations, human resources, or promotion and marketing would be an asset;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to assist the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Museums Act;
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders; and
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues and trends, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Executive Director, Canadian Race Relations Foundation,

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:

Executive Director (full-time position)

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the elimination of racism and the promotion of harmonious race relations.

The work of the Foundation is premised on the desire to create and nurture an inclusive society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity. Its underlying principle in addressing racism and racial discrimination emphasizes positive race relations and the promotion of shared Canadian values of human rights and democratic institutions. It strives to coordinate and cooperate with all sectors of society, and develop partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.

The Foundation was created in 1996 in accordance with the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement. The Government of Canada provided the Foundation with a one-time endowment fund of $24 million. The Foundation operates on income generated by investing the endowment fund and donations. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Executive Director, who is the Chief Executive Officer and an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board of Directors, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and is accountable to the Board for the efficient operation of the Foundation in accordance with the priorities established by the Board.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Race Relations Foundation's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 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: $124,700 - $146,700

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 degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in social sciences or public administration would be considered an asset;
  • Corporate leadership experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources, or experience as a chief executive officer;
  • 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 sectors;
  • Experience in outreach initiatives and establishing collaborative relationships; and
  • Experience in fundraising activities and developing self-generated revenues would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of sound governance and management;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
    • race relations, youth engagement, multiculturalism, social cohesion and/or Canadian identity;
    • issues of racialized groups or communities;
    • results-oriented management, business management, and/or team-building.
  • Knowledge of the transformation to digital culture would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to provide leadership in support of the corporate vision and strategic direction as established by the Board to ensure the Foundation is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define work priorities and strategies, and to spearhead national outreach initiatives and actively market and promote the Foundation’s brand to audiences across Canada;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Foundation’s key stakeholders and partners;
  • Ability to assist and support the Chairperson in maintaining effective working relationships with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and her office; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and an ability to manage the Foundation’s communications with a wide range of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

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

  • Innovative and strategic leader
  • Superior analytical skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Superior interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Collegiality and professionalism

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 Toronto or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. 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, Canadian Race Relations Foundation,

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 Race Relations Foundation

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the elimination of racism and the promotion of harmonious race relations.

The work of the Foundation is premised on the desire to create and nurture an inclusive society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity. Its underlying principle in addressing racism and racial discrimination emphasizes positive race relations and the promotion of shared Canadian values of human rights and democratic institutions. It strives to coordinate and cooperate with all sectors of society, and develop partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.

The Foundation was created in 1996 in accordance with the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement. The Government of Canada provided the Foundation with a one-time endowment fund of $24 million. The Foundation operates on income generated by investing the endowment fund and donations. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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 majority of the Board’s work is performed through its active working committees.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Race Relations Foundation's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 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: $260 - $325

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 on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private or not-for-profit sector organization;
  • Experience with issues of racialized groups or communities;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered an asset:
    • A professional accounting designation (CPA) or a law degree;
    • Experience in financial planning or proven professional or institutional investment experience (in addition to the foregoing qualifications, investment experience is required for one of the positions) would be considered an asset;
    • Experience in research, education and/or training;
    • Experience in promotion and marketing, or in the communications and media sector, such as the distribution of creative and digital content; and
    • Experience in fundraising activities and developing self-generated revenues.

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 Race Relations Foundation as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of government process and protocol;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • race relations, youth engagement, multiculturalism or Canadian identity;
    • results-oriented management, business management, human resources management or team building;
    • information technology; and
    • technological evolution related to digital.
  • Ability to identify, analyse and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Board's partners and stakeholders, and actively participate in debate and discussions among Board members and on committees; and
  • Ability to recognize and address opportunities, emerging issues and trends in race relations, as well as to advance ideas and innovation.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • A passion and commitment for community involvement
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and impartiality
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diplomacy, tact, confidentiality and discretion
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Persons appointed to the Board must have knowledge or experience that will assist the Foundation in fulfilling its purpose (statutory).
  • The Board generally meets at least three times per year.
  • Members are expected to attend each Board meeting and to be available for conference calls when required.
  • The average annual time commitment, excluding committee work, is three weeks.
  • Members are expected to sit on at least two committees of the Board resulting in an average annual time commitment of up to an additional 90 days.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member (Yukon Territory), Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Member, Yukon Territory (part-time position)

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 7, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you submitted an application for this position on or before October 3, 2016, you do not need to re-apply.

Per diem: $200 - $250

Position location: Yukon Territory

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;
  • Post-graduate degree in history, anthropology, sociology, built heritage conservation, geography, Canadian Indigenous studies, or a field related to the commemoration of Canada’s history would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in practical applications of knowledge and research methodology;
  • Experience in board and/or committee work; and
  • Experience in public speaking and chairing meetings.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson (General Division, Employment Insurance Section), Social Security 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 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 position:

Vice-Chairperson – General Division, Employment Insurance Section (full-time position)

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (Tribunal) 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.

The Vice-Chairperson of the General Division, Employment Insurance Section, will be responsible for providing operational and substantive leadership and direction to the General Division relating to the Tribunal’s quasi-judicial process of adjudicating appeals of administrative decisions concerning the Canada Employment Insurance Commission pertaining to the Employment Insurance program.

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 March 21, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $142,800 - $168,000

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience;
  • Management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human resources and employee performance;
  • Experience in leading and managing transformation and change management;
  • Significant experience leading a team;
  • Experience in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Significant experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, policies and directives; and
  • Experience in the development of performance standards and operational procedures 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 legislation and regulations related to the mandate and activities of the Social Security Tribunal, including the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act and other applicable legislation and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting hearings in an administrative tribunal and in the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice;
  • Knowledge of the appeal processes and the operations of an administrative tribunal, including the rules that govern its operations;
  • Knowledge of government practices, including those related to sound governance and organizational management principles;
  • Ability to provide leadership within the Social Security Tribunal of Canada and assistance to the Chairperson in carrying out her mandate in accordance with the Department of Employment and Social Development Act;
  • Ability to motivate members and staff to collaborate effectively, challenge each other and to strive to exceed their previous standards of performance, and to ensure that the Tribunal adheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to effectively model productive and cooperative working relationships between Governor in Council-appointed Members and the public service staff of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada to achieve shared outcomes;
  • Ability to act as a steward and oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision making;
  • Ability to manage and assess appeals and ensure the efficient assignment of caseloads;
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate trends, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and
  • Ability to interpret legislation and to ensure that decisions are rendered in accordance with applicable laws.

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 and impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion
  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Each full-time member of the Tribunal must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel frequently throughout Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division), Social Security 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 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 position:

Vice-Chairperson – Appeal Division (full-time position)

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (Tribunal) 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.

The Vice-Chairperson of the Appeal division will be responsible for providing operational and substantive directions and leadership to members of the Appeal Division and to the Tribunal, relating to all aspects of the appeal process of the General Division’s quasi-judicial decisions pertaining to Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security.

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 March 21, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $142,800 - $168,000

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience;
  • Management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human resources and employee performance;
  • Experience in leading and managing transformation and change management;
  • Significant experience leading a team;
  • Experience in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Significant experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, policies and directives; and
  • Experience in the development of performance standards and operational procedures 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 legislation and regulations related to the mandate and activities of the Social Security Tribunal, including the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act and other applicable legislation and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting hearings in an administrative tribunal and in the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice;
  • Knowledge of the appeal processes and the operations of an administrative tribunal, including the rules that govern its operations;
  • Knowledge of government practices, including those related to sound governance and organizational management principles;
  • Ability to provide leadership within the Social Security Tribunal of Canada and assistance to the Chairperson in carrying out her mandate in accordance with the Department of Employment and Social Development Act;
  • Ability to motivate members and staff to collaborate effectively, challenge each other and to strive to exceed their previous standards of performance, and to ensure that the Tribunal adheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to effectively model productive and cooperative working relationships between Governor in Council-appointed Members and the public service staff of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada to achieve shared outcomes;
  • Ability to act as a steward and oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision making;
  • Ability to manage and assess appeals and ensure the efficient assignment of caseloads;
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate trends, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and
  • Ability to interpret legislation and to ensure that decisions are rendered in accordance with applicable laws.

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 and impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion
  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Each full-time member of the Tribunal must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel frequently throughout Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson (General Division, Income Security Section), Social Security 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 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 position:

Vice-Chairperson – General Division, Income Security Section (full-time position)

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (Tribunal) 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.

The Vice-Chairperson of the General Division, Income Security Section, will be responsible for providing operational and substantive leadership and direction to the General Division relating to the Tribunal’s quasi-judicial process of adjudicating appeals of administrative decisions concerning the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security programs.

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 March 21, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $142,800 - $168,000

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience;
  • Management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human resources and employee performance;
  • Experience in leading and managing transformation and change management;
  • Significant experience leading a team;
  • Experience in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Significant experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, policies and directives; and
  • Experience in the development of performance standards and operational procedures 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 legislation and regulations related to the mandate and activities of the Social Security Tribunal, including the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security Act and other applicable legislation and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting hearings in an administrative tribunal and in the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice;
  • Knowledge of the appeal processes and the operations of an administrative tribunal, including the rules that govern its operations;
  • Knowledge of government practices, including those related to sound governance and organizational management principles;
  • Ability to provide leadership within the Social Security Tribunal of Canada and assistance to the Chairperson in carrying out her mandate in accordance with the Department of Employment and Social Development Act;
  • Ability to motivate members and staff to collaborate effectively, challenge each other and to strive to exceed their previous standards of performance, and to ensure that the Tribunal adheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to effectively model productive and cooperative working relationships between Governor in Council-appointed Members and the public service staff of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada to achieve shared outcomes;
  • Ability to act as a steward and oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision making;
  • Ability to manage and assess appeals and ensure the efficient assignment of caseloads;
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate trends, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and
  • Ability to interpret legislation and to ensure that decisions are rendered in accordance with applicable laws.

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 and impartiality
  • Tact
  • Discretion
  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Each full-time member of the Tribunal must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel frequently throughout Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Bank 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 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)

Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada (Bank) is the nation's central bank. Its principal role is to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada, as defined in the Bank of Canada Act. The Bank’s four main areas of responsibility are:

  • Monetary policy: The Bank influences the supply of money circulating in the economy, using its monetary policy framework to keep inflation low and stable.
  • Financial system: The Bank promotes safe, sound and efficient financial systems, within Canada and internationally, and conducts transactions in financial markets in support of these objectives.
  • Currency: The Bank designs, issues and distributes Canada’s bank notes.
  • Funds Management: The Bank is the "fiscal agent" for the Government of Canada, managing its public debt programs and foreign exchange reserves.

The Board has specific responsibilities under the Bank of Canada Act related to financial and accounting matters, human resources, and pension plan administration. Board members also keep the Bank informed about prevailing economic conditions in their respective regions. Monetary policy is neither formulated nor implemented by the Board.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 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: $565 - $665

Annual Retainer: $7,300 - $8,600

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

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

Please describe how you meet these additional requirements:

  • Accounting and Financial Controls: Professional skills and experience in accounting and financial controls.
  • Human Resources: An appreciation of best practices in human resource management relating to the attraction, retention and development of staff and with specific knowledge of current trends and practices in compensation, benefits and pensions.
  • Corporate Governance: An understanding of issues and trends in corporate governance, identify any material experience as a board member of a corporation or public institution.
  • Financial Markets and Institutions: A general understanding of the operations of financial institutions and financial market infrastructures in Canada and internationally.
  • Project Management: An understanding of the processes associated with planning and controlling the performance or execution of projects.
  • Information Technology: An appreciation of the technology associated with the development, maintenance and use of computer systems, software and networks for the processing and distribution of data.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be prepared to travel to Ottawa as required and, once a year, to another Canadian location outside of Ottawa as part of the Bank’s regional outreach program.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings, which occur at least six times per year.

Statutory:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada.
  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or continue as a director of the Bank if the person is a director, partner, officer or employee of any of the following institutions:
    1. A direct clearer as defined in the by-laws of Payments Canada;
    2. A clearing house of a clearing and settlement system designated under the Payments Clearing and Settlement Act;
    3. A participant in the Large Value Transfer System operated by Payments Canada;
    4. An investment dealer that acts as distributor of new Government of Canada securities or;
    5. An institution that controls, or is controlled by, an institution referenced above.
  • Any beneficial ownership in a share in an institution referenced above is prohibited and if so held must be disposed of within three months of appointment.
  • A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director of the Bank if the person is employed, on a full-time basis, in any capacity in the federal public administration or the public service of a province or holds any office or position, other than as a part-time member of any board or advisory body of an agency or department of the government of Canada or a province, for which any salary or other remuneration is payable out of public moneys, except that a director may perform temporary services for the government of Canada or a province for which that director may be reimbursed actual travel and living expenses.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chief Public Health Officer (full-time position)

Public Health Agency of Canada

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 27, 2017, via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application. Please note that the maximum size of each document uploaded as part of your application is 3 MB. A maximum of five (5) documents may be uploaded in respect of any application, including the cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Education and Experience

  • The Chief Public Health Officer shall be a health professional who has qualifications in the field of public health (statutory); this could include a licensed health professional qualified in medicine, nursing, or other profession in the field of public health;
  • Postgraduate training and experience in public health or a closely related field would be considered an asset;
  • Proven senior level experience in providing strategic advice and making evidence-based decisions on complex and sensitive issues;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and multipartite relationships with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders and academia;
  • Experience as an official level spokesperson on public health issues, particularly emergencies, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in developing and coordinating government policies, programs and services in the area of public health would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies for disease prevention and control would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy environments, processes and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the respective roles of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments in health system matters;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and of the social and health care fields;
  • Knowledge of the breadth and depth of public health issues within Canada and internationally;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships, including with the broader public health, research and academic communities;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies and deal with complex and sensitive issues;
  • Ability to provide advice to Ministers and, as appropriate, work with other federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial governments, the international community, health practitioners and Canadians on public health issues; and
  • Ability as the lead public health professional of the Government of Canada, to communicate with governments, public health authorities or organizations in the public health field within Canada or internationally, as well as with the public, voluntary organizations in the public health field or the private sector for the purpose of providing information, or seeking their views, about public health issues.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Calm under pressure
  • Sound judgement

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Member (part-time position)

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board is an independent quasi-judicial body established by Parliament in 1987 under the Patent Act which increased patent protection for pharmaceutical products and introduced, for the first time in Canada, direct price regulation of patented drugs. The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board represents a strategic component of the federal government’s policy to balance consumer protection and affordable health care with the trade and industrial development objectives (R & D and investment) of pharmaceutical patent legislation. The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board reports annually to Parliament via the Minister of Health, and may be asked to inquire into any matter that the Minister refers to the board and shall report to the Minister in accordance with the terms of reference established by the Minister.

The Members of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board are responsible collectively for the implementation of the applicable provisions of the Patent Act. Together, they establish the guidelines, rules, by-laws and other policies of the Board as provided by the Act (section 96) and consult as necessary with stakeholders including ministers of health and representatives of consumer groups, the pharmaceutical industry and others.

Members are appointed by the Chairperson to hearing panels for purposes of hearings under section 83 of the Act, to hear evidence, prepare findings and recommendations and participate in forming the decisions of the Board with respect to excessive prices for patented medicines. Members also issue various Board orders under sections 81, 82, 83 and 88 of the Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's website.

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

Per diem: $475 - $550

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 a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience in one or more relevant disciplines such as medicine, business or public administration, pharmacy or pharmacology, health policy, law or economics;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies and directives in a quasi-judicial environment; and
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, agency or equivalent.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and role of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Patent Act as it applies to the pricing of patented medicines;
  • Knowledge of the theories, practices and procedures related to administrative justice, especially related to quasi-judicial bodies;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency;
  • Knowledge of the patented drug industry and the price trends of patented medicines;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with departmental officials and stakeholders while maintaining the degree of independence required of a quasi-judicial entity;
  • Ability to provide intellectual and strategic leadership to the Board in order to define the vision, objectives and strategies of the organization;
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view to making lawful, fair and equitable decisions; and
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral) with the ability in dealing with various 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:

  • Fair and impartial
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be willing to attend approximately four (4) Board meetings per year and meet monthly with the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board’s Executive Committee; and
  • You must be willing to travel to Ottawa on a regular basis, and occasionally to other locations within Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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)

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board is an independent quasi-judicial body established by Parliament in 1987 under the Patent Act which increased patent protection for pharmaceutical products and introduced, for the first time in Canada, direct price regulation of patented drugs. The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board represents a strategic component of the federal government’s policy to balance consumer protection and affordable health care with the trade and industrial development objectives (research and development, and investment) of pharmaceutical patent legislation. The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board reports annually to Parliament via the Minister of Health, and may be asked to inquire into any matter that the Minister refers to the board and shall report to the Minister in accordance with the terms of reference established by the Minister.

The Chairperson is designated as the chief executive officer and has the authority and responsibility to supervise and direct the work of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. He/she exercises direction over the quasi-judicial and operational functions of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and acts as deputy head under the Financial Administration Act. The Chairperson also exercises leadership by safeguarding the independence, integrity, reputation and image of the Board as a quasi-judicial institution in its dealings with the public, stakeholders and members of the government.

The Members of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, including the Chairperson, are responsible collectively for the implementation of the applicable provisions of the Patent Act. Together, they establish the guidelines, rules, by-laws and other policies of the Board as provided by the Act (section 96) and consult as necessary with stakeholders including ministers of health and representatives of consumer groups, the pharmaceutical industry and others.

Members are appointed by the Chairperson to hearing panels for purposes of hearings under section 83 of the Act, to hear evidence, prepare findings and recommendations and participate in forming the decisions of the Board with respect to excessive prices for patented medicines. Members also issue various Board orders under sections 81, 82, 83 and 88 of the Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's website.

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

Per diem: $675 - $800

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 a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience in one or more relevant disciplines such as medicine, business or public administration, pharmacy or pharmacology, health policy, law or economics;
  • Executive level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Significant board experience, including chairing board meetings and working effectively with senior management in transmitting the strategic direction of the board;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials as well as a variety of stakeholders and the public;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies and directives in a quasi-judicial environment; and
  • Experience in the operation and conduct of a quasi-judicial tribunal, agency or equivalent.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and role of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Patent Act as it applies to the pricing of patented medicines;
  • Knowledge of the theories, practices and procedures related to administrative justice, especially related to quasi-judicial bodies;
  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, accountability and transparency;
  • Knowledge of the patented drug industry and the price trends of patented medicines;
  • Excellent leadership and managerial abilities to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister as well as departmental officials and stakeholders while maintaining the degree of independence required of a quasi-judicial entity;
  • Ability to provide intellectual and strategic leadership to the Board in order to define the vision, objectives and strategies of the organization;
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view to making lawful, fair and equitable decisions; and
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to act as spokesperson in dealing with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments, the public and other organizations.

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:

  • Fair and impartial
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be willing to attend approximately four (4) Board meetings per year and meet monthly with Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's Executive Committee.
  • You must be willing to travel to Ottawa on a regular basis and occasionally to other locations within Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

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

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Business Development Bank of Canada

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

The Business Development Bank of Canada strongly believes in diversity and promotes inclusiveness by offering products and services tailored to meet the needs of all entrepreneurs, including women, youth, immigrants, Indigenous Canadians, Northern and rural entrepreneurs.

Since 1944 under various corporate forms, the Business Development Bank of Canada has been Canada’s development bank.

  • The Business Development Bank of Canada’s purpose is to support Canadian entrepreneurship and it must do so in a financially sustainable manner. The Business Development Bank of Canada is a sophisticated financial institution that has $26 billion committed and since 1997 has declared and paid approximately $480 million in dividends to the Government of Canada. It currently serves, directly and indirectly, approximately 40,000 entrepreneurs, at all stages of their development, through Business Development Bank of Canada Financing, Business Development Bank of Canada Capital and Business Development Bank of Canada Advisory Services at 102 business centres in all regions of Canada.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada Financing supports entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion through all economic cycles with varied debt financing offerings including direct and indirect lending, and leveraging partnerships;
  • Business Development Bank of Canada Capital provides venture capital investment to entrepreneurs and nascent Canadian technology and innovative businesses to help them build into commercial, globally-focused, growth-oriented companies as well as mezzanine financing and equity; and
  • Business Development Bank of Canada Advisory offers entrepreneurs quality consulting, advisory, educational and connection services to support their growth and competitiveness.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the Business Development Bank of Canada, accountable to the shareholder and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism.

As the steward of the corporation, the Board ensures a tone of integrity and ethics and establishes the highest standards of corporate governance and:

  • approves the Business Development Bank of Canada’s strategic direction and Corporate Plan;
  • ensures the Business Development Bank of Canada is identifying and managing its major risks and monitors the progress of action plans;
  • ensures the integrity of the financial statements, projections, and audit results;
  • reviews the Business Development Bank of Canada’s internal controls and management information systems; and
  • manages the President and CEO, and his performance.

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

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

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

Directors who serve as Chair of a Committee or who sit on a transactional Committee receive an additional annual retainer within the range $1,000 - $1,500.

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in economic empowerment of under-represented groups such as women, new Canadians and Indigenous peoples would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in at least one of the following:
    • Small business owner or serial entrepreneur with experience such as scaling a firm, acquisitions, or international expansion, in sectors such as Information, Communications and Technology; Life Sciences and/or Energy/Cleantech;
    • Senior executive of a large commercial corporation in Canada;
    • Risk management leadership at a Canadian financial institution, ideally as a Chief Risk Officer or direct report or a member of a risk committee of a large organization;
    • Senior level responsibilities as an investment professional, including extensive experience in completing and managing investments in private equity, venture capital and/or mezzanine debt, including in the Information, Communications and Technology; Life Sciences and/or Energy/Cleantech sectors; or
    • Practicing attorney with significant financing, investing, transactional and corporate experience.

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 Business Development Bank of Canada, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of sound corporate governance and management principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the board of directors and the president/chief executive officer of a corporation;
  • Knowledge of the financial management requirements, particularly risk management, of a large financial services organization;
  • Sound knowledge of the Canadian business sector – the key leaders, emerging trends and competitive forces, and challenges and opportunities for small and medium enterprises;
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, assess and address business risks, particularly as they relate to complex financial transactions and corporate social responsibility;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other Board members and the Business Development Bank of Canada’s partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and significant decision-making skills in analysing and resolving complex contract and business matters;
  • Ability to demonstrate strong ethics and integrity in meeting the Business Development Bank of Canada’s mandate and in promoting the organization’s values; and
  • Financial literacy.

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: The relevant experience and ability to provide wise, thoughtful counsel, to analyze, ask relevant questions at the strategic level, consider the different stakeholders’ perspectives, and understand business and global issues while addressing underlying concerns.
  • Integrity and Accountability: The highest ethical standards and integrity, be willing to act on and remain accountable for Board decisions, meet the accountabilities outlined in the Business Development Bank of Canada Act, the by-laws and the rules of the Board and see oneself as serving the interests of Canadians.
  • Impact and Influence: The awareness of the impact of organizational issues, policies and decisions on public interest and concern. The capacity to be sensitive to the differing needs and agendas of multiple stakeholders and to act to convince or influence others in order to have a specific impact or effect.
  • Trust and Commitment: Respect and openness for the views of others, encouragement of open discussions, and commitment to excellence in the Business Development Bank of Canada’s role in improving the competitiveness of Canadian businesses, its mandate and its values.
  • Cultural Fit: A commitment to collaboration, sharing experiences and team work.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No individual is eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director if the individual is (a) neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; (b) a Canadian citizen who is not ordinarily resident in Canada; (c) a permanent resident, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, who has been ordinarily resident in Canada for more than one year after first becoming eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship; (d) a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province; or (e) employed in the public service of a province (statutory).
  • You are willing to travel across Canada, as required.
  • You are willing to commit up to 24 days per year to Board business.

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.

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

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

Per diem: $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.

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

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

Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs (full-time position)

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada

The Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs was established in 1978 to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and provide federally appointed judges with administrative services independent of the Department of Justice Canada.

The Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs reports to Parliament through the Minister of Justice and acts on behalf of the Minister in matters related to the administration of Part 1 of the Judges Act. The Commissioner is responsible for the effective and efficient operation and management of the Office in providing services to the federal judiciary pursuant to the Commissioner’s statutory obligations and consistent with the mandate of the Office. The Commissioner also plays an important role in supporting the Canadian Judicial Council.

In order to carry out these activities and provide services to approximately 1,100 active judges, and 850 retired judges and their survivors in Canada, the Commissioner is assisted by the Deputy Commissioner, six Directors and, at present, 70 other staff members.

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

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

  • Degree in law from a recognized university, and admission to one of the provincial or territorial Bars in Canada, or the Chambre des notaires de la province de Québec;
  • Experience in senior-level decision-making on sensitive administrative matters;
  • Experience in providing strategic advice on complex and sensitive questions;
  • Experience in collaborating with senior members of the judiciary and judicial bodies would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials;
  • Relevant management experience at the senior level in the private or public sector, including human resources, financial management, and the administration of discretionary aspects of laws, regulations and policies would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in managing or collaborating with international projects that include judicial participation 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, role, and responsibilities of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory requirements, and of the mandate established under the Judges Act and its regulations;
  • Knowledge of the principles of judicial independence, particularly its link with the constitutional role of superior court judges in Canadian society, and its link with Parliament and the federal government;
  • Knowledge of reasonable practices and standards of public administration, especially financial and budgetary questions;
  • Knowledge of the activities of the federal government;
  • Ability to cooperate with the Canadian Judicial Council in promoting a productive and respectful relationship between the judiciary and the executive;
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and collaborate in appropriate and effective relationships with chief judges, judges, and other representatives of the Canadian Judicial Council and the judiciary in areas of remuneration and social advantages, and related services;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with representatives of other judicial bodies, as well as with senior federal officials, particularly the Secretary of the Treasury Board, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Justice, to obtain resources and services necessary for the judiciary;
  • Ability to negotiate contradictory interests and respond to external requests for which there are deadlines to respect;
  • Ability to analyze divergent opinions and complex situations in order to make fair and equitable recommendations; and
  • Superior oral and written 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:

  • Integrity and high moral standards
  • Good judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Objectivity
  • Discretion

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Clerk, House of Commons,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

House of Commons

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 26, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: $196,600 - $231,200

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;
  • Significant management experience at a senior level, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Demonstrated decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues; and
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining constructive and effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including parliamentarians and policy makers at all levels.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the House of Commons legislative and accountability functions;
  • Knowledge of sound management policies, practices and principles;
  • Knowledge of the current political agenda, current legislative initiatives and current domestic issues;
  • Knowledge of the legal, historical and cultural conditions of parliamentary institutions in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of and respect for bicameral systems of government;
  • Commitment to, and proven track record of implementing decisions taken by others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain the highest possible standard for procedural advice, and the provision of non-partisanship and political neutrality to all staff;
  • Strong analytical and managerial skills and the ability to make impartial, fair and transparent decisions;
  • Ability to respond to and reconcile tight deadlines and changing priorities and timetables; and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

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

  • Strategic leader
  • Impartiality and fairness
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Transportation Appeal Tribunal 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 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)

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada provides a recourse mechanism to the national transportation sector regarding administrative actions taken by the Minister of Transport and the Canadian Transportation Agency under various pieces of federal transportation legislation. The Tribunal holds review and appeal hearings at the request of those affected by these administrative decisions.

Members function as independent decision-makers mandated to conduct fair and impartial quasi-judicial review and appeal hearings, and will be called upon to conduct adjudications.

Further details about the Tribunal and its activities can be found on the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada's website.

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

The Tribunal is seeking part-time members in the following streams:

  • Railway Sector
  • Marine Sector
  • Aviation Sector
  • Medical Hearings
  • Motor Vehicle Sector

Per Diem: $470 - $550

Position Location: Various locations across Canada. Part-time members work from their home office.

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 (all positions)

  • 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;
  • Experience in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing;
  • Experience chairing meetings would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in one of the federally-regulated transportation sectors (aeronautics, rail, motor vehicle, marine), or as a medical practitioner 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

All positions

  • Knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice, and practices followed by administrative tribunals and the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the review and appeal processes, and the operations of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, including the regulations that govern its activities would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act, and other applicable legislation and regulations would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the transportation sector in Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to interpret various statutes and related regulations in an adjudicative context;
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Ability to maintain self-control and defuse tense situations;
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, as well as within a team; and
  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient hearings.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to at least one of the following streams:

Railway Sector

  • Knowledge of relevant rail transportation legislation and regulations, such as the Railway Safety Act and its related regulations;
  • Knowledge of the Canada Transportation Act; and
  • Knowledge of the rail transportation mode, rail practices, and community.

Marine Sector

  • Knowledge of relevant marine transportation legislation and regulations, such as the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, the Marine Transportation Security Act, as well as related regulations;
  • Knowledge of relevant international agreements within the marine sector; and
  • Knowledge of the marine transportation mode, marine practices, and community.

Aviation Sector

  • Knowledge of relevant air transportation legislation and regulations, such as Aeronautics Act and its related regulations;
  • Knowledge of relevant international agreements within the aviation sector; and
  • Knowledge of the aviation transportation mode, aviation practices, and community.

Medical Hearings

  • Knowledge or experience of medicine applied to one or more of the federally-regulated transportation sectors as a retired or practicing medical professional.

Motor Vehicle Sector

  • Knowledge of relevant road transportation legislation and regulations, such as the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and its related regulations; and
  • Knowledge of the motor vehicle transportation mode and practices.

If you are selected for a written test, the following competencies will also be assessed:

  • Written communication
  • Conceptual thinking, synthesis, and analysis of information
  • Decision making
  • Judgment / analytical thinking
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information, and to write clear and well-reasoned determinations and decisions

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • 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:

  • You must work from your home office in Canada and have access to high-speed Internet.
  • You must be willing to travel to the National Capital Region and across Canada regularly, 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.

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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