Opportunities - Selection Processes

Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Dairy Commission,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Canadian Dairy Commission

The Canadian Dairy Commission is a federal Crown corporation. Funded by the federal government, producers and the marketplace, the Commission strives to balance and serve the interests of all dairy stakeholders - producers, processors, further processors, exporters, consumers and governments.

Under the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, the Commission's legislated objectives are to provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and to provide consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality. As a central facilitator for the Canadian dairy industry and administrator of national dairy programs, the Commission works closely with industry stakeholders represented by organizations such as the Dairy Farmers of Canada, Dairy Processors Association of Canada, Consumers’ Association of Canada and provincial milk marketing boards and agencies.

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

Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017. Candidates must apply online via Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $149,500 - $175,800 (CEO-2)

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;
  • Corporate governance or financial certification training would be considered an asset;
  • Significant management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in dealing with senior levels of government;
  • Experience leading the day-to-day operations of an organization;
  • Experience in maintaining effective relationships with, and balancing the interest of multiple stakeholders, including consumers;
  • Experience in strategic planning and financial management; and
  • Experience working with a board of directors.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Dairy Commission’s mandate, legislative framework, program and activities;
  • An in-depth understanding of supply management in Canada, preferably of the Canadian dairy industry and related issues;
  • Knowledge of public policy issues related to the dairy industry;
  • Knowledge of effective board processes and committee structures;
  • Demonstrated vision and leadership skills;
  • Excellent managerial and motivational skills;
  • Strong negotiating skills;
  • Ability to bridge differing viewpoints and manage conflicts when they arise;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with government and industry partners as well as with stakeholders;
  • Ability to grasp complex issues and their potential full impact; and
  • Superior communication skills, both orally and in writing.

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
  • High ethical standards and fairness
  • Sound judgement and integrity
  • Tact and diplomacy

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance;
  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel frequently throughout Canada; and
  • A member of the Commission ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years (statutory).

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

President (full-time position)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on January 29, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Executive Director, Telefilm Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Executive Director (full-time position)

Telefilm Canada

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

Management’s role is to manage the Corporation’s day-to-day operations so that it evolves in line with the directions determined by the Board. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, and reports to Telefilm’s Board of Directors. In this capacity, the Executive Director is responsible for leading and controlling the management of the Corporation.

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

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Position Location: Montréal, Quebec

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in finance, accounting, business or an MBA would be considered an asset;
  • Significant senior executive leadership experience in complex organizations, including the management of human and financial resources, and ideally with some international business focus;
  • Experience working with a board of directors and senior government officials, and experience in managing complex partnerships and stakeholder relationships, including donors;
  • Experience in strategic management, organizational change and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience leading a variety of consultative and collaborative efforts among diverse groups of stakeholders, including all levels of government, professionals and professional organizations, non-governmental organizations, the business community and the public; and
  • Experience working with the arts and cultural sectors, preferably in the audiovisual industry, as well as sponsoring Canadian talent promotion activities, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of Telefilm Canada’s mandate, business activities and public policy concerns, as well as its governing legislation, including the Telefilm Canada Act, and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for the Canadian film, television and digital media industries, domestically and abroad;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the principles and practices of sound management, risk management and corporate governance;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of Telefilm Canada’s partners and leaders, as well as emerging and global trends and new technologies;
  • Knowledge of the transformation to digital culture would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed to ensure that Telefilm Canada is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to provide national and international leadership in supporting the Canadian audiovisual industry and promoting Canadian content;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with Telefilm Canada’s Board of Directors and its senior management, with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and her Office, the Deputy Minister of Heritage, and with stakeholders and partners domestically and abroad;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral; and
  • Ability to act as the spokesperson in representing Telefilm Canada with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No person who has, directly or indirectly and individually or as a shareholder, partner or otherwise, any pecuniary interest in the audio-visual industry is eligible to be appointed or to hold office as a member of the Corporation (statutory);
  • The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to Montréal, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance; and
  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel across Canada and internationallly, 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

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. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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 20, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website.Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application. If you applied between January 25 and February 27, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

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 Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university, 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

Members (appointment to roster), International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

Appointment Opportunities

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

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

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

A number of international trade and investment agreements to which Canada is a party provide for the establishment of rosters of persons available to serve on dispute settlement bodies. Should a dispute arise under the agreement, individuals from the roster are named to the dispute settlement body through a process specified in the relevant agreement to determine the dispute in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.

At this time, Government of Canada is seeking applicants for appointment to rosters for the following bodies:

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

NAFTA Chapter 20 (General State to State) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 2009 of NAFTA and is used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter 20 of that Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of up to 30 nominees (10 from each Party to NAFTA). A nominee is appointed by consensus of NAFTA Parties for a term of three years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking 10 appointees to this roster.

NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to paragraph 1 of Annex 1901.2 of NAFTA and is used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter 19 of that Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 75 nominees (at least 25 from each NAFTA Party). The Government of Canada is thus seeking at least 25 appointees to this roster and is anticipating that appointees will serve a term of five years with the possibility of reappointment.

NAFTA Chapter 19 Extraordinary Challenge Committee (ECC) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to Annex 1904.13 of NAFTA and is used to appoint a Committee that reviews decisions made by panels under NAFTA Chapter 19. The Chapter provides for a roster of up to 15 individuals (five from each NAFTA Party). The Government of Canada is thus seeking five appointees to this roster and is anticipating that appointees will serve a term of five years with the possibility of reappointment.

NAFTA Chapter 14 (Financial Services) Roster: This roster is established pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 1414 of NAFTA and is used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter 14 of that Agreement. The Chapter provides for a roster of up to 15 individuals (five from each NAFTA Party). A nominee is appointed by consensus of NAFTA Parties for a term of three years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking five appointees to this roster.

NAFTA Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes: This body is created pursuant to Article 2022 of NAFTA and submits reports and makes recommendations to the NAFTA Free Trade Commission on the availability, use and effectiveness of arbitration and other procedures for the resolution of private international disputes in the NAFTA region. The Committee comprises up to 10 members from each NAFTA Party, up to two of whom may be officials representing the Party and up to eight of whom may be selected from outside the Government. Each NAFTA Party appoints its own members of the Committee and establishes terms for their appointment. The Government of Canada is thus seeking approximately eight appointees to this Committee and is anticipating that they will serve a term of three years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Further details about the North American Free Trade Agreement can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

ICSID Panel of Arbitrators: This is a roster to which Canada may designate up to four individuals pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention. Designated individuals may be selected by the Secretary-General of ICSID to serve on a tribunal in a dispute that does not involve Canada or Canadian investors. Designated individuals need not be nationals of the state designating them. Designates serve a term of six years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking four appointees to this roster.

ICSID Panel of Conciliators:This is a roster to which Canada may designate up to four individuals pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention. Designated individuals need not be nationals of the state designating them. Designates serve a term of six years and may be reappointed. The Government of Canada is thus seeking four appointees to this roster.

Further details about the agreement can be found on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute’s website.

Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA)

CCRFTA Article XIII.9 (General State to State) Roster: This is a roster created by Article XIII.9 of the CCRFTA that may be used to constitute panels that determine disputes covered by Chapter XIII of that Agreement. The roster established by the Parties to the CCRFTA may include up to 20 individuals, at least five of whom are not citizens of Canada or Costa Rica. Consequently, in addition to Canadians, the Government of Canada is actively seeking applications from those who would meet this citizenship requirement. Individuals are named to the roster on the agreement of the Parties for a term of three years and reappointed to a second term unless a Party disagrees. The Government of Canada is thus seeking approximately 10-15 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens of Canada or Costa Rica.

Further details about the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.

Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - Anticipatory

CETA Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established pursuant to Article 29.8 of CETA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes covered by Chapter 29 of the Agreement. Chapter 29 applies to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of CETA, except as otherwise provided. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to CETA and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the CETA Joint Committee. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

CETA Chapter 13 (Financial Services) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established by Article 13.20 of CETA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes arising under Chapter 13 of the Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to CETA and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the CETA Joint Committee. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8-10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

CETA Chapter 23 (Trade and Labour) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established by Article 23.10 of CETA and will be used to constitute expert panels to examine matters arising under Chapter 23 of the Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least nine nominees: each Party is to name three nominees and the Parties are to agree on naming three nominees who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chairperson of a panel of experts. An individual is appointed to the roster by the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development established by CETA. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 3-5 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

CETA Chapter 24 (Trade and Environment) Roster – Anticipatory: Following provisional application of this provision, this roster will be established by Article 24.15 of CETA and will be used to constitute expert panels to examine matters arising under Chapter 24 of the Agreement. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least nine nominees: each Party is to name three nominees and the Parties are to agree on naming three nominees who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chairperson of a panel of experts. An individual is appointed to the roster by the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development established by CETA. CETA does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster. The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 3-5 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or any EU member state.

Further details about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement can be found on the website of Global Affairs Canada.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. You must also submit a completed application form and a curriculum vitae. You may submit other supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation or lists of publications through the online system if you wish.

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 curriculum vitae and application form.

Questions may be directed to: appointments-nominations.jlt@international.gc.ca

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

NAFTA Chapter 20 (General State to State) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by NAFTA or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements;
  • Experience in state to state disputes at the World Trade Organization as a panel member or a lead litigator for principal parties to disputes would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Familiarity with international trade law and/or administrative law;
  • Experience in trade remedies as a senior government official, panel or tribunal member, lead litigator for principal parties to disputes, or academic with publications on relevant matters;
  • Being a lawyer in good standing with a law society in Canada, Mexico or the United States of America would be an asset;
  • Being a judge or former judge of a superior court (or equivalent) of Canada, Mexico or the United States of America would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Chapter 19 Extraordinary Challenge Committee (ECC) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Being a judge or former judge of a superior court of Canada, a federal judicial court of Mexico or a federal judicial court of the United States of America;
  • Experience in trade remedies as a panel member or lead litigator for principal parties to disputes would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Chapter 14 (Financial Services) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Expertise or experience in financial services law or practice, which may include the regulation of financial institutions;
  • Expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by NAFTA or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements;
  • Experience in state to state disputes at the World Trade Organization as a panel member or lead litigator for principal parties to disputes would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

NAFTA Article 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes:

  • Significant expertise or experience (normally at least five years) in using alternative dispute resolution to resolve private international commercial disputes;
  • Experience with alternative dispute resolution as a judge, arbitrator, mediator, conciliator or other similar role would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

ICSID Panel of Arbitrators:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Recognized competence in the fields of law, commerce, industry or finance;
  • Experience in international investment law or the practice of international commercial arbitration as a lead litigator or an arbitrator;
  • Experience in managing complex disputes would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

ICSID Panel of Conciliators:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Recognized competence in the fields of law, commerce, industry or finance;
  • Experience in conciliation;
  • Experience or expertise in international law, preferably international investment law, would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

CCRFTA Article XIII.9 (General State to State) Roster:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Expertise or experience in law, international trade, other matters covered by the CCRFTA, or the resolution of disputes arising under international trade agreements; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish would be an asset.

CETA Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Specialized knowledge of international trade law;
  • To act as chair of an arbitral panel, experience as counsel or panellist in dispute settlement proceedings on subject matters within the scope of CETA; and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

CETA Chapter 13 (Financial Services) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof) in the area of private international law and/or public international law; or
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a judge, tribunal member, arbitrator, mediator or similar role (or combination thereof) in a process of formal dispute settlement, including alternative dispute settlement; or
  • Experience as lead counsel, lead advisor, tribunal member or other similar role (or combination thereof) in one or more specialized tribunals related to international trade law, trade remedies, international investment law or financial services;
  • Expertise or experience in financial services law or regulation or in the practice thereof, which may include the regulation of financial service suppliers;
  • To act as chair of an arbitral panel, experience as counsel, panellist or arbitrator in dispute settlement proceedings; and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

CETA Chapter 23 (Trade and Labour) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • Specialized knowledge or expertise in labour law, other issues addressed in Chapter 23 of CETA or in the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, normally demonstrated through a minimum of seven years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal members, arbitrator, mediator, government official, academic or other similar role (or combination thereof);
  • Experience or expertise in international law, preferably international labour law, would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

CETA Chapter 24 (Trade and Environment) Roster – Anticipatory:

  • Specialized knowledge or expertise in environmental law, other issues addressed in Chapter 24 of CETA or in the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, normally demonstrated through a minimum of seven years of experience as counsel, judge, tribunal member, government official, academic or other similar role (or a combination thereof);
  • A record of publications in peer-reviewed journals or textbooks regarding environmental law, other issues addressed in Chapter 24 or the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements would be an asset; and
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following official languages of the European Union would be an asset: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

Interviews will generally not be administered. If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we may request references and contact them to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Objectivity
  • Reliability
  • Sound judgment
  • High moral character and integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must not be currently affiliated with or take instruction from a government (federal or sub-federal) of Canada or any other Party to the agreement governing the roster to which you are appointed. Sitting judges of any level of court are not considered to be currently affiliated with or to take instruction from a government.
  • You must be available for service and be able to make the necessary time commitments, including serving on a panel if called upon to do so.
  • You are willing and able to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to one or more 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.

If you are appointed from a roster to serve as a member of a dispute settlement panel in a specific dispute, during the period in which this panel operates you must also comply with the requirements in those Guidelines for “Quasi-judicial Governor-in-Council appointees, whether full or part-time”, including to “generally avoid all political activities” other than voting.

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.

You must comply with the code of conduct established under the agreement governing the roster to which you are appointed.

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 list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities, such as ad hoc dispute settlement panels under other free trade agreements and ad hoc panels or rosters under environmental or labour cooperation agreements.

Please note that only candidates proceeding to the next stage of the selection process will receive a reply before the conclusion of the process.

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Full-time and Part-time Members, Immigration and Refugee Board,

Appointment Opportunities

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship is to reopen Canada’s doors to welcome those who want to contribute to our country’s success.

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

Member (full- and part-time positions)

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada is an independent administrative tribunal. The Board hears refugee protection claims and immigration and refugee appeals, holds admissibility hearings and conducts detention reviews.

As independent single decision-makers, the Immigration Appeal Division and the Refugee Appeal Division Members review extensive documents, conduct proceedings, including hearings and render decisions on immigration and refugee appeals.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 29, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Your cover letter (if you prepare one) should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. Incomplete applications (that is, applications received without both a curriculum vitae and a completed application form) will not be considered.

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

Part-time per diem: $540 - $635 (GCQ-3)

Position Locations: Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Work experience as a decision-maker in an adjudicative tribunal would be considered an asset;
  • Recent experience in the interpretation or application of legislation and regulations and in gathering and assessing complex information in order to prepare written decisions;
  • Computer skills, specifically in the use of word processing software; and
  • Experience in applying the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in matters determined by either the Immigration Appeal Division or the Refugee Appeal Division, or in the application of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees would be considered assets.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the role and mandate of the Board;
  • Knowledge of the legal and administrative principles that guide the management of an independent adjudicative tribunal and its Members;
  • Knowledge of the principles of case management in an adjudicative tribunal;
  • Superior interpersonal and communication abilities;
  • Ability to sustain a high level of functioning; and
  • Time management skills.

Language Requirements

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

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact and discretion
  • Sensitivity to multicultural and gender issues

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • If you are appointed as a full- or part-time member, you may not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with your duties and functions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • If you are appointed as a full-time member, you must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

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

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Chief Executive Officer, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

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

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to create vision and strategy, mobilize people, uphold integrity and respect, collaborate with partners and stakeholders, promote innovation and guide change and achieve results.

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

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Position Location: Windsor, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in business/commerce, economics, engineering, finance, public administration or law would be considered an asset;
  • Significant leadership experience at the executive-level in a private or public sector organization, including managing subject matter experts;
  • Significant experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects;
  • Experience in dealing with senior levels of government;
  • Experience working with a board of directors;
  • Experience with public-private partnerships; and
  • Experience dealing with multi-modal transportation networks, bridges and/or international crossings would be an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s mandate, legislative framework and activities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of sound governance and business practices, including human resources, financial and risk management;
  • Knowledge of the role and accountability of federal Crown corporations;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of political and public policy environments, processes and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the respective roles and objectives of federal, provincial and municipal governments in transportation matters;
  • Knowledge of the issues relating to public-private partnerships generally and/or infrastructure development in Canada;
  • Ability to provide the corporate leadership and vision required to ensure the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to establish and communicate short and long-range objectives for the future of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority;
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and develop strategies to enable the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to optimize its human, financial and material resources;
  • Ability to effectively develop, with Canadian and U.S. federal, provincial, state and municipal governments as well as the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority’s stakeholders, the relationships required to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge and to promote continued cross-border transportation and economic networks; and
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Superior interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Leadership and collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to Windsor, Ontario, or the County of Essex, Ontario, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties, and shall not accept or hold any office inconsistent with your duties and functions.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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Deputy Director, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of 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:

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (full-time position)

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

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

The Deputy Director oversees the prosecution of these offences and provides prosecution-related legal advice and litigation support to all law enforcement agencies. Under the supervision of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Deputy Director may exercise any of the powers and perform any of the duties or functions referred to in subsection 3(3) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act and, for that purpose, is a lawful deputy of the Attorney General. The Deputy Director holds office during good behavior for a term of seven years. A Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions is eligible to be reappointed for a further term of office.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 12, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $163,900 - $199,700

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws from a recognized university;
  • Must be a member of at least 10 years' standing at the bar of any province;
  • Senior executive level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including the management of human and financial resources;
  • Decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues;
  • Significant experience in criminal law as a defence counsel or a prosecutor and in dealing with the law enforcement community; and
  • Experience developing, maintaining and managing successful stakeholder relationships and complex partnerships.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and of the role of the prosecutor in the criminal justice system;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and of the respective responsibilities and operations of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments;
  • Strong leadership, managerial, and motivational skills;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, while working horizontally with key partners in the federal government;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations, and policies and analyze complex situations in order to make equitable decisions and recommendations while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences; and
  • Superior communication skills (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:

  • Excellent judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Tact and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You must be a member of at least 10 years standing at the bar of any province (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President and Chief Executive Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Natural Resources is to ensure that our resource sector remains a source of jobs, prosperity, and opportunity within the context of a world that increasingly values sustainable practices and low carbon processes.

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

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and is accountable to a Board of Directors for the administration of a unique multi-year Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GoCo) contractual arrangement, for complex, heavily regulated nuclear sites (multiple locations), including Canada’s largest research and development complex with multiple highly-specialized and unique laboratory facilities, testing equipment and a large nuclear research reactor. The President and Chief Executive Officer will use the highly-incentivized Government-owned, Contractor-operated contract to achieve the Government objectives of containing and reducing costs and risks for Canadian taxpayers, while leveraging the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ capabilities and resources to successfully deliver a federal nuclear science and technology program, commercial services, and a decommissioning and waste management program.

The President and CEO will be responsible for implementing AECL’s mandate to enable nuclear science and technology and fulfil Canada’s radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities. This work is undertaken at eight main sites across Canada, with headquarters in Chalk River, Ontario. The Chalk River site is AECL’s main laboratory campus and Canada’s largest research and development complex. These responsibilities stem from decades of nuclear research and development activities at the Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, the Whiteshell Laboratories in Manitoba, as well as other sites in Ontario and Quebec. AECL is responsible for the proper and safe clean-up, remediation and long-term management of the radioactive waste at its sites. Finally, AECL remains responsible for addressing and resolving retained assets and liabilities related to its former CANDU Reactor Division.

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

Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: Under Review

Position Location: Chalk River, Ontario

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • A degree in business/commerce, economics, engineering, finance, public administration or law would be considered an asset;
  • Significant management experience at the senior executive-level in a private or public sector organization, including managing senior-level subject matter experts;
  • Experience developing, managing, or implementing highly incentivized, large, complex, multi-year, high-value contracts ($100 million or more per year), requiring the use of significant commercial/business judgment and negotiation skills to, among other things, secure value for money;
  • Experience in a highly regulated or high-hazard industry with a broad and complex set of stakeholders, including in particular, the Canadian or international nuclear sector;
  • Experience managing large / significant liabilities and executing on plans to reduce these liabilities (i.e., related to decommissioning);
  • Experience building relationships, promoting partnerships and working with Indigenous groups and communities, or other stakeholder groups in Canada;
  • Experience, at the executive-level, at an enterprise focused on science, technology or complex infrastructure; and
  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:
    1. Experience in the development, oversight, or implementation of Government-owned, Contractor-operated type arrangements; or
    2. Experience working with or in government, Crown corporations and/or regulatory agencies.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and the legislative framework within which it operates, along with the regulatory and business environments within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operation of the Canadian nuclear industry;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of sound governance and business practices, including human resources and financial management;
  • Ability to manage a public institution with diverse responsibilities, and provide the intellectual leadership, vision, and strategic direction needed for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and other relevant law;
  • Ability to lead a highly specialized senior management team in making recommendations to a board of directors, to seek the input of members, draw lines of consensus where appropriate, identify risks and resolve points of debate, and ensure buy-in for final decisions;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and to work effectively with senior industry counterparts, different levels of government, as well as non-government and community officials;
  • Ability to negotiate skilfully and reach positive outcomes on complex financial matters, as well as highly technical issues; and
  • Ability to advance comprehensive and proactive communications strategies, including public outreach, media and networking activities.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Leadership and collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You reside in or must be willing to relocate to Chalk River, Ontario or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must devote the whole of your time to the performance of your duties, and shall not accept or hold any office inconsistent with your duties and functions.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

President, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Natural Resources is to ensure that our resource sector remains a source of jobs, prosperity, and opportunity within the context of a world that increasingly values sustainable practices and low carbon processes.

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

President (full time position)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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

The President is a full-time Member of the Commission. She or he is the strategic leader of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and provides strategic leadership to the Commission and stakeholders in defining, developing and implementing a regulatory and licensing regime that promotes and advances a safety culture around the use, transport, processing, storage and disposal of nuclear materials within Canada and abroad.

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

The President is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources and ensures that the direction of the regulatory programs is in keeping with the government’s policy agenda.

The President ensures that Canada complies with its international obligations and is accountable for the implementation of international strategies dealing with nuclear energy and materials.

She or he is accountable for providing effective leadership within the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to develop, promote and implement timely and appropriate risk-based strategies and approaches; and provides scientific, professional and strategic advice to the Minister of Natural Resources on regulatory policy development, regulatory program modifications and nuclear program direction.

The President is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, directs the work of the professional staff and acts as the principal representative of the Commission with the Minister, senior professional federal and provincial government officers, other national and international regulatory agencies, the regulated industry and other stakeholders, including the public, Indigenous representatives and communities.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 26, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

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 field related to the mandate of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, such as science, engineering, or health;
  • A degree or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience in public administration, economics, or law, or a graduate degree would be considered an asset;
  • Significant management experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization that has diverse technical and regulatory dimensions and requires decision-making on complex and sensitive issues;
  • Experience managing senior-level scientific, nuclear, health, environmental, energy or engineering organizations, including academic institutions;
  • Experience leading and/or supporting transitions or transformational change in an organization;
  • Experience with the interpretation or application of legislation or regulation;
  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:
    1. Experience in dealing with government, industry, non-governmental organizations and Indigenous peoples and communities to build relationships and promote partnerships;
    2. Experience working with or in government regulatory agencies, including quasi-judicial tribunals;
    3. Experience in environmental protection and safety matters as it relates to the energy sector including nuclear energy sector.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the role and mandate of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operation of the nuclear industry in Canada and abroad, and of Canadian and international policies relevant to the nuclear industry;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of sound governance and business practices, including human resources and financial management, strategic corporate planning, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a President of an administrative tribunal such as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission;
  • Knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice, and rules and practices followed by administrative tribunals in Canada;
  • Knowledge of the rights of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Principles respecting the Government of Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples;
  • Ability to provide senior leadership, vision, and strategic direction in order to manage and motivate an organization with technical and regulatory responsibilities, and to ensure that the Commission can carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to lead and manage change in a diverse and highly technical organization, seek the input of members, foster discussion and debate, facilitate consensus, identify risks, manage conflicts (should they arise), and ensure buy-in for final decisions;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including Indigenous peoples, senior government officials, and non-government and community officials and the media;
  • Ability to negotiate divergent stakeholder positions and reach positive outcomes on complex, highly technical issues, taking into account environmental, economic and social implications; and
  • Ability to analyze significant amounts of complex technical information and make effective, unbiased 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, integrity and impartiality;
  • Sound judgment;
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Leadership and collegiality.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You shall not, directly or indirectly, engage in any activity, have any interest in a business or accept or engage in any office or employment that is inconsistent with the member’s duties (statutory); and
  • You are willing and able to travel to participate in Commission proceedings.

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.

Apply Online

Parliamentary Librarian, Library of Parliament

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Parliamentary Librarian (full-time position)

Library of Parliament

Holding a special place in Canadian history, the Library of Parliament is the last remaining part of the original Parliament building, the Centre Block, on Parliament Hill. It is a fully functioning library whose collection and services support the activities and decisions of Canada’s democratic Parliament.

The Library of Parliament has six key responsibilities:

  1. Provide customized research and analysis to parliamentarians and their staff;
  2. Supply parliamentarians, parliamentary committees and associations with the information they need to examine the issues of the day, consider legislation and hold the government accountable;
  3. Help parliamentarians inform Canadians about Parliament, its role and traditions, and the people and events that have shaped the institution since 1867;
  4. Preserve Parliament’s documentary heritage and ensure access to its collections;
  5. Keep parliamentarians informed and up to date, and deliver relevant news and information; and
  6. Manages the Parliamentary Tours Program, which offers year-round tours of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, home to the Canadian House of Commons, the Canadian Senate, and the Library of Parliament.

The control and management of the Library rests with the Parliamentary Librarian. He or she is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of extensive and pertinent collections to support Parliamentarians in their functions as law-makers, overseers and representatives. The Parliamentary Librarian must also ensure that information concerning the Parliament of Canada is available to the public.

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

Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $171,200 to $201,300 (GC-7)

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A graduate degree in Library and Information Science or a combination of experience and education in a related field;
  • Significant leadership experience at a senior executive level, preferably in a public sector context, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in fostering and developing a leading-edge research and information management environment;
  • Experience building and sustaining effective relationships with clients and diverse stakeholders; and
  • Experience working in a parliamentary or legislative environment would be an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Library of Parliament’s mandate, challenges and accountabilities as well as the legislation and the context in which the Library operates;
  • Knowledge of trends and developments in information and knowledge management in an analog and digital environment;
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices and current trends in research and library management;
  • Knowledge of the Parliament of Canada and Canadian parliamentary democracy;
  • Ability to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction needed for the Library of Parliament to attain its mandate and objectives in a complex accountability environment;
  • Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, and controls to ensure the effective management and stewardship of human, financial and material resources;
  • Ability to engage national and international communities of interest;
  • Ability to foster a client-oriented environment for Parliamentarians and diverse stakeholders; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Parliamentarians and diverse 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:

  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgement
  • Interest and commitment to public outreach and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility

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

Chief Electoral Officer, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer,

Appointment Opportunity

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Democratic Institutions is to strengthen the openness and fairness of Canada’s public institutions.

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 Electoral Officer (full-time position)

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Note: The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by resolution of the House of Commons.

The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the fair and efficient running of federal elections.

The Office through which the Chief Electoral Officer carries out their mandate normally comprises a group of some 500 employees working in the National Capital Region. During a general election or referendum, more than 235,000 positions are filled by election workers across the country.

Headed by the Chief Electoral Officer, Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency of Parliament. Elections Canada’s primary task is to be prepared at all times to administer an electoral event, under the Canada Elections Act and other laws that govern the federal electoral process, including the Referendum Act, and the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.

The agency’s duties include:

  • Administering electoral legislation;
  • Managing Federal elections and Electoral Events;
  • Registering political parties and third parties engaged in election advertising, as well as electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nomination contestants of registered parties;
  • Maintaining the National Register of Electors;
  • Appointing and providing instructions to returning officers (one in each electoral district);
  • Disclosing contributions to candidates, political parties and third parties, and to electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nomination contestants of registered parties; examining and disclosing their financial returns; and reimbursing expenses to candidates and parties according to formulas laid down in the Canada Elections Act;
  • Ensuring access to the system for all eligible citizens, through both physical facilities and advertising messages; and
  • Providing legal, technical, financial and administrative support to the independent commissions responsible for the periodic process of readjusting federal electoral boundaries, to ensure that representation conforms to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer's website.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary: $315,300 (statutory)

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 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 representing an organization at the senior executive level;
  • Experience interpreting the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other enabling frameworks;
  • Experience planning for and managing change;
  • Significant experience building and sustaining effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including the public, governments at all levels, Ministers and Members of Parliament; and
  • Significant experience managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Canada Elections Act, the Referendum Act, and/or the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Canadian parliamentary system, including the role of an Officer (Agent) of Parliament, and its relationship with Parliament and the Government;
  • Knowledge of practices and principles underlying conciliation, mediation, and the application of alternative dispute resolution methods;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and policy context and frameworks governing financial, human resources, and program management in the federal public sector;
  • Knowledge of the mandate, roles, and responsibilities of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer;
  • Strong understanding of contemporary election administration, policies and practices;
  • Strong leadership skills, and demonstrated commitment to promoting and adhering to the principles of openness, transparency and diversity;
  • Ability to anticipate and address emerging issues of political and/or public concern;
  • Ability to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in both official languages, and with a variety of stakeholders, including the media; and
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and flexible.

Language Requirements

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

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

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Strict political neutrality
  • Sound judgment
  • Tact
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Superior interpersonal skills

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Chief Electoral Officer must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • If you have served as Chief Electoral Officer [of Canada], you are not eligible for re-appointment to the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (statutory).
  • Due to the non-partisan nature of the Office, please disclose any past partisan political activities as part of your application.
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.
  • You must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Commissioner (full-time position)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The mandate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police includes preventing and investigating crime; maintaining peace and order; enforcing laws; contributing to national security; ensuring the safety of state officials, visiting dignitaries and foreign missions; and providing vital operational support services to other police and law enforcement agencies within Canada and abroad. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of Public Safety Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is organized under the authority of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act. In accordance with the Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is headed by the Commissioner, who, under the direction of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has the control and management of the Force and all matters connected therewith.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police enforces throughout Canada laws made by, or under, the authority of the Canadian Parliament. Administration of justice within the provinces and territories, including enforcement of the Criminal Code, is part of the power and duty delegated to the provincial governments. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provides police services under the terms of policing agreements to all provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, and under separate municipal policing agreements to 180 municipalities.

The Commissioner, under the direction of the Minister, maintains responsibility for the control and management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is the responsibility of the Commissioner to ensure that Royal Canadian Mounted Police policies and procedures conform to ministerial directions.

The Commissioner will need to advance the Government’s critical priority of a nation-to-nation reconciliation process with Indigenous Canadians, and its commitment to gender equity, supporting Members suffering from mental health-related illness, addressing harassment in the workplace, and protecting Canadians’ civil liberties.

The importance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in our communities cannot be overstated. It is a vital component of both our public safety and our national security. Moreover, it is an institution that embodies the best of what Canada and Canadians aspire to be – upstanding, loyal, and committed to the pursuit of justice.

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

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: Fixed by the Governor in Council

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario (statutory)

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in change management, managing risk and promoting cultural change in order to support good governance and organizational wellness;
  • Demonstrated management experience at the senior executive level in a public or private sector organization, including managing financial and human resources in circumstances where constraints in these areas are important factors;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of policy or performance standards and operational procedures;
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience working with and engaging diverse communities in a way that respects human rights while preventing crime, ensuring public safety, and/or building public trust;
  • Experience in promoting the importance of a healthy workplace, free from harassment and sexual violence and in implementing mental health programs to support employees;
  • Experience developing and implementing a framework for talent management that focuses on leadership, recruitment, succession planning and knowledge transfer;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with partner organizations and diverse stakeholders, including Indigenous communities;
  • Experience as a leader in a complex, decentralized organization would be considered an asset; and
  • Recent and significant experience in law enforcement would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s mandate, challenges, accountabilities and operating context;
  • Knowledge of best practices to foster a leadership culture that promotes management skills and leadership development programs;
  • Understanding of Canada’s social fabric, Indigenous culture and a sensitivity to the issues relevant to the diversity of the Canadian population;
  • Understanding of criminal law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the legal and institutional context of police work would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to develop and implement a corporate vision, and to provide the leadership and strategic direction required for the organization to fulfill its mandate, while respecting the heritage and tradition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
  • Ability to focus the energies and talents of employees and motivate them to achieve corporate objectives while upholding the values and the Code of Conduct of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to represent the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with members, the public, governments, and other organizations, including law enforcement bodies in Canada and internationally; and
  • Ability to lead change in a complex accountability environment.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment and impartiality
  • Strategic and innovative leader and team builder
  • High ethical standards, resilience and integrity
  • Superior tact and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Motivated by challenge and change

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).
  • Must be a Canadian citizen.
  • Must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

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Chairperson, Canada Lands Company Limited

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Canada Lands Company Limited

Canada Lands Company Limited is a federal Crown corporation with three subsidiaries: 1) Canada Lands Company CLC Limited manages, redevelops and sells federal lands on behalf of the Government of Canada to ensure that optimal financial and community value is realized from these assets and manages the CN Tower, 2) the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc. owns the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre and 3) Parc Downsview Park Inc. owns Downsview Park (a former military base) in Toronto and sells the surrounding property for housing and commercial purposes. Through community consultation and partnering with the private sector, Canada Lands Company Limited and its employees apply real estate expertise and creative property solutions to deliver lasting value for Canadians.

Canada Lands Company Limited’s board of directors is responsible for the management of the corporation, by: directing the corporation’s overall strategy; evaluating its performance; ensuring that proper leadership, internal control, and accountability systems are in place; and reporting to the Crown on the corporation’s activities and performance. The Chairperson’s main responsibility is to lead the board of directors, ensuring that the board functions properly and that it acts in the long-term best interests of the corporation. The Chairperson is also the primary liaison with the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 19, 2018, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $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 serving as a member of a board of directors of a large, private or public sector organization, preferably as chairperson;
  • Management experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources and working with a board of directors;
  • Experience in strategic management, performance management, organizational change, and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience dealing with stakeholders, labour unions and different levels of government, preferably with senior officials; and
  • Experience and/or leadership in a unionized environment would be an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of Canada Lands Company Limited and its subsidiaries, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities and how they relate to Canada Lands Company Limited;
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of commercial practices related to the disposal of diverse real property assets at the highest value;
  • Knowledge of the functioning of all levels of government, particularly the municipal level, and the private sector in the real property field;
  • Knowledge of public-private partnerships and alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and joint ventures;
  • Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous Groups land-related issues with respect to the Crown’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the board of directors and the President and Chief Executive Officer, including the corporation’s fundamental accountabilities to the shareholder and taxpayers;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Canada Lands Company Limited to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives effectively and efficiently;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a board of directors, labour unions, Indigenous Groups, federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and Canada Lands Company’s partners;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts;
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments, and other organizations; and
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and think strategically, and balance the business needs of the organization with the public interest.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are willing to travel across Canada to participate in Board meetings.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is a Crown corporation headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is an agent Crown corporation funded by parliamentary appropriations and accountable to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Transport. The Authority is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor in Council, including representatives of the airline industry and airport operators.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s mandate consists of four areas of aviation security:

  • Pre-Board Screening: the screening of passengers and their belongings prior to their entry into the secure area of an air terminal building;
  • Hold Baggage Screening: the screening of passengers’ checked (or hold) baggage to prevent the boarding of prohibited items;
  • Non-Passenger Screening: the random screening of non-passengers accessing restricted areas at the highest-risk airports; and
  • Restricted Access Identity Card: the program uses iris and fingerprint biometric identifiers to allow non-passengers access to the restricted areas of airports.

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Board of Directors for providing corporate leadership by articulating and promoting the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s vision, mandate, strategies, and policies; managing the Authority’s day-to-day operations, as well as air transport security programs and services; and developing a network of partners and stakeholders to position the Authority as a world leader in the air transport security community.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority achieves its vision by providing the best possible passenger experience and delivering value to Canadians with the optimal use of the Authority’s resources. He/she must also ensure that Canadian Air Transport Security Authority employees are engaged, committed, and successful through teamwork, and work in collaboration with partners to generate mutual benefits and improvements.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority's website.

Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application. If you applied between April 11 and May 8, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

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

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 as a chief executive officer or senior executive in a mid-size or large organization with multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders, and senior government officials;
  • Decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues;
  • Demonstrated leadership of people, including motivating employees to reach corporate objectives, talent management, and organizational change;
  • Experience reporting to a board would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the transportation sector or business community (preferably aviation and/or security) would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities including the transportation industry, preferably related to aviation and/or security;
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;
  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of technology, and financial and human resources management;
  • Knowledge of operational and strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Corporation’s business partners and stakeholders, as well as senior government officials;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change; and
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Sound judgment, conceptual/innovative thinking
  • Leadership
  • Impact/influence
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You may not be appointed as a director (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

Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Information Commissioner (full-time position)

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Salary Range: $315,300

Position Location: National Capital Region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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

Apply Online