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Current Opportunities

Vice-Chairperson (Telecommunications), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. 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 the following position:

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

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 18, 2017 via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

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, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Extensive experience in providing organizational direction and leadership;
  • Proven senior level decision-making experience with respect to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and managing successful stakeholder relationships and partnerships within and outside an organization;
  • Experience with the operation and conduct of an administrative tribunal, regulatory organization, or an organization of equivalent size and complexity would be considered an asset;
  • Experience formulating regulatory policy would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the broadcasting, telecommunications, or digital media industries would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, mission and activities of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, as well as the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the regulatory and technological environments in which the broadcasting, telecommunications, and digital media sectors operate in Canada and abroad;
  • Knowledge of international, social, and economic trends, and evolutions in the development of telecommunications networks, business models and technologies supporting high-quality, affordable Internet connectivity;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures involved in conducting a public hearing, and the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation, procedural fairness, and natural justice, would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of broad issues related to technological convergence would be considered an asset;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting would be an asset;
  • Ability to assist the Chairperson in carrying out his/her mandate in accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act;
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies, and other documents;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions and recommendations, while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences, in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient public hearings and consultations;
  • Ability to develop respectful and effective working relationships, and build consensus; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to represent the Commission, when required, with a wide range of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is would be preferred.

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

  • High ethical standards, integrity and impartiality
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Sound 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 or to continue as a member of the Commission if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person:
    1. is engaged in a telecommunications undertaking; or
    2. has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in
      1. a telecommunications undertaking, or
      2. the manufacture or distribution of telecommunication apparatus, except where the distribution is incidental to the general merchandising of goods by wholesale or retail. Should a person have such an interest in a telecommunications undertaking, they must absolutely dispose of their interest within three months of appointment (statutory).
  • The Vice-Chairperson:
    • Must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties (statutory).
    • Must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance of the specified area of employment.
    • Must be willing to travel across Canada, as required.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chief Executive Officer, National Museum of Science and Technology,

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 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:

Director (full-time position)

Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (National Museum of Science and Technology)

Science and technology have changed Canada and the lives of Canadians. From the period of early exploration and settlement to the present, Canada has been transformed by many achievements in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is responsible for preserving and protecting the heritage of those achievements, and for sharing it with Canadians and the world. The Corporation is a national institution, made up of three museums. The Canada Science and Technology Museum lets visitors experience science and technology first-hand, as they discover artifact-rich exhibitions featuring marine and land transportation, communications, Space, and computer technology. The renewed, modern museum is set to open in November 2017. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum lets visitors learn about Canada's unique agricultural heritage by exploring the typical sights and sounds of farm life. Through their research, exhibitions and their website, the museums tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology. The Corporation is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Director is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible, under the direction of the Board of Trustees, for providing corporate leadership for the management of the Museum’s resources and assets and for the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations in meeting its mandated objectives.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: $179,200 - $210,800 (CEO-3)

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 an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Corporate leadership experience at the Chief Executive Officer or senior executive level;
  • Experience in financial management and revenue generation;
  • Experience in major fundraising initiatives and establishing collaborative relationships;
  • Experience in establishing and implementing strategic vision and change management at senior levels;
  • Leadership experience in national outreach initiatives;
  • Experience in reporting to, serving and engaging a board;
  • Experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in implementing digital/virtual access to heritage programs and artifacts 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 National Museum of Science and Technology mandate, of the Museums Act and other relevant federal legislation;
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions;
  • Knowledge of the government’s policy agenda and how it relates to the national museums;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of sound governance and management of principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, patrimonial and/or recreational tourism sectors would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the transformation to digital culture would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in the Canadian science and technology, aviation and space, and/or agriculture and food sectors would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed to ensure the National Museum of Science and Technology is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives;
  • Ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies;
  • Ability to spearhead national outreach initiatives and actively market and promote the Museum’s brand to audiences across Canada;
  • Ability to focus the energies and talents of the employees of the National Museum of Science and Technology and motivate them to achieve corporate objectives;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, the Museum’s management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and her Office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Museum’s key stakeholders and partners; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Innovative and strategic leader
  • Superior analytical skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgment
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You 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. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Telefilm Canada,

Appointment Opportunity

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Telefilm Canada

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

The Board of Directors of Telefilm Canada is comprised of six members appointed by the Governor in Council and the Government Film Commissioner appointed under the National Film Act. The Board has the responsibility to adopt strategic directions for the organization and to supervise the management of the business and affairs of Telefilm so as to ensure that the Corporation carries out its mission effectively and efficiently. To this end, the Board may determine ways to improve the Corporation’s performance and review the agreements signed with the Department of Canadian Heritage for the provision of services to the audiovisual and sound recording industries. Management’s role is to manage the Corporation’s day-to-day operations so that it evolves in line with the directions determined by the Board. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis.

The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for the funding provided by taxpayers, remains viable and holds management accountable for its performance.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $310 - $375

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a large, complex private or public sector organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience at the senior management level within the private or public sector;
  • Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices and in corporate governance;
  • Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, and in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience working with the arts and cultural sectors, preferably in the audiovisual industry, and in 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 of the mandate and mission of Telefilm Canada, its business activities, strategic priorities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Crown corporation, including the fundamental accountabilities to all Canadians;
  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, and the monitoring and evaluation of performance, and financially literate with knowledge of the federal government’s expectations regarding accountability and reporting;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s cultural policy priorities and how these relate to Telefilm Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in areas of information technology, technological evolution related to digital media and distribution, or emerging challenges and opportunities for Canadian creators would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to lead strategic discussions, foster debate among Board members, and manage conflicts should they arise;
  • Ability to negotiate skillfully as well as influence the opinions and ideas of others, and gain approval for plans, programs and recommended courses of action;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and trends, and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with Telefilm Canada’s senior management, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, and with stakeholders and partners domestically and abroad; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Familiar with the audiovisual field, among others, feature films, television and digital media
  • 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:

  • No person who has, directly or indirectly and individually or as a shareholder, partner or otherwise, any pecuniary interest in the audio-visual industry is eligible to be appointed or to hold office as a member of the Corporation (statutory);
  • The Board meets at least six times a year and the successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings across Canada;
  • The Board may meet several additional times per year by teleconference;
  • The average annual time commitment is approximately 75 days and the successful candidate must be available for Board and Committee activities as well as travel; and
  • The successful candidate may be required to appear before Parliamentary Committees including, among others, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Member, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (NB, NWT, BC),

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

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

Member (New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia) (part-time positions)

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

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

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

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

Board members represent their province or territory in relation to the following responsibilities:

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

Board members are also required to read and analyze large volumes of research material in preparation of the Full Board and Committee meetings.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 20, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between August 9, 2016 and March 7, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for these positions.

Per diem: $200 - $250

Position locations: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 post-graduate degree in history, anthropology, sociology, built heritage conservation, geography, Canadian Indigenous studies, or a field related to the commemoration of Canada’s history would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in practical applications of knowledge and research methodology;
  • Experience in board and/or committee work; and
  • Experience in public speaking and chairing meetings.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson, Royal Canadian Mint,

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

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint (Mint) is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. The Mint combines modern business practices with decades of experience in coin production to deliver optimal value to customers and its sole shareholder, the Government of Canada.

The Mint owns two facilities: the Ottawa facility houses the corporate head office, the gold and silver refineries and production facilities for numismatic and bullion coins, medals and medallions; the Winnipeg Plant, which includes a plating facility, produces all of Canada's circulation coins as well as foreign circulation coins. The Mint has boutiques in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa.

The Chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance and is responsible for the oversight of the Corporation's activities, providing strategic policy direction for the Corporation and presiding over the activities of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for overseeing the management of the Mint’s business and affairs. The Board holds Management accountable for the Mint’s business performance and achievement of its objectives. It exercises its duty in the best interests of the Mint and the long-term interests of its sole shareholder in accordance with the Mint’s governing by-laws and applicable legislation. The Board approves the Mint’s strategic direction, major investments and staffing decisions as it relates to Vice-Presidents. It exercises due diligence by monitoring corporate financial performance, overseeing the risk management processes, ensuring the integrity of financial results, and providing timely reports to the Government of Canada and the public.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 18, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per diem: $410 - $485

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

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 relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Significant experience serving as a member of a Board of Directors of a large public and/or private organization, preferably as Chairperson;
  • Experience managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level, as well as experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior government officials; and
  • Experience working internationally in either the public or private sector would also be considered an asset.

In addition, the available position requires experience in at least one of the following fields:

Please describe your experience related to:

Management
  • Experience as a c-suite executive with demonstrated leadership skills and business expertise with a sophisticated commercial corporation;
  • Experience at a senior-level in the governance of complex organizations.
Information Technology
  • Experience in leading practices and trends for IT governance, cyber security, information security, operations, projects and risk management, cloud computing and Big Data;
  • Experience as leader of a large technology transformation program?, delivering complex technology projects providing significant business value;
  • Experience in determining IT strategies in order to reach corporate objectives, application development and application management and software.
Manufacturing
  • Experience in manufacturing processes and product design, supply chain management, manufacturing of finished products, inventory management and process improvement strategies;
  • Experience in managing a global supply chain and identifying business opportunities in the marketplace.
Human Resources and Labour Relations
  • Experience providing strategic guidance in the establishment of HR strategies in support of the attainment of corporate objectives;
  • Experience in workforce planning, recruiting, staffing and compensation policies and principles in alignment with the organization’s objective;
  • Experience in collective agreement and labour law interpretation, progressive discipline and termination, human rights complaints, Occupational Health and Safety regulations and best practices (including mental health programs), mediation of workplace conflict, and management advisory issues in general.
Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Experience in identifying the principal risks of a commercial organization and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks;
  • Experience in risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices;
  • Knowledge of the Mint’s mandate, activities, its related public policy issues, and the legislative framework within which it operates;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Chairperson, the Board of Directors and a Chief Executive Officer of a similar-sized organization, including the fundamental accountabilities to the shareholders;
  • Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of federal government and public policy environments, processes, and best practices;
  • Ability to set priorities and provide the corporate vision needed to fulfill the RCM’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Minister and Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister, and the Crown corporation’s business partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and resolve problems;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts;
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively;
  • Financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, in either official language.

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:

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

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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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.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online system. 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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Chairperson, Invest in Canada Hub,

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 International Trade is to increase Canada’s trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, including China and India, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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

Chairperson (part-time position)

Invest in Canada Hub

In order to enhance Canada’s capacity to compete on the international stage and to increase its share of foreign direct investment, the Government of Canada is establishing the Invest in Canada Hub (Hub) designed to strategically attract significant international companies that will contribute to existing and new Canadian clusters of innovation and excellence across a broad range of economic sectors. The Hub will develop a cohesive foreign direct investment strategy to align with the country’s overall economic growth strategy, promote Canada as a premier investment destination, establish a single-window investor support framework and deliver world-class investment aftercare, retention and reinvestment services. The Hub will provide a seamless concierge service between all levels of government to make Canada a top of mind destination for potential global investors, which will create good paying jobs and grow the middle class. Increased foreign investment into Canada connects Canadian industries to global value chains. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology, increases our competitiveness, stimulates innovation, and promotes the prosperity of Canadians.

Upon formal creation of the Hub in 2017, a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 11 directors, including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson will be established. This is a new Board for a new Departmental Corporation. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact on Canada’s ability to attract foreign direct investment from around the world that enhances innovation and creates high-paying jobs for Canadians.

The Board plays an advisory role in ensuring that the Hub develops and implements its own general administrative policy (contracting, communications, travel, hospitality, etc.), human resources management and financial policies in line with public policy objectives, and that they are met in the most effective manner. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the Hub’s annual business plan, annual report on results, and monitoring the Hub’s performance in achieving its results. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Chief Executive Officer and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

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

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 an international business and/or private sector organization, a financial institution or a government/Crown Corporation. Experience serving as a chair or vice-chair would be an asset;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the field of foreign direct investment and/or international trade;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials and Ministers;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • A professional financial designation would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities related to the attraction of foreign direct investment;
  • Knowledge of corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and corporate governance principles and best practices including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as Shareholder;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade and investment environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge and experience in sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge and experience in large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada’s diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Departmental Corporations would be an asset;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil the Hub’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to implement modern corporate governance principles and best practices, including fostering debate, forging consensus and managing conflicts; and
  • Ability to understand the impact of the differing needs and agenda of multiple stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings with up to four meetings held per year in various other Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be held for strategic planning purposes or in special circumstances, as may be necessary from time to time.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

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Chief Executive Officer, Invest in Canada Hub,

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 International Trade is to increase Canada’s trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, including China and India, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Invest in Canada Hub

In order to enhance Canada’s capacity to compete on the international stage and to increase its share of foreign direct investment, the Government of Canada is establishing the Invest in Canada Hub (Hub) designed to strategically attract significant international companies that will contribute to existing and new Canadian clusters of innovation and excellence across a broad range of economic sectors. The Hub will develop a cohesive foreign direct investment strategy to align with the country’s overall economic growth strategy, promote Canada as a premier investment destination and establish a single-window investor support framework and deliver world-class investment aftercare, retention and reinvestment services. The Hub will provide a seamless concierge service between all levels of government to make Canada a top of mind destination for potential global investors, which will create good paying jobs and grow the middle class. Increased foreign investment into Canada connects Canadian industries to global value chains. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology, increases our competitiveness, stimulates innovation, and promotes the prosperity of Canadians.

The Chief Executive Officer as the head of the Hub, is accountable for providing strategic leadership in defining, articulating and advancing Invest in Canada’s corporate mandate to attract, promote and secure foreign direct investments as a means of stimulating economic growth, innovation and productivity in Canada, including the coordination of investment assets across Federal Departments. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the creation of a national, integrated approach to foreign direct investment that optimizes the full spectrum of Federal/Provincial/ Municipal/Not-for-Profit/ and Private Sector partners, developing and delivering a foreign direct investment brand for broader use to promote Canada, and to work in complementarity to present one window into Canada.

The Chief Executive Officer builds and delivers a cohesive and compelling voice for foreign direct investment in Canada, skillfully leveraging a diversity of key relationships and partnerships, including those with significant and high profile prospective investors. The Chief Executive Officer is called upon to address complex and sensitive business issues in facilitating investment decisions and activities by foreign investors to contribute to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity and will be an advisor to both the Minister of International Trade and the Prime Minister.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

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

Salary Range: Under Review

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 post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in commerce, economics, public or business administration or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed;
  • Significant experience in leadership positions in organizations engaged in international business/investments;
  • Experience in the field of foreign direct investment and/or international trade;
  • Extensive experience in negotiating with senior decision makers in government, partners, stakeholders and private sector executives in the domain of international business/investments;
  • Extensive experience, with significant executive leadership accomplishments in branding and marketing commercial enterprises within an international business context;
  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices, including knowledge of the appropriate interaction of a Board with management; and
  • Corporate leadership experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources, or experience as a chief executive officer.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of international business and investment opportunities in Canada;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the key processes and regulatory requirements associated with securing foreign direct investment in Canada;
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of the decision-making mechanisms at all levels of government in Canada;
  • Sensitivity for decision-making processes in a diversity of stakeholder environments in the international arena;
  • Ability to provide advice to the Minister Prime Minister and work with other federal departments and agencies and provincial/territorial governments on securing foreign direct investment in Canada;
  • Ability to set priorities and direct the corporate vision in order to fulfill the Hub’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Hub’s partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages 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:

  • Strategic and innovative leader
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Cultural sensitivity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Vice-Chairperson, Invest in Canada Hub,

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 International Trade is to increase Canada’s trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, including China and India, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

Invest in Canada Hub

In order to enhance Canada’s capacity to compete on the international stage and to increase its share of foreign direct investment, the Government of Canada is establishing the Invest in Canada Hub (Hub) designed to strategically attract significant international companies that will contribute to existing and new Canadian clusters of innovation and excellence across a broad range of economic sectors. The Hub will develop a cohesive foreign direct investment strategy to align with the country’s overall economic growth strategy, promote Canada as a premier investment destination, establish a single-window investor support framework and deliver world-class investment aftercare, retention and reinvestment services. The Hub will provide a seamless concierge service between all levels of government to make Canada a top of mind destination for potential global investors, which will create good paying jobs and grow the middle class. Increased foreign investment into Canada connects Canadian industries to global value chains. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology, increases our competitiveness, stimulates innovation, and promotes the prosperity of Canadians.

Upon formal creation of the Hub in 2017, a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 11 directors, including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson will be established. This is a new Board for a new Departmental Corporation. Candidates interested in either the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson positions, should indicate so, in their application. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact on Canada’s ability to attract foreign direct investment from around the world that enhances innovation and creates high-paying jobs for Canadians.

The Board plays an advisory role in ensuring that the Hub develops and implements its own general administrative policy (contracting, communications, travel, hospitality, etc.), human resources management and financial policies in line with public policy objectives, and that they are met in the most effective manner. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the Hub’s annual business plan, annual report on results, and monitoring the Hub’s performance in achieving its results. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Chief Executive Officer and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 an international business and/or private sector organization, a financial institution or a government/Crown Corporation. Experience as a chair or vice-chair would be an asset;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the field of foreign direct investment and/or international trade;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials and Ministers;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • A professional financial designation would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities related to the attraction of foreign direct investment;
  • Knowledge of corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and corporate governance principles and best practices including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as Shareholder;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade and investment environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge and experience in sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Financial acumen and literacy (ability to read and assess financial statements);
  • Knowledge and experience in large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada’s diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Departmental Corporations would be an asset;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil the Invest in Canada Hub’s mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to implement modern corporate governance principles and best practices, including fostering debate, forging consensus and managing conflicts;
  • Ability to understand the impact of the differing needs and agenda of multiple stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings with up to four meetings held per year in various Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be held for strategic planning purposes or in special circumstances, as may be necessary from time to time.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Directors, Invest in Canada Hub,

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 International Trade is to increase Canada’s trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada, focusing on expanding trade with large fast-growing markets, including China and India, and deepening our trade links with traditional partners.

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

Directors (part-time positions)

Invest in Canada Hub

In order to enhance Canada’s capacity to compete on the international stage and to increase its share of foreign direct investment, the Government of Canada is establishing the Invest in Canada Hub (Hub) designed to strategically attract significant international companies that will contribute to existing and new Canadian clusters of innovation and excellence across a broad range of economic sectors. The Hub will develop a cohesive foreign direct investment strategy to align with the country’s overall economic growth strategy, promote Canada as a premier investment destination, establish a single-window investor support framework and deliver world-class investment aftercare, retention and reinvestment services. The Hub will provide a seamless concierge service between all levels of government to make Canada a top of mind destination for potential global investors, which will create good paying jobs and grow the middle class. Increased foreign investment into Canada connects Canadian industries to global value chains. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology, increases our competitiveness, stimulates innovation, and promotes the prosperity of Canadians.

Upon formal creation of the Hub in 2017, a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 11 directors including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson will be established for this new Departmental Corporation. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact on Canada’s ability to attract foreign direct investment from around the world that enhances innovation and creates high-paying jobs for Canadians.

The Board plays an advisory role in ensuring that the Hub develops and implements its own general administrative policy (contracting, communications, travel, hospitality, etc.), human resources management and financial policies in line with public policy objectives, and that they are met in the most effective manner. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the Hub’s annual business plan, annual report on results, and monitoring the Hub’s performance in achieving its results. The Board also monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Chief Executive Officer and senior management and assesses its own effectiveness in fulfilling its responsibilities.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

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 an international business and/or private sector organization, a financial institution or a government/Crown Corporation;
  • Experience in governance principles and best practices in a culture of accountability and transparency;
  • Experience in the field of foreign direct investment and / or international trade would be considered an asset;
  • Experience dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials and Ministers;
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources; and
  • A professional financial designation would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities related to the attraction of foreign direct investment;
  • Knowledge of corporate planning, monitoring and the evaluation of corporate performance;
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and corporate governance principles and best practices including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as Shareholder;
  • Knowledge of government and public policy;
  • Knowledge of international affairs, the international trade and investment environment and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates and the global economy;
  • Knowledge and experience in sound financial and risk management of an enterprise and corporate social responsibility;
  • Knowledge and experience in large national and trans-national corporations to small and medium sized businesses and of Canada’s diverse industry sectors;
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to accountability and reporting for Departmental Corporations would be an asset;
  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfil the Hub’s mandate and attain its objectives; and
  • Ability to understand the impact of the differing needs and agenda of multiple stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The successful candidate must be willing to participate in Board and Committee meetings with up to four meetings held per year in various Canadian cities. Additional Board meetings may be held for strategic planning purposes or in special circumstances, as may be necessary from time to time.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

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

Vice-Chairperson (full-time position)

Copyright Board Canada

The Copyright Board Canada is an economic regulatory body that derives its mandate from the Copyright Act. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the Board is empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such works is entrusted to a collective society. The Copyright Board Canada also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licenses when the copyright owner cannot be located.

The Copyright Board Canada has been central to the most high-profile copyright matters of the past decade, namely: music streaming, peer-to-peer file sharing, internet service provider liability, iPod or other device levies, and the use of literary works. The Vice-Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and is responsible for planning, administering, monitoring and evaluating the main activities of the Board. The Vice-Chairperson also participates in hearings, analyzes and weighs evidence, and works with other Members to render joint decisions that provide for fair and equitable royalties to be paid to copyright collective societies for the use of works protected by copyright.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university, preferably in law, economics, social sciences or public administration, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership at the executive level in a successful private or public sector organization, including managing human and financial resources to achieve desired results;
  • Experience in developing and implementing an organizational vision reflective of the organization’s role and capacity or experience in a changing environment;
  • Experience in the field of economic regulation, intellectual property valuation, copyright use or legal analysis would be considered an asset; and
  • Interaction with a quasi-judicial tribunal in Canada would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the cultural, communication or information technologies industries, their regulatory regimes, their economic environments and the particular opportunities and challenges of the digital economy in Canada;
  • Knowledge of copyright, administrative law, the principles of natural justice;
  • Excellent management and leadership abilities, as well as the ability to analyze complex situations in order to develop strategies and make suitable decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term impact;
  • The ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view to making lawful, fair and equitable decisions as well as the ability to conduct a fair and efficient quasi-judicial hearing is required; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to write clear and concise notes, analyses and decisions.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is required.

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

  • Sound judgment, tact, and discretion
  • High ethical standards
  • Integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Adaptability, flexibility and impartiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • The candidate appointed to this position 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 their duties as a Member of the Copyright Board Canada (statutory).
  • The candidate appointed to this position must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

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

The overarching goal of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is to help Canadian businesses grow, innovate and export so that they can create good quality jobs and wealth for Canadians.

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

Member (part-time positions)

Copyright Board Canada

The Copyright Board of Canada is an economic regulatory body that derives its mandate from the Copyright Act. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the Board is empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such works is entrusted to a collective society. The Copyright Board Canada also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licenses when the copyright owner cannot be located.

The Copyright Board Canada has been central to the most high-profile copyright matters of the past decade, namely: music streaming, peer-to-peer file sharing, internet service provider liability, iPod or other device levies, and the use of literary works. Members chair and participate in decision-making panels regarding copyright tariff applications. In this role, Members analyze and weigh evidence to render decisions jointly with the Vice-Chairperson that provide for fair and equitable royalties to be paid to copyright collective societies for the use of works protected by copyright.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $625 - $730

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, such as law, economics, social sciences or public administration, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;
  • Experience in the field of economic regulation, intellectual property valuation or copyright use;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation;
  • Experience in providing legal or economic advice would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience with a quasi-judicial tribunal, would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Copyright Board;
  • Knowledge of the cultural, communication and information technologies industries, their regulatory regimes and their economic environments;
  • Strong knowledge of the Copyright Act and other related legislation in addition to knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice and the rules and practices followed by quasi-judicial tribunals in Canada;
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case, interpret and apply the relevant criteria, while using judgment to identify key issues, with a view to making lawful, fair and equitable decisions;
  • Ability to reconcile divergent stakeholders' positions, taking into account associated social and economic implications; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to write clear and concise notes, analyses and decisions.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages is required.

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

  • Sound judgment, tact, and discretion
  • High ethical standards
  • Integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Be adaptable, flexible and impartial

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • Candidates appointed to one of these positions 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 their duties as a Member of the Copyright Board Canada (statutory).
  • Candidates appointed to one of these positions must have the ability to understand, during hearings, evidence in English and French, without the assistance of an interpreter.
  • Candidates appointed to one of these positions must be willing to travel to the National Capital Region to participate in hearings and decision making.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioner of Official Languages, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for 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 uses 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:

Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada (full-time position)

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada was created in 1970 under the Official Languages Act. Its role is to ensure full recognition and widespread use of English and French within Canadian society and federal institutions and other organizations subject to the Official Languages Act. The Commissioner reports directly to Parliament and is supported by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. The Office’s staff are based in the National Capital Region and in regional offices across Canada.

The Commissioner of Official Languages, who is appointed for a seven-year term, is responsible for promoting the objectives of the Official Languages Act and overseeing full implementation, protecting the rights of all Canadians and promoting the equality of status and use of English and French in Canadian society. The Commissioner conducts investigations on complaints he or she receives. When necessary, the Commissioner recommends corrective measures or changes.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages website.

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 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.

Salary: $314, 100

Position Location: National Capital Region

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. The Language Skills Act requires that upon appointment the Commissioner must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.

You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study such as law or public administration, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience
  • Executive level management experience in a private or public sector organization, including the management of human and financial resources
  • Senior level decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and directives, and policies and
  • Experience in 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 Official Languages Act
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Parliamentary system
  • Knowledge of the legislative and policy context and frameworks governing financial, human resources and program management in the federal public sector
  • Understanding of the mandate, roles and responsibilities of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
  • Understanding of the role of an Agent of Parliament and its relationship with Parliament and the Government
  • Understanding the reality of official language minority communities
  • Understanding of practices and principles underlying conciliation, mediation, and the application of alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Ability to lead and manage a public sector organization
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other enabling frameworks
  • Ability to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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 the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strong ethical standards
  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • Tact
  • Strong 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 at the time of your appointment, you must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

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 Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Salary Range: Under Review

Position Location: 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

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

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Salary Range: under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. 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 peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Senate Ethics Officer, Office of the Senate Ethics 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 uses 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:

Senate Ethics Officer (part-time position)

Office of the Senate Ethics Officer

Salary Range: under review

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The Senate of Canada is the Upper House of Parliament, and is composed of 105 members. The Office of the Senate Ethics Officer was established in 2005 under the Parliament of Canada Act. The Senate Ethics Officer is an independent Officer of the Senate and is mandated to administer, interpret and apply the Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, adopted by the Senate in May 2005.

A major responsibility of the Office is to advise Senators on how to meet their obligations under the Code.

The duties and functions of the Senate Ethics Officer are set out under the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, which was adopted for three purposes:

(i) to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of Senators and the Senate

(ii) to provide for greater certainty and guidance for Senators when dealing with issues that may present foreseeable real or apparent conflicts of interest and

(iii) to establish clear standards and a transparent system by which questions relating to proper conduct may be addressed by an independent, non-partisan adviser.

Pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, the Senate Ethics Officer carries out his/her duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Standing Committee on Conflict of Interest for Senators. The Parliament of Canada Act also requires that the Senate Ethics Officer submit an annual report of his/her activities to the Speaker of the Senate, who must table the report in the Senate.

The Senate Ethics Officer holds office for a term of seven years and may be reappointed for one or more terms of up to seven years each.

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

Review of applications will begin on August 25, 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.

For applications that are submitted after the deadline, a roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience
  • Significant management experience at a senior level, including managing human and financial resources
  • Demonstrated decision-making experience with respect to sensitive issues and
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation and rules.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, of the Parliament of Canada Act, and the Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Senate Ethics Officer, and his/her relationship to Senators
  • Knowledge of current issues in the area of ethics and how these issues could impact the administration of the Conflict of Interest Code for Senators
  • Knowledge of the federal government and parliamentary priorities and how they relate to the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer
  • Ability to develop and provide advice and guidance on complex and often contentious issues
  • Ability to independently and fairly examine and analyze situations, reach decisions and make recommendations while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences
  • Ability to ensure advice, decisions and recommendations to safeguard and promote the highest ethical principles and behaviours
  • Ability to develop and maintain efficient working relationships with Senators, provincial and territorial Ethics Offices across the country, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and the ethics and conflict of interest community and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

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

Personal Suitability

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:

  • Discretion and high ethical standards
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Objectivity, impartiality and fairness
  • Integrity

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 Senate Ethics Officer must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages.
  • 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.

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

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

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 Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), 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 Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

Apply Online

Commissioner, 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.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 23, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

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.

Apply Online

Members of the Board of Directors, Canada Post Corporation,

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

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

Members of the Board of Directors (part-time positions)

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post is a federal Crown corporation that is mandated to provide quality postal services that meet the needs of all Canadians including individuals and businesses, in a secure and financially self-sustaining manner. The Canada Post Corporation has three subsidiaries: Purolator Holdings Ltd.; SCI Group Inc. and Innovapost Inc.

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

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

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a large complex government organization, non-profit organization, and/or a private sector organization. Experience and/or leadership in a unionized environment would be an asset;
  • Experience in the public and/or private sectors in: managing human and financial resources; performance management; risk-analysis; and establishing strategic vision; and
  • Extensive experience at the senior or Board level in a large corporation in one or more of the following areas:
    • Being responsible for the management or Board oversight of a large, sophisticated, and commercial corporation whether public or privately held;
    • Auditing large, complex organizations, with a Chartered Accountant or Chartered General Accountant designation;
    • Managing the human resources function of a large corporation, including: determining human resources strategies to reach corporate objectives; hiring, training, and retaining appropriate resources; and setting principles and policies for compensation;
    • Managing labour relations in a large complex corporation, including understanding collective agreements, stakeholder engagement, negotiations and arbitration and union structures;
    • Managing the information technology function of a large complex corporation, including determining information technology strategies to reach corporate objectives and application and software development and management;
    • Being responsible for the management of the digital function of a large complex corporation; extensive understanding of eCommerce; data assets; and/or new digital industry business models and emerging trends;
    • Experience in dealing with federal or provincial governments, stakeholders or agencies;
    • Formulating and implementing public and social policy objectives;
    • Management, oversight or administration of large scale pension plan(s); management of funds holding assets over a longer term; balancing assets and liabilities; and understanding a variety of financial products;
    • Managing communications/marketing for a large, sophisticated, public and commercial corporation; understanding public relations; brand management; and reputational risks;
    • Managing a national retail or network-based organization; understanding of transportation, logistics or related industries;
    • Monitoring corporate performance against the strategic and business plans, including assessing operating results to evaluate whether the business is being properly managed and providing forward-looking suggestions for its continuing sustainability; and
    • Managing financial risks; monitoring cash flow; analyzing the financial strengths and weaknesses of a corporation; creating a financial improvement plan; supervising a finance unit; and reporting the financial status to higher authority.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate of Canada Post, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Canada Post Corporation Act and the Financial Administration Act;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities and how they relate to Canada Post;
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices in: corporate governance; public policy development; financial and risk management; human resources; corporate planning and reporting; and performance management;
  • 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, would also be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the trends and practices affecting Canada Post, including digital services, information technology, pension management, labour relations, operational management, and logistics;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Canada Post to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer, board of directors, labour unions, federal, provincial, and municipal governments, employees and Canada Post’s partners;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas;
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, think strategically, and balance the business needs of the organization with the public interest; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • 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 for Board meetings.
  • The time commitment required of a Board member is approximately 20 days per year. This includes travel time, review and preparation time, and meeting attendance.
  • You may be required to attend additional meetings and events, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Canada Post 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 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 of the Board of Directors (part-time position)

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post is a federal Crown corporation that is mandated to provide quality postal services that meet the needs of all Canadians including individuals and businesses, in a secure and financially self-sustaining manner. The Canada Post Corporation has three subsidiaries: Purolator Holdings Ltd.; SCI Group Inc.; and Innovapost Inc.

Canada Post’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, and works closely also with the President and CEO of the Corporation.

The Board of Directors is responsible for: establishing the corporation's strategic direction; evaluating its performance; safeguarding the corporation’s assets; and reporting to the Crown on the corporation’s activities and performance. Specific roles and responsibilities of the corporation’s board members are:

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 16, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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;
  • Significant experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a large, complex private or public sector organization, preferably as chairperson;
  • Significant management experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources and working with a board of directors. Experience and/or leadership in a unionized environment would be an asset;
  • Experience in strategic management, performance management, organizational change, and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices; and
  • Significant experience dealing with stakeholders, labour unions and different levels of government, preferably with senior officials, 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 Post, its business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Canada Post Corporation Act, the Financial Administration Act and the Canada Postal Service Charter;
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities and how they relate to Canada Post;
  • Knowledge of financial planning and reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of the trends and practices affecting Canada Post, including digital services, information technology, pension management, labour relations, operational management, and logistics;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices in: corporate governance; public policy development; financial and risk management; human resources; corporate planning and reporting; and performance management;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership, and the strategic direction needed for Canada Post to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives;
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, labour unions, federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and Canada Post’s partners;
  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas;
  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts;
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and think strategically, and balance the business needs of the organization with its service obligations; and
  • 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.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • 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.
  • You may be required to attend additional meetings and events, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Members, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

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

Members (part-time positions)

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority

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

The key corporate objectives of the Authority are:

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between June 16 and August 7, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

Per Diem: $160 - $250

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

Official Languages and Diversity

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

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Administrator, Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

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:

Administrator (part-time position)

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is Canada’s national compensation fund for oil spills from ships and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is liable to pay claims for oil pollution damage or anticipated damage at any place in Canada, or in Canadian waters including the exclusive economic zone of Canada, caused by the discharge of oil from a ship. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund pays established claims regarding oil spills from all classes of ships, as well as, make Canada’s contributions to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds in London, United Kingdom.

The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is a special purpose account within the Government of Canada’s Consolidated Revenue Fund and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is financed by a per-tonne levy on the shipment of crude oil by rail. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods provides additional compensation for accidents involving a federally regulated railway carrying crude oil by covering the remaining costs of accidents with damages that exceed the railway’s insurance coverage.

A single Administrator is cross-appointed to head both the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the books, records, systems and practices in a manner that provides reasonable assurance that the assets of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are safeguarded and controlled;
  • Ensuring the transactions of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, including the assessment and payment of claims and the recovery of payment from liable parties in the event of an accident are conducted in accordance with the Marine Liability Act/Canada Transportation Act;
  • Guaranteeing the financial, human and physical resources of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are managed efficiently and effectively;
  • Preparing reports on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods as required by legislation, e.g., an Annual Report; and
  • Supporting the work of the Canadian delegation to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund while participating as a member of the delegation.

Further details about these organizations and their activities can be found on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund's website and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods' website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application .

Per Diem: $475 - $550

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 concrete examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training experience;
  • Managerial experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the transportation or public policy sectors or business community (preferably marine or rail);
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: marine or rail transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; stakeholder engagement; or public policy;
  • Experience in maritime shipping and insurance would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the conduct of independent investigations or inquiries, in a decision-making environment, 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 objectives of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, as well as the federal laws, regulations and policies affecting the Funds and their activities;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation, regulations, and international conventions on marine transportation;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation and regulations on rail transportation;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of the federal government;
  • Ability to review and analyse complex technical information and think strategically; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You shall not, while holding office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties and functions (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance
  • You must be willing to travel regularly within Canada and abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

Deputy Administrator, Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

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:

Deputy Administrator (part-time position)

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is Canada’s national compensation fund for oil spills from ships and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund is liable to pay claims for oil pollution damage or anticipated damage at any place in Canada, or in Canadian waters including the exclusive economic zone of Canada, caused by the discharge of oil from a ship. The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund pays established claims regarding oil spills from all classes of ships, as well as, make Canada’s contributions to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds in London, United Kingdom.

The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is a special purpose account within the Government of Canada’s Consolidated Revenue Fund and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods is financed by a per-tonne levy on the shipment of crude oil by rail. The Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods provides additional compensation for accidents involving a federally regulated railway carrying crude oil by covering the remaining costs of accidents with damages that exceed the railway’s insurance coverage.

A single Deputy Administrator is cross-appointed to head both the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the books, records, systems and practices in a manner that provides reasonable assurance that the assets of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are safeguarded and controlled;
  • Ensuring the transactions of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, including the assessment and payment of claims and the recovery of payment from liable parties in the event of an accident are conducted in accordance with the Marine Liability Act/Canada Transportation Act;
  • Guaranteeing the financial, human and physical resources of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods are managed efficiently and effectively;
  • Preparing reports on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods as required by legislation, e.g., an Annual Report; and
  • Supporting the work of the Canadian delegation to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund while participating as a member of the delegation.

Further details about these organizations and their activities can be found on the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund's website and the Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods' website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 25, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Per Diem: $475 - $550

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 concrete examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training experience;
  • Managerial experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in the transportation or public policy sectors or business community (preferably marine or rail);
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: marine or rail transportation; public relations; law; communications; community relations; stakeholder engagement; or public policy;
  • Experience in maritime shipping and insurance would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in the conduct of independent investigations or inquiries, in a decision-making environment, 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 objectives of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods, as well as the federal laws, regulations and policies affecting the Funds and their activities;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge of human resources management;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation, regulations, and international conventions on marine transportation;
  • Knowledge of Canadian legislation, and regulations on rail transportation;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of the federal government;
  • Ability to review and analyse complex technical information and think strategically; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • You shall not, while holding office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with your duties and functions (statutory).
  • You must reside in or be willing and able to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance
  • You must be willing to travel regularly within Canada and abroad.

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Commissioner of Lobbying, Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Commissioner of Lobbying (full-time position)

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada

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

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of applications will begin on July 28, 2017. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. 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 peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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

Education and Experience

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to this position:

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

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

Personal Attributes

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

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

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

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

Apply Online

Information Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner,

Appointment Opportunity

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

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

Information Commissioner (full-time position)

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Salary Range: $315,300

Position Location: National Capital Region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ongoing Opportunities

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 December 31, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Your cover letter (if you prepare one) should be addressed to the 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, Ottawa, 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, Ottawa, 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.

Apply Online

Members, Veterans Review and Appeal Board,

Anticipatory Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger and our government more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. 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 Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence is to ensure that the government lives up to our sacred obligation to veterans and their families.

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

Members (full-time positions)

Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada

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

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

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 31, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Your cover letter (if you prepare one) should be addressed to the 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.

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

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

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous 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 equivalent education, training and job-related experience;
  • Significant** and recent* work experience in decision-making related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies, and in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions;
  • Experience in writing submissions or decisions that pertain to the interpretation of statutes, regulations, policies or case law;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word); and
  • Experience in disability compensation, policing, military, heath care or health sciences would be considered an asset.

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Language Requirements

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

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

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

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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

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

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

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

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