Appointment opportunity: Torngat Joint Fisheries Board

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented 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 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 Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is to protect our three oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries to ensure that they remain healthy for future generations .

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

Member (part-time position)

The Torngat Joint Fisheries Board is the primary body that makes recommendations to the Minister about the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area’s

Per diem: $240 plus travel expenses

Position location: Newfoundland and Labrador

English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request.

Candidates must apply online by Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to

Official languages and diversity

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


To be considered, please ensure that your résumé and cover letter clearly demonstrates how you meet the following requirements:

The following criteria will be assessed if you move to the next stage of the selection process:

Knowledge, skills and abilities


Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

Personal attributes

If you move on the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:  

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 to one of these positions, you:

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

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