We know that our country is stronger, and our government more effective, when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.
The overarching goal of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is to protect our 3 oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries and 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 positions.
Board member (part-time positions)
Atlantic Fisheries Licence Appeal Board
The Atlantic Fisheries Licence Appeal Board is an appeal board that operates at arm’s length from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It provides fishers with an independent last level of appeal when they are dissatisfied with licensing decisions made by officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The Board makes recommendations to the Minister on such appeals, as well as makes recommendations on changes to licensing policy and, upon request, any decision that the Minister may wish to have reviewed.
The Board will be comprised of Regional Licence Appeal Board Panels: one serving the Newfoundland and Labrador Region; one serving the Maritimes Region; one serving the Gulf Region (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), and one serving Quebec region.
Board members are responsible for hearing licence appeal cases and providing recommendations to the Minister based on participation in the hearings.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found online.
Candidates must apply online by October 18, 2017. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to email@example.com at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Per diem: $200 to $250 plus travel and living expenses
Position location: Various locations
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, disabled persons, 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
- experience working in the Atlantic fishing industry or in fisheries management/policy
- experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word)
If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- current knowledge of the Atlantic fishery, including an understanding of its social and economic importance in Canada
- ability to understand and interpret the Commercial Fisheries Licensing Policy for Eastern Canada
- demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others, including perceived fairness and effectiveness in seeking and achieving consensus and formulating sound recommendations on individual cases
- ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
- ability to attend meetings and contribute to the work of the Board
- ability to make timely and effective written decisions
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
Eligibility factors and conditions of employment
In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:
- Must not be currently an active participant in the fishing industry.
- Must be willing and able to travel across Atlantic Canada.
- Must work on occasion from their home office in Canada and have access to high-speed internet.
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
- 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 roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.
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