Appointment opportunities: Atlantic Fisheries Licence Appeal 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 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 three 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 commercial fish harvesters with an independent last level of appeal when they are dissatisfied with licensing decisions made by departmental officials. In addition to making recommendations to the Minister on such appeals, the Board also reviews and makes recommendation on any licensing decision referred to it by the Minister.

The Board is comprised of members appointed by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to serve one of the following regions: Newfoundland and Labrador; Maritimes; Gulf (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick); and Quebec. Candidates are asked to specify the regional Board for which they are seeking appointment.

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 Board's composition and its role in the appeal process can be found by reviewing Chapter 7 and Annex V of the Commercial Fisheries Licensing Policy for Eastern Canada – 1996.

Candidates must apply online by January 31, 2021. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Per Diem: $250 for Board members ($350 for the Chair), plus travel and living expenses; there is also a $75 flat rate per case for reviewing case documents
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.

Please note that there will be no interviews held for this selection process. It is therefore imperative that you clearly demonstrate in your application with concrete examples how you meet the following Essential requirements:

Education and experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The following qualifications, though not essential, will be considered assets:

Asset qualifications

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above Essential requirements and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

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:

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