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Appointment opportunity: Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board

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 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 Members (part-time positions)

Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board (PRALB)

The Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board (PRLAB) is an appeal board that operates at arm's length from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). It provides commercial vessel owners/licence eligibility holders and communal commercial licence eligibility holders with an independent last level of appeal when they are dissatisfied with licensing decisions made by officials from DFO. In addition to making recommendations to the Minister on such appeals, the Board also reviews and makes recommendations on any licensing decision referred to by the Minister.

The Board members are responsible for hearing licence appeals and providing recommendations to the Minister based on participation in the hearings.

Further details about the PRLAB and the appeal process can be found on the website.

Candidates must apply online by January 28, 2022. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to the appointments mailbox.

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

Position Location: Pacific Region (any in person meetings will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia)

Official languages and diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. Please include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Unilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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. Members of these groups are strongly encouraged to self-identify in your application.

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

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, you are required to confirm you meet the following requirements:

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

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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