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Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Reference number: DUS14J-007018-000083
Selection process number: DUS14J-007018-000083

Essential Qualifications

Qualifications that are necessary for the work to be performed and that must be met in order for a person to be appointed.

Official Language Proficiency

Useful Information

Various language requirements
English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC, Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC


Useful Information

Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they meet the following merit criteria to be retained for further consideration.

a) Degree
Graduation with a degree (undergraduate or graduate) from a recognized university.

b) Master's degree
Applicants must have recently* obtained or be about to obtain a Master's degree from a recognized university in any discipline.

*Recently is defined as within the last two calendar years (2013 and 2014 inclusively).

Graduate coursework must be successfully completed* prior to June 19, 2015. Applicants must have successfully completed their Master's degree by June 30, 2016.

* Successfully completed means the grades have been posted by the learning institution.

c) Acceptable Specialization or Courses in Economics
By June 19, 2015, Applicants must have completed:

at least one half-year course in Micro-economics AND at least one half-year course in Macroeconomics (or an equivalent full-year course with both Micro- and Macro-economics);

and at least two additional half-year OR one full-year course in economics**;

and at least one additional half-year course in statistics or quantitative analysis or research methods.

**Acceptable courses in economics include (but are not restricted to): Canadian Economy/Provincial Economics (e.g. Economy of Quebec), International Economics, Social Economics, Managerial Economics, Development Economics, Economic Analysis, Econometrics, and Public Economics. These courses must be at the graduate or undergraduate level.

d) Academic Excellence:
Applicants must have maintained an excellent grade point average (at least 75% or B+) at their last completed degree, either undergraduate or graduate level.

e) Academic scholarship(s) or Award(s) received
Applicants must have received academic scholarship(s) or award(s), such as admission scholarships, international scholarships, or other excellence scholarships or awards.


Experience which demonstrates leadership through volunteer work, extracurricular activities, or employment (including student employment) involving a continued commitment, effort, or significant achievement performed outside of the applicant's studies.


Knowledge of public policy issues facing Canada.

Knowledge of economic implications of public policy issues.

Abilities and Skills

Analytical thinking and judgment
People Skills and Collaboration
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Managing Workload
Values and Ethics

Organizational Needs

Current or future needs that could enhance the way in which the organization operates or fulfills its mandate.

Employment Equity Group

Useful Information

The Public Service of Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees contributes to its strength and integrity. We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of the Canadian Society. We therefore encourage Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and members of Visible Minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the designated groups.

Depending on the position to staff, selection may be limited to employment equity groups. If you wish to self-declare, please ensure you indicate it in your on-line application as it will be used to identify applicants who meet the organizational need.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Operational Requirements

Current or future requirements of the organization for the proper functioning of the work unit or the organization.

Depending on the position to staff, operational requirements could apply such as:

- Willingness and ability to work overtime
- Willingness and ability to travel

Conditions of Employment

Requirements that a person must meet or comply with for as long as they occupy the position.

Security and Reliability

Secret security clearance
This factor is not used at the screening stage. The recruiting organization (Industry Canada) will collect the required information and initiate the security process.

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