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Library and Archives Canada is recruiting ! Inventory for HR-02 positions, apply now!

Reference number: BAL23J-022389-000230
Selection process number: 23-BAL-EA-444
Library and Archives Canada
Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec)
$72,449 to $80,132

👉 How to apply : Click here

For further information on us, please visit : Working at LAC

Closing date: 1 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

📌Students across Canada who are in their last semester and who will successfully complete their studies are encouraged to apply.

📌Given that managers may choose to access your application at any point, we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

→ You must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications. The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties. One effective approach would be to write one or two paragraphs demonstrating that you have the required experience and ensure that clear and accurate details are provided. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THAT THE CANDIDATE MEETS THE SCREENING CRITERIA WILL NOT BE GIVEN FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

→ Your ability to communicate in writing will be assessed using your responses to the pre-screening questions and / or through the certified self-assessment.


🌟 If you are interested in bringing our history into today’s world, we probably have something for you! We need team members to help with various functions such as, Special Projects (Day Schools Records Digitization, LGBT Purge, future ones), Access to information and Litigation Response, Government Archives, Collections Management and Reappraisal, Reference Services, Digital Archives, Private Archives.

Work environment

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Library and Archives Canada offers a number of advantages:
• Work/life balance is essential;
• Opportunities for advancement are available;
• Equity, diversity and inclusion are always a priority;
• We have our own compensation service and compensation advisors are available on site. LAC is not serviced by the Pay Centre;
• We offer language training available to all employees.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to create and maintain an inventory of candidates which may be used to staff similar positions within Library and Archives Canada across Canada with various tenures and/or with various linguistic profiles and/or various security clearance levels and/or at various locations.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in information science, archival science, library science, social sciences, humanities, public administration or some other specialty relevant to the position. *

*Note: Candidates who already meet the following criteria must be accepted as meeting the education requirement for the HR Classification only:
1 . Possess a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in history, history of art, anthropology or some other specialty relevant to the position;
2 . Indeterminate incumbent of an HR classification position on April 1, 2017

Degree equivalency

• Experience performing various research projects using one or a variety of sources (e.g. published sources, archival sources, oral histories, data, artifacts, etc.)
• Experience in using online and analog research tools as part of a research project or in a professional environment.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
• English or French essential
• Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

• Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Ability to communicate effectively orally

• Client service orientation
• Judgement
• Adaptability
• Working effectively with others

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


• Experience in processing or describing specialized media (architecture, art, audiovisual, cartography, philately or photography)
• Experience in Indigenous related cultural heritage
• Experience in working with topics related to military, security & intelligence, international affairs
• Experience in working with digital archives
• Experience in interpreting or applying Access to Information and Privacy legislation either provincially or federally
• Experience in working with metadata in an archival or library context
• Experience in appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, or description in an archival or library context
• Experience in providing reference services in an archival or library context
• Experience in information management

Library and Archives Canada’s Employment Equity Plan includes objectives for correcting the under-representation of designated groups under the Employment Equity Act (visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, women) within certain occupational groups. In the context of this selection process, employment equity may be used as an organizational need to fill one or more positions by a qualified person who is a member of a designated group. Accordingly, if you are a member of one of these designated groups and you wish to be considered for placement using the employment equity criterion, you must ensure you self-identify for this purpose at the time of application.

Availability and willingness to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Security clearance: Various (Reliability, Secret and Top Secret)

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

When submitting your application, please ensure that your information is up to date (e.g., substantive group and level, employee status, PRI) and that your work experience is clearly detailed in your resume to demonstrate how you meet certain criteria. Please also answer all screening questions as these may be used to refer or not refer you for an open position.

Our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). If you do not respond to our communications, we will interpret this as your withdrawal from the process.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at: http://www.cicic.ca.

📌Please note that your application to this inventory will be active for 60 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 20 days before your application expires. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Here is an overview of the assessment methods that may be used for this process :
→ An interview may be conducted
→ A self-assessment may be conducted
→ A reference check may be sough

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Joanie Charron, Human Resources Advisor, CHRP
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