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French Revisor

Reference number: IRB23J-089596-000156
Selection process number: 23-IRB-EA-BA-00-160019
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$71,599 to $77,368

For further information on the organization, please visit Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Closing date: 16 June 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

As the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive and barrier-free staffing processes, if you have a functional limitation or a disability that may impact your performance at any steps of the process, such as when submitting your application online, completing an exam or a written exercise and/or participating in an interview, you may request an accommodation.

Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed, and to allow candidates to fully demonstrate their abilities.

Should you be invited to participate in an exam, a written exercise, or an interview, you will receive an e-mail including additional information on the assessment format so that you can determine if you may require an accommodation.

All information received will be kept confidential.

If you require accommodation, support in completing and submitting your application, or if you are unable to apply online, please make your request as soon as possible to the address listed below under "Contact information" prior to the closing date of this employment opportunity.

For more information on the “Assessment accommodation” process, please refer to the hyperlink mentioned above.

Work environment

Who we are...

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.

We have an employee-focused culture and recognize the importance of continuous learning, professional development opportunities and work-life balance in a diverse and respectful workplace.

At IRB, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it!

We proudly, passionately, and actively strive to make IRB more reflective and inclusive of the society that we serve. The decisions we make today will reverberate in Canada for generations to come. We will only be able to deliver better, more accessible, and more inclusive public services by having an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds that reflects Canada's now and in the future. We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive. Are you a member of one or more of the following groups: Indigenous Peoples, Black and other Racialized People, Persons with a disability, Women or LGBTQ2+? Are you looking for continuous opportunities for advancement and to make a difference? If you share our vision for a strong and inclusive Canada, come be a part of the IRB Team!

This position is currently exempted from the Treasury Board Secretariat's return-to-office policy, meaning that there is no minimum number of days of presence required on site.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established from this selection process and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures, various linguistic profiles as well as various security clearances within the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in translation
(English to French).

Degree equivalency

- Experience revising quasi-judicial texts or other complex documents (e.g., technical translation or job descriptions) translated from English into French.

- Experience translating quasi-judicial texts or other complex documents (e.g., technical translation or
job descriptions) from English into French.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

- Significant* experience translating quasi-judicial texts or other complex documents from English into

*Significant experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of complex activities related to the position; this experience is normally acquired over a period of two (2) years. The amount, the complexity and the diversity of files handled, as well as the level of autonomy, will also be taken into consideration.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CCB/PPC)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of online linguistic and terminological research tools.

- Ability to revise quasi-judicial texts translated from English into French.
- Ability to translate short, urgent documents from English into French.
- Ability to provide French-language linguistic or terminological advice.
- Ability to plan and organize work.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

- Thinking things through
- Working effectively with others
- Reliability
- Service orientation

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

The IRB is committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian Society. We encourage women, Indigenous peoples (Aboriginal peoples), persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the Employment Equity groups as selection may be limited to candidates belonging to one or more of
the groups.

Ability and willingness to work overtime on rare occasions.

Conditions of employment

- Reliability Status security clearance.
- Secret security clearance.

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, you will also have to answer questions regarding the essential experience requirements. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements by answering the online screening questions. It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to only provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must clearly explain how you acquired each qualification by giving concrete examples. Information on your described education and experience in the screening questions must be supported by your resume.

Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being eliminated from the process.

We will communicate with you about this process by email. As a result, you must update your Public Service Resourcing System profile if it changes. Applicants should use an email address that accepts messages from unknown senders (some email systems block such messages).

A written exam will be part of the assessment process.

Screening of applications or selection of candidates may be based on asset qualifications, operational requirements, or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may/will be used to evaluate the candidates.

Please note that any and all communication relating to this process, including screening question answers, your resume, and/or any other written correspondence, may be used to assess your proficiency in your first official language.

We thank all those who apply.


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

Valérie Johnson Human Resources Advisor
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