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Executive Talent Bank At IRCC - Building Canada's future today

Reference number: IMC21J-021218-000127
Selection process number: 2021-IMC-EA-37422
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Various locations
Do you want to work on complex challenges and develop comprehensive solutions that will have direct impact for everyone in Canada? Consider this exciting opportunity!
$112,300 to $132,100

For further information on the organization, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Closing date: 1 October 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: Please note that this poster has been modified and a sub-group has been removed due to the fact that we currently do not have sufficient data to demonstrate a gap for this group in our department. Please be assured that the intent was not to create discriminatory effects and that all information shared by candidates will remain confidential.

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.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) changes people's lives in Canada and around the world every day. The decisions we make today will reverberate in Canada for generations to come. (As Canada changes), we recognize that building the best policies and programs for our collective future means having an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds that reflects Canada's now and in the future. We also recognize our responsibility and are fully committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and finding and eliminating racism as well as systemic and structural barriers in our people management, policy and programs. In order to achieve this goal, we strongly encourage you to tell us if you belong to one or more of the following groups: (Indigenous, Black and other racialized minorities, Persons with a Disability and Women).

✋Are you a member of one or more of the following groups: Indigenous Peoples, Black and other Racialized People (also referred to Visible Minority in the Employment Equity Act which is under review), Persons with a disability or Women? Do you have strong leadership skills that would benefit the Public Service? Are you looking for increasing opportunities for advancement and to lead? If you answered “yes” to these questions, working at IRCC could be a great fit for you.✋

You only need to apply once to be considered for many opportunities. Don’t worry, once your application is in our inventory, even if your application is not selected for one job, it remains in the inventory and can be selected for other opportunities. As an applicant, you can go back and update your resume or respond to the pre-screening questions anytime until you have been assessed.

When proceeding with an inventory pull of candidates based on a specific staffing need, hiring managers may add other qualifications (either essential or asset) to the ones listed on this advertisement. Should your application be pulled from the inventory, you will then be asked to provide clear, detailed and concrete examples for each qualification selected by the hiring manager, if applicable.

►Already a substantive EX-01 employee (or equivalent) or qualified candidate
in an EX-01 pool? We also encourage you to apply!

NOTE: We understand that the phrasing, Black, Indigenous and/or Racialized People, is not a perfect definition, just as the terminology of "Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC)" doesn't show the individual attention that each group deserves. As we focus on the big picture of addressing racism, we are currently following the language used by the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat.
To read more: www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/anti-racism-engagement/anti-racism-strategy.html

Work environment


Come join a team of people who are dedicated to building a stronger, better and more inclusive Canada. Our work helps to reunite families and protect displaced and persecuted people, while attracting top talent from across the globe to contribute to our social and economic prosperity. Both concepts are important - maximizing the social and economic benefits of managed migration (while sometimes sounding banal) is one of our main objectives. Whether we are working on temporary entry, permanent residency, citizenship, passports, or the many internal services that enable our work, we are helping to shape the welcoming, diverse, inclusive and prosperous country we want to be.

What’s in it for you:
👍 Various locations across Canada
👍 Many active diversity, equity and inclusion groups (Black Employee Network (BEN), Anti-Racism Task Force, Pride@IRCC, Indigenous Peoples Circle, Racialized Employee Network, IRCC Champions, Persons with Disabilities, Network for Asian Federal Employees and more!)
👍 Career Development in the Department
👍 One of Canada’s Best Employers (Forbes 2021)

If you share our vision for a strong and inclusive Canada, come be a part of the IRCC Team!

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates* which may be used to staff similar positions at an identical or equivalent group and level with various security profiles, various tenures, using various staffing activities within IRCC.

By applying to this process, you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments interested in staffing similar positions.

IRCC has been working steadily to make changes in the way we work, including developing an action plan to implement measures set out in the Clerk's Call to Action, IRCC's Anti-Racism Value Statement and the 2020-21 Deputy Minister's Commitments. IRCC is committed to dedicating time and resources to focus on eight objectives to measurably and significantly advance its efforts on anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.

*To be qualified in a pool means that you have applied to a selection process, have been assessed in that process and have met the required merit criteria. When a candidate qualifies, they will receive an email informing them that they have been placed in a partially, essentially or fully assessed pool of candidates. This email must be provided as proof along with contact information of those responsible for the administration of the pool (HR contact).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

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


Acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency


1) Minimum of three (3) years of experience in managing human* and financial resources**.

2) Minimum of three (3) years of experience in briefing, providing strategic advice AND recommendations to senior management.

3) Minimum of three (3) years of experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with government, non-government and/or other stakeholders.


*Human resources management may include the planning, directing and coordinating activities related to the recruitment, performance and talent management and learning and development of employees. Applicants must indicate the number of employees they have supervised.
**Financial resources management may include managing a budget, resource management and forecasting, planning, budget allocation, tracking expenditures, reporting, etc. Applicants must indicate the size of the budget they managed and whether they were accountable for that budget.

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

Various language requirements
You must meet the language requirement in French and English before being appointed to the position (Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC). However, the department may give you a grace period to meet the language requirement (Bilingual Non-Imperative CBC/CBC).

Information on language requirements


Candidates will be evaluated against the key leadership competencies at the Director level.

1) Create Vision and Strategy
2) Mobilize People
3) Uphold Integrity and Respect
4) Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
5) Promote Innovation and Guide Change
6) Achieve Results

Learn more about the key leadership competencies: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/professional-development/key-leadership-competency-profile

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




1) Have a designation, e.g. CPA, CA, CMA or CGA.

2) Certified Federal Specialist in Procurement (CFSP).

3) Certified Federal Specialist in Materiel Management (CFSMM).

Degree equivalency


NOTE: Asset Experience is a “good to have” experience that may put you ahead of other candidates who do not possess this experience, depending on the position(s) being staffed.



1) Managing and delivering programs, policies and/or projects.

2) Managing in an operational environment in either a major urban centre, regional setting or internationally.

3) Managing high-profile, sensitive or contentious cases or managing litigation.

4) Managing in a security environment such as investigations related to non-compliance, fraud or national security.

5) Managing public health programs.

6) Reviewing and evaluating risks.

7) Managing concurrent audits in a complex organization.


8) Managing complex data and statistical reporting strategies.

9) Managing negotiations and/or consultations.

10) Managing a complete legislative and/or regulatory process.


11) Minimum of two (2) years experience in at least three (3) of the following areas:
o Financial planning and reporting
o Financial management advisory services
o Costing and/or cost management services
o Accounting operations
o Operating and maintaining financial systems
o Financial policies, compliance and internal control
o Financial business transformation
o Departmental project management
o Providing financial management advice for a Senior Leader Portfolio (such as Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer etc.)

12) Managing an organization's facilities and accommodation management functions, including requisite plans.

13) Managing procurement processes, programs or activities.


14) Managing grants and contributions.

15) Delivering a national call for proposals for grants and contributions programs.


16) Managing large-scale projects in information management (IM) and information technology (IT).


17) Managing Human Resources operations, programs or policies.

18) Managing enquiries and/or complaints about an organization’s programs and services.

19) Managing parliamentary affairs advice and/or support to senior officials.

20) Managing a variety of complex and large projects within a project delivery office or project management office (Project Complexity and Risk Management level 2 or higher : https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/information-technology-project-management/project-management/project-complexity-risk-assessment-tool.html).


21) Managing communications and/or media relations.

22) Managing quality assurance improvement program.


In support of achieving a diversified and inclusive workforce, all efforts will be made to hire candidates belonging to one or more of the following groups: Indigenous, Black and other Racialized, Persons with a Disability and Women.

Information on employment equity


Candidates must be willing and able to:
1) Travel
2) Work after hours and on weekends*

*Please note that executives are not entitled to overtime pay.

Conditions of employment

Secret or Top Secret security clearance.

Consent to being deployed*

*Effective April 1, 2020, all appointments and deployments (except acting appointments) to and within the Executive (EX) Group are subject to the Agreement to be Deployed provision, found in Part 1, A.II.14 in Appendix A of the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment for Executives. By accepting this offer, you accept this condition of employment and give your agreement to be deployed to another position in the EX Group within the core public administration. The Directive may be viewed at the following website: https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=32625

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

To avoid situations of conflict of interest and conflict of duties with the goal of upholding the values and ethics of the public sector and the public interest, applicants providing immigration consulting services (both registered and unregistered, paid and/or unpaid), would be required to recuse themselves from these duties for the duration of their employment, should they be appointed to a position within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Moreover, prospective appointees who are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) would be required to resign from Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Of note, a “leave of absence” from the Regulatory Council does not meet IRCC’s requirement in the matter.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the Public Service Commission at 1-800-645-5605.

Please note that this is a pilot inventory which will be open for one (1) year, with the possibility of being extended.

The first inventory pull will begin in mid-December 2021, with the screening phase. Other screening processes will be conducted periodically, as required. You will ONLY be contacted if you are being considered for a position.

Candidates must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to a position. Some positions within IRCC may have different asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs. Consequently, if a person is appointed to a position, he/she will only be required to meet the asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs associated with that specific position. Meeting these criteria is nonetheless desirable and may be a deciding factor for the staffing of some positions.

♦♦Assessment Details♦♦

At level substantive EX-01 employees (or equivalent) and qualified candidates in an EX-01 pool may be invited for a formal or informal assessment.

Reference checks will be conducted. Please be ready to provide the names, titles, and contact information of your referees (current supervisor, previous supervisor, colleague, and subordinate).

Interviews may be conducted using traditional interviews or innovative tools such as; Artificial Intelligence platforms, video or audio submissions.

A written exam may be administered.

A copy of your performance assessment of the last two (2) years may be required (if applicable).

Random Selection, Top-down approach or cut-off score at various points in the process may be used to determine the number of qualified candidates who will be considered further in the process.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials at the assessment stage of this process. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Please contact the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/. Failure to provide proof of education credentials in the form of a diploma or official transcript may result in your application not being considered further in the selection process.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Applicants should check their email account regularly as there may be new communication regarding this inventory or a timeline for responses. Candidates who apply on 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).

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice (English or French).

**Based on the hiring needs, additional essential qualifications, asset qualifications, organizational needs, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.


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

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