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Program Manager

Reference number: PCH23J-018721-000394
Selection process number: 23-PCH-EA-WES-5633
Canadian Heritage - Western Region
Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Whitehorse (Yukon)
$110,346 to $126,172

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Heritage

Closing date: 26 September 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

Diversity - Count yourself in!
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of our values. A diverse team help bring different perspectives and creative ideas that everyone can benefit from. We welcome applications from people with diverse skills, backgrounds and identities.


In order to comply with the Official Languages Act, the Program Manager – Official Languages, will communicate with and offer services to Francophone organizations in French. Francophone organizations represent 95% of the program’s client base; consequently, the Program Manager – Official Languages works in French (reading, writing and speaking) the majority of their workday.

As the Program Manager – Official Languages in Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon, you and your team will:
1. Support for the development and vitality of Francophone communities across Western Region (for example, by coordinating the delivery of funding programs).
2. Collaborate with other orders of government to discuss the services offered to the Francophone communities.
3. Liaise with other federal institutions to support interdepartmental coordination on official languages issues.

If this type of work sounds interesting to you and you are interested in collaborating with community leaders and government officials to support official language minority communities, then maybe the Program Manager – Official Languages job is for you!

Work environment

Canadian Heritage is a positive and creative work environment rooted in the values of mutual support and personal accountability in which employees value community and are encouraged by management to be innovative in their daily work.

Our employees play an important role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Through our programs, we support initiatives that allow Canadians to experience dynamic cultural expressions, celebrate our history and heritage, and build strong communities.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff the position of Program Manager – Official Languages within the Western Region, on an indeterminate basis.

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)

1. A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (see Note).

The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
-A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or
-An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

1. Experience in managing human and financial resources.
2. Experience in presenting recommendations on complex issues to senior level decision makers.
3. Experience in developing and maintaining results-based partnerships with stakeholders from the private, public or voluntary sectors.
4. Experience in delivering or receiving funding through a granting program.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

1. Knowledge of key social, demographic and economic issues and opportunities affecting Official Language minority communities in Alberta, British Columbia or Yukon.

1. Demonstrating integrity and respect
2. Showing initiative and being action-oriented
3. Thinking things through
4. Working effectively with others
5. Communication (oral and written)
6. Management of operations to achieve results
7. People management
8. Service excellence

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

1. Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
2. Experience in administering a governmental grants and contributions program.
3. Experience in leading community engagement initiatives.
4. Experience working with official languages minority community organizations.
5. Experience working with racialized communities.

In support of our equity, diversity and inclusion strategy, preference may be given to qualified candidates who indicate (by self-declaration) that they belong to the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities.

In this process, we are using the terms “Indigenous Peoples’’ and “Racialized Communities” as they align with international usage and in this process replace the legislative terms “Aboriginal peoples” and “Visible Minorities’’ that appear in the Employment Equity Act and the Employment Equity Regulations. The definitions have not changed.

Willingness and ability to work overtime when required and on short notice.
Willingness and abilty to travel occasionally.

Conditions of employment

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


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

Jane Matta, Staffing Advisor
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