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Reference number: CSD22J-018243-001933
Selection process number: 2021-CSD-EA-NHQ-0187974
Employment and Social Development Canada
Gatineau (Québec)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$74,122 to $85,778

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 28 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment. Accommodation requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and will be limited to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a certified medical contraindication, religion or any other prohibited ground of discrimination as defined in the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA).

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society. All candidates who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Individuals who identify with the LGBTQ2+ community and have any questions concerning their potential candidacy in this selection process are encouraged to send an email to the following mailbox: NA-ReseauNetwork_FIERTE-PRIDE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca. This mailbox is confidentially managed by a person of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Presently, the official location (designated workplace*) of the positons to be staffed is Place du Portage – Phase IV in the National Capital Region (NCR). However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Income Security and Social Development employees are required to work from home. When an eventual return to the workplace will be possible, there may be, at the manager’s discretion or based on operational requirements, a continued option or requirement to work from a different ESDC/Service Canada Office location or from an employee’s residence located in Canada. Therefore, individuals who believe they meet the listed essential qualifications of the position, regardless of where they live or work, are encouraged to apply.

* Designated workplace: location of work or business address where the employee would work if a telework, hoteling or remote working arrangement was not in place.

AT-LEVEL CANDIDATES: Indeterminate employees at the same or equivalent group and level may be considered for deployment. Candidates interested in a potential deployment are not required to participate in the advertised process and may contact us directly at the email address listed under "Contacts" prior to the closing date.

Work environment

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) offers a broad range of programs and services for Canadians, there is an opportunity for you here! Every single Canadian, at some point in their lives, will come into contact with ESDC! Working here gives you the chance to help strengthen Canada’s economy, society and communities.

Income Security and Social Development Branch

At the Income Security and Social Development Branch, we are people working for the people. We develop social policies and design programs to ensure that children, families, seniors, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and families, and others who face social and economic challenges have the support, knowledge and information they need to maintain their well-being and can fully participate in Canadian society.

Integrity Service Branch

The Integrity Service Branch (ISB) of Service Canada is responsible for combatting fraud, maintaining and enhancing the overall integrity of some of the largest benefit programs and services in the Federal Government. We safeguard ESDC’s ability to deliver critical services to Canadians in the event of an incident or emergency, and at its core, ISB works to ensure that the right people have the right access to the right benefits at the right time.

Program Operations Branch

Together with the Service Canada regional program delivery network, we lead the administration and delivery of most of ESDC's grants and contributions programs as well as the Temporary Foreign Worker and Work Sharing programs.

Skills and Employment Branch

The Skills and Employment Branch's mandate is to promote skills development, enhancing labour market participation, and supporting an inclusive, resilient and effective labour market. We are responsible for different labour market programs, including those targeted to sectors, apprenticeships, skilled newcomers, youth, Indigenous people, labour market transfers, temporary foreign workers, etc. The Branch aims to help Canadians access the skills and supports they need to fully participate in the labour market and contribute to growth and innovation.

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Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to establish a pool of partially qualified candidates that can be used to fill several positions within the Branches mentioned above. A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established through this process to fill the same or similar positions in Employment and Social Development Canada and in the Homelessness Policy Directorate of Infrastructure Canada with various tenures, language requirements, security requirements (Reliability or Secret).

Positions to be filled: 25

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization* in Economics, Sociology or Statistics

Note: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency


Experience in researching, extracting, analyzing and synthesizing information from various sources to produce or contribute to documents such as research papers, presentations, reports, briefing notes or data visualization products for management*

*Management refers to positions at the manager level or equivalent or above.

STREAM 1 (Policy):
Experience providing advice to management* on policy, program, legislative or regulatory issues

STREAM 2 (Data):
Experience conducting quantitative data gathering and analysis, and synthesizing findings for management*

STREAM 3 (Intelligence):
Experience in law enforcement, intelligence or compliance

*Management refers to positions at the manager level or equivalent or above.


Ability to communicate effectively in writing



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

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
English or French Essential
Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements


Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with stakeholders (clients, representatives of other organizations, vendors, partners, non-profit organizations, etc.)

Ability to communicate effectively orally

Ability to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines




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



STREAM 3 (Intelligence)

A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a major or a minor in fields such as, but not limited to criminology, finances, accounting and legal studies (related to law enforcement)

Degree equivalency



Experience working with grants and contributions

Experience relevant to developing, interpreting, applying and analyzing legislation or regulations

Experience developing stakeholder* engagement strategies

Experience working on gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)

* By stakeholder, we mean clients, representatives of other organizations, vendors, partners, non-profit organizations, etc.

STREAM 2 (Data):

Experience using at least one of the following: Python, SAS, SPSS or R

Conditions of employment

Security: Reliability or Secret clearance

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status or have a supported accommodation measure based on a medical contraindication, religion, or any other prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

Employment and Social Development Canada is committed to Employment Equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as belonging to one or more of the following EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one or more of the designated groups by completing the EE section in your application.

The term “Indigenous peoples” aligns with international usage and, in this job advertisement, replaces the legislative term “Aboriginal peoples” that appears in the Employment Equity Act and the Employment Equity Regulations. Prior to appointment, Indigenous peoples who self-declare will have to complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF) (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/appointment-framework/employment-equity-diversity/affirmation-aboriginal-affiliation.html).

Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

You must demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria by answering the online screening questions as part of the initial screening. It is NOT sufficient to state that you have these qualifications or to list your current or past duties. Instead, you must provide examples that demonstrate WHERE, WHEN and HOW you acquired these qualities. Your resume should reflect the information you provided about your education and experience in the selection questions. If you indicate in your response "please refer to my resume" your application will be rejected. If you do not provide the above information in the required format, you may not be considered.
In order for your application to be successful, you must meet all the essential requirements of at least one stream.

The following qualifications will be assessed in an interview:
- Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with stakeholders (e.g. clients, representatives from other organizations, vendors, partners, non-profit organization, etc.)
- Ability to communicate effectively orally
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines
- Reliability
- Judgment

Initiative will be evaluated through an essay question.

Note: Your ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed through the screening questions, including the essay question. You need to complete the questionnaire and essay questions to continue in the process. Failure to do so will result in the elimination of your application for this process.

Volume management strategies could be applied at any stage of the process to identify applicants for further consideration, such as asset qualifications, top-down and/or random selection.

Applicants will be required to provide proof of education during the appointment phase. Original diplomas or certified transcripts may be required and must be provided, if applicable. If you have studied outside of Canada, certificates and/or diplomas obtained outside of Canada must be assessed against Canadian educational standards. Visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website at: https://www.cicdi.ca.

All communication regarding this process will be done by email. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address and to update their personal information when it changes.

In line with the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, your application must be written on your own and by submitting it, you attest to its originality, and that you have not received any help.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.


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.

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