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Internal Auditor (RE-05), Internal Audit

Reference number: SIF22J-038896-000003
Selection process number: 21/22-SIF-EA-7668
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
$92,600 to $119,300

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Closing date: 27 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 details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service:

· https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/news/2021/10/backgrounder-covid-19-vaccine-requirement-for-the-federal-workforce.html

As per OSFI’s Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination, employees 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 and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment, then a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


This position is located in Ottawa, however, the successful candidate may work from the Ottawa office or the Toronto office.

As a result of the global pandemic, OSFI employees are currently working from home. Should the current telework environment no longer apply, and contingent on the operating model adopted by OSFI, you may be required to report into and work onsite from one of the following offices: Ottawa or Toronto. As our telework arrangements are evolving, we encourage you to apply.


Achieving a representative and diverse workforce has been identified as an organizational need for OSFI and may be applied at any time during this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered. As such, first consideration for an appointment may be given to candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the four designated employment equity groups (Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women).

In order to self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. We encourage you to consult theses links to learn more about employment equity and self-declaration:

• https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/employment-equity.html
• https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/applying-government-canada-jobs-how-to-apply.html#EE


Internal Auditors provide risk-based, independent and objective assurance, advice and insight to OSFI by leading or participating in audit activities designed to ensure effective and efficient processes are applied to all business activities, in accordance with Internal Audit (IA)’s policy, methodology and professional standards.

Work environment

Who We Are
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is an independent agency of the Government of Canada, established in 1987 to contribute to the safety and soundness of the Canadian financial system. OSFI supervises and regulates federally registered banks and insurers, trust and loan companies, as well as private pension plans subject to federal oversight.

What OSFI Offers
OSFI is a separate agency that offers a competitive salary and eligibility for performance pay annually. People are the foundation of our organisation. You will become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone has varied experience and fosters an environment where communication and teamwork amplify our effectiveness. Working at OSFI offers the following:

The work you do at OSFI matters. Your efforts contribute to the safety and soundness of the Canadian Financial Sector. A strong financial sector promotes competition, and benefits all Canadians.

Learning & Development:
Our organisation understands that ongoing learning and development is critical and necessary, and must evolve with developments in the Financial Sector. Learning and Development is a component of our Human Capital Strategy.

Community & Culture:
We strive to create a working environment that allows employees to work to their fullest potential. We strive to promote employee wellbeing, including a focus on balancing work and personal needs. Where available, we offer opportunities for flexible working arrangements.

As a Federal Government Agency, OSFI offers a number of competitive benefits to its employees, including a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, maternity and parental leave benefits, vacation (4 weeks), personal and family leave days.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates may be created to staff similar or identical positions with various linguistic profiles and requirements, security profiles and/or various tenures within the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, which may vary according to the position being staffed.

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 university degree with specialization in accounting, business, commerce, economics, or other relevant field OR an acceptable combination of relevant professional industry experience and education.

Degree equivalency

• Recent and significant experience participating in components of the audit life cycle for multiple audit engagements.
• Recent and significant experience participating in developing findings, analyses, observations, recommendations and input to audit reports.
• Recent experience providing input to the development of the annual Audit Plan.
• Recent experience in participating in the continuous improvement of audit methodology and/or supporting tools for all aspects of the audit/consultation process.

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

In addition to the Essential Qualifications identified above, please provide details if you possess one or more of the following Asset Education and Asset Experience criteria identified below.

• A post-graduate degree.
• A Chartered Professional Accountant or certification recognized by the CPA Canada and/ or IIA Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation and/or the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.
• Achievement of, or working towards, a relevant professional audit certification/designation or equivalent.

Degree equivalency

You may be required to meet a combination of any of these asset experience criteria:
• Experience in working with TeamMate audit software.
• Experience in performing data analytics, and using data analytics software such as Galvanize (ACL), Idea, and/or Power BI.
• Experience in acting as a project lead in an audit or advisory engagement.
• Experience in working as part of an audit team with Audit Manager and other auditors.
• Experience in leading interviews with senior management.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of trends and developments in the IA methodology, professional standards and practices and their application.
• Knowledge of the standards and principles of the Institute of Internal Auditors, methods and practices of internal auditing.

• Critical Thinking
• Impact and Influence
• Results Orientation
• Professional Judgement
• Collaboration

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

• Knowledge of OSFI’s mandate and supervisory framework.

• Innovation
• Building Business Relationships
• Excellent Oral Communication Skills
• Excellent Written Communication Skills

OSFI is committed to having a skilled and diverse workforce representative of the Canadian population. In order to meet our employment equity objectives, selection for this position may be made from among qualified candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women. OSFI is committed to diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to one of these designated employment equity groups.

Conditions of employment

Security – Reliability

Occasional domestic travel will be required.

In our current telework environment, the ability to work remotely from home within Canada with access to Internet in one’s residence is a condition of employment.

All employees of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another 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

OSFI is a separate agency with its own classification and compensation system. OSFI's staffing is subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA).

Internal employees of OSFI at the same group and level may be considered and offered a deployment or assignment before considering other applicants.

An assignment/secondment or an acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required. As a result you must update your personal information on your Public Service Resourcing System profile if it changes.

Note that you should be ready to provide proof of your education credentials if requested as part of the staffing process.


Applicants must clearly demonstrate using sufficient details, how they meet the education and experience factors listed under the essential qualifications, as well as any of the asset qualifications that are applicable, including timelines of when this experience was gained (please indicate month and year). Lack of DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board may have insufficient information to determine whether you meet the qualifications.

SCREENING QUESTIONS (if applicable):

It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline that they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Your resume will be used to validate the answers provided; therefore, it should also contain sufficient details regarding your education and experience.


Your application may be used to assess written communication.

Assessments may be conducted virtually through email, telephone and/or videoconference. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that their computer and mobile equipment is in working condition before starting an assessment.

REFERENCE CHECKS/PERFORMANCE REVIEWS: As part of the assessment, reference checks may be sought and candidates may be required to submit their performance reviews. For internal candidates of the Public Service, the Assessment Committee reserves the right to contact the internal candidates’ current manager(s).

The following options may be used at any stage of the selection process in the determination of those to be given further consideration: random selection, top down selection, or meeting any asset qualifications.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button 'Apply online' below. Persons without Internet access may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. Applicants with disabilities: If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us by sending an e-mail to the following address Toronto.HR@osfi-bsif.gc.ca.


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

Human Resources


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