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IM/IT Opportunities!

Reference number: BSF22J-015136-004855
Selection process number: 2022-EA-ISTB-IT-01_IT-02_IT-03_IT-04_IT-05-850


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.

Please note that this poster was canceled due to an administrative error.

Please submit your candidacy for the new poster: 2022-EA-ISTB-IT-01_IT-02_IT-03_IT-04_IT-05-876.

Canada Border Services Agency - Information, Science and Technology Branch
Various locations
IT-01, IT-02, IT-03, IT-04, IT-05
Acting, Assignment, Secondment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Determinate
$60,696 to $150,842

For further information on the organization, please visit Canada Border Services Agency

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

Closing date: 31 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: Please note that the requirement to provide a cover letter as part of your application has been removed from the "Intent of Process" section of the advertisement. You are not required to provide a cover letter in order to apply to this inventory.

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.

We will periodically be extracting candidate information from the system. We will then be in touch with selected candidates to provide additional information and learn more about your experience and competencies. This means you may be contacted about multiple opportunities. The first extraction will take place on August 22, 2022 and then possibly every two to three weeks afterward.

Work environment

The Information, Science and Technology Branch (ISTB) of the CBSA supports the management of Canada's border through the strategic development, application and oversight of information management, technology systems and the delivery of science services.

ISTB’s strength lies in its people. We attract, develop, promote and retain the best people, offering them a safe work place with equal opportunity to succeed in a dynamic and positive atmosphere.
Use the information below to help you determine which types of work environments and directorates are of interest to you as it will help you to answer the questions that will follow. The ISTB is structured as follows:

Strategic Management and Support Services
Responsible for the strategic, analytical and advisory capacity of the Branch’s corporate functions in relation to IT finance and vendor management, people management, and IT asset management. Establishes the Branch’s enterprise IT vision, manages information technology planning and budgeting processes, and is responsible for reporting to central agencies regarding CBSA IT expenditures.

Enterprise Collaboration and Digital Services
Provides the holistic management of the Enterprise Information program, Enterprise Products and Capabilities, Customer Digital Service experience, Internal and External users system support and Cybersecurity (aka IT Security) for the Agency.

Science and Engineering
Ensures that the Agency leverages science and technology and provides sound advice to support business decisions.

Projects and Service Management
Supports’ the Agency’s mandate to provide integrated border services through the provision of overarching project and service management of all IT and IT enabled projects, initiatives and services across all business lines.

Border Technologies Innovation
Accelerates evaluation and deployment of new technologies, increases organizational agility and advances CBSA’s Transformation and Renewal Agenda.

IT Solutions and Operations
Provides IT systems and services to enable the business of the Agency to be transacted through client-focused, high availability and performing IT solutions.

Intent of the process

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 have expressed interest in a particular directorate and level will be contacted and provided with information related to the position(s) being staffed and will then be able to provide specific information requested at that time.

The ISTB of the CBSA is trying this new approach to create a repository of fully or partially qualified candidates who would be interested in joining our dynamic community. You may be able to start and finish your application in under one hour!

You do not have to provide narrative answers to screening questions at this time. Take the time to read what each of the divisions in our organization does (under work environment) and then answer all the questions that you are prompted to answer with a yes or no response only. These questions will ask you to tell us directorates you are interested in and what levels of positions are of interest to you.

As positions are identified, we will extract applications based on candidate responses to the questions as indicated above. If selected, you will be contacted with the specific experience requirements of the position being staffed. This will enable you to tailor your response to the specific requirement and answer a few questions related to some of the competencies. Those that respond with acceptable information and that meet certain requirements may be contacted to advance directly to an interview.

What makes this process different from other job advertisements? If your application is not selected for one job, your application remains in the inventory and could be selected again for other job opportunities that come up while the inventory remains open. As an applicant, you will be contacted with additional opportunities and be given the chance to customize your information for the positions of interest to you.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent may be considered for deployment.

In order to meet our organizational needs, a preference may be given to members of Employment Equity groups: Persons with a disability, indigenous persons, members of visible minorities or women.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation from a two-year program of study from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
1.Indeterminate incumbents in the IT group on December 9, 2021 who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.
2.Indeterminate incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.
3.At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.

Degree equivalency

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

Various language requirements
- English Essential
- Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
- Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
- English or French Essential

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

•Collaborate with partners and stakeholders (all levels)
•Achieve results (all levels)
•Uphold integrity and respect (all levels)
•Communication skills (written and orally) (all levels)
•Critical thinking and analysis (levels 3 to 5)
•Leadership and planning (levels 3 to 5)
•Promote innovation and guide change (levels 4 to 5)

Conditions of employment

A valid Reliability security clearance; or
A valid Secret security clearance: or
Other depending on the position being staffed.

Other conditions of employment may be used as needs arise.

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

You may be referred for several positions.

A variety of assessment tools may be used to identify the right-fit candidate.

Persons are entitled to participate in the official language(s) of their choice.

In the context of this inventory, it has been determined that communicating by email is the most efficient way to contact you. Therefore, candidates should include 2 valid email addresses that accept emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required. If you do not wish to receive your correspondence by e-mail, it is also your responsibility to inform us.

Indeterminate employees of the public service may be considered for deployment based on the group and level of their substantive position.

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

Brigitte Caron - Human Resources Advisor
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