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Indigenous Recruitment - Build your career with us!

Reference number: DIS22J-023085-000281
Selection process number: 22-DIS-ATL-EA-AUTOCH
Indigenous Services Canada - Atlantic Regional Office
Amherst and Halifax (Nova Scotia)
ISC Regional Offices located in Amherst and Halifax are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the L’nu.
Salary will be determined according to the group and level.

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 15 November 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: You must meet BOTH of the following criteria:

Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad
Members of the following Employment Equity group: Indigenous.

Update: The posting period has been modified to end on September 30, 2023.

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.


► Would you like to be a part of an organization that works collaboratively with Indigenous leaders and communities to help achieve their aspirations, which in turn will make Canada better?
► Are you a First Nations, Métis or Inuit individual?

📢 Apply to this inventory and be an asset for the organization!

At Indigenous Services Canada, we work in collaboration with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous people so that they can independently provide services and address the different socio-economic conditions in their communities.

Work environment

With the well-being of our employees at heart, we offer an open and respectful work environment that promotes work-life balance. Depending on the needs of the position to be filled, flexible work arrangements such as telework or hybrid work modes are possible.

📢 Do you live far from the regional office?

While telework or hybrid work modes are possible for some positions, the Initial Appointees Relocation Program may allow you (under certain conditions) to move closer to your position's location and receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for moving expenses.

Indigenous cultures are at the heart of the department's mandate and our intent is to transform our organizational culture by becoming a more inclusive environment by prioritizing Indigenous hiring. We want to build an environment where you will be part of a resilient team committed to enhancing Indigenous perspectives within ISC - Atlantic region.

Your work will focus on working collaboratively with Indigenous leadership as well as celebrating Indigenous cultures to achieve community aspirations with a focus on better outcomes.

Our team supports professional development for Indigenous employees through mentoring, training and career advancement opportunities. The Indigenous Career Navigators Program, among others, is designed to provide advice and guidance to Indigenous employees.

The regional office is located in Amherst, NS, a central town within the Maritime provinces located 40 minutes from Moncton, NB. It stands out for the variety of family businesses, historic buildings and charming architecture. Amherst is known for its festivals and activities. The Atlantic Regional Office provide services to the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This means support for 34 First Nations and 5 Inuit communities.

Intent of the process

This process aims to create an inventory of Indigenous persons for opportunities of varying lengths in different job categories.

To submit your application, you simply need to upload your resume to the system and answer the yes/no screening questions. Then, we will contact you to determine your job profile, interests and career aspirations. As positions become available within the organization, applicants may be contacted by hiring managers for an assessment, specific to the opportunity.

📢 You have one or more of the following traits? We are looking for candidates like you!

◊ Driven: you identify opportunities, issues, and gaps; you proactively act and follow through on work activities to capitalize on or resolve issues.

◊ Eager to learn: you are curious and find ways to learn more about the topics and tasks at hand.

◊ Analytical: you ask questions and think about underlying assumptions; you create, gather and summarize data in all its forms; you have keen observational skills and take a critical approach to understanding and solving problems.

◊ Collaborative: you share information and include relevant parties; you establish relationships that are built on mutual trust and respect; you seek consensus in a constructive fashion; you value and seek diverse perspectives; and, you aim to co-create solutions and give credit to those involved in the process

◊ Storyteller (Oral and Written Communication): you breathe life into information in a manner adapted to the audience to inform the public or support the decision-making process; you have strong oral and written communication skills.

◊ Respectful of Diversity: you value differences; you seek different perspectives; you build on the strengths of others and find commonalities to achieve shared goals; you understand the importance of truth and reconciliation.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

Security clearance may be either Reliability or Secret level depending on the position being staffed.
Other conditions of employment may apply depending on the position to be staffed.

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 have an interest in this inventory and are a member of the Employment Equity Group: Indigenous*? Fill out your self-declaration:

1- Click on Apply online
2- Complete the Employment Equity section
3- Click: 3- I would like to complete the Self-Declaration Form for EE Group Members
4- Fill out the form.

► Indigenous affiliation will be verified upon hiring.
► Having trouble filling out the form? Contact us via the address below.

* We define "Indigenous" as any person who is a member of the North American Indian or First Nations group, or who is Métis or Inuit. The terms North American Indians and First Nations refer to Status, Non-Status and Treaty Indians.


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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