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Pattern and timing of ice margin retreat, Coastal Labrador - Research Affiliate Program

Reference number: RSN23J-084208-000025
Selection process number: 2023-RSN-EA-LMS-570252


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

This RAP selection process is being cancelled due to project technical logistical difficulties.

Natural Resources Canada - Geological Survey of Canada - Lands and Minerals Sector
Ottawa (Ontario)
Spring 2023 (May) to Spring 2025 (April); It is expected that the student will work approximately 10 to 15 hours per week for a two year period (six semesters).
$22.71 to $28.57 per hour (salary will be determined by the student’s academic level)

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Geological Survey of Canada

Closing date: 20 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Students enrolled or able to enroll in a MSc program at a Canadian University (proof will be required before the start date) with specialization in Geology, or other relevant specialization.

To be considered for RAP opportunities, students must be:
1. Recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which they are presently enrolled OR be a part-time student who is recognized by their academic institution as a having a disability;
2. The minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located; and
3. Enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of their curriculum.

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


We are looking for a student interested in applying for an M.Sc. position to investigate the deglacial history of a vastly under researched area with significant implications on the configuration of the eastern Laurentide Ice Sheet (LIS). The study area location is in coastal Labrador, with remote field sites accessible only by helicopter. This project will utilize a multiproxy approach combining multiple methods to constrain the timing of deglaciation for the region. This project will involve mapping the region’s surficial sediments and geomorphology and using established methods to constrain the timing and levels of glaciomarine inundation to ultimately reconstruct the deglacial history and how that relates to the regional deglaciation of the LIS.

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. Canada's governments depend on geoscience to inform policy, manage the country's landmass and develop its natural resources responsibly. The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is the national organization for geoscientific information and research. Since 1842 the Geological Survey of Canada has produced cutting-edge, authoritative geoscience to support mineral exploration, climate change research, marine and coastal resilience, and natural hazards mapping. Our work supports decision-making in the mining and energy sectors, as well as national sovereignty, hazards risk management and more. The GSC is proud to create a workplace that supports an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and diverse workforce at the ready to tackle current and future science challenges. The GSC provides a stimulating work environment with a passionate team and promotes work-life balance.

Intent of the process

The intention is to staff one student position for the completion of a Master of Science degree at a Canadian University.

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)

• Currently enrolled or willing to enroll at a Canadian University in a Master of Science program with specialization relevant to the duties of the position.
• Graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Earth Sciences, Geosciences, or other relevant specialization from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

In the context of student recruitment in the federal public service, experience can be acquired through studies, work experience or volunteer activities.
• Experience working in the outdoors
• Experience participating in a field course or equivalent

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of fundamental geological principles
• Knowledge of excel and databases

• Ability to work in a diverse team
• Ability to work in a safe and responsible manner
• Ability to write basic scientific reports

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

The Department of Natural Resources Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with a disability, and members of visible minority groups.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Status security clearance - This factor is not used at the screening stage. The hiring department is responsible for the security clearance process.
• Willingness to work outdoors, in remote regions, and under occasional adverse conditions (inclement weather, insects, etc.).
• The duration of the project will take place over two years between 2023 and 2025.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the purpose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit:

Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

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 that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

An interview may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. Transcripts and a list of courses may be required.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Marie-Claude Richard - HR Specialist Advisor Crissy Hallock - HR Advisor
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