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Advanced Policy Analyst Program - Indigenous (APAP-I)

Reference number: DIS21J-023882-000002
Selection process number: 21-DIS-NCR-EA-408963
Indigenous Services Canada on behalf of multiple Departments
Ottawa (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec)
EC-03 - Leading to EC-05
$68,666 to $77,696 (leading to $88,618 to $101,999)

Closing date: 22 February 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

Important messages

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Assessment accommodation

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Work environment

The Advanced Policy Analyst Program - Indigenous (APAP-I) is seeking five highly motivated Indigenous individuals who have an interest in Canadian public policy and governance, and who possess sound judgment, analytical skills, leadership potential, and the ability to work in a team. Successful applicants will be matched with a sponsoring department that will represent the participant’s home organization for the duration of the program. The Program offers four challenging six-month assignments in the three central agencies (Privy Council Office, Finance Canada, and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) and a sectoral department (typically the participant’s sponsoring department) in the National Capital Region.

Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and contribute to a variety of social, economic, and international policy issues. The combination of hands-on work experience and training provides participants with a unique introduction to a challenging and rewarding career, and a chance to serve Canada and Canadians. Upon completion of these program assignments and with a fully satisfactory performance rating, participants are eligible for graduation at the EC-05 level and will be placed in their sponsoring organization.

For more information about the program: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581515238646/1581515684059

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates WILL be created and WILL be used to make indeterminate (permanent) appointments with various language requirements at the EC-03 group and level within the Advanced Policy Analyst Program - Indigenous (APAP-I) in the National Capital Region.

Positions to be filled: 5

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


A master degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economy, sociology or statistic **.

*The master degree must be completed by June 30, 2022. Applicants that have graduated in 2020 or 2021 will also be considered. Applicants must have maintained an average of at least 75% or B+.

** In order to meet the acceptable specialization applicants must meet all three (3) following requirements:

1) at least one half-year course in Micro-economics AND at least one half-year course in Macroeconomics (or an equivalent full-year course with both Micro- and Macro-economics);

2) at least two additional half-year OR one full-year course in economics***;

3) at least one additional half-year course in statistics or quantitative analysis or research methods.

***Acceptable courses must be at the graduate or undergraduate level in economics and include (but are not restricted to): Canadian Economy/Provincial Economics, International Economics, Social Economics, Managerial Economics, Development Economics, Economic Analysis, Econometrics, and Public Economics.

Degree equivalency


Experience which demonstrates leadership through volunteer work, extra curricular activities or employment (including student employment) which involves a continuing commitment or effort or significant achievement performed outside the applicant studies.

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

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

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of public policy issues facing Canada.


Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Work under pressure.


Effective interpersonal relationships
Motivation to learn and to move forward

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

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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

If you require accommodation when applying, please contact us at the email address below. For accommodation requests at the time of the assessment, you can contact the person who will contact you for the various stages of the hiring process. You may be asked to provide relevant information to determine the appropriate accommodation measures. For more information on assessment accommodation, visit our website at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

The Government of Canada agrees to provide you with relocation assistance, up to a maximum of
$5,000, in accordance with the Initial Appointees Relocation Program available at the following address: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/tbm_113/iairp-prinefp-eng.asp.

This Program is annexed to the National Joint Council Relocation Directive. Upon the signing of an offer and before making arrangements or incurring any expenses relative to your relocation, you will be connected with a Departmental Relocation Advisor, who will provide you with information regarding the relocation services supplier.

Relocation assistance is provided on the condition that you remain an employee of the federal government for a period of two (2) years. Should you terminate employment and thereby fail to complete a continuous two-year period, you will be required to repay a portion of the relocation assistance proportional to the period by which your service falls short. Please note that if you do not contact the person mentioned above within 20 working days following the effective date of this offer, we will presume that you do not intend to relocate. You will lose the right to receive allowances in accordance with the National Joint Council Relocation Directive.

To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply online" below.

You may save your application as a draft and return to it at a later date. Your application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered. Partially completed applications, or those in draft cannot be considered. You can make modifications to your submitted application at any time, but once your application has been selected for screening, you will no longer be able to make modifications and your submission will be considered final.

Candidates must meet all the essential criteria in order to be appointed.

At the time of assessment, proof of Canadian Citizenship and proof of education will be required. A security check may also be administered during assessment.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be contacting candidates via email including invitations for evaluations. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is your responsibility to check both your jobs.gc.ca account and email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Make sure to also check your junk mail folder. It is entirely your responsibility to inform us of any changes to your contact information.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Bilingual Positions
To be considered for a Bilingual Imperative position, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required).

If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the PSC, you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/corporate/about-us/contact-us.html#sle

For more information on SLE, visit the following web-site: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-language-testing-public-service.html

Self Declaration
If you have an interest in this process, you may voluntarily self-declare on your application so that you can benefit from employment opportunities intended for Indigenous* candidates.
How to complete a self-declaration ↓
1- Click Apply Online;
2- Complete the Employment Equity section;
3- Click on I want to complete the Self-Declaration Form for Employment Equity Groups;
4- Fill out the form.
* An Indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include status, treaty or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered 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

Corrinne Smith - Senior Program Manager Catherine Ouellette - Human Resource Advisor
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