GC Jobs

Policy Analyst or Program Policy Analyst

Reference number: MOT22J-023467-000085
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-24988
Transport Canada - Oceans Protection Plan
Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Ottawa (Ontario)
$88,618 to $101,999

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Closing date: 14 June 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

The Treasury Board Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination requires, as a condition of employment, that all employees of the core public service be fully vaccinated unless accommodated based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you are the successful candidate, we will require you, in accordance with this Policy, to fill out a vaccine attestation form before an offer of employment is extended.

When you apply you will be asked a series of questions based on the education and experience criteria, both essential and assets.

When answering the questions, please provide:
1. Name of the employer where the experience was acquired;
2. Title of the position occupied and the duration for which you exercised the functions;
3. Specific details of tasks, projects, or accomplishments demonstrating how the experience was acquired.

Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your qualifications. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience & education criteria, as applications will be screened based on the information you provide. Please note your resume will not be consulted for missing information.


Policy Analyst:
• Lead engagement and partnership/relationship development with indigenous groups and stakeholders.
• Lead the development of strategic documents, manage key issues, interpret programs and legislation.
• Engage with industry stakeholders and other government departments on a wide variety of issues.
• Undertake long-term policy development files.

Program Policy Analyst:
• Conduct research and analysis of current and proposed transportation programs and related policies to provide advice and options to departmental / interdepartmental senior advisors and managers.
• Administer more complex grant and contribution agreements, memoranda of understanding and public-private partnerships arrangements to ensure compliance with terms of agreements.
• Draft briefing and communications material.
• Participate in inter/intra-departmental committees, working groups or task forces with other TC groups, other federal departments and external stakeholders.
• Liaise with program managers regarding program design, planning and reporting.

Work environment

The Oceans Protection Plan at Transport Canada is looking for talented and motivated Program Policy Analysts to join our team, providing the opportunity to work in various areas such as: legislation and regulations; transfer payment programs; policy analysis; engagement and indigenous relations.

The Oceans Protection Plan launched in 2016 with a $1.5B program – the largest investment ever made to protect our coasts and waterways. Budget 2022 provides an additional $2.0 billion over 9 years to OPP. As we embark on the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan, we are looking for talented and motivated Policy Analyst and Program Policy Analyst to fill a variety of positions at the EC-05 level.
To learn more: https://budget.gc.ca/2022/report-rapport/chap3-en.html

Read about the Oceans Protection Plan here: https://tc.canada.ca/en/initiatives/oceans-protection-plan and/or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr8FTCdDu7c.

Who we are looking for:

Transport Canada is looking for individuals who want to make a true difference in the well-being of Canadians, and the protection and preservation of our coasts and waterways. Specifically, we are seeking individuals who are :
• Reliable individuals with solid writing, analytical, and people skills;
• Self-starters with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and fast-paced environments;
• People looking to make a difference in protecting our coasts and waterways.

What we offer:

The Oceans Protection Plan offers an opportunity to work with Indigenous and coastal communities, other government departments, and various levels of government. To meet that goal, we offer:
• Work on exciting and high profile initiatives;
• A dynamic and dedicated team with management that truly supports employees;
• Interesting and diverse analysis, policy development, regulatory development and writing opportunities at the highest levels;
• Collaboration with central agencies, federal departments and industry on cross-cutting policy issues;
• Work that has a real impact on Canada's environment, economy, and on advancing reconciliation with indigenous Peoples;
• Opportunities for hybrid or remote work.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and used to staff positions in Vancouver (BC), Victoria (BC) and Ottawa (ON) and could be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles and tenures in Transport Canada.

Virtual/telework arrangements may be considered.
The positions to staff report to offices in Ottawa, Vancouver and Victoria.
Please indicate to which location you would like to report in the Work locations section.

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 with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

Note: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency


• Experience in conducting research and analysis related to social or economic issues.
• Experience in providing advice and recommendations to senior management* based on evidence.
• Experience working with a wide variety of parties or partners in the public or private sectors.
• Experience in preparing strategic decision-making documents, such as reports, slide decks, Cabinet or other documents.

*Senior management is defined as Director-level or equivalent and above.

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

Various language requirements
• Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
• Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
• English Essential

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

Information on language requirements


• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Thinking things through
• Working effectively with others
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented


• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to analyze information and formulate options.
• Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities.

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

If you possess any of the following, your application must clearly explain how you meet it.

Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency


• Experience working on projects involving multiple stakeholders or partners.
• Experience with grants and contributions.
• Experience in planning and coordinating community, public or Indigenous consultations or engagement.
• Experience engaging or collaborating with Indigenous groups.
• Experience in undertaking quantitative analysis.
• Experience in working on regulatory or legislative initiatives.

Conditions of employment

Willing and able to work overtime with short notice.
Willing and able to travel for work.

• Security clearance: Various - Reliability or Secret
• All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status 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

Random selection, a top-down approach, or cut-off scores at various points in the process may be used to determine the number of qualified candidates who will be considered further in the process.

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Government of Canada jobs website. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.


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

Caitlin O'Neill, Human Resources Advisor
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