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Supervisory Veterinarian Inventory - AMENDMENT

Reference number: ICA22J-022647-000104
Selection process number: 22-ICA-WEST-OE-VAR-WOAED-064
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Various locations across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Specified Period
$95,616 to $115,164 (salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Closing date: 25 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada.

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.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

*Please be advised that CFIA has suspended it’s Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination. Accordingly, this poster has been amended to remove references to MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION in the Important messages and Conditions of employment sections.

The CFIA considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada and does not give preference to Canadian citizens.

We will only accept applications received through the GC Jobs website, therefore you must submit your application by clicking on “Apply online” in this advertisement. Persons who are unable to apply online must use the “Contact information” below, prior to the closing date, to request specialized accommodation.


CFIA Veterinarians play a key role in Canadian food safety, forming the first line of defence against the spread of many diseases. They help to maintain healthy practices in the food and livestock industries, including sound meat hygiene and terrestrial/aquatic animal health and within research and diagnostic laboratories. Their work includes educating the public and industry officials about the potential hazards of importing products of animal origin, or through inspection of animals and meat products. CFIA Veterinarians work in a broad range of environments, performing a wide variety of critical tasks.

Responsibilities may include working in slaughter establishments performing ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of animals, export inspections of animals, providing consultation services to inspection staff, stakeholders and other government organizations; training of inspection personnel and new veterinarians; and compiling and maintaining reports for management; ensuring compliance with regulations and ensuring humane transport of animals in accordance with international standards and regulations.

Work environment

We offer a bilingual, science-based environment, with excellent benefits, flexible hours, opportunities for advancement, an emphasis on learning and development, and a high level of employee satisfaction. Join a workforce that’s as diverse as the people it serves. You can find some more great reasons to join us on our website: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/cfia-jobs/top-10-reasons-to-join-us/eng/1299859095075/1299859142835

What the Agency has to offer:

• Work/Life Balance - structured or flex work hours – Part-time up to Full time hours
• Reimbursement of Veterinarian membership fees as applicable by province
• Opportunities to advance to higher level technical VM 3 positions or advancement in the management stream
• Competitive pension plan, disability insurance and life insurance
• Excellent health, dental and benefits plans
• Three weeks of vacation upon hiring and four weeks after the first year
• Three weeks of sick leave (cumulative) per year
• Continuing education and development opportunities
• Paid overtime

Intent of the process

We are creating an inventory of Supervisory Veterinarians and encourage you to apply now!

Your application in this inventory will be active for 180 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 20 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for opportunities. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.


Graduation from a recognized school of Veterinary Medicine, defined as:
• graduation from a veterinary school accredited or approved by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA); or
• graduation from another veterinary school and holding a Certificate of Qualification (Parts A, B & C) granted by the National Examining Board of the CVMA.

Applicants submitting education credentials from a non-Canadian institution are responsible for obtaining certification that these credentials are the equivalent of the Canadian education level required for the position.

Please refer to the link below for more information.

Degree equivalency


Eligibility for membership in a Canadian veterinary association, defined as:
• current members of a Canadian veterinary association with a license recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association; and
• non-members of Canadian veterinary associations holding a Certificate of Qualification granted by the National Examining Board (NEB) of the CVMA.


EE1: Experience in supervising staff or leading a team.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


EC1: Judgement
EC2: Effective Interpersonal Relationships
EC3: Leadership
EC4: Written Communication
EC5: Oral Communication

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


AEx1: Experience in the meat industry or in a large animal practice.
AEx2: Experience in the practice of veterinary medicine and/or in applying veterinary techniques or processes.
AEx3: Experience in regulatory veterinary medicine.
AEx4: Experience as a regulatory or non-regulatory veterinarian in terrestrial and/or aquatic animal health.


AC1: Teamwork
AC2: Adaptability
AC3: Strategic Outlook

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Applicants who have not lived in Canada for the past five (or ten, depending on security level) years may be required to submit a police certificate from each country in which they have lived for six months or more during this period, as well as other documentation required for the security screening process. Failure to submit this documentation if requested will eliminate the application from further consideration.


The following conditions of employment are required for an appointment:
• Adherence to the CFIA Code of Conduct.
• Adherence to the CFIA Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Policy.
• Compliance with the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector.
• Legal status to accept employment for the entire period of employment.

Any of the following conditions of employment may be required for an appointment:
• Willing and available to travel, as required
• Willing and available to work shifts
• Willing and available to work irregular hours (e.g., days, nights, weekends, statutory holidays)
• Willing and available to work overtime, as required
• To have and maintain a valid driver`s license
• To use in the prescribed circumstances and manner all prescribed safety materials, equipment, devices and clothing.
• Willing to work in various locations, including third-party premises

Other information

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency 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.

Personal information is obtained for the purpose of determining an individual’s competence and suitability for employment. If a staffing complaint questions this determination, please be advised that relevant personal information you will provide in the course of this staffing process may be disclosed to substantiate the staffing decision.

Please ensure that you read ALL points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process. Failure to read these notes and follow these instructions could result in your application missing required information which may result in your application being eliminated from this staffing process.

You are entitled to participate in the staffing process in the official language of your choice.

For this staffing process, the CFIA will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this staffing process. You must ensure that you check your email account including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. If you respond past the deadline you risk being removed from the staffing process.

Applicants who are screened in to this staffing process will be sent further information by email regarding what to expect during subsequent phases of this staffing process.

Depending on the number of applicants, CFIA's needs and CFIA HR plans, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores, random selection and/or assessment may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates. Should a volume management strategy be used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be provided to those candidates who are impacted.

During the application or assessment process both cheating and plagiarism are considered forms of misconduct and are not permitted. Any person found cheating, including those who help others to cheat, may be subject to removal from the staffing process.

A current copy of your resume may be used as another source to confirm the education and experience you will be asked to describe in the screening questions. It may also be reviewed by prospective hiring managers at the appointment stage.

For more information on how to apply to a CFIA staffing process, please visit: https://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/job-opportunities/how-to-apply/eng/1340676915348/1340679107182

You will be asked to provide proof of your education credentials later in the staffing process.

Various assessment tools may be used in this staffing process such as: standardized tests, reference checks, written tests, an interview, etc.

All written and verbal communication obtained throughout the staffing process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidate.

Please provide contact information for two work related references – one of which must be a current supervisor.

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

Contact information

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