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Careers in Communications

Reference number: PCH22J-018721-000340
Selection process number: 22-PCH-EA-LHR-0711
Canadian Heritage
Various locations
IS-02, IS-03, IS-04
IS-02: $61,152 to $65,887 – IS-03: $71,599 to $77,368 – IS-04: $85,476 to $92,412

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Heritage

Closing date: 8 September 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

♦ Give yourself the best chance to succeed!
We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to make sure that you have the support you need to showcase your abilities.

If we contact you for a test or interview, let us know if you need accommodation measures. This information will be kept confidential. For more information, please consult the link above: Assessment Accommodation.

We also encourage you to self-declare by identifying which employment equity group(s) you belong to. To learn more about the self-declaring, visit our website above.

♦ What is an inventory?
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.

When job opportunities arise, subsequent extractions from this inventory will be based on operational needs. Notice to seek candidates’ interest will be sent via the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS), specifying the employment opportunity.


Pride, teamwork, respect, fun, problem-solving. This is what motivates our Communications teams every day! Do you want to:

✔ Work with people who are passionate about communication?
✔ Work in a positive environment where creativity and collaboration are valued?
✔ Join an organization where your professional development and career opportunities are supported?

If all of this appeals to you, apply now!

IS-02 | The Regional Junior Communications Officer is responsible, under direct supervision, for assisting in the development and preparation of communications products and/or services.
IS-03 | The Regional Communications Officer is responsible, under general supervision, for the development and implementation of communications products and services.
IS-04 | The Regional Communications Advisor is responsible for the development of communications plans, provision of advice, guidance and leadership in the development of products and services.

Work environment

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of our employees are currently working from home. Once we re-open our offices, various flexible work arrangements may be considered.

Intent of the process

This inventory is evergreen and will be used to staff immediate and future vacant positions within the department with various linguistic profiles, conditions of employment, work locations, security requirements and/or various tenures (permanent or temporary) as per the position being staffed.

If your application is not selected for one job, it remains in the inventory and can be selected again for the entire duration that the inventory remains open.

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)

- A degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

The term “degree” refers to baccalaureate, master’s or earned doctorate as established by educational authorities.

Degree equivalency

We will be asking you to answer some questions to demonstrate your qualifications for this opportunity. Spark our interest with complete answers that provide concrete examples of where, when, and how you gained the experience.

Your answers will be used as the primary source of information to determine whether you have what we are looking for. Your résumé will be used as a secondary source of information and must support the content of your answers.

Don’t be shy. Tell us why your experience and skill set align with what we are seeking and would make you a great candidate to join our team!

- Experience in writing and editing products or briefing materials.
- Experience in conducting research and providing recommendations.
- Experience in responding to requests for information from the general public or internal clients.

- Experience in researching, writing and editing at least 2 of the following communications-related product areas: news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, speeches, articles, social media content, intranet or web content, media lines, or marketing/promotional material.
- Experience in planning or staging public events.
- Experience in building and maintaining relationships with external partners/ or stakeholders.

IS-04 | EXPERIENCE – ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS – All experiences should be acquired in the last 5 years.
- Experience in writing communications products.
- Experience in coordinating communications activities (virtual or in-person).
- Experience in providing communications services to clients.
- Experience providing strategic advice and guidance to clients and management.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative positions in Atlantic Region, Quebec Region, Ontario Region, Prairies and Northern Region and Western Region.
For Western Region only: unilingual essential depending on the group and level

Information on language requirements

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

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

**Hiring managers may request additional qualifications or competencies depending on the position being staffed.**

**One or more asset qualifications could be deemed as a "must-have" or a "nice to have" to perform the job. This does not mean that you must possess all the assets; however, they may be a deciding factor when selecting candidates for further assessment.**

Only answer Yes or No. If you are considered for a position, you will be asked to provide further detailed information.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NON-ESSENTIAL); are defined as assets qualifications
- Experience using graphic design software and creating graphics for publications, web content, intranet or promotional products.
- Experience in writing communications plans.
- Experience in writing speeches for senior management.
- Experience in employee/internal communications such as developing or managing content for an employee intranet, developing or implementing internal communication strategies.
- Experience using platforms (Zoom, Teams, Skype, etc.) for virtual events.
- Experience in graphic design.
- Experience in media relations activities such as media monitoring or responding to requests for information from the media.
- Experience working with special event organizing committees, municipalities or provincial and territorial governments or other federal agencies/departments.
- Experience as a departmental *liaison.
*The liaison role include duties, such as but not limited to: negotiating with others on communication issues and manage expectations, developing and fostering relationships with a senior office, be the point of contact between a business office and a senior office, and understanding their parent business and how it impacts its clients.

**SELF-IDENTIFY** At Canadian Heritage, diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues.

Our workforce is diverse and inclusive and we are proud of it.

For some staffing opportunities, consideration may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, self-declare as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities or racialized communities.

We therefore encourage you to self-declare during the online application process, by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section, if applicable. This will help you connect with managers who are actively seeking candidates from one or more of these designated employment equity groups to join their teams.

NOTE: 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 treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians.

Willingness and ability to work overtime.
Willingness and ability to travel.
Willingness and ability to work remotely, when required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - AND Vaccination status attestation:
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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

- Volume Management strategies may be used.

- In this process, we are using the terms “Indigenous Peoples” and “Racialized communities” as they align with international usage and in this process replace the legislative terms “Aboriginal peoples” and “Visible minorities’’ that appear in the Employment Equity Act and the Employment Equity Regulations. The definitions have not changed.

**The masculine gender, when used in this document, includes the feminine and non-binary genders. No discrimination is intended, it is used solely to simplify the text.**


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

Jane Matta - Staffing Advisor
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