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Join the Benefits Delivery Modernization (BDM) Programme! EC (Economics & Social Sciences) Inventory

Reference number: CSD22J-016249-001830
Selection process number: 2022-CSD-EA-NHQ-0030733
Employment and Social Development Canada - Transformation Management Branch (TMB)
Various locations
EC-01, EC-02, EC-03, EC-04, EC-05, EC-06, EC-07
Acting, Assignment, Secondment, Deployment, Specified Period, Indeterminate, Casual
$55,567 to $129,869 (Various Salaries depending on group and level)

Closing date: 30 April 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: Closing date extended to April 30, 2023.

Important messages

For candidates that have already applied on process 2021-CSD-EA-NHQ-0160259, you need not re-apply.

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.

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 whose interests and experience align with a hiring manager’s needs may be contacted for further assessment. It is your responsibility to keep your application up to date at all times.

If you are unable to apply on jobs.gc.ca due to the need for accommodation please contact EDSC.MVP.RESSOURCES-BDM.RESOURCING.ESDC@servicecanada.gc.ca.

At Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), we encourage and value the inclusion of all people including members of the LGBTQ2+ community, persons with disability and visible minorities. We therefore encourage you to apply for this opportunity should you believe you are qualified. Knowing that diversity is a key element to success, we promote a culture of inclusion in which the diversity of individuals and of ideas are encouraged within a work environment in which employees have the possibility to be authentic and where various approaches are sought and valued.

When you apply, you will be asked a series of questions in order to determine your experience. Your response to each question will only be a yes or no. Should you be considered for a position, an assessment of the qualifications will be completed at that time.

Please ensure that your work experience is clearly detailed in your résumé and that you provide the following information:
• Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
• Title of the position occupied and duration and dates (YYYY-MM) for which you exercised the functions;
• Specific details of tasks, projects or accomplishments demonstrating the experience was acquired.

Work environment

Employer of Choice! Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has been named as one of Canada's top 100, for the past two years, one of Canada’s top employers!

We are an Employee Focused Culture. We recognize the importance of continuous learning, career development opportunities and work-life balance within a diverse and respectful work environment.

The majority of our employees are currently working from home due to the pandemic. When offices reopen for regular business, the Benefits Delivery Modernization (BDM) Programme is committed to continuing to support flexible work arrangements and virtual work, where feasible, even beyond the pandemic.

Does the idea of working with and improving social services and programs for citizens inspire you? Would you like to work amongst dynamic professionals with diverse skills who share similar values? Your expertise and specialized skill sets can make a real difference. It is an exciting time to be part of these major changes, which have a significant impact on all Canadians. The Benefits Delivery Modernization (BDM) Programme aims at improving the client experience and re-designing how Employment Insurance, Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan are delivered.

We believe that innovation in service delivery relies on the contribution and commitment of each employee. Your out-of-the-box thinking, creativity, and commitment will be put to work to lead the way toward making a significant impact in ways that ESDC’s services are delivered to Canadians.

Be the change you want to see. Join BDM in ESDC!

Intent of the process

The intent of this process it to create and maintain an inventory of qualified candidates that will be used to staff multiple positions of various tenures (Acting, Assignment, Secondment, Deployment, Specified Period, Indeterminate, Casual) at Employment and Social Development Canada. Please note that each time there is a staffing need for one of the BDM initiatives/projects, your application may be submitted to the hiring managers for consideration. Public Service employees who are at the same group and level may be considered first for a deployment.

More than 20 positions to be filled – the number of positions to be staffed is likely to increase depending of the projects’ needs.

Positions to be filled: 20

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)

Part A

For positions that are primarily involved in the application of a comprehensive knowledge of Economics, Sociology or Statistics to the conduct of economic, socio-economic and sociological research, studies, forecasts and surveys; the research, analysis and evaluation of the economic or sociological effects of departmental or interdepartmental projects, programs and policies; the development, application, analysis and evaluation of statistical and survey methods and systems; and the development, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative information and socio-economic policies and recommendations, the minimum standard is:

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

Part A Notes
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.

An indeterminate incumbent of a former ES position on June 30, 1967 who became an EC on June 22, 2009, who does not possess the minimum level of education as indicated for Part A above is deemed to meet this minimum educational standard based on his/her education, training and/or experience.

Part B

For positions that are primarily involved in the conduct of surveys, studies and projects in the social sciences; the identification, description and organization of archival, library, museum and gallery materials; the editing of legislation or the provision of advice on legal problems in specific fields, the minimum standard is:

Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival work or a law-related field.

Degree equivalency

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
French Essential
English or French Essential

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)

• Administrative support (scheduling, organizing, travel, acquisition card)

• Business requirements gathering

• Business writing (business cases, reports, presentations)

• Change management

• Client Experience/User Experience

• Communications (marketing, graphic design)

• Contracting/procurement, vendor management

• Data (data analysis, data mapping, data visualization, reports)

• Evaluation (audit, performance measurement)

• Experience coordinating individuals or teams in research, policy or program development on enforcement issues

• Experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with OGDs; stakeholders; central agencies; provincial or territorial governments; international governments.

• Experience developing performance measurement tools.

• Experience in advancing horizontal/corporate activities in collaboration with internal and/or external stakeholders.

• Experience in analyzing complex policy or planning issues including the development of strategic options, and providing strategic advice or recommendations to senior management.

• Experience in briefing and providing strategic advice to senior management on a range of complex policy or program issues (both orally and in writing).

• Experience in comparison of texts in both official languages to ensure consistency of meaning.

• Experience in conducting legal research using online and traditional tools.

• Experience in copy-editing in both official languages.

• Experience in delivering training to a variety of audiences.

• Experience in editing of material destined for public availability.

• Experience in establishing or maintaining partnerships or collaborative relationships with various stakeholders (such as internal partners, central agencies, federal, provincial or territorial partners or interest groups).

• Experience in managing a team (supervised staff with diverse backgrounds, assigned work, managed and assessed performance and ensured development and training needs of employees are met).

• Experience in managing programs, projects or initiatives

• Experience in managing sensitive/complex files or priorities within very tight timeframes

• Experience in mentoring or coaching junior employees.

• Experience in presenting analysis and advice orally and in a variety of written formats.

• Experience in project management

• Experience in proofreading in both official languages

• Experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations (written or verbal) to management to support decision-making

• Experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior management on complex or sensitive issues

• Experience in researching, analyzing and condensing data from a variety of sources.

• Experience in the analysis of information, validation or reporting of information and data.

• Experience in the delivery of a program or service.

• Experience liaising with other federal departments, foreign government officials, Canadian or international partners (e.g., non-governmental organizations, charities, private sector companies).

• Experience organizing or leading projects or working groups.

• Experience preparing a range of high-quality briefing material for senior management under tight deadlines – including briefing notes, scenario notes, decks, etc.

• Experience preparing briefing materials such as presentations and briefing notes for senior management.

• Experience preparing, and/or supporting the preparation of, reports, briefing notes or presentations.

• Experience providing written and oral briefings to management (program manager or above) on complex issues.

• Experience related to performance measurement and reporting, business planning, and/or risk management.

• Experience researching and analyzing legal documents, technical studies, economic reports, historical records, government policy, or legislation.

• Experience using Adobe Products or equivalent.

• Experience using Microsoft Word or equivalent.

• Financial management, costing.

• Governance (e.g. establishing committees, terms and references).

• Human Resources (e.g.: classification, staffing, policies, procedures).

• Information Management

• Policy (e.g.: research, analysis, development)

• Program Experience (EI, CPP, OAS, GIS, ALWS)

• Project coordination/support (project life cycle, planning, implementation, control, monitor, close)

• Project Management (risk and issue management, schedule management, change control management, documentation and reporting and project artifacts, etc.)

• Prototyping

• Scrum Master (Agile)

• Stakeholder outreach and engagement (internal and external)

• Strategic workforce planning

• Test design, usability testing

• Treasury Board Submissions, Memoranda to Cabinet

Work-related experience that involves working in teams and that is related to economics and/or financial analysis. Experience normally refers to the depth and breadth of experience associated with having performed a broad range of related activities. It will be assessed on the basis of the scope, recent nature, complexity and diversity of the work performed, as well as the degree of autonomy and level of direct responsibility on a variety of complex files or completed projects.

• Must be willing to work overtime, as required.
• Must be willing to travel, as required.
• Must be willing to telework, as required.

Conditions of employment

Security Clearance:
• Reliability Status security clearance
• Secret security clearance

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

Information regarding the organization, programmes and projects can be requested by sending a request to EDSC.MVP.RESSOURCES-BDM.RESOURCING.ESDC@servicecanada.gc.ca.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are required to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by e-mail. This includes: invitations, information requests, assessment results, etc. Candidates MUST check their email accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. We will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.


Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS): will time out after 60 minutes; this may result in your inability to save your work or loss of data. It is recommended that you draft ALL RESPONSES as well as your CV/résumé in another document on your PC which may be saved (e.g. in MS Word or WordPerfect) and copy/paste into the PSRS when completed.

If you are a Public Servant, please clearly identify your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) on your resume and/or application.


Proof of your education credential(s) will be required.
If you are a Public Servant, proof of your substantive position will be required.


Qualifications for this selection process may be assessed throughout the selection process effective from the time you submit your application. This includes any correspondence (written or oral) with Human Resources, Benefits Delivery Modernization (BDM) Programme, and Management.

You may be assessed using one or more of the following tools:
• Interview
• Reference Checks
• Standardized Tests
• Written Exams
• Simulation Exercise
• Other Assessment Tools

Scheduling of alternative assessment dates will ONLY be considered for the following reasons with proof:
• Religious reasons;
• Death in the family;
• Medical reasons;
• Conflicting exams; or
• Other exceptional circumstances

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. As positions become available, a cut-off score, top-down approach or random selection may be used at any step if there is a sufficient number of candidates to meet anticipated staffing needs. You will be notified if this approach is used.

Decisions regarding final selection may be based on the level, extent or degree of skill achieved in one or more qualifications; for example, we could select candidates who achieved the highest rating for a specific qualification or for a combination of qualifications.

To submit your application online, click on "Apply" below.

We thank all those who apply.


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.

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