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Senior Immigration Officer

Reference number: IMC22J-022560-000242
Selection process number: 2022-IMC-EA-41137
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Vancouver (British Columbia), Etobicoke (Ontario), Niagara Falls (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$71,599 to $77,368

For further information on the organization, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Closing date: 17 October 2023 - 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

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.

Public Service Employees from other government departments may be asked to provide proof that your home department will release you for secondment or acting appointments prior to assessment.

Random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be assessed from this inventory. You will find more information about random selection in “Other information”.

To avoid situations of conflict of interest and conflict of duties with the goal of upholding the values and ethics of the public sector and the public interest, applicants providing immigration consulting services (both registered and unregistered, paid and/or unpaid), would be required to recuse themselves from these duties for the duration of their employment, should they be appointed to a position within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Moreover, prospective appointees who are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) would be required to resign from Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Of note, a “leave of absence” from the Regulatory council does not meet IRCC’s requirement in the matter.

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used to establish a partially or fully qualified pool of candidates within Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada which may be used to staff positions at the PM-04 level or equivalent with various linguistic profiles, various security profiles, various tenures, using various staffing actions across Canada.

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 secondary school diploma or employer approved alternative*.

*The employer-approved alternative to a secondary school diploma is an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position(s) being staffed.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

Degree equivalency

● Recent* and Significant** experience in conducting research, analyzing information, developing options and providing recommendations

● Significant** experience preparing and writing reports in a business or academic setting

*Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years.
**Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally obtained within a cumulative period of at least twelve (12) months.

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

Various language requirements
● English Essential
● Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

● Adaptability and Flexibility
● Decisiveness
● Effective Interactive Communication (Oral)
● Judgement and Analytical Thinking
● Results Orientation
● Written Communication Skills
● Values and Ethics

● Ability to Interpret and apply Legislation and Related Policies

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

Depending on the position being staffed, the hiring manager may deem one or more of the following qualifications to be an essential qualification "must have" or as an asset qualification "nice to have." In cases where an asset is deemed to be “essential” only candidates, veterans and persons with a priority entitlement who possess that specific qualification in addition to the stated essential qualifications will be considered. This does not mean that you must meet all of the following qualifications. Please answer yes only to those that apply.

If you have any questions, contact us at the email address listed below.

● A bachelors degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
● A college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.

● Experience working at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
● Significant* experience working with the Global Case Management System (GCMS).
● Significant* experience conducting research, analyzing information and making recommendations or decisions on complex** cases, files or agreements in accordance with legislation and/or programs.
● Experience providing training or making oral presentations.
● Experience developing a variety of written documents for management, superiors, other organizations/departments or academia. (written documents that contain analysis and/or evaluation of facts, including recommendations of a substantial nature. Examples include briefing notes, memoranda, case chronologies, functional guidance, program guidance, academic reports etc)
● Experience in establishing partnerships and collaborating with internal or external stakeholders (examples include: divisions within your organization, community organizations, clients, other organizations or private business)
● Significant* experience presenting cases before an administrative tribunal or adversarial quasi-judicial hearing.

*Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with full-time performance of duties for a cumulative period of at least twelve (12) months.
**Complex is defined as the presence of at least one of the following characteristics:
- In-depth interpretation of laws, policies, regulations, guidelines or programs
- Accountability for decision(s) made that may have a substantial impact on clients or the organization
- Necessitating multiple consultations with various stakeholders

IRCC is committed to having a Diverse and Inclusive workforce. As such, Preference may be given to under-represented Employment Equity Groups :
● Indigenous Peoples*
● Persons with disabilities, and
● Racialized persons**
● Women
*referred as Aboriginal peoples in Employment Equity Act
**referred as Members of Visible minorities in Employment Equity Act

● Availability, willingness and ability to work overtime as required.
● Availability, willingness and ability to travel for work and training as required.

Conditions of employment

● Reliability status
● 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

1. Some advertisements state that random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be assessed during the appointment process. What is random selection?

Random selection is a strategy that is sometimes used to manage applicant volume. It identifies a sub-sample of applicants by applying the element of chance at some point during the appointment process, using criteria identified by the hiring organization.

2. How is this sub-sample of applicants determined?

To determine the sub-sample of applicants, the hiring organization identifies the following:
- criteria that candidates must meet; and
- the number of candidates to be selected.

With the assistance of an electronic system that contains information on all applicants, candidates who meet these criteria are identified and the sub-sample is randomly selected from that group. The Public Service Resourcing System - the electronic system used to advertise job opportunities within the Public Service of Canada, and receive and select applications - performs the random selection function.

We are proud to announce that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has partnered with VidCruiter, a specialized third-party service provider, to administer some assessments. Please note that you may receive communications from the following email address: no-reply@hiringplatform.ca. Please check your emails regularly, including your spam folder.


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

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