InventoryEC-07 Manager, Policy Development / CO-03- Manager, Program Delivery
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
North Bay, Ontario
6d ago

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2021, National Capital Region’s Top Employer 2021, and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2021.

These awards recognize Canadian employers with exceptional human resources programs, forward-thinking workplace policies, and exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be created to staff similar positions within Northern Ontario with various language requirements and various tenures.

Positions to be filled : 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Various language requirements

Bilingual imperative and Bilingual non-imperative CBC / CBC

NOTE : If no candidate qualifies for the Bilingual Imperative CBC / CBC position, we may consider candidates at the Bilingual Non-Imperative CBC / CBC level.

Stream 1 : EC-07 : Education :

Education :

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Economics, Sociology or Statistics.
  • Acceptable specialization is at least one full year course or two half-year courses in in Economics, Sociology or Statistics.
  • Stream 2 : CO-03 : Education :

    Education :

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or an acceptable combination of education and significant relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of work demonstrated normally acquired by performing duties for a period of approximately five (5) years.
  • Experience :

    You have acquired at least two (2) years’ experience where you :

  • Prepared and provided substantive, complex* verbal and written briefings / reports, to support decision making by senior officials.
  • Established and maintained effective relationships with a network of contacts.
  • Represented your organization by participating in various meetings / conferences / committees.
  • Led a complex* initiative / project or led various phases of one.
  • Led project teams / working groups, involving different disciplines / specializations, to develop options and recommend a broad range of strategies / plans to influence decision makers.
  • Synthesized complex* ideas, developed options and provided strategic advice / recommendations to senior management.
  • You have acquired experience where you :

  • Contributed to management of human and financial resources.
  • Experience in Policy development.
  • Experience :

  • Experience in leading economic development projects and / or programs.
  • Experience in developing and providing advice on complex* matters.
  • Experience in building and cultivating effective and reciprocal networks and collaborations.
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Complex is defined as referring to at least one (1) of the following characteristics : involving multiple partners or stakeholders, impacting a community / organization / economic sector, having a potential for a significant socio-economic outcome, or other similar characteristics.
  • Stream 1& 2 :

  • Knowledge of economic strengths, opportunities and challenges for Northern Ontario.
  • Stream 1- EC-07 :

  • Knowledge of research methodologies and statistical methods and / or techniques.
  • Knowledge of policy formulation and research to provide expertise in the development of departmental / regional policies and strategies.
  • Stream 1 & 2 : Competencies


  • Achieving Results - organizing and carrying-out work to accomplish established objectives in the most effective, efficient and timely manner.
  • Strategic Thinking - brings awareness of the organization’s business framework, considerations and perspectives to ensure completeness and integration in the assessment of business situations / issues;
  • ensures thorough analysis generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, and supports innovative solutions / recommendations that provide reasonable and creative alternatives;
  • while addressing need for strategic risk considerations.

  • Management Excellence - People management, financial management - People and financial management (maximize productivity of an organization, improve outcomes / add value, by optimizing the effective use of its resources, human and financial, through diligent and prudent management practices in accordance with established legislation, policy, regulations, and / or procedures).
  • Relationship management and collaboration - building and maintaining effective, trusting and mutually-beneficial relationships through collaboration, networking, and managing conflict, respecting the needs and contributions of others, and negotiating win-win solutions to achieve common objectives.
  • Effective interactive communication - expressing and transmitting information orally with consistency and clarity, using active listening techniques in order to effectively understand provided feedback, summarizing information according to the audience in order to promote engagement and increase understanding.
  • Written communication - ability to produce clear, concise, logical and grammatically correct written material to effectively exchange information and ideas with others.
  • Leadership - Motivates and engages members of a group, on a formal or informal basis, project, committee; provides guidance, support, and direction;
  • builds on diverse ideas and perspectives, and creates consensus in promoting the organization’s vision; while being responsible and accountable for the group’s achievement of organizational goals and objectives.

    Stream 1 : EC-07 :

  • Research ability to acquire greater understanding of a subject under study through the application of research methodologies such as those used in the
  • applied and social sciences or the fields of economics, sociology, law, statistics, or business.

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

    Stream 1 and 2 : EC-07 / CO-03

  • Graduation with a Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in economics, sociology, statistics, business / commerce, political science, public policy, mathematics or a related field.
  • Stream 2 : CO-03

  • A recognized professional accounting designation.
  • Asset experience :

    Stream 1 and 2 : EC-07 / CO-03

  • Experience working with indigenous communities, businesses and stakeholders.
  • Stream 2 : CO-03

  • Experience in regional economic development.
  • At ISED, diversity is our strength. If you are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority, please let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application.

    Appointments of members of these EE groups ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.

    Operational requirements :

  • Availability to travel.
  • Availability to work outside regular office hours.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Conditions of employment

    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.

    Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

    If you are not able to apply online, please contact the person below for assistance.

  • Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required;
  • Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

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

    A written exam may be administered.

    Interviews may be conducted.

    Reference checks may be conducted.

    Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

    Meeting one or many of the Asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates.

    Please note that one, some or all of the Asset qualifications could be used at any stage of the staffing process.

    Depending on the number of applicants, department needs and HR plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach, and / or cut-off scores MAY be used for the purpose of managing applications / candidates.


    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.

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