Administrative Positions and more...
Health Canada
6d ago

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 below to request specialized accommodation.

All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Please keep reading to find out what we are looking for, what is great about Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and what to expect when applying to this inventory.

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. We welcome all applicants and strongly encourage candidates to self-

declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group (i.e. Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities or Women).


Why did we name this advertisement "Administrative Positions and more..."?

We believe the duties these employees perform are more than routine administrative requirements, and our employees feel the same way.

How do we know? We asked them! Employees have told us they enjoy the work they do, the variety of their tasks, the every day challenges, and the people that surround them.

Work environment

At AAFC, we take pride in what we do.

We believe that the work we do is defined by more than just a position title. We encourage our employees to be creative, motivated, inspired and innovative, regardless of their level.

We promote opportunities for growth because we support employee development.

We believe life is about more than just your job. We support our employees by encouraging work-life balance and employee wellness.

We offer our employees a competitive salary, generous vacation, paid leave for family and health, comprehensive benefits, and an attractive pension plan.

We are committed to delivering high quality service because we understand the importance of agriculture to our economy, communities, environment, and health.

We feel lucky to work in fulfilling jobs that allow us to serve Canadians and ...

Intent of the process

You may have noticed this inventory doesn’t close for quite some time That is because our organization is constantly growing which means we always have opportunities.

Our plan is to randomly select names from the inventory around the dates listed below. To increase your chances of being successful, we suggest you submit or update your application by the following dates.

September 3rd

You should also know this inventory is anticipatory, which means you are not applying to a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

Examples of positions we may staff from this process include : Human Resources Coordinator, Administrative Specialist, Program Assistant, and more.

Additional qualifications may be required by the hiring manager(s). Applicants will be provided the opportunity to submit information or be assessed in relation to any additional qualifications that may be applied.

If you are an employee of the public service of Canada and are qualified through this process, you may be considered for acting, assignment, secondment or deployment opportunities and the proper approval will be sought.

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)

The positions we are looking to staff are tasked with providing support to both our clients and colleagues. As such, the following are qualifications we would need you to have.

For the EDUCATION requirements, we are looking for :

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.
  • For the EXPERIENCE requirements, we are looking for experience :

  • Providing a range of administrative support services, including three or more of the following : formatting documents, data entry, managing an agenda for a senior manager, scheduling and organizing meetings / teleconferences, preparing and collating meeting information and background materials, reconciling budgets, procuring office equipment and supplies, maintaining a filing system, drafting and editing correspondence, completing organizational forms such as human resources or finance, and other related duties
  • Using Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel
  • Providing service to clients
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

    You must be able to work in English AND in French (Reading, Writing and Oral proficiency). We are looking for a bilingual profile of BBB / BBB or higher, if you aren't sure what that means, click on the link below!

    The following COMPETENCIES are also required for these positions and you will be assessed for them at a later date :

  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Thinking things through
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
  • Conditions of employment

    In order to be appointed, Reliability Status security clearance OR Secret security clearance will be required, depending on the job you are being hired for.

    You will be expected to maintain this clearance throughout the duration of your employment.

    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.


    Once you click "Apply Now," the first step of the process will involve completing what we call screening questions and attaching your resume.

    The screening question responses you provide as well as your resume will help us determine whether you meet the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE requirements.


    Below we've outlined what you can expect for the assessment phase. It may seem like a lot, but keep in mind, we want to make sure that this position is the right fit for you.

    This is important for your job satisfaction as well as the success of our organization.

    Second language evaluation (SLE) tests will be administered, as these positions all have a Bilingual LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT.

  • If you have valid results, you will be asked to provide them to us.
  • If you need to be retested (reading, writing or oral) you will be contacted to make arrangements.
  • If you have never had a SLE you will be scheduled for the reading and writing tests. If you are successful on the reading and writing AND meet all other essential criteria for the process, you will then be scheduled for an oral evaluation.
  • You will be asked to complete an exam assessing certain COMPETENCIES. It will be sent to you by e-mail and can be completed from the comfort of your home.

    You will have an established period of time to complete the exam at a time that works best for you.

    Candidates who succeed on the exam will be invited to a phone interview where we will assess other COMPETENCIES. This will be the final step to be found qualified!

    To wrap up the assessment, you may be asked to fill out an additional experience questionnaire. This will help us align you with suitable opportunities, but won’t affect your status in the pool.


    Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply through the "Apply online" link below. Should you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact us at the Contact Information listed below.

    Applicants with disabilities :

  • If you have disabilities preventing you from applying on-line please contact 1-800-645-5605 .
  • If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us as soon as possible.
  • We will contact you by e-mail and / or via your Public Service jobs account. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users.

    It is your responsibility to regularly check your e-mail and jobs account for communications regarding this selection process.

    Should we contact you and you fail to reply within the designated time frames, your application may not be considered further.

    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

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