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Job Title:
Trade Assistant

SGD 34,262 per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:


LE 05

High Commission of Canada to Singapore

Closing date for applications:
12-10-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Senior Trade Commissioner, performs a variety of administrative support functions for the Singapore office; covering a diverse, challenging and often technical workload. Areas of responsibility include: providing a full range of administrative and secretarial support for the office and other duties when necessary.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications

Screening Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree from university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience. At least two (2) years of recent* working experience.
* “recent” is defined as within the last five (5) years

• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

• Experience working in a fully computerized office environment.
• Experience dealing with the general public.


• Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel and to navigate the Internet.
• Ability to be organized, efficient, and detail-oriented
• Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-volume environment, to adapt quickly to procedural and technological changes, and meet monthly work targets.
• Ability to analyze and evaluate information.
• Ability to work under general supervision as a member of a team.
• Ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships within the team and with colleagues, supervisors and clients.

Personal Suitability:
• Planning and organizational skills;
• Professional Integrity;
• Initiative and sound judgement;
• Attention to detail;
• Adaptability & Flexibility;
• Client Service focus;
• Strong interpersonal skills and respect

Asset Qualifications:
Asset Qualifications:
(Candidates are encouraged to indicate how they meet the following criteria, where applicable. Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:)

• Previous experience in an international organization
• Ability to read, write and speak French and Chinese
• Experience working with visiting business/government delegations
• Knowledge of international business (Exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Operational Requirements: (full time, 37.5 hrs / week)
Hours of work: Mondays-Thursday: 08:00 to 16:30
Fridays: 08:00 to 13:30

Condition(s) of Employment:
Conditions of Employment (must be met):
The successful candidate must:
• Have a valid “Reliability Status”, security check is required prior to appointment as well as a medical examination. The required level of security clearance must be maintained throughout the employment period.
• Be able to work legally in Singapore at the time of application. The High Commission does not sponsor employment passes.
• Be able and committed to working additional hours as required, and on short notice, and may include evenings and weekends.

Area of selection:
• This position is open to all staff of the High Commission of Canada and CBS spouses who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. • The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
• To apply, candidates should send a résumé and covering letter in English or French which addresses each of the essential qualifications and any assets qualifications with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

• Candidates must provide their valid NRIC/FIN number with their application.

• Applications must be submitted through this website by 16h30 on 12 October 2020, Singapore time

• Only applications received through the aforementioned website before the closing date will be accepted

• We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening.

• Candidates must provide contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)

Other Information:

• Please note that the Canadian Government does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates who fail to confirm their attendance at our written exam and/or interview will be considered withdrawn from the process.
• Applicants are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language (English or French) in their application.
• Candidates are advised that the exam and interview will only be re-scheduled under these exceptional circumstances:
a. Medical reason with certificate
b. Pre-arranged travel with proof
c. Pre-scheduled training with proof
d. Death in the family
e. Other exceptional reason deemed acceptable by the Selection Board
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, then please let us know at during the application process.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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