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57,930.00 USD plus benefits

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Term Details:
This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in United States



New York, United States

Closing date for applications:
05-07-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Consulate General of Canada in New York is seeking to hire a Program Assistant in the Immigration section. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future of Canada. We are seeking a hard-working, collaborative and results-oriented person, with strong attention to detail and a commitment to client service. This person will support the delivery of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Programs through:

assisting Migration Officers in promotion, recruitment and liaison activities;
applying knowledge of established guidelines and procedures;
organizing work, tracking resources, and resolving difficult issues;
screening and reviewing documentation on a variety of types of applications and files, including complex cases;
supporting program integrity;
developing and sending correspondence; and
providing a source of knowledgeable information and assistance to officers, clients, and stakeholders, both internal and external.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

Completion of a post-secondary education credential of at least three years; or an acceptable combination of experience, education and training.

Fluency in English (oral and written)

- Minimum 2 years of recent* corporate or government experience within a team environment providing services to the general public/clients in an administrative support or program assistant capacity.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook.

*Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years.

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral in-person, remote or recorded interview, a role-play, practical tests, a presentation and/or psychometric assessment.

Experience providing services to and working with a diverse client base;
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook and general computer skills; and
Experience using on-line information management systems

Ability to compose business correspondence in English;
Ability to multi task with multiple interruptions from telephone, email, managers, and colleagues;
Focus on quality and details; and
Ability to work independently.
Personal Suitability:
Adaptability and flexibility;
Proven team player;
Client service orientation;
Effective interactive communication;
Judgement/analytical thinking; and
Values and ethics.

Asset Qualifications:
Ability to communicate in French.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 37.50 hours per week. Occasional overtime, including evenings and weekends, may be required with advance notice.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions. In this respect, applicants must confirm independent work authorization in the United States (e.g. US Citizen, U.S Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), or specific visa categories (e.g. dependents of Diplomatic and Official Visas holders)) as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission.

Area of selection:
Open to applicants who are legal residents or citizens of the United States who are: living in the tri-state area of New York; current employees of a Canadian Mission located in the United States; spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff of CNGNY and PRMNY; who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Mission will not reimburse relocation costs under any circumstance and that the Mission does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada 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.

Important Notes:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
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.
Canada’s strength is diversity and it has played a key role in Canada’s history and development.  Because of this, the Consulate General of Canada in New York values diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce.
We offer a competitive salary, generous leave, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a strong benefits package that includes medical, dental, long term disability and a retirement savings plan.Please find a summary of our benefits package and information on employment eligibility at:

How to apply:
- Candidates are required to upload a CV and cover letter in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
- Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.
- Please note - the closing time for accepting applications is 6 pm Eastern Time (local Washington, DC time).

Important Notes:
- Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
- Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
- Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
- Candidates must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
- The Government of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
- The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the missions. This list might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
- Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
- Later in the process, reference checks will be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments.
- 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 with accommodation needs.

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