Migration Assistant

The Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. is hiring a Migration Assistantto provide assistance in supporting the delivery of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Programs.

Position title: Migration Assistant
Section: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-310456
Level: LE-05
Starting salary: $50,178 USD, plus benefits
Competition no: 13/17
Date posted: September 19, 2017
Closing date: October 5, 2017
Employment Tenure: Indeterminate

Open to: 

All applicants must:

Summary of duties: 

Under general supervision of the Operations Manager, the Migration Assistant supports the delivery of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) programs by furthering the processing of client applications through dealing directly with the public on immigration and visa issues and by using procedural expertise and/ or assisting an Officer in reporting and liaison and program integrity. The incumbent requires a developed knowledge of established guidelines and procedures and exercises initiative in organizing work, tracking resources, and resolving difficult problems.

Language requirement:  

English and French

Condition of employment (must be met):

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:


A degree from an accredited university or college; or an acceptable combination of relevant experience, education, and training related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.


Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.



Personal suitability:

Desirable requirements:

Selection procedure:

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements.  Please note that failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.

The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.
The Embassy offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term and short term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.

The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Method of application:

Applications should be sent by e-mail to: resume@international.gc.ca by the closing date. In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the essential requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position number.

Hours of work:

Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week.  The incumbent will be required to work overtime on an as-needed basis.

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