NOTICE OF VACANCIES
Members of the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) and the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)
Location: Toronto, Vancouver
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is an independent quasi-judicial administrative tribunal. The IRB hears refugee protection claims and immigration and refugee appeals, holds admissibility hearings, and conducts detention reviews.
As independent single decision-makers, RAD and IAD members conduct hearings and render decisions on immigration and refugee appeals.
The preferred candidates will possess the following education, experience, knowledge, abilities and skills, personal suitability, and technical competency.
A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Candidates must have experience in working with members of diverse communities or have been exposed to different cultural perspectives. Candidates must also have experience in one or more of the following:
- Working in a decision-making environment;
- Presiding at committees, hearings or meetings;
- Implementing or interpreting legislation respecting the security or protection of persons;
- Working in a field of human rights or with refugees;
- Working in an investigation, adjudication, mediation, or conflict resolution capacity.
Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset.
Knowledge of the role and mandate of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and its members.
Abilities and Skills
- Conceptual thinking
- Cultural sensitivity
- Decision-making skills
- Investigative skills
- Judgement / analytical thinking
- Organizational skills
- Results orientation
- Commitment to public service
- Commitment to ethics
As an equal opportunity employer, the IRB is committed to achieving a skilled, diversified workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We encourage members of the following designated groups to apply and self-identify: women; members of a visible minority group; Aboriginal peoples; and persons with disabilities.
The preferred candidates must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under Reference Material.
The selected candidates will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site.
This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means for recruitment.
All individuals wishing to be considered for full-time appointment to the IRB must complete an application form. Applications forwarded through the internet or fax will not be considered for reasons of confidentiality. The application form and additional information concerning the competency based selection process can be found on the IRB GIC Members Web site.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found in the IRB Web site.
Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae and application form by April 30, 2012, to Director, GIC Secretariat Services, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 344 Slater Street, Room 14-075, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K1.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate that they meet all of the requirements. While we appreciate all applications, only selected applicants will be contacted.
English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.