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Job Title:
Immigration Program Officer

372 881 (Starting salary, LE-08), up to 650 577 (maximum salary, LE-09) Moroccan dirhams (MAD) per year + benefits. The values correspond to gross pay, prior to the calculation of deductions at source, including income tax.

Vacancy type:


LE-09 (Designated Immigration Officer) following the success of the designation process. LE-08 (Immigration Program Officer) initial level of hiring)

Embassy of Canada in Rabat, Morocco

Closing date for applications:
Closing date not set

Summary of position:
Under the direction of a Canadian officer, the Immigration Program Officer is primarily responsible for the processing of visa applications in the different categories of temporary and permanent residence. Underpinned by of a thorough knowledge of Canadian law and administrative procedures, as well as the powers attributed to him/her by laws and immigration regulations, the principle duty of the officer is to rule on eligibility and the admissibility of individuals, destined for Canada.
As part of his/her professional activities, the officer helps to maintain the integrity and development of the Canadian immigration program, supervises the locally engaged staff, replaces the Canadian officers abroad during their absence, explains the immigration program in communications with citizens, representatives of the host country and international organizations, conducts research, produces reports and statistical data; and will assume other functions, as required.

Essential qualifications:
• Undergraduate university degree (minimum of three years’ study).

• Fluency in French (reading, written and spoken);
• Sound knowledge and understanding of English (reading, written and spoken);
• Fluency in Arabic (reading) and
• Sound knowledge and understanding of (spoken) Darija.

• Minimum 3 years of paid working experience in the last 5 years in an office environment and
• Experience in the last 5 years of research, analysis and writing reports.

• Knowledge of office practices;
• Knowledge of the local environment and the regulatory framework and
• Knowledge of the Canadian immigration system*.
* Study materials will be provided

• Ability to use common office software (Windows; Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint; search engines);
• Ability to understand, assimilate and correctly interpret legal, regulatory and procedural texts as well as multiple directives;
• Ability to present and defend views and decisions in a firm and convincing manner, drawing on the strength of logic
• Ability to write in the two official languages of Canada, producing analyses, letters and often complex reports on legal matters requiring clarity, accuracy, and precision;
• Ability to make quick and accurate decisions even under pressure;
• Ability to control, to plan and organize;
• Ability to supervise the work of a small team and evaluate their performance; and
• Ability to analyze and evaluate applications

Personal Suitability:
• Judgment
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Integrity and respect
• Critical thinking
• Works effectively with others
• Proactive and action-oriented
• Autonomy
• Effective communication
• Client-focus

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
Experience professional/studies:

• Minimum of 1 year of experience in supervision of staff;
• Minimum of 1 year of experience (within the last 5 years) in a position with regular contact with the public; and/or
• Minimum of 1 year of experience studying at post-secondary level, or working in Canada, with legal status.

• General knowledge of Canada.
If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Working hours: from 8:00 to 16:30, Mondays to Thursdays; and from 8: 00 to 13: 30 on Fridays;
• The employee may be required to work paid overtime, including weekends, as needed and
• Be prepared to travel in Morocco and abroad, as required.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Permission to work and reside in Morocco;
• Ability to obtain and maintain reliability status (security clearance) and
• Ability to obtain a designation as an immigration officer under the instrument of delegation of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada within the first 24 months of employment.

How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.
• Please indicate in your curriculum vitae the names, titles and phone numbers of 2 people who can serve as referees regarding your work experience.

Area of selection:
Open to external candidates who can legally reside and work in Morocco and will be available for the various tests and interviews that will be held in Rabat, Morocco, in December 2016 and January 2017, and who will be resident in Rabat and its vicinity at the time of job offer. Any necessary resettlement will be at the expense of the candidate. Candidates must meet all the essential qualifications and ensure that they apply before the deadline. The position is also open to all the mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position who meet the essential requirements and apply before the deadline. In accordance with the LES Employment Regulations, this role is subject to a probationary period of twelve months. This period will be continue until twelve full months - excluding any period of unpaid leave or paid leave of more than 30 consecutive days - elapsed. At any time during this period, the performance may be subject to review. The incumbent must be a designated as an Immigration Program Officer under the delegation of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To obtain this designation: 1) The incumbent must deliver a fully satisfactory performance in the execution of duties concerning both immigrants and non-immigrants throughout the probationary period; 2) The incumbent must successfully complete the prescribed training and pass exams; and 3) Skills, knowledge and language proficiency should be confirmed officially by the Immigration Program Manager If the Director General of the International Network accepts the recommendation of the designation, the incumbent will be promoted to level LE-09. If the incumbent does not meet the conditions of designation within 24 months of his/her appointment, he/she will be transferred or demoted to a position for which he/she is qualified. If no suitable position is available, the incumbent will be suspended from duty and given priority consideration for any other position opening during the following 12 months. 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.

Important Notes:
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communications for this process will be sent by e-mail. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as needed.
• Candidates who applied to this selection process should include an email address that accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of emails).
• The selection process will involve several steps:
- Review of documents submitted during the application, to ensure that applicants meet the essential criteria;
- Written and computer-based tests, in French, in English and in Arabic, based on the requirements set out in the job poster;
- Subject to the results obtained in the written tests, an interview which will include questions in French, English and Daija and scenarios based on the functions and requirements (knowledge, abilities and personal suitability) included in the job poster.
• Notices of events will be sent by e-mail, 7-12 days prior to the event. Applicants are therefore advised to check their mailbox on a regular basis. Written tests are anticipated to take place in December 2016, with the subsequent events, likely to be held in January 2017.
• Reference checks will be made.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The Embassy of Canada to Morocco, Rabat, does not reimburse the travel expenses for interviews/reviews, or moving expenses incurred in the process.
• The results of this staffing process will also be used to establish an eligibility list for positions similar to the Canada Embassy in Morocco, Rabat in the 12 months following the end of the contest.
• For any questions about this staffing process, please send an email to

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