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Job Title:
IRCC Program Support (anticipatory)

Starting at 73,787SAR gross per annum plus 13th month bonus, transportation and housing allowances

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
The Human Resources Section wishes to announce a staffing process for Program Support in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada section of the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh. This staffing process will serve to build an eligibility list at the LE-04 level to be used for indeterminate, term, or temporary appointments at this level.



Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Closing date for applications:
25-10-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under general supervision, provides multi-task support services to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) programs and operations.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet Essential Requirements. Failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition.

• Technical Diploma or university degree from a recognized university.

• Fluency in English (both written and oral)

• Minimum of 1 years recent* experience working in an office environment in an administrative support capacity or in a client service environment.
*Recent is defined as in the last 3 years.

• Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• General knowledge of the Canadian visa application process

• Effective communication (oral and written) in English
• Attention to detail
• Values and ethics – service through integrity and respect
• Thinking things through – innovating through analysis and ideas
• Engagement – working effectively with people, organizations, partners
• Excellence through results – delivering through own work, relationship and responsibilities

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Ability to speak, read and write French.
• Ability to speak, read and write in Arabic.
• Experience working for a diplomatic mission or international organization.
• Experience working in visa/consular services in a diplomatic mission in the last 5 years.

If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime
• Annual leave may be restricted due to operational needs
• Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week
• As a member of the Canadian diplomatic presence abroad, required to adhere to Canada’s Code on Values & Ethics

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Valid passport and Saudi residency permit (Iqama)
• Must be a legal resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work therein
• Iqama transfer required
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)
• Successful completion of a one (1) year probation period
• Successful candidates must pass a routine medical examination

Area of selection:
Open to all external applicants residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work, and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. 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 factor.

Important Notes:
• 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.
• 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).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Riyadh does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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