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Job Title:
Program Assistant, Migration Section in Shanghai

Approx. 125,220.00 RMB (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; Employer share of social insurance contributions and 13th month bonus are paid by the employer on top of the gross salary; compensation is non-negotiable).

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Program Assistant, LE-05, Migration Section in Shanghai




Closing date for applications:
11-12-2017 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under general supervision of the Immigration Program Manager or an Officer, supports the delivery of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Programs through furthering the processing of applications using procedural expertise, assisting an Officer in reporting and liaison, program integrity, Visa Application Centre (VAC) governance, promotion and recruitment activities or other support to clients. Requires a developed knowledge of established guidelines and procedures. Exercises initiative in organizing work, tracking resources, and resolving difficult problems.

Essential qualifications:
 Degree from college or university

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin (reading, writing and speaking)

Note: For external candidates who did not complete a Bachelors Degree in an English speaking environment, proficiency in English can be evidenced with one year of professional working in an English speaking office environment OR an IELTS result, general or academic, at minimum band score of “6” across the four modules of reading, writing, listening, and speaking


• Minimum one year’s experience working in a general office environment
• Demonstrated experience working on a PC in a network environment
• Ability to analyze information
• Ability to perform well in a demanding office environment

Personal suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts Tactics
• Client Focus – Takes Personal Responsibility for Correcting Client Problems
• Commitment to Public Confidence – Considers Impact of Actions on Public Trust
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts Language to the Audience
• Focus on quality and details – Monitors Other’s Work for Quality
• Teamwork and Cooperation – Solicits Inputs

Asset Qualifications:
Preferred standing may be given to those candidates who also meet the following:

• Proficiency in French (reading, writing and speaking)

• Experience working in an international environment (Previous employment in Canada or in another country; experience working for a multi-national company or international organization in China)
• Experience working with Global Case Management System (GCMS) in a Canadian visa office

• Knowledge of Canadian immigration law, policies, procedures and operations

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required;
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance.

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Important Notes:
Please be advised that applications through email will NOT be considered, you must apply using the online application.
We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae in English or French.
Your Application Letter should indicate why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed under: the Area of Selection; Education; Language and Experience.
Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.
An eligibility list may be established from this process to staff potential vacancies that may arise within this domain on indeterminate, term or emergency basis.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those invited to further assessment will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)
If you have any questions, please send email to
The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.
The Government of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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