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Job Title:
Senior Commercial Officer, Ontario Office in Shanghai

RMB 388,482 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
21-01-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Senior Commercial Officer – Ontario is a local employee of the Government of Canada who works autonomously and reports to the Head of Program at the Ontario Trade & Investment Office (TIO) located in Shanghai. The position is required to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of the Province of Ontario’s investment attraction, trade program development, and research and innovation partnerships within the TIO area of operation and sector responsibility.

Essential qualifications:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

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

• Minimum five years’ recent experience in international commerce, trade promotion and investment attraction
• Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials
• Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegations

• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer and commercialization)
• Working knowledge of key industry sectors in Ontario
• Working knowledge of industry sectors, provincial and municipal government and key business and professional associations in east and south China regions

• Ability to identify the business leads, such as investment or trade and ability to track and ability to close the deal
• Ability to utilize the most up-to-date communication technology to enhance her/his presentation
• Ability to write effective business correspondence and business or event reports in English and Chinese
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from clients
• Ability to provide concise summary of different source of information to her/his supervisor and to present key messages of Ontario to the Chinese audience
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from Chinese to English and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Client Focus – Uses a long-term perspective
• Effective Interactive Communication – Communicates for maximum results
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Takes calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Initiative – Implements longer-term strategic solutions
• Judgement – Applies advanced analytical strategies and exemplary judgement to complex issues
• Networking/Alliance Building – Builds a network of contacts

Asset Qualifications:
• Master degree from a recognized university

• Experience in interacting with Ontario government offices, companies, organizations and/or education institutions

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Ability 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.

The results of this competition may also be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings of either indeterminate or term duration which may arise at the Consulate General.

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.)

Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Shanghai at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Shanghai at their own expense.

If you have any questions, please send email to

For more information about this position please open the following document:

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