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Initially, level 6 salary scale of 35 061 € annual gross + benefits, i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week) paid at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (refunded overtime) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit. After, level 7 salary scale of 41 114 € annual gross + benefits, i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week) paid at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (refunded overtime) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit. (See *)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Full time permanent position



Embassy of Canada - 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré - 75008 PARIS

Closing date for applications:
18-02-2019 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Temporary Residence Unit’s Manager, assess the admissibility and eligibility of applications for temporary residence in accordance with Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Performs analysis of applications and information to recommend the eligibility of permanent residence applications. Provides information to clients and their representatives, partners and stakeholders. Supervises employees; participates in research for the preparation of reports and studies on migration-related issues; perform other tasks as necessary. Requires a thorough knowledge of temporary resident requirements and a sound knowledge of permanent resident requirements of IRPA.

*Non-Immigrant Officer (NIO) is a developmental position initially at level LES-06. After a minimum of 6 months of fully satisfactory performance at LES-06 level, the incumbent will be required to travel to Ottawa for a period of 4 weeks for training and examination. He/She will be promoted to LES-07 level as a Non-Immigrant Officer only upon successful completion of the mandatory training and examination, and after receiving a positive recommendation from the Migration Program Manager. Meeting designation requirements is a condition of employment. Failure to meet will result in the employee being removed from the position, or if applicable, the employee will return to his/her substantive position at the Canadian Embassy, subject to the agreement of his/her manager.

Key Activities:
Reviews, processes, and assesses applications to determine whether clients meet eligibility and admissibility requirements for a temporary or permanent entry to Canada in accordance with applicable legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures. Exercises delegated authority and discretion when making decisions on temporary resident applications in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures. Provides recommendations on permanent residency to a delegated officer.

Identifies missing information, uses local knowledge and conducts information searches through a variety of means. Maintains, verifies and updates client records on information systems and databases to ensure data and program integrity.

Provides and explains eligibility, policies and procedures to clients, their representatives, partners and other stakeholders in person, by telephone and in writing.

Composes correspondence, prepares statistics, reports, briefings and presentations as required by management. Contributes to the development and monitoring of strategies and plans.

Identifies and refers high profile and problematic cases and cases of suspected violation of Canadian legislation.

Reports information on trends of misrepresentation or non compliance.

Participates in project teams and working groups.

Interprets or translates interviews, documents, and other material as required.

Supervises staff, conducts performance management and may be involved in staffing.

Performs other duties.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened based on the essential qualifications relating to education, experience and the required linguistic profile. Qualifications constituting an asset may also be taken into account for the screening of applications.

Candidates will have to clearly demonstrate, in their covering letter (750 words maximum), the way in which they meet these criteria by explaining clearly and concretely how they meet each criterion of the essential qualifications and also, where appropriate, the qualifications considered assets. Please note that it is not sufficient to only mention meeting requirements or to list current responsibilities.

Education: University degree (equivalent to French baccalaureate + 3 i.e. a level 2 French diploma or Canadian Bachelor’s degree)

Languages: Fluency in English and French (spoken, read and written)

Work experience:
Minimum three (3) years of recent (within the past five (5) years) experience in one or several of the following fields:
• Providing substantive advice to the general public and/or in conducting interviews;
• Administering a program bound by a regulatory framework;
• Managing complex files, interpreting and applying legislation regulations and/or procedures.
Ease of use of following software applications: MS-Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Outlook, Internet.

Knowledge: Knowledge of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s mandate

• Ability to analyse, evaluate and apply legislation and procedural changes;
• Ability to plan work, direct and supervise employees;
• Ability to make high quality decisions quickly and efficiently.

Personal Suitability:
• Customer service oriented
• Teamwork and spirit of cooperation
• Judgement
• Adaptability & Flexibility
• Innovation
• Recognition of the importance and application of Values and Ethics

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Experience with the Global Case Management System (GCMS)
• Experience in a position with similar responsibilities for a Canadian diplomatic mission, the Government of Canada, a United Nations agency, an international organization or other organization.
• Experience with business intelligence, data analytics, or operations research, including some data manipulation abilities in MS Excel and/or Access
• Very good knowledge of Arabic read, spoken and written
• Very good knowledge of Spanish read, spoken and written
• Very good knowledge of Portuguese read, spoken and written

Organizational Needs:
Work in an open space
Full time position
Due to the training investment required, be available to commit for at least three years

Operational Requirements:
Work in an open space
Full time position
Due to the training investment required, be available to commit for at least three years

Condition(s) of Employment:
• To reside in France and to be authorized to live and work as an employee in France on a permanent basis.
• Security clearance: reliability security clearance. Any employment offer is subject to obtaining and retaining an enhanced reliability security clearance. In order to do so, successful candidates will have to fill out forms needed for the security clearance and provide all the required information as well as a copy of a criminal record.
• Accept to work occasional overtime, sometimes with short notice.
• Successfully complete the Non-Immigrant Officer exam and receive a positive recommendation from the Migration Program Manager.

Area of selection:
This selection process (internal/external) is open to individuals who meet all of the following requirements: to be entitled to live in France as a principal residence when this job notice is published and be in possession of a valid identity card or passport with authorization to work in France permanently as an employee and meet all of the essential qualifications outlined in this appointment process and, possibly, the asset qualifications. Applications must be received before the closing date/hour. This position is also open to spouses of Canada-based staff posted in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to UNESCO and the OECD), who hold a valid Canadian or French social security number, who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and potentially the qualifications considered to be assets, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• 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 clearly and concretely demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet each criteria of the essential qualifications (Education and Experience) and, if applicable, the asset qualifications.

• Candidates must also include in their cover letter the names, titles and phone numbers of at least 3 people, including recent direct supervisors (over the last 3 years) or clients, who could serve as professional references.

• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided, and updated as required.

• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be called in for further assessments. Methods of assessments may include, but are not limited to: written examinations, oral interviews, role-plays, practical tests, presentations.

• Assessments will be held exclusively at the Embassy of Canada in Paris on the following dates: Exam - 21 February 2019; Interview - 28 February and 1 March 2019.

• Candidates who complete the exam successfully will be called for an interview.

• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.

• Candidates will be ranked according to results obtained during this selection process. The position will be awarded to the most successful candidate based on the ranking.
• Employees engaged locally by the Canadian Embassy in France are subject to the Conditions of Employment for locally engaged staff in France. Employees who hold Canadian citizenship will need to pay social charges in France and income taxes in Canada unless they hold derogation from the relevant Canadian authority.

• Candidates must pay any cost related to this selection process. The Embassy of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams, nor does it reimburse any relocation costs in case of appointment.

• The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly and doesn’t assist in any way with regard to residence or work permit applications.

• If you have any questions, please send an email to This email address does not accept any applications. Applications must be sent online using the proper link address.

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