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Job Title:
Program Assistant, LE-05,Migration Section in Beijing

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 111,660 (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:
03-05-2019 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under general supervision of the Migration 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:
• Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and relevant work experience

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

• Minimum one (1) year demonstrated experience working on a PC in a networked environment and with Word, Excel and Outlook
• Minimum one (1) year experience in client service and/or dealing with the general public
• Minimum one (1) year experience in writing business correspondence

• Ability to analyze information
• Ability to perform well in a demanding office environment
• Ability to interact with clients / partners in a professional manner

Personal suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility – Strategically adapts to new situations and tasks
• Client Focus– Takes responsibility for solving client problems
• Commitment to Public Confidence – Considers and analyzes impact of actions on public trust
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts Language to the audience
• Teamwork and Cooperation – Expresses positive attitudes and works effectively with and sometimes coordinates team members
• Focus on Quality – Details oriented and monitors others’ work for quality

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

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

• Knowledge of Canadian immigration policies and procedures

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. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interview in Beijing at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Beijing at their own expense. ** The results of this competition may be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings (either indeterminate or term duration) which may arise at the Embassy. **

Important Notes:
Candidates must apply using our online application. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in either English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate how and why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed above under the Area of Selection, Education, Language, Experience, Abilities/skills and Personal suitability factors.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) so that we can easily contact you.

You should receive a confirmation message from the system should you successfully submitted your application. If you don’t receive the receipt, please contact us at

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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