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Job Title:
Migration Program Support (IRCC)

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

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
a) 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. b) This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Saudi Arabia.



Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Closing date for applications:
25-11-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under general supervision, provides multi-task support services to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) 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: minimum of 5.5 band overall in IELTS, taken within the last 2 years*.
* You will be expected to provide a copy of your certificate in order to be considered. If you are unable to upload your IELTS certificate with your covering letter, please send it to as soon as possible with subject line entitled "IRCC vacancy – Riyadh – IELTS Cert."

• Minimum of one (1) year 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.

Rated Requirements:
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. 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.

• 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

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. Kindly note that the embassy sponsors all eligible employees. Only a professional Iqama can be transferred to the embassy. The embassy cannot transfer an applicant currently on a dependent iqama (i.e. spouse or child)
• 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. If you are resident but not a citizen of KSA you must have the following in order to apply: a) Valid passport b) b) Professional Saudi residency permit (Iqama) which is transferable. The embassy cannot transfer an applicant currently on a dependent iqama (i.e. spouse or child) 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:
How to apply:

• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.
•Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• 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.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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