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Job Title:
Program Support

25 864 SGD

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) specified term position with 12 months’ duration (approx. 01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022), subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in the High Commission of Canada in Singapore.



High Commission of Canada in Singapore

Closing date for applications:
01-03-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under general supervision, provides multi-task support services to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) programs and operations. Exercises initiative in seeking out information to complete files or tasks. Requires a general knowledge of established guidelines. Responds to service requests from clientele and performs other duties as required.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Completion of secondary school.

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking)

• Recent* experience in client service and/or dealing with the general public.
• Recent* experience working in a general office environment.
• Recent* experience working on a PC in a network environment, including experience using mail, word processing and spreadsheet applications.

* “recent” is defined as within 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.

• Computer applications; including Microsoft Office (Word, excel, Outlook and internet browser).
• Extensive knowledge of Canada.

Abilities / skills:
• Provide advice to clients and maintain a high level of customer service.
• Multi-task and manage time effectively while maintaining attention to detail and quality work.
• Accurately review and triage files.
• Learn and properly apply guidelines in daily tasks.
• Ability to analyze information.

• Adaptability / Flexibility;
• Teamwork;
• Professional Integrity
• Confidentiality (ability to keep sensitive information on a need-to-know basis);
• Initiative;
• Dexterity
• Accuracy and attention to detail and;
• Sound judgement.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing and speaking). Please indicate your level of knowledge of the language in your application.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Hours of work: Mondays-Thursday: 08:00 to 16:30;
• Fridays: 08:00 to 13:30;
• Must be able and willing to work overtime, as operationally required;
• Please note the High Commission operates a schedule of public holidays according to a combination of Singaporean and Canadian dates, which means you will be required to work on certain Singaporean holidays.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Conditions of Employment (must be met):

The successful candidate must:
• Be able to work legally in Singapore at the time of application. Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Singapore does not sponsor any Employment Pass applications to the Ministry of Manpower.
• Have a valid “Reliability Status”. A local security check is required prior to appointment as well as a medical examination. The required level of security clearance must be maintained throughout the employment period.

Area of selection:
This position is open to external candidates who meet all of the conditions of employment and essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. The Government of Canada 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 irrelevant factor. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
How to apply:

• Applications must be submitted through this website by 23:59 on March 1, 2021, Singapore time

• Only applications received through the aforementioned website before the closing date will be accepted

• Applicants should send a résumé and covering letter in English or French which addresses each of the essential qualifications and any assets qualifications with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

• Candidates must provide their valid NRIC/FIN number with 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.

• We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only contact those who pass the initial screening.

Other Information:

• Please note that the Government of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interview nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.

• Benefit package includes:
a. Paid overtime;
b. Eighteen (18) days of paid vacation leave per year for fewer than 10 years of service and Twenty-Two (22) days of paid vacation leave per year for 10 or more years of service;
c. Bonus is one and a half month of base salary (prorated) payable in December;
d. Contributions to Central Provident Fund Board; and,
e. Insurance coverage for clinical, specialist, hospitalisation, dental and term life

• Applicants who fail to confirm their attendance at our written exam and/or interview will be considered withdrawn from the process.

• Applicants are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language (English or French) in their application.

• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, then please let us know at during the application process.

• This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and/or similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate and term at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore which may arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process. If the selected candidate is already an active Locally-Engaged Staff (LES) employee, the eligibility list may also be used for assignments or acting appointments. When you submit your application, you must specify at least one type of employment tenure for which you are interested in being considered (e.g., indeterminate only) so that we may create applicable eligibility lists.

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