Website Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

Reference number: NOR24J-170499-000003
Selection process number: 2024-NOR-EA-025

Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
Sudbury (Ontario)
$60,424 to $67,582

For further information on the organization, please visit Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario

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Closing date: 14 June 2024 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

**Applicants are encouraged to apply if they are willing and able to work in, or relocate to or within 40 km of Sudbury, Kenora, North Bay, Timmins, thunder Bay, Ontario.**

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Important Messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the experience questionnaire how they meet the education and experience factors listed as essential and asset qualifications on the Statement of Merit Criteria. In order to do so, they must write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet them with concrete examples. Note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Failure to clearly demonstrate in the experience questionnaire how you meet the above mentioned criteria Education and Experience, both Essential and Asset, where applicable may result in the rejection of your application.

Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

A qualified candidate may be offered the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, asset criteria are desirable and may be invoked at any point of the staffing process by the hiring manager, including for being a deciding factor in choosing the right fit candidate.

Work Environment
Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario.

FedNor focuses on creating a diversified Northern Ontario economy that has strong, competitive and innovative businesses. A position with FedNor allows you to be part of a nimble department that has a broad mandate to work on a variety of economic development activities.

Why Choose FedNor:

  • Work with a great team who supports each other.
  • Be part of a small department with a big heart.
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference to the region and country.
  • Flexible work arrangements (hybrid-environment – mix of working in-person at the office and at home).

Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to immediately fil one (1) position in the Sudbury area with a bilingual imperative BBB/BBB second language profile.

A pool of partially and/or fully qualified candidates can be established and used to fill similar positions at this group and level. This process may be used for a variety of positions, security requirements, language requirements, conditions of employment and tenures (including, but not limited to, indeterminate appointments, term appointments, internal assignments, secondments, deployments, acting appointments, casual employment) within the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your resume.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a diploma from a recognized college in office automation, secretarial or related field OR an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience.

Degree equivalency

E1 – Experience in providing administrative support services
E2 – Experience providing client services

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Experience:
AEX1: Experience in data entry
AEX2: Experience in the provision of human resources support services
AEX3: Experience in interacting with internal or external stakeholders
AEX4: Experience in the coordination of various administrative services to management
AEX5: Experience in drafting, editing, formatting, revising correspondence or reports and responding to requests for information.

The following will be applied/assessed at a later date (essential for the job

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative CBC; and

Information on language requirements

A1 – Ability to plan and organize a complex and varied workload
A2 – Ability to carry out research, collect and assemble information from various sources
A3 – Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally

C1 – Attention to detail
C2 – Demonstrating integrity and respect
C3 – Working effectively with others
C4 – Showing initiative and being action oriented

The following may be applied/assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Organizational Needs
FedNor is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as member of a visible minority group, Indigenous people, person with a disability or women, could be considered in priority.

Operation Requirements
Willingness and ability to work overtime

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Secret security clearance

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Proof of your education or an acceptable combination of education, training or significant experience must be submitted upon request. If you fail to provide this proof when requested, you will be eliminated from the process.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).

Depending on the number of applicants, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cutoff scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, may be used for the purpose of managing applications. Please note that although you may attain the established pass mark on any of the assessments used in this staffing process, management may decide to sue a higher cut off score.

Candidates must obtain the required pass mark for each essential qualification in order to be given further consideration in the selection process.

Essential and asset qualifications may be assessed through your application, a written exam, an interview or a reference check. The ability to communicate effectively in writing may be assessed at any time, including in the answers provided on your application.

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
FedNor HR Support
[email protected]

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