Policy Analyst | ABF459

Policy Analyst | ABF459

17 Nov
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

17 Nov

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada


Impact Assessment Agency of Canada - External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate

Ottawa (Ontario)


$74,122 to $85,778

For further information on the organization, please visit Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Closing date: 28 November 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Essential Qualifications AND the assets (if applicable) when responding to the questions in the on-line application. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE and HOW you meet each factor. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described when responding to the questions in the on-line application.

Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors when responding to the questions in the on-line application, may result in the rejection of your application.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) actively seeks out people from diverse background to foster and encourage an atmosphere of inclusive participation from all people living in Canada. We are encouraging the following groups: Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and Indigenous people to apply as first consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as part of these groups.


The External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector is responsible for the legislative and policy frameworks that promote high-quality federal impact assessments. The Sector develops and maintains regulatory, policy and guidance instruments that support compliance with the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) and its predecessor legislation, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) and also supports continuous improvement in the conduct of impact assessments. The Sector also plays a lead role in shaping the future of federal impact assessment, by building relationships and partnerships, acting as a center of expertise for the Government of Canada, and monitoring developments in the practice of impact assessment around the world.

This is achieved by tracking and analyzing emerging issues and trends in impact assessment and integrating effective innovations into policy development; establishing policies, procedures, and criteria for the conduct of federal impact assessments; promoting cooperation and coordinated action between the federal government and other jurisdictions; promoting communication and cooperation with Aboriginal peoples; conducting targeted research and advisory processes; supporting and developing instruments and training.

Work environment

At the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), we need top talent, and lots of it to help us achieve our goals. Are you one of them?

We offer a positive, friendly work environment where creativity and collaboration is appreciated. You will work alongside other professionals who share your passion for excellence.

Our offices are bright and open, and we offer a stimulating working environment. Team IAAC is friendly and helpful from coast to coast to coast. Our social committee is engaged and creative with multiple activities throughout the year.

Please note it could be possible to telework from anywhere within Canada.

Intent of the process

The intent of this appointment process is to staff various one or more EC-04 positions . A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions (such as Indeterminate, Assignments, Secondments, Specific Periods and Acting Assignments with various languages profiles such as Bilingual BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, English Essential) at Impact Assessment Agency of Canada.

By applying to this process, you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments interested in staffing similar positions.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


- Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Specialization is deemed to be two (2) full** (or four (4) half**) courses in either one of the specialized areas: Economics OR Sociology OR Statistics.

**Note: a half course is defined as a course that has a duration of one semester and a full course is defined as a course that has a duration of a full academic year.


**Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.**

Degree equivalency


EX1 - Experience* contributing to the development of reports, briefing notes, correspondence, or web content targeting various audiences.

EX2 - Experience* analyzing and synthesizing qualitative or quantitative information from various sources relating to legal, policy or program components.

EX3 - Experience* engaging or collaborating with various stakeholders.

- Experience is defined as a range of activities that are part of the candidate’s primary responsibilities. Examples citing academic coursework or undergraduate degree requirements will not be accepted.

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

Various language requirements

English essential, Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment

In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:

Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Information on language requirements


C1 - Judgment

C2 - Effective Interpersonal Skills

C3 - Initiative


A1 - Ability to conduct research, analyze information and to develop policy options

A2 - Ability to manage competing priorities with tight timelines and perform in a fast-paced environment

A3 - Ability to communicate effectively orally.

A4 - Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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


AE1 - A professional degree in law from a recognized post-secondary institution

AE2 - A degree with specialization related to the environment

Degree equivalency

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview will be administered.

A written exam will be administered.

Meeting one or many of the asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates. Please note that some or all of the asset qualifications could be used at the screening phase.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information athttp://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Various technological tools may be used for assessment – i.e.: MS teams

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.


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.

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