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Employment opportunity: Government of Canada Office for Disability Issues seeking policy analysts (July 31, 2017 deadline)

The Government of Canada's Office for Disability Issues‎ is looking for dynamic policy analysts to support our work at various levels (junior, intermediate, and senior) for one year assignments with possibility of extension. The Office for Disability Issues will be accepting applications until July 31, 2017.

Candidates may be hired through the Government of Canada’s Interchange Program with your home organization (more detail on the program can be found here: or through a contract for a specified time period.

A key feature of the Interchange Canada program is that the employee remains and employee of the home organization and remains subject to the current employment contract, including salary and benefits. The Government of Canada, in turn, reimburses the home organization, based upon the employee’s compensation package and the policies of the Government of Canada.

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is the Government of Canada focal point to advance the full participation of people with disabilities. ODI supports the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities in the development of new federal accessibility legislation. At the same time, we work through partnerships to support and coordinate efforts to promote the social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities: within government, between governments, internationally, with the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

We provide policy leadership for the Registered Disability Savings Program, the Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability, and the Enabling Accessibility Fund. We provide strategic advice to ESDC Ministers on issues that impact people with disabilities. We develop and disseminate guides, training, and tools to promote inclusion. We lead and support work in the federal government on Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Preference will be given to candidates with lived and professional experience of disability issues.

Information you must provide

  • Your resumé.
  • A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum) telling us how you meet the required qualifications, with concrete examples for each one. You may want to use each qualification as a heading, and provide a description outlining how you meet it.


  • Education: Graduation with a degree from a recognized university.
  • Experience in conducting economic or policy research and/or analysis.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective relations with various stakeholders.
  • Experience in formulating and providing strategic advice and making recommendations to management.
  • For senior positions: Experience supervising a team and/or in managing human and financial resources is an asset (but not mandatory).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date

  • Personal Suitability
    • Judgment
    • Initiative
    • Effective interpersonal relationships
    • Ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple priorities
  • Reference checks will be sought
  • Written test may be administered
  • Interviews may be conducted

To apply

Please send your information to:

Rose Homier
Program Officer
Office for Disability Issues
Employment and Social Development Canada

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 the departmental official 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.

Archival Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017