Apply to become a workplace harassment and violence prevention investigator: Step 2. Eligibility

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Step 2. Eligibility


We only accept applications from individuals. Submissions from companies will not be considered.

To be included in the roster, investigators must have the skills, sensitivities and experience to gain the confidence of all parties in a complaint. For example, an investigator with transportation experience could be called on to investigate a harassment or violence complaint in the trucking industry, or an Indigenous investigator could be called on to investigate a complaint in an Indigenous business.

Essential criteria

The federally regulated sector covers a vast geographical area and investigators with diverse skills and experience are needed. On the application, please click on and describe the knowledge and experience factors that you have. You must also describe your relevant knowledge and experience in your résumé.


  • Experience related to harassment and violence investigations in the workplace
  • Experience applying federal, provincial or territorial labour acts, regulations or harassment policies
  • Experience applying the Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations
  • Experience writing investigation reports
  • Knowledge related to harassment and violence in the workplace
  • Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Human Rights Act

Experience in one or more of these industry sectors will constitute an asset:

  • Investigating in an environment with a unionized workforce
  • Investigating a case of harassment based on gender discrimination
  • Investigating on a military base involving military personnel
  • Investigating human rights violations
  • Investigating in First Nations communities involving Indigenous employers and employees
  • Systemic investigation
  • Hazardous occurrence investigation
  • Harassment investigation
  • Violence investigation
  • Sexual harassment investigation
  • Domestic violence investigation
  • Cyberbullying investigation
  • Investigating in the parliamentary precinct under the provisions of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act


  • Training in investigative techniques
  • Training related to harassment and violence in the workplace

Note: You will be asked to provide your highest level of education. A high level of education will be considered an asset.


Various language requirements

  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English and/or French
  • The ability to speak one or more of the 20 most spoken languages in Canada other than English or French is an asset (Select the languages from the list on the application)

Operational requirements:

  • Must reside in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel

Information you must provide: Your résumé

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