Government of Canada’s Communications Career and Networking Fair 2018
Government of Canada’s Communications Career and Networking Fair

What’s happening?

A different kind of recruiting, hiring, and networking.

The Communications Community Office (CCO) is hosting a Career, and Networking Fair for communications experts.

Whether you are a recent grad looking to start your career, a private sector professional, or a federal public servant (in communications or not) looking for a change, this is your opportunity to connect directly with hiring managers through networking and to learn about what communications teams are working on in various departments.

November 29, 2018
Shaw Centre, Ottawa
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free entry, open to the public!

Frequently asked questions

What is the Government of Canada Career and Networking Fair?

  • We hope to attract top communications talent to a career in communications within the Government of Canada, as well as showcase the depth and breadth of the work and careers available to both the private sector and those already working in the public service. We are looking for dedicated, hard-working team members who are passionate about their field and about contributing to the success and well-being of all Canadians. We also hope that this event attracts the audience we are looking for so we can continue to experiment and run more recruitment events like this.

Why work in communications for the Government of Canada?

  • We believe in developing people and leadership skills at all levels, fostering teamwork and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you.
  • In addition to the competitive compensation package offered by the Government of Canada, we offers opportunities to enrich the working experience. Our communications community has approximately 4,000 employees with offices throughout Canada.
  • As an employee of the Government of Canada, you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs and a learning culture that supports your continuous development. We also want to help you balance your work and private life. We offer benefits and flexible work arrangements.
  • Benefit plans available to employees include:
    • insurance plans, such as the Disability Insurance Plan, the Public Service Dental Care Plan, the Health Care Plan and the Public Service Management Insurance Plan
    • a variety of leave options should you need time off to take care of a new-born child, an elderly parent or for other personal reasons
    • a 24-hour confidential voluntary Employee Assistance Program
    • the Public Service Pension Plan

Who are we looking for?

  • We are looking for talented and motivated Canadians who:
    • want to make a difference
    • have a keen interest in communications
    • thrive on teamwork
    • strive for excellence

What positions/jobs are being staffed?

  • A career in communications with the federal public service is a diverse and offers numerous careers in various sectors. We offer many different positions all over the map.
  • We have jobs posted throughout the year on our website and on GC Jobs. We invite you to visit the site often as new jobs opportunities are posted on a daily basis.
  • There are communications positions and regular job opportunities in several disciplines such as strategic communications advice, crisis and issues management, internal Communications, media relations, speech writing, marketing or advertising stakeholder relations, consultation, or public opinion research, social media, performance measurement including analysis of performance metrics, digital user experience and user testing , web publishing, videography – production, editing and other related skills.

Are the positions only in Ottawa?

  • Many positions are located in Ottawa, the National Capital Region, but several departments have offices from coast to coast to coast with opportunities across Canada. We will explore a similar event in our regions at a later date.
  • Refer to website for job locations.

Will there be on-the-spot hiring at this event?

  • No, there will not be on-the-spot opportunities, but hiring managers will be there to answer questions on current and future opportunities within their departments.

Do you hire students for internships /summer jobs?

  • Yes we hire many students across the country and throughout the year mainly through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), Co-operative Education Programs (CO-OP) and the Research Affiliate Program (RAP). Information is available on our website about the FSWEP and RAP programs. Managers collaborate with educational institutions to offer CO-OP opportunities. Students are invited to consult the University Career websites or other tools to find out about CO-OP opportunities.

Do I have to be bilingual?

  • You do not have to be bilingual if the job is in a unilingual region.
  • As you progress in your career, you might wish to become bilingual. Language training is available internally.

Do I have to be a Canadian citizen?

  • Preference is given to Canadian citizens as indicated on job posters. You may still apply as you might be considered depending on the number of applicants, level of specialization of the position, etc.

How do I apply? When are the deadlines?

  • There are no applications needed to attend and participate in the Government of Canada's Communications Career and Networking Fair.
  • However, to apply for positions advertised at the fair, all applications are submitted on-line and deadlines may vary.

Do you take CVs? Do applications need to be submitted on-line?

  • At this fair, we are looking at moving away from this traditional format of CV/resume exchanges. Please do not hesitate to bring your CV/resume to share with hiring managers; however, we are looking to connect applicants in a more manageable way on the day of the fair by avoiding CV/resume exchanges.
What is the Communications Community Office?

The Government of Canada’s Communications Community Office’s (CCO) goal is to help communicators develop new skills, excel in their careers and get better connected as a community. Now part of the Privy Council Office for the last few months, we are excited about what our busy fall agenda has for you!

So keep an eye on our monthly newsletter and please invite your colleagues to sign up for the latest news, trends, learning, development and recruitment in federal communications.

Participating partners

The following departments and agencies will be on site:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Canada's Free Agents
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
  • Communications Community Office
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Finance Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Infrastructure Canada
  • Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada
  • National Defence
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Parks Canada
  • Privy Council Office
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Public Service Commission
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Shared Services Canada
  • Treasury Board Secretariat

Contact us

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Web: Communications Community Office

Federal public servants can also: Join us on GCconnex.

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