Statement by the President of the Public Service Commission of Canada on the requirement to post jobs advertisements on the GC Jobs website


May 29, 2019 – Gatineau – Public Service Commission of Canada

Patrick Borbey, President of the Public Service Commission of Canada, made the following statement:

“The Public Service Commission (PSC) Appointment Policy is clear that all advertised job opportunities for organizations covered by the Public Service Employment Act are to be posted on the GC Jobs website, which is the Government of Canada’s job board. 

“My team recently reminded departments and agencies of their responsibilities when promoting job opportunities. We will continue to work with them to ensure they follow our policy and post every job on the Government of Canada’s recruitment platform.

“The public service needs to use modern recruitment methods to attract the workforce of the future from across the country. Social media and other advertisement means are key to achieving that goal, but should not replace the required publication on the GC Jobs website.

“The PSC is committed to safeguarding a merit-based, representative and non-partisan public service. The public service needs a large breadth of skills to ensure it can offer the right programs and services for Canadians. We support the recruitment of a diverse public service that represents Canada and meets the needs of Canadians.”

The PSC is responsible for promoting and safeguarding a merit-based, representative and non-partisan public service that serves all Canadians, in collaboration with its stakeholders. It also manages the tools for public service recruitment, providing applicants and managers with a single portal to access all public service job opportunities. The PSC reports independently to Parliament on its mandate.


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