Bilingual Positions in the Federal Public Service: Responsibilities

The Government of Canada is committed to providing service to Canadians in both official languages. Organizations which help to ensure this happens include:

Public Service Commission (PSC):

  • develops and oversees administration of tests to evaluate second language proficiency
  • ensures that testing practices meet professional standards
  • advertises positions

Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) develops policies to ensure that federal institutions:

  • serve Canadians in the official language of their choice
  • create and maintain a work environment conductive to the effective use of both official languages
  • provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians within the Public Service
  • develops language proficiency standards used for bilingual positions

Canada School of the Public Service (CSPS):

  • develops second language courses
  • provide second language training to persons employed in the Public Service
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