Recruitment of Policy Leaders – Information for managers

Looking to hire master’s or PhD graduates who are passionate about contributing to Canadian and international policy-making? Take your pick from an assessed pool of exceptional leaders (from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of experience and skills) ready to tackle public policy challenges in mid- to senior-level policy jobs, at the EC-5 to EC-7 level, or equivalent.

How it works

  1. Consult our list of policy leaders and find candidates who match your needs (this link is accessible only on the Government of Canada network).
  2. Contact the candidate’s mentor to confirm your candidate as a good match for your opportunity.
  3. Contact us at for your candidate’s résumé and a summary of their assessment results.
  4. Take care of the final steps:
    • arrange for security clearance and second language evaluation (if necessary)
    • obtain your priority clearance number and ensure the conditions of employment are met
    • assess your candidates against any other requirements or organizational needs (if required)
  5. Hire and onboard your new recruit(s), and send us a copy of the signed letter of offer.

Contact us

Have questions? To learn more about the Recruitment of Policy Leaders program, or for a presentation on how our candidates could help you meet your organizational goals, email us today at!

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