Amendments to certain qualification standards

Date: June 21, 2021
To: Heads of Human Resources
c.c.: Chiefs of Staffing and Chiefs of Classification

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise departments and agencies of the recently approved amendments related to certain Qualification Standards. The revisions take effect on June 21, 2021 and are available on the Government of Canada site.


These amendments are intended to meet our commitments on inclusiveness, improve recruitment potential, and provide consistency in policy application, and they reflect feedback received from consultation with various stakeholders.


Overview of the changes:


From the effective date forward, departments are to use the revised Qualification Standards.

Selection processes which were started prior to the effective date of the amended Qualification Standards will be subject to the Qualification Standards in effect prior to June 21, 2021.

Advertised job postings will be reviewed to ensure compliance with the amendments. Where issues are identified, departments will be contacted.


All questions pertaining to this bulletin should be directed to your Departmental Corporate Staffing Official who, if required, will direct their questions to the Qualification Standards team at

Original signed by

Marie-Chantal Girard
A/Assistant Deputy Minister
Employment Conditions and Labour Relations
Office of the Chief of Human Resources Officer
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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