Government of Canada Digital Leaders Recruitment Campaign

Government of Canada Digital Leaders Recruitment Campaign

Some say we can’t modernize government, but we say
We can and we must

Join #GCDigital to deliver democracy in a digital age

We’re on a journey to enhance our services and ways of working, to better serve our citizens. Some say we can’t bring our vision of a more efficient, modernized government to life—to that we say we can and we must. We need senior leaders like you determined to create a real, lasting impact for the future of Canada.

Now Hiring: Digital Leaders (Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Technology Executives, etc.)
Office of the Chief Information Officer - Community Collective Process, Various locations
EX-03: $152,506 -- $179,348
Date posted: September 20, 2022
Closing date: October 4, 2022
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents residing abroad.

Working for the Government of Canada in #GCDigital

As a senior executive with #GCDigital, you will work across federal departments to implement agile, user-focused solutions to improve Canadian life. You will lead teams that exemplify our Digital Standards, with a focus on designing accessible, equitable, reliable services that connect every citizen and business to the true value of our government.

We are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We welcome any applicants regardless of their employment equity status, sexual orientation and gender identity. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

For further information on Digital government, please visit Digital government

For further information on the Key Leadership Competencies, please visit Key Leadership Competencies

If you require accommodation during the assessment process because of a disability or other reason, you must contact before the closing date to coordinate the accommodations.

Intent of the process

Anticipatory community collective process- A pool of qualified persons resulting from this process may be created and may be used to fill similar positions with linguistic profiles at the CBC level (See note belowFootnote *). Tenures (indeterminate, deployment, acting, assignment, secondment, specified period, Interchange Canada) may vary according to the position being staffed.

For more information on language requirements, please visit 'information on language requirements

This pool may be used to staff similar positions in other organizations within the core public administration.

By applying to this process, you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments interested in staffing similar positions.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

What we’re looking for (essential criteria) experience required for the role:

Education - Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
Degree Equivalency

Experience criteria #1 – RecentFootnote 1 and significantFootnote 2 experience setting strategic direction on digitalFootnote 3 programs while reporting to Director Generals or above. Equivalent (e.g. C-Suite or Vice-President) will also be accepted.

Experience criteria #2 – SignificantFootnote 2 experience at the executive level managing complexFootnote 4 humanFootnote 5 and financial resourcesFootnote 6.

Experience criteria #3 – Experience collaborating and maintaining partnerships.

Additional (asset) merit criteria may be identified and assessed depending on the position to be staffed.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
Bilingual Non-Imperative CBC/CBC


K1-Knowledge of the current trends, emerging issues and government policies affecting the use of digital


A1-Ability to communicate effectively orally;
A2-Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Key Leadership Competencies:

KLC1 - Create vision and strategy
KLC2 - Mobilize people
KLC3 - Uphold integrity and respect
KLC4 - Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
KLC5 - Promote innovation and guide change
KLC6 - Achieve results

Character Based Leadership

Character Leadership (CL) dimensions could include: courage, drive, accountability, transcendence, humanity, humility, collaboration, temperance, integrity, justice and/ or judgement

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Organizational needs:

In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status, Secret security clearance, Top secret security clearance 

How to apply

  • Send us an email at including; 
    • Your resume which clearly demonstrates how you gained the essential education and experience required above (including budgets, team sizes, and scope) 
      • If you are currently working in the government, please provide the group and levels associated with your various experience from the past 5 years.
    • Your completed Key Leadership Competency self-assessment (DOC, 28.3 KB):
      • For each Key Leadership Competency below, please clearly explain how you demonstrate the competency in your current role. Please note that explanations should be limited to 200 words per competency. Additional information beyond the first 200 words per competency will not be evaluated. For more information on the Key Leadership Competencies, please visit Key Leadership Competencies - Please note that we will be assessing your answers as well as written communication during this exercise.
        • Create vision and strategy
        • Mobilize people
        • Uphold integrity and respect
        • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
        • Promote innovation and guide change
        • Achieve results
      • Please note that while you may reference your resume for extra context, simply saying see resume is not sufficient to receive full marks.

Please note that we collect employment equity information in support of achieving a diverse workforce. Consideration and prioritization may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Please find the voluntary self-declaration form (DOC, 53.3 KB) here to be submitted with your application.

What to expect

Initial application: 

  • Assessment of candidates against the essential criteria required for the job (education and experience) 
  • Self-assessment by candidates against the Key Leadership Competencies
  • Assessment of written communication leveraging the candidate’s self-assessment submission

Reference checks

  • Validation of key leadership competencies and experience

Virtual interview

  • Assessment of Knowledge and Character based Leadership

Candidate who pass all assessment phases will be deemed qualified in our pool. The ability to communicate orally and in writing will be assessed throughout the entire process.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

If you do not respond to our communications, we will interpret this as your withdrawal from the process.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

Recruitment Privacy Notice Statement

Privacy Notice Statement

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals, including safeguarding the confidentiality of information provided voluntarily through your application. 

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the Public Service Employment Act and the Employment Equity Act.

The information you provide will be collected within Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and shared with other federal government organizations for the purpose of identifying applicants suitable for referrals and appointments to positions within the federal public service. Your personal information will be protected, used, and disclosed in accordance with the Privacy Act and as described in following Personal Information Banks: Staffing (PSE 902), Employment Equity and Diversity (PSE 918), and the Employment Equity Data Bank (TBS PCE 739). 

Employment equity information may be used for related recruitment, human resources management and statistical purposes by the Treasury Board Secretariat and the employing federal department or agency. Also note that the employment equity information that you share during your application may be shared with federal departments or agencies whether or not employment equity is a criterion for screening and selection.

The information you provide may also be collected, retained, used, or disclosed for non-administrative purposes by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s program activities in accordance with the authority under the Public Service Employment Act for the following purposes: studies, evaluations, analytical activities, audits, research, reporting, surveys, and statistical analysis. 

The information may be disclosed to the Public Service Commission’s Investigations Directorate (PSC PPU 010) in accordance with section 8(2) of the Privacy Act and the authority under the Public Service Employment Act. 

Personal information collected for the purpose of the staffing initiative will be retained and disposed according to standard Information Management practices of TBS. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact

By submitting your application, you consent to your personal information being used in accordance with the above. While the provision of this information is voluntary, refusal to provide the requested information may prevent your application from being considered. 

Under the Privacy Act, individuals have the right to request access to and correction of their personal information. If you wish to avail yourself of these rights or require clarification about this privacy notice statement, please contact the TBS Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by email at If you are not satisfied with the response to your privacy concern, you may wish to communicate with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or by email at

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