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

Digital Careers - Recruitment campaign for Government of Canada Assistant Deputy Minister / C-Suite Digital Executive

We are 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.

Date posted: May 18, 2022

Closing date: June 8, 2022

Office of the Chief Information Officer - Community Collective Process, Various locations
Salary range: EX-04: $174,802 to $205,650 – EX-05: $195,908 to $230,436

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 1). Tenures (indeterminate, deployment, acting, assignment, secondment, specified period, Interchange Canada) may vary according to the position being staffed.

Footnote 1Note that the intent is to make appointments on a bilingual imperative basis. However, some appointments could be made on a bilingual non-imperative basis.'

Footnote 1A non-imperative appointment means that a qualified candidate could be indeterminately appointed into a position and will have a maximum of 2 years to achieve the required bilingual level of the position, through formal full-time language training, at government expense.

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):

EDUC- Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

EX 1 – Significant and recentFootnote 1 experience leading digital strategy in a multilayer, complexFootnote 2 organization

EX 2 – Experience applying modern digital practices to improve user experiences in services or products in one or more of the following streams:

  • IT Enterprise Architecture
  • IT Software Solutions
  • IT Planning and Reporting
  • IT Infrastructure Operations
  • IT Database Management
  • IT Business Line Advisory Services
  • IT Project Portfolio Management
  • IT Security/Information Security / Cyber Security
  • Information and Data Policy and Governance
  • Information and Data Architecture
  • Information and Data Management Services
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Data Visualization
  • Data and Data Science Engineering
  • Data Analytics and Data Science Centres of Excellence

EX 3 – RecentFootnote 1 experience managing significantFootnote 2 finance and complexFootnote 3 human resources matters. Please clearly indicate budgets and human resource numbers in your immediate scope.

EX 4 – Experience leading an organization through a large scaleFootnote 4 technology focused transformation from inception to delivery

EX-05 - 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 diversity, equity and/or inclusion strategies


  • A1 - Ability to effectively present and communicate complex technology concepts to a variety of audiences, including but not limited to Deputy Ministers and Ministers

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

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 

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service. 

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site.  This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring.  Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation. 

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.
    • In 500 words or less why you are passionate about digital government
    • In 500 words or less why you think you would be a great C-Suite Digital Executive

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 here to be submitted with your application.

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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