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Recruitment 2011 - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

Ongoing Position: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2011

It is my pleasure to inform you that from September 15 to October 11, 2011 the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is inviting applications from candidates interested in joining the public service as Foreign Service Officers (FS-01), Management Consular Officers (AS-04), Commerce Officers (CO-01), and Policy Officers (EC-04).

Please inform the graduating students in your university to consider a career with DFAIT in one of three career streams: International Trade, Political Economic or Management Consular. Our career streams are global in scale and offer the chance to make a positive difference to Canada as part of worldwide network of professionals working in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world. More information about our current recruitment campaign and each of these exciting career streams can be found on our Careers website,

In terms of essential qualifications, our focus is on key competencies such as teamwork, adaptability and flexibility, cross-cultural sensitivity and client focus. A working ability in several foreign languages such as Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin or Russian is considered an asset. Bilingualism in both official languages is required for most positions but successful applicants could be offered language training at the department's expense. Since our recruitment is competency based, we encourage graduating students from all disciplines who are Canadian citizens to apply. The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages women, Aboriginal persons, persons with a disability and members of visible minority groups to apply.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is inviting interested candidates to apply for these positions until October 11, 2011.  Details about the application process can be found on the PSC-Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign site,