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Careers at the Agency

Come join our team

At the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency you may find a career that fits your strengths and talents. We can help you make the most of your education and skills!

The Agency recruits people with a wide variety of professional, scientific, technical, specialized and non-specialized skills. The Agency is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. We encourage Canadians of all backgrounds to apply for positions with the Agency.

Why work at the Agency?

  • Our work matters to Canadians and to Canada's environment. Agency employees work hard to help eliminate or reduce a project's potential effects on the environment through the environmental assessment process.
  • The Agency is a small government organization and this gives employees the chance to work on a wide variety of projects and initiatives.
  • The Agency is committed to being a workplace of choice, where the work and opinions of all employees are valued and appreciated.
  • In the latest Public Service Employee Survey, Agency employees recommended the organization as a good place to work.
  • Agency employees adhere to a high standard of ethics and values, including: respect for democracy, respect for people, integrity, stewardship, and excellence.

What can I do at the Agency?

There are often job opportunities in each of the Agency's three sectors.

Corporate Services Sector

The Corporate Services Sector provides support and services for the corporate functions of the Agency. It is responsible for a variety of areas, including: communication services, human resources, finance, procurement, health and safety, planning and administration, information management and information technology.

Policy Development Sector

The Policy Development Sector is responsible for providing policy analysis and advice, developing and implementing legislation, regulations, directives, policies and other measures to define and advance the federal environmental assessment process. It also plays an active role in the provision of guidance and training in support of the Agency's responsibilities. Some examples of jobs within the Agency's Policy Development Sector include policy analysts, policy advisors, program administrators and environmental assessment trainers.

Operations Sector

The Operations Sector is accountable for the delivery of the Agency's legislated and policy-based responsibilities. It is also responsible for meeting the Agency's public participation and Aboriginal consultation objectives in the environmental assessment process. Possible job opportunities within the Operations Sector might include environmental assessment project managers, Aboriginal consultation advisors, project assessment analysts and panel managers.

Student opportunities

Information for students currently in school

The Agency also employs university, college and high school students. Most of the opportunities for student employment at the Agency are offered through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) and the Post-secondary Co-op/Internship Program. Students working under these programs are valuable members of our team.

Information for students who have completed their studies

It may be possible for a student who has worked with the Agency and the federal government to be hired on a term or indeterminate contract through a bridging mechanism once they have completed their studies.

The Public Service Commission's Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) Program is another way for graduates to gain employment with the Agency. Please visit their website for information on the PSR process and testing dates.

How do I apply?

The Agency informs Canadians of job opportunities via the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC). Please visit the PSC website for a list of the current opportunities for employment at the Agency. Be sure to check the Web site on a regular basis since some jobs are only posted for a short period of time.

For more information about applying for jobs at the Agency or in the federal public service, please consult the guide on how to apply for a job in the federal public service.