CO-OP SPRING/SUMMER 2023: Junior Policy Analyst

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: January 18, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Modern Treaty and Self-Government Policy Directorate

Junior Policy Officer

Summer 2023

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)’s mandate is to
continue to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government
relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis; modernize Government
of Canada structures to enable Indigenous peoples to build capacity and support their
visions of self-determination; and, lead the Government of Canada’s work in the North.
These efforts include continuing to modernize our institutional structure and governance
so that Indigenous peoples can build capacity that supports implementation of their
vision of self-determination and well-being.

CIRNAC’s Implementation Sector provides whole-of-government leadership in the
implementation of modern treaties, self-government and other constructive agreements.
We advance and support intergovernmental relationships and we advise, collaborate
and build capacity for meaningful engagement to support the full and fair
implementation of the spirit and intent of agreements.

The Modern Treaty and Self-Government Policy Directorate (MTSGPD) within the
Implementation Sector is responsible for leading and contributing to the development of
policy reforms to support the implementation of modern treaties and self-government
agreements and advance the Government of Canada’s ongoing relationship with
Indigenous partners. The work undertaken by MTSGPD includes (inter alia): codeveloping policies with Indigenous partners, engaging with other levels of government,
implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(UN Declaration); and, providing strategic advice and direction on the implementation of
modern treaties and self-government agreements.

Positions to be filled: TBD

Locations: Various work arrangements from within Canada (physical offices are located in Gatineau, QC and Vancouver, BC)

Position Type: Full-time

Work Term: commencing May 2023 (4 month term, with the possibility of extension).

The projected term is from May 1, 2023 until August 31, 2023.

Salary: Based on Government of Canada rates for post-secondary students (dependent
on amount of work terms completed and level of education).

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Hours: 37.5 hours/week



The successful candidate will perform the following duties for the MTSGPD:
• research and analysis of information pertaining to Indigenous groups in Canada;
• develop media scans and project tracking;
• draft of briefing notes, correspondences, presentations, and reports;
• coordinate of dockets and correspondences (as needed);
• manage information and filing electronic documents;
• deliver presentations to the team and to management;
• attend meetings with a variety of partners and stakeholders, including colleagues from
CIRNAC and other government departments, as well as Indigenous partners;
• provide support on administrative and operational issues;
• other duties as required

This position is open to students in and beyond their third year of undergraduate studies, in
graduate studies, or in a law degree, in a field of study relevant to the position. This could
include, but is not limited to: sociology/anthropology, history, communications, policy analysis,
negotiation, conflict resolution, political science, social sciences, geography and environmental
studies, public administration, law, Canadian studies, or an Indigenous studies program.

• English or French Essential;
• Collaborative; strong interpersonal skills;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• Strong digital literacy and information management capacity;
• Solid analytical and research skills;
• Strong attention to detail and excellent sense of organization;
• Ability to manage work activities, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure;
• Willingness to learn.

(Asset qualifications are not essential to perform the work but – now or in the future – would
benefit the organization or be an enhancement in terms of the work to be performed.)
• Knowledge of Indigenous issues;
• An understanding of Indigenous governance arrangements in Canada;
• Strong cultural competency;
• Previous federal public service employment experience;

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• Bilingual fluency in English and French;
• Currently enrolled in a graduate studies program.

The Public Service of Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees’ population
contributes to its strength and integrity. In support of achieving a diversified workforce, we
encourage Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible
minority groups to apply. Therefore, preference may be given to candidates in the above
mentioned categories.

In accordance with the Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations, preference will
be accorded to candidates who are Canadian Citizens, within the meaning of the Citizenship Act
or a permanent resident, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act, and will be appointed ahead of other persons who do not meet these

Security Clearance – Reliability Status

As this position is expected to be primarily remotely-based, successful candidates may be
required to provide their own computer, as well as sufficient broadband internet access in order
to connect to the CIRNAC network and to participate in videoconferencing. CIRNAC will provide
access to the corporate network via Citrix.
Students will be expected to comply with the return to the office directives for federal public
servants which apply at the time they begin their contract. More information can be found here:
Direction on prescribed presence in the workplace –
CIRNAC continues to closely follow public health guidelines from provincial/territorial and
federal health authorities, including guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and
Public Service and Procurement Canada.
Successful candidates may be offered the option of extending their co-op term, subject to
successful completion of the first co-op term and budgetary allowances. Please indicate in your
cover letter if you are interested in an 8-month work term.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only candidates who
are considered for the interview process will be contacted.

• Candidates must provide a brief cover letter outlining how they meet the requirements of
the position, as well as demonstrating an interest / lived experience working on issues
that affect Indigenous groups in Canada.

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• As a separate page of their cover letter, candidates must include this table. Candidates
may choose to self-identify by filling in the response column with a “yes’ or “no”

Question Response
Are you a Canadian Citizen?
Are you bilingual in English and French?
Are you an Indigenous person?
Do you identify as a woman?
Are you a person with disabilities?
Are you a member of a visible minority?

• Candidates must provide a writing sample composed within the last year. The maximum
length of the sample is two pages (you may submit the first two pages of a longer
composition). Professional and academic writing samples will be accepted.
• Candidates must also provide a resume and transcript (preferably with a short
description of courses taken that indicate knowledge of Indigenous issues) with their
cover letter, if applicable.
Failure to include the aforementioned documents in your application package will result
in your application being screened out of the competition.

□ Cover Letter
□ Resume
□ Academic Transcripts
□ Writing Sample
□ Filled out Table (above)

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Brown, Geoffrey

Important dates:

Deadline to send applications: Wednesday, Jan 18

Interviews: January 24-26

Hiring decisions announced by January 31