Current Selection Processes

We know that our country is stronger and our government and business more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government and business sector as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal for the Minister of Transport is to ensure that Canada's transportation system supports our ambitious economic growth and job creation agenda.

The Minister of Transport is currently seeking applications from experienced, diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

Member (Federal Nominee – part-time position), Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) is a community based, non-share capital and not-for-profit corporation. Among other things, the WAA operates the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Full responsibility for the operation, management, maintenance and development of the Airport was transferred from the federal government to the WAA in 1997. Its mission is to provide excellent airport services and facilities in a fiscally prudent manner. The WAA serves the region by providing value to its customers and community. A source of pride for the community, the Airport Authority strives to be a leader in its growth and development.

The WAA Board of Directors comprises respected individuals with a broad array of experience and expertise, including business, finance, accounting and legal professionals, industry experts and community leaders. Nominations to this organization are put forward by the federal government, the government of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, the Rural Municipality of Rosser, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Winnipeg, and the WAA itself.

How to apply

Further details about the WAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by March 31, 2017.

Official Languages and Diversity

Bilingual proficiency in French and English and diversity will be considered in assessing candidates to be nominated for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your application your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a significant public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: project management; engineering; air transportation; public relations; law; communications; security management; community relations; stakeholder engagement; public policy development; and corporate governance; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience in large commercial organizations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of the WAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • aviation-related operations;
    • international trade;
    • tourism;
    • law;
    • project management practices;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • information technology governance and cyber security; and
    • innovation;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Nomination

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be a federal nominee as a member/director of the WAA:

  1. Anyone that is less than 18 years of age;
  2. A person who is not an individual;
  3. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen;
  4. An individual who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt;
  5. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable;
  6. A person who has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the employment of that person;
  7. A person holding federal, provincial or municipal elected office;
  8. An individual who is employed by, or who provides services on a full-time basis under contract to, any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in Right of any Province of Canada.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the WAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant WAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Member (Federal Nominee – part-time position), Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is a not-for-profit corporation without share capital and is responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal–Dorval International Airport) and Montréal–Mirabel International Airport pursuant to a long-term lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. ADM's mission is to: provide quality airport services that are safe, secure, efficient and consistent with the specific needs of the community; foster economic development in the Greater Montréal Area, especially through the development of facilities for which it is responsible; and co-exist in harmony with the surrounding environment, particularly in matters of environmental protection.

ADM's Board of Directors is made up of residents of the Greater Montréal Area who are professionals from the world of aviation and business. Their combined range of expertise allows the Board of Directors to fulfil its role and responsibilities. Nominations to ADM's Board of Directors are made by the federal government (2 positions), by the Board of Directors, after consulting with the Government of Québec (1 position), the Montréal Metropolitan Community (5 positions), the major air carriers serving the Montréal-Trudeau Airport (2 positions) and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal (3 positions), and by the Board of Directors itself (1 position).

How to apply

Further details about ADM and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resumé to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by March 31, 2017.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. You are therefore encouraged to mention in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in both official languages.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide in your cover letter examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Proven, recognized experience and expertise in human resource management and labour relations in a large organization;
  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a board member for a public or private sector organization or as an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through professional experience in large commercial organizations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of ADM and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • business, including finance, business administration, commerce and/or economics;
    • human resource and/or labour relations management;
    • knowledge of governments and/or government relations.
  • Ability to innovate, anticipate emerging issues and oversee organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, ADM's business partners, nominating bodies and other stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the experience requirements and the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinking.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

To be a director of ADM, a candidate must:

  1. be an individual at least 18 years of age;
  2. be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  3. have his or her principal residence in Quebec within the meaning of section 54 of the Income Tax Act;
  4. not have been found to be incapable by a court in Canada or elsewhere;
  5. not be an undischarged bankrupt;
  6. not be and not have been, during the two (2) years preceding the nomination date:
    1. a member of the Senate of Canada, the House of Commons or the National Assembly;
    2. a person holding elected office or an employee of a regional authority or municipality;
    3. a director, officer or employee of an air carrier or a nominating body;
  7. not be and not have been, during the year preceding the nomination date, an employee or agent of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or of the Province of Quebec or an employee of a federal or provincial Crown corporation;
  8. not be a director, officer or employee of a trade union designated as bargaining agent for a group of employees of the Organization or an air carrier;
  9. be independent; for greater certainty, a person is not independent where the person
    1. has a relationship or interest which, in the Board's opinion, hinders or could be perceived as hindering the person's ability to act in the best interests of ADM;
    2. is an officer, other than the President and Chief Executive Officer, or employee of ADM;
    3. is a Person related to a director of ADM or to a person referred to in sub-paragraphs 6) a), b) or c) or to a person referred to in sub-paragraphs 9) b), d), e) or f);
    4. is a shareholder of a body corporate in which ADM has an interest;
    5. is a director, officer or employee of another Canadian airport authority;
    6. receives remuneration or a financial benefit from ADM which is unrelated to the person's duties as a director or officer.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board meetings as stipulated by ADM, comply with any requirements for participation in sub-committees meetings and annual general meetings, and perform such other duties as may be required.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation governing ADM, and comply with relevant ADM by-laws, organization values statement and code of conduct and fulfil any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in any legislation or ADM's by-laws or constituting documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and used for similar opportunities.

Member (Federal Nominee – part-time position), Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority

The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority (OMCIAA) is a not-for-profit corporation that manages, operates and develops airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region, generating more than $2.2 billion annually in total economic activity in Ottawa and Gatineau. The Authority ensures quality, safe, secure, sustainable and affordable air transportation services are provided to the airport's customers and communities and be a driver of economic growth within Canada's Capital Region.

The OMCIAA board of directors comprises professionals from the world of aviation and business, as well as local citizens. Nominations are made by the Minister of Transport, the Government of Ontario, the City of Ottawa, the City of Gatineau, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, the Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority, the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce, Invest Ottawa, and the OMCIAA.

How to apply

Further details about the OMCIAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by March 31, 2017.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset. You are therefore encouraged to include in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your cover letter:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a significant public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting or finance, engineering, air transportation, public relations, law, communications, security management, community relations, stakeholder engagement, public policy development, and corporate governance;
  • A certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors or equivalent would be an asset; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience in large commercial organizations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of OMCIAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of an airport;
    • air carrier management;
    • tourism;
    • law;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • strategic planning;
    • engineering;
    • information technology and cyber security; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the OMCIAA's business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be director of OMCIAA:

  1. Anyone who is younger than 18 years of age;
  2. A person who is not an individual;
  3. A person who does not have power under law to contract;
  4. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  5. An individual who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt;
  6. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable;
  7. A person who has been convicted of an indictable offence or an offence related to the violation of any law of Canada or the law of a province relating to securities regulation;
  8. A person who has, in the previous six months, had a relationship with the OMCIAA or one of its Selecting Bodies that could, in the opinion of the Board as expressed by resolution, reasonably be perceived to interfere with the ability to discharge his or her fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the OMCIAA or is a director, officer or employee of any corporation that has, or had such a relationship within that period;
  9. A person that is related to an officer or director of OMCIAA;
  10. A person who has been an employee of the OMCIAA;
  11. An individual who is or who in the last two years has been:
    1. A member of the Senate, House of Commons or the legislature of a province;
    2. an employee or agent of Her Majesty in Right of Canada or of any province of Canada, or an employee or agent of a crown corporation;
    3. an elected official of a municipality;
    4. an officer or employee of a municipality;
    5. a director, officer or employee of an air carrier; or
    6. a shareholder of a subsidiary of the OMCIAA.

You must be willing to participate in person in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the OMCIAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required. Board meetings and/or committee meetings take place at the airport or elsewhere in the National Capital Region. Transportation to and from board meetings are the responsibility of the individual.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant OMCIAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

You must be willing to provide a written declaration to the OMCIAA that you have read the Conflict of Interest Rules of the OMCIAA and that, to the best of your knowledge, are in compliance with those rules. You must also complete a questionnaire relating to the Conflict of Interest Rules of the OMCIAA and the Governance Committee of the OMCIAA must be satisfied that you are not in a position of a conflict of interest under such rules.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Member (Federal Nominee – part-time position), Gander International Airport Authority Inc.

The Gander International Airport Authority (GIAA) is a not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at the Gander International Airport. The GIAA plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Town of Gander and the Central Newfoundland Region. The GIAA's mission statement is to "operate a viable, safe, and secure international airport."

The GIAA board of directors comprises professionals from all disciplines from across Central Newfoundland committed to operate a strong and safe airport for the benefit of the region. Nominations are made by the federal government, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Town Council of the Town of Gander, the Town of New Wes Valley, the Gander Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lewisporte and Area Chamber of Commerce, the Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the GIAA.

How to apply

Further details about the GIAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by March 31, 2017.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset. You are therefore encouraged to include in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your cover letter:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a significant public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting or finance; engineering; air transportation; public relations; law; communications; security management; community relations; stakeholder engagement; public policy development; and corporate governance; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience in a private sector setting would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of GIAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy and;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of an airport;
    • international trade;
    • tourism;
    • law;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and think tactically;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, and key stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Analytical and Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be director of GIAA:

  1. Anyone that is less than 18 years of age;
  2. A person who is not an individual;
  3. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen;
  4. An individual who is not a permanent resident of the Gander Airport Service area, inclusive of all communities between Badger and Clarenville;
  5. An individual who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt;
  6. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable;
  7. A person who has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the employment of that person;
  8. A person holding federal, provincial or municipal elected office;
  9. An individual who is employed by, or who provides services on a full-time basis under contract to, any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in Right of any Province of Canada.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the GIAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required. A comprehensive orientation program and support for mentoring are provided for all new GIAA Directors.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant GIAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Member (Federal Nominee – Part-time position), Regina Airport Authority Inc.

Regina Airport Authority Inc. (RAA) is a not-for-profit corporation which operates Regina International Airport under a 60-year lease from Transport Canada. RAA's local Management Team oversees the day-to-day operations and development of Regina International Airport. The Authority is 100% self-financing, and does not receive any public monies from any level of government.

The RAA Board of Directors comprises professionals from the world of aviation and business, as well as local citizens. Nominations are made by the City of Regina, the City of Moose Jaw, the Rural Municipality of Sherwood No. 150, RAA, the Government of Saskatchewan and the federal government.

How to apply

Further details about the RAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by April 14, 2017.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset. You are therefore encouraged to include in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your cover letter:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a significant public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting or finance, engineering, air transportation, public relations, law, communications, security management, community relations, stakeholder engagement, public policy development, and corporate governance; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience in large commercial organizations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of RAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of an airport;
    • international trade;
    • tourism;
    • law;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • information technology and cyber security; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the RAA's business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be director of RAA:

  1. Anyone that is less than 18 years of age;
  2. A person who is not an individual;
  3. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  4. An individual who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt;
  5. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable;
  6. A person who has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the employment of that person;
  7. A person holding federal, provincial or municipal elected office;
  8. An individual who is employed by, or who provides services on a full-time basis under contract to, any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in Right of any Province of Canada.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the RAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant RAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Member (Federal Nominee – Part-time position), Vancouver Airport Authority

The Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) is an independent, community-based not-for-profit corporation that operates the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). In 1992, VAA took over control of YVR from Transport Canada. YVR's Board of Directors provides stewardship for the Airport Authority and seeks to foster the long-term success of the airport. The Board's fundamental role is to ensure that the Airport Authority fulfills its role in a safe, efficient and reliable manner.

The VAA board of directors is comprised of up to 15 directors, nine of which are nominated by the following "Nominating Entities": the federal government (two nominees); the City of Vancouver; the City of Richmond; Metro Vancouver; the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade; the Law Society of British Columbia; the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia; and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. In addition, the Airport Authority's President and CEO serves on the Board by virtue of his or her position and the Board may appoint up to five directors from the community at large. Board members collectively must have experience in relation to air transportation, aviation broadly, business, finance, law, government, engineering, the organization of workers and the interests of consumers.

How to apply

Further details about the VIAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by April 14, 2017.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset. You are therefore encouraged to include in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your cover letter:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a significant public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: managing large capital or land development projects, international business particularly in Asian markets, new economy particularly in business intelligence and analytics, aviation and airline transportation industry, tourism marketing or legal industry; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience as a senior executive (Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President) in a large commercial organization would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of VAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy and;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of an airport;
    • international trade;
    • tourism marketing;
    • law;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or new economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • information technology and cyber security; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the VAA's business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be director of VAA:

  1. Anyone that is less than 18 years of age;
  2. A person who is not an individual;
  3. A person who is not a Canadian citizenFootnote *;
  4. A person who is not a resident of British ColumbiaFootnote *;
  5. A person who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt;
  6. An person who has been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country;
  7. A person who has been convicted of an offence in connection with the promotion, formation or management of a corporation or an unincorporated business, or involving fraud;
  8. A person holding federal, provincial or municipal elected office;
  9. A person nominated for federal, provincial or municipal elected office when the election has not occurred;
  10. An individual who is employed by, or who provides services on a full-time basis under contract to, any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in Right of any Province of Canada.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the VAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required. A Director Specification document has been developed. The document includes information about VAA, its current Board and Executive Team, and the time commitment required among other items.

You must possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant VAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Members (Federal Nominee – two (2) Part-time positions), Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport Authority

The Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport Authority (GMRLIAA) is a not-for-profit corporation headed by the board of directors. The corporation has no shareholders and receives no government funding or subsidies. The Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) became the first privatized National Airport System airport in Atlantic Canada on September 1, 1997 – 60 years after first opening. The GMRLIAA's board of directors contracted Vantage Airport Group, internationally recognized as a leader in airport management, to manage the GMRLIAA on its behalf.

The GMRLIAA board of directors comprises professionals from the world of aviation and business, as well as local citizens. Nominations are made by the federal government, the Government of New Brunswick, the Municipality of Moncton, the Municipality of Riverview, the Municipality of Dieppe, the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce, 3plus Economic Development Corporation, and Greater Moncton International Airport Authority Inc.

How to apply

Further details about the GMRLIAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by April 22 2017.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset. You are therefore encouraged to include in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your cover letter:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a significant public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting or finance, engineering, air transportation, public relations, law, communications, security management, community relations, stakeholder engagement, public policy development, and corporate governance; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience in large commercial organizations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of GMRLIAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of an airport;
    • international trade;
    • tourism;
    • law;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • information technology and cyber security; and
    • innovation.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the GMRLIAA's business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be director of GMRLIAA:

  1. Anyone that is less than 18 years of age;
  2. A person who is not an individual;
  3. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  4. An individual who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt;
  5. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable;
  6. A person who has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the employment of that person;
  7. A person holding federal, provincial or municipal elected office;
  8. An individual who is employed by, or who provides services on a full-time basis under contract to, any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in Right of any Province of Canada.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the GMRLIAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant GMRLIAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

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