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 by May 30, 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.

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