Notice Of Vacancies
Members – All Regions (full-time and part-time positions)
- $121,700 - $143,100 (full-time positions)
- $605 - $710 per diem (part-time positions)
- Atlantic Region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island,
- Newfoundland/Labrador (regional office in Moncton, New Brunswick)
- Quebec Region (regional office in Montreal, Quebec)
- Ontario/Nunavut Region (regional office in Kingston, Ontario)
- Prairies Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories – regional offices in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta)
- Pacific Region (regional office in Abbotsford, British Columbia)
No closing date: An inventory resulting from this process will be compiled and may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Applications will remain available for consideration for two years following the date of receipt.
The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is an independent administrative tribunal. The PBC makes conditional release decisions for offenders sentenced to federal penitentiaries and for offenders serving sentences of less than two years in provinces and territories that do not have their own parole boards. The PBC is also responsible for making record suspension decisions under the Criminal Records Act and recommendations for the exercise of clemency through the Royal Prerogative of Mercy.
Members of the PBC are committed to the highest standards of excellence in their work.
The successful candidates must have a degree from a recognized university in one of the disciplines comprising the human sciences (law, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, etc.) or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience. A minimum of 5 years experience in a decision-making environment and/or in the interpretation or application of legislation, government policies or directives is essential.
The selected candidates must possess knowledge of the criminal justice system and of the societal issues impacting on the criminal justice environment, including gender, Aboriginal, and visible minority issues. Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Records Act and their interpretation and application related to conditional release and pardons is considered an asset.
The chosen candidates must be able to understand and apply Court decisions, quickly and effectively synthesize relevant case information, and be efficient in managing time and setting priorities. They must have excellent analytical skills, effective interviewing and decision-making skills, as well as clear, concise and comprehensive writing and spoken communications skills. The ability to perform in an environment with a heavy workload and tight time constraints and to perform in a stressful environment is also necessary. Computer skills, specifically in the use of word processing software are essential.
The suitable candidates must possess sound judgement and discretion in managing highly sensitive information. They must be adaptable and flexible, and be sensitive to Aboriginal, multiculturalism and gender issues. Candidates must be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Proficiency in both official languages is considered an asset.
Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the region where they have applied.
Selected candidates must be available to travel extensively outside the immediate area of the regional office to which they have been appointed, and to be away from home overnight frequently to conduct hearings in federal and provincial institutions.
Selected full-time candidates must be willing to relocate to the area of employment or to a location within reasonable commuting distance. Selected part-time candidates must be available to work a minimum of 5 to 10 days per month. A valid driver’s licence is required or a personal means of transportation to penitentiaries throughout the region, some of which are in rural and remote locations, is required.
The government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.
Selected candidates must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Website, under “Reference Material” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca.
Selected candidates will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full‑time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner website at http://www.ciec-ccie.gc.ca
This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its website at
Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae and/or letter of application explicitly addressing the above criteria to Sandra Lynn Roberge, Board Member Secretariat, Parole Board of Canada, Leima Building, 410 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R1, 613‑954‑7457 (Telephone), 613‑941‑6444 (Facsimile) or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bilingual notices of vacancies will be produced in alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613‑941‑5995 or 1‑800‑635‑7943.