This is an extension of an earlier posting and if you have already applied there is no requirement to re-apply.

This reposting is only for candidates to the Québec region panel.

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger, and our government 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 as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is to protect our 3 oceans, coasts, waterways and fisheries and ensure that they remain healthy for future generations.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Board member (part-time positions)

Atlantic Fisheries Licence Appeal Board

The Atlantic Fisheries Licence Appeal Board is an appeal board that operates at arm’s length from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It provides fishers with an independent last level of appeal when they are dissatisfied with licensing decisions made by officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The Board makes recommendations to the Minister on such appeals, as well as makes recommendations on changes to licensing policy and, upon request, any decision that the Minister may wish to have reviewed.

The Board will be comprised of Regional Licence Appeal Board Panels: one serving the Newfoundland and Labrador Region; one serving the Maritimes Region;  one serving the Gulf Region (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), and one serving Quebec region. 

Board members are responsible for hearing licence appeal cases and providing recommendations to the Minister based on participation in the hearings. 

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found online.

Candidates must apply online by December 15, 2017. English and French appointment opportunities will be produced in an alternative format upon request. Your cover letter and résumé should be sent to at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Per diem: $200 to $250 plus travel and living expenses

Position location: Various locations

Official languages and diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. 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. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language or your membership in one of these groups.

To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application.

Education and experience


Note: Equivalency may be considered as:

  1. a combination of education, such as a high-school diploma, post-secondary education, other training/course work
  2. plus significant experience, like 7 to 10 years working in the fishing industry in a role that has allowed the development of an understanding of:
    • fisheries management issues
    • licensing policy
    • intent and impacts as a licence holder, a fleet representative or an industry advisor

Note: Experience will be considered as either direct experience in these areas or experience working with individuals who are directly involved in the fishing industry, such as:

  1. experience gained through provision of legal, financial or other form of advisory or operational support
  2. representation to individuals working in the fishing industry or some other role that has allowed the development of an understanding of fisheries management issues, licensing policy, its intent and impacts

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

Knowledge, skills and abilities

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:  

Eligibility factors and conditions of employment

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

If you are appointed to one of these positions, you:

For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

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

This is an extension of an earlier posting and if you have already applied there is no requirement to re-apply.