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The Canada Council invites accomplished creative administrative and professional candidates with a desire to help shape the country’s artistic landscape to join our team.

We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and a progressive work environment.

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Rewarding

Artists are special souls of the world. It gives me great pleasure to know that what I do every day can contribute to the well-being of artists – and I take it seriously.

Shuni Tsou, Program Officer, Equity Office

A Great Space to Work

In the Heart of Ottawa

The Canada Council recently moved to a stunning new home at 150 Elgin St. in the heart of downtown Ottawa and just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings.

Surrounded by Art

Our offices include a publicly accessible exhibition space and in addition are lined with a stunning selection of art works from the Canada Council Art Bank, making beauty and inspiration a part of daily life at Council.

Environmental Commitment

Our offices are in Performance Court, a Gold, Class A LEED-certified tower. Our open-concept workspaces take advantage of natural light throughout the building. Much of the interior was fashioned from recycled or refurbished materials and state-of-the-art climate controls keep our staff comfortable despite a low carbon footprint.

Dynamic

It’s a pivotal moment to be at Canada Council, and working in Indigenous arts in Canada.  I am honoured to be part of an organization that is deeply committed to advancing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of this land.

Steven Loft, Creating Knowing and Sharing

An Employer of Choice

Competitive Salaries

As a highly respected federal Crown corporation, the Canada Council offers competitive salaries to both its executives and employees.

Benefits

Council also offers a highly comprehensive benefit package to employees and their families: from an excellent pension plan to medical and dental coverage.

Training

Council believes in professional development and makes training opportunities available to all employees to develop the skills and competencies to excel to succeed now and in the future.

Passionate

The Canada Council is an exciting environment where I’m surrounded by passionate people – employees and artists.

Christine Couture, Client Services Assistant, Canada Council Art Bank

Current opportunities

Explore our current opportunities!

Compensation and Benefits Advisor

Closing date: 20 July, 2018
Competition: 2125 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Scale: $65,902 to $79,469

Program Assistant

Closing date: 25 July, 2018
Competition: 2018-03 (Interne/Externe)
Status: Temporary full-time until March 29, 2019 and five (5) month casual contracts
Salary Scale: $48,489 to $58,287

Senior Administrative Assistant

Closing date: 25 July, 2018
Competition: 3250 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Scale: $54,940 to $66,519

Manager, Information Management

Closing date: 25 July, 2018
Competition: 4600 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Scale: $96,900 to $121,600

Program Officer, Performing Arts

Closing date: 3 August, 2018
Competition: 3511 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Scale: $72,206 to $87,112

Senior Human Resources Advisor

Closing date: 8 August, 2018
Competition: 2107 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Scale: $72,206 to $87,112

Financial Data Analyst

Closing date: 17 August, 2018
Competition: 8027 (Internal/External)
Status: Temporary full-time until June 21, 2019
Salary Scale: $65,902 to $79,469

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The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities) when you apply.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Application Form

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For Inquiries:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca


Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.