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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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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.

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.


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


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.

Respectful Workplace

The Council encourages and is committed to a respectful workplace where all employees enjoy an environment free of discrimination, harassment, abuse of power and sexual misconduct.


We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Council directly.

For people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or TTY users, please use your preferred MRS (Message Relay Service) or IP service to contact us.

The Council is in the process of migrating the collection, management and processing of its job applications to a new environment. In this period of transition, there is an increased likelihood that persons requiring accommodation may require additional support.

If you are a person that requires any form of accommodation related to completing online forms, please contact the Council directly so that a member of our team can proactively support you in submitting your application during this period.

Employment equity

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the individuals and communities we serve. We invite applications from individuals with any combination of backgrounds, origins, identities and forms of self-expression. The Council is committed to enhancing representation of the following groups within its workforce: Indigenous people, Black people, racialized people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, women, and members of 2SLGBTQI+ and gender diverse communities.


We encourage you to include information on how you identify in the Voluntary Self-Identification section of the application form. This information is used during the recruitment process to enhance representation of historically underserved and marginalized communities, as per the Employment Equity Act and the Council’s ongoing commitment to equity. This information is also used for reporting at an aggregate level.

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.