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Disclosure of Position Reclassifications

In accordance with the Government of Canada’s legislation as well as the policy on the publication of information concerning the reclassification of occupied positions in departments, crown corporations and agencies, this website provides information on the reclassification of positions for the Canada Council for the Arts.

The following are some of the reasons that the duties of a position change resulting in a reclassification of the position:

  • Changes to program mandates;
  • Management reorganization in response to external conditions that increase or decrease available resources;
  • Management reorganization to make more efficient and effective use of financial and human resources, such as technology innovations, changes in employee competencies; or
  • Reassignment of work by managers among existing human resources to increase productivity, such as in response to vacancies that require temporary or permanent reassignment of work;
  • Results from a classification grievance.

Reclassification of occupied positions at the Canada Council for the Arts is an important and necessary business management option. However, when contemplating changes to a position that may result in reclassification, management must endeavour to ensure the proper, effective and efficient use of public money. The cost implication associated with upward reclassification must be known, transparent and support accountability for classification decisions.

Information on this website will be updated every three months. The Amendments to the Access to Information Act and related policies include a requirement to include the effective date of position reclassifications, starting on July 1, 2019.