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anadian Food Inspection Agency
Saint-François-de-Madawaska (New Brunswick) and Clair (New Brunswick)
VM-01, VM-02
$69,011 to $96,845 (Salary under review)Closing date: N/A

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


VM-01 – Meat Hygiene Veterinarian
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, working in slaughter establishments performing ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of animals, providing consultation services to inspection staff, stakeholders and other government organizations; training of inspection personnel and new veterinarians; and compiling and maintaining reports for management; ensuring compliance with regulations and ensuring humane transport of animals in accordance with international standards and regulations.

VM-02 – Supervisory Veterinarian
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, working in slaughter establishments to execute, manage and enforce the Meat Hygiene Program. They are also responsible for ensuring the implementation of acts and regulations and to manage staff.

Work environment

We offer a bilingual, science-based environment, with excellent benefits, flexible hours, opportunities for advancement, and emphasis on learning and development, and a high level of employee satisfaction. Join a workforce that’s as diverse as the people it serves. You can find some more great reasons to join us on our website:

Intent of the process

This process is intended to staff the current vacant permanent VM-01 French essential position in Clair, New Brunswick and to create and maintain an inventory for future opportunities (temporary and/or permanent) in Saint-François-de-Madawaska and/or Clair, New Brunswick at the VM-01 and VM-02 group and levels.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible since there is currently a vacancy.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Graduation from a recognized school of Veterinary Medicine, defined as:
• Graduation from a veterinary school accredited or approved by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA); OR
• Graduation from another veterinary school and holding a Certificate of Qualification (Parts A, B & C) granted by the National Examining Board of the CVMA.

Degree equivalency


Eligibility for membership in a Canadian veterinary association, defined as:
• Current members of a Canadian veterinary association with a license recognized by the CVMA; AND
• Non-members of Canadian veterinary associations holding a Certificate of Qualification granted by the National Examining Board (NEB) of the CVMA.


For VM-02 Only :

EE1: Experience in supervising staff and/or leading a team

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

French essential
These positions require language competencies in French. Candidates must be able to work effectively in a French environment.

Information on language requirements


EC1: Communication (written and oral)
EC2: Analytical Thinking/Judgment
EC3: Client Service Orientation
EC4: Collaboration/Teamwork
EC5: Self-Confident

For VM-02 Only:
EC6: Team Leadership
EC7: Developing others

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Assessment of additional qualifications (i.e. experience and/or competencies) specific to the requirements of the position being staffed may be required for appointment.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – Applicants who have not lived in Canada for the past five (or ten, depending on security level) years may be required to submit a police certificate from each country in which they have lived for six months or more during this period, as well as other documentation required for the security screening process. Failure to submit this documentation if requested will eliminate the application from further consideration.

The following conditions of employment are required for an appointment from the pool:
• Adherence to the CFIA Code of Conduct.
• Adherence to the CFIA Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Policy.
• Compliance with the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector.
• Legal status to accept employment for the entire period of employment.
• Medical suitability: Pass a Pre-placement Health Evaluation and Periodic Health Evaluation.
• Use of all prescribed safety materials, equipment, clothing and devices.
• Vaccination and re-vaccination with annual serological testing may be required for certain positions.

Any of the following conditions of employment may be required for an appointment from the pool:
• Willing and available to travel.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Assume responsibility for making transportation arrangements to get to diverse and distant work sites in a timely and efficient manner.
• Willing and available to work overtime.
• Willing and available to work shifts or irregular hours (e.g., nights, weekends, statutory holidays).

Other information

The Public Service of Canada 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 when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Please ensure that you read ALL points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process. Failure to read these notes and follow these instructions could result in your application missing required information which may result in your application being eliminated from this selection process.

a) Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

b) For more information on how to apply to a CFIA selection process, please visit:

c) Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact us toll free at 1-800-645-5605 for assistance. If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate this in your application.

d) You will be asked to provide proof of your education credentials later in the process.

e) Various assessment tools may be used in this selection process such as: reference checks, written tests, an interview, etc.

f) For this selection process, the CFIA will communicate with candidates by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. This includes: invitations to assessment, information requests, delivery of assessment results, etc. Applicants must include in their application a valid email address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Some email systems block these types of email. Applicants must ensure to check/view their email accounts including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. Candidates who respond past the deadline risk being removed from the selection process.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Stacey Jewett, Inspection Manager – Animal Health