Working in a dynamic, fast paced and stimulating environment, the successful candidate will be joining a cadre of well-qualified locally-engaged and Canada-based migration officers. Following a rigorous 6 month training program and successful completion of a course in Canada, the incumbent would be granted delegated decision-making authority and will be expected to work independently and undertake a full range of complex and rewarding duties.
Key activities: Review, process and assess applications to determine whether clients meet eligibility and admissibility requirements for a temporary resident visa, study permit, or work permit for entry to Canada in accordance with applicable legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and procedures;
Participate in promotion and recruitment activities, prepare reports, and deliver briefings and presentations;
Supervise staff, conduct performance management; may be involved in staffing;
Perform other duties as required.
On occasion, travel to other countries may be required;
Candidates will initially be screened based on the essential qualifications in relation to education, experience and languages. They must demonstrate clearly in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.
A degree from a recognised university
• Fluency in English (both written and oral)
• Fluency in Turkish (both written and oral)
You must provide evidence of your English language ability as follows:
• A recent language test score from IELTS showing each score at 6 or above*, or
• Proof of graduation from an English language medium high school, or
• Proof of graduation from an English language medium university, or
• Proof of at least one year of recent continuous work experience in an office where English was the principal language of work.**
*IELTS TRF examination date must be within the past two years.
** Recent is defined as being in the last five years.
• A minimum of *2 years of demonstrated recent experience working in an office environment, with a high degree of comfort and familiarity using the internet and standard work processing software (MS Word, Excel, etc).
* 2 years of demonstrated recent experience is defined as a period of at least two consecutive years within the last five years.
• A minimum of **1 year of demonstrated recent experience working in the immigration or consular section of a foreign mission, or working in case management of individual clients in an International Organization.
**1 year of demonstrated recent experience is defined as a period of at least one continuous year within the last five years.
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following:
written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment. Unless indicated, rated requirements apply to all positions.
• Ability to review, interpret and apply legislation, policies, procedures and other program-specific documents
• Ability to assess and evaluate applications
• Ability to formulate and defend precise, logical and sometimes complex arguments
• Ability to draft professional correspondence and reports
• Ability to work independently, and manage and prioritize tasks
• Ability to direct the work of others
• Values and ethics – Serving through integrity and respect
• Thinking things through – Innovating through Analysis and Ideas
• Engagement – Working effectively with people, organizations, partners
• Excellence through results – Delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities
• Critical thinking and judgment
• Action Management
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Networking/alliance building
• Knowledge of French (both written and oral)
• Knowledge of Arabic (both written and oral)
• Knowledge of Persian (both written and oral)
• Experience working as a delegated decision maker pursuant to a legislative and regulatory framework (a delegated decision maker is an individual who has been granted the legislative authority to make discretionary decisions pursuant to a legislative and regulatory framework);
• Experience in using Global Case Management System (GCMS)
• Ability to work overtime (compensated)
• Annual leave dates may be restricted due to operational needs
• Willingness and ability to undergo training
• Adhere to Canada’s Code on Values & Ethics
• Willing and able to travel to Ottawa for a period of up to three weeks to complete the designation training.
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening including:
o a criminal record check
o National ID, professional and educational certificates
o Credit history check
o Reference check
• Please note that Reliability Status must be maintained throughout your employment at the Embassy, as failure to do so may result in dismissal.
• Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
• The incumbent will be initially hired as a Case Analyst on a conditional basis and paid the LE-06 salary. After a minimum of 6 months of fully satisfactory performance, they will be required to travel to our Headquarters in Ottawa for intensive designation training for a period of 3 weeks. Upon successful completion of the training and examination, the incumbent will be appointed to the full Designated Migration Officer (Temporary Residents) level and paid the LE-07 salary once completed. The salary will increase to 128 335 TRY per annum. Salary is not negotiable. Successful completion of the designation process within the prescribed period (usually 6 months, depending on the training schedule) is a condition of employment.
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• Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications. It is recommended that candidates structure their cover letter based on the sections outlined in the Essential Qualifications and in the Asset Qualifications (where applicable) in order to best demonstrate how these are met.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to:
[email protected] prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Turkey does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending interviews or participating in the interview process then please let us know whilst making the application.
• Salaries at the Embassy of Canada in Turkey are established and revised based on a mid-local market employer policy.
• Gross salaries are paid to the employees who are in turn responsible to pay their income taxes to the Turkish Government at the end of the fiscal year.
• The Embassy of Canada in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul do not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Ankara which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.