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Investment Officer

Section: International Business Development
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Boston
Position no: EXT-426217
Level: LE-09
Competition no: 2019-06
Starting salary: $111,736 USD plus benefits
Date posted: 28 October 2019
Closing date: 19 November 2019

Work for Canada!

With our progressive international and domestic policies, there has never been a better time to work for Canada. Join our global network of investment and trade professionals that operates in more than 161 cities worldwide.

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is seeking an Investment Officer to join our dynamic and results-oriented trade team of professionals to liaise with companies based in New England to promote and facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Canada. Working within a team of ten, this new position is one of two with a responsibility for investment promotion.

Foreign investment is a fundamental driver of Canada’s economy and prosperity. Last year, Canada recorded its largest inflow of foreign direct investment in four years and the interest is growing.

Summary of duties: 

Working within the international business development team of the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, under the general direction of the Consul and Trade Commissioner for Investment, the investment officer acts as the focal point responsible for liaising with companies based in New England to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Canada.  The incumbent is responsible for the facilitation of greenfield and expansion investments in Canada.

Position open to:

Employment tenure:

The position has a specified period of employment of 3 years, with the possibility of a term extension or a change in status to indeterminate based on operational needs.

Selection process:

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

This selection process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this and other similar positions, with various tenures, including indeterminate or term at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.  

Application process:

All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter by the closing date. The cover letter must specify, using concrete examples, how the applicant meets the education and experience requirements listed below. Only applicants who clearly demonstrate through their application that they meet the education and experience requirements will be contacted for further assessment. Applications must be sent by e-mail to by the closing date. 

N.B.: All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Condition of employment (must be met):

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their application how they meet the education and experience requirements listed below:



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Rated requirements:

Only candidates who meet the education and experience requirements will be contacted for assessment of the rated requirements. The assessment of the rated requirements below may include an interview, a written test, and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.



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