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Honorary Consul of Canada in Portland, Maine

Call for applications

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is seeking applications from interested parties in serving Canada as Canada’s Honorary Consul in Portland, Maine.

Remuneration: Honorarium*: $20,000 per annum
*an honorarium is an ex gratia payment made to a person in recognition of his or her services for a fixed term

Term Details: Honorary Consul appointments are valid for a period of five years
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Closing Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 5pm EST

Role of the Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul will work closely with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston to advance Canadian interests; facilitate contacts; liaise with local business and political leaders, cultural institutions, and other civil society organizations; and communicate Canadian messages on key bilateral issues.

The Honorary Consul will also provide an important local and regional perspective on issues of interest to Canada.

In collaboration with the Consulate General in Boston, the Honorary Consul will:

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

Essential qualifications

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job):

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

Asset qualifications

Conditions of appointment

Consideration will not be given to candidates who:

Selection procedure

The selection process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that candidates meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential requirements will eliminate a candidate from further consideration. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted for an interview or other form of assessment.

The assessment may include an interview, reference checks and other elements that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each candidate’s knowledge, abilities, and personal suitability for the position.

Method of application

Please submit a résumé and a cover letter to by the closing date. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each essential qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected. All communications relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


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