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Trade Commissioner

Position title: Trade Commissioner
Section: International Business Development
Location: Consulate General of Canada in Chicago - CHCGO
Position no:
Level: LE-09
Competition no: 2020-CHCGO-TRD-01
Starting salary: US$103,214 per annum, plus benefits
Date posted: 01/06/2020
Closing date: 26/06/2020

Summary of duties:

Under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the incumbent is a Trade Commissioner responsible for responding to Canadian Trade Commissioner Service client requests.

The incumbent will also be responsible for proposing, planning and leading on initiatives and identifying a range of commercial opportunities for Canadian business. The sectors of focus are Life Sciences and Professional Services. The areas of focus are subject to change.

The incumbent is responsible for developing an export strategy to promote Canadian products and services, offering access to research, technology and venture capital business opportunities for Canadian companies and institutions, developing an effective network of Canadian and local partners to support program objectives; providing timely and relevant advice to Canadian clients and partners; undertaking research into local business trends; planning activities and initiatives to support export, investment and innovation strategies; and planning and/or offering support for high-level visits. The incumbent has responsibility of his or her own budget.

The incumbent is part of a dynamic team of international trade professionals across the United States and around the world (Trade Commissioner Service).

Position open to:

Employment tenure:

The position has a specified period of employment of indeterminate.

Selection process:

The Consulate General of Chicago 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 at the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago.

Application process:

All applicants must:

Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications. 

Applications must be sent by e-mail to by the closing date.

Essential requirements:

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

a. Education:

b. Experience:

Language requirement:

Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

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.

a. Knowledge:

b. Abilities:

c. Personal suitability:

Asset requirements:

Operational requirements:

Conditions of employment (mandatory):



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