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Honorary Consul of Canada in Richmond, Virginia

Call for applications

The Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C is seeking applications from interested parties to serve as Canada's Honorary Consul in Richmond, Virginia.

Following changes to the Government of Canada's most recent Governor in Council Appointment Process through which Honorary Consuls are selected, the Embassy is required to run a formal competition with a view to ensuring open, transparent and merit-based selection processes. Incumbents are eligible to reapply. 

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 22, 2021.
Closing Date: Friday, February 4, 2022, 11:59 PM (EST).

Role of the Honorary Consul

Honorary Consuls provide an additional resource on the ground, extending the reach of Canada's diplomatic mission network to advance the country's national interests in the United States. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the successful candidate will work closely with the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., proactively identifying opportunities and offering an important local and regional perspective on issues of importance to Canada in Virginia.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., the Honorary Consul will:

Essential qualifications

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

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

Asset qualifications

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

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.

Once a successful candidate is chosen, the recommendation will go through Canada's Order in Council process – a multi-step process that involves approval by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister of Canada. The process can take a number of additional months to complete.

Method of application

Please submit a résumé and a cover letter to WSHDCTD@international.gc.ca by the closing date.

It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each essential qualification. Failure 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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