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Canadian jobs in the United States

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Canada’s diversity is one its greatest strengths. The Government of Canada is committed to creating a workplace that reflects this diversity. We offer an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. We are committed to promoting and supporting a harassment and discrimination free environment.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from candidates reflecting diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds – including ethnicity, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital/family status and ability.

  • Employment eligibility

    In accordance with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) regulations, the Embassy of Canada and its consulates in the United States can hire US citizens, legal permanent residents (LPR) or individuals holding at least one (1) following visa categories with accompanying documentation:

    • accredited dependants holding an “A” visa, or individuals holding a “G”
    • “NATO-2” visa with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

    If the individual is on an “A” visa and is not a dependent of a Canada-based staff (CBS), then an EAD is also required for employment at the Embassy of Canada and its Consulates in the US. Conditional permanent residents or individuals with an A, G or NATO-2 visa may be issued specified-period employment in accordance with the expiry date of their documents.

    Benefits summary

    Work hours

    Full time office employees work 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday. General support employees work 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday.


    Salary is paid in U.S. Dollars (USD) twice per month.



    We provide 1.25 days per month / 15 days per year of vacation and the amount increases with seniority.


    We provide 1.25 days per month / 15 days per year of sick leave.

    Leave with pay for child bonding

    We provide new parents twelve (12) weeks of paid child bonding leave for the birth/arrival of a child.

    Maternity health leave

    New mothers receive an additional two (2) weeks leave to provide for pregnancy related illness, medical appointments and/or recovery related to childbirth.


    We provide 11 paid statutory holidays per year.

    Other leave

    We also provide leave for routine medical leave for self and spouse and children, bereavement, marriage, domestic emergency, critical illness, school conference/activity, jury duty among others.

    Medical/Vision/Dental insurance

    • Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
    • Long Term Disability

    Retirement and pension

    We offer a defined benefit pension plan that features immediate vesting. In 2021, employees contribute 3.5 % of their salary into the plan but that percentage will increase to 5% in 2022 and 6.5% in 2023.

    Income tax and social security information

    US citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) of the United States, Canadian citizens, dual-national Canadian-US citizens, and third country nationals have different tax obligations.

    Canadian taxes

    We withhold applicable Canadian taxes (Federal, Provincial, CPP, and EI) from Canadian citizens through payroll deductions.

    US taxes

    We do not withhold US income taxes “at source” through payroll deductions. Employees with US, dual-national or third-country citizenship are responsible for paying all applicable US taxes directly to the IRS and/or state tax authorities.

    US social security

    We do not withhold US Social Security taxes “at source” through payroll deductions. Eligible employees at a foreign mission are responsible for paying employee and employer US Social Security. We offer a rebate program to reimburse a portion of the employer’s Social Security to eligible employees.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities are listed below, when available.

Senior Foreign Direct Investment Officer (Trade Commissioner)
Posting Date: October 4, 2021
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles, California

Trade Program Coordinator / Program Assistant (Business Development)
Posting Date: October 1, 2021
Closing Date: October 14, 2021
Location: Boston, United States

Senior Executive Assistant
Posting Date: September 21, 2021
Closing Date: October 6, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada in New York

Senior FPDS Officer (Cultural Promotion and Communications Strategist)
Posting date: September 20, 2021
Closing date: October 11, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles, CA

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