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Canadian jobs in the United States

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For information, please contact: ILA@canadianembassy.org.

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.

Job opportunities

Common Services Officer
Posting date: July 19, 2021
Closing date: August 9, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada, New York, NY

Scientific Advisor (Anticipatory)
Posting date: July 14, 2021
Closing date: July 24, 2021
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles, CA

Program Clerk, DND (Central Registry Administrator) and Program Clerk, DND (Support Clerk)
Posting date: July 9, 2021
Closing date: July 30, 2021
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC

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

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

Leave

Vacation

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

Sick

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.

Holidays

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.

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