Community Engagement Coordinator; Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard

Job Title: 
Community Engagement Coordinator
Job Location: 
$67,241 to $72,660/year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

This position is specifically designated for personnel who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis and reside in the North (including Inuit Nunangat, North West Territories, Northern Ontario, Northern Québec, and Northern Manitoba).


You will also be entitled to a northern isolated post allowance, (would vary depending on location) up to $33,686 annually plus vacation travel assistance.

Please note that rates and conditions above are subject to change. Please see the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive for more information or to view the rates for other locations at

With regards to the dispersal of the Community Engagement Coordinators, the objective is to have representation across the Arctic Region. The location of these positions and the coverage/responsibility area will be determined based on the applicants geographic location.

Applications are invited from across the North, including communities in and surrounding Nain, Inuvik, Iqaluit, Hudson Bay and James Bay areas. Candidates will be provided the opportunity to work from their home communities.

Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard are committed to ensuring our employees have a positive work life balance. We support flexible work arrangements like telework, compressed workweeks and flexible hours.



Tell us about yourself! We want to know why you would be the ideal candidate for this position and what you would bring to this role. You can do this by clicking “Apply Online", or you can email a copy of your application to DFO.CCGARCIBMS-SGIAARCGCC.MPO [at]

You can also mail your application to:

Canadian Coast Guard
5204 50th Avenue, Suite 301 Diamond Plaza
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 1E2

or Fax it to: (519) 383-1988


Your resume will be reviewed to determine if you have the following experience and education.

Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Experience developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with organizations or communities, such as environmental, non-governmental organizations, and provincial/territorial or federal departments.

Experience working with Indigenous organizations or communities.

Experience in organizing meetings or events.

The following may be beneficial to some of the positions being staffed:

Ability to communicate in a local Indigenous language.


Based on your resume, you may be invited to an interview. During the interview we will be looking for you to demonstrate the following:

Knowledge of Indigenous culture, northern culture and the economy in the north.
Knowledge of regional Indigenous organizations and partnerships within northern communities.

Ability to work with communities to assess and communicate regional needs and priorities.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to organize and share information.
Ability to foster and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities, northern organizations and all levels of government.

Engagement – Working effectively with people
Demonstrating Integrity and respect

Work environment

Does this sound interesting to you?

Serving as a single point of contact for Northern communities in the Arctic region, and assisting DFO and Coast Guard in developing and maintaining relationships with the communities to inform and support program and service delivery in the North;

Maintaining and supporting relationships across various northern communities in the Arctic and identifying opportunities for collaboration and partnerships that support community interests in DFO and Coast Guard programs and services;

Participating in career fairs, workshops, and engagement sessions on DFO and Coast Guard programs and services;

Attending meetings with DFO and Coast Guard regarding the implementation of the Arctic regions;

Working with Fisheries and Oceans managers and researchers; and

Being on the forefront of using Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in resource management decisions.

Still not convinced to apply?

Did you know that Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard have been recognized as an employer of choice through several awards?

Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2018 and 2019)
National Capital Region’s Top Employers (2018)
Forbes Canada’s Best Employers (2018)

Did you know that we also have a real impact on the lives of Canadians? On a typical day Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard:

Contribute to healthy lakes, rivers and oceans
Saves 8 human lives;
Answers 1,127 radio communications;
Responds to 5 environmental pollution reports;
And so much more!

Are you looking for an organization that:

Focuses on its employees' creativity and their professional development;
Has a rich and diverse range of career opportunities; and
Is a respectful workplace that celebrates diversity in all its genres?

If you're looking for new and rewarding challenges, do not waste another second and submit your application to join one of the most dynamic organization in the Federal Public Service.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff various PM04 Community Engagement Coordinator positions within Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in the North. These will be temporary positions until March 2021.

These positions are English Essential.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Coast Guard in the North or by other Federal Organizations that have vacancies to fill in the North.

Positions to be filled: 7

Please note that all jobs are automatically removed once the application deadline passes. Jobs without a deadline are automatically removed after 30 days.