Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation

Government-wide approach to affirmation of Aboriginal affiliation

Effective April 1, 2012, all departments and agencies under the Public Service Employment Act are required to use an Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF) for advertised and non-advertised, internal and external appointment processes when the persons proposed for appointment or appointed have self-declared as Aboriginal and the appointment process:

  • has an area of selection limited to Aboriginal peoples, or to members of designated employment equity groups that include Aboriginal peoples; or
  • has applied as a merit criterion the organizational need of increasing the representation of Aboriginal peoples, or increasing the representation of members of designated groups, including Aboriginal peoples; or
  • involves selection from an Aboriginal inventory, or Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat approved student employment programs used to increase the representation of Aboriginal peoples, or of designated groups, including Aboriginal peoples.

The Public Service Commission provides information, tools and guidelines to organizations and candidates to ensure consistency in implementation and understanding of this approach.