Experience Codes Guidelines for All Occupational Groups – 2015-11-03

These codes could be used where the qualifications required relate mainly to the field of activities identified by the code name. Examples of activities for each code are as follows.

Please note these examples are not exhaustive and other relevant examples could also apply.

Program and Administrative Services

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: AS, CM, CR, DA, FB, FS, IS, OE, OM, PG, PM, PO, ST

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) – related activities

Examples of such functions include:

  • Handling and processing ATIP requests;
  • Interpreting and applying the federal ATIP legislation and related Treasury Board policies and guidelines;
  • Researching and providing advice on files related to the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act or all other related legislation; and
  • Analyzing documents in order to provide recommendations on exemptions, exclusions or the release of information under the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act or all other related legislation.
Accounting – Basic

Examples of such functions include:

  • Accounts payable and/or receivable;
  • Bookkeeping (such as data entry, filing); and
  • Reconciliation and verification of data.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education or training in the accounting field.

Administration – Finance

Examples of such functions include:

  • Budgeting;
  • Working with financial systems;
  • Providing financial analysis, reporting or monitoring;
  • Financial auditing;
  • Providing advice and guidance on financial matters; and
  • Processing financial transactions or other activities (such as travel claims, billings, reconciliations).
Administration – Grants and Contributions

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing technical assistance to individuals or groups in the development of their funding application;
  • Reviewing and assessing funding applications and making funding recommendations;
  • Negotiating and monitoring contribution agreements;
  • Providing advice and guidance on the rules and principles governing grants and contributions;
  • Developing, negotiating and monitoring funding agreements; and
  • Developing, assessing, administrating and evaluating projects or programs within a grant and contribution context.
Administration – Human Resources

Administrating or providing support in one or more of the following specialized activities, fields or programs related to human resources management:

  • Awards and Recognition;
  • Classification;
  • Conflict Resolutions and Mediation;
  • Employment Equity;
  • Human Resources Planning;
  • Labour Relations;
  • Learning;
  • Official Languages;
  • Priority Administration;
  • Staffing; and
  • Liaising between human resources personnel and the hiring manager.
Administration – Legal

Examples of such functions include:

  • Proofreading and editing legal or paralegal material;
  • Reviewing and proofreading outgoing documents to ensure that they are correct and comply with legal procedures;
  • Accessing and using legal resources;
  • Preparing legal correspondence and documents;
  • Attending court or conferences to take notes, minutes or dictation;
  • Transcribing correspondence and legal documents from digital recordings or handwritten notes;
  • Providing registry services;
  • Providing legal research services; and
  • Monitoring litigation deadlines.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education or training in the legal, paralegal or legal secretarial fields.

Administration – Relocation

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing and administering organizational relocation and travel services;
  • Interpreting and applying federal government directives, policies, acts and regulations relating to travel and relocation (such as Foreign Service Directives, the Directive on Relocation or organizational relocation programs);
  • Providing advice and guidance to employees, managers and third parties regarding federal government or organizational relocation program policies, directives and procedures relating to travel or relocation;
  • Providing advice on financial matters pertaining to the eligible allowances and benefits;
  • Using software applications such as spreadsheets, databases and e-mail applications relating to travel or relocation; and
  • Processing invoices or expense claims relating to travel or relocation.
Administration – Statistics

Examples of such functions include:

  • Entering, collecting, searching, verifying, extracting and presenting data;
  • Calculating and compiling statistics;
  • Writing statistical-related reports;; and
  • Developing or maintaining statistical databases.
Advanced Administrative Support and Services

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to administrative support services usually provided to senior management or to a team, of a complex and diverse nature and with a high level of responsibility.

Examples of such services could include all of those found in the administrative support and services code, as well as:

  • Preparing expense claims;
  • Managing a schedule or e-mails;
  • Providing advice to managers;
  • Handling sensitive, confidential and protected material;
  • Scheduling and planning meetings or events;
  • Taking and transcribing minutes;
  • Co-ordinating or preparing briefing material, memoranda or important correspondence;
  • Creating or updating administrative procedures or processes; and
  • Overseeing a unit's budget.
Audit and Evaluation

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate to auditing and evaluation activities, including financial and non-financial.

Examples of such activities are:

  • Analyzing and reporting on data;
  • Presenting audit findings;
  • Planning, organizing, conducting and monitoring audit and/or evaluation activities;
  • Using a computerized tracking system and/or database;
  • Contributing to or preparing project, program or business audit or evaluation reports and making recommendations; and
  • Providing advice and guidance on auditing policies, methodologies and standards.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification or training in this field.

Call Centre

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working in an inbound or outbound call center or Telephone Inquiry Line environment (such as a monitoring or call centre, a 800 line, a distress line or a crisis centre, or working with multi-line telephone systems);
  • Working in a demanding environment with high pressure or a high volume of calls; and
  • Providing services to clients in writing, by telephone or by e-mail, by giving and requesting information in order to clarify details or to provide information or advice, all of which being done in a call center environment.
Chauffeur

Examples of such functions include:

  • Driving to pick up or meet an employer according to a request, appointment or schedule;
  • Performing business errands for an employer (such as delivering mail or business documents);
  • Performing daily vehicle inspections and maintenance;
  • Cleaning and making minor repairs to the vehicle or taking the vehicle for servicing; and
  • Preparing basic vehicle collision reports and completing daily operating reports.
Client Services

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate to the delivery of services or programs to clients, which mainly involves obtaining or providing information that may require explanation or clarification.

Communication Products

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing development and delivery of communications products;
  • Researching, writing, proofreading or editing communications products (such as backgrounders, feature articles, complex documents, briefing notes, brochures);
  • Co-ordinating the production of publications;
  • Researching or analyzing topics or current issues and synthesizing a variety of information to produce
  • communication products;
  • Developing and implementing operational communications plans as they relate to communications products; and
  • Evaluating documents and providing guidance to authors on matters of style, structure and terminology.
Communication Services – Advice and Oversight

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing direction and support to clients and colleagues on communication standards, policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Developing, implementing, evaluating or monitoring the effectiveness of communications plans or strategies;
  • Providing strategic advice and services on communications matters; and
  • Liaising with various stakeholders or government organizations.
Community or Intergovernmental Relations

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the functions performed as part of relations with the following groups: municipal, provincial, territorial, federal governments or non-governmental organizations.

Examples of such functions are:

  • Administering or delivering programs and services;
  • Providing briefings, advice and recommendations to management;
  • Managing and developing partnerships;
  • Conducting consultations and negotiations or facilitating discussions;
  • Leading or promoting consultation, collaboration and engagement with partners at various levels of government and with non-governmental organizations; and
  • Establishing and influencing relations or partnerships with stakeholders.
Compensation and Benefits

Counselling on, providing specialized support to or administering one or more of the following activities, fields or programs:

  • Pay;
  • Pensions;
  • Employee benefits; and
  • Pay and/or benefit systems.
Contract Award and Administration

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on contracting and relevant regulatory matters;
  • Seeking contract approval;
  • Awarding the contract and publishing the appropriate notification, if required;
  • Debriefing unsuccessful bidders;
  • Monitoring and managing the time, cost, and performance of the contract, including ensuring compliance with all legislation, guidelines and policies;
  • Amending or enforcing the contract, if needed;
  • Closing out the contact by finalizing any acceptance, claim or settlement;
  • Conducting or completing any necessary audits and evaluating results; and
  • Using specialized purchasing or procurement systems or software.
Correspondence

Examples of such functions include:

  • Preparing and co-ordinating briefing material, memoranda or important correspondence;
  • Proofreading and editing correspondence, marking for correction and grammatical, typographical or compositional errors;
  • Providing advice and guidance regarding the content and format of correspondence;
  • Receiving, monitoring and tracking work progress in order to meet deadlines;
  • Using a tracking and reporting system (such as the Ministerial and Executive Correspondence Tracking System or the Electronic Knowledge Management Environment) for official documents or briefing notes, etc., and providing information on the current status of files;
  • Negotiating deadlines for receipt of documents with the responsible manager; and
  • Applying the practices and procedures for managing and circulating sensitive and classified documents.
Emergency Planning or Security Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and delivering corporate security, national security, business continuity and emergency preparedness policies, programs or procedures;
  • Participating in inter-organizational or multi-jurisdictional projects;
  • Managing crisis situations;
  • Co-ordinating emergency related workplace services;
  • Responding to and/or investigating security incidents;
  • Conducting and writing threat and risk assessments related to security, and developing possible solutions;
  • Performing risk analysis associated with business continuity planning or disaster recovery;
  • Gathering, researching and evaluating security related information;
  • Reviewing technical layouts and specifications for buildings with respect to security requirements;
  • Conducting security site inspections to ensure adherence to requirements;
  • Developing and providing training to diverse audiences; and
  • Analyzing and interpreting policies and legislation, and providing advice regarding security, business continuity planning and emergency prevention and response planning.
Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Event Planning and Co-ordination

Examples of such functions include:

  • Co-ordinating and planning events with partners and stakeholders at a local, national or international level;
  • Organizing exhibits, fairs or displays;
  • Organizing and co-ordinating tours and visits for officials; and
  • Planning and co-ordinating ministerial events (such as protocol visits, formal receptions, press conferences, hospitality events).
Executive Support Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in the office of a minister, deputy minister or assistant deputy minister;
  • Co-ordinating and organizing appearances of ministers and senior officials before Parliamentary Committees;
  • Co-ordinating legislative activities through Parliamentary Committees, the House of Commons or the Senate;
  • Supporting the work of a senior executive;
  • Providing strategic policy or operational advice, recommendations and guidance to senior executives, either verbally or in writing; and
  • Providing parliamentary advice to senior executives via briefing notes, reports or strategic documents.
General Administrative Support and Services

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate mainly to basic or general clerical or administrative support activities, such as:

  • Data entry;
  • Basic use of office equipment or systems;
  • Filing;
  • Reception;
  • Mail services (such as incoming or outgoing mail, sorting or distribution of mail); and
  • Basic client services (such as greeting clients or responding to general inquiries in person, over the phone or by e-mail).
General Procurement Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Processing procurement requests, expediting or receiving merchandise or tracking supplies;
  • Reviewing and ensuring accuracy of procurement-related documents;
  • Using computerized purchasing systems; and
  • Providing advice and guidance on procurement procedures.
Health-related Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with specialized terminology related to the health field;
  • Performing medical transcription;
  • Maintaining medical records and correspondence;
  • Using an electronic health information system;
  • Providing advice, guidance or support related to the health field; and
  • Delivering health-related programs or services.
Health and Safety Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, developing, implementing and administering a health or safety program;
  • Assisting with or conducting inspections or audits related to health and safety in order to ensure compliance;
  • Participating in committees or working groups on health and safety;
  • Conducting research, gathering and analyzing data and preparing written communication or reports on health and safety concerns;
  • Providing health and safety advice and guidance on the application and interpretation of Occupational Health and Safety-related legislation, policies and guidelines; and
  • Developing and delivering training or awareness sessions related to health and safety.
Information Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with physical or electronic information management systems (such as RDIMS);
  • Providing advice and guidance on information management, retention or disposition;
  • Providing advice and guidance on practices and procedures related to the handling of protected or classified information;
  • Managing paper records or electronic documents throughout the information management life cycle;
  • Identifying and detailing information management requirements in consultation with client organizations; and
  • Using and performing functional maintenance of enterprise-wide electronic document management systems or correspondence tracking systems.
Information Technology (IT) Support or Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing data or statistics, providing reports or providing strategic advice and recommendations on IT issues;
  • Providing end-user support for different programs or software (such as Help Desk); and
  • Soliciting, gathering, analyzing and documenting IT business requirements.
Intermediate Administrative Support and Services

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate mainly to administrative support services of a more complex and diverse nature and that carry a higher level of responsibility.

Examples of such services could include all of those found in the general administrative support code, as well as:

  • Making travel arrangements;
  • Drafting routine correspondence;
  • Responding to specific or complex inquiries;
  • Creating and monitoring reports;
  • Analyzing and interpreting information;
  • Interpreting legislation, policies or directives;
  • Implementing administrative procedures and/or processes;
  • Interacting with internal or external clients;
  • Managing a “bring forward” system;
  • Transcribing recorded material (such as audio recordings); and
  • Processing requests for goods and services (such as couriers, office supplies, translation services).
International Relations

Examples of such functions include:

  • International relations (political, economic and cultural);
  • International development;
  • Humanitarian assistance;
  • International public affairs management;
  • International negotiations / negotiation of international treaties;
  • International human rights issues;
  • International law;
  • Public diplomacy;
  • Global economic policy;
  • International trade policy;
  • Export and foreign investment promotion;
  • International trade sectors;
  • Climate change negotiation;
  • International sustainable development;
  • Security (global, international, human);
  • Disarmament; and
  • Consular services.
Internet Support or Services

Examples of such functions include:

  • Converting documents into HTML or XHTML;
  • Posting information on intranet and Internet sites;
  • Working with specialized software or programs (such as Dreamweaver);
  • Creating or maintaining Web pages; and
  • Creating requirements for Web tool updates and tool testing or verification.
Learning, Development and Facilitation

Examples of such functions include:

  • Preparing and delivering presentations;
  • Coaching or mentoring;
  • Planning and conducting facilitation activities;
  • Developing, structuring and delivering training;
  • Providing advice and guidance on learning and development;
  • Organizing logistics for workshops or learning events; and
  • Developing, implementing and/or evaluating learning solutions and activities.
Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources, and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the roles and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Media Relations

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing communication, public information and media relations services;
  • Scanning, conducting research on, tracking or analyzing media issues and trends;
  • Preparing summaries and analyses of media coverage;
  • Planning, organizing or co-ordinating media relations activities and events (such as news conferences, ministerial events or announcements, media tours, program launches, marketing, outreach);
  • Providing on-site communications support for senior officials or at ministerial or Member of Parliament events or announcements; and
  • Acting as a media spokesperson by dealing with media and responding to inquiries.
Policy Development and Analysis

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate only to internal organizational or administrative policies.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Researching, analysing and/or developing internal policies related to administration, programs or services;
  • Assessing policy content against existing administrative or internal policies and making recommendations; and
  • Providing advice and guidance on internal administrative or policy issues.
Procurement Planning

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing requirements, developing options and creating a business case with justifications;
  • Seeking expenditure approval;
  • Developing or reviewing statements of work (for services) or of specifications (for goods);
  • Determining the method of supply and the sourcing strategy;
  • Providing advice and guidance on all legislation, trade agreements, policies, strategies and guidelines, and ensuring that these are adhered to;
  • Consulting with industry and clients in the development of procurement strategies as it pertains to analyzing and applying multiple evaluation criteria and selection methods;
  • Preparing, initiating and closing solicitations (such as written bid solicitations, local purchase orders, call-ups against standing offers, instruments for submission to Public Works and Government Services Canada);
  • Evaluating proposals and selecting successful bidders; and
  • Using specialized purchasing systems or software.
Program and Administrative Services – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Priority persons must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within the Program and Administrative Services occupational category.

Program Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and implementing programs, strategies or multiple associated projects;
  • Providing oversight to support project-level activity to ensure that the overall program goals are met on a continuous basis;
  • Identifying and managing cross-project dependencies, co-ordinating and prioritizing resources across projects, managing links between the projects and the overall costs and risks of the program;
  • Planning, monitoring, reporting and incorporating program enhancements based on the monitoring function for ongoing activities;
  • Managing a team (or teams) and/or financial resources for the delivery of programs and services to stakeholders;
  • Mediating or resolving conflicts within the workplace (which could include documenting issues and/or making recommendations);
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships and conducting outreach or education activities with partners and stakeholders; and
  • Providing advice and recommendations on program requirements.
Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives.
Property or Material Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing client-focused services;
  • Analysing and providing advice on real property–related issues;
  • Providing strategic management of assets;
  • Ensuring tenant service project delivery;
  • Ensuring minor or major project delivery in an occupied building;
  • Managing occupancy instruments (such as lease agreements);
  • Managing or operating a portfolio of real property, which could include one or more of the following types of inventory: office, process, retail, industrial or institutional;
  • Preparing asset management plans, building condition reports, investment reports, building management plans, risk assessments or infrastructure continuity plans;
  • Following-up on performance indicators related to the operation and maintenance of buildings;
  • Implementing and managing real property or service delivery contracts or agreements;
  • Interpreting and applying federal government policies, regulations and standards in property and material management;
  • Being responsible for the use, maintenance and management of equipment for an organization; and
  • Overseeing office installations (such as co-ordinating, liaising and monitoring aspects related to office space allocation, updating floor plans for occupancy, monitoring floor occupancy for swing space allocation and/or employee moves, phone lines, security access).
Social Media

Examples of such functions include:

  • Social media development;
  • Working with outreach products linked to social media;
  • Writing or developing social media or Web content;
  • Using highly specialized on-line search engines, such as electronic media monitoring;
  • Devising and using social media techniques for communications activities and initiatives;
  • Integrating social media in the media mix;
  • Providing advice and guidance on industry standards and government policies for social media; and
  • Working with social media and collaboration tools, such as certain Web 2.0 tools and services that allow participants with distinct social/user profiles to create, share and interact with user-generated content, including text, images, video and audio (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogs) as well as collaborative technologies that allow multiple users to collaboratively create content (such as wikis, Google Docs).
Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals; and
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.

Law/Economics and Social Sciences HR Management

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: AU, CO, EC, ED, EU, FI, HR, LC, LP, LS, PE, TR, UT

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Accounting

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to higher-level activities than simple accounts payable and/or receivable or bookkeeping.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Performing accounting and financial transactions; and
  • Delivering accounting advice and/or services to federal government clients.
Archivist

Examples of such functions include:

  • Appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing and specialized referencing of archival information;
  • Researching using archival/historical sources;
  • Providing reference services within the Canadian archives or Canadian libraries network or in museum activities; and
  • Researching using aids and research tools or guides for different collections, archives or libraries.

Note: Archivists acquire, manage and maintain documents and other materials such as books, papers, maps, plans, photographs, prints, films and computer-generated records.

Audit and Evaluation

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate to auditing and evaluation activities, including financial and non-financial.

Examples of such activities are:

  • Analyzing and reporting on data;
  • Presenting audit findings;
  • Planning, organizing, conducting and monitoring audit and/or evaluation activities;
  • Using a computerized tracking system and/or database;
  • Contributing to or preparing project, program or business audit or evaluation reports and making recommendations; and
  • Providing advice and guidance on auditing policies, methodologies and standards.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification or training in this field.

Commerce Officer – Other

This code is appropriate for commerce officer (CO) positions where the experience required cannot be related to any other code. In general, CO activities include the planning, development, delivery and management of economic development policies, programs, services and other activities designed to promote the establishment, growth and improvement of industry, commerce and export trade and the regulation of trade and commerce.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to the CO group.

Course Development

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly the development of course materials, lesson plans, learning objectives, learning outcomes, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, designing and evaluating training programs and/or courses;
  • Advising on programs, products or tools developed in the field of adult learning;
  • Managing complex training projects; and
  • Evaluation of training material.

Note: This code is not appropriate for teaching. There are other codes for those areas: Teaching and Language Teaching.

Data Research or Statistical Analysis

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the analysis, study and/or creation of data or statistics.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Researching, collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Using advanced statistical, data analysis and research methods;
  • Conducting statistical analysis and research;
  • Using statistical software such as SPS, SAS etc.; and
  • Performing database analysis.
Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Finance – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other finance code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within finance.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the finance field.

Financial Planning or Budgeting

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to advanced activities in the areas of budgeting, working with financial systems, financial analysis, reporting or monitoring.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Financial planning and resource management;
  • Financial management advisory services;
  • Providing advice on budgeting;
  • Financial systems;
  • Financial reporting; and
  • Analyzing financial information, preparing reports and providing financial advice.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification, and/or training in the finance field.

Financial Services Industry: Credit, Market and/or Modelling Functions

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the regulation of financial institutions, including the supervision, analysis and assessment of the financial condition, risk profile and risk management practices of businesses in the financial services industry. This code is specific to Credit, Market and/or Financial Modelling functions of a complex and diverse nature and with a high level of responsibility within the financial services industry.

Examples such functions could include:

  • Developing, approving, reviewing, validating and/or monitoring of capital and/or risk models;
  • Assessing market and/or liquidity risk controls;
  • Lending, credit audit, or credit adjudication;
  • Identifying credit risk and assessing credit risk management and oversight practices in financial institutions;
  • Trade finance;
  • Credit underwriting (corporate, commercial);
  • Corporate treasury; and
  • Pricing, valuing or determining the capital requirements for mortgages, mortgage insurance products, or other investment products.

Definition of “financial services industry”: Experience working in a financial institution, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, wealth management firms, and accounting firms (dealing with audits), as well as government departments that directly deal with the supervision and regulation of these institutions.

Financial Services Industry: Financial Policy, Research and/or Analysis

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the oversight and evaluation of system-wide risks by leading the development of guidance and policy recommendations, and/or by contributing to the development of federal financial institution legislation.

Examples such functions could include:

  • Developing and providing policy and/or research related to prudential regulation or supervision of financial institutions (Prudential regulation and supervision is defined as the rule-making for, and oversight of, financial institutions in respect of their risk-taking and solvency.);
  • Interpreting and applying the federal financial institutions and/or pension plans legislation, regulations and guidance;
  • Developing policy and providing guidance on actuarial and insurance issues;
  • Conducting applied research involving the development and evaluation of public policies affecting the financial services sector;
  • Identifying and assessing potential changes or emerging risks related to capital rules, prudential standards and/or the insurance industry;
  • Developing, reviewing and/or analyzing of the risks in models for pricing, determination of the capital requirements for mortgages or mortgage insurance products, financial guarantee products, derivative products, segregated fund guarantee products, or other investment, credit or insurance products; and
  • Interpreting complex accounting requirements to identify and deal with significant financial reporting risks.

Definition of “financial services industry”: Experience working in a financial institution, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, wealth management firms, and accounting firms (dealing with audits), as well as government departments that directly deal with the supervision and regulation of these institutions.

Financial Services Industry: Identifying/ critiquing risk

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the regulation of financial institutions, including the supervision, analysis and assessment of the financial condition, risk profile and risk management practices of businesses in the financial services industry.

Examples such functions could include:

  • Assessing AML/ATF practices;
  • Assessment of the risk profile, the adequacy of risk controls and risk management practices of federally-regulated:
    • deposit-taking institutions;
    • life insurance and reinsurance institutions; and
    • property and casualty insurance companies;
  • Assessing risk governance;
  • Financial/strategic analysis experience in critiquing risk management practices and identifying key risk areas;
  • Performing corporate risk function of a bank or insurance company;
  • Performing oversight and management of the liquidity and funding risks;
  • Underwriting, actuarial, and reinsurance; and
  • Lending, trading or operational risk.

Definition of “financial services industry”: Experience working in a private-sector financial institution, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, wealth management firms and accounting firms (dealing with audits), as well as government departments and agencies that directly deal with the supervision and regulation of these institutions.

Financial Services Industry: Solvency of Pension Funds

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the supervision of pension plans to determine whether they are meeting minimum funding requirements, and are complying with the other requirements of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (PBSA), its regulations and supervisory requirement.

Examples such functions could include:

  • Identifying and communicating deficiencies to administrators and ensuring that administrators take necessary corrective action;
  • Promoting adoption by plan administrators of policies and procedures designed to control and manage risk;
  • Monitoring the plan's operations and financial conditions and alerts related to the employers;
  • Communication of key or critical issues which may impact a plan's risk assessment;
  • Recommending and implementing appropriate and timely intervention measures when dealing with high-risk plans;
  • Recommending changes related to existing procedures or identification of new procedures as needed; and
  • Providing actuarial advice on pension actuarial issues.

Definition of “financial services industry”: Experience working in a financial institution, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, wealth management firms, and accounting firms (dealing with audits), as well as government departments that directly deal with the supervision and regulation of these institutions.

Grants and Contributions

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to program/project/policy work dealing with grants and contributions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Administering grants and contributions programs;
  • Assessing grant or funding proposals;
  • Negotiating contribution agreements;
  • Ensuring compliance with government legislation, regulations and policies;
  • Providing advice to senior officials, partners and clients on program development and delivery issues;
  • Project monitoring; and
  • Coordinating transfer payments.
Human Resources – Classification

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the development, analysis, review, delivery and/or implementation of classification activities.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of policies, guidelines and procedures governing classification and/or organizational design;
  • Analyzing and evaluating positions and justifying classification decisions;
  • Analyzing, evaluating and classifying positions;
  • Researching and providing advice on classification issues; and
  • Being a member of and/or chairing committees and preparing reports related to classification, such as for classification grievance.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the classification field.

Human Resources – Employment Equity Programs

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the development, analysis, review, delivery and/or implementation of employment equity program activities.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of policies, guidelines and procedures governing employment equity;
  • Being a member of and/or chairing committees and preparing reports related to employment equity; and
  • Working with other departments and/or central agencies.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the employment equity field/learning field/official languages field/HR planning field/staffing and recruitment field.

Human Resources – Labour Relations

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to labour relations. Activities may include: Maintaining good staff relations, dealing with staff relations issues, responding to grievances, providing advice and support on accommodation, telework agreements, medical retirements, leave, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of policies, guidelines, jurisprudence and procedures governing labour relations;
  • Interpreting collective agreements;
  • Researching, analyzing and providing recommendations to resolve complex issues in labour relations; and
  • Managing grievances.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the labour relations field.

Human Resources – Learning

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the development, analysis, review, delivery and/or implementation of learning programs.

Note: There are other experience codes for teaching and language teaching. The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the employment equity field/learning field/official languages field/HR planning field/staffing and recruitment field.

Human Resources – Mediation or Conflict Resolution

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the development, analysis, review, delivery and/or implementation of mediation or conflict resolution programs.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Facilitating informal conflict resolution processes between parties;
  • Providing advice on strategies to prevent or manage conflict within organizations;
  • Providing Alternate Dispute Resolution services in a workplace setting, including mediation of complex issues and group conflict interventions; and
  • Developing and delivering training sessions.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the mediation or conflict resolution fields.

Human Resources – Official Languages

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the development, analysis, review, delivery and/or implementation of official languages programs.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of policies, guidelines and procedures governing official languages;
  • Analyzing and synthesizing complex issues on official languages;
  • Being a member of and/or chairing committees and preparing reports related to official languages; and
  • Working with central agencies.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the employment equity field/learning field/official languages field/HR planning field/staffing and recruitment field.

Human Resources – Planning

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to planning in the human resources (HR) field. This normally involves such activities as succession planning, workforce/workload review, training and development programs, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of policies, guidelines and procedures governing HR planning;
  • Coordinating business process transformation and implementation;
  • Developing and implementing workforce planning tools;
  • Extracting , analysing and presenting data or reports via HR system;
  • Providing oversight in the development and configuration of SAP-HR type products; and
  • Strategically analyzing and providing advice on developmental programs and succession planning.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the employment equity field/learning field/official languages field/HR planning field/staffing and recruitment field.

Human Resources – Staffing and Recruitment

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the area of staffing and recruitment. Activities may include providing staffing and/or recruitment services, advice and/or developing best practices.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing advice and guidance on the interpretation and application of policies, guidelines and procedures governing staffing and/or recruitment;
  • Researching, coordinating and/or managing staffing recourses or complaints;
  • Providing operational services and/or advice in staffing and/or recruitment under the Public Service Employment Act; and
  • Providing services and advice in workforce adjustment.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the employment equity field/learning field/official languages field/HR planning field/staffing and recruitment field.

Human Resources – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other human resources (HR) code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within HR.

Interpreter

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to interpreting.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Facilitating verbal or sign-language communication, either simultaneously or consecutively, between users of different languages.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training as an interpreter.

Language Teaching

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the actual teaching of English or French as a second language. This may also include other languages.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Teaching English or French as a second language; and
  • Developing language learning plans.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Law – Articling Student

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate specifically to placing a law student into an articling position.

Law Management (LC group)

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of law programs and services, as opposed to the actual practice of law.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Directing a team of legal advisors;
  • Providing strategic advice;
  • Resolving complex legal issues;
  • Mentoring junior lawyers; and
  • Providing legal advice and litigation support on complex issues.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the legal field.

Lawyer

This code is appropriate when the required qualifications including membership in good standing in the bar and/or relate mainly to the practice of law. This includes being a lawyer, providing advice on legal matters, acting as a lawyer in the resolution/prosecution of legal cases, etc.

It does not apply to articling students nor to the management of a legal program. These activities are represented in other experience codes.

Legal (Other positions in LP group)

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to legal activities that are not clearly defined in existing legal codes.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within "legal" (LP or LC).

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the legal field.

Legal Support

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to legal support.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing litigation support;
  • Performing legal research and analysis; and
  • Providing paralegal services.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in a legal field.

Library Sciences

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the specialised field of library sciences. This is not records management.

Related activities may include: The collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources.

This code could be used for librarians, library assistants and other positions related to library support that are not part of the Program and Administrative Services group.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing reference services in a library or in an archival or documentation centre;
  • Conducting library orientation and training sessions;
  • Working with an automated library system, on-line databases and the Internet;
  • Managing a library;
  • Identifying and resolving complex cataloguing issues;
  • Using an integrated library system for cataloguing and circulation; and
  • Cataloguing library material.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the library sciences field.

Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the roles and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Official Languages Assessment

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to assessment of either official language. It includes second language assessors.

Planning and Reporting

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, drafting documents or working on projects related to internal government planning and reporting functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Coordinating, developing and/or providing advice regarding the Management Accountability Framework (MAF), Departmental Performance Reports (DPR), Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP), Program Activity Architecture (PAA), Performance Measurement or other similar internal reporting and/or analysis structures.
Policy – Agriculture

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the field of agriculture. This field includes agricultural production, farming income, inspection and regulation of animals and plants, agricultural research and development and rural development.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Economics

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the field of economics. This field includes the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in the Canadian economy; macro/microeconomics, public finance, taxation, econometric analysis and economic modelling.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Environment

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services related to the environment. This field includes the areas of environmental protection and preservation of the environment and renewable resources (air, water, soil, flora and fauna) and monitoring of meteorology, oceanography and climatology.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Health

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services related to the field of health. This field includes the areas of public health, patented medicine pricing, food and drug regulation, hazardous materials, pest control and tobacco and controlled substances legislation.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Industry or International Trade

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services related to the field of industry or international trade. This field includes the areas of export and import control, trade missions, trade agreements, foreign investment and development and analysis of industry sector clusters (aerospace, automotive, bioscience products, etc.).

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Labour or Human Resources or Social Programs

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the fields of labour, human resources (HR) or social programs. This field includes the social impact of economic change in areas such as immigration, labour market analysis, culture, HR, social programs, correctional services, criminology and socioeconomic research and analysis.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Natural Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the field of natural resources. This field includes trade and commerce of natural resources in the energy, minerals, metals, forest and earth sciences sectors.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Safety or Security

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the field of safety or security. This field refers to areas of specialization such as national security, crisis management, disaster recovery, counter-terrorism, cyber-security and critical infrastructure.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Technology

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the field of technology. This field includes information technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, research and development, technology transfer and licensing policy.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes
  • and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Transportation

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing advice, recommendations and/or guidance in support of government policies, programs and services in the field of transportation. This field includes transportation regulations, safety in the areas of marine, aviation, railways and/or motor vehicles and transport emergency response.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing and managing complex policy projects;
  • Researching, analyzing and/or providing advice related to policy issues, government programs and/or services;
  • Preparing briefing materials for senior management;
  • Providing strategic advice to management, such as the development of Cabinet documents, presentations, speeches, briefing notes and other briefing materials; and
  • Working collaboratively internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
Policy – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other policy code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within policy.

Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives.
Social Sciences – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other social sciences code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within social sciences.

Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals; and
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.
Surveys or Questionnaires

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing services, advice and support related to the development, delivery and evaluation of surveys, questionnaires and information-gathering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Developing surveys or questionnaires;
  • Gathering and interpreting data related to surveys or questionnaires;
  • Acquiring data (surveys/questionnaires) or data transformation;
  • Developing specifications; and
  • Client relations (liaising with clients, responding to requests for information, and/or providing advice to users of data and/or collaborating with other divisions).
Teaching

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to teaching, other than language teaching. Language teaching has a separate experience code.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Delivering of adult learning programs;
  • Teaching in an elementary, secondary school and/or post-secondary setting; and
  • Teaching an elementary and/or secondary curriculum.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in teaching.

Training and Development

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to training and development.

Examples of required experience may include:

  • Advice and guidance on learning issues;
  • Managing or supporting learning projects;
  • Preparing requests for proposals for training services;
  • Researching to identify, prioritize and improve training requirements;
  • Working with an on-line training delivery system; and
  • Designing and conducting learning needs analyses.
Translation

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to providing translation services, advice and support.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing translation advice in English or French;
  • Revising English or French texts from a linguistic perspective-grammar, syntax and style;
  • Comparing the English and French versions of texts to ensure their equivalence, identifying discrepancies and suggesting appropriate revisions; and
  • Editing, revising and translating documents into English and/or French.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the translation field.

Engineering/IT/Technical Services

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: AI, AO, AR, CS, DD, EG, EL, EN-ENG, EN-SUR, GT, PY, RO, TI

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Agriculture – General

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to agriculture.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Drawing representative samples, or monitoring the drawing of samples;
  • Determining and recording content level of foods for grading purposes;
  • Maintaining records of inspection data used to prepare official certificates of grades, and inspecting equipment;
  • Monitoring incoming deliveries for quality assurance;
  • Monitoring the correct functioning of machinery, maintaining records and compiling reports;
  • Operating and maintaining agricultural equipment;
  • Agricultural research on: Animals, soils, cereals, forage plants, horticulture, organic crops; and
  • Coordinating, implementing and maintaining agriculture operations.
Architecture

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to architecture.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Building and/or infrastructure planning, design, construction;
  • Creating original designs, architectural plans and specifications for projects;
  • Providing a full range of architectural services through all stages of project delivery;
  • Providing investigation and design services; and
  • Applying heritage conservation standards and guidelines in the context of projects and project reviews.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Aviation-Related Activities

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to aviation.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Conducting safety compliance audits, inspections and surveillance of aircraft, equipment facilities and approved manuals;
  • Evaluating and approving or rejecting applications from companies and individuals for certificates of approval to conduct aircraft maintenance, manufacturing, training and aeronautical product distribution;
  • Issuing aircraft flight authorities;
  • Investigating and analyzing aircraft incidents, accidents and component failures to determine and preparing reports;
  • Evaluating and approving aircraft maintenance schedules;
  • Recommending and participating in developing and formulating changes to operational safety regulations, standards and policies;
  • Evaluating and approving air and/or land operators' documents to the transportation of dangerous goods;
  • Preparing technical reports on findings and conducting follow-up evaluations;
  • Maintaining, inspecting, repairing, modifying all aircraft, systems, components, airframe and engines;
  • Maintaining, inspecting, repairing, modifying, overhauling and calibrating off-aircraft components, equipment and parts;
  • Carrying out scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, component changes, and regular and special inspection of aircraft;
  • Carrying out daily pre-and-post-flight serviceability inspections to ensure aircraft continued serviceability;
  • Investigating aircraft system faults and researching possible rectifications;
  • Retrieving and interpreting critical aircraft system maintenance and fault data;
  • Authorizing and/or certifying the Maintenance Release of aircraft, equipment, components and accessories;
  • Providing flight engineer crew services on board aircraft; and
  • Certifying the airworthiness of aircraft following maintenance/repairs.
Cartography

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to cartography.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with cartographic-based applications;
  • Electronically mapping and/or digitally charting production processes, standards and specifications;
  • Quality assurance and testing;
  • Using digital cartographic production techniques and practices as they apply to mapping; and
  • Compiling, synthesizing, processing, manipulating and reformatting spatial and non-spatial data.
Construction

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to construction.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing construction projects through all stages of project delivery;
  • Managing construction consultant teams and construction contractors;
  • Managing construction project financial resources;
  • Managing the design, material selection and specifications for construction projects; and
  • Providing advice and guidance related to, and preparation of, documentation for effective contracting, requesting proposals and invitations to tender for construction.
Database

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to databases.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Designing and administering databases;
  • Maintaining a database; and
  • Ensuring database backup, recovery, performance monitoring, upgrade and tuning.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Drafting

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to drafting.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Architectural and engineering design drafting;
  • Producing preliminary and/or final architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical and/or civil engineering drawings in support of the construction and/or maintenance projects;
  • Designing drafts using Autodesk, AutoCAD or other drafting software; and
  • Conducting and participating on-site visits to measure and update site data, floor plans and drawings.
Electrical or Electronic Technician

Electrical and electronics technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Designing, developing and testing power equipment and systems, industrial process control systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, micro-electronic systems and circuits, computers, computer systems and networks, and computer software;
  • Conducting the installation, commissioning, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems other than aircraft electronics or instruments;
  • Carrying out applied research in fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics under the direction of scientists or engineers;
  • Setting up and operating specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems;
  • Writing specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets;
  • Assisting in the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic components, equipment, and systems;
  • Assisting in inspection, testing, adjusting and evaluation of incoming electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic components and assemblies to ensure conformance with product specifications and tolerances;
  • Conducting life tests (burn-ins) on assemblies and record and analyze results;
  • Assisting in building and testing prototypes to specifications;
  • Install, operate and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and systems;
  • Calibrate electrical or electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions; and
  • Collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the preparation of estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications and reports.
Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Engineering – Aeronautic

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the field of aeronautical engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Chemical

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the field of chemical engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Civil

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the field of civil engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Computer Science

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the computer science field of engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Computer Systems – IT – Technical – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other engineering – computer systems – IT – technical code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within engineering – computer systems – IT – technical categories.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering – computer systems – IT – technical field.

Engineering – Electrical or Electronic

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the fields of electrical or electronic engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Environmental

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the field of environmental engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Creating a science-based criteria for testing;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Mechanical

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the field of mechanical engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Engineering – Naval

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the field of naval engineering.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing a range of engineering services;
  • Engineering design and/or reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications;
  • Applying government standards and administrative procedures applicable to engineering; and
  • Evaluating, analyzing and solving technical or programmatic engineering problems and in making recommendations.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the engineering field.

Fisheries

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to fisheries.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Carrying out compliance investigations and enforcement of various acts and regulations during field operations;
  • Conducting basic investigations and gathering evidence;
  • Providing support in fishery management;
  • Providing technical management for projects related to the development of fishery management plans;
  • Promoting stewardship of the fisheries resource and fish habitat among various groups;
  • Developing and establishing collaborative relationships, interactions and exchanges with law enforcement agencies, stakeholder groups and regulatory bodies to assist in maintaining and enhancing Conservation and Protection program delivery;
  • Representing the organization in providing information on fisheries monitoring activities and/or implementation plans; and
  • Conducting projects involving the collection of biological and harvest monitoring data.
Geomatics – Geographic Information Systems

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to geomatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geographic data analysis or similar fields.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Managing a scientific, technical and/or operational program related to geomatics/GIS;
  • Analyzing, developing and/or implementing policies related to geomatics/GIS;
  • College diploma\certificate or university degree in the field of geomatics or GIS;
  • Updating Web-based GIS applications;
  • Using the ArcGIS suite of tools to manage geospatial datasets, perform spatial analysis and produce map products;
  • Developing and implementing quality assurance procedures for the maintenance of spatial and non-spatial source data, including databases and geodatabases;
  • Developing Internet-based GIS applications; and
  • Collecting, integrating, analyzing and documenting geospatial data.
Graphic Design

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to graphic design.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Designing, developing, editing and/or providing advice on communications, marketing and/or training products (such as graphic and photographic layouts, Web sites, exhibit products, print publications, visual aids, presentations, videos, etc.);
  • Editing videos and/or photos;
  • Using social media platforms;
  • Using AutoCAD;
  • Planning and/or coordinating the production of graphic design projects; and
  • Using graphic design software and/or desktop publishing software.
Help Desk

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to providing end-user support for different programs and/or software.

Hydrology

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to hydrology.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Computing of hydrometric data to national standards;
  • Working in hydrometric operations;
  • Participating in hydrographic field surveys;
  • Flood forecasting;
  • Working as part of a team on environmental programs or projects; and
  • Conducting environmental sampling of media such as storm water, drinking water and waste water.
Interior Designer

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to interior design.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Delivering and managing of minor construction projects in government office space;
  • Experience in using CAD or similar software;
  • Front-end project planning, including activities and projects stages such as needs analysis, functional programming, feasibility studies and other interior design tasks;
  • Working on a multidisciplinary team of in-house resources and consultants in the delivery of interior design projects; and
  • Preparing scopes of work and fee proposals for in-house design, functional programming and/or design advisory services for projects.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Laboratory Technologist

This code is appropriate for positions where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to being a laboratory technologist.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working in a laboratory or science-type of environment performing analyses or reviewing data from analyses of materials;
  • Analysis or evaluation of data derived from the analysis of materials found in a laboratory environment;
  • Applying quality assurance principles or standards in a laboratory;
  • Contributing to scientific publications;
  • Providing laboratory services; and
  • Operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.
Land Surveying

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to land surveying and/or property.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Valid land surveyor's license;
  • Gathering and interpreting data related to surveying activities; and
  • Using and operating land surveying equipment and software.
Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the roles and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Marine Traffic Controller

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to marine traffic control.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working in a marine communications and traffic service centre; and
  • Working as a navigation officer in charge of a watch.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Maritime or Sea-Related Activities

Examples of required experience, certifications and/or education may include:

Examples of required certifications and/or experience may include:

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring policy, legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines to enhance safety at sea, the safe operation, navigation, design and maintenance of ships;
  • Developing, implementing, delivering and monitoring marine safety programs;
  • Performing audits, inspections and investigations;
  • Developing papers and positions and providing expert technical advice and recommendations;
  • Managing statistical data and analyzing trends and developments to monitor, assess recommendations on marine safety programs and to address problem areas early on in the process;
  • Consulting with the marine industry to address technical issues with a view to reach consensus to further the development and enhancement of marine safety;
  • Working in marine design, construction, repairs, operation, inspection, quality assurance or other marine-related areas;
  • Responding to maritime incident reports, conducting interviews and investigations, assessing potential risk and determining the degree of urgency and appropriate response;
  • Planning, coordinating, controlling and directing the response to maritime incidents;
  • Selecting and tasking the most appropriate combination of resources, including primary and secondary maritime Search and Rescue Units and initiating requests for other units (land, air and marine);
  • Providing expert maritime advice and assistance to any authority involved in humanitarian incidents;
  • Recommending the cessation of a search for persons lost at sea after determining all chance of survival has been exhausted;
  • Collecting, correlating and disseminating statistical data, preparing operation reports on major maritime Search and Rescue incidents;
  • Assisting in the development of regional search and rescue plans, developing and testing back-up and contingency plans;
  • Managing ships;
  • Operating small motorized marine craft; and
  • Researching and/or conducting field studies in marine coastal and/or offshore environments.

Working under the following maritime activities/programs: Oceanography, hydrography, aids to navigation, fisheries research, conservation and protection, marine communications and traffic services, environmental response, helicopter planning, icebreaking, search and rescue, and/or maritime security.

Programming

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to programming.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Programming IT solutions;
  • Developing and maintaining systems solutions;
  • Planning, designing, developing, and implementing applications, programs and/or software;
  • Performing system analysis;
  • Performing requirements analysis to develop test plans and test cases; and
  • Performing functional, integration and regression testing.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives
Radio Operator

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to being a radio operator.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Rail-Related

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs, and/or policies related to railways or trains.

Examples of required experience, certifications and/or education may include:

  • Railway engineering as it relates to tracks and applying associated standards, regulations, guidelines, processes or procedures;
  • Conducting a planned program of surveillance, inspection, investigation and audit of railway yards, train movements, maintenance of way crews, safety and health, as well as other operations;
  • Interpreting and/or applying Canadian Rail Operating Rules and/or the Work/Rest Rules for Railway Operating Employees;
  • Interpreting and/or applying On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety regulations;
  • Working as a locomotive engineer or conductor;
  • Analyzing and reporting on the technical and economic challenges related to rail transportation efficiency and security; and
  • Railway signalling with a Canadian railway company.
Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals; and
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.
Technical Inspector

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, scheduling and carrying out product audits and trade measurement inspections and issues certificates and statements of accuracy;
  • Identifying and investigating potential measurement inequities or policy breaches;
  • Calibrating, certifying and maintaining technical equipment and measurement standards;
  • Participating in the implementation and promotion of alternate service delivery arrangements;
  • Interacting with clients;
  • Delivering technical training;
  • Participating on national or regional interdisciplinary project teams and working groups;
  • Assessing risks, planning, prioritizing, scheduling and conducting Quality Assurance surveillance activities;
  • Providing leadership in the development, implementation and continued improvement of Quality Systems;
  • Providing consultative services on the establishment, adaptation and enhancement of Quality Management Systems;
  • Reviewing contracts awarded to industries, identifying and recommending amendments to correct anomalies and deficiencies and assessing contractor performance;
  • Specifying the type and determining the amount of Quality Assurance regulations to be performed;
  • Developing Quality Assurance Guidance documents for surveillance; and
  • Informing contractor of identified non-compliance with contractual requirements, monitors and conducts follow up actions and arranging and conducting assessments of corrective actions taken.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Weapons

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to weapons.

Examples of required experience may include:

  • Issuing, receiving, warehousing and inspecting ammunition, explosives, missiles and related items;
  • Performing the mechanical breakdown repairs, modifications, maintenance, testing of ammunition, explosives, missiles and related items;
  • Certifying ammunition scrap Free From Explosives (FFE);
  • Technically preparing ammunition for shipping;
  • Disposing of ammunition, explosives and related items by demolition, mutilation, recuperation and preparation for sale; and
  • Operating laboratory, calibration, test, Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and/or Material Support Equipment (MSE).

Health Services

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: DE, MD, ND, NU, OP, PH, PS, SW, VM, WP

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Dental Assistant

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required include previous experience, education or certification as a dental assistant.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Taking of radiographs (x-rays), operation, maintenance and care of dental equipment and instruments;
  • Providing dental health education; and
  • Providing dental support services in a clinical environment.
Dentistry

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to being a dentist.

Example of such functions include:

  • Providing dental services, including such disciplines as orthodontics, denturology and/or dental therapeutics.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Dietician or Nutritionist

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to being a dietitian or nutritionist.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing nutrition services;
  • Planning and analyzing menus; and
  • Delivering training sessions.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Health – Laboratory

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to working in a laboratory in the health field.

Health Services – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other health services code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Entitlements Consultant advisor prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to health-related groups.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the health services field.

Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the roles and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Medicine

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to medicine.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Practicing occupational or community medicine;
  • Working as a general clinical practitioner or in a specialty area in the Canadian health care system;
  • Reviewing medical files; and
  • Researching and analyzing medical and scientific literature.

Note: The code can only be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training as a medical doctor.

Nursing – Community Health

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to community health. This could include remote communities, health outreach, community health services, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working in immunization, public health and/or community health programming;
  • Reviewing medical files; and
  • Developing and/or delivering information sessions on health services.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Nursing – Hospital

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to nursing in a hospital setting.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing nursing services in a medical, surgical, emergency, psychiatric and/or hospital health care setting.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Occupational or Physical Therapy

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to occupational or physical therapy.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing physiotherapy programs;
  • Using objective measurement tools (e.g., equipment and questionnaires) to assess impairment, disability and/or functional performance;
  • Working with clinical sports and/or orthopaedic physical therapy practices;
  • Providing occupational therapy services; and
  • Creating and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with clients.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Pharmaceutical Science

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to pharmaceutical science.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Working in a community, hospital or correctional institution pharmacy;
  • Interacting with various pharmacy stakeholders such as patients, customers and other health care providers; and
  • Conducting research and analysis to support strategies or decisions related to drug use.
Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives.
Psychology

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the field of psychology. This would include someone who is a psychologist.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Managing psychological treatment services within a hospital, rehabilitation or correctional setting;
  • Psycho-diagnostic assessment services, including differential diagnoses; and
  • Providing of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, counseling or other psychological services.
Social Program Administration

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to welfare and/or social programs.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Using various psychosocial counselling approaches;
  • Providing assessment, therapy and counselling services to clients and/or their families;
  • Working with adults in a mental health care environment;
  • Providing individual and/or group counselling services;
  • Conducting interventions and treatment in the area of substance abuse;
  • Preparing, intervening and providing support to rehabilitation and/or reintegration programs;
  • Performing structured intervention with individuals, aimed at changing their behaviour; and
  • Intervening in a social services, mental health and/or correctional environment.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.
Veterinary Science

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to veterinary science. This would include someone who is a veterinarian.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Performing clinical examinations, diagnostic assessments and treatment of a variety of animals;
  • Planning, organizing and managing a laboratory animal medicine program; and
  • Performing pathological examinations and writing reports.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Operational/Labour and Trades

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: FR, GL, GS, HP, HS, LI, PR, SC, SO, SR

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Agricultural Field Worker

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to agricultural field work.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Operating and maintaining agricultural farm equipment such as tractors, forage equipment, seeders and combines;
  • Feeding, handling and caring for livestock; and
  • Repair and preventive maintenance of tractors, attachments and other farm equipment.
Carpentry

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to carpentry.

Examples of required certifications and/or experience may include:

  • Providing construction services;
  • Repairing and constructing wood components, structures and buildings;
  • Making, finishing and repairing cabinets and furniture;
  • Picture framing; and
  • Roofing.
Cleaning Services

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to cleaning services.

Example of such functions include:

  • Providing cleaning services, including laundry.
Construction

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to construction.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing construction projects through all stages of project delivery;
  • Managing construction consultant teams and construction contractors;
  • Managing construction project financial resources;
  • Managing the design, material selection and specifications for construction projects; and
  • Providing advice and guidance related to, and preparation of, documentation for effective contracting, requesting proposals and invitations to tender for construction.
Cook

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to being a cook.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working as a cook in an institutional, industrial or commercial food service establishment;
  • Preparing special dietary meals;
  • Managing food services;
  • Managing all aspects of food production operation in a high volume institutional, industrial or commercial food service establishment;
  • Planning and designing menus; and
  • Training new kitchen staff.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Driver

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to chauffeur services.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing chauffeur services;
  • Maintaining the serviceability of an official vehicle; and
  • Providing basic administrative services.
Electrical Installation

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to electrical installation.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical equipment, systems and/or components;
  • Testing, troubleshooting and inspecting electrical equipment, systems and/or components; and
  • Installing, removing and maintaining antennas and transmission line systems.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Firefighter

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to firefighting.

Example of such functions include:

  • Providing firefighter and rescue services;
  • Provide fire suppression services;
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance;
  • Delivers rescue and primary medical aid during emergency response; and
  • Providing emergency response as a member of specialized teams and identifying and preserving potential evidence found at the scene.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

General Labourer/Trades Helpers

Public works and maintenance labourers perform a variety of labouring activities to maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and similar areas.

Example of such functions include:

  • Cleaning and maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and public grounds, working as member of crew;
  • Sweeping debris and removing snow from sidewalks, building grounds and other areas, and loading snow and debris into carts or trucks;
  • Shovelling cement and other materials into cement mixers, spread concrete and asphalt on road surfaces using shovels, rakes and hand tampers, and performing other activities to assist in maintenance and repair of roads;
  • Spreading sand or salt on sidewalks for snow and ice control;
  • Digging ditches and trenches using shovels and other hand tools;
  • Operating jackhammers and drills to break up pavement;
  • Loading and unloading trucks with supplies and equipment;
  • Assisting equipment operators to secure attachments to equipment or trucks;
  • Assisting in routine maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Transporting raw materials, finished products and equipment throughout plant manually or using powered equipment;
  • Checking and weighing materials and products;
  • Sorting, packing, crating and packaging materials and products; and
  • Assisting skilled tradespersons such as carpenters, plumbers and mechanics.
Health Services – Other

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to health services that are not clearly defined in health services codes.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to health-related groups.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in the health services field.

Heating or Power or Stationary

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to heating, power or stationary.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC);
  • Operating, maintaining and/or repairing high pressure steam plant and auxiliary equipment;
  • Operating, maintaining and/or repairing high pressure steam systems, hot water boilers, heating equipment, refrigeration equipment and/or HVAC equipment, etc.;
  • Directing the safe and efficient operation of modern central heating plants;
  • Maintaining and overhauling plants and equipment, providing services to supported buildings;
  • Monitoring alarms in all buildings provided with the service;
  • Addressing potential hazards when handling, storing and mixing different chemicals used with laboratories, plants and heating systems; and
  • Managing projects related to maintaining a thermal power plant.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Heavy Equipment Operator

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to being a heavy equipment operator.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Operating heavy equipment such as a plow, bulldozer, front-end loader, trailer and/or dump truck;
  • Driving tractor trailers, operating crane and driving long haul trucks; and
  • Providing snow and ice control services.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Kitchen Help

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to kitchen help but not being the cook. This would include someone who washes dishes, assists in setting up and maintaining a kitchen, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working in the food service industry;
  • Respecting cleaning and sanitizing standards; and
  • Respecting proper food handling and storage practices.
Lightkeeper

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to being a lightkeeper.

Examples of required experience may include:

  • Operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical power-generating equipment;
  • Operating and maintaining boats;
  • Maintaining grounds and buildings; and
  • Working as a lightkeeper.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the roles and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Mechanic

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to repair and maintenance of vehicles.

Examples of required certification and/or experience may include:

  • Conducting servicing and preventive first, second and third level maintenance and safety inspections and assigning a conditions' classification to a wide variety of light and heavy duty vehicle and other special equipment;
  • Conducting visual inspections and diagnostic tests to determine faults;
  • Modifying vehicles and equipment to meet specific customer requirements;
  • Completing and maintaining records and reporting relating to vehicles/equipment services and time cards;
  • Maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment and systems, including engines, hydraulic systems and/or winches; and
  • Repairing automobiles, diesel vehicles, light trucks and/or ship.
Operational or Labour and Trades – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other operational or labour or trade code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within operational, labour or trade codes.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Plumbing

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to plumbing.

Examples of required certification and/or experience may include:

  • Installing, maintaining and repairing industrial and commercial hot water heating and ventilation systems;
  • Installing and maintaining industrial and commercial building potable water, waste and venting systems and all associated fixtures/components; and
  • Producing resource estimates.
Printing

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to printing activities.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Using binding and finishing equipment; and
  • Managing a production workshop.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives.
Repairs or Maintenance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to repair or maintenance activities that are not clearly defined in other codes in this occupational category.

Ships' Crews

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to being a member of a ship's crew.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Working as a deckhand/mate, twine hand on a vessel involved in one of more of the following operations:
    • Buoy tending;
    • Research;
    • Search and rescue;
    • Icebreaking;
    • Fisheries management; and
    • Environmental response.
  • Working on seagoing vessels;
  • Providing professional housekeeping and/or janitorial services and/or services with the food industry on a vessel;
  • Training in one or more of the following areas:
    • Rescue specialist;
    • Small craft training; and
    • Armed boarding.
Ships' Officers

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to ships' officers.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Specialization in an area such as:
    • Navigation;
    • Engineering; and
    • Supply/logistics.
Storesperson

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate mainly to receiving, handling and dispatching goods coming in to or going out of stores or warehouses.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Receiving, issuing, storing, controlling, and shipping of materials or goods;
  • Working in a warehouse;
  • Shipping and packaging;
  • Handling dangerous goods; and
  • Controlling inventory in a warehouse.
Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals; and
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.

Regulatory Services

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: CX, PI

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Correctional Officer

This code is appropriate where the qualifications require that the person has worked as a correctional officer.

Correctional Services – Other

This code is to be used for correctional officer (CX) positions where no experience is required as one (entry level) or for CX positions where they are not working as one.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to the CX group.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the role and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Primary Product Inspection

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate to product inspection.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives.
Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals; and
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.

Sciences and Research

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: AC, AG, BI, CH, DS, FO, MA, MT, PC, SE, SG-PAT, SG-SRE

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Actuarial Science

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to actuarial science.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing actuarial estimates for valuation purposes;
  • Providing actuarial advice; and
  • Managing actuarial studies and assessments.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification, and/or training in this field.

Agriculture – Science

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to agriculture.

Example of such functions include:

  • Designing and managing scientific research and/or programs specifically related to agriculture, agronomy, etc.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Biology – Agriculture Related

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies in the field of biology-agriculture related.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing, summarizing and reporting on data or information relating to research or surveys in a field related to agriculture;
  • Managing field assessments;
  • Writing and editing scientific or technical documents;
  • Reviewing and interpreting scientific reports;
  • Managing projects, studies and/or investigations.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification, and/or training in this field.

Biology – Environment Related

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies in the field of biology-environment related.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing, summarizing and reporting on data or information relating to research or surveys in a field related to the environment;
  • Managing field assessments;
  • Writing and editing scientific or technical documents;
  • Reviewing and interpreting scientific reports; and
  • Managing projects, studies and/or investigations.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Biology – Health Related

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies in the field of biology-health related.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing, summarizing and reporting on data or information relating to research or surveys in a field related to health;
  • Managing field assessments;
  • Writing and editing scientific or technical documents;
  • Reviewing and interpreting scientific reports; and
  • Managing projects, studies and/or investigations.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Biology – Natural Resources Management

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies in the field of biology-natural resources management.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing, summarizing and reporting on data or information relating to research or surveys in a field related to natural resources management;
  • Managing field assessments;
  • Writing and editing scientific or technical documents;
  • Reviewing and interpreting scientific reports; and
  • Managing projects, studies and/or investigations.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Chemistry

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to chemistry.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Analyzing, summarizing and reporting on data or information relating to research or surveys related to chemistry;
  • Writing and editing scientific or technical documents;
  • Reviewing and interpreting scientific reports;
  • Managing projects, studies and/or investigations;
  • Researching or evaluating dangerous properties of chemical substances; and
  • Advising on laboratory technologies and procedures and/or analytical issues.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Defence Scientist

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to working as a defence scientist.

Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

Forestry

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to forestry.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, conducting and managing research projects or programs related to forestry;
  • Developing and implementing sustainable forest management plans;
  • Providing advice on forestry management practices;
  • Conducting field work for the collection of forest data; and
  • Performing quality control on large forest datasets.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Management of Human and/or Financial Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of human and/or financial resources and their related functions.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Executing the roles and responsibilities of a manager with regard to human resources activities such as planning, classification, staffing and labour relations (e.g., preparing a unit's human resources plan, developing a statement of merit criteria for a position to be staffed);
  • Developing, implementing and assessing performance management, talent management or learning and development activities;
  • Having fiscal responsibility for a unit's finances and/or budget;
  • Having contracting or purchasing responsibilities;
  • Preparing or participating in the preparation of operational plans and forecasts; and
  • Participating in the planning and co-ordination of an organization's workflow, which could include the creation of budgets for particular units, files or programs.
Mathematics or Statistics

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to mathematics or statistics.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Providing scientific or technical advice and recommendations;
  • Developing automated and non-automated models and/or algorithms;
  • Analyzing data and evaluating existing models to ensure mathematical and statistical rigour;
  • Applying mathematics or statistics in data analysis; and
  • Managing one or more of the following aspects of statistical surveys: Design, data collection, processing, evaluation or analysis.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Meteorology

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to meteorology.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Meteorological analysis and prediction;
  • Operational meteorology;
  • Writing case studies, scientific reports, scientific publications and/or technical documents;
  • Managing projects in atmospheric sciences; and
  • Production of climate information and data.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Pharmaceutical Science

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to pharmaceutical science.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working in a community, hospital or correctional institution pharmacy;
  • Interacting with various pharmacy stakeholders such as patients, customers and other health care providers; and
  • Conducting research and analysis to support strategies or decisions related to drug use.
Physical Science – Aerospace or Space Sciences

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to aerospace or space sciences.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Designing and conducting research in experimental and theoretical physics;
  • Carrying out analysis of research data and prepare research reports;
  • Participating as a member of a research or development team in the design and development of experimental, industrial or medical equipment, instrumentation and procedures;
  • Designing and conducting observational surveys, conducting detailed analyses and developing numerical models to extend knowledge of celestial bodies and cosmic radiation;
  • Developing or participating in the development of instrumentation and software for astronomical observation and analysis.
Physical Sciences – Air

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the physical sciences that are specifically related to air.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing a scientific, technical and/or operational program related to air;
  • Analyzing, developing and/or implementing policies related to air;
  • Analyzing and interpreting satellite remote sensing measurements of atmospheric composition;
  • Applying atmospheric measurement technologies;
  • Working with atmospheric ambient gas and particle monitoring equipment; and
  • Analyzing and interpreting air quality data.

Note: This code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Physical Sciences – Earth or Mining

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the physical sciences that are specifically related to the earth or mining.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing a scientific, technical and/or operational program related to earth or minerals;
  • Analyzing, developing and/or implementing policies related to earth or minerals;
  • Consulting and negotiating complex non-renewable resource issues with stakeholders;
  • Working in geology and exploration; and
  • Quantitative analysis of optical and/or radar remote sensing data.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Physical Sciences – Environment

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the physical sciences that are specifically related to the environment.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing a scientific, technical and/or operational program related to the environment;
  • Analyzing, developing and/or implementing policies related to the environment;
  • Processing data for environmental studies;
  • Working in an area related to environmental compliance and/or to ecological management;
  • Coordinating environmental assessments; and
  • Managing greenhouse gas emissions.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Physical Sciences – Geomatics/GIS

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the physical sciences that are specifically related to geomatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geographic data analysis or similar fields.

Examples of experience, certification and/or education required may include:

  • Managing a scientific, technical and/or operational program related to geomatics/GIS;
  • Analyzing, developing and/or implementing policies related to geomatics/GIS;
  • College diploma\certificate or university degree in the field of geomatics or GIS;
  • Updating Web-based GIS applications;
  • Using the ArcGIS suite of tools to manage geospatial datasets, perform spatial analysis and produce map products;
  • Developing and implementing quality assurance procedures for the maintenance of spatial and non-spatial source data, including databases and geodatabases;
  • Developing Internet-based GIS applications; and
  • Collecting, integrating, analyzing and documenting geospatial data.
Physical Sciences – Water

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to the physical sciences that are specifically related to water.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Managing a scientific, technical and/or operational program related to water;
  • Analyzing, developing and/or implementing policies related to water;
  • Analyzing scientific data using statistical or graphical software;
  • Field sampling of oceanographic parameters including providing support to the collection, verification and analysis of data;
  • Managing environmental projects and/or programs in the areas of drinking water quality and waste water treatment; and
  • Developing requests for proposal, including technical criteria relating to drinking water and waste water issues and managing related contracts.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Project Management

Examples of such functions include:

  • Planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading or controlling human and/or financial resources to achieve specific goals or objectives within an established time frame;
  • Leading projects through their life cycle (such as planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and evaluating activities);
  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives, building project requirements and managing the cost, time and scope for the project;
  • Being responsible for day-to-day direction; and
  • Being accountable for accomplishing stated project objectives.
Research Scientist (RES)

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to activities, programs and/or policies related to working as a research scientist (RES).

Examples of such functions include:

  • Designing and conducting scientific research;
  • Presenting at scientific conferences;
  • Writing scientific papers, lay articles and presentations and/or reports; and
  • Providing of scientific and technical advice on scientific and regulatory issues related to research, and/or risk assessment.
Sciences – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other sciences and research codes.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within "sciences and research".

Scientific Regulator

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to scientific regulation.

Note: The code could also be used when the requirements of the position ask for education, certification and/or training in this field.

Supervision

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly, and on an ongoing and continuous basis, to many of the following examples:

  • Supervising people and/or leading a team;
  • Approving leave;
  • Setting objectives, evaluating performance and addressing performance issues;
  • Assigning and managing work in order to meet set objectives or goals;
  • Handling simple labour relations matters;
  • Providing operational direction in order to meet set objectives or goals; and
  • Coaching, tutoring or mentoring staff.

EX and Leadership Programs (PL)

Experience Codes Guidelines for the following Operational Groups: EX

Aboriginal Content

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to programs and/or policies in support of the following Aboriginal groups: First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Working with or in Aboriginal communities;
  • Working with Aboriginal organizations or programs;
  • Providing advice and recommendations on Aboriginal affairs;
  • Advising, consulting and/or collaborating with Aboriginal leaders, administrators or communities;
  • Coordinating and leading meetings, presentations and/or workshops with Aboriginal groups; and
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with Aboriginal groups.
Audit and Evaluation

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to audit and evaluation.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to audit and evaluation;
  • Planning and managing program evaluations;
  • Providing audit-related advice and presenting audit findings and recommendations; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Chief of Staff

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to duties related to being a Chief of Staff.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues;
  • Screening, controlling and coordinating information flowing in a senior official's office; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Communications

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to communications.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to communications;
  • Providing strategic advice, services and products in the area of communications; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Conflict Resolution

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to conflict resolution.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to conflict resolution;
  • Providing conflict resolution services;
  • Conducting mediation, facilitation, etc.; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Enforcement and/or Compliance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications relate to the enforcement and/or compliance of regulations or legislation in the areas of law enforcement, bankruptcy, Competition Act, workplace health and safety (e.g., Canada Labour Code, part II), telecommunications, patent, patent medicine and drug pricing, etc.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Interpreting, enforcing or applying governing authorities (such as rules, legislation, procedures);
  • Gathering information in an investigative setting or pressure situation;
  • Reviewing documentation for compliance;
  • Performing compliance inspections;
  • Gathering and evaluating data and producing intelligence reports for law enforcement or regulatory organizations;
  • Rendering decisions in a quasi-judicial or judicial process;
  • Monitoring, assessing or enforcing compliance programs; and
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to meet objectives.

Note: This is not to be used for qualifications related to policy development or the provision of advice on policies.

EX – Other

This code is appropriate when the experience required cannot be related to any other EX code.

Organizations, in exceptional situations, can use this code when the experience required for a particular position cannot be related to any other code. Organizations must seek the assistance of a Public Service Commission Priority Entitlements Consultant prior to submitting such a request for priority clearance.

Persons with a priority entitlement must add this code to their profiles when they are being referred to groups within the “EX”.

Finance

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to finance.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to finance;
  • Management of financial policy and/or financial operations;
  • Developing and applying costing, investment planning, financial reporting and control techniques;
  • Developing financial strategies and representing organizational interests in discussions and negotiations; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Human Resources

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to human resources (HR).

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to HR;
  • Developing and implementing HR policies and/or programs;
  • Managing labour relations; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Information Management or Information Technology (IM/IT)

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to IM/IT.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to IM/IT;
  • Managing information and technology services, projects and/or programs; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Performance Measurement

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to performance measurement.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to performance management;
  • Providing strategic leadership on planning and reporting in the following areas:
    • Accountability framework;
    • Risk management;
    • Financial planning; and
    • Departmental Performance Reports and Reports on Plan and Priorities;
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Policy

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities related to policy.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues;
  • Managing qualitative and quantitative research to support evidence-based decisions and policy development and/or program delivery; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Procurement and Supply

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to procurement and supply.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to procurement and supply;
  • Analyzing and resolving contracting issues;
  • Managing procurement-related activities;
  • Negotiating acquisitions, service agreements and/or contracts;
  • Developing and implementing policies and processes related to acquisitions;
  • Managing the procurement of goods and services; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Program or Project Management

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to program and/or project management. This includes the direct management of programs or projects.

Examples of required experience may include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to program and/or project management;
  • Planning, delivering and managing national programs and/or projects; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Real Property

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and or/policies related to real property.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to real property;
  • Managing real property programs and/or projects;
  • Developing and implementing facilities management strategies; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Regulatory and Inspection

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to regulation and inspection.

Examples of required experience may include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to regulation and/or inspection;
  • Managing the development and/or the implementation of regulatory programs;
  • Developing, formulating and/or implementing regulations; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Science & Technology

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to science and technology.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to science and/or technology;
  • Managing scientific research;
  • Developing and evaluating science proposals, work plans and/or resource allocations; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Security

This code is appropriate where the qualifications required relate mainly to the management of activities, programs and/or policies related to security.

Examples of such functions include:

  • Addressing politically sensitive issues;
  • Providing advice to senior management on policy and/or operational issues related to security;
  • Managing a security program, including, the development, implementation and monitoring of security policies and guidelines;
  • Managing security assessments and/or threat and risk assessments; and
  • Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships.