Co-op Posting for NRCan

Open to:
• Masters level COOP students enrolled in School of Community and Regional Planning, Indigenous Studies, Resource Management, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Public Policy, Communications, or Public Administration.
• Only students with a minimum 3.0 GPA will be considered – ensure your application includes proof of your GPA.
• Preference will be given to Canadian citizens (your citizenship must be clearly indicated on your submission).

Department Profile:
The Indigenous Partnerships Officer – West (IPO-West) serves as a key point of contact for Indigenous communities in western Canada to engage with Natural Resources Canada on issues related to energy infrastructure development. One of IPO-West’s core mandates is to provide Secretariat support for the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committees for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and the Line 3 Replacement Project. For more information, please visit the IAMC-TMX website at:

Essential Qualifications:
• Solid written and oral communication skills
• Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work independently in a team setting 
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office with particular emphasis on Excel
• Professional manner and strong work ethic

Junior Officer:
• Preparing and disseminating written correspondence for the department;
• Assisting with meeting tracking and database development;
• Undertake analyses, establish and maintain databases and prepare presentation materials
• Assist in planning, organizing and delivering events;
• Organizing meetings with internal and external stakeholders and other tasks as required.

• NRCAN is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society: to the equitable representation of women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. 
• Successful completion of both your educational program and a COOP, FSWEP or RAP work assignment may lead to temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.



Vancouver, Canada



Indigenous Partnerships Office - West



Fall 2018





Salary Level

Federal Public Service - Student Rates of Pay


  1. So that rates of pay are detailed on the Treasury Board page: Generally, I would imagine for SCARP students (as they are at the Master’s level) the pay would range between $18.97-$23.78.
  2. They can send their applications directly to me (

A resume and cover letter is appropriate, however I would ask if the applicants were able to indicate either in the body of their email or one the resume or cover letter whether or not they are a Canadian citizen. There is no need to incorporate it into the text. E.g. “Citizenship:

Chris Sheppard
Policy Analyst
Indigenous Partnerships Office - West
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada
#504-800 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 0B9 / +1-604-368-1300

Tuesday, August 7, 2018