Job Opportunities at our Canadian offices abroad

What we do matters. We define, shape and advance Canada’s interests and values in a complex and evolving global environment. We manage diplomatic relations, promote international trade and provide consular support to Canadians. We lead international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts. We also contribute to national security and the development of international law.

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A Career without borders

Be part of a world-class institution. Canada’s professional, non-partisan public service is among the best in the world. To maintain our reputation, we need people who are talented, skilled and passionate about their work.

Get a career with us : a career to match your passion that has real meaning and impact on the lives of Canadians. Contribute to Canada’s place in the world.

We are a worldwide network of professionals. We work in over 175 offices around the world. Canada’s offices abroad include Canada-Based Staff and Locally-Engaged Staff.

We work together to strengthen Canada’s relations with the world.

Locally engaged staff (LES)

Locally Engaged Staff (LES) form an important part of Global Affairs Canada's workplace.

They are appointed and employed outside of Canada to perform duties that are directly related to the government of Canada Missions’ operations located outside Canada. They support the delivery of the programs and services of:

  • the Government of Canada
  • provinces
  • other partners abroad

LES are essential to carry out each of their mandates abroad.

LES perform a wide variety of tasks, from maintenance work to expert services. Their work helps to operate a Canadian mission abroad. We hire LES for their knowledge of:

  • local languages
  • context
  • business specifics
  • networks

Our public service is building a culture that encourages innovation, new ideas and approaches, better collaboration and engagement. Make a difference and be part of shaping this modern public service, we will be happy to have you on board!

Notices / Updates

Unless specified on the job poster, Canada will not sponsor work authorizations through this selection process. If you get the job, you need to legally reside and have legal authorization to work in that country for the duration of the contract period.

All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.