Non-Immigration Officer (NIO), LE-06/07, Immigration Section in Guangzhou

Competition Number:A�2015-LES-GANZU-018

Position Title:A� Non-Immigration Officer (NIO), LE-06/07, Immigration Section in Guangzhou

Closing Date:A� 2015.5.13Starting Annual Gross Salary:A� Approximately RMB 118,740 (before designation) / 155,678 (upon designation); before tax and employee social insuranceA�contributions; 13th month bonus and social benefit premium are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable

Location: Guangzhou

Area of Selection:

  • Canadian citizens residing in China;
  • Spouses/dependants of Canadian-Based Staff at Canadian Embassy or Consulates in China.

Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Guangzhou at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Guangzhou at own expense. Candidates for NIO designation are normally expected to complete a minimum 6 months fully satisfactory employment at the LE-06 level, followed by successful completion of a training course in Ottawa. Background screening is a requirement all candidates for formal designation must satisfy. Designation is mandatory for this position.

Job summary:

Under general supervision, implements Canadian immigration policy and objectives; assesses and processes applications for non-immigrant visas and permits; prevents the travel to Canada of individuals in possession of fraudulent or fraudulently obtained documentation; provides management assistance and supervises staff; participates in research for the preparation of reports and studies on immigration-related issues; represents the immigration program in contacts with nationals, host country officials and international organizations; performs other duties as required.

Mandatory requirements:


  • Degree from a recognized university


  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking)


  • Experience in dealing with the general public
  • Experience in working both independently and within a team to accomplish goals


  • Knowledge of Canadian geography, labour market and educational system
  • Knowledge of Chinese geography, labour market and educational system

Personal suitability:

  • Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts tactics
  • Client Focus a�� Acts to improve client service
  • Commitment to Public Confidence – Takes actions to uphold or protect organizational Integrity
  • Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts language to the audience
  • Judgement a�� Applies sound judgement in difficult situations
  • Teamwork and Cooperation a�� Encourage others

Asset Criteria:

Preferred standing may be given to those candidates who also meet the following:


  • Proficiency in French (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Proficiency in Cantonese (reading, writing and speaking)


  • Experience in supervising staff


  • Knowledge of Canadian immigration policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of Chinese laws (i.e. family law, penal code), customs and documentation

Operational Requirement:

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required;
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally as required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China is a condition of your employment at the Embassy or Consulates

Security / Reliability:

A valid a�?Reliability Statusa�? security check is required prior to appointment to this position.

How to Apply:

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae in English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate why you meet the mandatory requirements on the following aspects:

  • Area of Selection
  • Education
  • Language

Your Application Letter should also discuss your qualifications on:

  • Experience in dealing with the general public
  • Experience in working both independently and within a team to accomplish goals
  • Experience in supervising staff (Asset)

Send application to

Please indicate your full name, the competition number and position title in the subject line: a�?Your full name a�� Competition Number a�� Position Titlea�?.

Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.

An eligibility list may be established from this process to staff potential vacancies that may arise within this domain on indeterminate, term or Emergency basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those invited to further assessment will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) Detailed Position Description is available at upon request. ____________________________________________________________________

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