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Communications Officer, Strategic and Corporate Communications

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.


City: Within a National Research Council office across Canada  

Organizational Unit: Communications Branch 

Classification: IS-3 

Tenure: Various 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB


Work Arrangements: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite).

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for Communications Officers to support the NRC’s Communications Branch. You will provide support for a variety of communication activities, including the development of communications materials for traditional and social media, and internal and external communications activities.

This position will require 2 days per week onsite at the NRC work location identified in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite).

This staffing process will be used to fill upcoming positions in the strategic and corporate communications teams.

Come join our team and work in an organization that values innovation and is proud of its work!

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the screening criteria in order to be given further consideration:

  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the job posting. Candidates must write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. 
  • Candidates must describe in detail when, where and how they gained the experience. 
  • Failure to answer the screening questions will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


A university degree in a communications-related area of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  • Recent* experience in coordinating and planning communications products and/or activities.
  • Recent* experience in writing a wide range of communications products, such as content for an internal and/or external website, newsletter articles and social media content.
  • Experience working with internal or external clients.

*Recent experience is associated with having performed a broad range of related activities in a working environment for 2 years within the last 3 years.  

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s Policy on Communications and Federal Identity.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information.
  • Ability to write high quality communications products for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $73,377 to $78,892 per annum. 

In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • A flexible schedule and overtime may be required.

​​​​​​​We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (19551) to:


Telephone: 343-552-7798 

Closing Date: 4 June 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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