Director (1 or more), Canada Infrastructure Bank

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Infrastructure and Communities
Position title:
Director (1 or more)
Annual retainer:
$40,000.00 - $50,000.00
Toronto, Ontario
Application Review Date:
March 19, 2021
Opportunity number:

If you applied to the previous selection process, J1218-0214, between January 18, 2019 and February 18, 2019, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

The Canada Infrastructure Bank is a federal Crown corporation established in June 2017. Reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, it uses federal support to invest, and seek to attract investment from private sector investors and institutional investors, in large revenue-generating infrastructure projects that are in the public interest by, for example, supporting conditions that foster economic growth or by contributing to the sustainability of infrastructure in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canada Infrastructure Bank is responsible for investing $35 billion in new infrastructure projects to mobilize private sector and institutional investment.

The Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank is composed of the Chairperson and eight to eleven other directors.

The Board is responsible for overseeing the management of the business activities and affairs that enable the Canada Infrastructure Bank to successfully deliver on its mandate of investing $35 billion in revenue-generating infrastructure projects that are in the public interest and that attract private capital, including:

  • Appointing the Chief Executive Officer, approving the Chief Executive Officer’s annual objectives and assessing performance against those objectives;

  • Overseeing the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s strategic direction and corporate objectives;

  • Ensuring appropriate capital and risk management practices are followed;

  • Approving final investments in complex and transformative infrastructure;

  • Reviewing the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s financial objectives and results; and

  • Overseeing the policies and frameworks that govern the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s internal and external conduct.

As a Director of the board, you will be responsible for presiding over the activities of the Board of Directors and providing leadership to the other directors in discharging their duties and responsibilities.

Diversity and Official Languages

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;

  • Experience in leading and managing a business or functional role at a large or complex organization;

  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;

  • Experience at the senior level in one or more of the following areas:

    • Infrastructure

    • Financial Sector, particularly infrastructure investments

    • Government at the federal, provincial-territorial or municipal level

    • Public engagement and civil society

  • Experience at the senior level in one or more of the following areas:

    • Human and financial resources

    • Legal issues

    • Corporate performance and business strategy

    • Investments and asset management

    • Audit and accounting

    • Public sector governance

  • Experience with one or more of the following would be considered an asset:

    • Public private partnerships or complex financings

    • Executive compensation and incentives management

    • Risk assessment and management practices

    • Infrastructure development within the various levels of government and/or regions of Canada.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong financial literacy and acumen;

  • Knowledge of the Canadian infrastructure landscape and the roles of the federal, provincial-territorial and municipal governments;

  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices, including knowledge of the Government of Canada’s governance framework for Crown corporations;

  • Knowledge of the infrastructure financing sector would be considered an asset;

  • Knowledge of Northern perspectives would be considered an asset;

  • Ability to facilitate information-sharing and effective working relationships with other Board members, management, government officials, business partners, stakeholders and employees of the Canada Infrastructure Bank and to demonstrate respect, ethics and extending trust in order to achieve organizational goals;

  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, including negotiation and conflict management skills; and

  • Strong analytical problem-solving and decision making skills, and the ability to balance the interests of multiple stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Trust and accountability

  • Informed judgment, tact and discretion

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Independence

  • High ethical standards and integrity

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website under the Forms and reference material.

  • All appointees are subject to the Conflicts of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • An individual is not eligible to be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer, the Chairperson or a director if the individual (statutory):

    1. is less than 18 years of age;

    2. has the status of bankrupt;

    3. is employed in the federal public administration or by a provincial, municipal or local authority; or

    4. is a member of the Senate or House of Commons or a member of the legislature of a province.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Review of applications (more information here) will begin on March 19, 2021. Candidates should apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

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