Director - AMENDMENT, Royal Canadian Mint

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Position title:
Director - AMENDMENT
Per diem:
$410.00 - $485.00
Annual retainer:
$5,300.00 - $6,200.00
Ottawa, Ontario
Closing date:
June 30, 2022
Opportunity number:

If you applied between February 18, 2022 and March 18, 2022 you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

The Royal Canadian Mint (Mint) is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. The Mint combines modern business practices with decades of experience in coin production to deliver optimal value to customers and its sole shareholder, the Government of Canada. The Mint owns two facilities: the Ottawa facility houses the corporate head office, the gold and silver refineries and production facilities for numismatic and bullion coins, medals and medallions; the Winnipeg Plant, which includes a plating facility, produces all of Canada's circulation coins as well as foreign circulation coins. The Mint has two boutiques respectively in Winnipeg and Ottawa.

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for overseeing the management of the Mint's business and affairs. The Board holds Management accountable for the Mint's business performance and achievement of its objectives. It exercises its duty in the best interests of the Mint and the long-term interests of its sole shareholder in accordance with the Mint's governing by-laws and applicable legislation. The Board approves the Mint's strategic direction, major investments and staffing decisions as it relates to Vice-Presidents. It exercises due diligence by monitoring corporate financial performance, overseeing the risk management processes, ensuring the integrity of financial results, and providing timely reports to the Government of Canada and the public.

The Mint has an immediate need for a Director, with demonstrated experience in the fields of:
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance/ Corporate Social Responsibility (ESG/CSR), International Experience, Government Relations or a combination thereof.

Diversity and Official Languages

We are committed to providing a healthy and accessible workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work on one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful, inclusive and harassment-free work environment.

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.

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.

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, Community College or other post-secondary institution in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience;

  • Previous board or committee experience; and

  • Business acumen and financial knowledge and experience.  

Please describe how you meet the additional requirements for any of the following areas: Information Technology

  • Experience in leading practices and trends for IT governance, cyber security, information security, operations, projects and risk management, cloud computing and Big Data;

  • Experience as leader of a large technology transformation program‎, delivering complex technology projects providing significant business value; and

  • Experience in determining IT strategies in order to reach corporate objectives, application development and application management and software.


  • Experience in manufacturing processes and product design, supply chain management, manufacturing of finished products, inventory management and process improvement strategies;

  • Experience in managing a global supply chain and identifying business opportunities in the marketplace; and

  • Experience as a c-suite executive with demonstrated leadership skills and business expertise with a sophisticated commercial corporation.

Human Resources and Labour Relations

  • Experience providing strategic guidance in the establishment of HR strategies in support of the attainment of corporate objectives;

  • Experience in workforce planning, recruiting, staffing and compensation policies and principles in alignment with the organization’s objective; and

  • Experience in collective agreement and labour law interpretation, progressive discipline and termination, human rights complaints, Occupational Health and Safety regulations and best practices (including mental health programs), mediation of workplace conflict, and management advisory issues in general.

    Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Experience in identifying the principal risks of a commercial organization and in establishing appropriate systems to manage these risks;

  • Experience at a senior-level in the governance of complex organizations; and

  • Experience in risk management, management control frameworks and financial internal controls.

Government Relations

  • Experience with processes for formulating and implementing public and social policy objectives;

  • Experience in the organizational structure of government (all levels of government), its rules, guidelines and practices; and

  • Ability to understand and take the interests of different stakeholders into account in the decision-making process.

International Experience

  • Experience in a commercial organization dealing with complexities of the global marketplace and supplier base, including but not limited to, differing customer preferences, sales strategies and identifying business opportunities in international markets; and

  • Experience leading a global business or driving profitable growth and value creation in a large international organization.


Experience:  Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
/ Corporate Social Responsibility (ESG/CSR),  relations internationales, relations gouvernementales

  • Experience in identifying and implementing opportunities and overseeing policies and processes for assessing, monitoring and managing material ESG risks and opportunities, while assuring alignment and growth in a sustainable manner.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of corporate governance principles and best practices;

  • Skills to contribute to the Board of Directors conducting its work effectively including monitoring and evaluating progress towards achieving objectives;

  • Knowledge of the Mint's mandate and the legislative framework within which it operates;

  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors;

  • Ability to set priorities and support the corporate vision needed to fulfill the Mint's mandate and attain its objectives;

  • Ability to recognize and address emerging issues, to seize opportunities, and to advance ideas and innovation; and

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, in either official language.

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

  • Independence

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

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.

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

Candidates should apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 30, 2022, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent 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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