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Job in Ottawa, Canada🇨🇦 Publishing Advisor Salary: 80 000 USD p/a

Publishing Advisor

Location Ottawa, ON
Salary $80,274 to $86,788
Start date As soon as possible

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

Are you a passionate publishing and creative services professional interested in using your talent and experience to affect the health and safety of Canadians positively? Are you interested in working on important public health issues such as tobacco, opioids, healthy eating, vaccination or seasonal flu? If so, we want you!

Information you must provide

Your application must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications required for the position and asset qualifications (if applicable). The screening board will not make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties or to refer to your curriculum vitae. The prescribed approach is to write one or two paragraphs demonstrating that you have the required experience and ensure that clear and accurate details are provided. Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the screening criteria will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates who are missing information or submit incomplete information will be screened out. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


There is a variety of different roles on this team. Work may include liaising with clients to assess their needs for web or print communications products, analyzing these needs, and advising on the appropriate publishing approach. You may also be involved in cataloguing and reporting publications, as well as supporting and coordinating the production of publications. This may include planning, contracting, producing, tracking, and distribution.

Work environment

Health Canada is a federal government department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

The Creative Services team at Health Canada is a dynamic group of people who are passionate about promoting health, raising awareness about important health issues and helping Canadians ultimately make healthier and safer choices for themselves and their families.

We are located at Tunney’s Pasture near two of Ottawa’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Wellington Village and Westboro.

Intent of the process

This selection process will be used to establish pools of qualified candidates to fill a variety of current and future positions at the IS-04 group and level with various tenures and various language requirements.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree in a related field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.*

*Candidates who do not possess a relevant degree from a recognized post-secondary institution can meet the education requirement through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience. In these cases, you must clearly indicate relevant education and training in your application by listing completed relevant courses and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience leading meetings with client to assess communication and marketing needs.
• Experience providing strategic advice related to printing, publishing and distribution of products to clients and/or management.
• Experience in planning and managing the production of web and print communications products.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Experience in using graphic Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft suite of products on a Mac platform.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential and Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB language requirements

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s Policy on Communications and Federal Identity.
• Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s Procedures for Publishing.

• Ability to build collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of internal stakeholders in a client-service environment.
• Ability to handle a wide variety of files and issues simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, often with short deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Respect of diversity
• Client-service oriented
• Judgment
• Initiative

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Willingness to occasionally work overtime on short notice.
• Willingness and ability to travel on occasion.

Conditions of employment

Enhanced Reliability or Secret based on the position being staffed.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written exam will be administered.

An interview will be administered.

Reference checks will be sought.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. Meeting one or many of the asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates. Please note that some or all of the asset qualifications could be used at the screening phase.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Candidates must provide their proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcripts (original documents only) at a later time in the process.

We will only accept on-line applications received via the site. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

All information pertaining to the process will be sent by email. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your email account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis.

If your e-mail address changes during this process, it is your responsibility to notify the process board.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Kristin Graf, Team Leader – Staffing Andrew Willies, Senior Human Resource Assistant