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Employee Representative on the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council

Portfolio: Natural Resources Canada
Organization: Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council
Position title: Employee Representative
Type: Part-time
Duration: Two- or four-year term from the date of appointment with the possibility of renewal


Employee Representative on the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council (Advisory Council).

Background Information

The Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act implements the agreement between the federal and provincial governments relating to offshore petroleum resources in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador (C-NL) Offshore Area.

This includes creating a council to advise federal and provincial ministers, and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) on workplace health and safety.

Initially established in 2020, the Advisory Council comprises 13 members, of which the Minister of Natural Resources appoints two employee and two employer representatives. Other council members include representatives of the Government of Canada, the Provincial Governments (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), and the C-NLOPB.

Key Activities

Advisory Council members are responsible for working collaboratively to prepare advice on the administration and enforcement of occupational health and safety provisions of the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.

Time Commitment / Location

The time commitment for members is a few days per year, comprising at least semi-annual meetings. Meetings may be via video/teleconference and/or face-to-face. Face-to-face meetings may take place in St. John’s, NL. Members may also be encouraged to collaborate outside of scheduled meetings.


This is a volunteer position. Members do not become a part of the Public Service of Canada as a result of this Ministerial appointment. Members do not receive gifts, honoraria or fees. Travel expenses, incurred in the performance of duties, will be reimbursed in accordance with the policy established by the C-NLOPB.

Ministerial Appointment

Ministerial appointments will be open, transparent and merit-based to promote the appointment of qualified Canadians who represent Canada’s diversity, in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation.

Eligibility criteria and qualifications

Members will be appointed based on their overall knowledge, breadth of experience and capability to contribute to the work of the Advisory Council. Preference will be given to applicants with previous involvement and experience in matters related to the Advisory Council’s functions; for example, experience with issues, policy, or legislation related to workplace health and safety in the offshore oil and gas sector.

To be considered for this position, please provide concrete examples in your cover letter that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Experience and Knowledge Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience of occupational health and safety issues;
  • Ability to think strategically, beyond the interests or perspectives of your own organization, sub‐sector or geography;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to identify issues and to constructively solve problems;
  • Ability to use discretion and judgement while handling sensitive and confidential information;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment;
  • Ability to commit the required time and effort for the duration of the appointment period (e.g. two- or four-years), and if necessary, travel; and,
  • Peer/community recognition of high ethical standards and integrity.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Appointment

  • Advisory Council members are required to comply with the C-NL Offshore Area Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council Terms of Reference.

If you are appointed to this position:

  • Members must comply with the ethical, political activity and conflict of interest guidelines applicable to federal Ministerial appointments.
  • All appointees are subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

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

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by December 15, 2022, to NRCan’s Offshore Petroleum Management Division at: E-mail: The application must include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than three pages demonstrating suitability and interest in the position;
  • Name and contact information (telephone, e-mail and mailing address);
  • Curriculum vitae (c.v.) addressing the experience and knowledge criteria listed; and
  • A letter of reference.

The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador is also responsible for appointing members to the Advisory Council. Please visit to learn more about the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s appointments and process.

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