Take care & Animal

Veterinarian * Extended closing date *

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  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Various places
  • VM-01, VM-02
  • $ 76,181 to $ 106,909

For more information on the organization, please visit Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Deadline: January 23, 2022 – 11:59 p.m. PST Who is eligible: Persons residing in Canada as well as Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are also committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace, right from the selection process. If you need accommodation at any point in the assessment process, please send a message to the address below under Contacts to request it. Information received regarding accommodation will be treated confidentially.

Accommodation for assessment

When you apply for this selection process, you are not applying for a specific position, but for a directory in case of vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for review.

  • * We currently have immediate needs to staff VM-01 positions in St-Esprit, St-Cuthbert, Berthierville and Yamachich. We also need to staff a VM-02 position in East-Angus (Quebec). **

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a separate employer that is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.


The CFIA takes into account the requests of all those who have the right to work in Canada and does not give any preference to Canadian citizens.

Please indicate in your application the legal status that allows you to work in Canada – Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit. You will be asked to present proof of this status in order to complete the security screening required for the position. If you do not provide this information, your application will be rejected and will not be considered for further processing.

Persons who do not have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or an open employment authorization in Canada or a special work permit at the CFIA will only be considered if all other applicants with legal work status in Canada are deemed unqualified.

The CFIA is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects Canadian society and to ensuring representation of women (especially in non-traditional occupational groups), Indigenous people, people with disabilities and members. of a visible minority. We encourage members of these target groups to self-identify.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) veterinarians play a key role in food safety; they are a first response defense against many diseases. They contribute to the maintenance of healthy practices within the food and livestock industry, in particular those relating to meat hygiene and the health of terrestrial and aquatic animals, as well as within research laboratories and diagnostic. Their mission is also to inform the population and those in charge of the industry of the risks associated with the importation of animal products, as well as to inspect animals and meat products. CFIA veterinarians work in a variety of settings and perform a wide variety of essential tasks.
Veterinarian responsible for meat hygiene – VM-01
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following duties: working in slaughter establishments, while performing ante mortem and post mortem examinations; provide consulting services to inspection staff, stakeholders and representatives of other government agencies; train inspection staff and new veterinarians and produce and maintain reports for management; and ensure compliance with international regulations and standards and regulations relating to the humane transport of animals.


VM-02 – Supervisory veterinarian of meat hygiene
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, overseeing the implementation, management and enforcement of the meat hygiene program in slaughterhouses. They are also responsible for the application of laws and regulations and for personnel management.

We offer a science-based bilingual environment with excellent benefits, flexible working hours, opportunities for advancement, where the emphasis is on learning and development, and a level of employee satisfaction. Join a workforce that is as diverse as the population it serves.

A directory of qualified applicants will be established. This inventory could be used to staff positions requiring similar qualifications and having various linguistic profiles, various conditions of employment or various terms, including fixed-term appointments, indeterminate appointments, acting appointments or assignments.

Your curriculum vitae In order for your application to be successful, your application must clearly describe how you meet the following statements (essential qualifications)

EdE1: A degree from a recognized veterinary medicine school, namely:

  • a degree from a veterinary school accredited or approved by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA); OR
  • a degree from another school of veterinary medicine and holder of a Certificate of Competence (parts A, B and C) from the National Board of Examiners (BNE) of the CVMA.


Eligibility for a Canadian professional veterinary association, either:

  • members in good standing of a Canadian professional veterinary association who are licensed to practice by CVMA; AND
  • persons who are not members of a Canadian professional veterinary association but who hold a Certificate of Competence from the National Board of Examiners (BNE) of CVMA.

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

French essential

These positions require French language skills. Candidates must be able to work effectively in a French environment.

Information on language requirements

  • CE1 Teamwork
  • CE2 Judgment / decision making
  • CE3 Analytical skills
  • CE4 Effective interpersonal relationships
  • CE5 Adaptability / flexibility

For VM-02 only:

CE6 Leadership The following may be used / assessed at a later date (may be required for the job)

An assessment of additional qualifications (e.g. experience and / or skills), specific to the requirements of the position to be staffed, may be required for appointment.

Security Clearance Reliability Status – Applicants who have not resided in Canada within the past five years (or ten years, depending on the level of security required) may be required to submit a police certificate from each country where they have resided for at least six months during this period, along with other documents required as part of the security screening process. Failure to submit these documents, if requested, will result in the application for employment being eliminated from the selection process.

The following conditions of employment are necessary for the purposes of an appointment from the pool:

  • Compliance with the CFIA Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance with the CFIA Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Policy.
  • Legal status to accept a job during the entire period of employment.
  • Medical requirements: Pass a pre-employment health examination and periodic health assessment.
  • Use regulatory materials, equipment, clothing and safety devices.
  • Individuals in certain positions may be required to receive vaccines and booster vaccines and to undergo annual serological testing.

Any of the following terms and conditions of employment may also be required for the purposes of an appointment from the pool:

  • Be able and willing to work rotational or irregular hours (eg evenings, weekends, statutory holidays).
  • Be able and willing to travel.
  • be willing to be transferred to another post.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Take responsibility for making transportation arrangements necessary to get to diverse and remote workplaces in a timely and efficient manner.

Other informations

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population it serves. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate in your job application if you belong to one of the designated groups.

Employment equity information
Please read ALL the points listed below as this section contains important information regarding the application process. Failure to read these notes and follow these guidelines may result in information not appearing on your job application, which may result in your application being rejected for this selection process.

A) You have the right to participate in the selection process in the official language (s) of your choice.

B) For this selection process, the CFIA will contact you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive any communication as part of this selection process. You should be sure to check your email account regularly, including junk mail (spam), promotions or other records, as a deadline may be set for submitting responses. If you respond after the deadline, you may be screened out of the selection process.

C) Further information will be emailed to applicants who are shortlisted from this selection process regarding subsequent steps in the selection process.

D) During the application or assessment process, cheating and plagiarism are considered forms of misconduct and are not permitted. Anyone caught cheating, including those who help others cheat, may be screened for this screening process.

E) You must provide proof of education later in the selection process.

F) Various assessment tools could be used in this selection process such as standardized exams, reference check, written exam, interview, etc.

G) All oral and written communications obtained during this selection process – from the time of submission of the application until the end of the process – can be used to assess candidates.

We thank in advance those who have submitted a job application, but we will only contact those chosen for the next selection step.

Corine Petitclerc – Veterinarian – Liaison Officer / Veterinary specialist, program

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 450-502-3147

** To apply, you must click on the “apply” button and submit your application directly on the Government of Quebec’s online recruitment site.