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Ministry of Francophone Affairs
Strategic Communications Branch
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
02705 - Information Officer 3
$1,443.24 - $1,765.95 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join the Government of Ontario and the Strategic Communications Branch of the Ministry of Francophone Affairs (MFA), to provide an overall integrated communications approach for this dynamic organization committed to Ontario's Francophone community and the provision of government services in French.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• develop strategic communication and stakeholder relations plans
• integrate policy and communications initiatives
• identify issues, and write speeches, correspondence and news releases
• support the development and management of the MFA web sites including monitoring content and design
• handle media relations and monitoring

How do I qualify?


• You must possess oral French language skills at the superior level. Proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.
• You must possess written French language skills at the superior level. Proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.

Technical Knowledge and Skill:

• You demonstrate knowledge of communication theories, techniques and planning principles, media organizations and relations, advertising, publication production techniques and methods
• You have strong writing and editing skills to draft speeches, research, write communications products (e.g. news releases, statements) and prepare issue notes and strategies

Communication Skills:

• You have strong oral communication skills to respond to inquiries and serve as a liaison with media representatives

Analytical, Evaluation and Strategic Planning Skills:

• You have sound analytical skills to assess communication requirements for target audiences and develop communication strategies, products and services to meet identified communications objectives
• You have sound evaluation skills to identify appropriate communication concepts and messages for initiatives and activities as well as to establish and implement communication project plans, schedules and timelines for each
• You have proven strategic planning skills to develop strategic communications plans which address and integrate MFA policy initiatives

Other Essential Skills:

• You demonstrate knowledge of Ontario's Francophone community, culture, concerns, issues and organizations
• You are proficient in the use of Windows NT, HTML, Excel, Internet and Intranet to coordinate and maintain Internet and Intranet sites and serve as a web editor

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 700 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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