How to apply for a job at the CFIA

The CFIA has a variety of opportunities dependent upon your academic background or professional interests. You can find career opportunities in policy development, regulatory, science & technology, security, or service delivery to name a few.

If you are seeking a challenging and dynamic career on a part-time, full-time or seasonal basis, you should consider working for the CFIA. We are committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce across Canada.

The CFIA does not require Canadian citizenship for employees. However, you must be lawfully able to work in Canada and have a Canadian social insurance number. This means that you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen; or
  • a permanent resident; or
  • a foreign national with an open work permit or an employer-specific work permit that identifies the CFIA as the employer.

The CFIA accepts foreign education credentials, as long as written documentation to substantiate equivalency is provided. More details on how to do this are available at the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.

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