Notice of Opportunity for SSHRC's Council


Government of Canada


The Privy Council Office has recently posted the notice of opportunity for vacancies on SSHRC’s governing council on its website, (

As you may know, the Government of Canada has developed a new more transparent process for Governor in Council (GIC) appointments. Among the major changes to the process is the public posting of available positions, for which all interested and qualified candidates may apply.

The members of SSHRC’s governing Council are distinguished representatives from the academic, not-for-profit, public and private sectors appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, following a formal selection process led by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. In order to reach the greatest number of potentially qualified candidates, SSHRC encourages you to share the notice with your network.

Information posted on the GIC appointments website, including on Governor in Council appointments, Frequently Asked Questions, and an updated Submission Guide for Governor in Council Appointments.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Create an Account for GIC Appointments applications. You can now register on the Governor in Council Appointments website and create your account and profile. This is the first step for applying online to opportunities on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals that will be advertised soon on our website.    

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For further information, please contact Tim Russwurm, Manager, Corporate Governance (

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