The Indigenous Languages Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, with the overall purpose of supporting Indigenous Peoples in their efforts to reclaim, revitalize, maintain, and strengthen Indigenous languages.
An important step in the implementation of the Act is the establishment of the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages and the appointment of a Commissioner and up to three Directors of Indigenous Languages.
The Office will be an independent, arms-length organization from the Crown. The Commissioner and Directors will work to advance the objectives of the Act.
The Notice of Appointment Opportunity calling for applications to fill the important positions of the Commissioner and Directors of Indigenous Languages has been posted here.
This notice includes selection criteria such as education and experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as other relevant factors and conditions of employment. The Office is seeking applications from a variety of Indigenous language speakers, including Plains Cree, Oji-Cree, and Dene. You will also find information about the appointment process on this website.
Apply by January 11, 2021.