Government of Canada Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Federal Public Service is looking for top talent from your institution and we need your help.

The Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) is a highly competitive recruitment program created by the Government of Canada to find exceptional individuals with advanced degrees in any field who want to have an impact through a contribution to public policy. Successful applicants are eligible to be placed in mid- to high-level policy positions throughout government.

In order to be granted an interview, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • a Master’s or a Doctoral degree in any discipline OR a Law degree complemented by an undergraduate degree in any discipline, from a recognized university, completed by December 31, 2016;
  • a record of academic excellence or distinction;
  • relevant policy experience acquired in at least one of the following fields: economic, political, legal, social or scientific; and
  • a record of personal initiative, accomplishment or leadership that has brought about positive change in a community.

We encourage interested individuals to visit the RPL website at for further information. Applications for the 2015-16 campaign must be submitted online between November 6 and November 23, 2015.

Please find attached a poster describing the program, which we encourage you to send to career centres and departments across your campus to be posted.

Should you have any questions about RPL, please do not hesitate to contact the program directly

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Marta Morgan,
Associate Deputy Minister, Finance Canada