New Job Intergovernmental Relations In Alberta

Intergovernmental Relations
Intergovernmental Relations

Intergovernmental Relations

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,366–$7,014 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 29594

Ministry: Advanced Education

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: July 11, 2022

Classification: Program Services 4

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported.

Responsible for an adult learning system that provides accessible, affordable and high quality education for Albertans. The Ministry prepares Albertans for lifelong success through education by approving programs of study; funding public post-secondary institutions and other adult learning providers; providing financial aid for learners; registering and certifying apprentices; supporting academic research and innovation.

Our programs and services are driven by 3 outcomes: Adult learning opportunities are accessible and affordable for all Albertans; High-quality education, skills development and research make a positive contribution to Alberta’s economy, society, culture and environment; and the adult learning system is accountable and coordinated.


International Education and Intergovernmental Coordination (IEIC) is responsible for leadership in strategic planning, policy, and collaboration related to supporting international education and intergovernmental relations as a vehicle to enhance Alberta’s adult learning, research and innovation systems and increase Alberta’s economic and social capacity.

The branch is also responsible for managing Alberta’s responsibilities under the federal government’s International Student Program (ISP) through the implementation Alberta Designation Requirements (ADR).

The Intergovernmental Relations and Reporting Analyst has three broad areas of accountability:

  • Providing leadership in the implementation of a compliance framework as well as ongoing monitoring, compliance and development support as required under Advanced Education’s Memorandum of Understanding with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Alberta Designation Requirements (ADR) for all higher education institutions in the province of Alberta designated to enrol international students on study permits, and
  • Providing leadership in the application assessment process as required under Advanced Education’s Memorandum of Understanding with IRCC and the Alberta Designation Requirements (ADR).
  • Providing a high level of strategic support to the branch’s broader work in developing, and coordinating intergovernmental work relevant to higher education and post-secondary institutions on behalf of the sector, division and ministry.

Reporting to the Manager, Intergovernmental Relations, this is the sole position in the province charged with: Leading both the implementation of the ADR application process and the development and implementation of a compliance framework, including day-to-day relationship management, administration and operation of AE’s compliance and review role, evaluation and reporting on higher education institutions compliance with federal immigration regulations, and institutional compliance with the Alberta Designation Requirements.

Another area of accountability of this position is providing support to intergovernmental and cross-ministry work. In this capacity the Intergovernmental Relations and Reporting Analyst undertakes research and provides analysis of data and information used to develop positions and provide recommendations to guide ministry intergovernmental relations and initiatives. The position also provides support to preparation of briefing notes, participates in intergovernmental and cross-ministry committees and provides support to the Manager role as the Ministry’s primary contact to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC).

In all accountabilities, the position works closely and maintains relations and communication with AE’s senior leadership, other provincial and federal government officials, stakeholder-partners and non-governmental bodies.

The work of this position is specifically guided by Advanced Educations Memorandum of Understanding with IRCC, Alberta’s Designation Requirements, ADR Monitoring and Compliance Procedures, Ministry business plans as well as Sector and Branch operational plans.

Role Cont..


Implementing ADR application processes and maintaining ongoing stakeholder engagement and relationships in support of the application component of the ADR.

  • Implements and refines ministry approach to ADR application.
  • Oversees, records and reports maintenance and review

Provides leadership in monitoring, compliance and ongoing development for the Alberta Designation Requirements:

  • Develops work plan and ministry approach to ADR compliance
  • Compliance reviews and inspections
  • Enforcement and Appeals
  • Liaison for Alberta Designation Requirements and Designated List of Institutions
  • Provides leadership and support to ADR policy reviews, system and institutional capacity development

Support intergovernmental and cross-ministry work of the branch:

  • Develops and maintains information platforms to support management of intergovernmental work for Intergovernmental Relations Manager and AE more broadly.
  • Leads organization of intergovernmental (CMEC) information sharing initiatives and liaises with ministry staff and communications officials to ensure communication of branch intergovernmental initiatives and success.
  • Provides research, analysis and develop briefings in support of intergovernmental planning, policy development and special initiatives for intergovernmental bodies including CMEC, Council of the Federation.
  • Completes environmental scans and assessments relating to intergovernmental practices and policies.



  • A University Degree in any of the following: international relations/education/public administration/sociology/political science or a related discipline and a minimum of 4 years’ related experience. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one-for-one basis.


  • Experience working in intergovernmental relations contexts, for example with the federal government or with intergovernmental tables (such as the Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Council of the Federation).
  • Experience related to working with the education system (ideally related to higher education).
  • Experience working with and communicating with stakeholders
  • Knowledge of and experience using a variety of research and analysis methods and techniques.
  • Proficiency in several software programs including Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, Sharepoint, and online tools for research.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Critical Competencies:

  • Agility – Demonstrated ability to manage and adapt to change. Ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment.
  • Drive for Results – Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
  • Develop Self and Others – Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization.
  • Build Collaborative Environments – Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop Networks – Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, committees and other partners.
  • Systems Thinking – Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.


$2,683.10 to $3,507.06 bi-weekly. ($70,028 - $91,534 per year)


There is one temporary position available located in Edmonton. This position is 36.25 hours per week, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm Monday- Friday.

Applicants are advised to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

What we offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at:

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hr shifts/week).

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Zooha Baig at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check