INVENTORY - Examiner (Intellectual Property)

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Gatineau, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Gatineau (Québec)
$67,241 to $72,660

Closing date: 18 March 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Not familiar with inventories? No problem! We have created a ''Frequently Asked Questions'' section at the bottom of the poster to clarify it all under Other information.

The inventory will be updated every 60 days. You will receive a notice in your applicant account 7 days before the end of your active period to determine whether or not you wish to keep being considered for an additional 60 days.

If you wish to reapply to this Trademark Examiner for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) selection process, the retest period is 180 days from the date of elimination at either the written exam or interview/reference stage. Therefore, you will not be assessed more than once.

Please note that if you have previously participated in a Trademark Examiner for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) selection process with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, your results may be applied to the current selection process. This will be confirmed during the assessment stage of the selection process. You are required to submit an application to this selection process to be considered further.


Our department, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019)!

Do you think you have what it takes to become a Trademark Examiner for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)? If you have recent experience in applying Acts or regulations as well as strong writing and reasoning skills, this opportunity is for you! Join us and become a key contributor of Canada’s Trademarks system.

You will interpret and apply the Acts, the regulations and relevant case law, policies and guidelines to provide trademark rights protection to applicants. Furthermore, you will perform searches in databases, to determine if you can grant Intellectual Property rights.

You will also provide services to clients regarding their applications to explain any objections and requirements resulting from the examination process.

You will learn the legal aspects of trademarks examination in a comprehensive training program comprising a formal lectures course and on-the-job practical training. You will have the chance to be guided by an experienced Examiner to master the Trademarks examination and help launch strong brands and fuel the economy.

Work environment

Who are we?

CIPO is a special operating agency of ISED. We are located at promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec (walking distance to downtown Ottawa). The building is located in downtown Gatineau, with restaurants and boutiques close by. There is also easy access to public transportation and various paid parking options available. Like to exercise? There are two gyms close by, as well as some great walking and biking trails.

We are an organization that is focused on our people. To this effect, we support our staff through competitive salaries and benefits, ongoing training, a culture of respect and well-being as well as continuous improvement.

You will work in a fast-paced production and constant evolution work environment.

Intent of the process

We anticipate filing 17 full time permanent (indeterminate) positions. We plan to make appointments as of June 2020 as well as September 2020. Qualified candidates who will receive a job offer will have to be available in June 2020 or in September 2020 for an intensive 10 weeks training.

Positions to be filled: 17

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

ED1: A degree (1) from a recognized post-secondary institution (already obtained or will be obtained by June 30, 2020) OR an acceptable combination of education and experience (2).

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

(1)The term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.
(2) By acceptable combination of education and experience, we mean a post-secondary diploma (already obtained or will be obtained by June 30, 2020) from a recognized post-secondary institution AND an experience in the application of an Intellectual Property Law.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Recent* experience** in applying acts or regulations***.

  • Recent experience is normally acquired over the past three years.
**Experience may be demonstrated through employment, volunteer work, student employment or scholastic activity or achievement.
***Regulations are rules of order having the force of law.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Official Language Profiency:
Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC
English Essential

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

CO1: Reasoning (****)
CO2: Judgement (****)
CO3: Ability to analyze and interpret information
CO4: Time Management
CO5: Oral communication
CO6: Written communication
CO7: Service excellence
CO8: Dependability
CO9: Detail oriented
CO10: Effective interpersonal relationships

(****) Administration of non-supervised and supervised test.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Experience:
AEX1: Have a minimum of two years of experience in trademarks and be a Registered Canadian Trademark Agent.

Operational Requirements:
OR1: Willingness and ability to work overtime when needed.

Public Service Entrance Exam UIT

Applicants must complete the Public Service Entrance Exam Unsupervised Internet Test as part of the screening for this selection process. This exam consists of two sub-tests: the Test of Reasoning and the Test of Judgement. While all applicants are asked to take the first sub-test, you will only be invited to take the second sub-test if additional information is required to complete the assessment. You will have 90 minutes to complete the Test of Reasoning and 75 minutes to complete the Test of Judgement (if required). You must complete the test(s) before you submit your application for this position.

For more information, please consult: Public Service Entrance Exam - Unsupervised Internet Test

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME to read the following information carefully as it may have an impact on the outcome of your application.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Some essential qualifications will be assessed through your application and others during written exams, interviews, etc. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet the education and experience qualifications. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, MAY BE USED for the purpose of managing applications.

The organization will accept applications on-line only submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). However, persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.


For this selection process, you will have to complete the Public Service Entrance Exam (PSEE). Please note that the Unsupervised Internet Test 370 (PSEE UIT 370) results are not transferable from one process to another. Therefore, in order to be considered for this process, you will have to re-write the PSEE 370 again, and this, even if you have completed it in the past.

If you pass the PSEE UIT 370 and are invited to write the supervised version of the test, then you may choose to reuse your existing supervised PSEE 371 test results or take the test again (if the re-test period of 180 days has expired).

Also note that scores are provided only for supervised tests. Unsupervised tests are more vulnerable to security breaches when test scores are provided to test takers. Consequently, pursuant to Section 22 of The Access to Information Act, UIT test scores are not provided because to do so would threaten the validity and continued use of the test.

Please note that this supervised exam (PSEE 371) can only be administered in the following cities: Gatineau, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Québec and Vancouver. If you are invited, you will have to be able to present yourself to this evaluation at one of the places mentioned, otherwise your application will no longer be considered.

Please note that applicants will not be reimbursed by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for travel expenses related to the evaluation process; however, CIPO is committed to minimizing the costs to candidates who will participate in the assessment (per example, we can facilitate flexible arrangements such as interviews via Skype for candidates from outside the National Capital Region.)

For this process, we find that email is the most efficient way to communicate with you. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some systems block these types of email). If you change your email address during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us.

Proof of education and citizenship will be requested at the assessment stage.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.


  • How will you communicate with me ?
We will contact you by email or through your GC Jobs account.
Please ensure that your email is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your inbox, junk mail and your GC Jobs account to find out about all the information regarding this inventory.

  • Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it ?
In order to be placed in the inventory, you must meet the essential education qualification at the time you submit your application. If you receive a message "Application rejected at screening" immediately after submitting your application, you probably answered "No" to the screening question assessing the essential qualification of education. If you have incorrectly indicated "No" for this qualification, simply retrieve your application and update your answer to the screening question.

  • What does "Registered in the inventory" mean ?
Once your application has been successfully submitted to the inventory, your status may be: "Date of disclosure of results: Listed in the inventory". This automatically generated message by the system means that your application can be considered. You will be informed in the event that your application is considered as part of a process generated from this inventory.

  • What happens if my application expires ?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 60 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 12 days before your application expires. If you do not take this into account, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered for submissions from this inventory. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to confirm your interest and reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

  • My personal information has changed, what should I do ?
Simply update them in the "Personal Information" section, in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of a process issued from this inventory.

  • I have a disability that does not allow me to apply online, who do I contact to help me with the submission of my job application ?
You can contact an Officer at the Federal Public Service Job Advertisement Information Line by calling 1-800-645-5605.

  • Who can I contact if I have technical difficulties with the GC Jobs website ?
You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.