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Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) - Indigenous Stream

Natural Resources Canada recognizes and honours Indigenous knowledge and wants to ensure our policy teams and decision-making reflect the voices of the people we serve and contributions of Indigenous peoples. The new Indigenous Stream of PARDP has been designed for First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates who possess an undergraduate degree and two years of community experience.

We are also committed to fostering enhanced Indigenous participation within the department.  In the last two years, we have developed the Circle of Nations – which supports the learning of Indigenous cultures, ways of knowing and being; created the Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation team; and, expanded the Indigenous Employees Network.

Our application is now closed.

Required Competencies

  • Driven: you identify opportunities, issues, and gaps; proactively act and follow through on work activities to capitalize or resolve issues
  • Eager to Learn: you are curious and find ways to learn more about the topics and tasks at hand 
  • Analytical: you ask questions and think about underlying assumptions; you create, gather and summarize data in all its forms; you have keen observational skills and take a critical approach to understanding and solving problems
  • Collaborative: you share information and include relevant parties; you establish relationships that are built on mutual trust and respect; you seek consensus in a constructive fashion; you value and seek diverse perspectives; and, you aim to co-create solutions and give credit to those involved in the process 
  • Storyteller (Oral and Written Communication): you breathe life into information in a manner adapted to the audience to inform the public or support the decision-making process. you have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Respectful of Diversity: you value differences; you seek different perspectives; you build on the strengths of others and find commonalities to achieve shared goals; you understand the importance of truth and reconciliation

Message from PARDP Co-Champion

Photo of Angie Bruce

As co-champion of the PARDP Indigenous Stream, I am proud of the steps we are taking to ensure Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) voices are better represented in our Department's policies and programs. As NRCan’ s flagship recruitment program for policy analysts, PARDP’s Indigenous Stream provides a unique opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become a strong policy analyst and work towards our shared goal of an inclusive natural resources sector.

Now, more than ever, we need to ensure Indigenous perspectives are better reflected in the policies that directly impact our communities and advance truth and reconciliation efforts. By creating a unique space for Indigenous knowledge and experience, the PARDP Indigenous Stream will help strengthen Indigenous engagement, consultation, and representation. Putting Reconciliation in Action and making positive and meaningful changes for Indigenous communities across Canada.

Angie Bruce

Assistant Deputy Minister
Indigenous Relations and Major Projects Sector

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Questions about the program or application process? Email us your questions.

We also want your feedback. We want to ensure an inclusive process that meets candidate needs and welcome your suggestions to make this stream even better in the future.

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