Government of Canada
Veterans Review and Appeal Board.

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Selection Criteria

Classification: GC-Q3 ($108,200 - $127,200)

Position Title: Member, Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Portfolio: Veterans Affairs

Locations: Charlottetown, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Edmonton


  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job related training and/or experience.


  • Experience* as a decision maker in a quasi-judicial administrative tribunal; or
  • Experience* in presenting cases before a quasi-judicial administrative tribunal; or
  • Experience* in the application and interpretation of legislation; or
  • An acceptable combination of relevant experience* in other fields such as, but not limited to, disability compensation, Veterans' affairs, Human Sciences**, policing, military life or business/organizational management.


  • Knowledge of the principles of natural justice in a tribunal setting;
  • Knowledge of contemporary Veterans' issues;
  • Knowledge of legislation governing Veterans' benefits, specifically the Pension Act, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Act, the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Reestablishment and Compensation Act and other related statutes.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and write clear, accurate and concise decisions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply legislation to make well-reasoned decisions in accordance with the applicable law.
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to organize own workload to make quality and timely decisions.
  • Ability to use a computer for communications, research and word processing.

Personal Suitability:

  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Judgment.
  • Initiative.
Language Requirement:
Proficiency in both official languages is an asset.***

Employment Conditions:

  • Must be able to relocate to the area or employment or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who reside in the region where they have applied.
  • Willing and able to travel throughout Canada; 3 out of 4 weeks of travel is not unusual.
Additional Information:
  • Preference may be given to candidates with a military, medical, policing or legal background.

* Defined as a minimum of 5 years experience.

** Human Sciences studies the biological, social and cultural aspects of human life, e.g. social work, sociology, psychology, criminology, physiology, etc.

*** For those candidates who wish to be considered for bilingual positions, assessment will be conducted in both official languages to determine ability to communicate orally and in writing.