Summary Foreign Service Officer in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "foreign service officer" was moved from the group Program officers unique to government (NOC 4168) to the group Program officers unique to government (NOC 41407).
Find key facts and figures about working as a foreign service officer. The following information is applicable to all Program officers unique to government (NOC 41407).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Program officers unique to government are primarily concerned with the administration and operation of government institutions, such as Parliament, and activities unique to the operations of government, such as international relations, federal-provincial affairs, elections and tribunals.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Advise politicians and diplomats on the social, economic and political effects of government decisions on other governments
- Supervise support staff
- Plan inter-governmental meetings and conferences
- Co-ordinate the logistics and administration of elections within constituencies
- Perform administrative tasks
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