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The Canada Council invites accomplished creative administrative and professional candidates with a desire to help shape the country’s artistic landscape to join our team.

We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and a progressive work environment.

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Artists are special souls of the world. It gives me great pleasure to know that what I do every day can contribute to the well-being of artists – and I take it seriously.

Shuni Tsou, Policy and Planning Officer

A Great Space to Work

In the Heart of Ottawa

The Canada Council recently moved to a stunning new home at 150 Elgin St. in the heart of downtown Ottawa and just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings.

Surrounded by Art

Our offices include a publicly accessible exhibition space and in addition are lined with a stunning selection of art works from the Canada Council Art Bank, making beauty and inspiration a part of daily life at Council.

Environmental Commitment

Our offices are in Performance Court, a Gold, Class A LEED-certified tower. Our open-concept workspaces take advantage of natural light throughout the building. Much of the interior was fashioned from recycled or refurbished materials and state-of-the-art climate controls keep our staff comfortable despite a low carbon footprint.

Respectful Workplace

The Council encourages and is committed to a respectful workplace where all employees enjoy an environment free of discrimination, harassment, abuse of power and sexual misconduct.


It’s a pivotal moment to be at Canada Council, and working in Indigenous arts in Canada.  I am honoured to be part of an organization that is deeply committed to advancing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of this land.

Steven Loft, Creating, Knowing and Sharing

An Employer of Choice

Competitive Salaries

As a highly respected federal Crown corporation, the Canada Council offers competitive salaries to both its executives and employees.


Council also offers a highly comprehensive benefit package to employees and their families: from an excellent pension plan to medical and dental coverage.


Council believes in professional development and makes training opportunities available to all employees to develop the skills and competencies to excel to succeed now and in the future.


The Canada Council is an exciting environment where I’m surrounded by passionate people – employees and artists.

Christine Couture, Client Services Assistant, Canada Council Art Bank

Current opportunities

There are no vacancies at this time


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The Canada Council for the Arts 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 targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) when you apply. Please note that while Council uses other terms such as Indigenous (for Aboriginal peoples) in this posting, Council uses the terminology prescribed by legislation for the purposes of employment equity monitoring and reporting.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

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For Inquiries:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca

Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.