Regional Compliance Officer


CLASSIFICATION: FT-03 ($64,783.00 - $86,074.00)


SECTOR: Compliance Sector

CLOSING DATE: 2017 - 10 - 16

STATUS: Indeterminate/Term

COMPETITION AREA: Canadian citizens


LOCATION: Various: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Various Linguistic Requirements: Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC; BBB/BBB); English Essential


You must be a Canadian Citizen and eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

FINTRAC’s process includes a suitability interview, a credit and financial check, fingerprinting, a background investigation covering at least the last 10 years, as well as other assessments necessary to determine a candidate’s suitability for work at FINTRAC.

Candidates may be required to submit security documentation and may be subject to security investigations at any phase of the selection process.

As needed, candidates must be able to produce sufficient records related to any period of time spent outside of Canada and may be subject to further assessment.

Suitability is an on-going condition of employment at FINTRAC and must be maintained.

CITIZENSHIP: All FINTRAC employees must be Canadian citizens.

Position Description:

Through various compliance activities, FINTRAC’s Compliance Sector works with reporting entities across nine different sectors, such as banks, credit unions, casinos, money services businesses and the real estate sector, to ensure that they comply with their obligations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and its associated Regulations. The active engagement of reporting entities in submitting timely, high-quality financial transaction reports is essential to FINTRAC’s ability to develop and disseminate actionable financial intelligence to its police, law enforcement and national security partners. This is known as the “Compliance for Intelligence-Intelligence for Enforcement concept”, and it underpins FINTRAC’s risk-based approach to its compliance activities. The Compliance Sector delivers its mandate through our headquarters in Ottawa and the three regional offices located in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

As a Regional Compliance Officer (RCO), your responsibilities include:

Screening Criteria

Carefully review the criteria listed below. It is the applicant's responsibility to relate the prerequisite information in full detail and only those who clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet these criteria will be selected for further consideration.


Graduation with a degree from a recognized university.


*Recent experience means within the last five (5) years.
**Significant experience means having performed the duties for at least 12 consecutive months.

Selection Criteria


Abilities / Skills:

Key Leadership Competencies:


*Recent experience means within the last five (5) years.
** Extensive experience means having performed the duties for at least 24 consecutive months.



Due to the nature of our work, we ask that if you apply for a position with us, please use discretion when discussing your application with others (including on social media), and limit it to those who have a need to know such as your closest family, friends and your employer.


***Clearly identify on your application which regional office(s) (Montreal, Toronto, and/or Vancouver) you are applying to. You may apply for more than one location but you are only required to submit one application.***

Candidates must submit their application through the online system available at: Applications submitted in any other format will not be accepted. If you are unable to apply online or require accommodation for any reason, you must contact the HR Operations team at or by phone at 613-947-2330, before the closing date.


You must be willing and able to travel within Canada for training or to conduct compliance assessments, in order to respond to reporting entities, regulators and/or other stakeholders circumstances and needs.


Various tools (such as the application, emails, or written exam) may be used to assess the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A written examination may be administered.

An interview will be administered.

Reference checks will be sought.


A short list of candidates will be selected for interview and/or exam based on a combination of experience, career progression and achievements, and overall presentation in the application. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As an employer committed to a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates in designated groups - women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities - to apply and self-identify on their application.

We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise us of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

If you went to school outside of Canada, you must include proof of Canadian equivalency for your diplomas and/or certificates. For more information on obtaining equivalencies, visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials web site at:

For general information on how to apply to government of Canada processes, please consult the following link (please note, you will be taken to an external web site)

Date Modified: