• Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersCanada
  • Founded1909

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Global Affairs Canada define, shape and advance Canada’s interests and values in a complex global environment. They manage diplomatic relations, promote international trade and provide consular support. They lead international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts. They also contribute to national security and the development of international law. Plans and Operating Context  Global Affairs Canada will continue to deliver results on the Government of Canada’s commitments to preserve and support Canadian prosperity and security, and to contribute to a more just, inclusive, and sustainable world, in a gender-responsive manner. Global Affairs Canada is implementing Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy and its suite of feminist international policies, programs and initiatives across its commitments in diplomacy, trade, security, development and consular services. The Feminist Foreign Policy recognizes that fostering rights-based, open and inclusive societies, where all people, regardless of their gender, can fully benefit from equal participation in economic, political, social and cultural life, is an effective way to build a safer and more prosperous world. To support this work in 2019-20, the department will focus on four priorities: 1. Revitalizing the rules-based international order Global Affairs Canada will continue to engage constructively with regional, bilateral and multilateral partners in driving positive action on global issues such as strengthening global peace and security operations, promoting the rule of law, advancing inclusive approaches to trade, reducing poverty, advancing gender equality, combatting climate change, and mitigating cyber threats. Global Affairs Canada will also work with partners to protect, reform, and renew the rules-based international order and to advance Canada’s interests in key international forums, including campaigning for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2021–22. 2. Eradicating Poverty Global Affairs Canada will continue implementing its Feminist International Assistance Policy, released in June 2017, which seeks to eradicate poverty and build a more peaceful, more inclusive and more prosperous world. Canada recognizes that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls to reach their full potential is the most effective approach to achieving this goal. Global Affairs Canada’s international assistance will contribute to eradicating poverty, increasing opportunity for people around the world, alleviating suffering in humanitarian crises, and fostering peace and security, and in doing so, advances the Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to eradicate poverty by 2030. 3. Pursuing diversified, modern and inclusive trade Global Affairs Canada is committed to an inclusive trade agenda that supports all segments of society in taking advantage of the economic opportunities flowing from trade and investment. Global Affairs Canada will continue to champion a more inclusive approach to trade, including by supporting women entrepreneurs with targeted products and services to help them better integrate in the global marketplace, and by promoting a more inclusive approach in Canada’s free trade agreements. Global Affairs Canada will work to deepen and diversify trade relationships through increased and diversified international trade and foreign direct investment and will contribute to inclusive prosperity to ensure that the benefits of trade are widely shared. Through consultations that inform our approaches, the department will also continue to pursue modern and inclusive approaches with trading partners in important areas such as transparency, labour rights, the environment, small and medium-sized enterprises, gender, and Indigenous peoples. 4. Strengthening Canada’s place in North America The Government of Canada is committed to further strengthening relations with Canada’s key allies, partners and neighbours to the south — the United States and Mexico. Global Affairs Canada will deepen engagement with the U.S. and Mexico, including with relevant federal, state and local governments, private sector and civil society organizations on key areas such as trade, investment, innovation, security, energy and the environment. Global Affairs Canada will collaborate with other government departments and other levels of government, in a whole-of-Canada approach to the two bilateral relationships and the trilateral relationship, to enhance competitiveness; increase commercial ties; advance modern border management; cooperate on energy infrastructure and security; advance environmental action; and support efforts to address global and continental issues and threats.  
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Talent pool jobs

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is building a talent pool to develop a roster of go-to experts or pre-qualify candidates for future roles.
4Current jobs
46Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Senior Learning Specialist
  • Senior Analyst
    United States
  • Director: Framework and Policy
  • Project Manager

Staff at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • economic policy
  • tertiary education


  • goal global


  • canada
  • kenya
  • uganda
  • burundi
  • ghana


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Monitoring / Evaluation
Economic Policy
Civil Rights
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Research & Development
Local Government
Climate Change
Public Administration
Financial Services
Performance Measurement

Company Offices

  • Canada (headquarters)
  • 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1A 0G2
  • Canada
  • 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1N 1J1