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The Embassy of Canada to Lebanon is now recruiting to fill in the position of Immigration Program Support. Please find below the pertinent information.

Immigration Program Support

Position title: CIC Program Support
Appointment Process No: BERUT-EXT-LE04-IM
Type:  Indeterminate and Fixed term
Department: Embassy of Canada in Beirut, Lebanon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Category: Immigration            
Level: Assistant
Classification: LE-04
Salary range: Starting salary 21,082.00$US (approx. 1,757.00$ monthly) + Benefits
Location: 43 Jal el-Dib Highway, Coolrite Building (seaside),  Beirut, Lebanon
Closing date: 10th June 2015

Summary of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Office Manager or an Immigration Officer, the CIC Program Support will assist with the processing of immigrant and non-immigrant cases by entering information into the immigration processing system, drafting correspondence, requesting documents, responding to clients’ inquiries and printing status granting documents; receive and take action on all correspondence; manage documentation by destroying old applications, returning documents, making photocopies and putting files away and perform other duties as required.

Area of selection/Eligibility

This competition is open to applicants residing and with the legal right to work in Lebanon and who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date.

The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Essential qualifications 


  • Technical Diploma or a University Degree


  • Proficiency in English and/or French.
  • Proficiency in Arabic


  • Minimum 6 months working experience at an Embassy, a Visa Application Centre, in an International Organization or an International Non-Governmental Organization within the last 5 years.


  • General knowledge of Canada and Canadian immigration legislation and policy
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel)
  • Standard office procedures and practices


  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Initiative and judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions, translate, and summarize information
  • Interpersonal relations and respect
  • Client service

Organizational Needs

Operational Requirements:

  • Occasional overtime may be required.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The successful candidates must be able to legally work in Lebanon or at the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon.
  • Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorization should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorization.  The Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
  • The appointment of the successful candidates will be subject to Medical Clearance and Reliability Check (RC)
  • Reliability status must be maintained throughout employment – failure to do so may result in dismissal.

How to apply:

  • Please follow the link  and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
  • Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.

Important notes:

  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
  • Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
  • Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
  • Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment.  Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
  • Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
  • Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Beirut does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
  • The Embassy of Canada in Beirut does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
  • If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
  • The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Beirut, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.

If any questions, please send an email to


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