The Canadian Embassy in Warsaw currently employs just over sixty people. The staff at the Canadian mission consists of two categories, Canada-based Staff (diplomats) and Locally-engaged Staff.
Canadian diplomats are recruited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa; they are rotational employees who have diplomatic status when posted abroad. The normal length of a posting to Poland is three years. For information on joining the Canadian Foreign Service, and writing the Foreign Service Exam, please refer to the following page on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.
Locally-engaged Staff are recruited by the Embassy. All vacant positions are filled through a staffing process. When employment opportunities occur they are posted on our website with a detailed Staffing Notice and a current Work Description. Fluency in Polish and English is a prerequisite for almost every locally-engaged position. Knowledge of French is a desirable asset and a requirement for some positions. These employment opportunities are open only to those who can legally work in Poland. We cannot consider applications which do not satisfy these conditions.