Recruitment of Policy Leaders

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Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) targets and recruits exceptional candidates into mid to senior-level policy positions in the federal public service.

The initiative is designed to attract top-level professionals and graduates, from an array of disciplines, who have the drive and potential to shape the future of Canada's public policy landscape.

Recruitment of Policy Leaders is highly competitive.

Out of over 1,600 applications each year, only 20 to 40 recruits are selected (numbers may vary).

Successful candidates have included some of Canada's top talent, tackling the nation's most critical public policy challenges in a dynamic, professional environment. Recruits come from fields as diverse as theoretical physics, management consulting and international aid.

Candidates are selected through a unique and rigorous multi-stage process (see Timeline), aimed at identifying applicants ready to take on significant responsibilities. Successful applicants will have demonstrated excellence, leadership, and initiative through professional, academic, and volunteer experience.

Join the RPL community and help shape the future of Canada!