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"Make a difference. Be a leader. Take the challenge. Choose the Competition Bureau."

Who we are

The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

What we do

Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the organization investigates anti‑competitive practices and promotes compliance with the Competition Act, Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, Textile Labelling Act and Precious Metals Marking Act.

Enforcement

  • We investigate criminal cases of anti‑competitive conduct, such as price-fixing and bid-rigging.
  • We review mergers and challenge those that could substantially lessen or prevent competition.
  • We investigate civil cases of anti‑competitive conduct, such as abuse of dominance, to prevent firms that dominate a market from engaging in anti‑competitive acts that harm competitors, thereby significantly lessening competition.
  • We investigate fraudulent and deceptive marketing practices under civil and criminal regimes, such as mass marketing fraud, and misleading advertising and labelling.

Advocacy

  • Advocate in favour of greater reliance on market forces.
  • Comment on the role of market forces in sectors regulated by government.
  • Fraud prevention.

Competition policy and legislation

  • Promotes competitive prices and choice.
  • Ensures accurate information in the marketplace.
  • Protects small and medium-sized enterprises from anti‑competitive conduct.
  • Provides incentives to business to reduce costs, innovate and actively participate in the global economy.

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Who we are looking for

The Bureau is always looking for bright, energetic and motivated individuals interested in being part of a team that plays a central role in maintaining and promoting competition in the Canadian marketplace.

The Bureau typically hires graduates from the economics, law or business disciplines with the following qualifications:

  • Good analytical thinking skills;
  • Work effectively in a team;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Concern for quality and accuracy;
  • Resourceful, decisive and motivated.

The Bureau is an organization that values diversity in the workforce. We encourage members of designated groups (persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, members of a visible minority, women) to apply and to self-identify.

Working at the Bureau

The Competition Bureau offers challenging careers at the forefront of economics, law and business.

Working at the Bureau is your opportunity to make a difference

Play a role in maintaining and promoting competitiveness in the marketplace. Our new recruits apply their education and skills immediately and are provided with opportunities to take on challenging and meaningful work.

Working at the Bureau is never boring!

When working at the Bureau, there is no typical day. You could:

  • Participate in a trial
  • Participate in a search
  • Talk to Canadians about their concerns
  • Interview the head of a corporation
  • Speak at an international conference
  • Conduct an inspection under one of the labelling statutes
  • Review sensitive business records
  • Assess the competitive impact of a proposed merger
  • Perform economic or legal research
  • Write speaking notes for the Commissioner
  • Draft an affidavit for Superior Court
  • Draft policy or legislation

Working at the Bureau means that you are always learning!

We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our employees. The Bureau offers a development program for Competition Law Officers (at entry level for university recruits) that allows those who successfully complete the program within two years to be promoted automatically. We also offer a full learning program to our employees, from knowledge-based courses, such as industrial organization and law, to practical courses, such as interviewing techniques and effective negotiation. We strive to develop leaders and offer quality leadership training, in lecture format, hands-on training and mentorship.

How to apply

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. View the latest Competition Bureau job postings at www.jobs.gc.ca.

Please note that all employees must comply with the Competition Bureau Guidelines on Conflict of Interest and must complete an Attestation (PDF; 50.4 KB; 1 Page) upon appointment.

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