Appointment Opportunity: APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)

December 19, 2016

Source: Global Affairs Canada

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Canadian Representative,
APEC Business Advisory Council (part-time)

The Prime Minister and the Minister of Trade seek to ensure that Canadians benefit from growing trade and investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region through participation in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), created by Leaders in 1995, the primary vehicle to ensure the private sector helps to shape APEC’s agenda.

  • Canada’s three ABAC representatives play a critical role in setting the direction for APEC’s interaction with the private sector, and engaging the broader Canadian business community in providing advice to the Canadian government with respect to key issues relating to our engagement with the Asia Pacific region. They are called upon to make regular reports to the Prime Minister detailing their own priorities and activities at ABAC, findings from their consultations with the Canadian business community, and insights on what ABAC intends to present to Leaders.

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