The staff of Canadian missions consists of two categories: Locally-Engaged Staff and Canada-Based Staff.
Locally-Engaged Staff are recruited locally by the High Commission. Here in London, employment opportunities are posted on our website when a vacant position is to be staffed by way of an open competition. These job opportunities are only open to individuals holding a valid document proving their right to work in the UK and currently residing in the UK.
Canada-Based Staff are recruited by various government departments in Canada. They are employees who have a diplomatic status when posted abroad. For information about joining the Canadian Foreign Service and writing the Foreign Service Exam, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs website.