Trade Assistant

$59,904 - $70,591 yearly
  • Consulate General of Canada, Detroit
  • Hybrid (Detroit, MI, USA)
  • Jan 16, 2023
Full time Consultant Government

Job Description

The Consulate General of Canada in Detroit is part of a network of over 260 Canadian government diplomatic and trade offices in about 150 countries. It provides a variety of services including consular services, diplomatic relations and international business development.

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Program Assistant (Trade) 96674-67 - the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit (international.gc.ca)

Note that the window to apply will End December 19, 2022.  

The trade assistant works within the International Business Development (IBD) team as part of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service – a world‐wide network of professionals in international business development with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts who are committed to advancing Canadian economic interests abroad, including trade promotion and investment attraction.

We are staffing 2 trade assistant positions.  One trade assistant will work with the investment program f to deliver client‐focused services, and to support the team to carry out its mandate to secure foreign direct investment from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The second trade assistant supports the International Business Development (IBD) team, and reports to the senior trade commissioner 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Serving as a key point of contact to provide clients with information on opportunities and reputable local networks, or redirect inquiries to other team members.
    • Providing administrative and financial support services related to contracts and partnership agreements, financial reporting, budget monitoring, expense claim documents, and information management as required.
    • Providing administrative support and logistics coordination for official business events or high-level visits of senior officials and business delegations from/to Canada.
    • Collecting, inputting and analyzing service and performance data using the organization’s Client Management System.
    • Performing research and analysis as needed.
  • Tracking upcoming events and coordinating the forward calendar with other programs at the Consulate General of Canada.
  • Supporting communications, including via social media.
  • Serving as a key point of contact to provide clients with information on opportunities and reputable local networks, or redirect inquiries to other team members.