Build a career at LAC
At Library and Archives Canada (LAC), we are always looking for experts in archival and library science, as well as a variety of other professionals who are passionate about our country’s history and motivated by the desire to keep it alive.
Are you looking for...
- flexible work arrangements
- work-life balance
- a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace
- employee wellness commitments, including a health and retirement plan for you and your family
- experience in interesting initiatives related to the preservation and promotion of our documentary heritage
- leading-edge tools and facilities
- access to training and professional development
- opportunities to work with colleagues in different regional offices and across government
If so, the following information is for you!
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Our types of careers
Library Science (LS)
The librarian is a professional who performs library functions, including selection, acquisition, cataloguing, systems and standards development, metadata creation, collection management and providing reference and access services, sharing resources and delivering public programs, as well as promoting published materials. The librarian provides library services for analog and digital published materials, including books, journals, newspapers, music materials, maps and websites. The librarian may also provide other services, such as defining library system requirements and specifications, contributing to the establishment of national and international library standards, and coordinating and delivering cataloguing programs or services, system-testing services and training.
Archival Science (HR)
The archivist is a professional who performs various archival functions such as acquisition, evaluation and disposition, filing, processing and description, preservation, provision of reference and access services, execution of public programs, and the promotion of archival materials. The archivist provides services related to archival records from government and private sources in analog or digital format, including photographs, videos or sound recordings, letters and documents. The archivist may also provide recordkeeping advice, offer training and contribute to national and international recordkeeping and archival standards. The archivist may provide training on one or more archival functions or on specific portions of LAC’s information resources.
The conservator provides expert advice to managers, colleagues and clients on the processing, conservation, preservation, restoration and reproduction of a variety of unique and nationally significant documentary heritage materialsFootnote 1 to ensure their availability to the organization, individuals and organizations in the heritage field, and the general public.
The curator provides advice on the conservation, preservation, restoration and reproduction of various documentary heritage materialsFootnote 1 of national significance, in order to ensure their availability to the organization, individuals and organizations in the heritage field, and the general public.
- Economics and Social Science Services (EC)
- Communications (IS)
- Human Resources (PE)
- Finance (FI)
- Administrative Services, Computer Systems, Information Technology and other (AS, CS, etc.)
Our career management programs
Career Management Program for Librarians (LS)
LAC’s Career Management Program for Librarians aims to guide the career advancement of librarians, while addressing short- and long-term organizational needs.
Career Management Program for Archivists (HR)
LAC’s Career Management Program for Archivists aims to guide professional advancement within the Historical Research classification (HR) while meeting short- and long-term organizational needs.
Human Resources Advisor (PE) Development and Learning Program
LAC’s Human Resources Advisor Development and Learning Program is primarily designed to develop, promote and evaluate the performance of participants who wish to become human resources advisors, while meeting short- and long-term organizational needs.