Appointment Opportunity

National Capital Commission

Advisory Committee on the Official Residences of Canada (ACORC)

Three members (part-time positions) 

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is a federal Crown corporation created by Canada’s Parliament in 1959 under the National Capital Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-4). The corporation is responsible for planning, as well as taking part in the development, conservation and improvement of Canada’s Capital Region. It fulfills this role through the following areas of activity:

  • setting the long-term urban planning direction for federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • guiding and controlling the use and development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region;
  • managing, conserving and protecting NCC assets (including Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt, real property, and other assets such as bridges, pathways and parkways); and
  • maintaining heritage sites in Canada’s Capital Region, such as the official residences and commemorative sites.

The ACORC advises on asset management and matters that pertain to the six official residences in Canada’s Capital Region. The committee also provides advice to Public Services and Procurement Canada, the custodian of the Citadelle, the governor general’s official residence in Québec City. The committee consists of experts in interior design, architecture, heritage and real estate development. It has five to seven members, plus three board members who act as observers, and two ex officio members (the NCC chairperson and the CEO).


The NCC will consider diversity in assessing applicants. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group.

Education and Experience

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet both of the following requirements:

  • Have a degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a private, not-for-profit, or public sector organization would be considered an asset.

Specific Expertise

  • Provincial, national or international experience in the management of official residences, including functional programming and long-term planning; or
  • Architectural experience in projects involving heritage buildings and retrofits; or
  • Experience in sustainable development and, more specifically, in green construction.


The committee meets three times a year (two virtual meetings and one in-person meeting).

Per diem allowances are payable for attendance at advisory committee meetings, and travel expenses are reimbursed according to Treasury Board directives.

All members are subject to the NCC’s Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Guidelines. Members or their firms are not permitted to bid or enter into contracts with the NCC on any projects that have been or may be presented to the committee.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the NCC website.

Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the NCC Secretariat at