Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

Board of Directors of WorkSafeNB


The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WorkSafeNB) is responsible for the administration of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal Act, the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Firefighters’ Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and corresponding Regulations.

The affairs of WorkSafeNB are administered by a Board of Directors comprised of a Chairperson, a part-time Vice-Chairperson, and a minimum of eight additional part-time members, equally representative of workers and employers, who have been nominated by one or more stakeholders. The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson are not representative of either workers or employers.

The Board of Directors provides sound governance to WorkSafeNB and approaches its tasks and responsibilities in a manner that emphasizes strategic leadership as opposed to administrative management, and focuses on long-term goals and ends as opposed to means. Effective corporate governance is built on four pillars: Stewardship, Leadership, Responsibility and Accountability.

Board members balance the needs of stakeholders and provide leadership within the parameters of legislation in the following areas: Board Structure and Functioning; Strategic Planning; Risk Assessment; Policy and Legislation; Investments and Finances and Human Resources.

The Provincial Government is currently seeking to fill the position of Vice-Chairperson. Expressions of interest are invited to fill this position, but may also be used to fill future vacancies.


Considerations for Board composition are as follows:

a) Candidates must be New Brunswick residents.

b) Candidates must bring some combination of the skills and competencies essential to govern the organization such as a background in Accounting, Finance, Economic Development/Business, Enterprise Risk Management, Law, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Governance, Human Resources, Information Technology (IT), and Public Policy.

c) Candidates possessing expertise in

° Governance/Board Experience (Institute of Corporate Directors, Director, or other governance, certificate would be an asset)
° Legal (experienced legal counsel)
° Accounting/Finance(professional designation would be an asset)
° Information Technology (IT) (at Corporate leadership level)
° Business Transformation

will be given special consideration for this round of appointments.

d) Candidates must be willing to abide by the Board’s relevant legislation, regulations and by-laws.

e) Written and spoken competence in English is required. Written and spoken competence in French will be considered an asset. Please state your language capability.  

The composition of the Board must reflect the gender and linguistic representation (French and English), as well as the cultural and geographic diversity of the province.


The Vice-Chairperson of the Board receives a per diem of $200.00 for attendance at Board and Committee meetings plus expenses to cover travel and accommodations when needed to attend scheduled meetings or events.


Expressions of interest may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of education, work experience, references and contact information (telephone and email).

While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Executive Council Office
Attention: Carys Storey
675 King Street, Fredericton, NB
E3B 1G1

Fax: (506) 453-2266

Deadline for Submission :

17 January 2021

Type of Appointment :

Appointment by Lieutenant-Governor in Council

Term :

Five years

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

Link(s) :

Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.