Project Manager

Senior and Intermediate

MGIS Inc. is a proud supporter of the Canada Border Services Agency’s Travellers Project Portfolio Directorate for the Delivery of and Management of Mission Critical Systems.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for providing integrated border services that
support national security and public safety priorities and facilitate the free flow of persons and goods,
including animals and plants that meet all requirements under its legislation. Under this mandate, CBSA
enables effective and efficient border management through the design, development, implementation,
delivery and operation of innovative solutions, science and technology for the major issues facing border
management today and in the future.

CBSA provides effective management of Canada’s border through the strategic development, application
and oversight of Information Technology and Information Management services. Integrated IT services
are administered across Canada, including headquarters and seven regional locations – Atlantic, Quebec,
Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southern Ontario, Prairie and Pacific.

On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued a
declaration called “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic
Competitiveness”, also called the “Declaration”. The Declaration established a new long-term partnership
built upon a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness. This means working together,
not just at the border, but also beyond the border to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate
flow of persons, goods and services. Leaders called for the development of a joint action plan to realize
this goal.

To optimally manage border programs, corporate maturity and operational excellence, the Information,
Science and Technology Branch (ISTB) of CBSA provides technical expertise to advance information
management; enterprise architecture; IT infrastructure and solutions; and planning and portfolio
management. Among other aspects, the ISTB provides technology leadership for a sustainable portfolio
of business applications in support of CBSA’s strategic priorities. It ensures effective delivery of
technology products, applications and services to meet business needs, while ensuring integrity and
availability of all technology infrastructures.

The Travellers Project Portfolio Directorate (TPPD) is responsible for the delivery and management of
25 mission critical systems to manage the flow of persons and goods at border entry points.

Project Management Tasks include:

a) Manage several Project Managers, each responsible for an element of the project and its
associated project team;
b) Manage the project during the development, implementation and operations startup by
ensuring that resources are made available and that the project is developed and is fully
operational within previously agreed time, cost and performance parameters;
c) Formulate statements of problems; establishe procedures for the development and
implementation of significant, new or modified project elements to solve these problems,
and obtain approval thereof;
d) Define and document the objectives for the project; determine budgetary requirements,
the composition, roles and responsibilities and terms of reference for the project team;
e) Report progress of the project on an ongoing basis and at scheduled points in the life
f) Meet in conference with stakeholders and other project managers and state problems in a
form capable of being solved;
g) Prepare plans, charts, tables and diagrams to assist in analyzing or displaying problems;
work with a variety of project management tools; and
h) Project sign-off.

Project Management Deliverables include:

a) Statements Of Problems;
b) Procedures For The Development And Implementation Procedures;
c) Project Objectives Definitions;
d) Budgetary Requirements;
e) Project Team Composition, Roles And Responsibilities;
f) Progress Reports;
g) Stakeholder Conference Meetings;
h) Plans, Charts, Tables and Diagrams; and
i) Knowledge Transfer.

If you believe that you are a good fit for these roles, please email MGIS Director of Professional Services, Matt Page (, or complete the form below.

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