Director, Government Relations

Montréal Ottawa Transport
Aéroports de Montréal is a private, not-for-profit, financially independent corporation that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of facilities at Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. ADM is the brand endorser that powers its two destination brands: YUL, the "passenger" experience brand associated with Aéroport Montréal-Trudeau, and YMX, the "business" experience brand associated with Aérocité de Mirabel. Located in Dorval, Montréal-Trudeau acts as a hub for domestic, transborder and international passenger traffic. Nearly 21 million passengers pass through its doors every year, and some 130 destinations are served by some 30 carriers. Montréal-Mirabel, on the other hand, is an all-cargo and industrial hub. ADM employs some 700 people, with trades and professions ranging from airport operations and administration to maintenance, engineering and information technology. The company aspires to be an employer open to the world, which capitalizes on the talents of its employees, fosters their autonomy and recognizes their contribution, while communicating authentically.

Position summary

The Director of Government Relations occupies a key role within ADM. His role and responsibilities are to influence public policy and maintain positive relations with government authorities. In particular, he is responsible for overseeing government relations and advocacy activities to influence public policy in favor of the organization. He plays a crucial role in promoting the organization’s interests with governments and government agencies, helping to shape a favorable environment for the company’s activities.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive government relations strategy to promote the organization’s interests.
  • Build strong relationships with relevant government officials, agencies and policy makers.
  • Monitor political, legislative and regulatory developments likely to affect the organization.
  • Develop compelling messages and arguments to support the organization’s positions.
  • Organize awareness and advocacy campaigns in collaboration with other corporate departments.
  • In collaboration with the organization’s legal affairs department, ensure that the organization complies with all applicable government laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with other departments in the organization that are in direct contact with various government agencies.
  • Relations with the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and government relations at other Canadian airports.
  • Prepare briefing documents, report proposals and strategic communications for governments.

Profile sought

  • University degree in political science, law, international relations or a related field. A Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Significant experience (i.e. 10 to 15 years) in government affairs, lobbying or government public relations, and an extensive high-level collaborative network with the federal public service.
  • Strategic skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in both (2) official languages, both written and oral.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and political skills.
  • Embodies values of trust, ethics, respect, integrity and humility.
  • In-depth knowledge of the political system, legislative procedures and government regulations.
  • An established network of contacts with policy-makers and government stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, undertake and manage projects and make strategic decisions.
  • High availability to work face-to-face in Ottawa.
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