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Announcement of Search for a New Honorary Vice Consul of Italy in Windsor – Deadline extended

 

The Consulate General of Italy in Toronto intends to appoint a new Honorary Vice Consul of Italy in Windsor, to carry out functions of assistance in favour of Italian citizens and protection of Italian interests in the area of competence (the counties of Essex and Kent, in Ontario).

Honorary Consular Officials must reside in the territory where the Honorary Office is based (in this case, the counties of Essex and Kent).

Honorary Consular Officials are chosen “among persons, preferably of Italian nationality, who enjoy esteem and prestige and who give full confidence that they can adequately perform consular duties.” (Article 47(1) of Italian Presidential Decree No. 18 of 5 January 1967).

It is also advisable for candidates to have a good command of the Italian language.

Honorary Consular Officials are volunteers.

The conferment of an appointment to perform honorary consular duties does not constitute a public employment relationship, nor a subordinate employment relationship, but rather a relationship of voluntary service for the performance of honorary duties in favour of the Republic of Italy.

The position of Honorary Consular Official is entirely honorary and voluntary (no salary or other remuneration), any contributions paid by the State not being considered as remuneration.

The costs of running honorary consular offices are therefore primarily borne by the office holders themselves.

Those who, having the minimum requirements indicated below, are interested in applying, may send their Curriculum Vitae and a copy of a valid identity document (Italian or Canadian passport), accompanied by a short letter of motivation, no later than May 22, 2024 (deadline extended to May 22, previously April 22),  to:  toronto.info@esteri.it, specifying in the subject line “Application for HVC Windsor“.

Minimum requirements

– Be of legal age. As Italian regulations set forth an age limit at 70 years for Honorary consular officials to perform their functions, applicants of that age or older will not be considered;

– Legal residence in Canada, exclusively in Essex or Kent Counties (Ontario). For Canadian citizens, just send a copy of your Canadian passport and of your driver’s license and indicate your residential address on your CV. For non-Canadian citizens, please send a copy of your passport, of your PR Card and driver’s license in addition to indicating your residential address in your CV;

– Adequate knowledge of Italian and English, written and spoken

– For Italian citizens: registration with AIRE

– Absence of pending charges or convictions of any kind, in Canada and in Italy

 

BEWARE

Incompatibility:

According to Italian regulations, Honorary Consular Offices cannot be held by members of the Committees of Italians Abroad (Com.It.Es.), as well as by the Heads of “Patronato” and by those who belong to the managing bodies of recognized Italian schools (scuole italiane paritarie) or managing bodies/promoters of school initiatives (Enti Gestori/Promotori, list available on the Consulate’s website).

In addition, under Canadian lawspersons who are employed in government offices at any level (federal, provincial, or municipal), or who are part of a Crown corporation, or who are elected public officials cannot hold honorary consular offices.

Other information:

As this is not a competitive (concorsuale) or para-competitive (para-concorsuale) procedure, this Consulate General reserves the right to evaluate the applications received and to contact only those candidates who are deemed suitable for an exploratory interview, at the sole discretion of the Consulate itself, without the need for further communication to those whose applications are not deemed suitable.

Once a suitable candidate has been identified, the Consulate must forward his/her candidacy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for further verification, as well as to the relevant Canadian Authorities.

Processing of personal data:

By submitting your application, at this preliminary stage, you consent to the processing of your personal data solely for the purposes of the verifications that will be conducted by the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto to identify a suitable candidate for the position of Honorary Vice Consul in Windsor. The person in charge of data processing is the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto.