Board of Directors

How to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Port Alberni Port Authority

We know that our country is stronger – and our government more effective – when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and seeks to ensure that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership.

The Board of Directors consists of seven members.

  1. One Director is appointed by the Federal Minister. Applications for Federal Governor in Council appointed positions can be made here.
  2. One Director is appointed by the Province of BC. Applications for the Provincial Appointee can be made here.
  3. One Director is appointed by the City of Port Alberni.
  4. The remaining four Directors are appointed by the Governor in Council, who are nominated by the Minister, in consultation with the Port Advisory Nominating Committee (PANC). The following text explains how this process works.

When a vacancy arises on the Board of Directors in the last category, advertisements containing a Call for Nominees in the User Group Director category are placed in local print and online media.

Candidates are required to submit a Nomination Application form (below), along with a Cover Letter and a Resume by the stated nomination deadline.

PANC will meet to review all applications received and validate that the candidates are eligible and that their applications meet the format requirements as set by the Port Alberni Port Authority’s Letters Patent.

After the nomination period has closed, PANC informs candidates that they are qualified, then sends their recommendations to the Minister of Transport for review. When the Minister has made a decision, the PANC will be informed, and will in turn advise each nominated individual of the results.

The following individuals may not be directors of a Port Authority:

  1. an individual who is a mayor, councillor, officer or employee of a municipality mentioned in the Letters Patent;
  2. an individual who is a member of the legislature of a province, or an officer or employee of the public service or of a Crown corporation of a province, mentioned in the Letters Patent;
  3. a Senator or a member of the House of Commons;
  4. an officer or employee of the federal public administration, a federal Crown corporation or a port authority;
  5. an individual who is not a resident Canadian, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act;
  6. an individual who is a director, officer or employee of a person who is a user of the port;
  7. an individual who is under eighteen years of age;
  8. an individual who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or
  9. an undischarged bankrupt.