Imperative staffing becomes the norm in the public service

New Treasury Board official language policies and directives state that from now on, apart from exceptions approved by the deputy minister or assistant deputy minister, bilingual positions must be staffed by individuals who are bilingual when they are hired.

Executives must be bilingual to carry out their duties and fulfill their obligation to create a work environment that is conducive to the effective use of both official languages in regions designated as bilingual for language-of-work purposes.