67. The staff of the civil service is recruited and promoted by way of competition and every competition must be of such a nature as to evaluate the candidates impartially. However, no competition is required to accede to a higher grade, but such advancement is made by way of an examination of competence in accordance with a regulation of the Minister of the Civil Service.
In a competition, selection is established on the basis of criteria of competence and qualifications, and following a competition, a list is drawn up ranking the candidates by order of merit.
Appointments and promotions are made in that order from the candidates issued certificates of qualifications.
However, for the application of an employment readjustment program, the Minister of the Civil Service may, in such cases as he may determine by regulation, require the Office to group together by levels the candidates declared qualified. In such a case, appointments and promotions are made by selecting among persons of the same level according to the ranking order of the levels.
1978, c. 15, s. 67; 1981, c. 3, s. 7.