Mr. D. S. Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice):
(a) These positions have been vacant as follows:
(i) One vacancy since 15 April 1959; (ii) one vacancy since 1 April 1962; (iii) one vacancy since 26 June 1962. An appointment has been made to this vacancy which will take effect on the 1st October 1964.
(b) and (c) The qualifications and relative salary ranges for these positions are as follows:
(i) Psychologist 4, $7,540-$8,040, graduation from a university of recognized standing with a Ph.D. in psychology or a master's degree in psychology plus five years' responsible professional experience; (ii) psychologist 3, $6,940-$7,840, graduation from a university of recognized standing with a master's degree in psychology plus two years' responsible professional experience or completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in psychology less thesis; (iii) psychologist 2, $6,340-$7,240, graduation from a university of recognized standing with a master's degree in psychology; (iv) psychologist 1, $6,140-$6,940, graduation from a university of recognized standing with a bachelor's degree in psychology, plus three years' suitable experience. Candidates with all requirements for an M.A. degree in psychology less thesis are eligible for appointment to this grade without the experience requirement.
In all cases efforts are made to procure the employment of qualified candidates meeting the highest standard. However, if no qualified candidates are available for employment at the highest rates, appointments are made at the appropriate rates corresponding to the candidates' qualifications.
(d) Yes, these positions have been advertised extensively in the press and in professional periodicals.
Subtopic: VACANT POSITIONS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS. KINGSTON PENITENTIARY