The candidate or nominating team must request a letter of reference from each of the three referees. Tier 1 candidates, and Tier 2 renewal candidates, should choose at least two referees from peer institutions outside of Canada. Contact referees well in advance of the Chairs nomination deadline. Please adhere to, and inform the referees of, the Chairs Program's Guidelines for Referees (see the "Guidelines - Letters of Reference"
link and on the form) and the Conflict of Interest Policy. Candidates or nominating teams may choose to supply the candidate's CV and nomination research proposal to referees. The letters should be written specifically for the purpose of submission to the CRC program.
The referees should email a scanned copy of their original letter, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Chairs Secretariat
and to the CRC coordinator and advisor
. Copies of the letters should reach the CRC coordinator and advisor at least six weeks prior to the Ottawa submission deadline. Internal review cannot be completed if copies of the reference letters are not received in time for review by the CRC Committee.