Main Navigation Bar

The Main Navigation Bar is found near the top of every page you visit on GCconnex. It gives you quick access to key features:

 main navigation bar

News Feed

The News Feed provides a snapshot of the latest activity that is happening amongst your connections (your colleagues, groups you are a member of, etc.)  


Communities are a great way to start finding the thematic groups you may wish to join and colleagues you can connect with to start building your professional network. The content is shared in real-time simply filtering materials using their tags. Communities are divided by functional community such as Communications, Information Management, Security, etc.


Groups are a great way to share information and interact with people who have your passion for an interest or organization!  

The Wire

The Wire is a microblogging platform within GCconnex, with a 250 characters limit similar to Twitter. You can share content for everyone to consult e.g. open events, announcements, images, gifs, etc. Although The Wire publishes content that is GCconnex-wide, sharing content on The Wire from a closed group means only group members within the group can view the content.

Jobs Marketplace

The Jobs Marketplace is a public service-wide Internet forum within GCconnex that enables employees to network professionally across departments.

Opportunities Platform

The Opportunities Platform is a central location for public servants to apply to or post a variety of career development opportunities. Employees opt-in to various types of opportunities (micro-missions, mentoring, assignments, deployments, etc) and can post a call-out for applicants for a particular position or project within their team. Employees seeking to expand their career can search for particular opportunities or positions, and managers looking for new talent can post opportunities and invite potential candidates to apply.

This website, presented by the Public Service Commission (PSC) allows you to create an account to facilitate your own job search.


The dashboard acts as a personalized window into GCconnex. It allows you to select which widgets you would like to appear on this page and what order they should be in.


Activity allows you to filter through all activity on GCconnex by who is involved (all users, your activity, your colleague activity, your department's user activity or the activity of users in other departments).


Blogs allow you to express yourself to other public servants. You can also see "Most liked" blogs

A collection of your and other users' favourite webpages. This is a great way to share online resources.

Event Calendar

This allows you to post your events in a Group calendar or site-wide calendar. With its government-wide user base, GCconnex can be a very useful promotion tool for your events!


You have the ability to upload a variety of content including photos, Word documents, audio files, videos, PDFs and more!

Help/Contact Us
Find technical support by consulting the Help Centre! You can find FAQs or fill out a 'Contact Us' form.


You can see all the images uploaded to GCconnex, including in a slideshow format.


Search for and connect here with other members on GCconnex. Members can be sorted by Most Recent, Popular, Currently Online, or by Department.

You can create or participate in polls. This feature is great for group decision-making.


Ask an open-ended question that is available to all public servants or to members within a group.

Profile Card

Located on the top right corner of each GCconnex page, just above the navigation bar, is your photo icon or default silhouette. 

(Adding your photo is highly recommended! Don't be a boring grey sihouette!)

Clicking on your icon will give you the option to personalize some settings:

your profile card and how to open it

 The Profile Card will appear and you will see: 

  • My profile: Your profile gives other users an idea of who you are. You can add information about yourself such as: education, skills and experiences. 
  • Account Settings: Your account settings allow you to make changes such as change your password, preferred language, notification settings, your preferred landing page and more!
  • Log out: This allows you to sign out of your account. 

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