Canadian Common CV (CCV) – Preparation Assistance

Notice From David B. Cuff, Dean’s Office, LA&PS:

The Dean’s Office can provide assistance for LA&PS faculty members with the creation or update of a Canadian Common CV (CCV). As many of you know, creating a CCV can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task, and we generally advise faculty who are targeting opportunities that require a CCV (e.g. SSHRC Insight Development Grant, NSERC Discovery Grant) to complete the CCV well in advance of deadlines.

This term we have a work study student who is available to assist in CCV preparation. If this is a service that you wish to access, please notify me (, with the subject line “Request for CCV Formatting Assistance,” and include the following:

  • a complete CV (in any format, attached to the email)
  • your CCV login details
  • the name of the grant(s) for which CCV assistance is needed

These will be forwarded to our work study student, who will contact you with questions and work to transfer the CV content to the relevant CCV format.

Please note that, while we are happy to assist anyone who may want CCV help, due to volumes we will prioritize researchers who need a CCV for upcoming grant submissions. It is therefore recommended that CCVs be provided no later than two weeks prior to the deadline of the target grant opportunity.