After members of synod and the Provincial House of Bishops have received the diocesan profile, the search committee will expect to begin receiving proposals for nominations. They can also actively solicit proposals. For example, the search committee might look for suggestions from the offices of archbishops and bishops outside the Province of Rupert’s Land, from the directors of theological colleges and from active lay members both inside and outside the diocese and province. Lay people in the diocese who are not members of synod may make suggestions either to their parish delegates or to the search committee directly. Forms for doing this will be provided in the profile. The search committee will tell anyone making a proposal, what information will be needed about the potential nominee in order to make an assessment.

Before the search committee considers a proposal, the person being proposed must consent! Tehcnically, it is enough that the party making the proposal says that the person has consented, but it will be good if the person confirms that directly to the committee, since there is no point in assessing the qualifications of a person who does not wish to be nominated.

May 16, 2021 is the last day to receive names for consideration and May 29, 2021 is the last day to receive CVs and any other pertinent information from applicants. Once the search committee creates its list of nominees, it will provide all members of synod with the information they will need in order to vote (Prov. Canon 9.10(i)).