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Requisition Number:  2267
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Montreal, QC, CA

Closing Date:  December 9, 2018

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FSS Senior Analyst

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


About the position
The mandate of the Financial Markets Department (FMD) Team based at the Bank’s Quebec Regional Office in Montreal is to liaise with the Quebec financial sector to inform and guide the analytical work of other teams in the department, and to support senior management’s efforts for outreach and communication in the province. In your role, you will work closely with other departmental teams – mostly based at the Ottawa Head Office – and with the Canadian Economic Analysis Department team at the Quebec Regional Office. The FMD Team’s mandate is also to support the Bank’s financial system function by conducting analysis on financial market functioning and stability.


Under the supervision of the Senior Director and Regional Representative, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with financial market participants, academics, regulatory bodies and industry associations for financial markets, and the Quebec government and its agencies. You will convey the Bank’s key policy messages to these stakeholders and gather their point of view, thus helping the Bank improve its understanding of financial markets and their issues. Working independently, you will also conduct analytical research related to the mandate of the Team or department. This includes working with internal and external partners and translating findings into practical policy advice.

Your future responsibilities
As an FSS Senior Analyst, you will support the Senior Director and Regional Representative in liaising with the Quebec financial community, and develop a clear understanding of the financial institutions operating in the province. In particular, you will:

  • assess the expectations of financial market participants about the evolution of our economy and monetary policy to support FMD’s analytical functions
  • keep abreast of public policies, investment and risk management trends, and other financial innovations, assess their potential impact on the functioning and stability of the financial system, and take them into account when suggesting research topics that may be of interest to the Bank, as needed
  • lead various financial markets research projects, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and provide strategic guidance related to the Team’s mandate, as needed
  • aid the senior director and regional representative in their supporting role of senior management’s outreach and communication efforts in Quebec


Your education and experience

  • master’s degree in economics or finance with a minimum of three years of recent relevant work experience in economics and finance


  • an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered



  • experience working for a large financial market participant (e.g., a bank, a broker-dealer or a fund manager)
  • experience contributing to policy analysis at a central bank or other organization responsible for the regulation or oversight of Canadian financial markets or financial market participants
  • CFA charterholder


Your knowledge and skills

  • a thought leader with respect to financial markets, who possesses a good understanding of issues pertaining to monetary policy, financial stability, financial markets and public policy and who can suggest innovative projects, provide insightful feedback on the work of your teammates and develop the team’s work plan
  • flexibility and ability to adapt to changing environment and priorities
  • ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • ability to develop and maintain harmonious relationships with a wide range of business contacts, including financial market participants
  • proven ability to synthetize information and provide quality analyses while taking into account many factors and perspectives and to relate them to issues of particular interest to the Bank
  • proven ability to communicate clearly and adapt communication style (both written and oral) for a wide range of audiences, including senior management and external stakeholders
  • proven ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently, and to build supportive working relationships with internal and external parties


Language requirement
French essential, English considered as an asset


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $97,400 to $120,300 (job grade 17)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension


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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Secret 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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