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Requisition Number:  4423
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  September 27, 2020 - 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we offer you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

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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.


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What you will do
The purpose of the Business Analysis and Policy Development (BAPD) team is to guide key long-term business decisions by developing sound policy rationale through rigorous analysis and leveraging broad business knowledge to meet the needs of the Currency Department and stakeholders.


As an Analyst within our team, you conduct basic research and analysis and provide general project support to  other members of the team. This role requires applying conceptual thinking to help develop sound principles and policies to support the Currency function.


Specifically, you will:

  • gather and analyze operational data/information to report on business operations, identify irregularities and minimize operational risk
  • apply standard analytic processes and techniques in analyzing Bank business to identify opportunities for improvement and ensure that standards are adhered to
  • investigate trends and irregularities to identify causes and options for consideration that are then assessed by more senior colleagues
  • conduct basic research, analyze and  assess alternatives, make sound recommendations to other members of the team, write reports and present results as required 
  • monitor the application of departmental or corporate strategies, policies or programs to ensure ongoing alignment with strategic objectives
  • contribute to the preparation of reports, meeting minutes, presentations and relevant business cases to demonstrate the value of a new approach and/or policy
  • seek opportunities to integrate other work disciplines/fields or expertise, where appropriate, to ensure effective delivery of strategies
  • under the guidance of the Director, conduct project post-mortems and finalize documentation
  • participate in projects and provide analytic support to projects using qualitative or quantitative methodologies


What you need to succeed
We are looking for a team player who can develop and maintain good relationships with the ability to share expertise, provide constructive feedback and contribute ideas. You must be a problem solver and self-starter who can assess and analyze evolving situations, using evidence-based approaches, to define problems and coordinate and/or conduct appropriate research, to synthesize results to draw logical conclusions and implement change in a creative and innovative manner.


You must:

  • possess an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people or issues; ability to press for exact information, resolve discrepancies by asking a series of questions or carry out less-focused environmental scanning for potential opportunities 
  • possess intermediate data literacy skills
  • intermediate level of proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word 
  • basic level of proficiency in business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau, Cognos)



  • experience in a public policy environment
  • experience in business analysis


Your education and experience
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public policy, business, economics) with one to two years of relevant experience conducting research and analysis. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted via Skype.  


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


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. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $56,300 to $66,200 (job grade 13)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (3 to 5% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (7% 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


We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.