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Requisition Number:  6063
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  2 years (extension / permanent possible)

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  June 18, 2021, 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.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

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Communications Consultant

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.


Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process


Who we are
We’re a small team who work together to help employees get the right information at the right time. We believe great content and experiences come from constantly asking how we can make things better for people. We’re genuinely committed to teamwork, experimentation and learning – and having fun while we do it. We’re looking for an experienced communicator who can help us tell the stories of who we are and why our work matters. Join our team and help us build a great community and work culture for our 1900 employees across Canada. 


What you will do 
You’ll work with talented colleagues to plan, develop and deliver communications strategies and products that work. A creative problem solver, you will use your communications and negotiation skills to instill a nimble approach to thinking and working with teams across the Bank.  


In addition, you will:

  • create content (blog posts, speeches, video scripts, web content, etc.) collaboratively with colleagues, reviewing and critiquing work to help us keep growing and improving 
  • work on projects that have an impact on our reputation and culture; sometime involving sensitive materials
  • leverage your knowledge of digital trends and culture to help us meet our objectives

What you need to succeed
You’re resourceful, independent and comfortable working in a changing environment. You can prioritize and advance multiple files and work with colleagues to set shared goals and objectives. You will be providing advice to employees across the Bank, including senior leaders on occasion, so you will need excellent verbal and written communication skills. 


You also have experience in the following areas:

  • developing communications strategies, plans and products
  • web content development
  • project management 


Your education and experience
The position requires a university degree or college certificate in a relevant discipline (such as journalism, communications, content development) with five to six years of relevant experience. 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 
  • You will work remotely from any location within Canada while the Bank operates under mandatory telework. Flexibility for remote work for the duration of the term may be granted.
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided
  • 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 virtually.  


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 $83,100 to $94,400 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% 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 and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


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. #LI-POST