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Requisition Number:  4848
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  3 years with possibility of extension/permanent

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  December 4, 2020 - 23:59 EST

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Event Planner, CBDC

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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The Project
The Bank of Canada is embarking on a program of major social significance to design a contingent system for a central bank digital currency (CBDC), which can be thought of as a banknote, but in digital form. This project will require us to break new ground. It will take into consideration a wide variety of factors, including policy considerations, diverse stakeholder needs, difficult technical challenges and the development of a technical architecture to realize a CBDC pilot system. 


For further background information on the CBDC program, please refer to the Contingency Planning for a Central Bank Digital Currency background note, Money and Payments in the Digital Age speech by Deputy Governor Tim Lane and Technology Approach for a CBDC Staff Analytical Note.


About the position
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, Stakeholder Relations, Planning, the Planning Analyst plans, organizes and manages the logistics of engagement activities, of speaking engagements and other communications activities for Bank leaders. 

The position will focus primarily on a multi-year program of major social significance to design a contingent central bank digital currency. Stakeholder engagement in support of this program is critical to ensuring that the development of the contingent CBDC responds fully to the needs of Canadians, including all sectors of society and industry. 


What you will do 
Relying on a deep understanding of the project’s progress, you contribute to the planning and execution of the Bank’s CBDC engagement strategy by conducting stakeholder-mapping research to identify the groups and organizations the project should engage with and helping develop an evaluation framework.  


Working in close collaboration with the CBDC project team, you develop and implement online and in-person engagement activities, including meetings, workshops and roundtables, with a wide variety of external stakeholders and provide logistical support to ensure the success of these activities.  In developing engagement activities, you find the optimal format and participation for each activity and help fulfill the objectives set out in the overall project engagement strategy. You also identify new opportunities to engage with stakeholders in meaningful ways. 


You also contribute to the Planning team’s work by managing the planning of other communications activities, such as speeches and presentations.


You maintain records in a CRM system to provide the CBDC team up-to-date information about all ongoing engagement activities. You can easily use the system to answer specific questions about past or upcoming engagement as well as provide advice based on the data captured in the system.


In this position, you foster relationships with a wide range of organizations and people inside and outside the Bank. You are a team player who works closely with colleagues from different parts of the Bank, demonstrating strong collaboration skills. You adapt to the changing demands of the project and embrace challenges.

What you need to succeed
We are looking for someone with strong oral and written communication skills, someone who can plan and organize their work effectively, who can take initiative and work autonomously. Being adaptable, willing to learn along with excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills are also key requirements for this position.


You have experience planning events and engagement activities from conception to finish. You have a track record of creating in-person and virtual engagement activities and have a deep appreciation for how different approaches are best suited for different goals. You have experience managing many events at once and working under pressure.  



  • familiarity with CRM systems, ideally Dynamics 365
  • familiarity with Microsoft Teams, Skype, Webex and other video conferencing tools
  • familiarity with Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, and other digital engagement tools
  • experience planning in-person and online engagement activities
  • experience facilitating online workshops and engagement activities
  • post-secondary education in event management
  • knowledge of the Bank and its communications objectives
  • knowledge of digital currencies, financial system, and fintech
  • knowledge of civil society organizations in Canada

Your education and experience

  • completed post-secondary education with three years of relevant work experience in event planning, administration, meeting scheduling and coordination)


  • 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 virtually.  
  • The official title for this position is “Planning Analyst, CBDC ”

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 $62,500 to $73,500 (job grade 14)
  • 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


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