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Requisition Number:  8496
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  6 months to 3 years

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  May 31, 2023 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
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.

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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Executive Administrative Assistant - Pool

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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 an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in our environment. 

Building on the principles that have always guided us – excellence, integrity and respect – we strive to be forward-looking and innovative, to welcome people with diverse perspectives and talents, and to earn trust by living up to our commitments and by clearly explaining the intent of our policies and actions.  

With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada

Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process

Did you know?
We are establishing a pool of pre-qualified candidates to staff temporary and permanent Executive Administrative Assistant positions at the Bank of Canada!

What you will do
You will be part of a multifaceted workplace and provide full clerical and administrative support to departmental staff. You will also be accountable for a wide range of office management and operational support services for the department.

Specifically, you will:

  • prioritize and manage inboxes and calendars for senior management, schedule and control their appointments, draft meeting agendas, take minutes, and help to prepare background meeting information, including printing documents and/or assembling electronic documentation
  • assist leaders you support by tracking deliverables and due dates, adding reminders or blocking off time in their calendar to complete tasks and providing updates during your regular touch bases
  • coordinate travel arrangements and support managers with the process for expense claims
  • participate in departmental projects and initiatives and suggest process improvements while maintaining and updating the department's filing and data systems
  • support meetings by assisting meeting participants with Skype or conference call technologies, plan with caterers to provide refreshments to the attendees and assist with onboarding new team members in the department

We will encourage you to propose improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the office including writing procedures, and reformatting and converting documents, and ordering stationery supplies.

What you need to succeed
You are an engaged teammate, who actively participates in achieving team goals and you plan and prioritize work, anticipate and adapt to different clients’ needs, ask for clarification when required and react quickly to change. You maintain an attention to detail and to the quality of your work.
You have intermediate digital literacy with the Microsoft suite, including Outlook, Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint and have a proven understanding of office procedures and related policies. You are also able to follow the processes and procedures surrounding protected and confidential documents and information. As well, you possess strong written and verbal communication skills, can write clear and grammatically accurate short documents, and can convey straightforward messages with tact. You are open-minded, adaptable, and take initiative to proactively overcome any work obstacles that may arise, such as prioritising competing demands and re-negotiating deadlines while ensuring quality.

Nice to have

  • Solid understanding of SharePoint and record management principles

Your education and experience
This position requires an administration certificate/diploma or high school diploma and a minimum of two full years of recent work experience providing administrative support services or 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. (although the position requires a Level 5 (fully functional) in the second official language, in some instances we may be open to those with a lower level and may provide training to help the selected candidate reach the required level over time)
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.



Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid
The Bank offers work arrangements that provide employees with flexibility, enable high-performing teams, and support an excellent workplace culture. Most employees can telework from home for a substantial part of each month as part of the Bank`s hybrid work model, and they are expected on site at the Bank location a minimum of eight days per month to help build connections between colleagues. You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office. 


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 $53,500 to $62,940 (job grade 12)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting 3 to 5% of your base salary. The Bank offers additional performance pay for those who exceed 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 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 #LI-POST