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Requisition Number:  4586
Position Type:  Short-term
Position Length:  January to May 2021 (with possibility of extension

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.

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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IT Systems Development, Student Work Placement

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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About the position
You will be part of the Analytics Environment and Currency Portfolio—a dynamic team working to respond to evolving business needs to support the business functions of the Bank’s currency and economic departments. The Analytics Environment and Currency Portfolio is exploring new data and analytics technologies (i.e., machine learning and artificial intelligence, or AI) to empower the next generation of economic analysis and insight. You will be present as we enhance our current data and analytic infrastructure to meet the demands of a modern data-centric central bank. 


In this position you are part of a dedicated and innovative team that maintains, integrates and builds solutions key to our internal and external stakeholders. Your contribution is crucial as we improve and transform operational and research services to provide a more robust working environment for Bank staff and our partners. You will have the opportunity to work with an organization whose mandate is to foster a stable and efficient financial system for all Canadians, and you will have exposure to practical application of new technologies (i.e., Docker, Kubernetes, Azure, KNIME).

Knowledge and Skills

  • You are curious by nature and love to dig deep into problems, always asking "Why?"
  • You are passionate, determined and open minded
  • You have a team-first mentality and will naturally step in with support.
  • You communicate in a clear and concise manner, regardless of medium (text, voice and in-person).
  • You are a rational and critical thinker, with an inclination for evidence-based decision making.


Your education and experience
You must be enrolled in a university or college program and be either full-time or part-time.


Priority will be given to candidates who have already completed their third year at a university or college.


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability or Secret 
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided


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.


  • Salary $22.55 hourly (job grade Student C)


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.