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Requisition Number:  821
Position Type:  Student
Position Length:  4 months

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  April 30, 2019 - 11:59 PM EST

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Master's Internship


Take a central role
As Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada's vision is 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 centre 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 an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


About the position 
As a summer Internship student, you would work under the direction of the Assistant Director responsible for the particular division in which you are located. Key responsibilities for all of the positions include the following: 


  • conducting high-quality analysis and research on subjects related to the responsibility of the division 
  • collecting, organizing and manipulating data from internal and external data sources 


Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, you will contribute to the analysis and/or operations conducted by the team to fulfill the mandate/responsibilities of the hiring departments. 

Your future responsibilities 
Specific Responsibilities for Departments 




  • assess financial market and regulatory developments and provide analysis of their implications for the stability and efficiency of the financial system and for the formulation of monetary policy 
  • deliver presentations to internal audiences 
  • contribute to building relationships with external parties such as academics, regulators and financial market participants 
  • develop knowledge of Canadian and international financial markets 
  • conduct the Bank’s open market operations, including securities lending, the Government of Canada bond and treasury bill auctions and buybacks, as well as the Bank’s foreign exchange operations 
  • apply portfolio theory, providing advice on portfolio strategy and reporting on portfolio activity 
  • execute fixed-income and money market trades, developing and maintaining counterparty relationships and reporting on market activity 
  • participate in FMD’s daily briefing process, describing market developments and assessing their impact 




  • assist in the design and development of models, applications, tools and reports to measure financial risk 
  • support analysis with respect to risk-management topics and issues 
  • develop and document processes, procedures and controls 
  • support the team in the implementation of operational responsibilities 




  • contribute to developing quantitative tools and models to assess risks and vulnerabilities in the financial system 
  • analyze issues related to the financial sector (e.g., financial institutions, household sector) 


Your knowledge and skills 


  • ability to communicate information and ideas adapted to the target audience, using clear and compelling written and oral communication skills 
  • ability to bring a range of considerations to issues and to conduct careful analysis 
  • ability to integrate specialized and complex areas of expertise, e.g., financial market analysis, economic analysis and regulatory issues analysis 
  • ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others within the team, across teams, with other departments and with contacts outside of the Bank, as well as independently 
  • ability to program in common mathematical or statistical languages 




  • functional in second official language 
  • completion of, or enrolment in, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or similar program 
  • strong background in quantitative methods 
  • strong background in trading systems 
  • knowledge of the Canadian financial system 


Your education and experience 
For your candidacy to be considered, you must be currently enrolled in an official master’s-level internship program, specializing in economics or finance. 


  • enrolled in a master’s degree program in finance or economics 


Language requirement
English or French essential


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team.

  • Starting salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $21.51 to $25.10 (hourly) (job grade Student C)

Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability 
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided


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

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