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Requisition Number:  6754
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  12-month and 18 month (extension/regular possible)

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  No, must be onsite
Closing Date:  October 24, 2021 11:59 EST

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Security Threat Analyst

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


Did you know?
The Security and Intelligence Operations and Program (SIOP) is part of the Security Risk Management Office (SRMO) within Corporate Security Services (CSS) at the Bank of Canada. CSS operates three lines of defense and SIOP shares first line responsibilities with Physical and Personnel Security (PPS). SIOP is responsible for:

  • monitoring, analyzing, alerting and reporting on security incidents / security threats which could impact the Bank and Canada’s financial infrastructure
  • security programs (e.g. Security Intelligence Program, Travel Security Program, Security Investigations Program)


Number of positions: 1 position for a 12-month term and another for an 18 month term, both with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent.  The Bank of Canada is also open to secondments or interchanges from other organizations. 


What you will do 
As the Security Threat Analyst, you are entrusted with significant responsibility and accountability to accurately assess and analyze critical information or intelligence and to identify and report on evolving security incidents impacting the Bank. 

You will assess the criticality of various types of incidents quickly and accurately and decide whether they need to be reported and / or escalated immediately, and who within the organization must to be informed. In some circumstances, you may need to make immediate decisions independently.


In addition, you will:

  • monitor potential threats to the Bank and report critical incidents with internal/external stakeholders
  • manage and monitor the central security inbox and phone line; assess, triage and respond to various security related inquiries, while maintaining the threat intelligence database 
  • conduct threat assessments to help mitigate risks to the Bank’s physical assets and personnel as well as determine threat level for countries where employees are travelling and deliver security briefings to employees travelling to medium and high-risk destinations
  • collect, analyze, and report on intelligence and prepare intelligence reports and foster external partnerships with stakeholders 
  • conduct security investigations under the direction of the lead investigator 


What you need to succeed
We are looking for an effective communicator who can interact with all levels of employees from across the Bank, including senior leaders and with external partners from the security, intelligence, and law enforcement communities. You have outstanding interpersonal, excellent writing, briefing and presentation skills. You will also have a solid understanding of confidentiality and the need-to-know principle. 


You work well under pressure and meet very tight timelines while managing multiple requests. You have excellent and well-developed analytical skills and experience in drafting strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence reports and translating information into a format and text that can be easily understood by non-security professionals. You are able to articulate why the Bank needs specific types of information and how the information is used to inform decision-making. 



  • previous experience / exposure working for or with security /intelligence or law enforcement agencies
  • knowledge of and experience with Government of Canada Harmonized Threat and Risk Assessment (HTRA) methodology


Your education and experience
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, security studies, criminology or a related field and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in the area of security threat analysis or an equivalent combination of education and experience may also 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: Top Secret 
  • 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.  


Vaccination: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that was declared by the World Health Organization, the mandates issued by the federal government, and the direction provided by public health authorities, the Bank of Canada requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date.  If you are the selected candidate, you will be asked to first attest your vaccination status at the reference stage and will then be required to submit proof of vaccination status or request accommodation for a legitimate medical, religious reason or other human rights-based grounds at the offer stage as part of the offer process.


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 $80,300 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 #LI-POST