Requisition Number:  9748
Position Type:  Student
Position Length:  4 months

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  February 22, 2024 23:59 EST

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Student, Security Risk 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 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


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About your team
The Security Intelligence Operations and Programs (SIOP) team forms part of the Security Risk Management Office (SRMO) within the Corporate Security Service (CSS) at the Bank of Canada. CSS operates under a three lines of defence model and SIOP shares first line responsibilities with Physical and Personnel Security (PPS) and is the operational arm of SRMO. SIOP holds primary responsibility for the following areas:

  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on security threats to the Bank of Canada and Canada’s financial infrastructure;
  • Security Incident Response: alerting, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on evolving situations of potential impact to the Bank;
  • Central Security Intake: monitoring the CSS Security Inbox, assessing and prioritizing incidents and requests,
  • Designing, developing and implementing first line security programs, including:
    • Security Intelligence Program
    • Travel Security Program
    • Security Investigations Program
    • Corporate Security Awareness Program
    • Technical Security Counter-Measures (TSCMs) Program
  • Establishing and fostering an information-sharing network of key security, intelligence and law enforcement partners.


What you will do 
SIOP is currently seeking a full-time student who is self-motivated, energetic, driven for success and results-oriented to join our team. The Student Security Analyst will be responsible for supporting the first line responsibilities within both the operational arm of SRMO and the Corporate Security Awareness Program, namely:
Security Operations

  • Monitor central security intake, prioritize and respond to requests and incidents in a timely manner
  • Conduct research and analysis of existing and emerging threats, disseminate findings using presentations, databases, and other analytical products
  • Maintain databases and information streams to enable stakeholder engagement
  • Monitor Travel Security requests, triage requests to ensure compliance, initiate and participate in the completion of country threat and risk assessments

Security Awareness Program

  • Promote security awareness culture and provide guidance to internal areas of the Bank on security best practices
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate facilitation and delivery methods for training (e-learning, multimedia, workshop, classroom, blended solutions, etc.) utilizing results of a comprehensive needs analysis
  • Support the design and development of Security Awareness materials such as eLearning courses, presentations, speaker notes, facilitator guides, video/multimedia, job aides and surveys
  • Aid in the delivery of instructor-led in-person and virtual training to diverse audiences


What you need to succeed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct data validation and analysis 
  • Proficiency in the Office suite of products (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint)
  • Self-starter, team player and innovative problem solver 
  • Interest in security related events 
  • French Language (Asset)


Your education and experience
You must be currently enrolled in a university or college or other post secondary program on a full or part-time basis, pursuing undergraduate or graduate level studies in a field related to this position, including security, intelligence, international relations, law, criminology or political science and must be returning to school in the next academic term.

What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability 
  • 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

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.


What you can expect from us 

  • Salary of $27.08 hourly (job grade Student C)


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