Recent or Potential Grads – Analyst (various positions) – Calling all graduates and final-year students (Among others)!

  • Deadline: June 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm


Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on an indeterminate or term basis, with various position titles, language and security requirements across Canada.


Q. There are no “Essential Experiences or Essential Knowledge “sections on the poster. How will you evaluate the candidates?
A. We believe in the importance of having the potential to learn, adapt and meet challenges not only for a job, but for a successful career in our Department. Therefore, we will not be assessing your prior knowledge or experience in the essential criteria. We choose to focus on the key competencies we need for the future. We like to keep things simple, effective and interesting in our processes as well as in our work.

Q. I’ve missed the first cohort (draw) from this inventory; Have I missed my chance?
A. No, do not worry. As mentioned above, applications will be assessed on an on-going basis.

Q. Who can I contact for more information?
A. If you have any questions, please contact us at Note that this box is accessible to hiring managers. We suggest that you remain professional and courteous with anyone involved in the process. The tone and content of your communications may be observed by or shared with your potential employer. All information collected during the selection process, from the time of application to the end of the process, can be used to evaluate candidates.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.


Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics at the latest on June 30, 2020

1) Candidates must have a degree (“degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities) or obtain it at the latest on [date].
2) Clarification regarding the specialization in economics, sociology or statistics:
– The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.
– The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
– The specialization may also be obtained through courses in other programs such as:
• Social Sciences (anthropology, history, psychology, geography, criminology, and other disciplines associated with social science).
• Mathematics
• Computer science
• Data Science/Data Analytics
• Accounting
• Demography/Population Studies
• Environmental Sciences
• Epidemiology
• Finance
• Law
• Public Administration
• Philosophy
• Indigenous Studies

Candidates must provide proof of their education during the assessment phase. Original diplomas, degrees or certified transcripts may be required and must be presented upon request. Failure to produce required documents will result in your application not being considered.

If you went to school outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. Read more on Degree equivalency or visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) at:
This website provides links to a number of Canadian organizations that provide equivalency assessments.

Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.

Written Communication

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

NOTE: the following qualifications are not required to be found qualified for this job opportunity.

As this process will be used to fill multiple positions, additional qualifications (asset qualifications, operational requirements or conditions of employment) may be used to choose from among qualified candidates for specific positions. If you have any of these qualifications, please answer “yes” to the relevant question in your application and ensure that your resume provides supporting details. Responses to these questions will not be used to screen candidates out of the process.


• Master’s or PhD degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Program Evaluation.
• Successful completion of at least two (2) computer programming courses.


• Experience using statistical software* to undertake analysis.
* Examples of statistical software include: SAS, STATA, R, E-Views, SPSS, NVivo, MAXQDA, ATLAS.ti, Excel, Python or other similar statistical software for qualitative or quantitative analysis.

• Experience producing research reports related to economic, social, learning or labour market issues.

• Experience working on economic, social, learning or labour market issues within at least one of following:
– Provincial, Territorial or Municipal government;
– Non-Governmental organization (NGO);
– Think Tank;
– Research Institute.

• Experience in conducting legal research or analyzing statutes and regulations.

• Experience in developing tools that contribute to Service or Program Delivery (such as guidance documents, training documents, IT solutions, business process, or others).

• Experience conducting research or analysis using at least one of the following:
– Micro-data from Statistics Canada surveys;
– Longitudinal or administrative datasets.

• Experience in program evaluation (such as contributing to the development of an evaluation plan and/or to the writing of an evaluation report).

• Experience manipulating and analyzing large data sets.

• Experience developing visualization tools such as dashboards, interactive trends, and geospatial mapping.

• Experience applying unsupervised and supervised machine learning techniques on large data sets.

• Experience applying text or network analytics on large data sets.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Depending on the position, you may only require ability in one official language (English or French) or you may be required to have bilingual ability at a certain level.

For more information see: Information on language requirements at

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

• Working with Others
• Initiative and Action Oriented
• Judgement
• Thinking Things Through

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

At Employment and Social Development Canada, diversity is our strength. If you’re a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights, let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application. Appointments of members of these EE groups could be made to ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.

Operational requirements may vary depending on the position being staffed.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Secret security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Application and Inventory rules
We will accept applications on-line only. To submit an application on-line, please click on the button “Apply online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact a toll free number 1-800-645-5605.

You may save your application as a draft and return to it at a later date. Your application must be completed and submitted in order to be considered. Partially completed applications, or those in draft cannot be considered. You can make modifications to your submitted application at any time, but once your application has been selected for screening, you will no longer be able to make modifications and your submission will be considered final.

You may review the status of your application in your online account. Your application in this inventory will be active for 120 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the “My jobs” menu of your account 21 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link “Update my Inventory” status to reaffirm your interest.

You can only apply to this process once. If you are drawn from this inventory and are unsuccessful during the assessment phase, your application will not be given any further consideration for the duration of this inventory process.

Candidates must meet all the essential criteria in order to be appointed.
However, applicants may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Please note that asset qualifications, top-down and/or random selection may be used at any stage of the assessment process to identify which applications will be given further consideration.

What is a top-down selection? It is where only the top scoring candidates will be invited to the next stage of the assessment. Please note that different pass marks and cut-off scores can be used at various stages of the assessment process. Candidates who attain the pass mark might not be further considered in the process if they do not achieve the cut-off score.

We ask for your collaboration to ensure an efficient process but we will also try to provide some flexibility to candidates as to where and when the assessments could occur, and the assessments will be done on an ongoing basis. Please note that testing may be administered during the day, evenings and/or weekends. We will not consider requests for rescheduling beyond the reasons we will outline to candidates. Candidates who do not respond to inquiries from the assessment committee by the required deadlines or fail to attend/complete the assessment without good reason may be eliminated from further consideration.

At the time of assessment, we are proceeding with candidates who have their Canadian citizenship therefore, proof of Canadian Citizenship and proof of education will be required. A security check may also be administered during assessment.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be contacting candidates via email including invitations for evaluations. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is your responsibility to check both your account and email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Make sure to also check your junk mail folder. It is entirely your responsibility to inform us of any changes to your contact information.
Bilingual Positions
To be considered for a Bilingual Imperative position, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required).

If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the PSC, you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website:
For more information on SLE, visit the following web-site:


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


If you are interested in influencing the political and social agenda, raising public awareness of a broad range of nationally significant issues, and ultimately shaping government policy, this opportunity might be for you. In this challenging and rewarding role, you are likely to be called upon to complete the following duties:

• Contribute to the development of recommendations and advice to senior management relative to programs, policies, and legislation for the Government of Canada.

• Work with partners (such as other federal departments, provincial/territorial/municipal governments and external stakeholders) to discuss policy directions and the impact of these decisions on Canadians.

• Prepare a variety of written documents, such as Briefing Notes, research documents, presentations, legislation and Cabinet documents.

If you want to:

• Work on leading-edge, transformative service delivery,

• Develop innovative policies and programs that have a real impact on Canadians’ lives,

• Use a broad range of data sets and analytics to inform decision making,

• Continue to develop your professional skills and take advantage of diverse learning and advancement opportunities across program areas and across the country,

• Work with people who believe diversity is one of our greatest strengths,

• Use your skills, passion and dedication to support Canadians through life’s big moments,

You’ve found the right place. Join us TODAY!

Work environment


Take advantage of a dynamic opportunity within Employment and Social Development Canada, the second largest federal department with over 24,000 employees! As part of the first federal department to appoint a Chief Data Officer, you could work in a forward thinking, transformative service delivery Department that includes Service Canada, and the Labour Program, which continuously strives on innovation and supporting Canadians through #LifesBigMoments.

Your new ideas and fresh perspective can make a difference in the services provided to Canadians. See for yourself how you could contribute to helping Canadians:

Learn more about the Department, one of the top ten employers of the National Capital Region and winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers Award:

What we can offer you:

• Being one of the largest departments in the Government of Canada, we offer many opportunities to be challenged, to develop and to make an impact!

• We value our employees by creating a healthy work environment and by encouraging work-life balance.

Don’t take our word for it; listen to the testimonials of our employees:

Application Details

FULL TIME POSITIONS for recent or potential grads.

Employment and Social Development Canada – Service Canada
Ottawa (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec)
$57,426 to $65,838

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 30 June 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.