RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Economist and Policy Analyst-**Deadline Extension**

  • Location: Ottawa, ON
  • Deadline: November 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Economist and Policy Analyst


$68,666 to $77,696 (This salary range applies to EC-03 group and level. The target level of EC-06 has a salary range of $100,121 to $116,116)

Minimum Education Required

Candidates must have or be working on a Master’s degree* from a recognized university in one of the following fields:

  • Economics
  • Public policy
  • administration-International relations
  • studies-Business administration in finance

*CANDIDATES MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THEIR MASTER’S DEGREE BY DECEMBER 31, 2022. Candidates hired will participate in the Economic and Social Sciences Services Developmental Program (ECDP).

Specialization in economics

university coursework must include the equivalent of at least three full-year undergraduate or graduate courses in economics (or six half-year courses) by the time of graduation. Candidates who have a concentration in finance at the Master’s degree level and three or more half-year post-secondary courses in economics will be considered.

Academic excellence

Candidates must have obtained a grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 75 per cent or higher on their last completed Bachelor’s degree.

Qualifications will be validated. You will be asked to provide copies of your transcripts at a later step in the assessment process.

Areas of Study

  • Economics
  • Public policy/administration
  • International relations/studies
  • Business administration in finance
Job Description

Master’s graduates hired under the Economist and Policy Analyst stream are involved in all aspects of the Department’s work. They conduct policy analysis and forecasts, perform research, and provide recommendations on a wide variety of public policy issues. Recruits can choose to specialize in a particular area of the Department of Finance, or can gain experience in a number of different areas of the Department.

Our employees are our single biggest asset and our employees’ health and safety is of the utmost importance.

In keeping with public health guidance, the Department of Finance Canada has established a remote work stance that we will maintain at this time. This is dependent upon how the public health situation evolves. While the department is working remotely, we are committed to supporting employees with the necessary tools to work effectively from home until our return to an office environment.

The Department of Finance Canada is open to considering telework arrangements requests for any new recruit who may wish to defer relocation to the National Capital Region* while we continue our remote work stance.

*The National Capital Region, also referred to as Canada’s Capital Region, is an official federal designation for the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario, the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec, and surrounding urban and rural communities.

Skills and Qualifications

For skills and qualifications, please refer to our advertisement, link below.

The Department of FinanceCanada are looking for talented, creative and motivated individuals to contribute to the analysis and design of economic and social policies that will improve the quality of life of Canadians, their families and their communities.

As a recruit, you will have unparalleled opportunities to work on challenging issues and influence important public policy decisions, including:

  • Economic and fiscal forecasting;
  • The federal budget;
  • G20 and G7 meetings;
  • Federal transfers to the provinces and territories;
  • Tax policy;
  • Social programs; and,
  • Financial sector regulation;
  • Economic response measures to COVID-19.

We believe that diverse backgrounds, perspectives and approaches are essential to the development of the best public policies. As such, we encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Recruits will benefit from a competitive starting salary and performance-based career progression.

We are looking for talented, creative and motivated individuals, with:

  • A keen interest in public policy;
  • Strong analytical and communications skills;
  • A commitment to teamwork, and;
  • A desire tomake a difference.

Application Instructions

All applicants must submit their application through our Government of Canada Jobs website: