Economist or Analyst (Recent Graduates)

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Requisition #:  J0713-0717

Position Title:  Economist or Analyst (Recent Graduates)

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Regular

Location:  Ottawa, ON, CANADA

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Banking, Economics and Finance

Number of Positions:  8

Date Posted:  August 26, 2013

Closing Date:  September 30, 2013

Eligibility:

In order for your candidacy to be considered, you must be expecting to complete your current degree between April 2012 and August 2014.

Please consider your application carefully, since only one submission will be accepted from each applicant for each of the three job openings: Research Assistants, Economists or Analysts, and Senior Analysts. However, if your candidacy is suited for another position, and you provide your consent during the application process, the Bank of Canada will consider you for other positions.

Salary Range:

The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between Can$55,399 and Can$66,340* (job grade P1 or P2).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher cash compensation to exceptional candidates.

Take a Central Role at the Bank of Canada:

Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. 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. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)

Job Summary

As an Economist or Analyst, you will conduct analysis relevant to the formulation and/or implementation of Bank policy in the areas of monetary policy, financial systems, funds management and currency. You will also participate in research projects linked to your department’s field of specialization.

Central Responsibilities:

• analyze and report on macroeconomic, microeconomic or financial market developments
• participate in the forecasting work of your department
• conduct in-depth analytical projects and undertake joint research assignments designed to deepen our understanding of the Canadian and global economies or financial systems
• bring a wide range of considerations and perspectives to issues and suggest topics that warrant further analysis
• provide feedback to colleagues
• build relationships with external parties, e.g., government and international agencies, other central banks, financial market participants and organizations, and outside academics, for the purpose of sharing knowledge, research and analysis

Key Requirements:

• master’s degree in economics or finance
• specialization in one of the following areas of study:
- macroeconomics/microeconomics
- econometrics/quantitative analysis
- finance
• English or French essential
• excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
• strong writing skills
• ability to analyze complex economic and financial issues
• ability to initiate and undertake in-depth research projects in economics or finance
• ability to develop positive working relationships by supporting team decisions, addressing conflicts, and promoting co-operation and partnerships

Assets:

• good communication skills in both official languages
• advanced knowledge of macroeconomics, econometrics and financial markets
• relevant work experience analyzing economic or financial market developments
• progress toward a professional designation, e.g., Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Notes:

• Condition of employment: Candidate(s) must be eligible for reliability status and/or
secret clearance.
• Priority will be given to candidates who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
• Key benefits offered include: health and dental care, sick leave, paid vacation, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and defined-benefit pension plan.
• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.
• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumé and a covering letter by 29 September 2013. You will be asked to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

Application Process

You will need to provide the following documentation:

• cover letter
• resumé
• recent transcripts (including course titles and grades; course codes are not sufficient)

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The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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