Two Analysts or Senior Analysts

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Requisition #:  J0912-0659

Position Title:  Two Analysts or Senior Analysts

Department:  Financial Stability Department

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Economics

Number of Positions:  0

Date Posted:  September 21, 2012

Closing Date:  October 14, 2012

Salary Range

The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $54,580 and $97,836* (job grade P1 to 17).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.

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Job Summary

The Financial Stability Department conducts analysis and research on questions relating to overall financial stability in Canada, including the assessment of the financial system's vulnerability to potentially stressful scenarios, and the oversight of financial market infrastructures that could pose systemic risk. The department also conducts regular monitoring of the financial sector in Canada and abroad. Departmental economists and analysts examine and analyze issues such as the monitoring of risks to overall financial stability; payment, clearing and settlement systems; and the development of federal financial sector policy.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief, you act as a key member of one of the two teams responsible for the oversight of designated financial market infrastructures. You conduct analysis and research on issues related to the broad design and functioning of financial market infrastructures, and contribute to the formulation of the Bank’s policies on such issues. To achieve these goals, you collaborate with other federal partners and with international bodies concerned with financial stability.

Central Responsibilities

• conduct oversight of designated financial market infrastructures
• assess the quality of risk controls at designated financial market infrastructures
• analyze issues and provide policy advice related to risks associated with the financial market infrastructures
• brief senior management on matters related to the responsibilities of the division, and make policy recommendations
• develop research ideas and produce research papers related to the broad responsibilities of the division

Key Requirements

• master’s or PhD in economics or finance and a minimum of two years of work experience in economic and financial analysis
• English or French essential
• a strong background in formulating policy advice
• strong knowledge of financial markets and instruments, and related quantitative techniques
• strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyze economic and financial information
• ability to undertake in-depth research projects
• ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
• self-motivation and initiative
• ability to work independently and collaboratively with the team, under tight deadlines


• ability to communicate effectively in both official languages
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Management or Professional Risk Management designation/certification
• experience in financial risk management, trading or portfolio management
• knowledge of financial market infrastructures and related policy
• knowledge of current issues in financial sector regulatory policy
• strong empirical skills
• experience working and networking with external partners


• Condition of employment: Candidates must be eligible for reliability status clearance.
• Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.
• 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.
• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 14 October 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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