Research Assistant (Recent Graduates)

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Requisition #:  J0713-0719

Position Title:  Research Assistant (Recent Graduates)

Department:  University Recruitment Campaign

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Term, one year with possibility of extension or of becoming regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Banking, Economics and Finance

Number of Positions:  1

Date Posted:  August 26, 2013

Closing Date:  September 30, 2013


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$44,870 and Can$58,629* (job grade 12 or 13).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher cash compensation to exceptional candidates.

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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 a Research Assistant, you will provide technical support to economists and analysts and perform other operational tasks such as data collection, the production of figures and charts, and statistical analysis. You will work independently and in collaboration with other team members.

Central Responsibilities:

• play a supportive role for economic research projects by conducting simple analysis
• assess, collect, organize and manipulate data from internal and external sources
• facilitate information and document management
• perform other operational and processing tasks within the team as required
• participate in departmental or Bank-wide initiatives as required

Key Requirements:

• bachelor’s degree in economics, computer science, mathematics or in commerce/business administration with a finance major
• advanced degrees in mathematics or statistics
• courses in one of the following areas:
- macroeconomic/microeconomic theory and policy
- econometrics/statistics/quantitative analysis
- finance
• English or French essential
• ability to organize work to ensure that production schedules are met
• ability to work independently and as part of a team
• excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
• basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet program and presentation software)
• demonstrated commitment to learning and self-development


• good communication skills in both official languages
• knowledge of econometrics
• experience in supporting economic research
• highly developed programming skills (MATLAB, Stata, VBA, etc.)


• 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 and paid vacation.
• 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 29 September 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

Application Process

You will need to provide the following documentation:

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

If you have any technical difficulties posting your application material, please send an email to

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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