Term or Secondment

CDIC has an immediate opening for a Policy and Research Advisor for a 24-month term.  Secondment candidates will also be considered.

This position reports to the Director, Policy. The Policy and Research Advisor is accountable for analyzing Canadian financial sector policy issues affecting the Corporation, its member institutions and the financial services industry to provide guidance on the formulation of corporate positions and policies.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Provides analysis and assessments respecting the impact of Canadian and public policies, supervisory and regulatory issues, initiatives and developments on the Corporation and its member institutions and contributes to the formulation of Corporate positions and policies;
  • Provides research, analytical assistance and guidance, when required, in the development or revision of corporate by-laws to meet the needs and objectives of the Corporation;
  • Provides guidance and co-ordinates input from relevant CDIC departments in formulating corporate positions and policies respecting the management of deposit insurance risk to meet the needs and objectives of the Corporation;
  • Maintains ongoing liaison with regulators and member institutions in order to ensure that by-laws under development are workable and appropriate;
  • Represents the Corporation, when required, and communicates the Corporations’ policies to relevant federal, provincial and regulatory and supervisory authorities, ensuring that the information is relevant, accurate and timely.


  • Ability to analyze and synthesize a variety of information;
  • Ability to provide guidance and assistance in the development or revision of by-laws;
  • Superior communication and presentation skills;
  • Perceptiveness and creativity;
  • Bilingualism would be a strong asset.

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree in business, public administration, political science or economics or a degree in law;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research, analysis and the formulation or administration of financial sector policy, legislation and regulation in Canada;
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the Canadian financial system, financial safety-net agencies and the framework governing Canada’s financial institutions;
  • Knowledge of public policy issues, general economic, business conditions affecting the financial sector, and the legislative and regulatory framework governing federal financial institutions.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing team that contributes to the stability of Canada’s financial system and meet the required qualifications we invite you to forward your résumé and covering letter describing how you could contribute to our organization by March 26, 2014 at hrcdic@cdic.ca. Please quote competition #1014.

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