Policy and Research Advisor

Location: Ottawa
Competition #: 1143

We are seeking to fill the position of Policy and Research Advisor (18-month term). If you have experience and knowledge in any of the following areas, apply today!

  • Financial sector policy development
  • Legislative and regulatory framework for federal financial institutions
  • Economic and business conditions relevant to federal financial institutions
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Research and analysis of complex issues
  • Representing an organization with relevant stakeholders

The Policy and Research Advisor is accountable for analyzing Canadian and international 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.


  • Provides analysis and assessments respecting the impact of Canadian public policies, supervisory and regulatory issues, initiatives and developments on the Corporation and its member institutions, including large complex members and contributes to the formulation of Corporate positions and policies.
  • Provide analysis and support to assist the Corporation in building operational capacity to undertake resolutions, particularly in respect of the new bail-in power.
  • Provides research, analytical assistance and guidance, when required, 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.
  • Represents the Corporation, when required, including liaising with consultants, financial institutions, and other relevant stakeholders and communicates the Corporation’s policies to relevant federal, provincial and regulatory and supervisory authorities, ensuring that the information is relevant, accurate and timely.
  • Directs specialized external resources in conducting research, when assistance in carrying out the duties of the position is required, to ensure that the research is conducted appropriately.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in economics, business administration, public administration, or a degree in law, or a designated professional (CPA, CFA, CBV) with highly relevant experience;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in research, analysis and/or the formulation or administration of financial sector policy, legislation and regulation in Canada and/or insolvency and restructuring experience;
  • 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;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in both French and English would be an asset.


  • Communication (Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential)
  • Working with Others (Collaborating and Relationship Management)
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative/ Innovative Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing

Conditions of Employment/Security Clearance: Level II, Secret
Language Requirements: Fluency in both French and English would be an asset.

Important Notes:

  1. One 18-month term position is currently available, secondment candidates will also be considered; and, a pool of pre-qualified candidates may be established to staff future identical positions or similar positions within CDIC with various tenures, various security clearance levels and/or bilingual linguistic profiles.
  2. Due to Canadian immigration regulations, we can only consider applications from Canadian citizens or other individuals legally entitled to work in Canada and obtain necessary security clearances. Please indicate in your cover letter the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
  3. CDIC is a federal agency (separate employer) and does not fall under the Public Service Employment Act.
  4. CDIC is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process please advise us. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
  5. 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 at hrcdic@cdic.ca. Please quote competition #1143.
  6. We would like to thank all candidates who apply however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.