Current Opportunities

Policy and Research Advisor

Current Opportunities

Location: Ottawa
Competition #: 1296
Language Requirements: English Essential
Closing Date: July 3, 2020

Our vision is to earn the trust of Canadians as a global leader in deposit insurance and resolution. At CDIC, we offer you the unique opportunity to provide financial peace of mind to Canadians in a stimulating, diverse and inclusive work environment. Let’s work together to build trusted relationships and to deliver quality service to all Canadians.

We are seeking to fill the position of Policy and Research Advisor reporting to the Director, Policy. If you have 5 or more years of experience and knowledge in the field, apply today to join the team!

The role of the Policy and Research Advisor is to assess, develop and advocate public policy and positions to meet CDIC’s mandate and enable the business to operate efficiently and effectively.


The core responsibilities are to:

  • Proactively develop policy and legislative proposals that enable CDIC to meet its mandate and enable the business to operate efficiently and effectively
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal business units and external stakeholders to advance policy work
  • Advance CDIC policy positions with stakeholders (e.g. sub-SAC working groups)

The Advisor will also:

  • Provide strategic advice on financial sector public policies
  • Conduct proactive financial sector and economic research and assess impact on CDIC mandate, framework and its member institutions
  • Foster strong relationships with internal working level counterparties and external stakeholders, in particular the safety net
  • Mentor junior policy officers to aid in their development

Qualifications and Experience

The position requires a master’s degree in economics, public administration or business administration, or finance, or a degree in law. Pertinent work experience in a financial institution, industry association, relevant government organization, or a related field, and experience in participating in drafting legislation and regulations are an asset. The combination of skills, experience and education that an individual will bring to CDIC will be considered in lieu of a master’s degree.

The candidate will need 5 or more years of experience.


  • Analytical and conceptual ability to assess and synthesize complex information
  • Flexibility to respond to changing priorities and timelines, and adjust work style and output accordingly
  • Ability to communicate complex information through oral presentations and discussion, memoranda, e-mail, and reports
  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact with other CDIC groups as well as other financial safety-net players
  • Intellectual curiosity to seek answers and consistently remain current with developments in the financial sector policy world

Technical Competencies

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • The Canadian financial sector, including the mandates and responsibilities of the financial safety-net agencies
  • Major policy and regulatory issues in the financial sector
  • General trends and challenges in the financial sector
  • Various international organizations including the Financial Stability Board, the International Association of Deposit Insurers, and the Basel Committee
  • Understanding financial institution’s financial statements and the structure of balance sheets are an asset

Conditions of Employment/Security Clearance

Secret, Level II

Language Requirements

English Essential

Important Notes

  1. 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.
  2. CDIC is a federal agency (separate employer) and does not fall under the Public Service Employment Act.
  3. 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.
  4. CDIC offers a collegial work environment with highly skilled people, competitive compensation as well as interesting, innovative work. We invite you to forward your résumé and covering letter describing how you could contribute to our organization at Please quote competition #1296.
  5. We would like to thank all candidates who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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