Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.
Did you know?
It’s important to manage all the data the Bank of Canada generates, and to make it more accessible for Canadians. Our digital-first publications, the Business Outlook and Senior Loan Officer surveys, help us achieve that objective.
About the position
There is flexibility for this position be based out of Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, or Vancouver.
Within the Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) Department, the Regional Analysis (RA) Division conducts analysis, research and communications activities from the regional offices in Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. A key activity is the gathering of information from Canadian businesses on the economic outlook and other topics of interest to the Bank. Results of the quarterly Business Outlook Survey help inform the monetary policy decision making process and are published on the Bank’s website. The division undertakes economic research including regular and ad hoc business surveys, and on Canadian, regional and sectoral topics. They communicate with businesses, academics, governments and industry associations to enhance the understanding of monetary policy, supporting the Bank’s communication strategy.
Reporting to the Director, Regional Analysis, the Survey Analyst provides technical expertise and coordinates and supports the survey work, including the management of the Business Outlook Survey. Aligned with the Bank’s Medium-Term Plan, the position takes a leading role in the use of more digital tools in both survey conduct and analysis, and the increased use of online surveys.
Your future responsibilities
- provide technical support and expertise in developing and implementing economic surveys
- coordinate and support the survey management including programming of survey software, data collection, coordinating schedules and meetings, visualizing survey results using standard and new tools
- create, manage and continuously improve the division’s key databases
- analyze, interpret and document results of survey data within very tight deadlines
- investigates trends and develops narrative, charts and supporting evidence as a key input into the internal and external Business Outlook Survey (BOS) publications
- act as the digital lead via the implementation of digital tools and support in the division’s move towards the use of new ways of collecting business intelligence such as online surveys
Your education and experience
- Bachelor degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or other related field and 2 years of related experience, including managing and analyzing survey results
- Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or other related field and 1 year of related experience, including managing and analyzing survey results
- an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
- experience with programming software (e.g. Python/R/MATLAB/Eviews) and in Tableau
- ability to communicate in both official languages
Your knowledge and skills
- knowledge in survey coordination, data management and database programs (e.g. SQL)
- advanced user of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
- ability to build and work with data sets to prepare quantitative and qualitative analyses of industry and firm-level trends
- ability to produce written analysis with charts and figures to support division with economic presentations
- understanding of the Canadian economy, macroeconomics, and business strategy
- ability to manage changing priorities and a wide variety of responsibilities
- ability to quickly learn and adapt to new tasks, software and processes
- excellent, clear and concise written communication skills and interpersonal communication and a high degree of professionalism
- strong initiative and ability to work unsupervised and independently.
English or French essential
What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.
- Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $65,000 to $75,900 (job grade 14)
- Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
- Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
- Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
- Indexed, defined-benefit pension
For more information on key benefits, please visit www.bankofcanada.ca/careers/working-here.
- Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
- Security level required: Reliability
- Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.