Our Department: What we do
At Finance Canada, we are the primary source of economic and financial advice for the Minister of Finance and the Government of Canada. We interact with virtually every federal department and agency and play a pivotal role in the analysis and design of public policy across the widest range of economic, financial, social and environmental issues.
We provide leadership in helping the Government of Canada develop the economic and social policies that will improve the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, their families and their communities. Our six policy branches provide unparalleled opportunities to work on issues like economic and fiscal forecasting, the federal budget, G20 and G7 meetings, federal transfers to the provinces and territories, tax policy, social programs and financial sector regulation. We work on challenging policy issues, and you will have access to decision makers and be able to influence important public policy decisions.
We are a dynamic organization of about 700 people, including approximately 350 economists and policy analysts. As a recruit, you'll work closely within your team but you'll also interact with colleagues across the Department and beyond, whether by working on far-reaching policy issues or by attending one of the numerous workshops, retreats and informal gatherings that take place throughout the year.