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University Recruitment

What We Offer

Finance Canada is looking to recruit talented, creative and motivated people to join its team of economists, policy analysts, researchers and tax legislation officers in Ottawa. Finance Canada offers:

Challenging Work that Counts

At Finance Canada 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, G-20 and G-7 meetings, federal transfers to the provinces and territories, tax policy, 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.

A Collegial, Team-Oriented Work Environment

We are a dynamic organization that includes about 350 economists and policy analysts. Recruits work closely with colleagues within their teams, but also interact with others across the Department by working on crosscutting policy issues or by attending one of the numerous workshops, retreats and informal gatherings that take place throughout the year.

Career Advancement

Finance Canada offers performance-based job progression which allows new recruits to progress in their career without going through a formal competition. Once at Finance Canada, recruits are members of the Public Service of Canada with access to a broad range of government-wide possibilities.

Competitive Compensation

Recruits receive a competitive starting salary, extensive health and dental coverage, as well as generous parental leave and pension benefits. Recruits also start with three weeks of paid vacation per year.

Continuous Learning Opportunities

Finance Canada offers a bilingual workplace with the opportunity for language training. We encourage recruits to take advantage of learning opportunities such as conferences, workshops and courses inside and outside Finance Canada. We also offer mentoring and coaching to assist career development.

Diversity and Respect

We believe that diverse backgrounds, perspectives and approaches are essential to the development of the best public policies. As such, we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Living in the National Capital Region

The National Capital Region is a bilingual and culturally rich metropolitan area quite different from most urban centres. The National Capital Region stretches out on both sides of the Ottawa River to include parts of two provinces - Ontario (to the south) and Quebec (to the north) and the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau.

With a population of about 1 million, the National Capital Region strikes a balance between the feel of a big city and small town. It offers a full range of urban amenities along with plenty of green space. With nearly half a million people speaking both English and French, the National Capital Region is also one of Canada's most bilingual communities.

New recruits often live within walking distance or a short bus ride from work. The Rideau Canal, Parliament, the Byward Market, Rideau Centre mall, parks, national museums, English and French theatre, galleries and great restaurants are all within a 10-minute walk from work. The region also offers graceful architecture, six post-secondary institutions (three universities and three colleges), good shopping and easy access to biking, hiking and skiing.

The National Capital Region plays host to a number of annual festivals such as the International Film Festival, the Ottawa Blues Festival, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Tulip Festival, Les Fêtes Gourmandes, Le Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau, Les Grands Feux du Casino, Le Festival franco-ontarien and Winterlude, to name a few.

Gatineau Park, with its extensive network of hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country ski trails, can be seen from the Department of Finance and is only a short bike ride away. Many employees bike to work from early spring to late fall and some even skate to the office on the Rideau Canal in the winter.

The National Capital Region is also home to other federal government departments, embassies, consulates, national research institutes and national associations, providing all the right ingredients for an intellectually stimulating environment.

For more information on the National Capital Region, see:

Who we are

A young and diverse team – from all regions of Canada.

What we do

Provide economic and financial advice to the Minister of Finance and the Government of Canada.

What we offer

The opportunity to apply the tax, economic and policy analysis skills developed in school.

Application Overview

Before you apply be sure to familiarize yourself with our three application streams to determine which area you are best suited to. All the positions are located in Ottawa.