Employment Posting:
Policy Analysts and Economists - Inventory - Indigenous Recruitment

Employment Type:
Graduated Student
Closing Date:

Employer: Government of Canada

Department: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Location: Due to Covid-19, the teams work virtually from home

Wages: $62,168 - $71,275

Who can apply:

  • Members of the following Employment Equity Group: Aboriginal* Persons
  • Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad

*This inventory is targeted to Aboriginal persons who will self-declare as an Aboriginal person. An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as on-status and non-registered Indians.
The Aboriginal affiliation will be verified at the time of the appointment.*


The government tabled Budget 2021, which focuses on key themes to help support Canadians in the years ahead, including finishing the fight against COVID-19, creating jobs and growth, and ensuring a resilient and inclusive recovery. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) will continue to play an important role in advancing initiatives in each of the budgetary themes. Our work is diversified and touches on various topics, such as innovation, science, industry, tourism and small business. You’ll get to work on a wide variety of initiatives that directly impact the Canadian economy as well as our daily lives as Canadians and as ISED employees.

You could be working on:
→ Developing policies on guiding government investment programs and economic development activities;
→ Participating in consultations and exploring various models to support government priorities;
→ Developing strategic advice with regard to federal efforts.

The area you could be interested in:
Copyright, international relations or trade negotiations, domestic trade, Canada’s bankruptcy and insolvency system, business finance, foreign investment, competition policy, science policy, innovation and technology-related policy, telecommunications policy, small business policy, tourism policy, micro-economic or industrial policy, spectrum, digital and ICT policies and many more.

What about your career?
ISED also has developmental program which progresses initially from EC-02 to EC-04 and completes at the EC-05.

Work environment

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2021, National Capital Region’s Top Employer 2021, and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2021. These awards recognize Canadian employers with exceptional human resources programs, forward-thinking workplace policies, and exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

Intent of the process

This process aims to create and maintain an inventory of Aboriginal persons for casual, indeterminate or term appointments within Innovation Science and Economic Development. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to fill similar positions with various locations and tenures.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment. Based on the hiring needs, additional essential qualifications, asset qualifications, organizational needs, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

→ Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Economics, Sociology or Statistics (acceptable specialization is at least one full year course or two half-year courses in Economics, Sociology or Statistics).

Part A
Notes: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE where you:
→ Conducted research and analysis;
→ Performed in a team environment.

→ Achieving Results
→ Adaptability
→ Analytical Thinking
→ Initiative
→ Relationship Management and Collaboration
→ Effective Interactive Communication
→ Written Communication
→ Research

→ Knowledge of subject matter such as legislation, policies and/or practices relevant to the position being staffed.

→ Graduation with a Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in economics, sociology, statistics, business/commerce, political science, public policy, mathematics or a related field.

→ Depending on the position to staff, the following operational requirements could be applicable: Willingness and ability to work overtime or/and Willingness and ability to travel.

How to Apply:

Apply online through their website: https://psjobs-emploisfp.psc-cfp.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1631622