Senior Economist

  • Government of Ontario
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • May 05, 2022
Contractor Government

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists with the Federal-Provincial Relations Unit in the Fiscal Policy Branch of the Office of the Budget! Consider this position with the Ministry of Finance, where you will provide policy analysis and advice on federal-provincial fiscal arrangements, work with key partners to inform Ontario's intergovernmental strategy, and support Ontario's financial relationships with the federal government and other provinces.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • develop strategic policy options on fiscal federalism
  • analyze financial and economic data and prepare inter-provincial fiscal comparisons and analyses
  • monitor and analyze fiscal and policy developments of the federal government and other provinces, and advise on the implications of federal policies
  • participate in budget processes and prepare written materials
  • attend inter-ministerial and intergovernmental meetings

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Research, Analytical and Quantitative Skills:

  • You can provide high-calibre research, critical thinking, and complex input into the federal-provincial policy development process
  • You can analyze and interpret complex sets of data
  • You can design and operate economic, financial and statistical models
  • You can develop work plans and provide advice on analytical approaches and quantitative techniques

Technical Skills:

  • You have demonstrated knowledge of economics, public finance, public or business administration, political science, or a related discipline
  • You are able to independently determine the best method of research and analysis to outline viable policy alternatives related to federal-provincial fiscal relations
  • You have knowledge of the policy development process and fiscal interactions between the federal government and the provinces

Communication, Organizational, Negotiation and Interpersonal Skills:

  • You can lead project teams, and guide and co-ordinate the work of others
  • You can plan and carry out complex assignments within tight deadlines
  • You can maintain effective contacts in the federal government, other provinces and the private sector as well as in other divisions and ministries
  • You can prepare and present various materials to senior management

Computer Skills:

  • You are proficient with computer programs and applications to store, share, model and present information

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $74,877 - $110,338 Per Year

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 7 Queen’s Park Cr, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 180142, by Thursday, May 19, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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