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Economic Policy Specialist, Future of Canada Centre / Deloitte Economic Advisory

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Date Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Reference Code: 45910-en_US

Job Type:  Temporary Contract 
Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto 

Job Type: Contract (1 year)


Deloitte is looking for an Economic Policy Specialist to join the Future of Canada Centre (FCC) and our Economic Advisory group to develop high impact thought leadership on economic issues.

The FCC is Deloitte’s thought leadership and public policy hub. The Centre conduct original research and publish reports, articles, and papers under the firm’s flagship initiative, Canada at 175, on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to our firm, our clients, and our country. More details here:

Deloitte Economic Advisory works closely with our industry leaders across Canada and the globe in order to apply economic thinking and commercial acumen to everyday business problems. They dissect complex policy and business challenges to provide insightful analysis and offer pointed recommendations, based on a foundation of economic forecasting. More details here:

As an Economic Policy Specialist, you will be part of a cross-functional team working with the FCC and Deloitte Economic Advisory to develop and deliver insights for the firm, based on research focused on growth and competitiveness issues. This could include:

  • Supporting the Program Manager in developing a research and policy agenda for the FCC, focused on Canada’s productivity and competitiveness
  • Supporting the Public Policy Lead in identifying firm public policy priorities, shaping policy positions, and developing and implementing strategies to ensure Deloitte is a leading voice on economic policy issues that matter to our business and our clients
  • Tracking and analyze public policy trends and their relevant business implications in order to identify issues / opportunities for the firm, and produce policy briefs and positions for senior leadership
  • Helping senior leadership and the research team in developing a bold point of view on economic issues from a policy perspective
  • Supporting and delivering on ad-hoc research and analysis requests as required


External Posting Qualifications 

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in economics or another relevant field, as well as 4-5 years of relevant work experience in policy development, analysis, or economics
  • An exemplary record of academic and extracurricular achievement
  • Proven superior research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, including quantitative skills
  • Highly organized and detail-focused, able to synthesize information in a clear and concise way
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team
  • Comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing deadlines and rapidly evolving needs and conditions
  • Growth mindset
  • Strong technical proficiency in MS Office applications; specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word, as well as statistics modelling tools
  • Experience in an economic government ministry/department or international governmental organization an asset
  • French language skills an asset

Why Deloitte?

Launch your career with The One Firm where you can make a greater impact than you ever thought possible. With endless opportunities at every turn, and a culture built to support and drive our people to be the very best they can be, Deloitte is The One Firm for you to learn, grow, create, and lead.

At Deloitte, we understand that everyone, and their career goals, are different. As a firm, we help create the conditions and opportunities that will enable our people to thrive – both professionally and personally. We do this by making three commitments to our people:

  • You will lead at every level: We grow the world’s best leaders so you can achieve the impact you seek, faster.
  • You can work your way: We give you the means to work how you want, and we have innovative spaces and the mindset to help you be wildly successful.
  • You will feel included and inspired: We create a deep sense of belonging where you can bring your whole self to work.

Apply now and let us show you how to push your career to the next level at Deloitte. The One Firm. For You.

Deloitte is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.  Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted



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