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Date Posted: Feb 2, 2019

Reference Code: 41384-en_US

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

External Posting Description

The Future of Canada Centre is Deloitte’s thought leadership and public policy hub, with three lines of business that support the firm’s priorities:

  • The Centre performs original research and publishes reports, articles, and papers that provide insights for businesses, governments, and academia on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to our firm, our clients, and our country. 
  • In addition to producing thought leadership, the Centre is an eminence development hub through which all thought leadership produced by Deloitte in Canada is evaluated to ensure the quality and strategic alignment of the firm’s publications. 
  • The Centre also coordinates public policy activities across the firm as well as the development of policy positions on priority issues for our firm, our clients and our country. 


Reporting to the Research Lead, as a Senior Researcher in this role you will: 

  • Contribute to developing a narrative that supports preliminary drafts of all research reports; support the creation of all internal and external collateral related to research findings
  • Participate in day-to-day research activities as part of a research team that includes practitioners from our consulting practice
  • Conduct research, using a variety of methodologies and data sources, and contribute insights to a number of high profile thought leadership pieces
  • Present research findings to key internal stakeholders and firm leaders, and support the presentation of research findings by Deloitte partners externally
  • Advise junior researchers on quantitative and qualitative research approaches and data sources

External Posting Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree with outstanding academic credentials (preferably in economics, business or public policy)
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in applied research / analytics in public policy, business or economics
  • Previous experience working in consulting, think tank or corporate strategy an asset
  • Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, and executive presence
  • Ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and demonstrated ability to work with others effectively in teams
  • Strong quantitative research skills are considered 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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