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Economic Specialist

Economic Specialist

Ministry of Finance Toronto Closing: 04/07/2022
7 Queen’s Park Cr, Toronto

We have an exciting opportunity for an Economic Specialist to join our team at the Ministry of Finance, in our Broader Public Sector (BPS) Pensions Branch, and provide leadership, innovative policy analysis and advice regarding pension policy development.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • Provide strategic advice and policy recommendations/options to senior management, the Deputy Minister, and the Minister
  • Lead research and analysis projects and initiatives, including planning/designing/carrying out economic/pension policy research
  • Identify issues and lead project teams
  • Ensure the accuracy of policy analysis/fiscal estimates in the Ontario Budget

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

  • You have experience conducting research and providing advice, interpretation and technical expertise to senior management on research findings
  • You are able to analyze and evaluate potential legislative and fiscal impacts of existing and proposed policies, programs and initiatives
  • You are able to conceptualize, lead and conduct policy-relevant research studies/projects and conduct environmental scans
  • You can interpret and synthesize socio-economic and demographic data and contribute analytical expertise to develop Budget papers/initiatives and Cabinet submissions

Project Management, Communication and Computer Skills:

  • You can lead/participate in assigned projects in order to provide guidance to and review/edit work of team members
  • You have effective oral and written communication skills to respond to issues, provide recommendations, prepare reports, and contribute to the development of Cabinet submissions, etc.
  • You have demonstrated presentation/persuasion skills
  • You are an effective facilitator who uses diplomacy to represent the government and to communicate sensitive, political policy issues to others
  • You are proficient with various computer applications

Technical Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of Ontario pension policy, programs and issue areas, including governing legislation, regulations, and administrative and operational functioning
  • You have knowledge of public policy and program development principles, and methodologies
  • You have experience with program analysis, evaluation and costing techniques
  • You are able to gather, evaluate, interpret, analyze and extract relevant data
  • You have demonstrated knowledge of research and economic/statistical analysis principles and techniques

Consultation and Relationship Management Skills:

  • You are able to establish key stakeholder linkages to work cooperatively on policy development initiatives with other ministries/external stakeholders
  • You are able to interact with representatives from various Ontario sectors to provide analysis and interpretation of public sector pension policies and programs, and discuss the impact of government policies

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 18 months, 7 Queen’s Park Cr, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • 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.

Application Instructions

Please apply online, only, by Monday, July 4, 2022, by visiting, and entering Job ID 182726 in the Job ID search field. 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.