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Senior Economist – Canadian Economics

Senior Economist – Canadian Economics

Desjardins Toronto, Ontario Closing: 03/05/2022
25 York Street, Toronto


Senior Economist – Canadian Economics

Reference: R2209601
Duration: Full time
Work Location: 25 York Street, Toronto
Unposting Date: 2022-05-3

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Economics team is a division of the Economic Studies Department of Desjardins. The team undertakes pan-Canadian analysis including at the national and regional levels outside of Quebec. Spanning current analysis to longer time horizons, the Canadian Economics team’s work touches on all aspects of the Canadian economy, from housing and sector analysis to government finances and public policy. In that capacity, the team supports the various business lines of Desjardins as it continues to expand across Canada. The Senior Economist will work under the direction of the Senior Director of Canadian Economics.

Main responsibilities

  • Contribute to the writing of value-added analysis and commentary on macroeconomic topics relevant to Desjardins’s business, our current and prospective clients, and society more broadly
  • Aid in the development of flagship publications spanning Canadian regions & housing markets
  • Improve and develop econometric models and data visualization tools to strengthen the existing economic analysis and forecasting capabilities
  • Employ, improve and develop programming tools to optimize the efficiency of database management and chart production
  • Contribute to analysis of economic indicators as they are released
  • Keep abreast of major macroeconomic issues. Evaluate and share analyses, methodologies and findings from credible external sources
  • Respond to various external and internal requests for information
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Marco Strategy group
  • Be available to engage regularly with media & to present to clients
  • Must be open to occasional travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a similar field with a quantitative focus
  • A minimum of six years of relevant experience, including five years of relevant experience in macroeconomics, government finance & public policy analysis
  • Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered\
  • CFA Charter (an asset)
  • For vacant positions available in Ontario please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Strong knowledge in analytical, modeling and programming
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

  • Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

  • Business insight, Decision quality, Interpersonal Savvy, Situational adaptability, Strategic mindset

Other working conditions
Work place: The work arrangement for the position is hybrid work #LI-Hybrid

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