Policy Advisor

Ministry of Finance, Toronto, ON

Closing Date Sept. 26, 2022 Location Toronto, ON Work Type 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months
Salary Range $69,425.00 - $100,036.00 Per Year Experience Level  - Job ID 186534
Job Description


Do you thrive in a collaborative, inclusive and dynamic environment? Do you like the intellectual challenge of tackling and solving problems, where your work will directly contribute to developing Ontario's policies that support a strong financial services sector? Do you find motivation from protecting consumers?

If so, don't miss this exciting Policy Advisor opportunity, with the Ontario Ministry of Finance, to help shape the financial services and insurance sectors by conducting research and analysis on emerging policy issues.

This is a unique role where you will get to be closely involved in the policy-making process, working with legal counsel, other ministries, stakeholders, and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario.

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.

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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code  >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In the Policy Advisor position, you will:

  • Provide analysis, advice and options for new/existing government policies and programs relating to the credit union and caisse-populaire, mortgage broker and insurance sectors
  • Maintain awareness of new trends and development in the financial services sector, in particular, those relating to Ontario's credit unions and caisse-populaires, mortgage brokers and insurance
  • Assist in developing networks within various ministries and other government (e.g., federal/provincial/municipal)
  • Participate in research project teams

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Policy and Technical Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of government policy development and implementation processes to lead research and policy development projects
  • You demonstrate knowledge of Ontario's regulated financial services sectors to obtain and assess input, and address needs in policy analysis/development and options/recommendations
  • You are familiar with the government budget cycle, policy and program development, and government decision-making processes
  • You have knowledge of policy development, the financial services sector and the regulation of financial institutions, in particular, those that operate in the credit union and caisse-populaire, mortgage broker and insurance sectors

Research and Analytical Skills:

  • You have experience applying research and quantitative analytical techniques
  • You can interpret data, and conduct research to provide advice and options to senior management
  • You demonstrate research and analytical skills to provide policy analysis, options and advice to senior management

Communication and Consultation Skills:

  • You are able to prepare reports and analysis for senior management, write clear and concise reports, briefing notes, briefing decks, correspondence, and cabinet submissions, and communicate tactfully and effectively
  • You can present and explain materials and recommendations clearly and accurately to senior management, industry professionals, and members of the public
  • You are able to establish stakeholder linkages, build a strong network of contacts, and work cooperatively on policy development projects
  • You can work independently and as part of a team

Project Management Skills:

  • You are able to set and maintain priorities
  • You have experience leading projects and managing project teams

Computer Skills:

  • You are proficient with computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and databases


    Salary Range: $69,425.00 - $100,036.00 Per Year

    Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 95 Grosvenor St, 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.

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 186534, by Monday, September 26, 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 www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx 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.