Company: Ontario Securities Commission
City: Toronto
Posted Date: 2018/11/05
Closing Date: 2018/11/19



Strategy and Operations Branch


File #18-71


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The Commission’s mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

The Strategy and Operations (S&O) Branch supports the OSC in ensuring that its initiatives with its strategic goals and provides research and analysis in support of those goals and the OSC’s mandate.

Join the OSC in this immediate opening with the Strategy and Operations Branch and take the opportunity to build on your economics expertise. Reporting to the Chief Economist, the Economist will contribute to the analysis of policy issues and promote the use of economic analysis, data and research across the OSC’s activities.

The Research and Analysis Group supports the Commission in achieving its mandate and goals by: working with staff to identify the economic implications of policy proposals; providing fact-based analysis throughout the organization; and generally contributing to business/market intelligence by identifying and assessing developments in the markets we regulate.


Specifically, as an Economist, you will be expected to:

  • Lead research initiatives focused on data collection and analysis, primarily for use within the group.
  • Contribute to larger OSC wide initiatives in collaboration and partnership with senior staff.
  • Contribute to regulatory impact analysis by identifying potential intended and unintended impacts and gathering relevant data where available.
  • Conduct background research, gather and evaluate previous applicable studies.
  • Provide results within agreed timelines and keep client groups informed of progress and any risks associated to being able to meet agreed upon timelines and deliverables.
  • Participate in the design of research and analysis studies, including proposing sources of data and appropriate analytical techniques.
  • Communicate completed analysis through written reports and/or presentations with limited review from senior staff.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the audience for the group’s work and reflect that in the communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in presentations to OSC staff and, as required, senior management and commissioners.


To be successful in this you will need to have:

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, finance or equivalent. A Master’s level degree would be an asset;
  • A minimum of 3 to 4 years of relevant experience in the financial services sector or applying economic analysis in a work environment;
  • Resourcefulness and ability to demonstrate superior analytical thinking;
  • Ability to communicate technical subject matter effectively to a diverse audience, both verbally and in written reports;
  • A broad understanding of financial markets, an understanding of securities as well as a general understanding of the Canadian securities regulatory framework;
  • Knowledge of the Securities Act, securities regulations and litigation, and policy and procedure statements;
  • Proficiency in the use of analytical tools, including Bloomberg, Excel, and statistical analysis applications, combined with proven abilities in data management and analysis;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Completion of the Canadian Securities Course would be an asset.


Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC.

Apply online at, by Monday, November 19, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

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