JOE - December 2013

Employment and Social Development Canada
Workplace Information and Research Division
Labour Program
Research Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
JEL Classifications:
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
J5 -- Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
J7 -- Labor Discrimination
J8 -- Labor Standards: National and International
Keywords: Labour, labor, government, Canada
Deadline Date: 12/26/2013
Salary Range: $CDN 77,118 to $88,764

JOE ID Number: 201312_400056

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Labour Program within Employment and Social Development Canada is seeking applicants to fill positions in its research division with dynamic economic researchers, at starting salaries ranging from $77,118 up to $88,764 plus excellent benefits.

The Labour Program is responsible for the Federal Labour Jurisdiction through the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Equity Act, amongst other legislation. Its international mandate includes leading Canada's efforts to deal with the labour dimensions of globalization.

Essential Qualifications:
-A PhD in economics from a recognized university; current PhD students need to complete all requirements for graduation by end of 2014.
-Experience conducting empirical research and analysis on labour economics or industrial relations issues;
-Experience in econometric methods; and experience in preparing research reports and notes;
-Knowledge of Canada's current economic and social challenges; and knowledge of statistical methods used in analyzing administrative or survey data.
-Ability to identify research and analytical requirements in relation to policy issues; ability to effectively communicate in writing to policy-makers in either English or French; and ability to effectively communicate orally in either English or French.
-Effective interpersonal relationship; judgment and reliability.
N.B.: Applicants must meet all essential qualifications; positions are English or French essential.

Asset Qualifications:
-Knowledge of the empirical literature on labour economics and industrial relations
-Experience building and using Computable General Equilibrium models for the Canadian economy
-Knowledge of the econometrics of qualitative variables
-Publications in professional reviews

Organizational Needs:
-The Labour Program wishes to increase the representation of individuals from the four designated employment equity groups (aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women).

Operational Requirements:
-Willingness and ability to work overtime and on weekends from time to time.

Other Conditions of Employment:
-Must be eligible for reliability status clearance.
-Must meet and maintain the above condition(s) throughout employment.
Application Instructions:

If you are interested to apply, please send by email: i) your CV, ii) a covering letter, iii) a copy of your graduate grades along with, iv) a copy of your market paper to

If you have further questions, please contact Jiong Tu by telephone (819-953-9104) or by email at the above address.

Interviews will take place at the American Economic Association Annual Meetings in Philadelphia (3-5 January 2014). The application deadline is December 26th, 2013.

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 819-994-0165

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For more information, phone: 819-953-9104

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