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Ministry of Indigenous Affairs
Strategic Policy and Planning Division / Strategic Planning and Economic Policy Branch
Job Term:
2 Temporary - 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
4A007 - Policy04
$65,174.00 - $91,119.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you interested in contributing to the development of policy that promotes strong relationships with and positive outcomes for Indigenous peoples in Ontario?

If so, please consider this opportunity to provide policy analysis and strategic advice in a dynamic, team-oriented policy division.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• undertake research and analysis in support of ministry priorities
• monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of new or changed policies and programs
• provide strategic and evidence-based advice on complex policy matters
• develop relationships and engage with Indigenous partners on policy development matters
• participate in consultations with other ministries and other levels of government
• prepare sensitive and confidential materials (e.g. briefing materials, position papers, option papers) that support the ministry's business and decision-making processes

How do I qualify?

Policy Development Skills:

• You can develop policy options and identify recommended approaches based on research and analysis.
• You have strong project management skills to manage multiple priorities and policy projects in a fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and Relevant Issues:

• You are familiar with Indigenous partners in Ontario, their governance structures, priorities, issues and perspectives.
• You have an understanding of the factors and issues impacting and influencing Indigenous policy development, including treaty relationships, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and inter-governmental relations.
• You are familiar with engagement protocols relevant to Indigenous peoples.

Research and Analysis Skills:

• You can effectively conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis using a range of data sources.
• You can evaluate proposed policies, programs, regulations and initiatives to ensure they are feasible and align with the government and Indigenous partner priorities.
• You can track and analyze performance measures to evaluate the effectiveness of policies.

Communication Skills:

• You can foster collaborative working relationships with internal staff, other ministries, other levels of government and Indigenous partners.
• You have well developed presentation skills to proficiently deliver information to a variety of audiences.
• You have strong writing skills and can prepare a variety of reports (e.g. research reports, briefing notes, options papers, etc.).
• You have tact and diplomacy to lead the resolution of sensitive policy development issues.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 160 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Friday, June 25, 2021
  • T-ON-165810/21(2)

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, July 12, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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