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Senior Economic Officer, London

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
International Trade Policy and Representation
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Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
8A008N - ProgPlanSrEconOffr08
$93,175.00 - $143,547.00 Per Year up to 36 months with possible extension
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With offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade's International Trade & Investment Offices are headed by people familiar with the needs of their particular market—and the business advantages Ontario can offer it. We are also an important resource for local economic development offices interested in attracting foreign investment or finding export markets.

Situated in the Canadian Embassy, a unique three-year opportunity exists with the Ministry to represent Ontario in London, England. Bring your strong knowledge of global economic development, investment and trade growth strategies to promote and project Ontario's image for business opportunities.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this high profile role, you will:

• Work closely with provincial and federal colleagues around the world to drive investment, trade and science & technology opportunities for Ontario
• Actively promote Ontario as a destination for foreign direct investment and as a partner for international trade.
• Assist in determining specific priorities, objectives and strategies for trade, investment and general business relations with London and the United Kingdom
• Propose to the ministry annual programming for London and the United Kingdom and implement as approved
• Raise Ontario's international profile through strategic channels, including media, social media and speaking opportunities
• Initiate and support incoming business delegations from Ontario
• Actively support the planning and implementation of Ministerial and Premier-led trade missions
• Provide advice to senior government and business leaders
• Provide high-quality intelligence on London and the United Kingdom
• Work with various ministries, levels of government, private-sector companies and organizations, and academic institutions on opportunities to advance Ontario's interests in London and the United Kingdom

Note: you will be working at the Canadian High Commission, in London, England.

How do I qualify?


• you are a Canadian Citizen
• you have the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance from the Government of Canada
• you have the ability to obtain and maintain Canadian Diplomatic Passport and Diplomatic Accreditation / Visa / Official ID in host country (cannot hold citizenship of host country)
• you are able to undergo Medical / Fitness for Duty Assessment

Industry Knowledge:

• you have extensive knowledge of Ontario's business, economic and innovation interests and objectives in London and the UK to attract investment and trade and build Ontario's innovation ecosystem
• you have sound knowledge of Ontario's and UK's governments, economies, decision-making processes and business cultures
• you have knowledge of policy development, decision-making and program delivery processes

Stakeholder Management and Consultation Skills:

• you can provide high-level consultation, advice and recommendations to senior officials to promote Ontario's business interests in the United Kingdom
• you have negotiation skills to guide and influence stakeholder decisions
• you demonstrate a high degree of political acuity to understand Ontario and the United Kingdom's socio-economic and political issues and identify potential opportunities, issues and impacts

Project and Issues Management Skills:

• you have analytical and problem-solving skills to synthesize complex and sensitive material, and handle a wide range of business issues
• you have leadership and project management skills to lead complex projects and initiatives

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• you have interpersonal and oral communication skills to give presentations, chair meetings and represent the organization
• you have written communication skills to write high-level correspondence, briefing notes and reports

Computer Proficiency:

• you can prepare spreadsheets, correspondence, conduct research and prepare reports using computer software

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.
Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 36 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Friday, January 14, 2022
  • T-EM-174165/22

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, February 4, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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