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Senior Business Advisor

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Business Partnerships and Programs Division
Language of Position(s):
Both English and bilingual
Job Term:
2 Temporary - up to 12 months with the possibility of extension and up to 6 months with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
12124 - Industrial Development Officer 3
$1,511.78 - $1,929.62 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Your business expertise and collaboration skills are in demand for this challenging role with the Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade. As a valued member of the team, you will use your knowledge and strategic assessment skills to provide business development and consulting services to facilitate economic renewal and development in Ontario.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently hiring:

- 1 bilingual French and English for up to 12 months
- 1 unilingual for up to 6 months

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 the OPS 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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

With a focus on businesses in manufacturing and information technology, your role will include:

• Helping firms overcome barriers to growth by reviewing business development strategies and providing advice, resources and information
• Collaborating with clients to develop plans to increase competitiveness, expand into new markets, attract and retain investments
• Liaising with economic development stakeholders and multi- jurisdictional partners to improve the business environment
• Providing local intelligence on business and economic issues
• Providing input and advice to communities related to local business concerns and issues.

How do I qualify?


• You must have a Class G drivers' licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario, to travel on a regular basis to locations not serviced by public transit
• You must possess oral and written French language skills at the advanced level for the bilingual position only. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of economic development, trade, investment and marketing theories and business management operations to perform strategic analysis of clients' business plans
• You have knowledge of provincial, federal and municipal economic development programs, resources and private sector networks to assist clients in accessing resources
• You have knowledge of commercial intelligence gathering and business and economic analysis techniques to support program and policy-related decisions

Research and Analytical Skills

• You have analytical, research and evaluative skills to analyze and provide advice on clients' business objectives and requirements
• You can analyze strategic business proposals against a variety of macro and local-level business and economic considerations
• You can gather and assess information from a variety of sources and analyze data to identify potential business opportunities and issues

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have oral communication skills to represent the Ministry at events and deliver seminars
• You have written communication skills to prepare detailed analysis of business profiles, briefing notes, presentations and publications
• You have interpersonal and negotiation skills to facilitate partnerships and persuade stakeholders to invest in Ontario

Computer Proficiency

• You are proficient in using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Internet, spreadsheet, presentation and word processing software to conduct research and prepare reports

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 2380 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, East Region
  • 1 Bilingual English/French Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2380 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Monday, November 28, 2022
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • C-EM-190461/22(2)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, December 19, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

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