​​​​​​The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (OPBO) is an independent and non-partisan entity providing stimulating and rewarding work. Our organization recognizes that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, four weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!

Under new section 79.01 of the Parliament of Canada Act, the PBO's mandate is “to support Parliament by providing analysis, including analysis of macro-economic and fiscal policy, for the purposes of raising the quality of parliamentary debate and promoting greater budget transparency and accountability."

The Director provides expert analysis and advice related to the financial costing of proposals and related to existing and emerging fiscal and economic issues to OPBO senior management and parliamentarians.


UPDATE: Revised Closing date - Apply no later than Monday, June 25, 2018 – 11:59pm Eastern Time.


Director of Budgetary Analysis/Director of Fiscal Analysis/Director of Economic Analysis

Indeterminate –Three (3) positions available

                                         LEX-1 ($106 900 - $125 700)

Official Language Profile

Bilingual Imperative

  • Reading comprehension: Superior level (C)
  • Written expression: Intermediate level (B)
  • Oral interaction: Superior level (C)

Our ideal candidate must demonstrate the following essential criteria:


  • Graduation with a Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, finance or in another field related to the position.


  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field plus ten (10) years of work experience directly related to the duties of the position.

Note: The hiring managers will determine if/how the specialization is acceptable or if/how the field of studies and the work experience are related and relevant to the position being staffed.


  • At least five (5) years of experience in conducting analysis and in providing advice to *Senior management on economic issues, fiscal issues or the costing of proposals.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in supervising analytical staff.
  • **Recent experience in working with statistical software packages such as EViews, STATA or SAS.

*Senior management has been defined as Assistant Deputy Minister or equivalent (i.e. Assistant deputy head of an organization or Vice President), and higher.

** Recent has been defined as experience acquired within the last three (3) years.

Knowledge, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the federal budgetary process, the Business of Supply and the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts.
  • Knowledge of financial, economic and quantitative analysis methodologies.
  • Ability to develop, conduct and lead analysis on economic issues, fiscal issues or the costing of proposals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Create vision and strategy
  • Mobilize people
  • Uphold integrity and respect
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
  • Promote innovation and guide change
  • Achieve results

Operational requirements

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime when required.


  • In possession of a Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA recognized designation.
  • In possession of other recognized professional designation(s) relevant to the position being staffed.
  • Relevant experience in working in a Central Agency or an Independent Fiscal Institution.

Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain:

  • A successful pre-employment enhanced reliability security screening

Additional Information – read carefully:

  • This selection process is open to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada. Candidates must indicate on their cover letter their status (i.e. Canadian citizens or permanent residents).
  • The positions to staff are indeterminate.  A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions with various tenures, linguistic and/or security profiles.
  • You must include a cover letter with your CV. You must clearly demonstrate in your application (i.e. in your cover letter and your cv) how you meet the education and experience criteria listed for the essential and asset qualifications (if applicable). It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete, clear and detailed examples in 1 or 2 paragraphs for each education and experience criterion. You must clearly identify the position occupied and the period(s) in which you performed the functions (FROM month-year TO month-year). Please also ensure to clearly identify your role in the noted example. 

    Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information. Failure to provide information as described above may result in the rejection of your application.

  • Candidates are requested to indicate on their cover-letter the position(s) they are applying for (Director of Budgetary Analysis/Director of Fiscal Analysis/Director of Economic Analysis).

  • If you are an employee or a person employed by the federal public service of Canada, please clearly identify your PRI number, your substantive group and level as well as your employment status in your application.

  • Asset qualifications may be used for screening or selection purposes.

  • Education will be assessed as part of the initial screening process. Proof of education is an essential condition of appointment and will be requested at a later stage in the selection process (in the form of a diploma and/or official transcript - original documents only).

  • Original proof of Canadian education equivalency will be requested. If you have a diploma from outside Canada, recognition of these credentials shall be conducted in accordance with the General Guiding Principles for Good Practice in the Assessment of Foreign Credentials of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (for more information, visit http://www.cicic.ca).

  • The intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

  • A top down selection may be used at any point during the process in order to determine the number of candidates to be further considered.

  • If you are successfully screened in, this selection process may include a Candidate Achievement Record (CAR), a take-home exam, an interview and/or reference checks.

  • Any travel expenses incurred by candidates to attend assessments under this selection process will be the candidate's responsibility.

  • We are committed to employment equity.

Apply no later than Monday, June 18, 2018 – 11:59pm Eastern Time.

UPDATE: Revised Closing date - Apply no later than Monday, June 25, 2018 – 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Please quote Staffing Process 18-PB-05 and send us your C.V. along with your cover letter:                                                      

By email:  pbohr@parl.gc.ca

By fax:      613-947-8480

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-992-8026 or pbohr@parl.gc.ca  

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.






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