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Student/New grad research and analysis department economics


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted January 29, 2020.

Prepare yourself for the next challenge EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.

EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.

Working at EDC means your decisions can affect the bottom line of Canada’s exporters; your expertise can guide their strategies and your ideas can shape their plans.

Each day brings new challenges, requiring the best of your skills, ideas and innovative thinking.

You’ll build relationships with some of the brightest and most talented minds in Canada and around the world as you work together to support the success of our clients.

Our student development opportunities include work terms and co-op programs – all designed to give your career a head start.

Overview of the position The Research and Analysis Department (RAD) is looking for a research assistant to join its strong EDC Economics’ team of economists, political risk and financial analysts.

RAD’s primary role is to provide reliable, relevant and timely analysis on forward-looking issues for current and prospective Canadian traders and investors as well as EDC executives.

We do this by: Preparing internal and external analysis, reports, presentations, briefs, blogs and data visualizations on a variety of international trade and investment issues Producing rapid-response and longer-term analysis that informs senior management’s decision-making and corporate strategy Collaborating in our research with universities, government departments and think tanks Our work is currently focused on the following themes: Know and grow EDC’s total addressable market Assess and build trade knowledge, confidence and capacity Understand the export journey and identify “Nextporters”, including in traditionally under-represented groups Examine the growing roles played by: Foreign Direct Investment; foreign affiliates; services; State-Owned Enterprises; digital, green and intra-firm trade Trade and investment agreements (NAFTA; CETA; CPTPP)Document the performance benefits and key factors and capabilities that distinguish Canada’s most successful internationally-engaged companies ResponsibilitiesThis position will work together with other economic analysts and reports to the Deputy Chief Economist and Director of RAD.

Key responsibilities include: Assist the work of RAD’s analysts as well as individually contribute research and analysis Ad hoc analysis and rapid-response in support of the Chief and Deputy Chief Economists Collect and synthesize data and background information to support various on-going projects Develop databases, dashboards and automate presentation preparation Presentation support and data visualization Ideal Candidate Currently enrolled or recently completed a degree in Economics, International Affairs, Politics, Business Administration or Finance Knowledge of international economics, trade and trade policy, statistical analysis and the Canadian economy Strong communication skills and ability to distill complex information into practical conclusions or recommendations Ability to write in a clear, assessible manner Ability to work independently on a variety of subjects and quickly absorb new material Highly developed analytical, research skills and logic Strong ability to work with Excel, PowerPoint, statistical packages, economic databases and research resources Ability to manage time and work on multiple concurrent projects Ability to communicate effectively in both official languages, as well as other key international trading market languages will be an asset What can you expect from an EDC work term?

Working in a high-performing, fast-paced and flexible environment facilitated by technologiesLearning and growing constantly through coaching and mentoring Building cross-functional networks of colleagues Identifying and following through on opportunities for improvement and innovation Access to an in-house fitness center at our Ottawa headquarters.

How to apply Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: February 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

EST on EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.

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