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Analyst, Economics & Finance

Reference number: ERG23J-022793-000122
Selection process number: 23-ERG-EA-0069
Canada Energy Regulator
Calgary (Alberta)
EC-05, NB-09 - See “Other Information” #2
One position for 18 months; Two positions for 3 years
$88,853 to $108,098 (Subject to revision)

For further information on the organization, please visit Canada Energy Regulator

Closing date: 22 May 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

The Canada Energy Regulator works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information, all while enforcing some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with regional offices in Montréal, Vancouver and Yellowknife, the CER has approximately 600 employees.

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, socio-economic background or lived experience.

Achieving a representative and diverse workforce has been identified as an organizational need for CER and may be applied at any time during this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered. As such, first consideration for an appointment may be given to candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the four designated employment equity groups (Persons with a disability, Indigenous Peoples*, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women).

* Indigenous Peoples are people who are First Nation, Inuit or Métis.

To self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. To learn more about self-declaring, we encourage you to consult the following two links to learn more about employment equity and self declaration:



The CER is recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.


Are you looking for a place where you can be impactful, and help shape issues that are of national importance? If so, we’ve got the job for you!

Here at the Canada Energy Regulator, we regulate pipelines, energy development, and trade in the Canadian public interest. We promote pipeline safety and environmental protection, and protect pipeline customers from unjust discrimination in tolls, service, and facilities.

As a Regulatory Financial Analyst/Economist, you’ll have ample opportunity to showcase your knowledge of economic, financial, and/or accounting principles and applying it in your day-to-day work. You’ll conduct analysis on applications for large pipeline infrastructure projects, pipeline tolls, and other diverse economic and financial issues affecting the Canadian energy systems. These will all be opportunities to leverage your knowledge and understanding of economic principles, economic and financial regulation theory and industry developments. You will formulate recommendations based on technical analysis to effectively advise decision makers, including the Commission. You will also help administer several world-class financial initiatives that ensure the environment and the Canadian public is protected throughout each phase of a pipeline’s lifecycle - defining, analyzing and solving problems to gets results that effectively support decisions.

Each of your projects will offer unique and interesting challenges, and the opportunity to develop new skills. You will effectively work in teams, and manage projects, establishing effective working relationships and seeking out and accepting challenges. You’ll provide advice both verbally and in writing directly to the Commission, and play a key role in advising the Commission’s decision-making process. Moreover, you may lead teams on projects, participate in financial audits, and conduct special studies related to energy matters of national importance.

The Regulatory Financial Analyst/Economist will report to a Director, Tolls and Tariffs Team within the Energy Adjudications Business Unit. If you’re ambitious, passionate, and wanting to make a difference, you’ll fit in perfectly with our team!

Intent of the process

Qualified candidates may be used to staff other similar positions at an equivalent or lower level on a term, indeterminate or acting basis.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education: Graduation from a recognized university with a degree specializing in a related field such as business administration, commerce or economics, or other degree related to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

E1: Recent work-related experience in providing analysis and advice orally and in a variety of written formats.
E2: Recent and progressive work-related experience that involves working in teams and that is related to economics and/or financial analysis in an industry subject to economic regulation.

Note: For the purposes of this process, progressive is defined as having worked on several tasks/goals of increasing complexity and taken them to completion. Recent is defined as having recent enough experience that the candidate is familiar with the latest practices and developments and is competent to take on the role with very little direction.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential
The current vacancy is for a(n) English Essential position; however, we are looking to create a list of qualified candidates which may be used to staff bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB) positions in the future.

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Organization-wide and Business Competencies: (Apply Level)
OC1: Leadership and Teamwork
OC2: Accountability and Results Orientation
OC3: Process and Project Management
OC4: Written Communication
OC5: Verbal Communication

Technical Competencies: (Apply Level)
TC1: Financial or Economic Principles
TC2: Regulatory Research and Analysis

Competency Level Definitions:
Apply is defined as demonstrating sound understanding of the competency and ability to apply and contribute.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AQ1: Graduated from a recognized university at the Master’s level specializing in a related field such as business administration, finance or economics
AQ2: Obtained or eligible for a professional accounting or financial designation such as CFA or CPA.
AQ3: Experience conducting audits and reporting on findings
AQ4: Experience in project management
AQ5: Experience in economics, finance or accounting in the energy industry
AQ6: Experience in work related to the regulation of tolls and tariffs
AQ7: Experience in a regulated electricity market

Organizational Needs: The CER is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify from the following Employment Equity Groups: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and/or Women. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one or more of the designated groups by completing the EE section in your application.

Conditions of employment

1) Willingness to undergo, successfully pass and maintain a reliability status security clearance.
2) Compliance with the CER’s Code of Conduct is required.
Note: It is strongly recommended that potential applicants read and consider the CER’s Code of Conduct prior to applying. This document is available on the CER Website http://www.cer-rec.gc.ca/code-of-conduct.
3) Must be willing and able to travel and to work overtime when required.
4) Must be willing to move within and between business units and teams, based on operational requirements and/or as individual development needs are identified.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

1. The CER has a classification system that differs from the greater public service. This NEB-09 position is similar to an EC-05 or CO-02 in terms of salary range only. The benefits offered, including relocation assistance, may be significantly different than those offered in the greater public service. This position is subject to CER’s Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada Collective Agreement.

2. Salary: Effective 1 November 2021 NEB-09, $88,853 to $108,098 (subject to revision)

The CER has the following forms of additional compensation that are separate from base salary, the eligibility for which is determined, in accordance with the provisions in the collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment for the duration period specified:
• a Calgary Allowance in the amount of 4.95% of base salary may be paid on a bi-weekly payroll basis depending on work location
• annual performance pay which includes elements of individual performance (60% of payout) and corporate performance (40% of payout)
• annual market allowance which applies only to specified operational positions applies to this position; the allowance is paid in two semi-annualized payments

3. Application Requirements: Applicants must submit, by the closing date, a resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the essential qualifications of education and experience. Applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate how they also meet the asset qualifications. Asset qualification(s) may be used at any point in the selection process (screening and/or assessment). Failure to provide sufficient information will result in applicants being screened out.

Applicants must provide a valid e-mail address which is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e mail for assessment purposes including sending invitations for written tests, interviews and issuing selection process results.

Candidates will need to provide proof of their education prior to appointment. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at https://www.cicic.ca.
NOTE: Equivalencies granted by the Canadian provincial authorities with respect to Applied (Bachelor's) Degrees by colleges and technical institutes (i.e. in Ontario, British-Columbia, Alberta & Manitoba) must always be accepted as equivalent to Bachelor Degrees granted by universities in the provinces concerned.

4. Job Development Ladder: This position is part of a job development ladder and future promotion may occur upon successful completion of the training and development requirements and provided they meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment for each level of the job development career ladder without an advertised staffing process.

5. Head Office Location – Calgary, AB: 210, 517 10th Avenue SW


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Human Resources Services

The CER requires applicants to submit their application online. Applications received via email will be rejected. Please submit your application by clicking “Apply Online”.
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