The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work in support of Canadian parliamentary democracy. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, a minimum of four weeks vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries, and more!

Our Parliamentary Information and Research Service (PIRS) provides high-quality, substantive and timely information, research and analysis to parliamentary committees, individual senators and members of the House of Commons, and parliamentary associations and delegations.

We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Analyst.

Analysts work in multi-disciplinary teams and provide parliamentarians with non-partisan, high-quality, authoritative information and research, as well as in-depth analysis tailored to the needs of parliamentary committees, parliamentary associations and individual parliamentarians.



Determinate position (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021)

RAN-01 – RAN-03 ($65,647 – $113,955)
Bilingual staffing – imperative: (CBC/CBC)

For the purposes of this selection process, the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.

NOTE: This selection process will also be used to establish a pool of prequalified candidates that could be used to staff determinate and indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge or competencies.


The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Parliament, the federal government and current affairs

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • A master’s degree in law OR a master’s degree in a field related to the position combined with a bachelor’s degree in law OR membership in good standing in a provincial or territorial law society OR a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the position combined with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree


  • General knowledge of or interest in constitutional law and parliamentary affairs
  • Experience in legal research and analysis

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

  • A successful second-language evaluation (Bilingual staffing – imperative: CBC/CBC)
  • A successful pre-employment screening

Additional Information:

  • This selection process is open to the public and to employees of the Library of Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Parliamentary Protective Service, and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
  • This selection process may include a written exam and an interview. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in order to move to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Satisfactory references and proof of education are essential conditions of appointment.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.
  • The Library of Parliament believes that the excellence for which it is known is enhanced by nurturing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences and supports the full participation of all employees. The Library is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we live in and work in, the clients we work with, and Canadian society at large.
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada will be considered.

Apply no later than  August 3, 2020 11:59 PM  Eastern Time.

To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position. Please quote Staffing Process 20-LOP-86 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email.
Send us your application:

 By fax: 613-995-9582
 By mail:50 O’Connor Street
             Library of Parliament
             Human Resources Directorate
             Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A9

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-617-0943 or

We thank all those who apply. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Competency Profile for Research and Analysis – Analyst


Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups

Level 4: Adapts plans and goals.
• Adapts organizational or project plans to meet new demands and priorities.
• Revises project goals when circumstances demand it.
• Responds quickly to shifting opportunities and risks.

Providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients, addressing immediate and evolving client needs

Level 4: Provides seasoned advice.
• Acts as a seasoned advisor, providing independent opinion on complex client problems and novel initiatives, and assisting with decision-making.
• Encourages clients to consider difficult issues when it is in their best interests.
• Advocates on behalf of clients to more senior management, identifying approaches that meet clients’ needs as well as those of the organization.

Treating others fairly, honestly and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust within the work environment and in the broader community

Level 1: Acts in fair and ethical manner toward others.
• Treats everyone equally with fairness, honesty and respect all the time.
• Refrains from behaviour or language that is exclusionary or offensive.
• Focuses on organizational success rather than personal gain.
• Follows through consistently on promises and commitments made to others.
• Presents facts and circumstances transparently, no matter how difficult the facts may be.
• Guards confidential and sensitive information, passing it on only to those that need to know.
• Maintains ethical principles even in the most challenging circumstances.

Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner to ensure accuracy and the quality of work products and services delivered

Level 5: Identifies obscure details that are important within a context of distracting information.
• Identifies all relevant details that are not obvious in various complex and technical documents.
• Identifies the subtleties of decisions rendered.
• Applies the highest standards for accuracy and quality for own work.
• Proposes process improvements to ensure the accuracy and quality of work products and services delivered by own team.

Understanding what information is needed, identifying how to locate and collect data from the appropriate sources, and analyzing information to make recommendations and prepare meaningful reports for decision-making

Level 5: Demonstrates expert knowledge and ability, and applies the competency in the most complex situations. Develops new approaches or methods in the area. Is recognized as an expert, internally and/or externally.
• Coaches others on identifying, using and tailoring research methods and sources of information to optimally meet requirements.
• Analyzes diverse research results, identifying new opportunities.
• Makes complex inferences using an enhanced base of general background knowledge and contextual information.
• Oversees others in producing complete and accurate reports summarizing the data collection and analysis process.

Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals

Level 3: Fosters teamwork.
• Gives credit and acknowledgement for contributions and efforts of other team members.
• Makes outstanding efforts to help other team members.
• Fosters team spirit.
• Provides opportunities for all group members to contribute to group discussions.
• Helps build consensus among team members.

Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options and support sound decision-making

Level 4: Applies broad analysis.
• Integrates information from diverse sources, often involving large amounts of information.
• Thinks several steps ahead in deciding on the best course of action, anticipating likely outcomes.
• Develops conceptual frameworks that guide analysis by describing patterns of complex relationships among elements and events in the operating environment.

Communicating clearly and respectfully with different audiences, both orally and in writing

Level 4: Communicates complex messages.
• Communicates complex issues to widely varying audiences, in a clear and credible manner.
• Handles difficult on-the-spot questions (e.g., from senior executives, public officials, interest groups or the media).
• Secures support for ideas or initiatives through high-impact communication.
• Writes on complex and highly specialized issues (e.g., policy, law, science, economics, international affairs, parliamentary procedure).
• Evaluates written material to ensure accuracy, clarity and influence, making changes when necessary.

Understanding the workings, structure, culture and distribution of power within and beyond the organization and for Parliament as a whole, and applying this understanding to solve problems and achieve desired outcomes

Level 3: Understands and applies organizational culture, climate and power dynamics.
• Achieves satisfactory solutions based on an understanding of issues and culture in own and other organizations.
• Recognizes what is and is not acceptable or possible at certain times given the organizational culture, climate and power dynamics.
• Anticipates outcomes based on an understanding of organizational culture and power dynamics.
• Explains how organizational decisions are made and who makes and influences them.
• Applies an understanding of the roles people play in the organization to form alliances and achieve results.