The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization that supports Canadian parliamentary democracy and provides a stimulating and rewarding work environment. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset, which is why we offer excellent benefits, a minimum of four weeks’ vacation leave, flexible work schedule options, a 35-hour work week, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!

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 in which we live and work, the clients with whom we work, and Canadian society as a whole.

Research and Education 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. A more comprehensive overview of the work of Research and Education can be found on our Research and Education: Overview page.

We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Analyst, Resources and Agriculture.

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



Determinate Position / Acting Position / Secondment

RAN-01 - RAN-03 ($72,636 - $126,089)
Bilingual staffing – imperative: (CBC/CBC)

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

Note: While this position is eligible for part-time telework, regular on-site presence is required at Library of Parliament workplaces located in the National Capital Region.

The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Parliament, the federal government and current affairs.
  • Substantive knowledge of Canada’s federal public policy in science and technology, including knowledge of the federal agencies that provide funding for scientific research, research infrastructure and research networks OR knowledge of the federal role in natural resources and environmental policy.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, and in an accurate and non-partisan manner.
  • Ability to conduct authoritative research and analysis of complex topics.

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • A Master’s degree in a field related to the position OR a Master of Law degree 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 Bachelor of Law / Juris Doctor degree.
  • Experience in conducting research and analysis on issues relating to one or more federal public policy areas (please refer to the attached document).


  • Knowledge of or experience in applying Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus).
  • Experience producing high-quality and informative visual elements.
  • Experience working with datasets and quantitative research methods.

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

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

Additional Information: 

  • The Library of Parliament welcomes all candidates to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons, 2SLGBTQI+ persons, and persons with disabilities for this position. 
  • This selection process is open to the public.
  • This selection process will include a second-language evaluation exam, an interview and a post-interview written exam. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage of the selection process.
  • We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the staffing process. If you require accommodations during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at
  • Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge and/or competencies.
  • Education and experience requirements will be used to determine which candidates will be asked to participate in 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.
  • Only those legally permitted to work in Canada can participate in this selection process.

Apply no later than  February 18, 2024 11:59 PM  Eastern Time.

To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter (maximum of 1,200 words in English or 1,350 words in French) indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position. The cover letter will be evaluated by the hiring board.

Please quote your full name and 23-LOP-483 in your documents and in the subject line of your email.

Send your application by email at

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

We thank you for your interest. 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.

 attention to detail

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.

analytical thinking

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.

organizational awareness

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.