Research Analysis Summer Student

Employer: Ontario Securities Commission

Posting date: Feb 27, 2023

Closing date: Mar 10, 2023

Research Analysis Summer Student

Regulatory Strategy and Research Branch

May – August 2023

File #22-146

Who We Are

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

We offer a diverse, fair and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.

What We Do

The Research and Analysis Group within the Regulatory Strategy and Research (RSR) Branch supports the Commission in achieving its mandate by helping identify the economic implications of policy proposals; providing evidence-based analysis in support of the organization’s goals and priorities; and monitoring macroeconomic activity and developments in financial markets.

The Opportunity

This is a unique chance to apply the problem-solving skills learned in your studies to current regulatory issues at Canada’s largest securities regulator. In this role, you will provide research and analytical support to members of the Research and Analysis Group to assist in on-going policy-related or operational initiatives at the OSC. You will be responsible for several tasks, including conducting quantitative and qualitative research, drafting reports and preparing presentations.

What you Bring to the Role

The ideal candidate will be pursuing a master’s degree or, at least, transitioning towards a post-grad degree in economics, finance, public policy or a quantitative discipline. You have strong communication and writing skills; and an ability to work effectively with others and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment. A high degree of proficiency in conducting research, analytical thinking and attention to detail is a prerequisite for this position. In addition, the following would be considered an asset:

  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets and economic analysis
  • Interest in identifying new methods and tools to address emerging research and data challenges
  • Experience with data science tools in Python or R for data preparation and analysis

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC.

Application Instructions

Please include the file number and position title in your application. In addition, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter – stating your interest in working for the OSC and Branch
  • Resume
  • Copies of your current graduate transcripts
  • Reference letters are welcomed but not required

If possible, please attach the above documents in one PDF document, with the naming convention “Last Name, First Name, File 22-146″.

Please submit your application for this position through the OSC website at

Applications must be received by Friday, March 10, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative >, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion >, and Pride at Work Canada >.

If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox

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