Northern Policy Institute
Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is seeking a full-time Policy Analyst for a 2-year contract in Thunder Bay,
Ontario. This position is ideal for those seeking a first position post-graduation or looking to bring their
knowledge and experience to Northern Ontario.
The Policy Analyst will explore the current demand and supply of childcare in the various regions of Northern
Ontario. Using comparative and trend analysis, the work will identify areas of unmet demand and propose
evidence-based solutions to meet that demand. Their work will assist rural and northern communities in
actively participating in discussions and program design/implementation that will increase access to
childcare for current and future residents.
Students of public administration, public policy, economics, or political science may find this position of
particular interest. Solid analytical and writing skills are a must. In addition to descriptive statistics, the intern
will be expected to assess and explore potential policy implications and apply comparative evidence to
support proposed policy changes, solutions, or directions. University or college students (with some practical
experience) are preferred. Bilingualism would be an advantage. Multilingualism, or a special knowledge of
Northern Ontario, would also be assets.
Candidates are asked to provide a one-paragraph statement as to why they applied for the position in this
specific community. Applications that do not include this information may not be considered.
Northern Policy Institute appreciates all expressions of interest; only candidates who are to be interviewed
will be contacted. The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $52,500 per year (plus benefits). To learn
more about the benefits of working at NPI visit: https://www.northernpolicy.ca/opportunities.
NPI values the ability to engage with communities in multiple languages. An increment of $1,500 over and
above the base salary is available for those who can fluently speak Anishinabemowin, Oji-Cree, Cree,
Michif or French, as well as English in a professional setting.
The deadline for applications is midnight eastern time, 12 November 2023. The expected start date is 16
January 2024. Please forward a cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com with Rural and
Remote Childcare, Thunder Bay in the subject line. If interested, you can request a job description for this
position by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: applicants for this position MUST satisfy the eligibility requirements of NOHFC’s internship program,
which include: be at least 18 years of age, be a new entrant into the workforce or transitioning to a new
career, not previously participated in an NOHFC-funded internship, reside, and be legally eligible to work, in
Canada. For more details, visit: https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/people-talent-program/workforcedevelopment-stream
When considering applications from two equally qualified candidates, NPI will give preference to First
Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Francophone candidates. Candidates coming from rural or remote northern
communities or with a stated interest in working in northern regions in the future will also be given special
preference. If any of these characteristics apply to you, we encourage you to voluntarily state this in your
For information about the community of Thunder Bay visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/
This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Workforce Development Program.