Northern Policy Institute
Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is seeking a full-time Transportation 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 be responsible for exploring the potential social and economic return on various
transportation investments in Northwestern Ontario. Specific issues to be explored include a seasonal busbased transportation option to link key tourist attractions into a single marketable product or group of products. Another core project is extending remote runways in the far north of Ontario to reduce food costs, enhance competitiveness, and improve investment attraction.
Solid analytical and writing skills are a must. In addition to descriptive statistics, the placements 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
Please forward a cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com with Northern Connections,
Thunder Bay in the subject line. If interested, you can request a job description for this position by writing
Note: applicants for this position MUST satisfy the eligibility requirements of FedNor’s internship program,
which include: being under 30 years old, having graduated within the last 3 years from a recognized postsecondary institution, not having previously participated in any federal or provincial internship program, be
legally eligible to work in Canada. For more details visit: https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/fednor/en/applynow/youth-internship-guidelines-applicants
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 supported in part by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FEDNOR).