The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is Canada’s largest and most activated business network — representing 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and more than 200,000 businesses of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and from every part of the country. Our vision is to build a Canada of thriving business opportunity, a strong economy and a better life for all. Our mission is to drive change, partner broadly and be the undisputed champion and catalyst for the future of business success. We do this through policy and advocacy, our Canadian Chamber Network and our suite of essential business services.
From working with government on economy-friendly policy to providing services that inform commerce and enable trade, we give our members more of what they need to succeed: insight into markets, competitors and trends, influence over the decisions and policies that drive business success and impact on business and economic performance.
What We Offer
- Advancement Opportunities
- Competitive Salary that is based on experience
- Comprehensive Benefits Package covered by the Chamber at no cost to employees
- Competitive vacation allocation, sick leave, and personal leave
- A defined pension plan starting after 1 year of service
- Compressed-work week during the summer
- Hybrid work environment
Term and Location
This role is full-time permanent and is based in Ottawa. The Chamber offers hybrid work arrangements in our offices, with a requirement of 3 days in-office presence per week, with 2 day per week performed remotely.
Summary of the Role and Opportunity
As a key part of our Chamber 2025 Strategic Plan, in February 2022 we launched an innovative new Business Data Lab (BDL), which is fast becoming an indispensable source of intelligence for and about Canadian business. The BDL’s goal is to advance our understanding of Canadian businesses by providing future-focused, real-time data and insights for all company sizes, sectors and regions of the country.
This position offers a unique opportunity to play an integral role on the BDL team that is responsible for building the Chamber’s data and analytics capacity. You will bring to this position, a strong technical skillset in data science and analytics, along with an internal drive, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, attention to detail and collaboration.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
- Under the direction of the Chief Economist, develop, synthesize, analyze and manage large datasets
- Coding to automate recurrent operations on data dashboards, research projects and economic data releases
- Conducting sophisticated analysis, merging and analyzing a wide range of traditional, structured data from official statistical agencies along with non-traditional, unstructured data
- Creating impactful data visualizations
- Developing engaging interactive data dashboards
- Uncovering insights from the Canadian Survey of Business Conditions, a quarterly survey conducted by Statistics Canada with responses from more than 15,000 Canadian businesses
- Delivering rapid-response data analysis to support BDL events, presentations and media appearances
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Undergraduate or Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Economics, Business, Finance, Commerce
- Significant prior work experience (defined as at least five years) with large datasets applying sophisticated data analysis to solve complex research problems with a variety of software packages (such as R, Python, Microsoft Azure, Power BI, RShiny, GitHub, SQL, Excel/Visual Basic macros)
- Analytical, logical thinker with meticulous attention to detail
- Highly organized, able to operate in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple concurrent projects, while hitting deadlines and delivering results
- Keen interest in and knowledge of Canadian business and public policy issues
- Ability to work independently and to know when to consult with colleagues and leader for input and direction
- Team-player who actively leverages teammates’ strengths and has a strong desire to learn and grow your skills
- Experience in leading impactful projects from start to finish (defining project scope and deliverables, managing timelines and communicating with key stakeholders)
- Experience overseeing and mentoring junior data scientists (providing advice on relevant tools and techniques, including how to structure data pipelines, coding best practices, reviewing work for accuracy and completeness)
- Familiarity with Statistics Canada data
- Experience implementing time series modelling, predictive forecasting or machine learning algorithms
- Ability to conduct mapping and geo-spatial analysis, preparing and analyzing various data sources to generate location-specific insights
- Ability to work in English and French preferred
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, we will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of all segments of society. We are dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire will be based on merit, competence, performance and business needs.