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First Nations/Métis/Inuit Candidates: Senior Associate, Economic Advisory (Remote)

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Job Description

Job Type:Permanent
Reference code:126530
Primary Location:
Toronto, ON
All Available Locations:
Toronto, ON; Burlington, ON; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fredericton, NB; Halifax, NS; Kitchener, ON; Moncton, NB; Ottawa, ON; Regina, SK; Saint John, NB; Saskatoon, SK; St. John's, NL; Vancouver, BC; Victoria, BC; Winnipeg, MB

Our Purpose

At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.
  • Be encouraged to deepen your technical skills...whatever those may be.
  • Partner with clients to solve their most complex problems
  • Experience MyFlex and an agile work environment where work is what you do not where you do it

Our Purpose and Reconciliation Action Plan:

At Deloitte, our commitment is fueled by a purpose to create a meaningful impact for our clients, our people, and our communities by facilitating access to knowledge. For nearly three decades, we have collaborated with Indigenous leaders, communities, and organizations, investing our time and professional skills. Our goal is to dismantle barriers, whether in education or employment, in order to construct an inclusive and sustainable future for all.

Rooted in a vast community of Indigenous and ally voices and underscored by our recent achievement of a Silver level certification in the PAR program from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, we persistently work towards advancing reconciliation. This commitment permeates all facets of our firm and is steered by our comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan .

What will your typical day look like?

The successful candidates will provide research, analytical, writing and project management support to the Deloitte Economics team for client reports, proposals and various other Deloitte Economics projects and initiatives. More specifically, this position will support projects with economic development, tourism, workforce development, global trade and investment, and corporate strategy focuses. Main responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct and direct primary and secondary research in a wide range of fields and synthesize findings that add value for other team members and the client
  • Demonstrate a high aptitude in written communication, including the ability to adopt different formats and styles as required by the project and a high level of grammatical proficiency
  • Edit and merge work from multiple sources (sub-consultants, team members) into a harmonized written 'voice'
  • Collect, manipulate and analyze data relating to employment, industries, trade, population demographics, housing, and real estate
  • Find, process and analyze trends in knowledge-based industry sectors and their supply chains and report to on the impacts on local, regional and national economic development
  • Present statistical results graphically and explain analysis and trends clearly for a non-technical audience.
  • Be the face of our projects through qualitative research activities such as focus groups, interviews with community and business leaders, and presentations
  • Interact with project rightsholders at all levels, including through interviews, presentations, workshops and surveys
  • Summarize and synthesize findings into "so what" discoveries that create clear and deliberate insights to clients that go beyond the obvious
  • Communicating comfortably with clients and sub-consultants
  • Project management including anticipating client expectations and organizing team members to be working ahead of delivery timelines

About the team

Our Economics team provides a range of economic advisory services to our clients. In an uncertain world, Economic Analysis can help companies and local, regional, provincial and federal governments make better choices. Corporately, Deloitte places a high degree of importance on three principles that are increasingly becoming an element of our work: Indigenous reconciliation, diversity/equity/inclusion and climate change.

Our Indigenous community consists of Indigenous employees (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) across Turtle Island working in several different service lines at the firm. On top of participating in and celebrating Indigenous cultures in the workplace, our Indigenous community helps provide invaluable advice to the different areas of the firm on advancing reconciliation in a corporate setting.


At Deloitte, we recognize the pivotal role a supportive and inclusive workplace plays in the well-being and success of our team members. As part of our steadfast commitment to fostering a healthy work-life balance and acknowledging the diverse needs of our employees, we extend a range of unique benefits, in addition to the standard health, dental, and pension offerings. These include:

  • Paid Indigenous Cultural Days : Deloitte acknowledges the importance of cultural connections. We provide two paid and three unpaid Indigenous Cultural Days, allowing Indigenous team members to celebrate their culture and traditional practices, without having to take personal time off.
  • Generous Time Off : Enjoy a total of 39+ days off throughout the year, which includes a combination of vacation days, wellness days, and Deloitte Days. We believe in the importance of taking the time you need for rest, relaxation, and personal well-being.
  • Mental Health Support : We prioritize mental health and well-being by offering $4000 in mental health support.
  • Wellness Dollars : Deloitte provides $1300 in wellness dollars to each employee every year that can be dedicated to Indigenous wellness-related benefits, such as traditional medicines, traditional healers, or elders.
  • Flexible Ways of Work : Not interested in working directly on-site in one of our offices? Many Deloitte roles allow you to work remotely directly from home. This means the opportunity to stay in community and work tax-exempt for those who qualify. Interested in going into our offices? We have worked to ensure our offices feel inclusive for all - including many having designated smudge rooms, and Downie Wenjack Legacy Spaces.
  • Indigenous Employee Resource Groups : Explore our diverse communities at Deloitte, such as the Indigenous and Allies Community, Indigenous Community, and the Indigenous Professional Circle. These inclusive spaces are designed for Indigenous team members to regularly connect, attend events, and share experiences.

Enough about us, let's talk about you

You are someone with:

  • Self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuk, Métis)
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada and understanding specialty data sets that apply to Nations will be considered a significant asset
  • 3+ years of relevant research, analytical, strategy and advisory expertise
  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in an area that is related to one or more of our core areas of service delivery as described above.
  • Excellent understanding of local, regional and other levels of government related to our business lines: economic development and tourism, workforce development, investment and trade, strategic planning, land economics, etc.
  • Outstanding analytical, writing and communication capabilities and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced project environment under tight timelines
  • Effective time management premised on a personal understanding of project commitments, efficiency and work style
  • Familiarity with accessing and analyzing labour market, demographic, housing and industry-related data
  • Curiosity, passion and tenacity with the goal of making the world a better place, one community and client at a time
  • Experience with economic modeling or data visualization
  • French or an Indigenous language fluency are assets

A cover letter that includes your motivations in applying and your salary expectations, is a mandatory part of your application.It will display your writing abilities and tell us why you are passionate about helping our clients thrive in an ever-changing world. Please feel free to submit examples of written work or communications that you have completed which support your submission. We look forward to seeing your application!

Total Rewards

The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $106,000, and individuals may be eligible to participate in our bonus program. Deloitte is fair and competitive when it comes to the salaries of our people. We regularly benchmark across a variety of positions, industries, sectors, targets, and levels. Our approach is grounded on recognizing people's unique strengths and contributions and rewarding the value that they deliver.

Our Total Rewards Package extends well beyond traditional compensation and benefit programs and is designed to recognize employee contributions, encourage personal wellness, and support firm growth. Along with a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunities, we offer a wide array of initiatives that differentiate us as a people-first organization. Some representative examples include: $4,000 per year for mental health support benefits, a $1,300 flexible benefit spending account, 38+ days off (including 10 firm-wide closures known as "Deloitte Days"), flexible work arrangements and a hybrid work structure.

Our promise to our people: Deloitte is where potential comes to life.

Be yourself, and more.
We are a group of talented people who want to learn, gain experience, and develop skills. Wherever you are in your career, we want you to advance.
You shape how we make impact.
Diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better. Whoever you are and wherever you're from, we want you to feel like you belong here. We provide flexible working options to support you and how you can contribute. Be the leader you want to be.
Be the leader you want to be
Some guide teams, some change culture, some build essential expertise. We offer opportunities and experiences that support your continuing growth as a leader.
Have as many careers as you want.
We are uniquely able to offer you new challenges and roles - and prepare you for them. We bring together people with unique experiences and talents, and we are the place to develop a lasting network of friends, peers, and mentors. Our TVP is about relationships - between leaders and their people, the firm and its people, peers, and within in our communities.

The next step is yours

At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively - that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action Plan , Reconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative .
We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations) or for any questions relating to careers for Indigenous peoples at Deloitte (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).
By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We've designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.

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About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. Deloitte, l'un des cabinets de services professionnels les plus importants au Canada, offre des services dans les domaines de la certification, de la fiscalité, de la consultation et des conseils financiers. Deloitte S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l., société à responsabilité limitée constituée en vertu des lois de l’Ontario, est le cabinet membre canadien de Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte désigne une ou plusieurs entités parmi Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, société fermée à responsabilité limitée par garanties du Royaume-Uni, ainsi que son réseau de cabinets membres dont chacun constitue une entité juridique distincte et indépendante. Pour obtenir une description détaillée de la structure juridique de Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited et de ses sociétés membres, voir


Management and Consulting

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-19

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