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Senior Associate, Economic Advisory



Canada · Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Job Type: Permanent
Reference code: 125943
Primary Location:
Toronto, ON
All Available Locations:
Toronto, ON; Brossard, QC; Burlington, ON; Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fredericton, NB; Halifax, NS; Kitchener, ON; Laval, QC; Moncton, NB; Montreal, QC; Ottawa, ON; Quebec City, QC; 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


We are looking for sharp minds to join our growing team, offering you the opportunity to provide strategic value to our clients.

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
  • Be the face of our projects through qualitative research activities such as focus groups, interviews with community and business leaders, and presentations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Interact with project rightsholders at all levels, including through interviews, presentations, workshops and surveys
  • Edit and merge work from multiple sources (sub-consultants, team members) into a harmonized written ‘voice’
  • 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.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

You are someone with:

  • Senior Associates require 3+ years of relevant research, analytical, strategy and advisory expertise
  • Experience working in a municipal or regional economic development organization would be considered an asset
  • 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
  • Undergraduate degree in an area that is related to one or more of our core areas of service delivery as described above
  • Effective time management premised on a personal understanding of project commitments, efficiency and work style
  • Familiarity with accessing and analyzing labour market data
  • Experience collecting, cleaning and analyzing data for economics or related projects
  • Curiosity, passion and tenacity with the goal of making the world a better place, one community and client at a time
  • French fluency is an asset

A cover letter 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.
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