Research Officer 

Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario

Closing Date 05-30-2022 Location Toronto, ON  Work Type  
Salary Range  

$91,339.00 - $128,741.00 per annum

Experience Level  - Job ID LA-2022-37
Job Description:

Keeping Ontario’s Legislative Assembly running smoothly takes many talented people, doing many different jobs—from camera operators and committee clerks, to purchasing officers and researchers. The Office of the Assembly is dedicated to serving Ontario’s Parliament.

 Together, we provide non-partisan administrative and procedural services to all MPPs, as well as operational support for the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Our success is determined by the strength and diversity of our staff and by supporting our core values: integrity, inclusiveness, collaboration and excellence.

 Research Officer

 The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, located in Toronto, ON seeks a Research Officer with a background in political science and expert knowledge of Canadian political institutions. You will join the Legislative Research Branch and its multi-disciplinary team of public policy analysts and information professionals. The team provides confidential, non-partisan information, research, and analysis to MPPs from all parties, legislative committees, and senior staff of the Assembly.

 What You’ll Do

You’ll act with integrity to:

  • Provide subject specialist research support, primarily in the area of political science and public administration, and generalist support in a broad range of other public policy areas to our clients.
  • Research and analyze complex public policy issues thoroughly and quickly, prepare concise, well-written reports, and deliver oral briefings on a broad range of topics in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, tact, discretion, and sensitivity to the political environment, often under situations of considerable pressure.

    You’ll support our collaboration as you:

  • Are a highly motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently or in a team with other subject specialist researchers and librarians, and the flexibility and other skills needed to serve a client group with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.


    How You Qualify

    You demonstrate excellence through your:

  • Successful completion of a postgraduate degree granted by a university in a related field, preferably in political science or public administration.
  • Expert knowledge of Ontario and Canadian legislative and governmental institutions and processes, and Ontario and federal politics
  • Minimum five years of or progressive experience in relevant research and policy analysis including the use of qualitative and quantitative analytical approaches plus data visualization skills reflected in the effective use of graphs, charts, and spreadsheets.
  • Superior research and analytical abilities combined with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience reading and interpreting public Acts.
  • Proficiency in French (would be an asset).

    If you join our team, you can expect:

  • A comprehensive benefit and pension package.
  • A dynamic work environment.
  • To work with a team of dedicated professionals.
  • To be encouraged and supported to grow your career through training and development.


Salary Range:$91,339.00 - $128,741.00 per annum

File No.: LA-2022-37

Closing Date: May 30, 2022

How to Apply

If you share our values and are interested in this position, please visit us at and select Careers for more details. 

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario embraces diversity and as an equal opportunity employer is committed to creating an inclusive workplace while establishing a diversified qualified workforce. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to [email protected] for follow-up. 

While we appreciate your interest in obtaining employment with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.