Research Officer

Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Toronto, ON

Closing Date August 15, 2022 Location Toronto, ON Work Type  
Salary Range $92,252 - $130,028 per annum
Experience Level      Job ID  LA-2022-53 and 54
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 Research Officers with specialized expertise and demonstrated achievement in public policy research. Specifically, we are seeking a:

Research Officer with a background in health, long-term care, and/or social policy (1 permanent)
Research Officer with a background in political science and expert knowledge of Canadian political institutions (1 twelve-month contract).

You will join the Legislative Research Branch and its multi-disciplinary team of subject area experts with academic, legal, and applied policy backgrounds. The team provides clearly communicated 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 expert research support either in a) the area of health, long-term care, and social policy, or b) political science and public administration, and generalist support in a broad range of other public policy areas to our clients.
Author concise, thorough, well-written reports on complex public policy issues, and deliver oral briefings on a broad range of topics in a deadline-driven environment.
Demonstrate sound judgement, tact, discretion, and sensitivity under pressure in the political environment of Ontario’s Parliament.

You’ll support our collaboration as you:
Work independently and in teams with other public policy researchers and librarians to serve a client group at the heart of provincial public affairs, 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 public policy, political science or public administration.
Expert knowledge of issues related to either a) health, long-term care, and/or social policy or b) Ontario and Canadian legislative and governmental institutions and processes, and Ontario and federal politics. 
Active interest in current affairs. 
Minimum five years of progressive experience in relevant research and policy analysis.
Superior qualitative and quantitative research and analytical abilities, combined with excellent written and oral communication skills including data visualization skills.
Experience reading and interpreting public Acts.
Proficiency in French (would be an asset).
Ethos of non-partisan public service in support of good governance and healthy democracy.

If you join our team, you can expect:
Comprehensive benefits and pension package
Access to an employee and family assistance program 
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 (Applicable for permanent status only)
Long Service Recognition Awards (Applicable for permanent status only)

How to Apply

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

Please describe in your cover letter which position(s) for which you would like to be considered.

File No.: LA-2022-53 Research Officer (health, long-term care, and/or social policy) - Permanent

                LA-2022-54 Research Officer (political science) – Twelve-month (12) Contract                     

 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.