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Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program

Are you looking to put your skills to use to help shape some of Canada's key policy issues? Do you strive for excellence and want the opportunity to build a rewarding career with a diverse portfolio? The Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) wants you!

Apply by October 17, 2019

What is PARDP?

The Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) is Natural Resources Canada's signature accelerated development program for Master's and Ph.D. graduates. Program participants learn how to effectively manage their careers and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in policy.

Program highlights

  • Tackle meaningful issues such as
    • How can Canada's economy transition to a low-carbon economy?
    • How can Canada advance its trade interests?
    • How can Canada develop its clean technology and bioeconomy industries?
  • Rotational placements in 2 different NRCan sectors
  • Continuous support and opportunities for professional development

What you get

  • Full-time, permanent federal government employment
  • Starting salary at the EC-03 level (from $66,651)
  • GraduateFootnote * at the EC-05 level (from $86,018 to $99,007)
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Opportunities for training and career development
  • Ability to choose a start date that works for you (up until January 2021)
  • Relocation costs up to $5000

Program requirements


Graduation with a Master's Degree or PhD from a recognized post-secondary institution that will be completed no later than December 31, 2020, with a combination of three half undergraduate or graduate courses in economics, sociology or statistics.


All positions are in the National Capital Region, a vibrant cosmopolitan area with endless activities, events, festivals and miles of nature to explore.

Apply now!

What participants are saying

Dimitri Maxime

Dimitri Maxime Temnikov, Policy Analyst, Energy Policy Branch, Energy Sector
(2017 PARDP recruit)

Thanks to PARDP, I am learning how data is used to inform clean growth policies, about the mechanisms through which government invests in innovative research and development, and how to effectively communicate the essentials of any issue.

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