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Performance Measurement and Data Analyst

Closing date: 4 August 2021
Competition: 108005 (Internal/External)
Status: Temporary Full-time until August 29, 2022
Section: Research, Measurement and Data Analytics
Salary Scale: $79,344 to $93,382
Location: Ottawa

About the Canada Council for the Arts

Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly-respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at www.canadacouncil.ca.

About the role

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Research, Measurement and Data Analytics; the incumbent prepares internal and external corporate reports and dashboards on Canada Council activities.

As the Performance Measurement and Data Analyst, you will:

  • support the implementation of the Council’s performance measurement framework at the program and corporate level;
  • assist and support in the management and development of performance measurement indicators, methodologies and tools;
  • develop process costing indicators and conduct analyses of cost efficiency;
  • support the Council’s risk management framework and integrated planning and reporting;
  • contribute to the Council’s research into the impact of its interventions;
  • provide assistance to granting program staff and other Council staff related to data collection and validation methodologies, analysis of performance indicators, etc.;
  • perform other related duties.

You may be required to travel up to ten (10) days per year and on occasion, work irregular hours.

This position is located in Ottawa.

Requirements of the position

*Important: Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications for Education and Experience. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information provided in your resume and in the application form.


  • An undergraduate degree in public administration, economics, finance, social sciences, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in research, data analysis and public administration


  • Five (5) years of experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position in a government or public sector organization, or in an arts or social sciences organization including three (3) years progressive experience in corporate reporting, results-based management, performance measurement or efficiency measurement
  • Experience in preparing corporate reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in cost efficiency and performance measurement frameworks
  • Experience analyzing and presenting financial and statistical data using a computerized system
  • Experience in data visualization, dashboards and other tools for corporate reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint), good understanding of data architecture and diagram principles, and good knowledge of data software (such as SPSS, SQL Studio Management, Cognos or Datawrapper for data visualization)


  • Knowledge of public sector performance measurement practices, results-based management, risk management and efficiency / costing modeling
  • Good knowledge of program evaluation methodologies
  • Basic knowledge of social science research methodologies

Skills & Competencies

  • An understanding of the arts sector and the roles and accountabilities of Crown corporations
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical capacity
  • Ability to communicate complex information to senior decision makers
  • Ability to synthesize information, write reports, analyze financial information and present data visually

Bilingual Requirements

  • This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.

How to apply

Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at competition@canadacouncil.ca.

For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at competition@canadacouncil.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview and/or a written exam will be contacted.


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The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) when you apply. Please note that while Council uses other terms such as Indigenous (for Aboriginal peoples) in this posting, Council uses the terminology prescribed by legislation for the purposes of employment equity monitoring and reporting.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Application Form

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Send the completed form to:

email: competition@canadacouncil.ca

Human Resources, The Canada Council for the Arts,
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V8.