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Information Analyst

Ontario Securities Commission
Toronto, ON
To be discussed
Closing date
Jan 25, 2022

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Enforcement Branch

Full-time, Permanent

File #21-106

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The Commission’s mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk.

We offer a diverse, fair and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.

The Enforcement Branch supports the OSC in delivering fair, vigorous and timely enforcement. The Enforcement Branch investigates and litigates breaches of securities laws in Ontario. Staff works closely with other securities regulators, self-regulatory organizations and law-enforcement agencies to enhance initiatives to fight misconduct. A strong enforcement presence assists in protecting investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and fostering fair and efficient markets.

The Business Analytics and Solutions Unit of the Enforcement Branch is currently recruiting for an Information Analyst to actively research and provide critical intelligence information support to internal and external clients to advance the OSC’s regulatory mandate.  This includes intelligence support to further Enforcement investigations and assist other OSC branches in fulfilling their regulatory responsibilities. This would be a great opportunity for someone who has previous entry-level experience in the financial services, legal, regulatory or law enforcement field and is looking to begin their career in intelligence gathering to support investigations.

What will you do?

  • Research sensitive intelligence information about companies and individuals from internal and external databases for investigations.
  • Analyze, input and communicate the results of the research to internal and external regulatory clients, managing such information in accordance with strict confidentiality and use requirements.
  • Monitor and manage internal processes and systems to receive, and respond to, requests for intelligence information from clients in a timely manner.
  • Develop, consider and implement diverse research and database management strategies and devise creative solutions to challenging problems. 
  • Respond clearly and concisely to a wide variety of requests for information and troubleshoot effectively.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A minimum of 4 years’ related experience in conducting research and analysis obtained through experiences in the financial services, legal, regulatory or law enforcement field.
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills, with a deep focus on attention to detail and demonstrated ability in synthesizing a multitude of detail from various sources.
  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, high-volume and dynamic environment as well as deal with sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Degree or diploma, preferably with a focus in Law, Finance and/or Business, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience using RCMP Canadian Police Information Centre Systems would be considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with other databases such as Teranet, Geowarehouse, Cyberbahn/Ecore, PPSA, Bankruptcy Canada, NRD, CRD, etc., is considered an asset.

Please ensure these assets are highlighted clearly in your cover letter and/or resume.

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to make a difference and assist the Enforcement Branch and other internal and external stakeholders in conducting meaningful research and analysis to help protect investors from future harm
  • Work in a dynamic and challenging work environment with a collaborative, progressive and high-performing team
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities


Successful candidacy is contingent upon the successful completion of OSC and RCMP clearance.

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC!

Apply online ( by Friday, January 25, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

Inclusion and Diversity at the OSC

The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative , Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion , and Pride at Work Canada .


If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox

Visit Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

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