Research & Communication Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 19862
Salary: $72,014 - $86,015
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 8, 2021

Department Information

The Bureau of Statistics has the general responsibility for the territorial government's statistical program. This includes developing and maintaining the statistical information that the government requires to set priorities, to plan and to budget. The Bureau also works to coordinate statistical activities within the government in order to minimize duplication of statistical effort and ensure that the statistics used by the government are current, consistent and accurate. As the central statistics group for the government, the Bureau of Statistics also provides for the continuing and effective representation of territorial interests within the national statistical system.

Job Information

The Research and Communication Analyst is responsible for disseminating information from a variety of sources to ensure the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has access to timely and accurate data for planning policy and monitoring socio-economic conditions. Reporting to the Territorial Statistician and located in Yellowknife, the Research and Communication Analyst completes statistical requests, gathers data and creates dissemination products for the NWT Bureau of Statistics. Clientele includes all GNWT departments, boards and agencies as well as other Indigenous, federal and provincial/territorial governments. The incumbent of this position is bound by the Statistics Act with respect to the role of the Bureau of Statistics and confidentiality.

This position requires knowledge of the Statistics Act.; basic statistical techniques; and procedures and methods to create tables from data. Working both independently and in a team environment, the incumbent requires the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; manage concurrent projects and tasks within deadlines; and analyze data and think critically. Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office products, infographics and web design software are needed to perform this position.

This position is typically attained by:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Statistics or a related discipline and 1 year of experience in a research or statistical environment.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19862         

Closing Date: March 9, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.33 per hour to $44.11 per hour (approximately $66,944 - $86,015) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.