Students Think Career Profile Policy Analyst Food badges: Education and Advocacy Holland Code: Think Public policy is a study in imperfection. It involves imperfect people, with imperfect information, facing deeply imperfect choices. Jake Sullivan Adam Lorenz Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture In A Nutshell I try to influence political issues and raise public awareness on different topics. I conduct research, comb through current policies and their effects, and present my findings. I use data from my research to suggest directions for future policies that will better life for Canadians. Swipe Potential Salary Range $59,000 - 68,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan I mostly work out of the office, where I can do research and reach out to professionals about current policies. This is where I write my reports and carry out all my correspondents. Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Review agricultural policies that impact Canadians Decide the benefits and drawbacks of policies that already exist Suggest ways to improve current policies Find legal flaws in policies and recommend ways to fix them Talk with stakeholders to understand the needs and goals of policies Collect data and write reports on research and analysis Education & Training A university degree plus a post-graduate degree in policy is required for this position 100all Job Outlook Experts predict that as the economy continues to grow, the outlook for this position will be very good for potential employees Related School Subjects Social Studies Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Regulations Advocate Law Policy Important Skills Leadership Policy analysts are the movers and shakers of the policy world, and it’s important to lead with both respect and confidence. Detail-Oriented In order to sway future policy decisions, it's important to first understand the impact of current ones. This takes lots of research to be informed enough to make these decisions. Written Communications After doing all my research, I then write reports that get sent to the right people. It’s helpful to enjoy writing, and to be able to write in a convincing way. Resilience You win some, you lose some. There are times that policies I put a lot of care and effort into don’t turn out the way I’d hoped, and I have to be resilient enough to move on and keep trying Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Pays Well Making a Difference in the World Work Changes Daily Problem Solving Improves and Protects the Environment Similar Careers Government Manager Lawyer Agriculture Business Advisor Helpful Links YouTube - Careers in Public Policy and the Think Tank World YouTube - Serving Canadians Better as a Policy Analyst | Working at ESDC Occupation Profile - Policy Analyst Career Glossary Policy Stakeholder References Average Policy Analyst Salary in Canada. (No Date). Policy Analyst Job Description. (2020). Policy Analyst Job Description. (2020). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.