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Analyst, Tax Policy & Capital Markets

PDAC Full-Time  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 12 Jun 2017

Job Description


The analyst will conduct research and analysis, and develop policies and programs, related to the financing of mineral exploration and development. This work will inform PDAC efforts to achieve three priority goals for the mineral exploration and development industry, including:

  • Enhancing access to existing, or creating access to new, sources of capital
  • Reducing the costs of capital raising in Canada
  • Enhancing investor confidence in Canada’s capital markets



Working with volunteers on relevant committees and senior management, the staff person will:

  • Monitor and analyze trends and data related to the financing of mineral exploration (and other venture industries) in Canada and globally, including:
    • Designing market research questionnaires to understand company financing strategies
    • Conducting surveys and analyzing data on the investment habits of retail and institutional investors
    • Conducting comparative research on the investment habits of venture investors
    • Engaging with issuers/investors to understand the capital-raising environment
  • Monitor and analyze the activities of exchanges and regulatory bodies in Canada
  • Develop strategies to attract venture/risk capital to the industry
  • Administer programs and projects to help companies and regions attract investment, including;
    • Organizing the Capital Markets Program held at the annual PDAC Convention
    • Planning and developing e-commerce strategies to promote PDAC Convention
  • Prepare briefing materials (e.g. reports, research papers, educational texts or articles) for senior management at the PDAC, and relevant PDAC Committees
  • Organize and attending meetings, events, conferences and workshops related to PDAC policy priorities, with a diverse range of stakeholders, partners and networks
  • Respectfully develop and maintain a network of contacts (and effective working relationships with said contacts)
  • Develop proposals for project work, both for annual work- plans and for in-year requests
  • Provide organizational and administrative support to relevant PDAC Committees, including the development and implementation of the annual workplan and budget for the program
  • Maintain current, accurate and well-organized paper and electronic files related to the program
  • Contribute to efforts, by senior management, to improve the functioning of the PDAC as an organization, including strategic planning and other organizational renewal efforts
  • Undertake other duties, as reasonably required, dependent upon the needs of the PDAC.





  • Substantial understanding of capital-raising dynamics within the mineral exploration industry
  • Substantial understanding of Canadian tax policy and incentives related to mineral exploration
  • Substantial understanding of the exempt marketplace and Canadian securities regulations related to the financing efforts of the exploration and mining industry
  • Understanding of climate change policy and carbon pricing mechanisms, and impact on mineral exploration in Canada Understanding of the exploration and mining industry
  • Understanding of the global economy and business trends
  • Understanding of the tax, accounting, finance and strategy dimensions of the exploration and mining industry, including sustainability principles
  • Understanding of basic business functions (e.g. accounting, strategy, finance, marketing, sustainability), particularly the demonstrated ability to analyze financial reports and other corporate disclosure information)
  • University degree in business/commerce, economics, political science, public policy or related
  • Minimum of two years of full-time equivalent work experience



  • Demonstrated ability to quickly access, manipulate, understand and analyze large volumes of complex quantitative data and information, including:
    • Demonstrated ability to find and correct errors in third-party data sources
    • Demonstrated ability to convert complex data/information into understandable briefing notes and presentations for wider consumption, including analysis and advice
  • Demonstrated ability to educate, in an accessible manner, non-industry members about mineral industry related tax policy and capital market issues
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including:
  • Production of high quality written deliverables on time and on budget (e.g. presentations, briefing notes, policy papers)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong written English communication skills
  • Demonstrably strong inter-personal skills, including demonstrated ability to:
    • Build relationships with key partners, allies and stakeholders
    • Work in teams and build consensus to support ideas
    • Manage conflicts effectively and maintain healthy working relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an organizational environment characterized by constant change and multiple sources of influence on decision-making


PDAC will provide you with:

  • Two weeks of paid vacation annually
  • A cash payment in lieu of a pension, in an amount equivalent to 6% of your gross salary. These amounts will be provided to you each pay period
  • Access to the following group benefits: extended health, dental, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Pension-payment and group benefits as described above will come into effect after the first three months of employment

If you are interested in this permanent, full-time position (salary range C$60,000-C$68,000), please send a resume and cover letter to Nadim Kara, Senior Director, Policy & Programs at In the subject heading, please use the following text:  APPLICATION: Analyst position – First Name Last Name

Please also send a document (e.g. briefing note, presentation with speaking notes) demonstrating your competency at manipulating and analyzing large volumes of quantitative data and generating insights/advice/recommendations.

The posting will close July 22, 2017.

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