Job Posting: Policy Advisor 

SEEKING a Policy Advisor eager to join Clean Energy Canada’s policy team, contribute to its initiatives to advance Canada’s economy through the clean energy transition, and grow your career in our challenging and collaborative environment. You are a self-starter, eager to learn, and up for the task of maintaining and advancing our high standards for research, data analysis, and policy creation.


Reporting to the Clean Economy Program Manager, the Policy Advisor is responsible for working closely with colleagues across the organization to support policy and advocacy efforts to enable Canada’s transition to a clean energy future.  

Roles and responsibilities


  • Support the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data across different climate and economic areas.
  • Support the interpretation of economic analysis and modelling, including working with team members and consultants to define scenarios and assumptions.

Policy and advocacy:

  • Developing expertise in new areas, the Policy Advisor will conduct policy analysis on clean economy and clean energy solutions, with a current focus on industrial decarbonization and decarbonization of the electricity grid.
  • Undertake research and writing for reports, policy briefs, presentations, etc. 
  • Work with governments and politicians of all stripes to advance Clean Energy Canada’s policy goals.


  • Contribute to research and writing for public reports.
  • Contribute analysis and research to press releases, op-eds, and blogs.

Convening, stakeholder engagement, and partnerships:

  • Engage with governments, businesses, and other civil society groups to find areas of common ground on clean economy-related policies or issues; identify and execute strategic convening opportunities to support policy development.
  • Enthusiastically contribute to presentations about Clean Energy Canada’s work and position on clean economy policies and issues at industry-led conferences and events.

Education and experience requirements

  • Required university degree in a relevant area such as public policy, economics, environmental sciences, etc. 
  • Two to four years of relevant experience in a related field. 


The ideal candidate is:

  • Analytical with strong quantitative skills and proven work experience in helping collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data. Knowledge of economic analysis, modelling, and experience in relevant software is an asset.
  • Well-versed in decarbonization pathways for Canada’s economy, with knowledge of decarbonization in the industrial, energy, and agricultural sectors an asset.
  • Impeccable and efficient; able to effectively manage and execute projects, and triage priorities with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • An effective communicator with strong presentation skills, ability to write internal and external briefing notes, conduct research, and disseminate complex information in simple language.
  • Comfortable with a collaborative working style and able to build and maintain relationships with colleagues across the organization as well as in industry and government.


  • The policy advisor reports to the Clean Economy Program Manager.

Working conditions

  • Position is based in the Toronto or Ottawa areas with flexibility to work from home up to three days a week.
  • Some travel is required for government relations, stakeholder meetings, and events (less than 10% of work). 


Clean Energy Canada offers a competitive salary, vacation, and health benefits package.  

How to Apply 

If you think this position sounds like a great fit for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to by March 20, 2023, following these instructions: 

  • Format your resume and cover letter as a single PDF file using this naming convention:
  • Limit your cover letter to no more than two pages and address it to Ollie Sheldrick, Program Manager – Clean Economy. Please indicate how you learned of this opportunity.

Applications will be considered as they are received. Clean Energy Canada is an equal-opportunity employer. While we appreciate all expressions of interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Clean Energy Canada 

Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy program within the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University.We work to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition by sharing the story of the global shift to renewable energy sources and clean technology. We conduct original research, convene influential dialogues, inform policy leadership, and build citizen engagement.

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