Benefits of working at NPI


Northern Policy Institute is committed to building human capital in Northern Ontario. We take pride in hiring students and new graduates. We help them develop the skills they need to excel in their field. We want to help you grow as a professional while living and working in the amazing communities we serve.
Want to author your own work and have the opportunity to get published?
Our interns and junior analysts don't fetch coffee. They are part of NPI's team as they learn and work alongside our core staff. Data and policy interns can expect to be responsible for their own projects that have a real impact on communities. They analyze real-world data and are authors of their own papers and projects. Communications, events, operations, and finance interns will be responsible for planning and executing the everyday operational activities that keep NPI running.
Our staff is vibrant, dynamic, and supportive. We want to help you achieve your goals and excel during your time with us.
We have opportunities available at various times of the year. All positions are in-person in Northern Ontario.

Work-life balance:

  • 15 Paid Holidays every year: NPI recognizes all federal and provincial statutory holidays, and we have two floating holidays per year for those who celebrate days not recognized by Canada or Ontario;
  • Fridays off in the Summer: NPI closes on Fridays for 16 weeks between May and August so that we can all enjoy summer and connect with the local communities;
  • Take a break before New Years: NPI also shuts down for an extended break at New Years. During this break, days that are not statutory holidays are still paid and not counted as vacation;
  • Start with two weeks vacation: Everyone starts with 2 weeks' vacation and adds a week for every three years at NPI.

Encouraging your language skills:

  • Bilingual increment if you speak English and Anishinabemowin, Oji-Cree, Cree, Michif or French;
  • Language training funds available for English, Anishinabemowin, Oji-Cree, Cree, Michif or French.

Looking after your physical and financial health:

  • After Three Months: participate in NPI's 50/50 cost-shared benefits plan – life, disability, health and dental insurance;
  • After Three Months: RRSP or TFSA contribution 5% (no requirement to match);
  • Access to a Financial Advisor.

Professional development:

  • Individual professional development account;
  • Professional networking opportunities;
  • OHS and WHMIS training.

Best of all:

  • Working with us!

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