Our continued success depends on our commitment to the recruitment, retention and development of a talented and diverse team. Northern Policy Institute is eager to connect with individuals who can make valuable contributions to our increasingly dynamic and innovative organization.  

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NPI has hired librarians, historians, community developers, planners, accountants, business grads, teachers, and geographers. If you are studying administration, business or any of the social sciences and are interested in public policy or not for profits, you may be a fit with us. For more information, follow this link to explore the benefits of working at NPI.

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Staff Positions


Lead Policy Analyst – Building Human Capacity – Sudbury - 2-year contract (with a possibility of renewal)

The Lead Policy Analyst heads NPI’s Building Human Capacity Team. Reconciliation, antiracism, welcoming communities, population growth, retention, and attraction are all policy research areas for this team. They also explore better local and regional governance and community collaboration and cooperation models.

Solid analytical and writing skills are a must. In addition to descriptive statistics, the analyst will be expected to assess and explore potential policy implications and apply comparative evidence to support proposed policy changes, solutions, or directions. A special knowledge of Northern Ontario would also be an asset.

Candidates are asked to provide a one-paragraph statement as to why they applied for the position in this specific community. Applications that do not include this information may not be considered. The deadline for applications is midnight eastern time, 02 June 2023. The expected start date is 04 July 2023. Please forward a cover letter, resume and references to with "Lead Policy Analyst, Sudbury" in the subject line.

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Project Positions


Experience North

Every summer Northern Policy Institute makes available up to ten four-month placements across Northern Ontario. Usually housed with a partner organization in one of Ontario’s Central, Western or Northern Regions, the placements learn first-hand about the cut and thrust of public policy debate and the realities of running a not-for-profit. Together we build human capital and get lived experience in the North. For more information, visit our Experience North page.

These positions are ideal for those seeking to build firsthand experience about real world policy research, marketing, communication, or the operation of federally registered charities. How this education work is done, how it is crafted, and to whom and how it is communicated. The added benefit is a chance to expand your knowledge and understanding of Northern Ontario.

*Candidates are asked to provide a one paragraph statement as to why they have applied for the position in this specific community. Applications that do not include this information may not be considered.*