Senior Legislation and Policy Analyst – Manitoba Government – Winnipeg, MB

By | November 15, 2018

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Manitoba Education and Training has an extensive and complex mandate inclusive of early childhood education, K-12 education, adult learning, apprenticeship, post-secondary education, workforce development, and immigration and economic opportunities. The Policy and Planning Branch is responsible for strategic and business planning, legislative development, performance evaluation and overall evidence-based policy direction for the Department as a whole.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


  • Post-secondary education in a social science-related field combined with related work experience. Other combinations of education, training, and experience may be considered
  • Extensive experience in researching, developing and/or evaluating complex policy and programs
  • Experience interpreting and/or applying legislation or regulations
  • Experience in project leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills including experience writing a variety of clear and concise documents and reports
  • Excellent oral communication skills including experience delivering oral briefings and providing presentations
  • Strong political acumen with the ability to exercise sound judgement in dealing with confidential and politically sensitive materials and situations
  • Knowledge of the provincial legislative and regulatory development processes
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage workload with competing and changing priorities and deadlines
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)


  • Knowledge of Manitoba’s Regulatory Accountability Act

Reporting to the Manager, Legislation and Strategic Policy, the Senior Policy and Legislation Analyst will be primarily responsible for leading the development of statutory and regulatory changes and working collaboratively with senior management and program leads from across the Department. The Senior Analyst plans and undertakes research and analysis to support statutory, regulatory and policy initiatives, and provides high-level advice and guidance (both oral and written) on the policy and legal implications of such initiatives. The Senior Analyst is expected to mentor junior analysts, not only within the Branch, but also across the Department through their leadership on legislative projects. The Senior Analyst also represents the Branch and Department on internal and external committees and at meetings, and assumes the responsibilities of the Manager in their absence.

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Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4

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Fax: 204-948-2193


Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.