Job number: J0223-1308
Job title: Seniot Analyst
Job Type: Permanent Full time
Location: Toronto, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of positions: 3
Date posted: February 16, 2023
Closing date: March 31, 2023
Range minimum: $77,390.00/year

Who we are

We are an organization comprised of industry thought leaders who are passionate about health data and want to make a difference in the health care field. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization and together with our partners we provide essential information on Canada’s health systems, enabling decisions that lead to healthier Canadians. As a valued member of the CIHI team, you and your work will have a pivotal role in the evolution of Canada’s health care systems.

CIHI is recognized as an exceptional place to work that embraces diversity, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Learn about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and the work being done to create a more inclusive and welcoming organization by focusing on how we learn, govern and practise.

At CIHI, we recognize what matters to our employees. Some of the benefits of working at CIHI include

  • HOOPP Pension Plan (Defined Benefits Pension)
  • Retirement Planning Program
  • Generous vacation days for permanent and long-term contracts
  • Work-life balance
  • Career Planning Program
  • Learning and Professional Development Program
  • Flexible benefits program from your first day on the job for permanent and long-term contracts

Why is this role important?

The Senior Analyst plays a key role in organizing and leveraging the pan-Canadian data CIHI holds. This may involve data management, developing and maintaining data and information
standards (e.g., methodologies, indicators, and statistics), preparing relevant documentation, providing client support, assessing data quality, producing statistics, fulfilling custom data requests, conducting analysis and contributing to analytical reports. Participates in department/branch projects and initiatives, as well as other meetings and special projects as required.

Note: This posting may be used to fill similar positions in the Pharmaceuticals and Health Workforce Information Services Branch.

The Pharmaceuticals project involves a multi-disciplinary team across CIHI to fill gaps in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System and conduct targeted pharmaceuticals-related analysis. Data gaps being pursued include remaining public drug plan claims, private claims, drugs for rare diseases claims, and drugs administered in hospital. Analysis will leverage other data across CIHI, including hospital and primary care EMR data to look across health systems at information such as drug utilization and costs to contribute to real-world evidence for drugs, including those used to treat rare diseases. Work will vary based on assignment, with analysts working on high-priority work as it evolves.

What you’ll do

  1. Works with the Lead to manage CIHI data, ensuring it is fit for purpose, and to support the production of key deliverables for internal and external dissemination. Key deliverables include relevant documentation, data tables, custom data requests, and topical analytical reports.
  2. Conducts data management activities including writing and updating statistical code
    required for the development, computation, analysis, and/or verification of key deliverables. This may include support for the release of data and information through private and public reporting tools, including leading the execution of test strategies / test cases to ensure accuracy of the reported results in adherence with CIHI’s corporate information quality framework.
  3. Maintains detailed knowledge of data, tools, and analytical techniques used to produce standard and ad-hoc outputs.
  4. Conducts environmental scans and literature reviews to support the development of reports, statistics, and indicators.
  5. Leads and/or contributes to the development of materials (e.g., analytical reports, methodology or technical notes, presentations, educational, media, etc.) for dissemination of findings and knowledge translation, and reviews written products for analytic accuracy and quality.
  6. Provides professional and timely client support to respond to internal and external client queries as required.
  7. Ensures adherence to, and ability to demonstrate compliance with, CIHI’s privacy and security policies and procedures when using CIHI data and information.
  8. Maintains current knowledge of CIHI’s data holdings, trends in health services research and health policy, and stakeholder information needs to support current work and contribute to the development of new analytic proposals.
  9. Participates in other meetings and corporate project teams as required.

What you’ll bring to the table

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, or equivalent education/experience. A graduate
    degree in is an asset.
  • Three to five years related experience working with relational databases / large datasets,
    including manipulating, maintaining, and preparing data and presenting analyses and reports for different audiences.
  • Proficiency with data manipulation and statistical software, such as SAS, R, Python or other statistical software is essential.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with minimal supervision.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English is required, bilingualism is an asset.

To find out more about this role and other exciting opportunities visit our website at and check out our ‘Careers’ section.

We thank all those who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the risk of COVID-19. CIHI is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, and therefore CIHI requires proof of vaccination for all of our employees unless a valid accommodation under legislation exists.

At CIHI we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please note the CIHI Recruiting Team uses email to communicate with applicants. Please make sure your profile has an updated email address that is checked regularly, including the junk/spam mail folder, as we send time sensitive emails (i.e. testing and interview bookings).

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