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Mortgage Career: Market Intelligence Consultant


Company: Financial Services Commission of Ontario
Position Title: Market Intelligence Consultant
Licences or Registrations Required: No
Location of Position: Toronto, Ontario
Applicants may contact:

Market Intelligence Consultant

strong analytical skills and knowledge/expertise in the regulated financial
service sectors in Ontario are required by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) to perform market
intelligence research and analysis projects/services for the identification and
assessment of broad and complex sector emerging issues or trends and to support
evidence-based regulatory solutions and legislation/policy development.

As a Market Intelligence Consultant, you will:

  • lead/conduct
    projects for the research, environmental scanning, compilation and analysis of
    market intelligence data and information of sectors, companies and
    intermediaries within five regulated financial service sectors in Ontario (i.e.
    insurance including life and health, property and casualty, credit
    unions/caisses populaires, co-operatives, loan and trust corporations and
    mortgage brokering)
  • analyze
    industry practices, business developments and consumer product developments in all regulated sectors and new company/industry governance, policy and business operations
  • identify
    emerging sector/industry issues/trends and assess market conduct compliance
    regulatory risks and sector practices which have
    potential negative impact on the protection of the consumer public
  • research
    and analyze market conduct issues, FSCO complaints data and compliance case
    statistics to identify broad trends, which may impact public confidence in the
    regulated sectors and prepare comprehensive reports
  • lead/conduct analysis of the impact of new, existing and
    proposed FSCO legislation, policies, business plans and programs from a sector
    perspective to inform and strengthen the
    evidence base for FSCO/division regulatory, legislative and policy
    development initiatives
  • lead/conduct
    consultations with a
    network of internal and external stakeholders
    to conduct environmental scans and engage in discussion on sector trends/issues
    that impact the effective regulation of the financial service industry in
  • act as a branch/FSCO
    subject matter expert on financial service sector operations/issues in Ontario
    and provide technical expertise on industry intelligence and risk analysis;
  • lead/conduct
    projects for the design, development, implementation
    and review of market intelligence research/analytical models, databases and
    tools and branch
    quality assurance and continuous improvement systems, processes and methods

Location: 5160 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario        


What we are looking for:

Experience and Knowledge in the Financial Services
Sectors in Ontario:

  • proven expert knowledge/experience related to business operations,
    product development, the distribution of financial products/services or risk
    management primarily within the general or life and health insurance, mortgage
    broking or other FSCO-regulated sectors

Technical Knowledge in Market Intelligence Research
and Risk Analysis:

  • advanced
    knowledge and expertise related to the theory, principles,
    practices and methods of market intelligence research/analysis
  • knowledge and
    expertise in market conduct regulation risk analysis and assessment and risk-based
    regulatory techniques within the regulated financial services

Knowledge of Statistical Research, Quality
Assurance and Policy Development Principles and Methods:

  • proven superior knowledge
    of critical thinking, research, information
    gathering, statistics and analytical techniques and methods
  • superior research and investigative skills to assess complaints
  • extensive knowledge of quality assurance principles, methods and processes
  • knowledge of policy
    development and assessment methods with experience in identifying/analyzing
    policy-related impacts, issues and opportunities

Project Management, Analytical and Computer Skills:

  • excellent
    project management skills to lead and/or conduct multiple business intelligence
  • deep
    analytical and information gathering skills to identify and analyze systemic
    market activity and practices across the regulated sectors and assess their
    implications/impact for the division, FSCO, sector industries and the consumer
  • advanced computer skills and knowledge of word processing,
    spreadsheet, database and specialized financial computer software

Relationship Management, Communication and
Consultation Skills:

  • excellent
    relationship management and consultation skills with proven ability to
    develop/facilitate relationships with a broad range of internal and external
  • excellent oral
    communication skills with demonstrated experience in providing expert advisory
    services and briefings to senior management, the Ministry and the
    CEO/Superintendent of FSCO
  • excellent written
    communication skills with proven experience in producing effective project
    reports, briefing materials and policy/operational recommendations


Salary range:  $69,279.00 – $88,440.00 per annum 

apply online at, quoting Job ID 48080. Alternatively, you may send your resume by November
16, 2012
, to:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Human Resources Unit
5160 Yonge Street, 16th Floor
Toronto, ON M2N 6L9

Ontario Public Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation
will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code