Government Relations Analyst

NOC #11202

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $70,000 to $128,000

Career profile

Government relations analysts play a crucial role within companies by formulating, overseeing, and executing strategic government relations initiatives. They navigate the intersection of government and corporate interests by working to ensure public policy supports individual corporate goals as well as overall industry success.

Their responsibilities encompass the cultivation of relationships with stakeholders across various levels of government, and require comprehensive understanding of the political landscape, government operations and policy initiatives.

Government relations analysts have a deep understanding of their companies’ operations and objectives and work across various teams to provide insight and advice to mitigate risks, track governmental proceedings, and conduct policy analyses. They work closely with communications and public affairs departments to support strong working relationships with government officials.

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In this occupation, activities may include:

  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information
  • Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions
  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time
  • Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work


  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in business marketing, public relations, communications, journalism or a similar discipline is usually required.

  • Minimal or no travel
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding
  • English language
  • Communications and media
  • Sales and marketing
  • Customer and personal service
  • Administration and management
  • Computers and electronics
  • Clerical
  • Active listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing