Policy Analyst

NOC #41400, #41409

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree

Career profile

Policy analysts analyze public policy information and synthesize it for internal audiences such as corporate or project leadership for their consideration of any potential impacts on strategic plans, priorities or ongoing operations. Policy analysts review legislation, regulations and policy initiatives and provide advice to leadership on opportunities to advance business interests or to mitigate challenges within these environments. They also work to ensure that relevant information is available to legislative and regulatory stakeholders to support public policy formulation that supports the energy sectors in which their companies operate.

Policy analysts often work in a broader public affairs team and can have a variety of backgrounds but usually have experience in dealing with government, business, industry associations and public policy development.

Exploration and production, Pipelines, Oil sands, Oil and gas services, Offshore, CCUS, Emissions reduction, Well site decommissioning, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Engineering, design and procurement, Construction, Start-up and commissioning, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Reviewing and analyzing, federal and provincial and municipal legislation, regulations, and policies.
  • Making recommendations for issues management and external engagement based on broad public policy directions and specific legislative and regulatory decisions taken by governments.
  • Identifying government policies with current and potential impact to business objectives.
  • Synthesizing policy and political information as the basis for policy and business decisions by corporate leadership.
  • Reviewing proposed legislative initiatives and providing feedback on potential impacts on business lines.
  • Identifying government policies with current and potential impact to business objectives.


  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as Political Science, Economics, Law, Business or Administration is required.

  • Minimal or no travel
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding
  • Communications and Media
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Understanding Risk
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Writing, Technical Writing, Document Production
  • Coordination
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Managing Conflict
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Collaborative
  • Leading / Living The Vision And Values