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The Conference Board of Canada Overview

Ottawa, ON
51 to 200 employees
1954
Non-profit Organisation
Social Services
$50 to $100 million (CAD) per year
The Conference Board of Canada is the foremost independent, evidence-based, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada. Our research focuses on economic trends, organizational performance, and public policy issues. We are objective, independent and evidence-based ... Read more

Mission: We are dedicated to building a better future for Canadians by making our economy and society more dynamic and competitive.

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Career Opportunities at the Conference Board

The Conference Board of Canada is a private, not for profit, knowledge-based organization that employs a superb complement of staff including economists, researchers, event organizers, facilitators, and an ace support team, all with varied expertise. Many of our employees hold masters or PhD degrees from leading Canadian and international universities, with backgrounds in business, the public sector, academia, and not-for-profits.

The Board offers a stimulating and professional work environment. According to the 2015 Employee Engagement Survey, the top factors of engagement for employees at The Conference Board of Canada are the strong and enjoyable collegial relationships with colleagues, the flexible and stimulating work environment, and the amount of open and honest dialogue with managers. We are delighted to have been recognized eight times in recent years as one of the Top Employers in the National Capital Region.


  • Monthly public transit pass 100% reimbursed
  • Annual fitness allowance
  • On-site personal financial advisor consultations
  • Winter holiday paid office closure
  • Learn@Lunch sessions
  • On-site parking (monthly fee)
  • Secure bike shed
  • Paid days off: marriage/civil union day, new parent day, new grandparent day, moving day
  • On-site and after-work instructor lead yoga
  • Employee-led lunch time fitness groups – bootcamp, soccer, basketball, hockey
  • Soft-ball league/team  
  • On-site flu-shot clinics
  • On-site shower facilities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program through Morneau Shepell
  • Employee celebration/recognition Day
  • Semi-annual divisional team building days
  • Summer ice-cream days
  • Kids Christmas Party

The Conference Board of Canada Reviews

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Ottawa, ON
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    I worked at The Conference Board of Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think it is safe to assume that the previous posts were written by disgruntled former employees wearing revenge-coloured glasses. It's easy to pick a company apart when you no longer work there and everything didn't go your way. I think the previous comments should all be taken with a grain of salt.

    - Amazing internal knowledge resources
    - The opportunity to learn about a lot of issues and topics impacting Canadians
    - Great colleagues
    - Excellent benefits, RSP, and vacation
    - Supportive management that really care and recognize hard work
    - Nice office with affordable parking

    Cons

    - Slower moving as a lot of stakeholders can be involved in decision making

    - Non-profit resources (the learning opportunities, culture, benefits and colleagues make up for this)

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to invest in new ideas, new resources, and recognize and reward hard work and talent

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The Conference Board of Canada Interviews

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    Interview

    The interview was fairly easy, and the economists were pleasant to talk to. I was offered minimum wage for a position that requires a degree and relevant past experience. Pretty shameful practices if you ask me.

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