Career Opportunities

To drive decisions, change opinions, and frame the public conversation, you need experience and expertise on your side. Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) is unrivaled on both fronts. We are Western Canada’s public affairs company. From premiers’ and ministers’ offices to high-level positions in industry, our team has advised, managed, and shaped the issues that matter most in the region. See below for current opportunities to join our team.

Public Affairs Manager – Regina

About the Role

Are you a public affairs professional who wants a dynamic and exciting challenge in a fast-paced work environment? Are you passionate about public policy and advancing the issues of North American corporations, associations, and not-for-profits? Are you interested in growing your skills and knowledge and meeting your full potential in a collaborative environment committed to excellence? Have you written proposals, undertaken presentations, and built critical arguments to inform solutions, create opportunities, and explore new ideas and potential? Are you a values-based and passionate professional committed to understanding the forces that impact our clients’ economic, political, and social environment? Are you driven by results, creating trusting relationships, and ensuring our offerings stand apart⁠—and above—those of the competition?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Public Affairs Manager role at Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) might be for you.

Reporting to the leadership team, CSG is seeking a full-time public affairs professional to join our growing Western Canadian team.

On any given day, you might go from assisting with a pitch in a corporate boardroom, to writing a press release for your client, or responding to change ranging from proposed legislation, to market opportunities, to barriers to growth or commercial success.

Your ability to collaborate with committed colleagues and to work with exceptional clients to solve their challenges and advance their plans and opportunities are table stakes. Each day will find you building relationships and trust through the creation and execution of comprehensive strategies, including government relations, communications, and stakeholder engagement. The results of your work inform clients’ needs and achieve impact and outcomes while making CSG better.

You bring a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to strategy development and execution, from issues management to project development and campaigns. Your hard work and ethical approach will immerse you in regulated, innovative, and export sectors. You will use your skills to resolve challenges, grow opportunities, and create sustainable growth using multiple strategies that achieve client goals and meet their expectations.

About Canadian Strategy Group

Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) was founded in 2008 in the heart of Alberta’s capital. Since that time, the firm has expanded throughout Western Canada, bringing aboard the region’s most respected strategic advisors.

Together, CSG’s partners have over 140 years of experience working in and with governments at all levels. They lead a growing team with extensive private and public sector experience who provide a range of public affairs services out of our offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Regina. A unique value proposition for our clients using our unparalleled experience and differentiated offerings in every western province.

To drive decisions, change opinions, and frame the public conversation, you need experience and expertise on your side. CSG is unrivalled in these outcomes. We are Western Canada’s public affairs firm. From premiers’ and ministers’ offices to high-level positions in industry, our team has advised, managed, and shaped the issues that matter most in the region. No one can better advance your organization’s interests with policymakers and thought leaders with greater impact than CSG.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, writer, and creative thinker with a growth mindset and desire to contribute to our expanding business in Western Canada. This person is confident, curious, collaborative, committed to working as part of a growing team, and consistently goes above and beyond to deliver on internal and external expectations.

The ideal candidate will have strategic experience and know how to inform key stakeholders and lobby municipal, provincial, and federal governments as a consultant or in-house professional. In addition, this person demonstrates an ability to work independently at the highest ethical and professional standards and as part of a growing team.

You do not shy away from a challenge and possess the ability to offer creative solutions to problems with minimal intervention and oversight. This person always finds a way to get the job done and is highly motivated to deliver results for clients.

You have broad political knowledge and relationships and an extensive network within the business community. This person possesses considerable familiarity with major issues affecting businesses, associations, and not-for-profits. This person is constantly reading the news and on the lookout for budding trends in business, politics, and the community.

We respect any municipal, provincial, and federal legislation that may prevent former designated officials from lobbying for a period of time following their employment (i.e. a cooling-off period). All candidates will be required to disclose whether they are subject to any of these restrictions.

Work Experience

A minimum of three to five years’ experience working directly in public affairs, including government relations or advocacy as a consultant or in-house lobbyist.

Direct political experience in government, opposition or within party politics (at any order of government) is required.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in political science, business, communications or a related field is required. A master’s degree is considered an asset.

Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; business writing is essential for success in this role, and the ability to effectively draft strategic plans, communications plans, key messages, and client information alerts is paramount
  • Ability to independently manage existing clients by being a highly competent and trusted strategic advisor with minimal oversight from management or partners
  • Ability to secure new clients by engaging in business development activities
  • Ability to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders and clients while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong emotional intelligence (“EQ”) and people skills
  • Extensive understanding of the political environment and decision-making processes at the political and bureaucratic level
  • Deep understanding of legislative and government documents with the ability to quickly synthesize complex information and formulate effective advice for clients
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office suite programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and a pro at learning and adapting to new technology

CSG offers a competitive salary based on experience. This position is also eligible for corporate bonus programs, which will be discussed with the successful candidate. If this interests you, please submit your resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and any cooling-off period information to [email protected].

Public Affairs Manager – Vancouver

About the Role

Are you a public affairs professional who wants a dynamic and exciting challenge in a fast-paced work environment? Are you passionate about public policy and advancing the issues of North American corporations, associations, and not-for-profits? Are you interested in growing your skills and knowledge and meeting your full potential in a collaborative environment committed to excellence? Have you written proposals, undertaken presentations, and built critical arguments to inform solutions, create opportunities, and explore new ideas and potential? Are you a values-based and passionate professional committed to understanding the forces that impact our clients’ economic, political, and social environment? Are you driven by results, creating trusting relationships, and ensuring our offerings stand apart⁠—and above—those of the competition?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Public Affairs Manager role at Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) might be for you.

Reporting to the leadership team, CSG is seeking a full-time public affairs professional to join our growing Western Canadian team.

On any given day, you might go from assisting with a pitch in a corporate boardroom, to writing a press release for your client, or responding to change ranging from proposed legislation, to market opportunities, to barriers to growth or commercial success.

Your ability to collaborate with committed colleagues and to work with exceptional clients to solve their challenges and advance their plans and opportunities are table stakes. Each day will find you building relationships and trust through the creation and execution of comprehensive strategies, including government relations, communications, and stakeholder engagement. The results of your work inform clients’ needs and achieve impact and outcomes while making CSG better.

You bring a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to strategy development and execution, from issues management to project development and campaigns. Your hard work and ethical approach will immerse you in regulated, innovative, and export sectors. You will use your skills to resolve challenges, grow opportunities, and create sustainable growth using multiple strategies that achieve client goals and meet their expectations.

About Canadian Strategy Group

Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) was founded in 2008 in the heart of Alberta’s capital. Since that time, the firm has expanded throughout Western Canada, bringing aboard the region’s most respected strategic advisors.

Together, CSG’s partners have over 140 years of experience working in and with governments at all levels. They lead a growing team with extensive private and public sector experience who provide a range of public affairs services out of our offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Regina. A unique value proposition for our clients using our unparalleled experience and differentiated offerings in every western province.

To drive decisions, change opinions, and frame the public conversation, you need experience and expertise on your side. CSG is unrivalled in these outcomes. We are Western Canada’s public affairs firm. From premiers’ and ministers’ offices to high-level positions in industry, our team has advised, managed, and shaped the issues that matter most in the region. No one can better advance your organization’s interests with policymakers and thought leaders with greater impact than CSG.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, writer, and creative thinker with a growth mindset and desire to contribute to our expanding business in Western Canada. This person is confident, curious, collaborative, committed to working as part of a growing team, and consistently goes above and beyond to deliver on internal and external expectations.

The ideal candidate will have strategic experience and know how to inform key stakeholders and lobby municipal, provincial, and federal governments as a consultant or in-house professional. In addition, this person demonstrates an ability to work independently at the highest ethical and professional standards and as part of a growing team.

You do not shy away from a challenge and possess the ability to offer creative solutions to problems with minimal intervention and oversight. This person always finds a way to get the job done and is highly motivated to deliver results for clients.

You have broad political knowledge and relationships and an extensive network within the business community. This person possesses considerable familiarity with major issues affecting businesses, associations, and not-for-profits. This person is constantly reading the news and on the lookout for budding trends in business, politics, and the community.

We respect any municipal, provincial, and federal legislation that may prevent former designated officials from lobbying for a period of time following their employment (i.e. a cooling-off period). All candidates will be required to disclose whether they are subject to any of these restrictions.

Work Experience

A minimum of three to five years’ experience working directly in public affairs, including government relations or advocacy as a consultant or in-house lobbyist.

Direct political experience in government, opposition or within party politics (at any order of government) is required.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in political science, business, communications or a related field is required. A master’s degree is considered an asset.

Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; business writing is essential for success in this role, and the ability to effectively draft strategic plans, communications plans, key messages, and client information alerts is paramount
  • Ability to independently manage existing clients by being a highly competent and trusted strategic advisor with minimal oversight from management or partners
  • Ability to secure new clients by engaging in business development activities
  • Ability to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders and clients while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong emotional intelligence (“EQ”) and people skills
  • Extensive understanding of the political environment and decision-making processes at the political and bureaucratic level
  • Deep understanding of legislative and government documents with the ability to quickly synthesize complex information and formulate effective advice for clients
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office suite programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and a pro at learning and adapting to new technology


CSG offers a competitive salary based on experience. This position is also eligible for corporate bonus programs, which will be discussed with the successful candidate. If this interests you, please submit your resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and any cooling-off period information to [email protected].