Work at OSFI

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions offers a unique and dynamic work environment. Find out more about what makes us so different.

We’re a National Capital Region top employer

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Once again in 2024, OSFI was chosen as a top employer in the National Capital Region. We offer a unique public sector working environment with:

  • Bonuses and pay increases based on performance
  • A commitment to a diverse and well-supported workforce
  • Full paths for many different types of careers, from entry level to executive

Our commitment to diversity

Diversity is essential to the future of business. An environment where everyone is safe to be different leads to innovation and new experiences. We want our employees to bring their best selves to work and not be afraid to fail.

Our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts focus on:

  • Enhancing OSFI’s culture
  • Furthering our employees’ careers
  • Committing to our values of having a diverse workforce

Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy.

How and where we work

We have offices in four locations across Canada:

  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Vancouver

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, our employees have been mostly working from home. We’re now operating with a hybrid model, where employees work both at home and in the office.

Comparing OSFI to other public sector or private sector employers

We’re part of the Government of Canada. As such, our employees are members of the public service and have a collective agreement with the government through the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada union.

By joining OSFI, you’ll enjoy generous work conditions that make us different from the public sector or private sector.

If you’re coming from another government department

  • Our groups and levels differ from other departments (RE and REX)
  • We’re public service employees, just like employees at core federal government departments
  • You can move to OSFI and back to other federal government departments without a break in public service employment
  • Moving to OSFI won’t affect your federal public service pension or other benefits
  • All employees can earn performance-based pay increases or bonuses

If you’re coming from a private sector organization

  • When you join OSFI, you join the Canadian federal public service
  • As a public service employee, you’ll have rules of conduct and impartiality to follow
  • We’re focused on serving Canadians and the Canadian financial industry, rather than profit margins
  • Our work needs to be transparent to Canadians and the banks and other organizations that we regulate