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Policy Analyst Manitoba Government

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.


The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) regulates the province’s liquor, gaming and cannabis industries, including oversight for liquor sales, service and manufacturing; gaming employees, products, events and operations; and retail cannabis stores. The LGCA also is in the process of integrating the regulatory responsibilities of the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission into its mandate. We strive to serve the public interest by regulating these industries in a respectful, impartial and balanced manner.

The LGCA is seeking an experienced policy development professional. This position is part of the organization’s Communications, Policy and Research Department and is responsible for policy analysis and development initiatives.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check

The successful candidate must have:

  • A university degree in political science, public administration or a related field; and three to five years of related experience, preferably in the public sector. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to convey and produce complex materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Well-developed political acumen, and strong interpersonal skills to foster positive collaboration and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to analyze regulatory requirements and to develop policy alternatives and recommendations.
  • Strong attention to detail, and knowledge of and adherence to best practices in policy development.
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting legislation, regulation, policies and procedures.
  • Organizational and project management skills to balance competing priorities and manage projects simultaneously while achieving high-quality results.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficient computer skills and expertise using Microsoft Office Suite.

The following qualifications are desired:

  • Experience working in the liquor, gaming or cannabis industries or with a regulatory agency.
  • Proficiency in French.

The Policy Analyst position is responsible for policy analysis and development initiatives to achieve legislative aims and meet strategic, corporate and departmental goals. Working closely with the Senior Policy Analyst, the incumbent is responsible to conduct policy research and analysis to inform the development of internal, operational, and regulatory policy instruments. The work of the policy analyst directly informs the LGCA’s corporate activities as it relates the regulation of the liquor, gaming, cannabis and horse racing industries in Manitoba. The policy analyst, as a member of the communications, policy and research department, works collaboratively to develop internal policies that support solutions to improve operational processes and improve efficiencies. The incumbent also provides support to corporate responsibilities related to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Regulatory Accountability Act.

The LGCA has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity leave top-up plan, family-related leave and a defined benefit pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). The LGCA also has ergonomic workstations and free parking. Training, educational support and career development opportunities are available.

Please quote your name and the advertisement number in the subject line of your email. Please submit your cover letter, resume and any other documents in PDF format. The LGCA does not accept .zip files or links to Google Docs, Dropbox or any cloud-based storage systems as a replacement for PDF documents.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36568
Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority
Human Resource Services
1055 Milt Stegall Drive
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 0Z6
Fax: 204-927-5384
Email: resumes@LGCAmb.ca

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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