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Manager, Policy and Government Relations, Québec

Release Date: 02/07/2024
Staff Reference: clhia careers

Imagine a job where YOU utilize your exceptional leadership skills to effectively collaborate with the members of the CLHIA community. 
Imagine a job where YOU work with members to contribute to critical decisions about industry positions and strategy! 
Add a great collaborative team, a challenging variety of work, excellent work life balance, and you have imagined a job at the CLHIA
About the CLHIA: 
CLHIA is the respected voice of Canada's Life and Health Insurers. Our work concerns the lives of all Canadians. We work alongside our members to advance public policy solutions that ensure a sound and vibrant life and health insurance industry that allows Canadians to enjoy greater financial security and access to valuable supplementary health benefits. Every day at the CLHIA, we bring:

  • our authentic selves to the job
  • our best ideas to every challenge
  • our open minds to other perspectives
  • our full trust in one another’s abilities
  • our commitment to exemplify respect, accountability, teamwork, and excellence in how we work together; and
  • our genuine enthusiasm for a job well done – whether it’s your own achievement or someone else’s. 
We are a stable and secure association that has been busier than ever.  We are a small close-knit team that works together to make sure the association runs smoothly.  This position is a hybrid position where you are expected to attend the Montreal office 2 days a week.   
The Right Fit: 
We believe the kind of person you are matters.  We have a culture of respect and caring, and we want employees who will thrive in our environment.  When we hire, we consider your potential and how you may fit with our team. 
You will succeed here if you are: 
A strong communicator – you will be collaborating not only internally but with member companies, government, and regulators.  Your ability to communicate clearly and with several different parties will support your success 
Independent – you are self-motivated and manage your time well.  You can organize your day to meet often conflicting priorities and deadlines 
Analytical - this is a position where you will use research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to understanding issues affecting the life and health insurance industry 
Flexible – this is a position where you will be wearing many hats and you must be flexible to help in several areas of the business as required 
A team player - you work well and efficiently with others. 
The Position: 
Reporting to the Director, Public and Government Affairs (Québec), the Manager, Policy, serves the life and health insurance industry's interests. The Manager is responsible for providing public policy analysis and advice on a wide range of economic and policy issues affecting the life and health insurance industry in Canada in support of the industry's collective interests. The Manager works collaboratively with CLHIA staff, member companies, and stakeholders to support public policy and government relations initiatives.   
The position package includes:
  • Prescription, dental and paramedical benefits, with 100% employer paid premiums
  • A defined contribution pension plan with employer matching
  • We also offer a competitive compensation package
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • 10 sick days
  • 2 floater days
  • Hybrid work model 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the work of member company committees and working groups by conducting research and analysis, and contributing to communications that aim to build consensus among members on policy positions. Areas of key interest to the industry could include: health benefits, cyber security, privacy, international trade, and climate change.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the life and health insurance industry in Canada through research, analysis, and working with member companies and stakeholders in order to develop policy options, make recommendations, and contribute to policy related documents (e.g., papers, submissions).
  • Communicate results/conclusions and implications of issues by briefing senior colleagues and stakeholders; as well, prepare written and presentation materials for a wide variety of audience.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relations with stakeholders (member companies, government officials, academics, research organizations, etc.) through, for example, participating in meetings and identifying issues of interest and concern to the life and health insurance industry.
  • Contribute to CLHIA’s broad public policy interests by participating in initiatives and projects that promote the industry’s position on public policy issues. 
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., public policy, economics, political science, public administration) with 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of policy and legislative processes, particularly related to Québec.
  • Previous financial services experience, knowledge of the life and health insurance industry, and/or experience with member-based organizations would be considered an asset.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, digital), and the ability to effectively build relationships and work collaboratively with individuals within and outside the Association.
  • Research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to understand issues affecting the life and health insurance industry.
  • Organizational, project management and time management skills to manage multiple projects, including those with tight deadlines and changing priorities. 
How to Apply: 
Please submit your resume to
The CLHIA is committed to ensuring fair and inclusive employment practices. On request, we provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. If you require accommodation, please advise us. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.