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Manager, Government Relations (Halifax)


Atlantic Region




Full Time

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IBC is looking for an energetic individual who "gets it" when it comes to government, community and stakeholder relationships and related communications. In this dynamic role you will exercise your ability to develop and implement regional communication and government relations strategies.  You are well-versed in public policy development and can take an issue, research it, and develop a thorough and accurate briefing note within a tight timeframe.  You will cultivate regular key contacts in relevant government departments and with external stakeholder organizations across the Atlantic region. Your attention to detail will shine as you monitor government activities and respond by preparing reports and presentations on issues of relevance to the P&C insurance industry. A keen eye for detail and a stealth ability to contribute to the development of policy positions will be crucial.

The successful candidate will be responsible for two Atlantic Provinces, but may be called upon to assist with the other two Atlantic Provinces as needs arise. 

Duties And Responsibilities

  • External Relationship Management - Represent IBC and the P&C insurance industry with government and stakeholder groups on issues of common interest. 
  • Cultivate key relationships in all relevant government departments and outside stakeholder groups / organizations
  • Identify risks, opportunities and issues relevant to the business goals and objectives of our member companies and to the customers they serve. 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of communication and government relations strategies, in addition to policy development, for the region. 
  • Monitor the activities of the governments within the region, and prepare reports and presentations on these activities. 
  • Internal Relationship Management – collaborate with other IBC departments.
  • Ensure our members are well served by maintaining open communication within the industry at all times. 


  • Bachelor degree in political science, public administration, economics, or in a related field.
  • Five years or more of government relations, policy development and/or public affairs experience.  
  • Familiar with the Atlantic Legislatures, civil service, and regional political landscape.
  • Understand the legislative process, including the important role the civil service and public consultation play in developing government policy.
  • Able to take an industry position, research it, develop it, and craft an accurately thorough briefing note within tight timeframes.
  • Demonstrate ability in building strategy about complex and multi-faceted issues.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of public relations, with an emphasis in writing for various audiences
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Adept at time management in juggling multiple files with member impact.
  • Understanding of private property and casualty insurance would be an asset.
  • Bilingual English/French would be viewed as a strength.

Please send résumé to:

Human Resources
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Contact: Azan Khan
E-mail: careers@ibc.ca

This position qualifies under the Employee Referral Program. IBC is an equal opportunity employer.