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Business analysts play a vital role in helping their employer's business function efficiently. While business analyst jobs can vary widely, your main role will be analyzing a general or specific business function, internal documentation, processes, systems, and business models to help your employer run as efficiently as possible, and help them improve their bottom line and achieve strategic objectives.

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  • Business/Data Analyst (Jr-Int) Mississauga

    2019-03-22 Mississauga, Ontario Temporary

    Our client, located in Mississauga Ontario is looking for a Junior-Intermediate Business Analyst to join them on a contract basis. Working for a large international brand and technical organization, this role is ideal for someone with 3 years of experience as a BA and the following skills: - ...

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  • Senior Business Analyst - Capital Markets Toronto

    2019-03-21 Toronto, Ontario Temporary

    Are you a finance professional with previous experience in an audit function and a strong understanding of banking or investment industry? Have you previously been responsible for activities within the Capital Markets space, and are looking for a new opportunity to develop your skills? If so, we ...

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  • Financial Analyst Vancouver

    2019-03-21 Vancouver, British Columbia Permanent

    Our client is looking for a Financial Analyst to provide accurate and data based information on company's profitability,solvency, stability and liquidity. The ideal candidate will research and analyze financial information to help the company make well informed decisions, write reports and monitor ...

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  • Business Analyst Regina

    2019-03-21 Regina, Saskatchewan Temporary

    Our client is currently seeking a Business Analyst with Data Analysis experience in Regina, SK. Duties and Qualifications: - 5+ years experience developing and working with MSSQL - Ability to design and execute data for a large scale ERP implementation - Develop, test, document and execute - etc. ...

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  • Technical Analyst - Document Management Server Support Calgary

    2019-03-21 Calgary, Alberta Temporary

    Our large O&G client requires a technical analyst for a 1 year contract. In this role you will be responsible for understanding the application’s functionality, limitations, configuration and how it integrates into the business. Defining requirements of the daily needs of the system as well as ...

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  • Business Analyst ( 1 year TERM ) Toronto

    2019-03-20 Toronto, Ontario Permanent

    Our client, a leader in the Education industry is looking for a Business analyst who has a good understanding of infrastructure and netwroking to join their team for a 1 year term assignment that (salaried with partial benefits)to assist them in documenting the requirements of current state ...

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  • Contract Analyst - DT Vancouver

    2019-03-20 Vancouver, British Columbia Temporary

    Do you have Account Receivables and Account Payables experience? Are you proficient in Word and Excel? If so we have an excellent opportunity for you! We are currently looking for a contract analyst to support our Financial Industry leading client's Vancouver office. If hired you will work ...

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  • Workflow Scheduling Administrator Toronto

    2019-03-20 Toronto, Ontario Permanent

    Do you have excellent attention to detail and ability to work in high detailed formats? We are looking for a Workflow scheduling administrator to join our team! We are hoping that your are a team player with a proactive “service-first” attitude and the ability to work independently on projects with ...

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  • Business Analyst/ Product Manager (Salesforce) Mississauga

    2019-03-19 Mississauga, Ontario Temporary

    Our client. a leader in the retail industry is looking for a B/A who has had experience implementing Salesforce or Digital Asset Management solutions, to join their team for an initial 1 year contract. • Direct the identification of new and complex business processes and strategies to improve ...

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  • Commodity Taxes Analyst - Winnipeg

    2019-03-19 WINNIPEG, Manitoba Permanent

    Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and ...

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  • Business Analyst - Health Saint John

    2019-03-19 Saint John, New Brunswick Temporary

    We are pleased to offer you this new and exciting CONTRACT requirement with our client for the position of: Business Analyst - Health -Start: ASAP -Estimated length: 6+ Month -Location: Saint John, NB REQUIREMENTS -You are a Business Analyst with Healthcare experience able to work in Saint John NB ...

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  • Software Developer - Downtown Toronto TORONTO CENTRAL

    2019-03-19 TORONTO CENTRAL Permanent

    Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and ...

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  • Financial Analyst - Intermediate Toronto

    2019-03-19 Toronto, Ontario Temporary

    Are you a Financial Analyst with previous experience handling reporting/analysis for a large corporate organization? Do you have in depth knowledge of the month-end process, both for special projects and standard operations functions? Are you looking to develop your skills with a leading ...

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  • IT Systems Application Analyst (SAS) Toronto

    2019-03-18 Toronto, Ontario Permanent

    Our client, located in Toronto Ontario is looking for a SAS IT Systems Application Analyst to join them on a full-time basis. Experience: • Five years experience supporting business application systems, applications development, technical architecture design, system integrations, system ...

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  • Business Analyst Regina

    2019-03-18 Regina, Saskatchewan Temporary

    Our client in Saskatchewan is seeking a Business Analyst that is strong with process management and business intelligence. For more information please contact your local Resource Manager!! Randstad Professionals Canada Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the ...

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  • IT Performance and Automation Analyst - Montreal DORVAL

    2019-03-18 DORVAL, Québec Permanent

    Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and ...

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  • IT Operations Center Analyst - Toronto

    2019-03-18 TORONTO, Ontario Permanent

    Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and ...

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  • Sr. Financial Analyst Calgary

    2019-03-18 Calgary, Alberta Temporary

    Our client, one of the world's leading gas distribution organization, is hiring a Sr. Finance Analyst for a 9 month contract with long term potential. The role will develop and utilize an expert level of knowledge of the Oracle Enterprise Financial System (Project Accounting and General Ledger ...

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  • Business Analyst Fredericton

    2019-03-18 Fredericton, New Brunswick Temporary

    We are pleased to offer you this new and exciting contract requirement with our client for the position of: BUSINESS ANALYST PROJECT: -Start: ASAP -Estimated length: 20+ Months -Location: Fredericton NB REQUIREMENTS You are a intermediate to senior Business Analyst in Fredericton with the following ...

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  • Cobol Developer Fredericton

    2019-03-18 Fredericton, New Brunswick Temporary

    We are pleased to offer you this new and exciting contract requirement with our client for the position of: COBOL DEVELOPER PROJECT: -Start: ASAP -Estimated length: 18+ months -Location: Fredericton NB REQUIREMENTS - The proposed resource must have recent and comprehensive experience developing ...

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all about business analysts

Depending the specific job, the industry, and the company you work for, you could focus on strategic planning, process design, systems analysis, business model analysis, technology efficiency or other more specific business functions. Common titles associated with business analyst jobs include business process analyst, data analyst, systems analyst, and IT business analyst.

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what business analyst jobs entail

Business analysts typically require you to work in an office setting from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, though overtime may be required to meet deadlines. A variety of businesses and industries use the skills of a business analyst, meaning you can work for almost any company in any industry. This position generally reports to senior-level management.

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average business analyst salaries

Since business analyst jobs, responsibilities, and titles can vary, business analyst salaries also vary. Entry-level business analyst jobs will likely come with a starting salary between $45,000 and $55,000, while senior business analysts can command a salary of $100,000+.

The average business analyst salary is around $65,000. As with most jobs, the size of the company, your role and the city where you work will factor into salary expectations.

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your day to day tasks

Business analyst roles are varied. As a business analyst, you analyze your employer's business or IT systems and data, and recommend changes to increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of a department or an entire company. Some typical tasks in business analyst jobs include:

  • identifying the need for change
  • assessing the impact of changes
  • documenting changing requirements and ensuring the updates occur
  • creating tangible benefits to the organization
  • prioritizing business requirements
  • implementing business solutions
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where you can work

Business analysts are found at companies of all sizes in many industries. However, many business analyst jobs are found in finance, banking, government agencies, insurance, and technology – an area that is on the rise as technology advances and becomes an increasingly entrenched part of the business world. Large cities such as Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, Vancouver and Montreal offer business analyst jobs due to their large technology presence.

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what you bring to the table

Business analyst positions require a high degree of business savvy. Business analysts are problem solvers, excellent communicators, and tactful diplomats who can quickly understand and respond to the needs of people within the company. Skills you'll need include:

  • written and verbal communication
  • technical writing skills
  • strong leadership
  • ability to work independently 
  • understanding of business systems
  • ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
  • business case development
  • modeling techniques and methods
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training and certifications

Most employers require an undergraduate degree in business, IT, or a related field. Some will also look for a master's degree.

Individual requirements vary by job and company. Some candidates are hired straight out of university, while more experience will land you in a higher-level position with increased responsibility.

You can make yourself a more attractive candidate by becoming a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP). This certification can increase your salary by about 16 percent, making it worth the time and investment.

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where your career is headed

With 5 years of experience in a business analyst role, you can move into senior business analyst roles or related roles with more responsibility such as product manager. With eight to ten years of experience, your career path can include positions, such as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or Chief Information Officer (CIO). You could also take on work as a consultant and branch out to start your own firm.