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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 Analyst Mississauga

    2019-01-15 Mississauga, Ontario Temporary

    Business Analyst - Mississauga - 12-month contract - Telecommunication Are you a Business Analysis looking for your next engagement in the Mississauga area? Have you worked on process modeling, analyzing business requirements, providing assistance with implementing new systems? Are you interested ...

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  • IT Systems Application Analyst (SAS) Toronto

    2019-01-15 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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  • Senior Treasury Consultant Toronto

    2019-01-15 Toronto, Ontario Temporary

    Our client - a global financial services leader, is hiring a Senior Treasury Consultant. Treasury Operations is responsible for safeguarding the cash assets of the Company through a robust control environment and excellence in operational execution on a global basis. The Senior Treasury Consultant ...

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  • Business Analyst Toronto

    2019-01-15 Toronto, Ontario Permanent

    Are you looking for an exciting new role as a Business Analyst in Downtown Toronto? The Business Analyst will work with the other members of the Administration and System Management team to meet the business and reporting needs of our Largest Mental Health service and Supportive Housing provider in ...

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  • Analyste Expert Montreal

    2019-01-15 Montreal, Québec Temporary

    Titre: Analyste Expert Description: You must be a subject matter expert with hands-on experience in low latency networking, implementation, and operations across a global enterprise environment. You will have a balanced mix of project and operations across the electronic trading environment with ...

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  • Senior Financial Analyst - Asset Management Toronto

    2019-01-15 Toronto, Ontario Temporary

    Are you a senior finance professional with previous experience handling reporting for Assets Under Management? Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your skills in an industry leading and globally recognized organization? If so we have an excellent opportunity for you! We are currently ...

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  • SAP Test Lead - Edmonton

    2019-01-15 Edmonton, Alberta Temporary

    Our client is undertaking the implementation of an SAP Customer Information System (CIS). The CIS SAP Test Lead is accountable for leading the project testers and Business Subject Matter Experts through multiple iterative phases of testing to ensure the final solution meets requirements for the ...

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  • Technical Business Analyst Montreal

    2019-01-14 Montreal, Québec Permanent

    We are looking to hire a Technical Business Analyst to work in a consulting environment, dealing with various software development projects. You will be a well-rounded individual with maturity, vision, and a depth of experience that allows for grasping issues quickly and making educated, critical ...

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  • Technical Business Analyst Montreal

    2019-01-13 Montreal, Québec Permanent

    We are looking to hire a Technical Business Analyst to work in a consulting environment, dealing with various software development projects. You will be a well-rounded individual with maturity, vision, and a depth of experience that allows for grasping issues quickly and making educated, critical ...

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  • Java System Analyst (SA3) with Secret Clearance Ottawa

    2019-01-11 Ottawa, Ontario Temporary

    Our client, within the Federal Government, has an immediate requirement for a Java System Analyst (SA3), with Secret clearance, in Ottawa for a long term contract opportunity. The contract will start in mid February and run till March 31st, 2021. The successful candidate will be responsible for: • ...

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  • Quality and Risk Analyst - Downtown Toronto

    2019-01-11 Toronto, Ontario Temporary $ 17.00 - $ 20.00 per hour

    Our client, Top 4 Accounting industry is looking for a Quality and Risk Analyst to work a 3-month contract at their Downtown Toronto office. The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week up to a rate of $20 per hour. Background Check • Conduct “Know Your Client” research on companies and ...

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  • System Analyst - Calgary

    2019-01-11 Calgary, Alberta Temporary

    Our large enterprise Calgary client has a requirement for a senior Systems Analyst for an initial 4 month contract engagement starting in February 2019. Required Essential Skills:  Software development experience  Team oriented environment  Experience with ...

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  • Cobol Programmer with Secret Clearance (PA3) Ottawa

    2019-01-10 Ottawa, Ontario Temporary

    Our client, within the Federal Government, has an immediate requirement for a Senior Cobol Programmer (PA3), with Secret clearance, in Ottawa for a long term contract opportunity. The contract will start in mid February and run till March 31st, 2020. The tasks of the contractor will include but are ...

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  • Business Systems Analyst Fredericton

    2019-01-10 Fredericton, New Brunswick Temporary

    We are pleased to offer you this new and exciting contract requirement with our client for the position of: Business Systems Analyst PROJECT: -Start: ASAP -Estimated length: 2+ months -Location: Fredericton NB REQUIREMENTS: -You are a Business Analyst and experience which include: - A minimum of ...

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  • Business Systems Analyst Fredericton

    2019-01-10 Fredericton, New Brunswick Temporary

    We are pleased to offer you this new and exciting contract requirement with our client for the position of: Business Systems Analyst PROJECT: -Start: ASAP -Estimated length: 2+ months -Location: Fredericton NB REQUIREMENTS: -You are a Business Analyst and experience which include: - A minimum of ...

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  • Senior Business Analyst Ottawa

    2019-01-09 Ottawa, Ontario Temporary

    Are you a Senior Business Analyst (BA) looking for your next opportunity? Our client has a long term contract need for a BA to work on a Digital Delivery Program. The nature of the work is to provide support to Product Owners, be part of the Scrum teams, and provide input into planning and backlog ...

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  • Financial Analyst - Intermediate Toronto

    2019-01-09 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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  • Jr. Analyst, Admin Services Toronto

    2019-01-09 Toronto, Ontario Permanent

    Role: Jr. Analyst, Admin Services Line of business: Corporate services-Finance Situated in Toronto The Jr. Analyst, Administrative Services, is responsible for the assisting in the customer support, administrative organization, processes and controls for all clients of Randstad Canada. Ensure ...

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  • Business Analyst Toronto

    2019-01-09 Toronto, Ontario Permanent

    Senior Business Analyst - Etobicoke/Toronto Work for an insurance company that focuses on relationship building and creative solutions. In your role as a Senior Business Analyst, you will analyze business and user needs, document requirements and translate them into system specifications. You will ...

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  • Business Intelligence Analyst Burnaby

    2019-01-09 Burnaby, British Columbia Temporary

    Our client based in Burnaby is looking for an experienced Business Intelligence Analyst to do some consulting work for them. Ideally the candidate can commit to 20 hours a week at their Burnaby office, but there will be some flexibility if the chosen candidate can prove themselves. Ideal candidate ...

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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.