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Assistant Trader - 24690

Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jan 10, 2020
Posting End Date: Jan 17, 2020


Job 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 vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.

The position is based in downtown Montréal.

Air Canada sponsors 8 defined benefit pension plans. The plans' assets are managed by Trans-Canada Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Canada and are held in a diversified portfolio of traditional asset classes (bonds and stocks), alternative investments (derivatives, infrastructure, private equity and real estate) and portable alpha strategies (hedge funds and tactical asset allocation) worth over $20B. The assets are invested by internal and external managers. The Investment’s team of 60 professionals is located in downtown Montreal.

The Assistant Trader will report to the Vice-President and Head Trader and will execute money market, repo, bond forward and foreign exchange transactions. The candidate will also support other aspects of the investment process through data reconciliation, analysis & research.

  • Execute trades on money market instruments and repos
  • Hedge foreign currency exposures
  • Manage all cash accounts
  • Reconcile data from various sources to ensure that all trade decisions are made using accurate information
  • Help put in place procedures to ensure trading policies are followed
  • Liaise with brokers and filter relevant information to other traders and portfolio managers
  • Liaise with other internal teams
  • Track the performance, risks and exposures of various internally managed portfolios
  • Capture trade information into the front office system and ensure that the information is communicated to the back-office staff promptly
  • Act as a resource person for both back-office and front-office staff for all trading/settlement related processes
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses and research projects which will support strategy and trade decisions


  • University diploma in finance, mathematics or economics
  • Master degree is an asset
  • Possessing a professional designation (CFA) is an asset
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office products and the Bloomberg information system
  • Ability to communicate easily in French and English (both written and spoken)
  • At ease with sophisticated front-office and accounting systems
  • Knowledge of listed and OTC derivatives
  • Disciplined
  • Strong analytical mind and attention to detail
  • Autonomous and ability to be a team player
  • Ability to thrive under stressful conditions
  • Ability to process and understand large amounts of information quickly
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and handle a large, diversified workload
Bilingual (English and French)
Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.


As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.


Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.