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Internships & Careers

Investigative Journalist

We are looking for an energetic and motivated investigative journalist to join our team. We are seeking someone who loves to uncover stories, dig deep into the background, file stacks of access-to-information requests, ask the tough questions and hold the powerful accountable. The CTF’s investigative journalist can work remotely, anywhere in Canada. However, preference may be given to those wishing to work out of our federal office in Ottawa. The CTF’s investigative journalist will report to the CTF’s Vice President, Communications. The CTF’s investigative journalist will be the CTF’s primary researcher and investigator. 

Job Description

The investigative journalist will be expected to work independently to research, develop and regularly report publicly on stories of government waste and lack of accountability. 

The investigative journalist should have experience in journalism and with the various techniques investigative journalists use to develop and tell stories (eg. FOI requests, record searches, source development, etc.) A strong writing ability is a must (including familiarity with Canadian Press style). While experience in broadcast journalism isn’t a requirement, it is an asset. Preference may be given to candidates with post-secondary journalism training. Proficiency in French is an asset, but not a requirement.

The director must be a flexible and creative individual, prepared to work long hours and take initiative in a dynamic and often unpredictable work environment. Above all, the director must be enthusiastic and committed to the mission of the CTF.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Applicants are invited to submit their resume, a portfolio of their journalism work (especially pieces that utilized ATI/FOI requests), salary expectations and references along with a cover letter to the Vice President, Communications no later than September 6, 2019

Inquiries may be directed through e-mail only to: Vice President, Communications Todd MacKay at

Professional Sales Opportunities

Add your voice, through a rewarding professional sales career with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada's leading non-partisan citizen's advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government.

Openings are available in various locations across Canada for independent commissioned sales representatives with a compensation package that includes generous bonus incentives and residual income.

As an Independent Contractor, you will solicit supporters and contributions on behalf of the CTF and its mandate. As a motivated self-starter, you will call on individuals and businesses within an area and time frame that can be tailored to best suit your personal schedule.

A team of seasoned sales professionals will support you by providing in-depth comprehensive initial training, on-going support and the sales tools necessary to succeed and make a difference. A willingness to learn, personal organization and previous sales experience is beneficial.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the National Field Manager:

Canadian Taxpayers Federation
265-438 Victoria Ave. East
Regina, Sask. S4N 0N7

Fax - 800-465-4464

Email -

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Interested in an Internship with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF)?

The CTF hires one full-time paid intern for the fall semester (September-December), one intern for the winter semester (January-April) and two interns for the summer (May-August) to work in our Ottawa office.

Our internship program offers post-secondary students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to work alongside our federal communications director and our research director, conducting research and advocacy work.

Past interns have worked on various research and communications projects that have resulted in local and nation-wide releases and media coverage, including:

  • MP/MLA pension calculations
  • Municipal Ratepayers Guide
  • Ontario’s Blended Sales Tax
  • Federal election candidate reimbursements

How to apply for CTF Internship

The CTF looking to hire one or more full-time or part-time paid interns for the full 2019-20 year (September 2019-August 2020), to work in either our Ottawa office or our Regina office. This intern will focus primarily on taxpayer issues in Atlantic Canada. This position will offer the flexibility of full-time hours in the summer and part-time hours during the school year.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, references and a cover letter detailing why you would be an ideal CTF intern to Jeff Bowes, Research Director via email (

Deadline to apply for the 2019-20 Atlantic internship is August 23, 2019.

Watch what previous interns had to say about their intern experience at the CTF:


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