Salary range: $74,877 - $90,000
Location: 250 Yonge Street, Toronto ON (hybrid –3 days per week in office)
Applications must be received by May 31, 2023


Invest Ontario is an independent government agency dedicated to securing private sector strategic business and capital investments that will support economic development, resiliency, and job creation in Ontario. We work hard to bring new opportunity to the province.

At Invest Ontario, you will learn and grow alongside a cohort of talented people from diverse backgrounds and industries. You will work in a collaborative, fast-paced and dynamic environment where you are encouraged to be your best self and given the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.


Invest Ontario is seeking a resourceful and detail-oriented Investment Site Selection Advisor with a strong solution-focused, project management orientation. This is a key position with high levels of responsibility, internal visibility, and impact across all business lines of the organization.

As the Site Selection Advisor, you will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, identifying potential site locations, and providing support for business development activities. The Site Selection Advisor will work closely with the team lead to ensure that all targets are met on time and within budget.

A more detailed description of the job responsibilities can be found below.


Stakeholder Relationships

  • Develops and maintains partnerships with a network of stakeholders (e.g., federal, provincial, and municipal jurisdictions) to enable consultation and intelligence gathering and to facilitate discussion, collaboration, and the development of site selection activities for potential investment clients.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including economic development organizations, site selectors, real estate brokers, developers and government officials.
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all necessary information is obtained for site selection analysis.

Site Selection Services and client servicing

  • Works collaboratively with key stakeholders and teams within IvO to facilitate and coordinate IvO investment activities in the province.
  • Conduct research and analysis to identify potential site locations, including demographic data, market trends, and site suitability.
  • Provide support to the investment servicing teams in developing and implementing site selection strategies.
  • Prepare and develop site selection proposals and presentations.
  • Develop and implement site selection strategies that are aligned with the company's overall business objectives.
  • Analyze data and market trends to identify potential site locations and evaluate site suitability.
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all necessary information is obtained for site selection analysis.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of site selection activities and results, including GIS database development.
  • Provide regular updates to the site selection team lead on progress and any issues encountered.
  • Participate in business development activities as needed, including site visits and client meetings.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders.


Education and Experience

  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics, geography, urban planning / land use planning or related field.
  • 2 years’ experience working in site selection, economic development, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in site selection, land-use planning, economic development or investment attraction is an asset.
  • G license is a must.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the government’s economic development policies and strategies that address Ontario’s competitive advantages for investment attraction purposes.
  • Understands the ecosystem and market both in Ontario, and internationally and stays apprised of current developments and future trends.
  • Ability to organize and track overlapping tasks, with frequent priority changes and aggressive timelines
  • Ability to process and assess large amounts of information
  • Has a solution-oriented mindset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Entrepreneurial with a client-minded focus
  • Technical proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and work-specific software.
  • Additional languages spoken an asset.


If you are passionate about the role and are ready to join a team that is making a difference, we invite you to apply by identifying the Job Title in the subject line to

Invest Ontario is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

We offer a hybrid work model, with three days per week in the office, and a salary range of $74,877 - $90,000 for this level 6, unionized position represented by the Association of Management, Administrative, and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO).

Applications must be received by May 31, 2023