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[Summer Student Remote Work Opportunity]

Date: April 26, 2021

Research Assistant: Summer Student Position (remote work opportunity)
Two (2) postions available


Economic research assistant, including data collection, analysis and report writing.



  • Current university student entering graduate economics program or third/fourth year of an undergraduate economics program. Business students with economics background also considered. Must be a full-time student returning to university in the fall.
  • For one (1) position, the student must be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia or live in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to the work term.
  • For the second (2) position, the student must meet the following qualifications: 
    • is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
    • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act"; and
    • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. 

  • Strong Excel background
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Well-organized
  • Experience conducting research and knowledge of the Atlantic Canadian economy is an asset
  • This is a remote-working opportunity. Must have access to a reliable personal computer, internet, and the ability to videoconference via Zoom 



35 hours per week for 14 weeks, starting May 17th


Wage rate



Deadline for submission:Monday, May 3rd

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To apply for this position, please submit your MERGED resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications to:


Lise Brooks, Manager of Finance and Operations

Atlantic Provinces Economic Council

Career Skills Development

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) is dedicated to the training of young researchers and economists. For many years, we have provided internships and summer employment for students. Many of these young people have gone on auspicious careers in the private sector and in government. We are particularly proud of our record in training economists for employment in provincial and federal governments.

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