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[We're Hiring!] Research Assistant: Contract Position

Date: May 5, 2021

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) is looking for a research assistant to support our ongoing analysis of Atlantic Canada’s economy and in-depth research on various economic topics. This position is for 3-months. However, there is a possibility of a longer-term position for the successful applicant following completion of this contract.


Economic research, including data compilation, analysis and report writing.


  • Recent university graduate from a masters or undergraduate economics program
  • Highly numerate with strong Excel background
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Well-organized with careful attention to detail
  • Previous research experience greatly valued
  • Knowledge of the Atlantic Canadian economy is an asset

This is a remote-working opportunity. The candidate must have access to a reliable personal computer, high speed Internet, and the ability to videoconference via Zoom or MS Teams. 



June 1 to August 13, 2021 (approximately 13 weeks), 37.5 hours per week.


Wage rate

$21-25/hour depending on qualifications and relevant research experience


Deadline for submission:noon (ADT),Monday, May 17, 2021

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

Lise Brooks, Administrator
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council

As an economic and policy research organization the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) is the source for independent research, insights and ideas vital to supporting a healthy, inclusive and sustainable Atlantic Canadian economy. We provide excellent mentoring and learning opportunities to advance your career. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit to learn more about APEC. We would like to thank all those who apply for this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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