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We're Hiring: Major Projects Researcher

Date: January 30, 2023

Major Projects Researcher - Contract Position

This position involves the collection of primary data and information from companies and government departments across Atlantic Canada for APEC’s Major Projects Inventory(MPI), a project-by-project database of the major investment activity in Atlantic Canada. The MPI is a unique forward-looking tool that businesses across the region use for planning, forecasting and project leads.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop experience in applied research in a business setting and gain insight into the key industries driving the Atlantic economy. There may also be an opportunity to support other ongoing research projects at APEC. The position requires contacting project proponents by email and phone and online research to identify the information.

The applicant should have:

  • previous research experience in a business setting
  • a bachelors or graduate degree in business or economics (other backgrounds will be considered if the candidate has research experience)
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • a strong Excel background and experience maintaining databases
  • effective organizational skills
  • a strong understanding of the Atlantic Canadian economy
  • solid writing skills and the ability to synthesise complex information
  • an understanding of the construction sector would be an asset

This is a remote-working opportunity. Currently, all APEC staff are located near its Halifax office but work remotely four days a week. The candidate must have access to a reliable personal computer, internet, and the ability to videoconference via Zoom.

The position is for 14 weeks (30-35 hours per week) starting February 13th.


Deadline for submission is Monday, February 6th

For more information about APEC please visit our website at

To apply for this position, please submit your merged cover letter and resume explaining your qualifications, with subject line: Major Projects Researcher, to:

Atlantic Provinces Economic Council



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