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We're hiring - summer students/youth!

Date: April 18, 2023

Research Assistant:
2 Summer Positions (remote work opportunities)

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) is Atlantic Canada’s leading independent economic research organization. We are at the forefront of analyzing the most important issues for Atlantic Canada’s economy – from demographics to labour shortages, digitalization to global value chains, and the environment to inclusive growth. All recent publications, webinars and presentations are available on our website.

Early-career researchers and economists contribute immensely to our work. APEC has been providing employment opportunities and training to junior economists and summer students for many years. These individuals often continue to successful careers in the private sector and government. We are particularly proud of our record in training economists for employment in provincial and federal governments.

These positions are remote work only. The chosen candidate must have access to a reliable personal computer, internet, and the ability to videoconference via Zoom or Teams. 

Assist senior staff with economic research, including data collection, analysis and report writing


·        Strong Excel background and data skills

·        Excellent writing skills

·        Well-organized

·        Experience conducting research and knowledge of the Atlantic Canadian economy are assets


  • Current university student entering graduate economics program or third/fourth year of an undergraduate economics program
  • Full-time student returning to university in the fall
  • Permanent resident of Nova Scotia or resident of Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to the work term

35 hours per week for 12-14 weeks, starting May 15

Wage rate

Please submit your MERGED resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications to:  with Subject Line: Summer Student – Research Assistant

Deadline for submission: 9:00am AT, Monday, May 1, 2023

For more information about APEC please visit our website at

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. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit learn more about our values, research activities and events. APEC provides a work environment that supports equality, teamwork, fairness and respect among all employees. We would like to thank all those who apply for this position but only those under consideration will be contacted.

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