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[We're Hiring] Economist & Economist (entry-level)

Date: June 15, 2022

Economist

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), Atlantic Canada’s foremost independent economic research organization, is looking to strengthen and diversify its team of researchers, by adding an economist with 2-4 years relevant experience.

From COVID-19 to demographics, digitalization to global value chains, the environment to inclusive growth, APEC is on the forefront of analysing the most important issues for Atlantic Canada’s economy. Check out our recent publications, webinars and presentations on our website.

Responsibilities

  • Research. Help plan and conduct research on Atlantic Canada’s economy, including research interviews, surveys, other data analysis and review and synthesis of relevant reports and documents.
  • Analyse. Assess the key trends and developments in the data. Identify the story, what it means and what we can do about it.
  • Engage. Talk to data and subject matter experts, industry leaders and policy makers, and APEC members to learn and share relevant information and research findings.
  • Communicate. Write content for our member-only publications and draft research reports. Draft slides for APEC presentations. As your career develops, you will be expected to talk to media and present to a variety of audiences across the Atlantic region.

The APEC Advantage

Working at APEC provides several unique benefits. These characteristics of the role will help you decide if APEC is the right fit for you.

  • Discover the insights and develop the ideas that will support a healthy, inclusive, and sustainable Atlantic Canadian economy.
  • Contribute to multiple published reports and projects that address a wide range of economic policy issues.
  • Present to and engage with external economists, business leaders and government officials.
  • Work with other experienced researchers and benefit from opportunities to learn and take on greater responsibility.
  • Be a critical member of a small, close-knit, highly-regarded team where everything we do has to provide value to our members, research funders, and event attendees.

Required Skills and Qualifications

We think economics and rely on quantitative and qualitative data for our insights. Your capacity to analyse data as an economist is foundational for everything we do.

  • Masters degree in economics, with an ability to apply economic principles to new topics and data.
  • High level of numeracy, research and analytical capabilities.
  • High degree of computer proficiency, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint.

Almost everything we do is published, presented or posted on social media. Your ability to identify the story the data are telling us, communicate that story clearly and succinctly, and to explain what it means for businesses and governments, is essential for our mission.

  • Ability to write clear, concise, and useful economic reports for non-economists.
  • Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present to business and policy audiences and respond to media.
  • A candidate with professional bilingual (English/French) capacity is highly sought after to help APEC expand its reach to francophone media and audiences.

We are a small, highly interdependent team. What you do counts. So does our reputation as a trusted source of insights.

  • Attention to detail and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Easy to get along with, enjoy working closely with others, and willing to contribute to the team.
  • Knowledge of economic development and policy in Atlantic Canada is extremely important. A commitment to quickly become a regional expert on Atlantic Canada’s economy is essential.

Experience Needed

Ideally, we are looking for an economist with 2-4 years relevant experience. We need someone with a proven track record who can demonstrate they have provided insightful and relevant economic analysis on provincial economic trends and/or economic policy topics; written clear, succinct, non-technical reports; presented and communicated effectively; and provided value to clients.

Location

APEC’s research team has traditionally been based in its Halifax office. However, this position is open to anyone able to live and work within an easy commute of any of the major Atlantic cities in which we hold events (Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown and St. John’s). Remote employees are required to videoconference on a weekly basis and meet with APEC’s team in Halifax on a regular basis.

Salary and Benefits

This is a permanent position. APEC offers a competitive salary which will reflect your skills, experience and ability to add value to our work.APEC offers a health benefits package and a matched contribution group RRSP plan for permanent employees. Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated in accordance with APEC’s employee policies.

How to Apply 

Applicants should send a merged cover letter and resume, clearly indicating how they meet the above requirements, bynoon AT, Monday July 4, 2022to hr@apec-econ.ca   with Subject Line: Economist


Economist  (Entry-Level Position)

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), Atlantic Canada’s foremost independent economic research organization, is looking to strengthen and diversify its team of researchers. This entry-level position is intended for recent economics graduates with no or minimal relevant work experience.

From COVID-19 to demographics, digitalization to global value chains, the environment to inclusive growth, APEC is on the forefront of analysing the most important issues for Atlantic Canada’s economy. Check out our recent publications, webinars and presentations on our website.

Responsibilities

  • Research. Access data from Statistics Canada data and other reliable sources. Contribute to the design of APEC’s own surveys and semi-structured interviews. Review and synthesize relevant research reports and government documents.
  • Analyse. Assess the key trends and developments in the data. Identify the story, what it means and what we can do about it.
  • Engage. Talk to data and subject matter experts, industry leaders and government officials to verify findings, understand trends and resolve questions.
  • Communicate. Draft reports on regional economic trends and topics. Draft slides for APEC presentations.

The APEC Advantage

Working at APEC provides several unique benefits. These characteristics of the role will help you decide if APEC is the right fit for you.

  • Contribute to multiple reports and projects that address a wide range of economic policy issues. See your name in print as a result.
  • Interact with other economists, business leaders and government officials.
  • Be a critical member of a small close-knit team where everything we do has to provide value to our members, research funders, and event attendees.
  • Help discover the insights and develop the ideas that will support a healthy, inclusive, and sustainable Atlantic Canadian economy.
  • Work with, learn from, and be coached and mentored by more experienced researchers.
  • APEC also provides an excellent training ground. Previous summer students, researchers, and interns have moved on to work for a variety of organizations across Canada including federal and provincial governments and economic think tanks.

Required Skills and Qualifications

We think economics and rely on quantitative and qualitative data for our insights. Your capacity to analyse data as an economist is foundational for everything we do.

  • Masters degree in economics, with an ability to apply economic principles to new topics and data.
  • High level of numeracy, research and analytical capabilities.
  • High degree of computer proficiency, especially MS Excel.

Almost everything we do is published, presented or posted on social media. Your ability to identify the story the data are telling us, communicate that story clearly and succinctly, and to explain what it means for businesses and governments, is essential for our mission.

  • Ability to write clear, concise, and useful economic reports for non-economists.
  • Strong oral communication skills, with the potential capacity to present to business and policy audiences.
  • A candidate with professional bilingual (English/French) capacity is highly sought after to help APEC expand its reach to francophone media and audiences.

We are a small, highly interdependent team. What you do counts. So does our reputation as a trusted source of insights.

  • Attention to detail and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Easy to get along with, enjoy working closely with others, and willing to contribute to the team.
  • Knowledge of economic development and policy in Atlantic Canada is a distinct advantage

 

Location

APEC’s research team has traditionally been based in its Halifax office. However, this position is open to anyone able to live and work within an easy commute of any of the major Atlantic cities in which we hold events (Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown and St. John’s). The successful candidate will be required to videoconference on a weekly basis and meet with APEC’s team in Halifax on a regular basis.


Term and Salary

This is a 12-month term position, beginning September 2022. The successful applicant will be considered for continued employment following completion of their term.

The annual starting salary is $52,200.APEC offers a health benefits package and a matched contribution group RRSP plan to permanent employees only. Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated in accordance with APEC’s employee policies.


How to Apply 

Applicants should send a merged a cover letter and resume, clearly indicating how they meet the above requirements, by noon, MondayJuly 4, 2022to: hr@apec-econ.ca   with Subject Line: Economist-Entry Level.
 

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 https://www.apec-econ.ca/about-us/to learn more about our values and our research activities and events. We would like to thank all those who apply for this position but only those under consideration will be contacted.

APEC provides a work environment that supports equality, teamwork, fairness and respect among all employees. All employment decisions are made without consideration of age, colour, creed, disability, ethnic or national origin, family status, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or source of income.

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