SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY - Research Assistant (Student)

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SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY - Research Assistant (Student)

The Niagara Workforce Planning Board is offering an exciting opportunity that provides a chance to work on the front lines of inquiry for a research-focused, not-for-profit organization.

The Niagara Workforce Planning Board is one of 26 planning boards in Ontario funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development via Employment Ontario. NWPB acts as Niagara’s authoritative voice for research by providing its various stakeholders (which include local municipalities, Niagara Region, Brock University, Niagara College, Niagara’s secondary school boards, businesses, business associations, and the social profit sector) with data and research on Niagara’s job market, population trends, and various Statistics Canada information. NWPB, as part of Ontario’s Local Boards Network, provides neutral and non-partisan labour market, economic, and demographic data to the Niagara region. Our organization works to provide our stakeholders with quality data and to ensure they are paired with compelling stories. In addition, NWPB acts as an organization which brings together various organizations to address workforce development issues.

This is an ideal role for someone who is eager to gain experience in qualitative and quantitative research projects


Reporting to the Research Associate and under the general direction of the Operations and Research Manager, the successful candidate will aid in the creation of the research products frequently produced by NWPB. As part of a growing research team, this position will encourage creativity and innovation as NWPB works with partner organizations to identify labour force opportunities and support data-driven decision making for the Niagara Region.

1.    Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Research Associate and the Operations and Research Manager in sourcing labour market data from a variety of data sources (e.g., Statistics Canada)
  • Help coordinate and clean datasets to ensure they are ready for analysis
  • When required, create draft reports to be submitted to the Research Associate
  • Attend weekly team meetings to ensure all areas of workflow are progressing


2.   Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work with a high degree of autonomy and efficiency
  • Ability to apply theoretical research methodology to practical situations
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, results driven, and goal orientated
  • Passion for innovation and creativity
  • Some experience with Excel

3.   Qualifications

  • A student in the humanities, social sciences, business, or related field.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

4.   Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) temporary position lasting eight weeks. The position will be compensated at an hourly rate of $17/hour.

Resumes will be accepted until June 8 and can be sent to Adam Durrant,