Research Assistant

Website Export Development Canada

Job Description:

The Research and Analysis Department (RAD) is looking for a research assistant (12-month contract) to join EDC Economics’ team of economists, political risk and financial analysts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the provision of economic and/or political analysis services
  • Participate in the management of large economic/financial market databases
  • Assist in the research, monitoring and reporting of economic, political and business conditions in assigned industries and/or countries.
  • Support the production of global export forecasts, including compilation of databases, charts and other supporting research and materials
  • Assist the work of other analysts in the Economics department as well as individually contributing research and analysis
  • Prepare ad-hoc briefings and analysis to support the Office of the Chief Economist
  • Collect, synthesize, and verify data and background information to support various on-going projects
  • Develop databases, tools and contribute to presentation preparation
  • Support the development of EDC Economics’ internal and external publications by researching macroeconomic trends and conducting data analysis

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Economics, Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, Business Administration or Finance
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in research, economic and/or political analysis, advisory services (experience can include relevant internships, contracts and co-op programs)
  • Basic knowledge of economic principles and statistical methods
  • Advanced Excel skills and intermediate PowerPoint skills and basic experience in other MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, Teams)

Job Details:

Company: Export Development Canada

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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