Research Associate Contract
February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments
The New Brunswick Business Council is looking for someone to assist us with a new, short-term research project.
The Council believes that immigrants contribute significantly to our province. We believe that New Brunswick will grow through the increased diversity of our communities and workplaces, and we want to support policies that assist in the attraction and integration of newcomers to our province. Federal immigration policy has been changing recently, and we are concerned that theses changes will have a negative impact on our province’s future growth.
To address these concerns, we have put together a team of industry, academic, government and community stakeholders seeking to:
1) Describe the economic impact of recent NB immigrants
2) Determine the costs of jobs going unfilled or relocated due to immigration policy changes
3) Propose policy options that would enhance 1 and reduce 2, supporting economic and demographic growth in New Brunswick
What You Will Do
• Work with our economic and academic experts to design an interview and survey program to capture the data required
• Execute interviews and surveys with New Brunswick companies who employ immigrants
• Collect and collate data from interviews and surveys and present findings to the project team
• Assist in the analysis of the data collected
• Participate in the process of designing policy recommendations
• Ad hoc project duties as may arise
What You Will Bring
• Strong communication skills to undertake effective interviews with industry leaders
• Strong data management skills to effectively collect and analyze findings
• A desire to help increase the diversity of New Brunswick
• An interest in public policy
Contract timing: approximately 8 weeks, from early March to late April/early May
Commitment: ~100 hours
Pay rate: $22/hr
Please apply by submitting your resume and expression of interest via email to our CEO, Susan Holt – firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.