Research Data Assistant


ECO Canada is the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. From job creation and wage funding, to training and labour market research – we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional. Our efforts promote and drive responsible and sustainable economic growth to ensure that environmental care and best practices are priorities.

We gather and analyze skills and labour market trends within the environmental workforce and provide up-to-date, relevant data and insights for policy, business and educational purposes. Our reports support our stakeholders in four key areas: (1) employers—plan and attract qualified candidates, (2) individuals—prepare for and build their environmental careers, (3) governments—develop programs and update policies, (4) educators and trainers—adapt their offerings to prepare the workforce that is and will be in demand.

We provide competitive benefits and compensation with a great work environment. We are serious about performance, but we also know how to celebrate successes and have fun along the way!

Job Description

As a member of the Research team, the Research Data Assistant will report to the Senior Research Manager and be responsible for supporting labour market research projects underway. The specific duties performed by the Research Data Assistant will be determined by the current phase of each research project and the priority of research tasks.

While each member of ECO Canada has individual responsibilities, ECO takes a team-based approach. Everyone is encouraged to take ownership of his/her ideas and to see them through to completion, collaborating with key influencers as required.


  • Maintaining and running queries in existing Access databases
  • Organizing and analyzing data sets collected from different research methodologies using Access, SQL and other programs
  • Contributing to Project documentation (Process Flows, User guides etc.)
  • Testing new software applications and documenting the issues
  • Understanding integrated third-party systems and providing support
  • Providing support for the administration of the Research Community
  • Attending meetings with the research team
  • Responding to data requests and providing regular support to peers and leaders
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications and Education

  • Working towards the completion of a data science degree or a related field.
  • Experience accessing, cleaning and analyzing data stored in SQL databases.
  • Familiarity interpreting and visualizing data using web-based platforms.
  • Experience with software development tools or languages an asset
  • Excellent command of the English language, with strong emphasis on written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as general computer skills including file management and data entry
  • Great attitude and ability to maintain control while coordinating activities and balancing multiple priorities
  • Exceptional time-management, organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Well-developed, independent work ethic along with ability to communicate with the team and external parties;
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal oversight

This role is a full-time temporary contract position until March 31, 2022. If you feel you are the perfect fit for this position and are looking to join a company culture that is fun, flexible and defined by our collective drive for success, please apply now through our website:

Please upload your resume and cover letter as one PDF file. Applicants who do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Posting will close once a suitable candidate has been found.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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