Research Assistant (2 positions) – Canada Summer Jobs

Job Description:

CPAC Institute is hiring two (2) summer students to assist in a public policy research project.  


  • In-progress or completed graduate degree in public policy, sociology, economics, public health, and other social science fields.


  • Previous exposure to research is required.
  • Experience with conducting interviews is an asset.
  • Communication-related work experience is a plus.

Skills, Abilities & Expertise:

  • Understanding of qualitative research methods
  • Strong outreach and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, conceptualization and report writing abilities
  • Ability to process information with a high level of accuracy
  • Knowledge of major societal issues
  • Excellent time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with a team


  • Conduct literature surveys on topics related to the research project
  • Assist with data collection and analysis
  • Communicate effectively with organizations and individuals to ensure timely delivery of research outputs
  • Draft reports and research papers on findings
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Employment Detail:

  • Temporary, full-time (8-week contract)
  • Number of hours per week requested: 35
  • Hourly wage: $16
  • Hybrid and remote work options available


To be eligible, the applicant must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the beginning of the employment period;
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* for the duration of the employment; and
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible.


Please submit your application by May 15th, 2023 to in one (1) pdf file in the order indicated below:

  • A copy of your most recent resume
  • A cover letter stating your qualifications for this job
  • A copy of your most recent unofficial university transcript
  • Sample writings (Optional)

Company information:

CPAC (formerly Chinese Professionals Association of Canada) is a service provider as well as a membership organization with 30,000 members of cross-cultural backgrounds. It has advocated for and served the community of internationally trained professionals and tradespeople for three decades, primarily by helping them obtain registration/licensure, find employment, advance careers and develop leadership skills.

CPAC Institute is an affiliated research, education and training organization that provides research-based support for the understanding and elimination of systemic barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canadian society.