What are the Research Data Centres?
Research Data Centres (RDCs) are located in over 20 universities across Canada. They provide on-site, secure access to detailed Statistics Canada microdata for researchers. The RDC program is a joint initiative of Statistics Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and participating universities.
The Research Data Centres are staffed by on-site facilitators who assist researchers by answering questions about what StatCan information is available, how to access it and suggesting potentially relevant holdings.
The role of the Research Data Centres
- Help strengthen Canada’s social research capacity
- Support social and economic policy analysis
- Maximize the public good gained from StatCan’s data holdings
Career opportunities at the Research Data Centres
Positions offered across Canada, include
- Entry-level term StatCan positions
- Mid-level term and permanent StatCan positions
- Mid-level permanent StatCan positions at Head Office in Ottawa.
What qualifications are we looking for?
- A Masters degree or Doctorate
- Good quantitative analysis skills
- Some knowledge of Statistics Canada or other major sources of data
- Strong interpersonal skills required to liaise with researchers using the Research Data Centres
What is in it for you?
- As an RDC research facilitator, you are an employee of Statistics Canada and have access to training, benefits and opportunities for promotion at head office
- You will be part of a dynamic and growing division at Statistics Canada where you can build networks and collaborate on projects
- You will make a contribution to your country by enabling researchers to produce evidence that will guide public policy
To apply, go to job opportunities.