WINTER 2022 CO-OP: Business Admin Support, National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Employer: National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Title: Co-op Student

Role specific title: Business Admin Support

Group & Level: Co-op Student

Branch: Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Section: Atlantic & Nunavut

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. It represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry.  We believe that when great minds come together and provide solutions to real problems, great things happen: passions are fuelled, opportunities are uncovered, and success is all but guaranteed.

This position will be to support the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).  NRC-IRAP supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Canada to grow and create wealth through technological innovation. NRC-IRAP helps firms to develop technologies and successfully commercialize them in a global marketplace. NRC-IRAP provides technical and business advisory services and financial assistance to the small and medium-sized enterprises they serve.

Within the NRC-IRAP Atlantic & Nunavut Regional Team the co-op student will assist within administrative, financial and operational IRAP, to track and report on different projects and identify and establish data patterns within the region.

Key Activities :
·         Analyzing, create and/or provide recommendations on current reporting metrics·         Monitor data to identify changes in financial and business trends·         Create financial reports as required

  • Regularly examine data reports to locate and resolve mistakes throughout.
  • Support the admin teams with deliverables such as processing invoices, dealing with vendors & clients, handling expense reports and reconciliation
  • Other Administrative functions as required

Your Challenge

As a student joining NRC, you will undertake career-related projects in an engaging and intellectually-stimulating environment. We are looking for a business or financial Administration student with financial and reporting savvy, who will utilize current reports to recommend financial trends and metrics for the region.  The position will be located in the Halifax NRC building located at 1411 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS.

The output of your work would be:

  • Past and current data is pulled and analyzed
  • A document depicting regional trends/matrixes is created

Your primary duties will include:

  • Applying your superior excel skills to the analysis of regional reports
Key Specifications:

·         Analytical skills that allow for the development of data-driven reports

·         Pays close attention to small details that could impact results

·         Advance Knowledge of MS Excel is required for this role

·         General knowledge of business operations, objectives, strategies, process and information flow

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively relate data to coworkers

·         Previous work experience in a field related to financial analysis is an asset

·         Experience using a financial management software is an asset

Length of term Student work terms last for approximately four months based on a schedule of 37.5 hours per week.
Who is eligible You are eligible for the NRC Co-op Program if you attend a Canadian university, are enrolled in a recognized Co-op program, are a 2nd year Master’s student or 3rd year Bachelor student, possess a minimum of a B average and are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Alternatively, foreign national students who meet the eligibility requirements, are studying in a recognised and eligible Canadian educational institution and possess a valid Co-op Work Permit may also apply.
Targeted Degrees and Disciplines: Targeted Clusters:

1.       Business Administration/Studies

2.       Finance

3.       Public Administration



Condition of employment: Reliability security clearance level
Salary range NRC offers competitive salaries to co-op students based on the number of work terms which have been completed.

Current Work Term Weekly Rate of Pay (37.5 hrs)
First $785
Second $848
Third $894
Fourth $936
Fifth $992
Sixth $1043




Application requirements Please include the following documents with your application:

–          Cover letter

–          Resume

–          University/college transcripts

–          Coop Work Term Details

Notes The NRC is committed to the principles of employment equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please inform us in advance to make your needs known.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all students for showing interest in working at NRC CRC; however, only selected candidates will be contacted.

NRC values ·         Integrity – Behaving at all times ethically, honestly and objectively; being impartial and transparent with our colleagues, collaborators, stakeholders, clients and the people of Canada; and exercising sound stewardship of our resources,

·         Excellence – Pursuing excellence in all that we do – in our research and innovation, in our collaborations, in execution of our programs, in our support to firms, and in our delivery of our common corporate services.

·         Respect – Valuing and respecting the knowledge, expertise, and diversity of our colleagues, our workplace, our collaborators, our stakeholders and our clients to have an impact on Canada and the world.

·         Creativity – Harnessing our imagination, passion for excellence, scientific exploration, technology and innovation to generate new knowledge, new technologies, new business processes, and new collaborations for a better NRC and a better world.

This is a co-op position only open to students in a registered Co-op program.  To apply please send your resume and cover letter to