PROGRAM: Employer Engagement

COMPANY: Skills for Change

LOCATION: 791 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto ON 

REPORTS TO: Supervisor, Research & Program Design

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent (Union) 

HOURS: 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday with occasional evening and/or weekend hours)

RATE: $18.78

START DATE: Immediately




With over 40 years of operations, Skills for Change is a highly respected non-profit charity with a province wide reputation for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment. We offer a range of accelerated programs including mentoring, employment, settlement, language training together with specialized programs for skilled trades, women, and youth. We have 5 locations across the GTA and serve 16,000 clients annually.


The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Supervisor, Labour Market Analysis and Employer Engagement and will support all research-related, activities, writing of funding proposals and provide assistance in regard to data management including (but not limited to):


  • Support with remote data gathering activities using e-surveys, polls, telephone interviews and virtual focus groups.
  • Engage in data compilation activities including but not limited to: tabulating and entering data, preparing data tables, cleansing datasets and setting up spreadsheets;
  • Engage in numeric and textual data analysis activities including (but not limited to) cross tabulations, descriptive data mining, frequency tables, measures of central tendency and dispersion, cluster analysis, time series analysis, content analysis, thematic coding, framework analysis, time-ordered matrices.
  • Support the Labour Market Information Analyst’s research through literature review along with connecting with community stakeholders online and by telephone.
  • Aid in the development and implementation of impactful research projects (e.g. needs assessments of core client groups, workforce integration strategy papers, Focus area best practices white papers, shared solutions podcasts/videos, shared challenges statement);
  • Provide support in the writing of research notes, concept notes, program outcomes evaluation framework, work plans, and ensuring compliance with all grant making criteria to inform programming and grant application
  • Present data, when requested, in a manner that will be understood by co-workers and stakeholders.
  • Support SfC project activities as required.
  • Perform other administrative duties as required.
  • Scanning and updating grants pipeline for funding opportunities as required.


  • Strong verbal & written communication skills in English language (French and another language is an asset);
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated time management & organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve day-to-day results in a diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Evidence of research, analytical and report writing skills, preferably related to labour market information is required.
  • Research experience in labour market or workforce development planning is required.
  • Knowledge and experience performing analysis of multiple data sets, data collection, statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and dissemination of results is required.
  • Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal labour market sources (i.e. Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, etc.) is required.
  • Strong grasp of working in a Microsoft and Google’s environment (eg. Zoom, Slack, Gmail, Google docs, Excel, SPSS, Salesforce etc.) is required.


  • College diploma or university degree (and/or currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution) with a focus on statistics, data science, economics or planning is required. A graduate degree is an asset
  • Minimum 1 year relevant direct experience working in research, project management, project design, grant-writing, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising required.


Skills for Change provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants, refugees and equity seeking groups to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community to persons with disabilities to newcomers to Canada (including refugees Indigenous peoples to members of a visible minority to children or youth to seniors to the LGBTQ2 community. Skills for Change offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities in each stage of the hiring process. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. This document is available in alternate format on request.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted