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Careers At DPRA Canada

DPRA Canada is an employee-owned company seeking professionals to join our public policy consulting team. DPRA proudly provides professional consulting services to public, private and not-for-profit sector clients in the areas of socio-economic research and assessment, organizational effectiveness, program evaluation, public policy and legislative review and guidance, applied health and social research, and consultation and engagement.


DPRA employees are generously rewarded for their contribution to the organization with:

  • a competitive salary and benefits package
  • potential for share ownership and profit sharing
  • career development opportunities
  • potential for other benefits that offer flexibility and improve work-life balance

Current Opportunities at DPRA Canada:

Research Assistant, Toronto Office



DPRA is seeking a Research Assistant for our growing consulting team.  DPRA Canada responds to client needs by applying sound and principled research methods and practices in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  As the successful candidate, you will be offered valuable opportunities for growth.  As you develop and grow in DPRA, you will be exposed to diverse and challenging opportunities.  You will deepen your knowledge and expertise in our practice areas and develop into a valuable team partner for your consulting team and clients. You will also have opportunities to develop knowledge on new and emerging trends and topics of relevance in a number of DPRA practice areas.  Preference will be given to candidates with strong skills in a variety of software (e.g, Microsoft Office, GIS, desktop publishing).  DPRA also fosters professional and personal growth through mentorship and professional development opportunities for high-potential candidates.




The following qualifications are essential:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate in writing and verbally
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including high proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications



In addition, the following qualifications are desirable:

  • Experience relevant to one or more of our service areas
  • Proficiency in desktop publishing applications (e.g., Visio, In-Design)
  • Proficiency in statistical software and statistical analysis
  • Public sector experience


Performance Expectations


The Research Assistant contributes to the success of the DPRA Canada Practice Areas.  As a key team member, the Research Assistant will:


  • Perform quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Develop data collection instruments; collect data from surveys, interviews, observations and document review; and clean, structure and analyze data
  • Summarize research findings in writing and in data visualizations that are clear and relevant
  • Contribute to development of reports, presentations, and other deliverables
  • Assist with project scheduling and coordination tasks
  • Contribute to proposal development
  • Travel on occasion to support senior staff in their work alongside clients




DPRA values the following personal characteristics and behaviours in our Research Assistants:

  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  • Analysis/Reasoning – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusion, and solve problems
  • Self-Management – Manages own time, priorities and resources to achieve goals
  • Teamwork – Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables
  • Initiative – action-oriented, ability to think and plan ahead, anticipate and prepare for challenges
  • Communication – clearly and effectively expresses ideas and information through business writing, conversations and interactions with others that make an impact and persuade the intended audience(s)
  • Diversity – appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals


Total Rewards


DPRA employees are generously rewarded for their contribution to the organization with:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • Potential for share ownership and profit sharing
  • Career development opportunities
  • Potential for other benefits that offer flexibility and improve work-life balance

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume quoting the appropriate position title to by June 30, 2020.


We thank all applicants for your interest.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.