Economic Research Assistant

1 Temporary Position – 4 Month Contract


Alberta Central is the central banking facility, and trade association for Alberta’s credit unions. We are owned by 13 credit unions that together have more than $30 billion in system assets and serve more than 620,000 members at 198 branches across Alberta.

At Alberta Central, our purpose is to champion change in the credit union system and bring value and expertise to credit unions. Through our commitment to service, and with the efforts of our dedicated employees, we are helping credit unions meet the expectations of their members.  We continue to work side by side with credit unions with a single goal in mind: to help our system grow, prosper, and achieve financial success.


Working under the direction of the Chief Economist, this position is responsible for assisting the Economic Research team with sourcing, collecting and compiling economic data, including data comments, news monitoring, and forecasting.


  • Conduct economic research on regional and national economies, industry sectors, labor and housing markets, and government fiscal policies.
  • Compile and consolidate economic data for further analysis to support reports on current economic conditions and trends.
  • Assist with the preparation of detailed economic commentary and presentations for the organization and Alberta Credit Union system.
  • Triage and respond accordingly to requests for economic inquiries and information from Alberta Central stakeholders.
  • Support risk management by following established policies, procedures and controls both corporately and within area of responsibility and escalates discrepancies to management.


  • Working towards (final year), or recent completion of, undergraduate degree in Economics. Enrolment in Master’s program considered an asset.
  • Strong technical data skills required (MS Excel, Eviews, Python, R).
  • Solid knowledge of time series analysis.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Big data skills an asset.
  • Must be bondable.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Open concept environment
  • Hybrid Office – Home/Work Location
  • Friendly team atmosphere
  • Free banking services and free access to an in-house fitness facility
  • Located in the Beltline
  • Casual dress environment

To express your interest in this position, apply here submit your current resume along with a cover letter quoting Competition #24-004 by, April 5, 2024.