Economic Researcher

1 Full-Time Position


Alberta Central is the central banking facility, and trade association for Alberta’s credit unions. We are owned by 12 credit unions that together have more than $33 billion in system assets and serve more than 640,000 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.


Reporting into Alberta Central’s Chief Economist, this position supports research projects, prepares reports and insights on issues related to credit unions. This role collects, processes, and presents data relevant to the analysis and understanding of the economic and business environment in which credit unions operate. Supports the Chief Economist and the Senior Researcher in the gathering and analysis of data and contributes to the preparations of reports. This role works independently under guidance from Senior team members and requires attention to details and strong written skills.


  • Conduct economic research on regional, national and international economies, industry sectors, labour and housing markets, and public policies.
  • Conduct research on the financial system in Canada and internationally to gather insights and provide recommendations on issues that matter for the credit union system.
  • Collect, manage, and present large quantities of data for further analysis to support reports on current economic conditions and economic forecasting.
  • Assist with the preparation of detailed economic reports 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.
  • Work closely with the Chief Economist and the Senior Researcher and actively participate in a cooperative manner to the department objectives.
  • Support risk management by following established policies, procedures, and controls both corporately and within area of responsibility and escalates discrepancies to management.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Related University degree and/or professional designation and 2 or more years of related experience; or combination of formal education and experience.
  • Post-Graduate Economics degree preferred but a strong knowledge/experience of Economics will be considered.
  • Strong knowledge of macroeconomics.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian financial sector and financial markets an asset.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable working with data and presenting research with compelling visuals. Experience in data science, big data or econometrics/modelling an asset.
  • Team-oriented, having experience collaborating with multiple levels and sectors of the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • 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 and submit your current resume along with a cover letter quoting Competition #24-012 by, June 14, 2024.


Alberta Central is proud to be a Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) Employer Partner.