Research Trainee
City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Research Trainee within our Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division.

Major Responsibilities:
Assists with analysing, organizing and presenting data collected.
Assists with compiling and consolidation of data for others to analyze/process.
Assists with drafting documents, bulletins, infographics, maps, diagrams, etc. and data analysis.
Assists in maintaining data/statistics.
Assists with assembling and compiling information/survey packages.
Assists with various office functions.
Collects data by distributing questionnaires, visiting sites, asking participants/groups for information/opinions etc. and documents findings.
Inputs/retrieves/updates/maintains data.
Travels to various locations and/or attends special events to provide support/on-site assistance and distribute information.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Currently enrolled in public or business administration, environmental science, engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, political science or a related discipline
Experience in research, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data visualization
Knowledge of data analysis, statistical methods, and synthesizing findings related to social, ecological, and health outcomes
Knowledge in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, ArcGIS, MS Office suite is required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization, with tact and diplomacy.
Excellent problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration skills with a focus on teamwork
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work in a demanding environment with many competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as cooperatively as a member of a team.
Ability to travel to various locations within the City of Toronto as required.
Note: The applicant pool from this job posting may be used for similar summer job opportunities in various divisions.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID #2323782 and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.