The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is an applied research organization established in 1990. We are dedicated to helping the public and private sectors achieve healthy urban development. Our focus is on solutions for the built environment that balance human, ecological and economic impacts.


CUI is seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to join our team. The Researcher & Project Coordinator will work on projects related to sustainable and resilient communities, smart cities and urban infrastructure (energy and water), as well as other areas of work related to CUI’s mandate of achieving healthy urban development. The candidate should have exposure to research, analysis, communicating ideas and team-based work. 

Responsibilities will include:

  1. Research, analysis and reporting:
  • Employ knowledge of urban sustainability to provide professional advice in CUI’s projects.
  • Research and analyze best practices including programs, policies, technologies and strategies related to specific project needs.
  • Analyze demographic, geographic & economic data collected in research.
  • Integrate information obtained into concise, well-structured, easily understood presentations of results.
  • Develop engaging documents and presentations for projects and funding opportunities.
  1. Project coordination and engagement:
  • Coordinate tasks with various team members to meet project requirements.
  • Keep up to date project records and organize project resources to ensure deliverables meet scope, schedule, quality requirements.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with partners and clients.
  • Engage participants from public and private sector organizations through workshops, surveys, interviews, etc. to obtain feedback and information; organize and analyze information obtained.
  • Oversee the logistical planning of meetings and events as required for projects (book venue, catering, AV, travel, etc.)


  • 2-4+ years’ work experience
  • Relevant education and professional experience in technical fields such as engineering, urban planning or applied sciences.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada.
  • Fluency in English. Other language skills, particularly in French, are an asset. 


  • A keen interest in urban issues.
  • Interest in working across multiple projects, building relationships with stakeholders and doing what it takes to achieve project outcomes. 
  • Well-developed ability to effectively communicate with diverse and cross-cultural and cross-sector audiences.
  • Commitment to team success, shared knowledge, highly ethical behavior and improving society.
  • Ability to work flexible hours from time to time.
  • Microsoft Office fluency.


CUI is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. CUI encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email.


Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter and resume to jobs@canurb.org. Please include your full name and “Researcher & Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

We thank all interested candidates in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No inquiries please.