Research Analyst

Research & Data Insights Ottawa, Ontario Vancouver, British Columbia Toronto, Ontario Montreal, Quebec


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is seeking a Research Analyst to join our Data+Analytics team in Canada. This role presents a unique opportunity to apply and grow your primary research skills by working with a diverse base of influential clients within a dynamic global organization. This role can be based in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver.

As a Research Analyst with the Data + Analytics team you will:

  • Collaborate with clients and H+K client teams to understand their primary research needs and define projects.
  • Familiarize yourself with research issues by reviewing background documentation and some academic literature.
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments (e.g., survey questionnaires, interview guides, focus group guides).
  • Conduct one-on-one interviews and focus groups.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Conduct secondary research (e.g., Statistics Canada data, trends) and coherently summarize information.
  • Produce reports that include detailed findings, insights, and implications for clients.
  • Present findings to clients and H+K client teams.
  • Support client teams to identify new opportunities for primary research work in their projects.


Here’s what you’ll need to get here:

 Technical Experience & Skills

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong data visualization skills (e.g., presenting survey results in PowerPoint charts).
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Google Data Studio, Displayr, Tableau, PowerBI) is an asset.
  • A good understanding of statistics, research methodologies and statistical packages (e.g., questionnaire design, survey sampling).
  • Proficient with statistical analysis tools like SPSS
  • An understanding of data analytics is an asset.
  • The ability to speak and write in French at a professional level is an asset.


Soft Skills

  • Intellectually curious.
  • Interested in public policy, government, politics, history, etc.
  • Energetic self-starter with a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong presentation skills.



  • Three to five years of direct experience in primary research, including survey research.
  • A university degree.


Currently all H+K employees are working remote until our offices re-open


Hill+Knowlton Strategies is dedicated to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please reach out to us.
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About us:


Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is a public relations and public affairs consultancy providing services to local, multinational and global clients from its eight offices across the country.
The firm works with clients to solve complex communications challenges and deliver award winning campaigns and is focused on continued innovation for the industry. H+K offers deep sector knowledge and breadth of public relations and public affairs expertise including specialists in health + wellness, technology, government + public sector, energy + industrials, consumer packaged goods, financial + professional services, food + drink, retail + leisure and sports.
Globally, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.