Explore job opportunities at the NRC, access career tools and resources, learn about the NRC's programs for researchers and students, find out about our awards and fellowships, and discover what makes the NRC a great place to work.

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Research associate program

About the program, eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, instructions to apply online

Postdoctoral fellowship

About the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, eligibility requirements, application instructions

NRC Luise and Gerhard Herzberg Postdoctoral Fellowship

About the NRC Luise and Gerhard Herzberg Postdoctoral Fellowship for recent female doctoral graduates in science, technology, engineering and math

Covington Fellowship

Awarded to an outstanding, recent doctoral graduate in astronomy or astrophysics to conduct independent research at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

Plaskett Fellowship

About the Plaskett Fellowship for recent doctoral graduates in astrophysics or related disciplines, contact information for candidates

H.L. Holmes award

About the H.L. Holmes Award for Post-Doctoral Studies, selection committee, past recipients

National Killam Program

About the National Killam Program and the transfer of its administration to the NRC

Internship for persons with disabilities

About the Persons with Disabilities Internship program, eligibility requirements and application form


For students

Student employment

About the Student Employment Program, application form

Co-op opportunities

About the Co-op Program, eligibility requirements, process details, application instructions

Indigenous students

About the Indigenous Student Employment Program and link to application form


Work life at the NRC

Perks of working at the NRC

Competitive benefits, flexible schedules, learning opportunities, on site and nearby amenities, work environment

Collective agreements and compensation plans

NRC job categories, collective agreements, rates of pay

Spotlight on employees

Meet some of the NRC's talented and successful researchers working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)