Business Development Research Analyst Intern

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Sault Ste Marie
  • June 9, 2023

Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre

POST DATE: Tuesday May 23, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Friday June 9th, 2023
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Temporary Full Time (1-year contract – with possibility of extension)


SSMIC is currently looking for a Business Development Research Analyst (Intern) for its Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Services. Under the direction of the Director of Business Development and Services, this position will assist the Business Development Team with optimizing business processes, and working with science and technology-oriented entrepreneurs, with research and advisory services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Analyst will participate in the following activities:

  • Participate in and prepare resources for technology focused client meetings
  • Assist with maintenance and improvements of internal CRM platform and processes
  • Undertaking research for upcoming trends, practices and opportunities surrounding:
    o Artificial Intelligence
    o Blockchain
    o Internet of Things
    o Medicare
    o Smart Cities
    o Electric Vehicle (EV)
    o Web 3.0
    o Development of regional ICT vendor and service provider research and interactions
    o Participate in other research efforts as identified
  • Assisting to develop a more granular look at regional workforce trends, gaps, and upcoming opportunities
  • Produce statistical analysis using CRM and other sources of data to benchmark performanc
  • Track, maintain, and gather client information through survey
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of presentations, information sessions, and workshop planning
  • Support the development of comprehensive policies and procedure manuals for Business Services to support operation and client services
  • Update and maintain client related information utilizing internal CRM
  • Attend professional development classes/seminars in all areas of Business Development
  • Assist in other related programing outreach activities of SSMIC as needed


  • College diploma or University degree, preferably in a Business, Information Technology or Computer Science field
  • Strong research skills and experience conducting research
  • An aptitude for accurate, highly detailed analytical skills
  • Ability to create and give presentations showcasing research findings to large audiences
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to utilize the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Passion for science and/or technology.
  • Good to excellent understanding of several areas of IT would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to speak French is considered an asset.

This is a 12-month position with a flexible start date.

Candidate Criteria

  • The candidate must be a new entrant into the workforce, transitioning to a new career, or the unemployed or underemployed who is entering a new field.
  • Candidate must have not previously participated in an NOHFC funded internship in the 2020 Mandate.
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Candidate must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Once hired, the candidate must reside in the Northern Ontario community in which they are employed.

Why choose employment in Sault Ste. Marie?

Located at the heart of the Great Lakes, Sault Ste, Marie, Ontario is a beautiful waterfront city with a population of approximately 75,000. “The Sault” is rich in history, culture and adventure, boasting unmatched world class outdoor experiences throughout all four seasons. The bustling art sectors, museums, natural environment and numerous local eateries set our city apart from others. Summer and winter festivals are celebrated in a safe and affordable place to live. With easy commute times from home to work, and a high quality and vibrant lifestyle, Sault Ste. Marie provides a “home” experience with endless opportunities to discover.


Confidentiality of all applicants assured. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted and we thank all other applicants for their interest.

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre welcomes a diverse workforce. As a non-for-profit organization, we are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

This opportunity is proudly supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is funded through the Workforce Development Program. Eligibility requirements of the program can be found here:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday June 9th, 2023.


Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
99 Foster Drive, Level Six
Sault Ste. Maire, Ontario
P6BA 5X6

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