SSHRC is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive workplace.

Make a lasting impact. Join a passionate and professional team.


Who we are

Enabling excellence, building partnerships and connecting research to Canadians


We are Canada's leading research funding organization for the social sciences and humanities.


We foster the promotion and celebration of social sciences and humanities to nurture future generations of researchers and science-literate citizens.


Our investments build the foundation for Canada's research and Innovation capacity.

For more information on SSHRC's mandate, see the strategic plan for 2020-2022 (PDF, 24.4MB)


What we offer

Great pay and benefits, and space to grow professionally

Competitive salaries and benefits

We have a reputation for excellence, and offer competitive salaries.

We also provide the same excellent pension plan and comprehensive medical and dental coverage as that of the Public Service of Canada. If you already work for the public service, we'll help make your transition smooth.


We recognize that work-life balance is important, and provide employees with a range of flexible working arrangements.

Professional development

At SSHRC, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. As such, we offer a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities to build the skills and competencies employees need to succeed now and in the future.


Our workplace

Promoting equality, encouraging youth, a central location and tons of perks

Equal opportunity

Our differences make us stronger as individuals and as an organization. We believe diversity fosters innovation and problem-solving skills, and promotes organizational effectiveness. We are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive workplace.

Talent at all levels

SSHRC invites young professionals and tenured experts with a desire to improve the lives of Canadians to join our team. SSHRC also invites students from various fields to apply to its Student Employment Program.


Employees continue to work remotely until early 2022, when our headquarters will be moved to Zibi in the National Capital Region. Zibi is one of Canada’s most sustainable communities, situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Peoples, overlooking the Ottawa River. Our new building (at 125 Zaida Eddy Private, Ottawa, Ontario) is close to Ottawa’s LRT system and Gatineau’s transit hub at Terrasses de la Chaudière.