Skills International Development And Assistance Researcher near Edmonton (AB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an international development and assistance researcher in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 41402).


  • Develop policies
  • Supervise professional and support staff and students
  • Administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in rural and urban areas
  • Perform administrative tasks
  • Plan development projects
  • Develop venture capital sources
  • Recruit and hire staff
  • Respond to enquiries from members of the business community concerning development opportunities
  • Provide advice on procedures and requirements for government approval of development proposals
  • Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale and retail consumers
  • Develop social and economic profiles of urban and rural areas to encourage industrial and commercial investment
  • Conduct comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products
  • Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts or articles
  • Provide consulting services to government and other organizations
  • Conduct analytical marketing studies
  • Conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional, or international areas to assess development of potential and future trends
  • Review and evaluate commercial or industrial development proposals
  • Design market research questionnaires
  • Develop portfolio of marketing materials
  • Evaluate customer service and store environments
  • Design, conduct and analyze quantitative and qualitative research projects
  • Develop feasibility studies
  • Conduct online marketing, E-commerce and Website promotions
  • Maintain database of potential franchisees, real estate locations and on-line buy/sell Internet sites
  • Prepare funding applications
  • Set up corporations
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Ensure appropriate business/commercial licenses are in place
  • Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
  • Develop and implement business plans

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Projecting Outcomes
  • Researching and Investigating
  • Planning
  • Analyzing Information
Management Help - Management
  • Evaluating
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
Communication Help - Communication
  • Liaising and Networking
  • Professional Communicating
  • Advising and Consulting
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Managing Information


Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Statistics
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Marketing
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