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Technical Specialist

Apr 29, 2022 | Job Postings

Mission Statement: Advancing innovation in Atlantic Canada through problem-solving and accurately describing technical and scientific challenges through the CRA SR&ED process.

Location: Atlantic Canada

Colum Consultants Inc. helps innovative companies here in the Atlantic region successfully claim Science Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax refunds.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of some of the latest scientific and technological advancements in a wide array of industries. You will have the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs leading change in their fields across Atlantic Canada.

Reporting to:   President and CEO

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Understand the SR&ED Investment Tax Credit program and trends in the Innovation space both in Atlantic Canada and across Canada.

-Analyze projects and work conducted throughout the year by clients to determine their SR&ED qualification.

-Conduct interviews with technical teams to identify technological limitations, challenges, uncertainties, and advancements in projects that fit within the spirit of the SR&ED program.

-Prepare SR&ED claim reports in accordance with SR&ED guidelines and standards and templates provided by Colum Consultants Inc.

-Work with clients to document SR&ED eligible costs.

-Work with other Colum Consultants Inc. team members to ensure clients claims are completed appropriately and within given timelines.

-Provide a positive experience to our varied clients.

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

-University degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, or Applied Sciences

-Technical writing experience

-Active listener with the ability to conduct technical interviews to gather detailed project information

-Ability to grasp abstract or complex technical concepts and explain them in more general terms

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in-person and over the phone)


-Passionate about innovation

-Willingness to learn

-Bilingualism (French and English)


-Familiarity with other funding models within the innovation sector, eg. IRAP program

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to: by May 13, 2022.

Salary range: $40,000.00-$55,000.00 annually. New graduates are welcome to apply.

Company: Colum Consultants Inc.

Contact: Elizabeth Murphy –

Deadline: May 13, 2022

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