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  • Colum Connolly

We're Hiring!

Technical Specialist

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)

  • Curiosity

  • 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.

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