The housing research community in Canada is as diverse as the country itself. It includes economists and policy makers, scientists and demographers, academics and students, community organizations and private consultants—working as researchers, research users or research sponsors.
NHRC’s Housing Research Central helps clarify who’s who—along with their respective interests in housing research—and identifies the valuable repositories of housing research and related information they maintain.
Housing research roles
These are just some of the many areas of housing research where your skills could be needed:
Housing data collection and analysis
Economic analysis of housing
Housing market analysis
Analysis of housing requirements
Residential construction / renovation technology
Residential field testing and monitoring
Residential property management
Community planning / urban design
Understanding housing needs—affordable housing, Aboriginal housing, etc.