Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat does CIHR do?
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the federal government agency that provides funding for health research initiatives. We support the work of thousands of researchers. We aim to make Canadians healthier.
Who does CIHR hire?
We hire health researchers, health research administrators, and professionals in various fields (Finance, Communications, Program Management, IT, etc.).
If I join CIHR, what kind of working environment can I expect?
A very good one! At CIHR, we respect each other, embrace cultural diversity, support the use of Canada's official languages, offer many opportunities for growth and development, and allow for work/life balance.
What kind of health research initiatives does CIHR fund?
Several important ones, such as initiatives to increase life expectancy, fight disease, and improve the provinces' health care systems, to name but a few.
Does CIHR actively practice employment equity?
Absolutely. We encourage applications from all persons, including designated groups as outlined on the Employment Equity page of our career site.
What are the steps of CIHR's recruitment process?
In broad terms, our typical recruitment process comprises five sequential steps, as follows: testing; job interview; language test; security screening; and job offer for successful candidates.
Does CIHR accept applications from all over Canada?