Mentorship Program

Our goal is to help provide early career polar researchers necessary training, development, and hands-on experience from within Canada. APECS Canada works with various organizations to create short- and long-term contract positions, specifically to be employed by APECS Canada members. Full-time and part-time positions will be filled with APECS Canada acting as the liaison between potential candidates and relevant organizations.

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To date, we primarily partner with Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR). Positions from POLAR have successfully been filled from our pool of qualified APECS Canada members. 

We are currently expanding our program to other government departments and non-government organizations. Stay-tuned!


To apply, please send your resume and short (1-page or less) cover letter to Applicants will be contacted as needed by partner organizations for followup. Applicants will be kept on file for up to one year.

Any questions may be directed to Adam Kirkwood ( or Jean Holloway (


In your application:

  • Outline your education

  • Work experience related to Polar research

  • Any administrative experience

  • A minimum post secondary degree is required

  • English is essential but French is an asset

  • Indicate you availability