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CANARIE offers a dynamic work environment, with a small team of positive, talented and committed individuals collaborating to keep Canada at the forefront of research and innovation.  Team members are energized by the impact that their work makes on a daily basis to enrich the lives of Canadians and researchers around the world.  CANARIE staff benefit from working with the latest technologies and collaborating with Canada’s most innovative researchers, entrepreneurs, academic faculty and students.


With our downtown Ottawa office location, employees enjoy the best features of the Nation’s Capital, including being within walking distance of Parliament Hill, the Sparks Street walking promenade, the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal.  CANARIE staff commute by bike, foot, bus, car and even by skate and are able to enjoy Ottawa’s many cafés and festivals at lunchtime.

At CANARIE, we take pride in our cohesive and collaborative team-based culture, fostered by a core set of five values that are exemplified by our employees:

  • Service: Anticipation of stakeholder needs and reliably in responding to these needs
  • Teamwork: Respect and support for coworkers in a collaborative work environment
  • Innovation: Active contribution to a culture that develops expertise and fosters creativity
  • Quality: Commitment to excellence
  • Integrity: Commitment to ethical and transparent decisions and interactions

We welcome interested individuals who share these values to join our team.

Current career opportunities:

Administrative Specialist

The Administrative Specialist is accountable for managing committee processes, their logistics and activities, and providing administrative support for CANARIE’s program funding calls with a goal of maintaining high levels of accuracy and quality program delivery to CANARIE stakeholders. Read more.

Cybersecurity Analyst

As part of the Cybersecurity Program, the Cybersecurity Analyst helps to protect against cyber threats by using a range of technologies and processes designed to prevent, detect and mitigate cyber-attacks. This position supports the execution of cybersecurity within CANARIE, initiatives in collaboration with our provincial and territorial partners for the Canadian National Research and Education Network (NREN), with education and research institutions and others across Canada, and globally with our international NREN partners. Read more.

Program Manager, DAIR Cloud

The Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) testbed provides Canadian startups and small businesses with free cloud-based computing resources for product design, development, prototyping, and demonstration purposes. A key component of this role is working with startups and small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to advance innovation and commercialization of products and services built by Canadian companies. Read more.