Who we are

We’re a small team of dedicated thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers. Our team is positive, passionate, and collaborative.

We are athletes and book lovers, artists and carpenters, pastry chefs and veterans. Most important, we share a passion for learning, science, and technology. Our personalities, experiences, and interests are beautifully diverse and our unique perspectives help shape everything we do.

What we do

We collaborate with Canada’s research and education community, private sector, and government partners to ensure that Canada’s bright researchers and entrepreneurs benefit from the technologies and tools that are critical to their success. With our partners across the country, we work to ensure that Canada leads in research and innovation.

Why we do it

Because our collective future depends on it. The benefits of new transformative technologies developed by entrepreneurs and life-changing discoveries by researchers have the power to improve our lives and the life of our planet. Our motivation is to give Canada’s entrepreneurs and researchers the infrastructure they need to get to discovery and innovation faster.

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By the Numbers


dedicated staff


pet parents


coffees/teas per day








different towns, villages, cities


not-so-secret talents


languages spoken


coding languages


countries we’ve called home


books we’ve read in the past year

How We Work

We’re a small, collaborative team dedicated to advancing Canadian research and innovation while enjoying each other’s company.

We’re innovative, friendly, and helpful, and we believe that when you work with your friends on shared goals, there’s no challenge that can’t be met. We support and collaborate with Canada’s most innovative researchers and entrepreneurs, so that means we also get to work with the latest technologies.

Our office is in the heart of downtown Ottawa, so it’s easy for our staff to enjoy the best of the Nation’s Capital. We are steps away from Parliament Hill, the Sparks Street walking promenade, the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal. Many of us commute by bike, foot, and public transit…some of us even skate to work.

Regardless of where we’re working – in the office or from home – we’re always finding ways to stay connected! Our staff can often be found chatting over coffee, exploring the neighbourhood for new places to eat, or swapping stories and recipes in the kitchen. Every other week, we catch up with each other virtually during our “Friday Afternoon Social” calls. Whether we’re competing against each other on a new game, chatting about all kinds of topics, or seeing each other’s kids and pets grow, we look forward to reconnecting and ending the week on a happy note.

At CANARIE, the core values of our team are everything.
They shape the way we work and how we interact with each other every single day.


Anticipating our stakeholders’ needs and being reliable in responding to these needs


Respecting and supporting our coworkers in a collaborative work environment


Welcoming each individual to be their whole selves, and embracing each person’s unique attributes and lived experiences


Actively contributing to a culture that develops expertise and fosters creativity


Dedicated to excellence in all we do


A shared commitment to ethical and transparent decisions and interactions

If this sounds like your kind of place, take a look at our current postings and come work with us!


Competitive salary and benefits

Corporate commitment to professional development

Investment in career development

Generous mobile device policy + corporate mobile plans

Matched RRSP contributions

Service Awards

Annual summer and winter Staff Fun Days

Current Opportunities:

Cybersecurity Analyst

Working within CanSSOC – a federated team of cybersecurity analysts across Canada – the Cybersecurity Analyst will be accountable for monitoring and delivering timely, relevant threat intelligence, investigating events and incidents, and providing technical guidance and support to partners within the Research and Education community.

Cybersecurity Analyst
Director, Financial Systems

The Director, Financial Systems, is accountable for leading the evolution of CANARIE’s financial systems and their on-going maintenance. They also perform senior accounting and finance tasks.

Director, Financial Systems
Identity Access Management Support Specialist

The Identity Access Management (IAM) Support Specialist will be accountable for assisting in the day-to-day management of CANARIE’s Canadian Access Federation (CAF) services, including front-line technical support.

IAM Support Specialist
Vice President Cybersecurity Programs and Services

The Vice President, Cybersecurity Programs and Services provides executive leadership for CANARIE’s Cybersecurity Programs and Services department which has responsibility to evolve the strategy, continue to build and guide the team, and direct ongoing investments in system-wide capability to deliver scalable, sustainable national initiatives to secure Canada’s research and education sector. The Vice President, Cybersecurity Programs and Services is accountable for directing the evolution of CANARIE’s Cybersecurity Program and the implementation of its programs and services.

Vice President Cybersecurity Programs and Services

Career Opportunities at the National Research and Education Network

Together with our 13 provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). If you don’t find the right opportunity with us, check out these opportunities with our friends at NREN Partner organizations across Canada.

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