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

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:

Network Software Developer

The Network Software Developer is accountable for the technical design, development, and implementation of network software applications, and support of day-to-day operations of the network and its services. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to CANARIE’s Director, Network Engineering.

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Cybersecurity Analyst

The Cybersecurity Analyst is accountable for CANARIE Security Information and Events Management (SIEM) system administration and optimization, security applications support including continual improvement for visibility and effectiveness, and mitigation of low, medium, and high severity events. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to CANARIE’s Manager, Cybersecurity.

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Program Manager, Identity and Access Management

At CANARIE, a Program is a set of related activities with specific goals that meet our core purpose of advancement of Canada’s knowledge and innovation infrastructure. A Program Manager articulates the Program’s strategy and objectives and defines activities and outcomes to meet those specific goals. CANARIE’s Identity and Access Management program offers identity and access management solutions for Canadian research and education institutions as well as content providers. Managed and operated by CANARIE as the Canadian Access Federation (CAF), the program allows users to connect to Wi-Fi and access online content, both in Canada and abroad, using their home institution credentials in a trusted environment. The Program Manager, Identity and Access Management is accountable for the planning and design of the Identity and Access Management program. By monitoring the evolution of identity and access management services, and developing channels to assess evolving community needs, the Program Manager, Identity and Access Management ensures that CANARIE’s services continue to meet the needs of Canada’s research and education community. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to CANARIE’s Senior Director, Cybersecurity Programs.

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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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