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.

These days, we’re all working from home so that we can be physically distant, but you’d almost not know it! We continue to see our teams virtually everyday and we’re committed to making sure that our new staff who join us during this time are made to feel as much a part of our team as they would be if we were at the office. Every week, we catch up with each other during our “Friday Afternoon Social” calls. Whether we’re competing against each other on a new game, chatting about all kinds of topics, having a show & tell of recent baking and hobby projects, or seeing each other’s kids and pets grow, it helps us end each week on a happy note while feeling connected to each other.

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


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:

Director, Marketing and Communications

The Director, Marketing and Communications is accountable for marketing programs that support the adoption of our programs and services, and the evolution of our overall communications strategy to optimize the experience of our stakeholders in all their interactions with CANARIE. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to the Senior Director, Communications.

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Software Developer

The Software Developer is accountable for designing, developing, installing, and maintaining software to support CANARIE’s programs. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to the Manager, Software Development.

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Program Operations Coordinator

The Program Operations Coordinator is accountable for supporting the efficient coordination and implementation of CANARIE’s programs, with a goal of maximizing workflow efficiency and providing support for programs while ensuring high levels of accuracy and quality program delivery to CANARIE stakeholders. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to CANARIE’s Director, Program Operations.

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Manager, NREN Coordination

The NREN is comprised of CANARIE and thirteen independent partners who each operate networks that collectivity provide research and education connectivity across Canada and to the world. The NREN leverages this collaboration to create value for our communities including and beyond the network, with CANARIE providing central coordination. The Manager, NREN Coordination is accountable for collaboratively exploring, managing, and reporting on activities and projects that strengthen the impact of Canada’s NREN. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

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Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

The Senior Cybersecurity Analyst will be accountable for the delivery of cybersecurity services including threat intelligence, detection, and response services to organizations in Canada’s research and education sector. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to the Director, Cybersecurity Operations.

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Cybersecurity Analyst

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. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to the Director, Cybersecurity Operations.

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Identity Access Management Support Specialist

The Identity Access Management Support Specialist will be accountable for assisting in the operations of current services and supporting the evolution of next generation Identity Access Management (IAM) services. This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to CANARIE’s Senior Director, Applications.

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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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