The Canada Foundation for Innovation invests in state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions. We are looking for talented, creative and knowledgeable people to join our team.

There are plenty of great reasons to work at the CFI

  • We have flexible arrangements for remote work and top-notch Information Technology systems that make it easy to work outside the office
  • When you are working from the office, you will benefit from our newly renovated space in downtown Ottawa, steps from Parliament Hill and the Byward Market, and easily accessible by light rail
  • We provide benchmark total compensation offerings, including competitive salaries, paid leave and benefits
  • Our team is highly professional and talented and we promote a collegial work environment
  • We have been named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for five years in a row

Working at the CFI also means you will be contributing to supporting world-class Canadian research. Check out our stories of research being done in CFI-funded facilities to see the impact of the CFI on all of our lives.

Current job openings

Please consult job openings available at this time:

Programs Officer

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The CFI is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. In all our activities, we recognize that a breadth of perspectives, skills and experiences contributes to excellence in research.

Our process for finding the right candidate

We strive to evaluate job candidates through a fair and reasonable process. Our process typically works like this:

  • Applicants apply through Jobillico or send a cover letter and resume to hr [at] (do not forget to put the job title or the type of position you are looking for in the subject line)  
  • Our human resources staff does a first review of the applications to find the ones with the skills and qualifications we are seeking for the position
  • A selection committee reviews the applications of the qualified candidates
  • Our Human Resources staff reaches out to top candidates to discuss their candidacy and to initiate a conversation about the opportunity
  • Depending on the opportunity, we might schedule a written test ahead of interviews
  • We schedule an interview to better understand each candidate’s education, skills and experience as well as soft skills 
  • We contact the references of our top candidate to validate what we hear in the interviews and get a sense of how they have performed in previous positions  
  • We extend a formal job offer to the successful candidate