Life at Invest Ottawa

We offer a flexible and innovative work environment which fosters personal and professional growth. Our organization is fortunate to have recent hires working alongside veteran employees; some who have been with Invest Ottawa for over two decades!
Acting as the lead economic development agency for the city of Ottawa, there are endless ways to work with businesses, entrepreneurs, our three levels of government, post-secondary institutions and many more community partners.
Invest Ottawa works out of the innovation centre at Bayview Yards. Located in the incredible Hintonburg, one of the city’s most exciting and up-and-coming neighborhoods, we are at the heart of some of the most transformational development projects in Ottawa’s history (Zibi, Lebreton Flats and LRT to name a few).

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Invest Ottawa is a rallying point for local businesses and entrepreneurs. Whether they sell racks of clothes or lines of code, we do our best to help all brands accomplish their goals locally and abroad.

And we are always looking for kind, passionate and driven individuals to help us achieve this.

Your success is important to us. From our physical space to our benefits, we promote a healthy work-life balance through our many perks. These are the favourites as voted by our team:
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Top-Tier Health Benefits Package
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Flexible Work Hours
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Three Weeks Starting Paid Vacation
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Annual Fitness Allowance
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100% Employer-Paid RRSP Contribution
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Wi-Fi Friendly Patio & Rooftop Terrace
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Employer-Paid Professional Development
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Office Holiday Closure
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On-Site Fresh Food Cafeteria with Free Daily Coffee & Tea
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I toured Bayview Yards in my previous role with the UK Government as part of a visiting delegation and was impressed with the energy of the place, and the important part that Invest Ottawa plays in developing the local economy.

Stephen Onions
Business Development Manager, Defence and Security

Helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams is the best part of working with Invest Ottawa. Working out of Bayview Yards is exciting – there is always a lot of buzz happening in the building and every day provides new opportunities to collaborate with the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the city.

Kyle Thomas
Entrepreneurship Services Lead

I love it here! The energy in the building, the commitment to work my colleagues exude – you know that folks are engaged at a high level and that challenges me to bring my best every day. On a typical day, I connect, engage, research, learn, write, repeat.

Joanne Gardner
Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Digital Media Lab, GovTech Prototyping

Important Notice from Invest Ottawa – Fraudulent Email Messages to Job Seekers

It has come to our attention that in the past some job seekers have received fraudulent email messages falsely impersonating our HR team at Invest Ottawa. We sincerely apologize for any challenge and disappointment this has caused valued members of our community.

We want to reinforce that Invest Ottawa will:

  • Always post open career opportunities on our corporate website, and conduct telephone screenings and video interviews as a fundamental part of our recruitment process before making a hire; and
  • Never ask any job seeker to provide bank account information in advance of being hired or contracted with our team.

Should you have any questions regarding our talent services please contact Anjan Krishnamurthy, Interim Director, Talent Strategy at [email protected]. Should you have questions regarding current career opportunities or recruitment practices please contact Yoko Cooper, Director, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Culture at [email protected]