The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is Canada's leading innovation assistance program providing the advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.
We are currently looking to grow our network of industrial technology advisors (ITAs) across Canada. Be part of our team of seasoned industry professionals who leverage their technical, business and entrepreneurial experience to help Canadian companies grow and thrive.
NRC IRAP is a proud participant in the 50-30 Challenge – a joint initiative between the Government of Canada, businesses and organizations to foster workplace diversity and inclusivity.
Reasons to build a career with us
Combine passion with purpose
By helping Canadian businesses grow and prosper, ITAs have a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of Canadians.
We offer a team-based environment. ITAs work in communities across Canada and benefit from the support of a strong regional and national network of colleagues.
A respectful workplace
We are committed to providing a respectful workplace that values the equity, diversity and inclusion of employees, as well as the clients that we serve.
We value the wellness of employees and the importance of work-life balance, offering a variety of flexible work arrangements and options.
The growth and evolution of ITAs is important. We offer numerous opportunities for learning and career development.
We offer a defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health and dental coverage, and generous vacation and leave entitlements.
Meet an ITA
ITAs are the heart of our program, acting as trusted advisors and mentors to some of Canada's most innovative businesses.
Explore our opportunities
We are hiring ITAs in locations across Canada with experience in a variety of technical sectors including: information communications technology (ICT); artificial intelligence; cleantech; big data; life sciences; agriculture/food; advanced manufacturing; and industrial engineering—to name a few.
Find out how our ITAs are helping Canadian businesses succeed.