Discover ISED

Every day, thousands of talented Canadians come to work at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). They come for the challenge of identifying, creating and supporting innovative initiatives that make a real difference in people's lives and help shape Canada's future.

Who we are

As an employer, ISED offers a wide variety of unique career opportunities and prioritizes advancement, professional development and continuing education. Employees have the opportunity to join employeeled networks, participate in on-the-job training and access other career development tools and programs to continuously progress on a professional and personal level.

What we do

ISED strives to create a collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment for all employees. We promote mental health, safety and well-being and provide resources for employees to make these a priority. Our workplace has been modernized to attract, retain and encourage public servants to work smarter, greener and healthier.

Working for the Government of Canada also offers competitive pay, pension and benefits. Check out the top 10 reasons to join Canada's Public Service.

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A Day in the Life

What employees are saying

"I work on corporate governance and support efforts to facilitate departmental implementation of the new Service Fees Act. I also participate on two internal committees that are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within my sector and the department as a whole."

– Jason Dunkerly

"As a research scientist at the Communications Research Centre, I am constantly learning more about new technologies, including next-generation communication systems, artificial intelligence, 5G and beyond! My colleagues and I are contributing to the advancement of science, technology and digital society and are putting Canada on the map!"

– Dr. Yiyan Wu
Senior Research Scientist

"I lead a team that is responsible for drafting ISED's Corporate Plan and providing input into broader government planning and reporting documents. I get to engage and consult with employees all around the department to hear about the great work they are undertaking and then share these activities and departmental results with Canadians. "

– Sahra Boonstra

"I joined ISED in 2008 and have had the opportunity to work in publishing, video production, website development, branding and marketing. Every day I help the department communicate with internal and external stakeholders, and every day I learn something new from my colleagues about tools, tactics and what this dynamic department has to offer."

– Fred Taylor
Senior Marketing Advisor

"I work at the ISED Certification and Engineering Bureau. My work is in the field of wireless product compliance and certification; I also work on radio frequency safety evaluation, making sure wireless products used by Canadian consumers are safe. My work is both challenging and rewarding, as it offers me a very good opportunity to expand my knowledge in dealing with wireless products using the very latest technologies."

– Yi Pan
Test and Measurement Engineer

"Working at ISED for the better part of the past year has been absolutely fantastic. I was given the opportunity to grow, to explore the career paths I could be interested in within my field of study and to apply the things I've seen in class to tangible situations on a day-to-day basis."

– Veronique Harvey Desrosiers
Human Resources Student