Jobs in 5G

Help connect Canadians and build Canada's wireless 5G future

We're the Spectrum and Telecommunications Sector at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). We're Canada's spectrum regulator, which is a fancy way of saying that we help make wireless work for Canadians. From policy to engineering to enforcement, we do it all.

We cover every aspect of spectrum and the telecom market:

  • We negotiate international agreements at major telecom events.
  • We research and set the standards for devices.
  • We check for interference and enforce all the rules.
  • We oversee programs for digital inclusion, literacy and access.
  • We offer a wide variety of programs to make sure Canadian consumers and communities have the skills and access to leverage the benefits of the digital economy.
  • We run auctions, develop policy, draft regulations and more!

There's lots of work and, with 5G on the way, lots of variety!

Join our team!
The world is increasingly connected, and wireless technology is an important part of making that happen. So we've got lots to do behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.
Sound exciting? Want to help? Then take a look at our current job openings and jump aboard the 5G train. We've got various job opportunities—some with a bit of travel—involving lots of interesting technology.
The Government of Canada offers:

  • a competitive salary
  • training opportunities
  • career development
  • work-life balance

Job opportunities

Do you have a question? Don't see any current vacancies but would like to apply anyway? Contact us at!

What is 5G?

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Text: What is 5G?

With over five billion wireless devices, the world is more connected than ever.

Earth appears, with wireless devices popping up and filling the Earth, satellites and drones circle outside

But in a few years, when that number reaches fifty, or a hundred billion, and current mobile networks can't keep up, we'll be ready because a new generation of wireless is coming. We call it 5G.

Earth and devices shake and then explode

Text: 5G (appears out of explosion)

5G will allow billions of devices to connect even better and much faster,…

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Text: More capacity, Faster reaction time, Higher speeds

…to make things like transportation, healthcare, and emergency services, a lot more efficient.

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Text: self-driving taxi

An ambulance appears, communicating with a doctor at the hospital

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It will enable smart homes and smart cities, …

Devices in a living room are connecting, even the cat has a collar that connects

…and even change how we view and enjoy our leisure time!

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And these are just some of the possibilities, because our world will change in ways we
can't yet imagine.

In the park, a robot is walking dogs, a drone delivers a basket of food to a women on a bench, a women stands on a surfboard with virtual reality goggles

And since this revolution is right around the corner, scientists at the Communications
Research Centre are working to make Canada a leader in 5G so that Canadians benefit from all the innovations it will bring.

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Communications Research Centre — finding what is possible... and what works!

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