Because at uOttawa, you belong!

Since 1848, our vibrant community of great minds, innovators, researchers and global leaders has pioneered a vision for the future.

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Build the future

Every day there’s a new opportunity to find purpose in your work. From our bilingual nature and diverse team to our world-class research and downtown campus, there’s always something to inspire you. With our collaborative, inclusive culture, we go further by working together. 

As uOttawa moves forward, we’re building on our history to define our future. We look ahead with enthusiasm. Building on a history of achievement and breakthroughs, we continue to learn and grow. At uOttawa, impact matters, agility abounds, and innovation thrives. Invest in yourself and join us as we shape the future. 

Transformation 2030 is our vision of building the university of tomorrow.

Transformation 2030
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Employees at uOttawa


Consecutive years recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers


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Ingrid Hernandez Remedios, Solutions Architect
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“The best part about working here is the people. Being part of uOttawa has given me the chance to contribute to the growth of students, researchers, and employees. Their success is my success!”

Ingrid Hernandez Remedios

— Solutions Architect and Technical Lead, Information Technology

Urban campus

Our campus, anchored in the heart of downtown Ottawa, offers best-in-class facilities where you can do your best work, with continued investment in infrastructure and technology.

The campus is your gateway to food, culture and nature. Skate on the Rideau Canal, walk to art galleries and explore the Byward Market. The University is more than just a place to work. Immerse yourself in the university experience and campus lifestyle. Attend sports events with your colleagues and cheer the Gee Gees! Feel inspired by this historic city, our lively campus and the people who make it great. 

Francophone community

Bilingualism (French and English) is key to who we are and how we work. You’ll be part of the largest French/English bilingual university in the world!

We play a remarkable role enriching Francophone communities in Ontario, across Canada and around the world, while being enriched ourselves on campus.

Diverse, inclusive workplace

We’re united in our mission to open doors through education. We bring together people from diverse backgrounds to create a community where you’re included and encouraged to share your unique perspective.

We actively seek opportunities to remove barriers in our workplace and accommodate your needs. Together, we make uOttawa a welcoming community where everyone belongs.

Feed your curiosity

Fuel your passion for learning through our culture of collaboration, excellence, purpose and curiosity.

As an employee, you qualify for tuition benefits to pursue your interests. With access to courses, programs and diverse learning opportunities like lectures and workshops, your personal and professional growth opportunities are limitless.

Explore different career paths at uOttawa through our commitment to your internal mobility. Create a career where you define your own success.

André Lanthier, Chief Administrative Officer
uOttawa employee

“Diversity is prevalent here. It’s great to see people from different cultures work together. I appreciate the opportunity to express myself in my language of choice and respect others’ choices.”

André Lanthier

— Program Comptroller, Administrative Services, Modernization Program

Roger Morin
uOttawa employee

“Each year, new students of all ages and backgrounds come to enrich our daily life and bring along a renewed energy on campus. We have the chance to see them grow and forge their place in our society.”

Roger Morin

— Team Coordinator, Protection Services

You’re joining an institution that has earned a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and innovation through high academic and scientific standards. We recognize and celebrate your contribution, to showcase uOttawa’s excellence and promote what we care about.

Find out more about the reasons for our selection for the National Capital Region’s Top Employers.

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National Capital Region’s Top Employers

This special designation recognizes the employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
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Exemplary mental health and wellness practices

Under Excellence Canada, a group focusing on organizational performance, we’re committed to implementing exemplary mental health and wellness practices to promote a healthier workplace with more engaged employees.
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We’re part of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, a collective of some of Canada’s most research-intensive institutions.

You belong

The University of Ottawa is a dynamic community of students, professionals and academics pursuing great things. Our vision for the university of tomorrow is one that reflects the diversity of our people, their ideas and their lived experiences. We believe in the power of representation and in increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff to support this objective.

We’re committed to an inclusive workplace that acknowledges and celebrates all voices, fosters personal and professional development and challenges you to reach new heights.

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At uOttawa, you’ll find colleagues invested in your success and an environment that values meaningful connections, acceptance and a sense of belonging. We see a world full of opportunities and we can’t imagine that world without you. At uOttawa, you belong.

We’re proud to collaborate with inspiring partners that help us reach out to all equity-deserving individuals, so that we can best reflect the diversity of our university community.

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Pride at Work Canada

Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work empowers employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
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Equitek Employment Equity Solutions

A diverse and inclusive outreach strategy for Canadian corporations seeking to make their employment opportunities available to qualified job seekers from all of the underrepresented demographics across Canada.
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An equal opportunity employer

While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons (visible minority members), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ2 persons. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, contact our HR department.
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Human Resources
Tabaret Hall
550 Cumberland Street, Room 019
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

Telephone: 613-562-5832
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292
Fax: 613-562-5206
Email: [email protected]

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.