Culture & Diversity

OCE Culture

Ontario Centres of Excellence brings together a diverse and complementary team of individuals from various backgrounds and levels of experience, all with the common goal of creating prosperity in Ontario through innovation in industry-academia collaboration. Our work culture is fast-paced, challenging, collaborative and rewarding. With backgrounds in science and engineering, industry, entrepreneurism, academia and government, our staff members build relationships and networks that move innovative ideas from the lab to the market. Roles and individual performance measurement are focused around core competencies: problem-solving; collaboration; accountability; communication and interpersonal skills; technical knowledge; initiative and leadership. Our compensation package is made up of salary and a comprehensive mix of benefits designed to promote the health and well-being of our employees.


We associate diversity with strength, which has proven to be key to our success. What do we mean by diversity? We mean valuing the different backgrounds and differing ideas and talents that shape an environment conducive to innovation and creativity. We strive to create a workplace where staff are encouraged to grow and develop to their full potential. Without the unique perspective of all of our employees, we would not be where we are today as a leader in driving innovation in Ontario.