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Where technology and language meet

Nov 28, 2023

Even if it isn’t officially recognized as a bilingual city, the French language has always been an integral part of the culture of the capital of Canada.

According to 2016 census data, 42.7% of the French population in the province of Ontario lives in Ottawa’s economic region, which is only natural considering the area is just on the opposite riverbank from the province of Quebec.

Considering the interwoven French and English culture of the Ottawa region and the density of the technology companies operating in the Ottawa area, a unique opportunity awaits bilingual tech professionals looking to blend their language skills with cutting-edge innovation.

To highlight this opportunity, our talent team reached out to companies in the region who are currently looking to add tech talent to their teams.

Whether you’re a seasoned tech professional or a fresh graduate, continue reading below to discover a few opportunities that arise when technology and language come together in the heart of Canada’s capital.


Formed in 1982 in Ottawa, Calian is a technology consulting firm that offers innovative healthcare, communications, learning, and cybersecurity solutions. For more than 40 years, Calian has been helping the world communicate, innovate, learn and lead safe and healthy lives. The Ottawa based company recently made waves by agreeing to acquire one of Ottawa’s largest IT infrastructure providers Decisive Group in a deal that could be worth up to $74.7 million.

Opportunities with Calian

Ross Video, an Ottawa-based video production solutions business, offers the industry’s largest range of smart production solutions to popular brands like ABC, ESPN, Gap and Capital One to deliver exceptional video experiences. Services provided by Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather, and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadiums and entertainment shows, and inspiring content for houses of worship. Currently, they are hiring bilingual talent in Iroquois, which is a rural location and an hour outside of Ottawa.

Opportunities with Ross Video:

Paving the way for cloud computing, Signiant provides the fastest and most secure delivery service for large files over private and public networks.  The organization is trusted by name-brand clientele like the National Hockey League and Disney. Signiant’s SaaS platform connects more than 50,000 companies such as sports leagues, TV stations, and gaming developers. Are you ready to work at a company that is a market leader in cloud-native SaaS has some of the coolest customers in the world, and is both profitable and fast-growing? Signiant would love to speak with you!

Opportunities with Signiant:

Founded in 2009 by a group of veterans from the video game industry, Snowed in Studios focuses on services such as video games development, custom software, and interactive media. Their team consists of seasoned developers of traditional video games, interactive museum exhibits, touch/gesture-controlled software, training software and graphic visualizations. Snowed in Studios also supports projects across a variety of fields and platforms including: consoles, mobile, tablets, desktops, web and proprietary hardware.

Opportunities with Snowed in Studios

Based in Ottawa Canada, Tallysman® is a developer, manufacturer, and provider of GNSS, Iridium antennas and accessories in support of our customers who are engaged in a broad range of satellite-based positioning, navigation, and data applications. The company is focused on high function, high performance technology and solutions. Their core competencies include digital wireless networks, RF and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) component design.

Opportunities with Tallysman

Interested in hearing more about tech opportunities in Ottawa? Follow the Work in Ottawa LinkedIn page.

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Invest Ottawa, is Ottawa’s leading economic development agency for fostering the advancement of the region's globally competitive knowledge-based institutions and industries. Invest Ottawa delivers its economic development services through a unique partnership with the City of Ottawa, where the City and Invest Ottawa, through its members set the strategy and manage the programs that move Ottawa’s economy forward. Invest Ottawa is a non-profit, partnership organization that operates on an annual budget that comes from a variety of sources including: municipal, federal and provincial government; membership fees; professional development programs; and private sector contributions.

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