CAV Talent Catalyst
Pilot Program

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The CAV Talent Survey Is Now Closed

Your Career Growth

Invest Ottawa, in partnership with Ontario’s AVIN, are piloting a new skills development program aimed ensuring that Ontario’s workforce is future ready. Focused on smart mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), the CAV Talent Catalyst program, will launch career growth, offering participants a hands-on learning experience with cutting edge technologies including computer vision, LiDAR, Blackberry Jarvis, 5G communication and more.

Created in collaboration with and delivered by leading industry organizations, the CAV Talent Catalyst program will explore the foundations of CAVs, highlight up to date sensor technology and provide an overview of cybersecurity protocols; the program also provides the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.

Program delivery partners include Accenture, Hexagon (AutonomouStuff), Sensor Cortek, Pleora & VIVA Lab (UOttawa), Aurrigo, EasyMile, BlackBerry QNX, and Nokia.


The program, while in its pilot stage, will be offered for free to selected participants and will require the completion of feedback surveys and knowledge assessments. Only candidates who reside in Ontario and posses the technical requirements will be considered. Interested candidates must complete the CAV Talent survey.


CAV Talent Survey Is Now Closed

Pilot Programs

The CAV Talent Catalyst offers three pilot programs, through industry-lead workshops in the spring of 2021. Take the CAV Talent Survey to apply now.

Program Overview and Orientation

Invest Ottawa/Ontario Center of Innovation (OCI): May 3

Pilot 1: Introduction to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles


Accenture: May 3- 7
Format: Online and In-person

Pilot 2: Computer Vision, LiDAR, RADAR & Last Mile Shuttle Solutions


Hexagon (Autonomous Stuff): May 3-6
Sensor Cortek, Pleora & VIIVA Lab (UOttawa) : May 25-28 or May 31- June 3
Aurrigo: May 10-11 or May 12-13
EasyMile: Date TBA
Format: In-person

Pilot 3: Cybersecurity & Communications


Blackberry QNX: June 7-9 or June 14-16
Nokia: June 21-June 24 or June 25-30
Format: In-person
*Participants may attend multiple pilots
Cumulative attendance is preferred. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information. 


Valued Anchor Partners

  • Invest Ottawa
  • AVIN Ontario logo

Delivery Partners

  • Accenture
  • Aurrigo
  • blackberry QNX
  • Easymile
  • Nokia
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