Frequently Asked Questions

Invest Ottawa, in partnership with Ontario’s AVIN, are piloting the CAV Talent Catalyst Program delivered by leading industry organizations, including: Accenture, Hexagon (AutonomouStuff), Sensor CortekPleora & VIVA Lab (UOttawa), Aurrigo, BlackBerry QNX, and Nokia. 

Candidates who reside in Ontario and meet the technical skills outlined in the CAV Talent survey will be eligible to apply for the program. There are limited spaces available for the program and all eligible candidates will be invited to participate in the recruitment process.   

The prerequisites will be clearly outlined in each pilot. Some are open to CAV enthusiasts, while others will require a technical background. However, we want to position each participant for success and strongly recommend that applicants have some technical background and understanding of workshop topics. The CAV Talent Catalyst is looking to bring together participants from various professional and educational backgrounds to provide detailed feedback on the program 

Participants will need access to a computer. If a participant does not have access to a personal computer, please reach out to nmacarthur@investottawa.ca for information about potential computer access assistance programs. 

Each Pilot varies slightly in length from 2 to days, view the pilot program section for a full breakdown of duration and dates.  

IO in partnership with AVIN and industry partners have collaborated to bring together the available resources in our ecosystem to make this offering available for free as a way of testing out skills development solutions for Ontario’s workforce. Participants will not be liable for payment but will be required to provide feedback (informally and formally) and complete evaluations 

Yes, you may participate in as many of the pilots as you would like if you are able to attend all the workshops and complete the necessary evaluations. All pilots will be offered free of charge and there is no additional cost to participate in more than one pilot.  

No, the survey is used to submit your interest and determine eligibility. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to apply to the program and the candidates that are selected will be able participate. There is a limited number of available spaces in the program and only selected candidates will be invited to participate.   

Unfortunately for this iteration of the pilot we are only able to accept a limited number of participants who meet the eligibility criteria. Complete the survey to stay up to date with upcoming smart mobility and CAV opportunities.   

CAV 101 will be offered virtually but all other workshops require in person attendance. View the full schedule for all pilots on the CAV Talent page to ensure you can attend. 

Yes, to participate, you must complete all required feedback, evaluations and agree to all terms and conditions for participation which will include consent to capture and share your image in the production of multimedia content from the workshops.   

There is no stipend provided to participants. However, accommodations and travel will be provided to non-Ottawa residents. 

While we cannot guarantee a job as a result of completing this training, upon training completion, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of career coaching and networking resources to maximize the chance of connecting with potential job opportunities as soon as possible. 

For any questions or more information you can contact Natalie MacArthur, Director, Talent Strategy Invest Ottawa, nmacarthur@investottawa.ca