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Hi-Tech Fair

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The next Hi-Tech Co-op & Career Fair will take place on campus on February 7 and 8, 2023 in the Engineering Lab Wing lobby, from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m.

Event details

This fair is for students studying:

  • Applied Data Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications and Information Security

Our sponsors

Platinum sponsors

Logo for Acturis Canada.Logo for Teck.

Gold sponsors

Logo for AbeBooks. Logo for Andritz. Logo for Pomerleau. Logo for Schneider Electric.

Silver sponsors

Logo for Dometic.Logo for Fluor. Logo for Redbrick.

Make the most of the fair

Want to connect with employers in the tech industry?

Join us for the Hi-Tech Co-op + Career Fair, where you can meet representatives from 40 organizations all in one place. It's the biggest engineering and computer science co-op and career event of the year!

Our Hi-Tech Fair will also feature:

  • our LinkedIn Photo Booth, where you can have a free photo taken for your professional profile
  • Meet and greet with International Co-op Coordinator Sarah McQuillan, who can provide information about doing a co-op abroad
  • An opportunity to connect with Indigenous Co-op Coordinator David Busch, who can provide information about co-op and career support and resources for Indigenous students

Tips for making the most of the fair

  • Know who's attending: Review company profiles to learn who will be at the fair and what types of students they're looking for.
  • Bring copies of your résumé: Many organizations will be actively recruiting for co-op and full-time roles.
  • Attend both days of the fair: There'll be different employers on both days.
  • Visit our Career Corner: Pop up to the second floor of the Engineering Lab Wing (by the ESS office) to meet with Career Educator Karae White.
  • Come to the prep workshop: Karae will be running a workshop on Thursday, February 2 at 11:30am to help you make the most of the fair. Register for this workshop.

Learn about employers

Acturis Canada (platinum sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

Acturis is a leading software-as-a-service provider for general insurance.  More than 95,000 individuals in over 40 countries use Acturis solutions to power their businesses, and their platform manages over $12 billion worth of transactions ever year.

Teck (platinum sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across BC and Alberta

Teck is one of Canada’s leading mining companies, focused on providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the globe.

AbeBooks (gold sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

AbeBooks aims to be the world’s preferred site for buying and selling used and collectible books. Their team works daily to help customers discover the millions of books available from thousands of booksellers, providing a seamless online experience. AbeBooks was acquired by Amazon in 2008 and operates just like other Amazon teams. 

Schneider Electric (gold sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Schneider Electric drives digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services. Their work enables integrated company management for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. 

Fluor (silver sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Vancouver and Calgary

Fluor offers career opportunities in engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance across the world and employs industry leaders and experts in critical areas.

Assembly

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

Assembly Digital Media is a tech leader, disrupting the digital publishing industry with an innovative stack of technology that has turned traditional and digital media on its head. They recognize that the future of content is online and contingent on intelligent technology to survive so they created the technology to support that future. Now they're one of Canada's fastest-growing media groups.

BBA

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

BBA is recognized for providing some of the industry’s most innovative, sustainable and reliable engineering consulting services for over 40 years. Today, its engineering, environmental and commissioning experts team up to pinpoint the needs of industrial and institutional clients, with recognized expertise in the energy and natural resources industry.

BC Public Service

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across BC

BC Public Service is comprised of over 31,000 employees in more than 200 different job types working across 280 communities within the province to deliver services to more than four million British Columbians every day. They offer a range of careers and the opportunity to engage in rewarding, innovative work driven by purpose and responsibility to the citizens of British Columbia.

BC Transit

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Victoria

BC Transit offers a wide variety of roles from across the tech spectrum, including classic IT services like infrastructure and networking, enterprise cloud application development, cybersecurity, enterprise data and analytics, project management, and fleet maintenance and management. It’s an exciting time to be in the public transportation sector!

CSIS

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

CSIS is Canada’s security and intelligence service. Its role is to investigate activities suspected of constituting threats to the security of Canada and to report these to the Government of Canada. They collect and analyze threat-related information about terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, espionage, foreign interference and cyber-tampering of critical infrastructure.

GeoComply

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Vancouver

GeoComply is a highly-successful, hyper-growth, market-leading technology provider, using compliance-grade geolocation detection technology to prevent digital fraud in gaming, media & entertainment and fintech.

Hatch

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Hatch operates a global network of experience of 9,000 professionals in over 150 countries in the metals, energy, infrastructure, digital and investments market sectors. Their exceptional and diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working with clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects.

Introba

  • Relevant programs: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Victoria and Vancouver

Introba (formerly Integral Group) is a local engineering consulting company that hires mechanical, electrical, sustainability, commissioning and IMIT engineers and technologists. Notable projects include 1515 Douglas St, the new UVic student housing buildings, the TELUS Ocean building and a new fire hall in Saanich.

Kano

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

Kano is a profitable and growing self-funded independent gaming studio. They create and run free-to-play games as a service and have established gaming communities encompassing millions of players worldwide.

King’s Printer - BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Victoria

The King's Printer fulfills a diverse range of agile services to ministries, broader public sector organizations, and citizens. The team is highly customer focused and supports a diverse range services including but not limited to the printing and digital publishing of provincial legislation and other government related documents. The department has adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages sourced expertise, Cloud SaaS based services and government shared services. The team integrates, maintains, and enhances business and data systems on a hybrid, on-premise, and cloud infrastructure.

Primary Engineering and Construction

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Primary is an engineering and construction leader, specializing in electric utility distribution, transmission, telecommunication, substation, lighting, traffic signalization design and construction. They provide design and construction options for clients including electric utility companies, developers, municipalities, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, energy companies and private contractors.

Reliable Controls

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Victoria

Reliable Controls specializes in the design, development and assembly of building automation controls and software programs, dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings around the world.

Rivian

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: California

Rivian designs and manufactures the world’s first electric adventure vehicles: the R1T truck, the R1S SUV and the fleet designed-for-purpose Rivian Commercial Vehicles (RCV.) They are on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever.

Solaris MCI

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across BC and Alberta

Solaris MCI specializes in engineering and project solutions in the energy space, with a focus on the energy transition, sustainability and decarbonization. Their scope covers the natural gas, LNG, renewables, hydrogen and technology industries. 

StarFish Medical

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

StarFish Medical is Canada's largest medical device design, development and contract manufacturing company. They help medtech innovators throughout North America overcome challenging technology obstacles to create breakthrough products that improve health and save lives.

Andritz (gold sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Andritz Automation & Digitalization is a leader in the design, supply and support of electrical, control and instrumentation systems for industrial facilities in a wide range of industries, including power & energy, pulp & paper, chemical, mining, oil & gas and lime & cement. From prefeasibility studies through to post-construction maintenance and optimization engineering, our team of engineers, technologists, and support staff are committed to providing customers with customized solutions for their facilities.

Pomerleau (gold sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Pomerleau is one of Canada’s leading construction companies with 4,000 employees and nine offices across the country. They have divisions specializing in buildings, civil and infrastructure and alternative projects, and own and operate architectural woodwork division Beaubois and high-rise residential division Borea Construction.

Dometic (silver sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Richmond

Dometic is a global company with a long history in creating market-leading products for outdoor, home and professional use. Their Richmond facility has earned a reputation as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of hydraulic, electric and thermal technology products for our target markets.

Redbrick (silver sponsor)

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

Redbrick conceives, acquires and builds companies that consumers want to engage with every day. Their companies include Shift, Leadpages, Rebase and Delivra. One of their previous companies, Assembly, was acquired by St. Joseph Communications last year.

Aecon

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Aecon is a national market leader in construction and infrastructure development. They safely, profitably and sustainably deliver integrated solutions to private and public sector clients, and provide project development, financing, investment and management services.

Babcock Canada

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

Babcock is a global marine, aviation, nuclear and land systems company. Their Canadian operations design, build, manage, operate and maintain mission-critical assets in the defence, emergency services and civil nuclear domains.

Calgary Economic Development

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Calgary

Calgary Economic Development is an opportunity-maker, helping to spark Calgary’s economic growth and diversification. Their job is to connect people with resources to help them grow their careers and businesses, especially in the tech sector. They tirelessly promote Calgary’s economy, in Canada and around the world.

ICBC

  • Relevant programs: Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Locations across BC

ICBC is a provincial crown corporation providing insurance in BC. They have a diverse, talented and agile team of IT professionals, working in areas like application development, digital workplace, information management, project services, technology platforms and operations and IS planning and operational support.

Jacob Bros Construction

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering
  • Based in: Surrey

Jacob Bros Construction is one of BC’s largest and most respected construction organizations, offering construction services in a variety of markets including heavy civil construction, major public infrastructure and industrial, commercial, institutional and residential projects. 

Kiewit

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across Canada

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. They offer construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, oil, gas and chemical, power, building, water, industrial and mining.

Kinetic Construction

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria, Vancouver, Courtenay

Kinetic Construction provides construction management and general contracting services throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. They provide a variety of project delivery methods for large commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential projects for private and public clients.

m3 Mechanical Consultants

  • Relevant programs: Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

m3 mechanical is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in fire suppression, plumbing, HVAC and control systems related to buildings.

PBX Engineering

  • Relevant programs: Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across BC and Alberta

PBX Engineering Ltd. is a professional consulting firm specializing in electrical and systems engineering with deep technical expertise across a number of core service areas - automation, buildings, industrial, integrated security, municipal utilities and transportation. They deliver a complete range of design and deployment services for infrastructure projects across North America, ranging in size from small to very large, stand-alone to highly integrated.

Providence Therapeutics

  • Relevant programs: Biomedical Engineering
  • Based in: Calgary

Providence Therapeutics is a private Canadian biotechnology company that specializes in messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine therapies. Their company originally started with a focus on oncology research and personalized cancer therapies. However, given the global COVID-19 crisis, they have pivoted to creating an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently under Phase 2 human clinical trial.

Quattro Constructors

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Based in: Vancouver

Quattro Constructors is an innovative infrastructure construction firm with deep industry roots, a wealth of knowledge and experiences management of milestone projects both locally and nationally.

SkyBox Labs

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Vancouver

SkyBox Labs is a full-service game development studio, working alongside some of the world’s top publishers like Xbox, Wizards of the Coast and Electronic Arts. They are currently co-developing Halo Infinite, working on projects in the Minecraft universe, supporting development of Magic: The Gathering Arena and supporting development of Fallout 76.

SSI

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

SSI develops Autodesk based solutions for the shipbuilding and offshore industry with their flagship software, ShipConstructor®, an AutoCAD based CAD/CAM suite. For over 30 years, their team has been globally recognized for their shipbuilding-specific solutions for the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of shipbuilding projects.

Total North Communications

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications & Information Security
  • Based in: Whitehorse

Total North Communications specializes in engineering, deploying, maintaining and monitoring some of northern Canada’s premier telecommunications equipment. They work with clients in First Nations, territorial and municipal governments, public utilities, construction, mining and exploration and small businesses.

Urban Systems

  • Relevant programs: Civil Engineering
  • Based in: Locations across Western Canada

Urban Systems is a professional consulting firm. They have worked alongside municipalities, governments, Indigenous communities, agencies and private sector clients to build communities that are safe, sustainable and prosperous. Their projects include transportation networks, green spaces, water systems, clean energy sources and so much more.

VertiGIS

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

VertiGIS builds powerful GIS software. Their portfolio of products, solutions and services enhance the capabilities of leading mapping software, most notably Esri’s ArcGIS. For decades, professionals have relied upon VertiGIS to overcome complex technical challenges so that they can make a significant impact in the world.

Workday

  • Relevant programs: Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Based in: Victoria

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance, HR, planning and spend management. They deliver financial management, human capital management and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions and government agencies.

Accessibility

We are committed to create events that are welcoming for all. Please let us know in advance if we can make this event more accessible for you. You can also connect with our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team at any time.