Thales in Canada has 1,800 employees in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver working in Defence, Avionics and Transportation markets. Thales in Canada is a 500 million (CAD) a year business, with a range of customers including Canadian and overseas urban rail operators, civil aviation, and defence and security agencies.

Thales in Canada also hosts three of Thales’ Worldwide Centres of Competence: Business & Regional Jet Flight Control Systems, in Montreal; Optronics, in Montreal; and, Urban Rail Signalling, in Toronto.
Thales in Canada is providing global solutions in complex environments. We develop high-end products, services and technologies in aerospace, urban transportation, defence and security as well as Urban sciences.
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Corporate responsibility

Thales Canada is strongly committed to social responsibility programs, and at the community level we implement programs that support local charities, such as the United Way, and the Daily Bread Foodbank in Toronto. By also being environmentally conscious, we manage our facilities and manufacturing operations in ways that minimize energy consumption and waste.

We are financially supporting and participating in:

True Patriot Love, a national foundation that supports and honours members of the Canadian military and their families. It was founded by a group of citizens dedicated to building bridges between Canadian civilians and their military, in order better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. Included with this support is sponsoring with a Thales plaque the Warden Street overpass on the Hwy 401 section known as The Highway of Heroes.

Annual Army Run

FIRST Robotics Canada, a registered charity highly supported by governments, has a mission to inspire Canadian high school and elementary school students to pursue further studies and careers in science, technology and engineering. It pursues its mission primarily through offering opportunities for students, working in teams and assisted by expert adult mentors, to build robots and to take part in tournaments which feature on-field competitions, judged awards and other forms of recognition, potentially including university and college scholarships.
 
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act - AODA
Statement of commitment:

Thales Canada Inc. (“Thales”) is committed to providing an environment that allows full access to all people including those with disabilities. This Policy is in support of the provision of fully accessible services to Customers, Visitors, Employees and other staff members at all Thales Canada locations. This Policy is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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Locations in Canada
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Sales in Canada (CAD) in millions
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Employees in Canada

Activities

  • Avionics
    Our Montreal office designs innovative concepts for the regional and business aircraft markets.
  • Defence
    Over the years, and through many programs, we have developed a key strength in complex systems integration on a wide range of platforms for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Public Safety & Security
    Thales is there to ensure that people are enabled while processes and technologies are synchronized to deliver reliable, full spectrum services that safeguard our way of life.
  • Transportation
    Focusing on electronic solutions that enable operators to improve operational efficiency and passenger services.

Press releases

News & Events

Magazine

Trade shows

2016

Defence & Security

CANSEC - Ottawa (Canada) May 25 - 26
EUROSATORY - Paris  (France) June 13 - 17
Euronaval - Paris (France) October 24 - 26

Transportation

International trade shows
Eurasia Rail - Istanbul (Turquie)     March 3 - 5
Middle East Rail - Dubai (UAE) March 8 -9
Asia Pacific Rail - Hong Kong (China) March 22 - 23
Metro Rail - London (UK) May 26 - 27
Innotrans - Berlin (Germany) September 20 - 23
NT Expo - Sao Paulo (Brazil)      November 8 - 10
Domestic trade shows
CUTA TransExpo - Montreal (Canada )    TBA

Avionics

NBAA - Orlando (USA) November 1 - 3

46 matching job(s)

  • Hardware Compliance Group Lead
    Regular Employment -
    Established in 1972, Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs staff across main sites located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
     
    Position Title: HW Compliance Group Lead
    Location: Toronto
     
    Job Purpose:
    Hardware (HW) Compliance Group Lead will supervise, coordinate and manage the HW Compliance activities for all projects (mainly EMI/EMC and Environmental).  This includes technical document preparation, training, design review, laboratory testing, on-site testing, and customer meetings for both products and projects. Maintain a structured process and ensure that the work meets the quality and specification standards required. In this role, HW Compliance Group Lead acts as a technical lead to the HW Compliance group that consistently performs within budget and on schedule.
    A key responsibility is to provide an effective conduit of information, communication and experience for the HW compliance team, HW application team, and hardware product team, ensuring the advancement and success of the department its associated work products.
     
    Main Responsibilities:
    Management:
    • Plans, organizes and directs his/her team ensuring its effectiveness in delivering high quality hardware design qualification and verification.
    • Monitors workload to ensure schedules and budget are being adhered to.
    • Reviews and approves work assigned in the area of control, resolving or escalating any technical or resource problems.
    • Manages technical direction of the team, ensuring that this direction is in keeping with the company's long term strategic & technical plan.
    • Provide timely and detailed cost estimates for your team.
    • Responsible for labour forecasting and adherence to project expense budgets.
    • Ensures that company Procedures and Implementation Standards are adhered to.
    • Ensure team competency is maintained and improved via training, mentoring etc.
     
    Technical:
    • Ability to interpret requirements.
    • Prepare technical document, training, design review, laboratory testing, on-site testing and customer meetings for both products and projects.
    • Maintain a structured process and ensure that the work meets the quality and specification standards required.
    • Experience with electromagnetic compatibility testing, environmental testing, and fire protection study
    • Strong knowledge about railway application standards (CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IEC, NFPA)
    • Staying current with the technology of the discipline.
    • Ensuring the quality and suitability for the purpose of all work performed by the group.
     
    Key Skills and Qualifications:
    • University degree in Electrical Engineering, systems engineering or equivalent
    • Computer literate with extensive experience using development tools such as a Parts List system (SAP), a Configuration Management tool (DDTS) and Microsoft Office suite
    • Excellent interpersonal and technical writing skills
    • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience. Supervisory experience an asset.
     
    Desirable expertise:
    • Railway signalling and SELTRAC concepts an asset.
    • Experience with electromagnetic compatibility testing, environmental testing, and fire protection study
    • Strong knowledge about railway application standards (CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IEC, NFPA)
    • Experience with hardware design and development – embedded system, digital and analog circuit design, communication interface design, control electronics, power electronics
    • Experience/good knowledge about hardware applications engineering – signalling knowledge, application of electrical/electronic devices for railway applications
     
    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.  At Thales, we provide accessibility to people with disabilities.  Should you require accommodations, please consult with your recruitment office and they will work with you to make any adjustments that best suit your individual needs.

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  • SW Analyst Intern
    Internship / Placement -

    Thales Group is a leading international electronics and systems group, serving the defense, aerospace, and security markets worldwide. We employ 65,000 people in 56 countries, and generate annual revenues of more than €14.2 billion. Thales Canada Transportation Solutions Inc, is the leader in the development and implementation of innovative computer-based railway/transit signaling systems, including driverless operation.  We are dedicated to the world of mass transit, ensuring that trains run safely and on time.  We currently have projects ongoing in some of the world’s most exciting cities – London, New York City, Paris and Hong Kong to name a few.  <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

     

    To support our development, we are looking for an:

     

    Position: SW Analyst Coop

    Duration: 4 months

    Location: Toronto

     

    GENERAL MISSION:

    To provide design, analysis and programming in the development of software for train control systems.

     

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    Technical

    ·        Understands and follows the company’s processes and procedures for developing mission critical software.

    ·        Implements real time systems in C++.

    ·        Codes, debugs, and write test procedures and tests software code.

    ·        Analyses, implements correction, and reviews defect reports.

    ·        Solves the tasks in the best technical and timely manner such it will help the team performance.

    ·        Looks for opportunities and makes suggestions for improvement.

     

    Safety

    ·        Promote a safety culture where product safety is paramount.

    ·        Ensure that safety is built into the design by early identification and resolution of safety related defects.

     

    Qualifications:

    ·        Pursuing university degree for B.Tech/M.Tech/MCA in Computer Science or Electronics Engineering or closely related field.

    ·        Software development experience in C++.

    ·        Exposure to object oriented techniques, multithreading, socket programming, Windows.

    ·        Exposure to STL, Boost, MFC, UML, and design patterns.

    ·        Exposure to scripting languages Perl and Ruby.

    ·        Working knowledge of modern software engineering practices, methods and tools.

    ·        Good interpersonal skills, writing and verbal skills, people supervision skills.

    ·        Demonstrated ability to follow instructions to deliver a quality technical solution on-time and below budget.

    ·        Strong technical writing and interpersonal communication skills.

     

    Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.

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  • Systems Design Intern
    Internship / Placement -

    Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. The company generated revenues of €14bn annually. It employs over 65,000 employees in 50 countries. Leveraging a global network of more than 22,000 high-level researchers while investing 17% of its revenue into Research & Development, Thales offers an unmatched capability to develop and deploy critical information systems. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

     

    Established in 1972, Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs 1,400 staff across main sites located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

     

    Thales is known for its commitment to employees, outlined in its human resources policy: Thales Together. Staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities to develop professionally, and define their career paths.

     

    If you have a passion for innovation and are interested in joining a dynamic, fast-paced team, Thales may be the right fit for you. Currently, we have an opening for a/an:

     

    Position Title: Systems Design Intern

    Duration: 8 months, starting January 2017

    Location: Toronto

     

    Key Accountabilities

    Reporting to the Systems Design Manager or Project System Specialist, the incumbent is accountable for performing the work correctly, within cost and schedule limits, as defined in approved work packages.

     

    Technical

    ·        Creates/modifies/maintains DOORS scripts

    ·        Performs daily DOORS routine tasks

    ·        Traces Customer requirements to conceptual designs and prepares associated documentation.

    ·        Similarly creates new documents or modifies existing documents based on established system design to fulfil customer requirements.

    ·        Prepares system & subsystem requirement specifications, interface requirements, and systems design descriptions by analysing, decomposing modelling and refining customer requirements and typical train control domain requirements.

    ·        Performs technical/engineering tasks to define system design and subsystem requirements details.  Analysis and simulations are performed as necessary to identify design feasibility & driving requirements.

    ·        Prepares and supports preparation of compliance analysis for proposals based on knowledge of ATC technology, customer requirements and backed by analysis, simulation and trade-off of key design driving requirements under supervision of a Sr Analyst.

    ·        Prepares specialized ATC systems analyses based on polytechnic engineering skills and knowledge of the ATCS domain.

    ·      Accurately reports work progress and estimates to complete against work packages assigned by his/her lead/manager.

    ·      Develop, implement and maintain tools relevant to the Systems Engineering function.  Assists in the assessment of relevant tools.

     

     

    Key Skills and Qualifications:

    ·        Enrolment and in good standing in 3rd or 4th year of a  B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science degree program

    ·        Knowledge of specification-driven systems design (as it applies to computer systems with both hardware and software operation).

    ·        Good technical English language writing skills; good communication and analytical skills.

    ·        Familiarity with modern software development methodology tools and software specification.

    ·        Strong planning and organization skills.

    ·        Basic mechanical & mathematical analysis skills.

     

    If this opportunity interests you, please visit www.thalesgroup.com/careers/ and apply using our e-staffing tool. Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.

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  • Technical Specialist (SMC)
    Regular Employment -

    Thales Group is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. The company generates revenues in excess of €14bn annually. It employs over 68,000 employees in over 50 countries. Leveraging a global network of more than 22,000 high-level researchers while investing 17% of its revenue into Research & Development, Thales offers an unmatched capability to develop and deploy critical information systems.

    Located in Toronto, Thales Canada Transportation Solutions designs, supplies and installs signalling systems to control railway traffic with maximum safety.  We are a world leader and pioneer in critical railway applications and we are shaping the signalling industry with our advanced solutions.

    If you have a passion for innovation and are interested in joining a dynamic, fast-paced team, Thales may be the right fit for you. Currently, we have an opening for a/an:

    Position Title: Technical Specialist SMC

    Location: Toronto

    Job Purpose:

    To provide design analyses for train control systems of Thales Rail Signalling Solutions. To provide an expert level of technical knowledge and technical leadership on the company product and the technology needed to deliver that product.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Understands and follows the company’s processes and procedures for developing Non-vital software

    • Designs and Implements systems in ‘C++’

    • Helps manager to define the software architecture, software requirements analysis, designs, codes, debugs, write test procedures and tests software code.

    • Reviews software requirements analysis, software architecture, designs, code, test procedures and test results

    • Chairs design reviews

    • Analyses, implements correction, and reviews defect reports

    • Perform engineering testing in the field and investigates problems in the field.

    • Provides input for cost estimates and bid estimates

    • Provides on the job training and formal training to staff

    • Assists in providing leadership and motivation to staff.  Acts as a mentor to assigned staff

    • Provides input to manage and evaluate employee’s performance.

    • Prepares and implements low level plans, schedules and budgets for software projects and reports status.

    • Keeps abreast of new technology developments and helps to evaluate new products and process to improve current software development.

    Key Skills and Qualifications:

    • University degree in Computer Science or Engineering or relevant qualification with emphasis in software

    • Software Development experience in C++

    • 8+ years of relevant work experience and ideal to have real-time embedded experience and/or on safety critical systems.

    • Knowledge of railway signalling techniques an asset

    • In-depth knowledge of SELTRAC product

    • Manage large project groups in Matrix organizations.

    • Good interpersonal skills, writing and verbal skills, people supervision skills

     

    Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.  At Thales, we provide accessibility to people with disabilities.  Should you require accommodations, please consult with your recruitment office and they will work with you to make any adjustments that best suit your individual needs.

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  • Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs people across six main sites, located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

     

     

    Position: Technical Specialist, Safety Assurance

    Department: Safety Assurance

    Location: Toronto

     

    Job Purpose:

    The Safety Assurance department, under the leadership of the Director, Safety Assurance, is responsible for ensuring the safe delivery of safe rail signaling products.  To achieve this, the department must contribute to company culture and practices to ensure all staff clearly understand their safety objectives and responsibilities, and employ processes that are compliant with industry standards and best practices for the development of safety-critical systems. 

     

    Main Responsibilities

    The Technical Specialist, Safety Assurance, is responsible for the following:

    • Define processes and support the implementation of processes that align with industry best practices, international standards, and the expectations of our customers, including development of awareness and training programs;
    • Enforce the consistent and correct application of these processes in commercial Projects and Product development;
    • Perform safety audits and independent safety assessments for commercial Projects and Product development;
    • Identify issues related to technical safety and applied processes, and ensure timely escalation and resolution of the issues;
    • Provide leadership and guidance to assist in safety-related decision-making;
    • Provide direct support to the Bids and Proposals process such that informed decisions can be made regarding technical and contractual safety issues at the earliest opportunity in a commercial Project’s lifecycle;
    • Stay current with practices and processes applicable to railway and other safety-critical industries (e.g. aerospace, military, nuclear, modern medical technology); and
    • Lead process and product related investigations.

     

    Key Skills and Experiences:

    • A broad exposure to the development of safety-critical systems, ideally communications-based train control technology. 
    • Experience performing RAMS engineering lifecycle activities.  Experience auditing and assessing, ideally of RAMS Engineering lifecycle activities and other development activities relevant to the creation of a complete Safety Case, such as System Engineering activities and Verification & Validation activities.
    • Extensive knowledge of safety design principals and processes.
    • Extensive knowledge of specification-driven system design (as it applies to computer systems with both hardware and software operation). 
    • Knowledge of CENELEC standards, AREMA, and other international safety and signaling design standards.

     

     

    If this opportunity interests you, please visit www.thalesgroup.com/careers/ and apply using our e-staffing tool. Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.

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  • Manager - IVVQ, UK Projects
    Regular Employment -
    Established in 1972, Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs staff across main sites located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
     
    Position Title: Manager  -  IVVQ, UK Projects
    Location: Toronto
     
    Job Purpose:
    Manager IVVQ for UK projects will manage the Systems Integration, Verification, Validation department, ensuring that product delivery meets or exceeds Thales and the customers’ requirements. 
     
    In this role, you are responsible for defining the overall system validation and verification program and for execution of the in-house component of this program.  To verify, validate and integrate a product ensuring the highest level of safety and operational reliability.  The role may also work to maximize the component of testing performed in-house.
     
    Main Responsibilities:
     
    MANAGEMENT
    • Develops, trains and motivates Integration, Verification and Validation resources to ensure that adequate and qualified staff is available to perform and/or lead the validation and verification activities on the project/products
    • To provide for resource management, including organizing and developing staff, task assignments, performance appraisals, manpower forecasts within the group, preparation of job descriptions, job interviews, motivating, coaching and training.
    • Provides a professional, dynamic, cooperative and high achieving work environment for the staff
    • For the professional development of staff within the department including creation and management of the department training plan, medium and long term resource planning / allocation
    • Coaches the integration, verification and validation leads on technical, management and leadership. Good internal relationships and communication with other department key customers.
    • Leads problem solving efforts to effect positive change with respect to quality, costs, test cycle reductions and ease of test.
    • Leads in test efficiency improvement by looking at various strategies including Test Automation
    • To provide for Planning and Re-planning, including the preparation of all artefacts required (estimates, schedules, estimates to complete, work breakdown structures and Test Plans, Test Procedures, Test Reports, traceability matrices) to deliver CENELEC compliant products.
     
    Technical
    • Reviews the overall verification and validation programs provided by the leads to ensure adequacy and to eliminate coverage gaps
    • Provide technical marketing support, review of specification and quotations
    • Ensures that our processes support the delivery of safe and high-quality systems
    • Provides root-cause analysis on in-house and field failures and updates the process / test program accordingly
    • Maximizes product test case and results re-use. Promote productivity innovations such as test automation
    • Leads the evolution of Systems Verification and Validation, defines the right test tools, techniques and related standards.
     
    Safety
    • Creating and maintaining a work environment where product safety is paramount, promoting the safety culture among the staff
    • Responsible for ensuring a safe system is delivered to the Customer through a thorough definition and proper execution of a comprehensive system verification and validation program
     
     
    Key Skills and Qualifications:
     
    • B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent.
    • Substantial years’ experience in an IVVQ role, ideally in from aerospace, train control, medical, nuclear or automotive.
    • Extensive Management experience in System Test and Verification for software centric critical systems.
    • Management experience in Test Automation and demonstrable experience in maximizing productivity.
    • Good presentation skills. Excellent command of English, both written and oral, is essential for the role.
    • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment.
     
    Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
     
    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.  At Thales, we provide accessibility to people with disabilities.  Should you require accommodations, please consult with your recruitment office and they will work with you to make any adjustments that best suit your individual needs.

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  • IT Intern
    Internship / Placement -

    Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2011, the company generated revenues of €13bn. It employs 67,000 employees in 56 countries. Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs 1,300 people across six main sites, located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

      

    If you have a passion for innovation and are interested in joining a dynamic, fast-paced team, Thales may be the right fit for you. Currently, we have an opening for a/an:

     

    REQ #: R0012693

    Position Title: IT Intern

    Duration: Jan-Aug 2017 (8 months)

    Location: Montreal – Marie Curie

    Reporting to: IT Manager

     

    What will you be doing in this position?

     

    You will be responsible for the day-to-day support of all hardware and software tools utilized in the company in support of the work performed by the staff. As a key member of the IT Team the Technical Support Specialist will be responsible for the following:

    • Providing technical support to employees by troubleshooting and resolving hardware, software and networking problems;
    • Monitoring and administration of the network and its various applications to ensure systems reliability, availability and security;
    • Assist with new hire processing (account requests, verification, equipment configuration and setup);
    • Conduct PC training for end users;
    • Coordinate, track, and maintain inventory, including software upgrades, distributions, and licenses; and
    • Make the best possible use of existing hardware to fit employee needs.

     

    What are the skills you will need to succeed in this position?

    • Currently enrolled in a credited institution.
    • Pursuing a degree in Information Technology or equivalent.
    • Familiar with: All versions of Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Active Directory, Network Devices (wireless, routers, managed switches), DHCP, DNS, back-up systems deployment and administration, VMware, networking and firewalls

     *Please Note: To be eligible for this position you must be able to obtain the Controlled Goods assessment (security clearance).

     

    If this opportunity interests you, please visit www.thalesgroup.com/careers/ and apply using our e-staffing tool. Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

    Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment.

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Contact
Emmanuelle Bleytou
416-742-3900