Career Opportunities

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TEC Edmonton Jobs

About TEC Edmonton:

Located at Enterprise Square in heart of downtown Edmonton, TEC Edmonton is a business accelerator that helps emerging technology companies grow successfully. As a joint venture of the University of Alberta and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, TEC Edmonton operates the region’s largest incubator for early-stage technology companies and manages the commercialization of University of Alberta technologies. TEC Edmonton is also home to the TEC Innovation District, a vibrant street-level co-working space located in downtown Edmonton.

Providing services in health, information and communications technology, agriculture and bioresources, clean technologies, engineering, and energy, TEC Edmonton helps build and grow successful and sustainable knowledge-based ventures in the greater Edmonton region.

About the Position:

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Vice-President (EVP) Business Development is an organizational leader serving as a champion for TEC Edmonton’s strategic vision and goals. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of the growing innovation ecosystem in the region and help shape future generations of entrepreneurs.

One of the key components of the position is oversight and responsibility for the direction of the Business Development (BD) team, comprised of Executives in Residence and Business Development Associates. Its primary function is to transform ideas and technologies into real-world business success by providing a broad range of services to startups and innovators, including mentoring, market analysis, regulatory compliance, financing and international export strategies.

Through strategic partnerships and a team of experienced entrepreneurial advisors, the incumbent pursues business development and commercialization opportunities so individuals and companies can grow their businesses successfully.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages a budget in excess of $3.2 million
  • Provides leadership to a team of up to 28 persons, which includes seasoned business individuals (former CEOs) such as Executives and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Business Development Manager and Associates, Business Consultants and a Business Development Coordinator
  • Develops and implements the operational plan for the BD group
  • Establishes and monitors the metrics of the BD program
  • Generates service revenue for the BD group of approximately $1.5M per year from 75-100 portfolio projects
  • Directs the TEC Health Accelerator program, which works with innovative health related companies and entrepreneurs to address unmet needs in the Alberta health system
  • Directs the Global Connector program, which assists ramp-up companies interested in pursuing international export opportunities
  • Directs the TEC VA program, which provides planning and assistance to aid start-up companies secure venture capital, with an annual target of $10M raised
  • Develops strong partnerships with senior administrators at the University of Alberta (Vice-Presidents, Deans, Chairs), and senior executives at all levels of government as well as the business community regarding technology commercialization
  • Engages the investment community to facilitate the financing of spin-off/start-up companies
  • Investigates and assesses the commercial viability of various technologies, technological concepts and products and services arising from the University of Alberta and the Greater Edmonton Region by identifying and analyzing market trends
  • Initiates development of new companies (spin-off companies) to commercialize technologies, with a target of 4-8 new companies per year
  • Recruits and mentors CEOs and other Executives to accelerate the success of start-up companies
  • Negotiates and implements business ventures with researchers/administrators and the business community at large to commercialize technology through an incorporated entity 
  • Facilitates and executes company formation and governance; negotiates share structure of start-up companies
  • Identifies and recruits appropriate industry partners/consultants to engage companies/technologies
  • Nurtures and facilitates growth opportunities for start-up companies
  • Ensures successful delivery of activity and outcome objectives for restricted grants
  • Facilitates and obtains industry sponsorship for TEC Edmonton Programs
  • Negotiates contracts for external service providers within budgeted guidelines
  • Actively supports the CEO in enhancing TEC Edmonton’s profile at the university and business community
  • Develops and provides seminars and lectures promoting TEC Edmonton services to government, industry and community at large
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with technology/commercialization related agencies and industry associations
  • Develops strategic partnership initiatives with multinational organizations and large institutions, including a suite of corporate sponsored accelerator services such as existing programs with TELUS, Merck, Dynalife and Alberta Health Services


Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree, MBA/professional designation, or equivalent preferred
  • A former CEO or C-level executive with at least 10 years of experience in technology-based private enterprise
  • Individual must be visionary and possess compelling leadership and communication skills with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences
  • High level of strategic thinking and analytical capabilities
  • Acute analytical and scientific skills to be able to assess technologies
  • Proven executive administrative, supervision, and financial experience
  • Proven extensive experience in knowledge-based industries required
  • Proven experience in financing deal structures and raising venture capital for companies required
  • Track record of achievement across a diversity of initiatives and projects
  • Experience in university-based research is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with and inspire diverse stakeholders including industry CEOs, external community and government officials
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks and a portfolio of client companies at various stages
  • An open and collaborative leadership style that creates strong teams and motivates, engages, energizes, and focuses staff on results

In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff agreement, this position has an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of renewal, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca, and annual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names of three references.

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About MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton

MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton is a new health care technology accelerator program residing at TEC Edmonton, with access to newly constructed wet lab and office space in the heart of Edmonton’s innovation corridor. As an inaugural initiative pioneered by Merck Research Labs, TEC Edmonton and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton aspires to maximize the success of emerging health technologies to save and improve lives around the world. MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton is recruiting an experienced innovation advocate who has the ability to grow the MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton program into an internationally recognized health accelerator.

About the position

Founded in its strong business and research environment, Edmonton is establishing itself as fruitful ground for world-class health technology development. The Director of the MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton program will play an essential role in building the program from the ground up and in mentoring and facilitating the growth of emerging health technology companies from Canada and beyond. The MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton Director will be a passionate supporter of health innovation, tasked with creating a world-class accelerator program that attracts and supports transformative health companies. Reporting directly to the MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton Governance Committee, the Director will be responsible for implementing the program and supporting the success of participating health companies and health entrepreneurs.

Responsibilities

• Strategic leadership: Develop and realize the strategic vision of the MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton program.

• Business leadership: create and implement a robust company recruitment strategy that will attract highly qualified health companies and health entrepreneurs into the program.

• Operational leadership: implement the MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton business plan, mentor participating companies and entrepreneurs, and develop and support company growth plans.

• Financial stewardship: successfully implement the Merck-Invents budget

• Organizational leadership: identify key program risks and implement appropriate mitigation strategies.

• Support the MerckInvents@ TEC Edmonton Governance Committee in the implementation of all of the program objectives. • Nurture and facilitate growth opportunities for incubator companies.

• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with commercialization related agencies and strategic partners. Job Location

• The position will be located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta at TEC Edmonton in Enterprise Square. Requirements

Qualifications

• Graduate degree, MBA/professional designation, or equivalent preferred.

• Proven extensive experience in knowledge-based industries required.

• High level of strategic thinking and analytical capabilities.

• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with and inspire diverse stakeholders including industry CEOs, external community and government officials.

• Track record of achievement across a diversity of initiatives and projects.

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to MerckInvents@tecedmonton.com

Industry Jobs

Do you have a passion for technical SaaS sales and a proven track record of meeting and exceeding revenue targets? Are you a ‘hunter’ that loves to close and has a list of sales strategies that’s a mile long? Join GFI Systems as our Sales Consultant! We’re looking to welcome a metrics oriented, self-motivated, strategic sales and business development professional into our team where your expertise in sales will be applauded.

What You’ll Do

● Lead the development of sales processes and implementation of company growth strategies.
● Generate customer sales and meet revenue target through inbound lead conversion, cold calling, networking, tradeshow events, and other sales tactics.
● Develop and execute strategies to increase the number and quality of GFI Systems’ business leads.
● Identify, prioritize, and communicate the needs of potential clients and newly signed clients.
● Conduct internal/external sales presentations and overcome objections of prospective clients.
● Negotiate contract details and complete sales agreements for approval of purchaser and seller.
● Record, track, and report on sales calls, customer contracts, sales cycles, and all other sales activities.
● Develop and engage corporate partners.

About You

● You’re a highly adaptable, persuasive, client-focused sales professional looking for constant growth.
● You can juggle a million and one things while keeping your eye on the prize.
● You know the difference between being busy and being productive and you love measurable results.
● You’re all about communication. It has to be clear, concise, and persuasive.

What You’ll Need

● 5+ years of directly related SaaS sales experience, preferably in a lead role
● Strong knowledge of sales principles, methods, strategies, practices, and techniques
● Proven sales record of meeting and surpassing targets and goals
● Refined communication and interpersonal skills
● Ability to quickly learn and communicate new product and service features and benefits
● Highly effective prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills
● Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and occasional overtime
● Ability to accept on-call responsibilities for a minimum of seven (7) days each month
● Willingness to travel frequently with overnight absences, occasionally even internationally
● Valid driver’s license with a clean driving abstract

What’s in it for you?

● Competitive compensation and three weeks paid vacation
● One week paid personal/sick time
● Excellent health benefits package
● In-office yoga twice per week
● Parking/transit allowance
● Freedom to put your skills to the test and be creative in your tactics and approaches.
● A team-oriented culture that believes in supporting and encouraging its people.

Sound like a deal you want to be part of? Apply today with your resume and cover letter! For more information on GFI Systems, please visit www.gfisystems.ca.

About GFI Systems

GFI Systems is a premium fleet management provider in North America. With over 20 years of experience and innovation, GFI Systems leads the industry in location-based technology solutions. Our GPS-driven telematics solutions provide industry-specific tools and client support services that help our clients operate safer, more profitable fleets.

M31 Design Group is an Edmonton-based company focused on software development and live events broadcasting, and part of the Fath Group of Companies. Come and join our exciting company and be the one to drive new business development for our flagship application: GoAsAGroup. GoAsAGroup.com is an innovative corporate perk program, providing our member corporations with exclusive deals on local attractions, events, services and dining options.

We’re looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual with a passion for achieving results. You work well with minimal supervision, but you’re also a true team member, able to work collaboratively. You thrive in an entrepreneurial start-up environment and can envision change. You’re also a skillful communicator, able to build rapport quickly and develop trusted relationships. You enjoy technology and can explain complicated technical concepts in a simple manner.

Responsibilities:

· Obtain large and medium-sized companies to become GoAsAGroup members.
· Acquire new quality vendors to add to our portfolio of suppliers.
· Interact with individuals that have the decision making authority.
· Provide timely and professional customer service.
· Negotiate pricing structures with our prospective vendors.
· Learn and familiarize yourself with our technology platforms.
· Complete related administrative tasks to support the sale.
· Assist with e-ticket distribution for certain events.
· Work with manager to support existing client relationships.
· Attend corporate or association events to promote GoAsAGroup.

Requirements:

· A professional, positive and self-motivated attitude.
· 5 plus years of proven and successful corporate sales experience.
· University degree in Business or Marketing.
· Skillful at presenting concepts and communicating with clients.
· Detailed by nature with a dedication to customer service.
· Works well independently and also collaboratively.
· Ability to sell both on the phone and face-to-face.
· Use of own vehicle in good condition.

How to Apply:

· Please apply with your current and updated resume
· Please apply online on our website, OR
· Send your resumes and quote the job title OR job # to jobs@ohanlonpaving.com
We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all those that apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

As an intermediary between restaurant merchants and consumers, ClickDishes is a food tech start-up founded in 2016 that reinvents traditional practices of ordering food, processing transactions, and managing restaurant operations. ClickDishes leverages self-service technology to streamline the consumer dining process and optimize labour efficiency with comprehensive solutions to handle both in-restaurant and takeout services.

Responsibilities:

•  Work with the restaurant relations and marketing teams to execute business development strategies.
•  Reach out to prospective restaurant partners, sell them on our business proposition, negotiate contracts and successfully onboard restaurants to our platform.
•  Collect menus from restaurant partners for the data input team and ensure restaurant menus are entered into the system properly.
•  Manage, track and report on all activities and results to the team and be accountable for meeting weekly KPI’s.

Qualifications/Requirements:

•  1+ years of sales experience or other relevant experience will be considered
•  Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales targets
•  Experience within the food and beverage industry is considered an asset
•  Comfortable in a fast-paced, technology-forward environment
•  Strong communication and negotiation skills
•  A self-starter with good time management skills

Job type: Full-time

Job location: Edmonton, AB

Required education: Bachelor’s

Required experience: sales: 1 year

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MED Dean Administration
Competition No. – A104433943
Closing Date – Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is a premier academic health sciences centre, dedicated to advancing health through teaching, research and patient care.

Part of the Faculty’s strategic planning efforts involve fostering a culture of innovation in health and wellness with the aim to generate transformational improvements in health and care. To do this, we have created an ‘Innovation Framework’ to support innovation, product development and entrepreneurship by our faculty members and trainees. The Faculty’s new Innovation Coach will play a pivotal role in the Faculty’s Innovation Framework and will lead the ‘Commercialization and Company Creation’ portfolio and initiatives. The position will provide expert information and mentorship to faculty members seeking to translate their research findings into commercial products and to create companies.

The successful applicant will be a seasoned entrepreneur and will have significant knowledge and expertise in the field of health innovation, the landscape of business development/support programs, commercialization and company creation. They will assist in the development of a thriving culture of innovation in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

The Innovation Coach is a direct report to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, and works in partnership with the Faculty’s Executive Director of Innovation. The position is outward reaching and relates to a diverse group of provincial and federal stakeholders that includes university (academics, entrepreneurs and senior executives), Alberta Innovates, Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta (Ministry of Health; Ministry of Economic Development and Trade), TEC Edmonton, potential investors, and multi-national pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Faculty members who have received funding awards from Alberta Innovates, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada and elsewhere, to ensure that the tangible value and commercial potential created by the research is captured
  • Develop an inventory of early-stage innovations with commercialization potential and provide advice to our researchers to foster these forward
  • Develop and manage the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s component of the ‘Health Innovation Incubator’ in Enterprise Square; connect Faculty entrepreneurs and spin-out companies to the incubator
  • Secure meaningful one-on-one mentorship from corporate Canada (pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical device, digital health companies) for each Faculty spin-out company; define the mentorship relationship so that it is meaningful and sustainable
    Develop and manage the JLABS-POD@ALBERTA initiative that will connect Faculty researchers and entrepreneurs to JLABS and J&J Innovation
  • Work with J&J Innovation (USA) to create a competitive mentoring program for academic entrepreneurs and trainees
    Showcase Faculty research and technologies to biomedical industry for the purpose of partnership
    Work with Faculty’s academic entrepreneurs to understand their research and business objectives and provide intelligence, advice and support across all domains of business development
  • Investigate and assess the commercial viability of various technologies, technological concepts and products and services arising from the Faculty
  • Function as a ‘portal of entry’ into business funding opportunities available through provincial and federal agencies (Alberta Innovates, MITACS, Ministry of EDT, TEC Edmonton, etc.)
  • Coordinate and advise on company formation when feasible
  • Support development of ‘business, product, commercial and services’ plans and strategies for company leads and academic entrepreneurs
  • Assist with recruitment of Board members and executives for companies
  • Facilitate growth opportunities for companies
  • Coordinate appropriate Intellectual Property review
  • Provide educational experiences to Faculty members (seminars, workshops) to inform researchers about business and commercialization best practices with the goal of building a commercialization/innovation culture on campus
  • Establish a training and exchange program with industry partners for our graduate students and entry level faculty
  • Create a program of communication and activities for Faculty spin-out company leads
  • Contribute content regarding commercialization plans/strategies to grants and funding bids on behalf of our academic entrepreneurs and their innovation
  • Develop and implement a process and metrics to track progress and impact of entrepreneurship, commercialization and education activities provided by this role (program evaluation)
  • The successful candidate will be a seasoned entrepreneur who has (in the past) created and led a successful company in the health sciences sector. They will fully understand the innovation product life cycle and will provide expert advice on research requirements, product development, the regulatory environment, technology transfer, commercialization approaches, financing and more – to the Faculty’s academic entrepreneurs. The individual will themselves possess a strong network of external partners/colleagues in the biotechnology industry including those in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and/or health analytics sector. In addition, the Innovation Coach will be skilled in project management, mentoring, and professional relationship building. The position requires a PhD in biomedical sciences.

In accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff agreement, this position has a term length of one year, with the possibility of extension, offers a comprehensive benefits plan found at www.hrs.ualberta.ca and an annual salary range of $65,906 to $109,772. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Globally recognized, Calgary-based tech startup SensorUp is looking for a Business Development and Sales Manager to expand SensorUp’s clientele. You will be the front of the company and will have the dedication to create and apply an effective sales strategy. The goal is to drive sustainable financial growth through boosting sales and forging strong relationships with clients. Ensuring client satisfaction will also involve project management and internal coordination and operations support. This position will report directly to the CEO and will also work closely with the team to drive sales. The Business Development and Sales Manager will have a strong understanding of the technology landscape and will share passion for SensoUp’s value proposition. SensorUp is an exciting high-tech startup, so the environment is fast-paced, and responsibilities and tasks respond to evolving business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Initiate and maintain key strategic relationships
  • Conduct exploratory sales, while developing a repeatable sales procedure
  • Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction
  • Manage multiple sales opportunities simultaneously
  • Deliver assigned sales quota
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
  • Promote the company’s products/services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives
  • Prepare proposals and sales contracts ensuring adherence to established rules and guidelines
  • Keep records of sales, revenue, invoices etc.
  • Provide trustworthy feedback and after-sales support
  • Build long-term relationships with new and existing customers

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a business development manager, sales executive or a relevant role in enterprise sales
  • Strong technical software aptitude in Platform-as-a-Service, M2M and IoT market
  • Demonstrated record of attaining or exceeding assigned target sales goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving skills required
  • Innovative, intuitive, responsive, organized and analytical
  • Sales fundamentals including presentation skills, account analysis and development and sales prospecting are required.
  • Experience in customer support is a plus
  • Ability to build rapport
  • Time management and planning skills
  • BSc/BA or above in engineering, science, business administration, sales or relevant field

Work Environment and Culture

SensorUp is an innovative company that provides disruptive solutions to enable the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things will revolutionize every aspect in our daily lives and we are poised to be a key enabler of this revolution. In fact we are recognized as the world-leading sensor web and IoT experts. Our team might be small, but we have some big customers, including Lockheed Martin, Natural Resource Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, etc. The SensorUp office is conveniently located right next to the Brentwood C-train station. If this exciting opportunity attracts you, please apply by emailing us and telling us why you’re a great fit (we’ll read it!), a resume, and samples of work that you’ve done and are ready to talk about. Apply today and join us to change the world!! If this exciting opportunity attracts you, please apply and tell us why you’re a great fit (we’ll read it!), a resume, and are ready to talk about.

Apply today and join us to change the world!!

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Calgary, AB

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

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KMT Hepatech, Inc., a member of PhoenixBio Group, provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism.

KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for a senior animal technologist focusing on PXB-cell preparation. This individual will perform hepatocyte isolations and preparations of PXB-cells (human hepatocytes). This person would also assist with colony maintenance and husbandry activities as well as provide technical support for experimental studies, on an as needed basis.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in cell preparation and culture, small animal surgical procedures, care and handling, as well as completed formal education in a related field. This individual must be able to work with minimal supervision according to Standard Operating Procedures, maintain accurate and reliable records, and has to be organized and reliable.

This is a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com or via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9.
No phone calls please.

KMT Hepatech, Inc., a member of PhoenixBio Group, provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism.

KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for an animal technologist focusing on PXB-cell preparation. This individual will perform hepatocyte isolations and preparations of PXB-cells (human hepatocytes). This person would also assist with colony maintenance and husbandry activities as well as provide technical support for experimental studies, on an as needed basis.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in small animal surgical procedures, care and handling, as well as ongoing or completed formal education in a related field. Previous experience with cell preparation and culture is a definite asset. This individual must be able to work with minimal supervision according to Standard Operating Procedures, maintain accurate and reliable records, and will be organized and reliable.

This is a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education. Off hours and weekend rotation may be required.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com or via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9.
No phone calls please.

KMT Hepatech, Inc., a member of PhoenixBio Group, provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism. KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for a Part Time or a Full Time Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Day to day administrative duties
  • Communication with the Head Office in Hiroshima, Japan, and the Office in New York
  • Bookkeeping, reporting, administration
  • Support for the Edmonton office

Required abilities and skills:

  • Fluent in English both spoken and written
  • A native Japanese speaker or fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Japanese
  • Canadian citizenship or a Landed immigrant status, or a valid work permit in Canada
  • Computer skills (MS Office; MS Word, Excel, PP)
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, be organized and reliable
  • Previous administrative and bookkeeping skills an asset
  • Minimum High School education, a college degree an asset.

This is a part time or a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com and to via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9