General Motors is transforming the future of mobility – and the Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) is at the forefront of that transformation. We are a diverse team of agile and innovative thought leaders who are passionate about developing key technologies and products that will help achieve GM’s vision of a world with 

Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

We are a leader in automotive software development, testing and engineering in Canada. CTC helps drive the development of GM’s infotainment apps and services, autonomous driving technologies and electric vehicles using state-of-the-art labs, test tracks, simulation, and AI/Machine Learning.

From Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop, we're proud to say there's a little bit of Canada in every new GM vehicle sold in North America.

Our Locations

CTC has four engineering locations across Ontario, including Elevation Centres in Oshawa and Markham, and test tracks in Oshawa and Kapuskasing. We are GM’s second largest automotive software engineering and development cluster in North America, and home to GM’s largest software and infotainment team in the world.

Cutting-edge research and development, innovation, and engineering are taking place at GM’s Elevation Centres in Oshawa and Markham.

Using state-of-the-art test labs equipped with the latest technology, connectivity and tools, our CTC engineers and software developers are transforming the future of mobility, right here in Canada.

Check out the video below to go #behindthescenes at Markham Elevation Centre to learn more about our virtual development.

In February 2021, GM announced the opening of the CTC McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track in Oshawa, Ontario. Situated on 55-acres just south of GM’s Oshawa Operations, the track allows CTC engineers and software developers to put their “code to the road” right here in Canada.

Named after GM Canada’s founder and visionary, Colonel Sam McLaughlin, the track supports the development and integration of software and hardware for advanced vehicle systems and further positions Durham Region on the cutting-edge of automotive technology development in Ontario.

Check out the video below to go #behindthescenes at the McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track where we test top-secret technology.

GM’s Kapuskasing Proving Ground is the largest full-scale cold weather development facility in Ontario. Covering 272-acres of land in northern Ontario, the facility includes a 3.6 km advanced test track along with 30 cold cells capable of reaching -45C.

From full-size pickups to electric vehicles, the Kapuskasing team is responsible for evaluating every GM North American vehicle for cold weather durability testing to ensure they can withstand extremely cold weather conditions. Vehicles are tested 24-hours a day, seven days a week in sub-zero temperatures for 3-4 months – this testing represents two years of customer driving in winter.

Check out the video below to go #behindthescenes at Kapuskasing for cold weather durability testing.

What We Do:

It’s an exciting time to work in the automotive industry! Check-out some of the work we do at the Canadian Technical Centre:

Can You Test an Electric Vehicle in the Cold?

Go #BEHINDTHESCENES at one of GM’s most remote testing facilities in the world: the Kapuskasing Proving Ground, where the motto is #WeKnowCold.

Follow Josh Walton, Kapuskasing manager, as he puts the GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ through the ultimate Canadian cold weather durability test. 

Can GM’s Trailering Tech Turn a Newbie into a Pro?

Go #BEHINDTHESCENES at one of GM’s top-secret testing facilities: the McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track in Oshawa, to find out how Canadian Technical Centre engineers are developing innovative new technologies to make trailering easier and more accessible.

The ultimate test? Backing up a 24-foot trailer in one shot.

Can this “trailering newbie” do it? #InnovationLivesHere

From Virtual to Reality – How Does CTC Put its Code to the Road?

Go #BEHINDTHESCENES at GM’s Markham Elevation Centre to learn how our software developers and engineers test their code in a virtual environment before putting it to the road on the CTC McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track.

From streetcar to racecar: How drive modes transform the Corvette Z06

Go #BEHINDTHESCENES to learn how our engineering and software teams at the Canadian Technical Centre developed the drive modes and infotainment system for the iconic Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Visit GM Canada YouTube to learn more about work life at CTC.
 
If you want to work with an inclusive and collaborative team that’s striving to change the world for the better, we invite you to join us. Check-out our open positions at gm.ca/careers.
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