Joining the Team

At one point or another, we have all felt the crushing anxiety of one’s future.  With post-secondary education already being as stressful as it is, we understand that being expected to choose a career by the end of it is tough. Without relevant work experience, this can often feel impossible. 

How can you know what you want to do for the rest of your life if you haven’t done it yet? At Clearpath, we want to make that choice easier  this is why we value co-op programs so much. Whether students are studying robotics and planning a career in that industry or not, we want to inspire and help them find work they are truly passionate about. 

Clearpath offers the opportunity to work with a collaborative and friendly team that is looking to create innovative solutions. A co-op term is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience for passion projects, learn new skills, work with industry experts, make valuable connections and get the chance to produce something truly revolutionary. Regardless of the program or field of studies, Clearpath offers a variety of co-op positions including mechanical, software, customer success, marketing, and even finance.

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Co-op students have the opportunity to work in either the industrial or research division of Clearpath:

  1. Clearpath Robotics
  2. OTTO Motors

Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development and provides hardware, software, and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers. For more information, visit


OTTO™ Motors, designs, manufactures and operates self-driving vehicles to automate material movement inside busy factories and warehouses. Using self-driving technology much like the Google Car, the easy-to-use OTTO vehicles move inventory in a safe and flexible manner throughout the indoor supply chain. Customers include Fortune 100 brands like General Electric, John Deere, and Toyota. For more information, visit

What unites us? A passion for building robots and creating positive change through our solutions. Our ultimate goal is to automate the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. We want to take our co-op students with us on that journey.

Core Values

Clearpath was started in a basement by four friends who loved building robots in university (not so far removed from some of our co-op students!). Many of our employees have been in the shoes of co-op students and list their placements as some of their most valuable experiences in their career. 

We want to push the limits of robotics research and Canadian business with the help of diverse talent from universities and colleges Canada-wide. A co-op term with us will help bridge the gap between post-secondary studies and full-time work for students and give them the tools to be successful in the future.

To get a better understanding of what a co-op term with Clearpath would look like and what we look for in a co-op student, below is a list of our core values:

  • Start with Why
  • Create Wow
  • Customer First
  • No Bullshit
  • Think Big
  • Be Humble
  • Move Fast
  • Be Frugal
  • Empower Others
  • Be Fearless

Learn More

For a more in-depth look at what the Clearpath experience can offer to you as a co-op student, check out our YouTube video below:


Looking for more insight into Clearpath’s culture and community? Check out our blog here, which introduces you to full-time staff, past co-op students, and company events.

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