Vector Institute:
Pushing the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning for the benefit of Canadians

Launched in 2017, the Vector Institute is a globally-renowned AI Institute that empowers researchers, businesses and governments, to develop and adopt AI responsibly. Accentuating Canada’s leadership in AI, Vector drives research excellence, encourages industry collaboration, and nurtures talent, to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians.

Vector aims to advance AI research, increase adoption in industry and health through programs for talent, commercialization, and application, and lead Canada towards the responsible use of AI. Programs for industry, led by top AI practitioners, offer foundations for applications in products and processes, company-specific guidance, training for professionals, and connections to workforce-ready talent.

Vector is funded by the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada through the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy at CIFAR, and leading industry sponsors across the Canadian economy.

Vector Institute / Institut Vecteur

Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to Toronto, Ontario, Canada! North America’s fourth largest city is a dynamic metropolis brimming with cultural diversity and endless excitement. From the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure on land in the Western Hemisphere, to the eclectic streets of Kensington Market which are home to vintage wares, artisanal curios, and a diverse range of food, every corner of the city tells a unique story. Experience the global cuisine, vibrant festivals, and thriving arts scene at the heart of North America’s second-largest financial centre and the third-largest technology sector.

What you’ll experience:

  • Discover historic landmarks like the Victorian-era industrial architecture in the Distillery District.
  • Immerse yourself in the largest urban car-free community in North America on the Toronto Islands.
  • Feel the city's heartbeat at a Raptors or Blue Jays game.
  • Wander through some of Toronto’s many charming neighbourhoods.

Toronto's blend of cosmopolitan charm and warm hospitality awaits!

where innovation meets opportunity

Ontario stands as an unique hub for students and young professionals looking to make their mark in the AI sector. Renowned for its cutting-edge research institutions and innovation-driven atmosphere, the province offers an exceptional landscape for aspiring AI enthusiasts. Home to world-leading universities, students throughout the province immerse themselves in top-tier AI programs, collaborating with world-class professors and researchers pioneering breakthroughs in machine learning, data science, and robotics.

The province’s vibrant tech community provides opportunities for hands-on learning and networking, with numerous AI-focused startups, large multinational financial institutions, a massive health sector, and tech giants with a significant presence in cities across Ontario. Additionally, organizations like the Vector Institute in Toronto foster an environment of learning and collaboration, bridging academia and industry to propel AI advancements.

Beyond academia, Ontario's diverse culture and inclusive society create an enriching experience for students studying in tech hubs like Waterloo, Guelph, and Ottawa. From AI-focused events and workshops to cultural festivals and entrepreneurial ventures, Ontario provides an environment where students studying AI can not only excel academically but also thrive personally and professionally, making it an unparalleled destination for anyone eager to explore the forefront of AI innovation.