IMS has been selected as a 2018 Top Employer in Waterloo Region by Canada’s Top 100 Employer Competition. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car services and analytics provider to insurers, governments and enterprises, has been selected as one of Waterloo Region’s top employers for 2018. The competition recognizes employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph area that offer exceptional workplace environments.

Employees of Waterloo, Ontario-based IMS design technology that connects vehicles to drivers, delivering services that make driving safer, smarter and greener. IMS’ award-winning connected car technology is at the intersection of a growing ecosystem that complements developments in smart cities, smart cars and autonomous vehicles.

IMS was selected for a number of reasons, including its:
• Highly diverse workforce that regularly celebrates cultural differences and includes over
50% female employees
• “Breakfast days” featuring meals freshly prepared by a local chef
• Regular vision lunches with the CEO and focus group employee communication initiatives
• Family-friendly support such as flexible return date for new parents and pregnancy leave
top-up programs
• Employee development that includes mentorship, training and a unique “Buddy System”
• Community involvement which includes the Adopt-a-Road program and a long list of local
charitable activities

“At IMS, our goal is to build a workplace environment with a strong sense of family and a corporate culture that focuses on our core values of innovation, integrity, diversity, commitment and trust,” said Dr. Otman Basir, CEO and Founder of IMS. “Having the honor of receiving both Canada’s Top Employer award and Waterloo’s Top Employer awards this year showcases the commitment and dedication our employees have in building a leading workplace environment.”

“IMS recognizes that it operates in a competitive tech space in one of Canada’s most dynamic and forward-thinking cities,” said Jeoff Shiekh, Chief Corporate Officer at IMS. “Our employees are our primary asset. We strive to improve year-over-year in fostering a creative, vigorous and motivated employee base.”

IMS is also a long-term participant in co-operative education programs, and has received past coop Top Employer awards from the University of Waterloo. As a top talent employer, IMS is always on the look-out for creative individuals and innovative minds to apply online at:

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