Canada’s National Research and Education Network

ORION is one of the 12 provincial and territorial networks, together with CANARIE, which collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today’s digital economy.

Map of Canada's National Research and Education Network
Canada’s National Research and Education Network

CANARIE is Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, a dedicated network of high-speed, fibre optic cable that stretches 19,000 km across Canada and links researchers and innovators throughout Canada and around the world. In addition to the network, CANARIE funds programs and tools that promote the evolution of a leading-edge digital infrastructure supporting Canadian researchers and innovators, fostering a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy.