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As the steward of the .CA domain, we’re working to make the Canadian internet better. One of the ways we do this is through creativity, testing and innovation.

CIRA Labs is our technology innovation hub, where we experiment with new ideas, collaborate with others in the tech and ccTLD industries and aim to create projects that contribute to CIRA’s strategic goal of helping build a better online Canada.

Led by CIRA’s Chief Technology Officer Jacques Latour, the CIRA Labs team is working on exciting projects on internet security, Domain Name System (DNS) and communications.

Learn more about CIRA Labs' projects

Jacques Latour
Chief technology officer, CIRA Labs lead

As an expert in developing innovative, leading- edge IT solutions, Jacques has established CIRA as a global leader among registries and in the internet industry. He has 25+ years of experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors and as CIRA’s CTO, is currently leading CIRA Labs, and providing leadership and direction for the management and security of the .CA registry and its underlying DNS.

A visionary in the internet community, Jacques led the development of CIRA’s Internet Performance Test. He is an outspoken advocate for the adoption of IPv6 and represents the .CA registry internationally as a member of a variety of working groups and advisory groups, including being a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), TLD-OPS standing committees and TechDay and DNSSEC Planning Program Committee.