Be Part of What's Next.

Rapid prototyping, design thinking, end-to-end product design, and full-stack software development - our promise to you is that no two days will be the same. LCBO is excited to operate an innovation outpost for future leaders of technology – LCBO|next. Located within Communitech, a Waterloo tech hub, LCBO|next is all about bringing fresh ideas, creative thinking, and new skills to complement and enhance LCBO’s technology initiatives.

With the resources of LCBO’s reach and the energy of a start-up, co-op students will have the opportunity to take their ideas through a unique process that will have a lasting impact on LCBO’s operations and customer experience. Are you ready to help create solutions that you can see come to fruition in your region and/or across the province?

Our Technology Stack

At LCBO|next we’re always exploring new technologies in order to solve the unique problems that our customers face. Most recently, we use React and Ionic as our main frontend libraries, backed by several microservices using Node, Express, Flask, and Django, which are containerized and deployed through Docker and Kubernetes on Azure Cloud.  We’re constantly adopting exciting, new technologies to power existing and new LCBO products to improve customer experience at over 660 retail stores and more than 450 vendors across Ontario. We take a "test, learn, and document" approach at LCBO|next. All of our apps are built using a variety of technologies to explore the best solutions for each unique problem.

Co-Op Alumni Testimonials

"I learnt more in the LCBO|next lab that I could have ever imagined - it is fast paced, collaborative, and truly engaging! Rapid prototyping sprints enable the team to design and develop truly impactful products that meet business, technical, and user needs."

Victoria Vandenberg

3B Global Business and Digital Arts

"It was such an amazing experience filled with great people and awesome learning opportunities. You really get to contribute to the technical design of the products transcendant of just the code which were skills I was able to apply to other careers. The people, both other coops and managment, also made the experience quite memorable and made me excited everyday to come to work."

Ryan Newman
2B Computer Science

TEAM

BEING PART OF THE

 

WORKING WITHIN A TIGHT-KNIT TEAM MEANS YOU'LL BE AN INTEGRAL TEAM MEMBER AS YOU HELP DRIVE INNOVATION. 

Each term, LCBO|next will recruit up to 4 team members for co-op placements. Working with seasoned industry mentors, you will have the unique opportunity to brainstorm, design and develop solutions for LCBO's local and provincial network. Our most recent projects are in production, used by select stores and partners across the province. These projects aren’t for a grade, so you will be able to put all your experience and knowledge to the test during the term.

MENTORS

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With opportunities to use technology to enhance social responsibility, create efficiency in business operations, or even finding ways to be more environmentally friendly, you will be helping LCBO envision a store of the future. You will get to work in different roles and try your hand at new tasks. Whether it’s development or a leadership role, LCBO|next is the perfect opportunity to get your voice heard and develop your ideas. This is where co-op truly meets innovation.

LEARN, 

BUILD

+SHARE

WITH LCBO|next.

Check out your school's Co-Op postings to apply for the upcoming semester. 

COMMUNITY

THE COMMUNITECH

 

COMMUNITECH IS THE HUB OF ACTIVITY WHERE THINKERS AND FUTURE LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO COLLABORATE, CHALLENGE, AND CREATE SOLUTIONS.

It’s a centre that supports, fosters and celebrates nearly 1,000 tech companies. With different companies bringing together the talent of the technology industry, you will be able to share ideas with some of the brightest minds.

The space is open, friendly, and engaging. It’s not just a building; it’s a place to network, attend events, and gain valuable experience. Hang out and have lunch with other co-op students, bounce ideas off your team mates in the common area and be inspired to create innovative solutions.

WANT TO BE

A PART OF

LCBO|next?

Check out your school's Co-Op postings to apply for the upcoming semester. 

"LCBO IS THE NUMBER ONE RETAILER IN ONTARIO AND IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AND ACCOMPLISHED [TO BE] WORKING WITH SUCH A BIG RETAILER IN SUCH AN IMPORTANT MARKET "

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