Jumpstart Your Cybersecurity Career

Cyber Connexion is a training program designed to accelerate your career in cybersecurity.

8 weeks online (full-time) or 14 weeks (part-time)

Led by industry experts from top Canadian companies

Immersive live learning

Tailored soft skills training with professional coaches

Post-program 1:1 career support until you get a job!

A team of happy Cyber grads
>90% Job Placement Rate
50 Hiring Partners
1:1 Job Coaching & Support
$90,000 Graduate Median Salary

Where Our Grads Work

Upcoming Programs

Online 14-Week Part-Time
Spring Session

Limited spots available • Open to applicants across Canada • Eligibility interviews are ongoing.

Classes begin April 3, 2023.

For a limited time, we can offer the program at a reduced cost of $5,500 CAD for residents of Canada.

Deadline application: March 31, 2023

Upcoming programs

Sessional Dates

ScheduleStart day End day Program structureClasses runNo sessions
Part-time April 3, 2023July 7, 202314-weeks instruction, employer engagement events, job search support
Mondays: 6pm-9pm
Tuesdays: 6pm-9pm
Thursday: 6pm-9pm
Saturdays: 9:30am-3:30pm
April 8; May 22

C2 Breakdown

Guided classes
Module 1: Part-Time Online Synchronous Classes
  • Cybersecurity Essentials & Privacy
  • Computer Networks & Network Security
  • Risk & Security Management
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Defensive & Offensive Security
  • Cryptography
  • Identity and Access Management & Privileged Access Management
  • Cloud Security
  • Soft Skills & Business Skills Session
Networking week
Module 2: Industry & Networking Support-Getting hired!
  • Industry-Driven Project – Build a secure AWS Cloud Environment
    ‘Capture The Flag’ Cybersecurity Competition
  • Targeted Career Development
  • Networking Tutorials
  • Mock Interview Day
  • Employer Networking Day
Guided classes
Module 3: Post-Program Job Search Support
  • Professional coaches to help you with:
    • Job coaching and CV review
    • Technical interview preparation
    • Interview practice sessions
    • Learn how to network in the cybersecurity community
    • Opportunity to connect with hiring managers through private networking events

I witnessed first-hand the caliber of talent that resulted from the Fields Institute program. The program’s ability to qualify new talent and connect candidates that have the right foundational skills and experience to employers particularly impressed me. I believe that the Fields Institute approach and program is unique, results-oriented and urgently needed by more companies across Canada.

Karen Nemani

WiCyS Ontario Affiliate President

How C2 Works

How C2 works
Questions about the application process?
Step 1
Get Job-Ready Skills

Build the skills you need for a great career! At C² you’ll learn the most in-demand skills that top employers are looking for today. Our curriculum is constantly updated to reflect real-time industry standards.

Step 2
Meet & Connect With Employers

With 50 Hiring Partners, you will learn from industry leaders, attend guest lectures by top Cybersecurity experts and take part in high-impact networking events.

Step 3
Job Search Support From Our Coaches

Helping you land a great job that is recession proof!
Canada’s booming cybersecurity job market with our exclusive 1:1 career coaching.

Step 4
Land Your First cybersecurity Job

Grow your network and match with the right employers through our networking events. Become part of the C² alumni community of cybersecurity professionals.

Program Details

Career & Advising Services
  • Scheduled interviews with hiring partners
  • 1:1 job search support
  • Direct leads to job openings
  • Ongoing mentorship
  • Access to networking events
Learning Outcomes
  • Cybersecurity Awareness and Privacy Laws

  • Computer Networking

  • Securing Networks
  • Defensive Security
  • Cryptography
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Privileged Access Management
  • Risk Management and Business Continuity
  • Cloud Security
Job Prospects After Graduation
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Risk Advisor
  • Identity Access Management Specialist

C² industry partners are looking for our graduates

Did you know that there are over 25,000 vacant cybersecurity jobs across Canada today? Get started on the path to one of the fastest growing careers in the country!

C² can connect you to a growing network of employers across Canada looking to hire new, well-trained talent.

Our grads are now top cybersecurity professionals at leading companies like KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, Questrade, eSentire, Scotiabank, CIBC and many more. An advisory board of cybersecurity leaders from organizations like Deloitte, Scotiabank, KPMG, WiCyS, Herjavec Group, and BIZTEK designs and updates our curriculum to reflect the very latest industry standards and needs.

Our Advisory Board has representatives from:

◦ Scotiabank
◦ Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys)
◦ Biztek
◦ IBM 
◦ Info-Tech 



Ready To Start Your Cybersecurity Career?

Frequently Asked Questions

Application & Eligibility
What are the application requirements?

Please see Eligibility Requirements for more information.

Can I complete the program while working a full-time job or attending another full-time academic program?

Yes. Beginning in Spring 2023, we will be running a 14-week part-time training program that is ideal for participants who work and/or need to complete concurrent studies.  

Classes will be held in the evening from Tuesdays through Thursdays between 6pm to 9pm and Saturday for six hours beginning at 9am. 

Can I take part in the program if I’m still completing studies at other institutions?

The goal of the program is to place  graduates into high-demand Cybersecurity roles once the program ends. If your ongoing studies still require several months or more to complete, we recommend that you apply to a  future cohort of the program. We run numerous programs each year, so don’t worry if you miss the window for one.

Job Support
What type of job search support do you provide?

Cyber Connexion incorporates human and soft skills training that will prepare you for entering the workforce. This training includes 1:1 coaching, résumé and cover letter review, interview preparation, LinkedIn coaching and more. We also provide the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and hiring managers through networking events, panel discussions and guest speaker sessions.

What are your post-program employment rates and where do alumni now work?

For program grads who have actively pursued a career in cybersecurity, the employment rate is over 90%.

Our alumni are currently working in roles at KPMG, Mercedes-Benz, Deloitte, CertiK, Arctic Wolf, the Herjavec Group, and eSentire, just to name a few.

Payment & Financing
What is the cost of the program?

The program has been valued at $12,000 CAD. For a limited time, we are offering the program at a reduced cost of  $5,500 CAD.

This figure includes the many events, activities, facilitators and partners who actively participate in building and running the program. The program value is comparable to the price of many other types of accelerated cybersecurity training programs in Canada.

What is your cancellation or reimbursement policy?

Please see the Cancellation and refund policy page for more details.

Which payment options are available?

Currently, a number of payment options are available:

1) Payment-in-full:

If accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a 10% deposit to reserve your place.

The outstanding tuition fee will be required by the invoice deadline specified in the offer letter.  

2) Flex Tuition Support: 

If an applicant is unable to make their payment in full prior to the start of the program, please reach out to us directly at cyber@fields.utoronto.ca to discuss our flex tuition support program.  

Are there additional subsidies or scholarships available?

We are currently providing new scholarship and flex tuition support programs to support applicant needs, if you would like to learn more please contact us at cyber@fields.utoronto.ca stating your query and interest.

In addition, we would also like to remind any Veterans of the Short Course Program offered by the Government of Canada. In short, this program provides a maximum of $5,000 CAD to Veterans aiming to participate in career and personal development courses, such as our own. Further details may be found here

Course & Curriculum
What are the hardware/software requirements for participation in the program?

A properly configured system is required to fully participate in this course.

  1. You must have a laptop or desktop computer (no iPads or tablets) with a microphone and camera.
  2. Operating System: Latest version of Windows 10, MacOS 10.15.x Catalina or later.
  3. CPU: 64-bit Intel i5 or greater, 2.0+ GHz processor.
  4. RAM: 8 GB RAM (or more) is highly recommended for the best experience.
  5. Stable internet connection capable of supporting video-conferencing.

    Participants receiving support from programs such as Better Jobs Ontario may be eligible for financial assistance for supplies and electronics devices.

How much reading and work material is there?

You can expect 10 hours of team or individual work outside of class hours each week.

Is there any tutoring support for students who don't grasp certain concepts?

Industry mentors are available to  support individuals throughout the program to ensure successful completion.

Are there any tests, exams or certifications?

There are no exams in the program; however, there are weekly assessments to help chart progress. We issue an official certificate after successful completion.

Post-program we provide a pathway to Comptia Security+, CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), AWS Cloud

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