What makes you a great candidate

Our program is designed to help you gain the practical experience, and build the technical foundation and critical soft skills you need to pursue a career in cybersecurity. To be considered for the program, you should meet one of the following criteria.


Pursued formal training such as a diploma, degree or certification in a technical field.

Work Experience

Held relevant technical roles in: IT, engineering, military or in a related industry.


Hackathon challenges, home network set-up, and have attended cybersecurity education sessions and/or self-guided coding courses.

Interest in a cybersecurity career

Are actively seeking to join the cybersecurity workforce and are eligible to work in Canada. You must be a citizen, permanent resident or hold an active working permit.


You must be available to join real-time online sessions for the duration of the program, and complete assignments and project work for an additional 10 hours per week (full-time) and 5 hours per week (part-time).

Interpersonal skills 

We prioritize candidates who exhibit exceptional teamwork, listening and problem-solving skills and a high degree of professionalism. Experience with Canadian workplace culture, though an asset, is not necessary.

What technical concepts do you need to know?

If you have not previously enrolled in STEM-based courses, please complete the modules (on the right) as part of your application.


TryHackMe is a free online platform with guided content and interactive hands-on lab exercises based on real-world scenarios, from hacking machines to investigating attacks.

You must sign-up to access the modules. 


Learning Cybersecurity” module.

Time estimate: 15 minutes

Network Fundamentals

What is Networking?” module.

Time estimate: 30 minutes

Windows Fundamentals

Windows Fundamental Part 1” module.

Time estimate: 30 minutes

How the Web Works

A recommended and optional module: “Complete DNS in Detail”.

Linux Fundamentals

A recommended and optional module: Linux Fundamentals Part 1.

What is the application process?

The online application is simple and should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.


Your first step is to familiarize yourself with the admission requirements. Admission is based on a set of standard academic and non-academic  requirements. You may be also asked to submit supporting documents with your application. These could be: 
• Resume/CV
• LinkedIn profile  
• A CLB ability of 6 or higher (Intermediate)

It's important to treat your program application as you would a job application. Take a moment to update your resume before applying.


The first part of the application requires you to fill in your contact details including your full name, email address,  and phone number so we can get in touch with your regarding your application


We will schedule a 30-minute interview with one of our Program Leads. You will be asked to elaborate on your motivation for pursuing a career in cybersecurity, as well as your overall career goals. You will also be asked to discuss your current technical skills and experience. 

You should treat this interview as you would a job interview, including wearing formal work attire and paying close attention to your communication style.


Congratulations! If you were successful in the interview, a member of our Program team will be in touch with the news and an offer letter. They will also detail your payment options to ensure you know which is right choice for you you. 

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