NEW Student Lending Program

Cyber Connexion is proud to offer a new Student Focused Lending Program in partnership with Scotiabank


We are pleased to now offer financing options in partnership with Scotiabank for students who require assistance to cover some or all of their program fees. 

Domestic students who are enrolled in the Cyber Connexion cybersecurity training program will not need to have an income nor need to provide income and employment verification (assuming they maintain a good credit and do not exceed Scotiabank's indebtedness maximums).

Students may apply through Scotiabank branches to submit their applications for a ScotiaLine Personal Line of Credit for Students. If you are an International Student seeking financial aid towards our program, please contact us directly at
A partner of Cyber Connexion - Scotiabank


You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident enrolled in Cyber Connexion's cybersecurity training program.

If you require further information or have any questions towards this program please feel free to contact us at
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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 in mathematics or other STEM-related field of study, including 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.
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Assessment, application and eligibility

Due to the competitive nature of the program we are unable to accept every applicant. To be eligible for this program you must have:

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.

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.

Relevant Background

You have experience or knowledge in computer networking, programming or the necessary background concepts gained through comprehensive STEM courses. If you do not have formal education or work experience in these subject areas, please demonstrate your level of interest in your application.

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.

It is also important to reflect on your experience, skills and interests. To ensure our course aligns with career aspirations, we encourage you to perform the following assessment.
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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
• TryHackMe certificate of completion 
• LinkedIn profile 
• GitHub 
• Letter of Intent/Mission statement expressing your interest in our program and the cybersecurity industry 
• 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 and personal profiles 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


Complete the full application and show us why you’re a good fit for our program!

You will be asked to include a detailed write-up of why you are interested in Cyber Connexion and how the program will support your career goals. Workplace readiness is also part of our evaluation process, so please make sure your writing is free of grammatical errors and misspelled words.


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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