The Cybersecurity Connections program helps internationally trained IT professionals find work in their sector in Canada. Participants gain a better understanding of Canadian workplace culture, cybersecurity concepts, Canadian industry best practices for information security and key security concepts. 

To be eligible for the program, clients must hold valid Permanent Residence status etc. in Canada. Cybersecurity Connections program is currently being offered in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. Clients must reside in the city the program is being offered to participate. See program eligibility for additional details.

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Program Components

  • 8 week program 
  • Access to online cybersecurity modules curated by a recognized provider 
  • Orientation to the cybersecurity industry in Canada 
  • Business and workplace communication training in a Canadian context 
  • One-to-one support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector 

Cybersecurity Connections is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program, generously supported by the TD Ready Commitment and delivered in partnership with IBM, MOSAIC and ISANS.

Program Benefits

  • Referrals to Speed Mentoring® and The Mentoring Partnership™ 
  • Effective job search strategies including market research techniques, resume development, interview skills and targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience 
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers 
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field 
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events 
  • Post-hire support – job retention, business communication/language coaching 

Companies we have worked with: 

  • TD Bank 
  • IBM 
  • RBC 
  • Deloitte 
  • Cyber Tech & Risk 
  • CloudGRC Inc 
  • BMO 
  • Scotiabank 
  • Freedom Mobile 

Program Eligibility

  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 6 or higher preferred
  • Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Naturalized Canadian Citizen
  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree related to IT from outside of Canada
  • Work experience in IT or cybersecurity field outside of Canada

Program Dates

January 22 to March 15, 2024, Toronto

April 29 to June 21, 2024, Toronto

Program Fees

There is no fee associated with this program.