Cybersecurity Connections helps internationally trained IT professionals to find work in Canada, specifically in the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Delivered in partnership with Seneca College, the program includes the following courses:

  • Principles of Information Security
  • Operating System Security – Windows
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Wireless & Mobile Device Security and
  • Computer Forensics

In addition to industry-specific academic training, Cybersecurity Connections also provides you with knowledge about Canadian workplace culture, connections to employers, coaching on job search, and mentorship.

Program Components

  • One-to-one support from an employment consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
  • Connections to employers who are hiring in your sector
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events
  • Academic training from a recognized educational institute
  • Business communication and workplace culture training in a Canadian context
  • Orientation to your sector in Canada
  • Job search support and preparation
  • Coaching and support after you’re hired

Program Fees

  • There are no fees associated with this program
  • All books and materials are included or available on loan to participants at no additional cost

To be eligible, applicants must have:

  • Post-Secondary Degree in computer science or information technology (evaluated by WES/University of Toronto/ ICAS)
  • Minimum of 2 years of international work experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering (Computer or Electronics)
  • A minimum of CLB level 7
  • Permanent Residents (PR), Landing immigrants or Convention Refugees