To help your application stand out make sure you highlight your experience. Careers in cybersecurity require an understanding of theory as well as virtual hands-on practice.
Due to the competitive nature of the program we are unable to accept every applicant into the program. To be eligible to apply for this program you must be:
You are actively looking for a job specifically in the Canadian workforce and are currently legally able to work in Canada (citizen, permanent resident, active working permit of another kind).
You must be able to be available to join Zoom sessions (live) for the duration of your chosen program as well as complete assignments and project work for an additional 8 hours a week.
You must have experience in computer networking, programming, number theory, algebra or cryptography. If you have no knowledge of the above areas but do have experience you feel sets you up for success, make sure to provide detail of this in your application.
You must be fluent in spoken and written English (CLB8 / IELTS7 or higher).
Learn more about language equivalency charts and tests here.
Soft skills coaching is required in this course. The recruiter who will interview you will determine your eligibility.
You must be residing in Ontario to receive the subsidized rate of $2,500 CAD + tax. Those residing in other provinces will be required to pay the full fee of $12,000 CAD + tax.
Below are resources you must explore if you do not have STEM, IT, math or computer background. Please complete the prerequisites and attach the screenshots (.png/jpeg) of your completion in your application.
Try Hack Me content is guided with interactive hands-on lab exercises based on real world scenarios, from hacking machines to investigating attacks.
Please spend 15 minutes completing the "Learning Cybersecurity" module on Try Hack Me.
Please spend a maximum of 30 minutes completing the "What is Networking?" module on Try Hack Me.
Please spend a maximum of 30 minutes completing the "Windows Fundamental Part 1" module.
This is an optional module that we recommend exploring: "Complete DNS in Detail" on Try Hack Me.
This is an optional module that we recommend exploring: "Linux Fundamentals Part 1" on Try Hack Me.
The online application is simple and should take you 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
If you meet the above criteria and have your assessment screenshots ready to upload, it’s time to apply! You will be asked for your CV, LinkedIn and GitHub profiles. You may want to update these before applying. You should begin to draft a statement on why you’re excited about cybersecurity as a whole and this program specifically. Remember to treat your application as you would a job application.
Complete the first contact form with your name, email address, postal code, and phone number if you’re happy to receive a call or communications from us. You'll be added to our email contact list for upcoming programs and information sessions. This is the first part of the application process.
Complete the full application and show us why you’re a good fit for this program! Be sure to include a detailed mission statement of why you are interested and how the program will support your career goals. Workplace readiness is also part of our evaluation process, so please ensure your writing is free from any grammatical errors.
You’ll schedule a 30 to 45 minute Zoom discussion with the Programs Recruitment Lead. You will be asked to elaborate on your motivation or goals for a cybersecurity career and your current technical or mathematical skills. You should treat this interview as you would a job interview, including formal work attire and communication styles.
During the interview, you will be asked to discuss a recent cyber threat. You will be asked to elaborate on how cyber threats occur, what we can do to prevent them, and what to look out for as indicators of cyber threats. We will evaluate you based on existing technical competencies and our evaluation of your workplace readiness.
Your application process is complete! The Programs Recruitment Lead will be in touch by email within a few days to let you know the outcome of your application. Please remember only a small percentage of applicants are accepted into our program. If accepted, you'll be notified by email and sent your payment options. If your application is not accepted, we welcome you to reapply in the future.
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