Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program

Empowering you to launch a successful career in the cybersecurity sector.

Overview

The Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program (ACTP) is an intensive cybersecurity training and certification program designed to give women, newcomers to Canada, and displaced workers the skills they need to launch a career in the cybersecurity sector.

The seven-month program is the most rigorous cybersecurity skills training program in Canada, allowing students to earn three globally recognized cybersecurity certificates, as well as engage in career mentorship with experts and build connections with employers in the cybersecurity industry.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst delivers the program in partnership with SANS Institute — the world’s leading cybersecurity training and certification organization. The program is offered tuition-free, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Canada, Rogers Communications and Royal Bank of Canada.

We are no longer accepting applications for the February 2023 cohort. New program information coming soon.

Start Date:

February 11, 2023

Location:

Virtual

Program Duration:

7 months

Time Commitment:

30 – 40 hours per week

Certifications Gained:

GFACT, GSEC, GCIH

Application Deadline:

Applications now closed

Contact

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Start Date:

February 11, 2023

Location:

Virtual

Program Duration:

7 months

Time Commitment:

30 – 40 hours/week

Certifications:

GFACT, GSEC, GCIH

Application Deadline:

Now closed

Contact

Overview

The Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program (ACTP) is an intensive cybersecurity training and certification program designed to give women, newcomers to Canada, and displaced workers the skills they need to launch a career in the cybersecurity sector.

The seven-month program is the most rigorous cybersecurity skills training program in Canada, allowing students to earn three globally recognized cybersecurity certificates, as well as engage in career mentorship with experts and build connections with employers in the cybersecurity industry.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst delivers the program in partnership with the SANS Institute — the world’s leading cybersecurity training and certification organization. The program is offered tuition-free, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Canada, Rogers Communications and Royal Bank of Canada.

We are no longer accepting applications for the February 2023 cohort. New program information coming soon.

Who Can Apply?

The program is currently open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or convention refugees aged 18 or over who qualify for one of our program streams.

Program Streams

We are currently only seeking applications from individuals who qualify for one of the following streams:

RBC Women in Cyber Stream

Open to anyone who self-identifies as a woman or non-binary person. This program stream is made possible with the support of RBC. 

Rogers New Canadians in Cyber

Open to anyone who has lived in Canada for at least two years (but no more than ten years) and has been unable to secure full-time employment that aligns with their education and skills. This program stream is made possible by the support of Rogers.

RBC New Careers in Cyber

Open to anyone who has lost full-time employment and/or is currently underemployed. This program stream is made possible by the support of RBC.

Program Streams

We are currently only seeking applications from individuals who qualify for one of the following streams:

RBC Women in Cyber Stream

Open to anyone who self-identifies as a woman or non-binary person. This program stream is made possible with the support of RBC. 

Rogers New Canadians in Cyber

Open to anyone who has lived in Canada for at least two years (but no more than ten years) and has been unable to secure full-time employment that aligns with their education and skills. This program stream is made possible by the support of Rogers.

RBC New Careers in Cyber

Open to anyone who has lost full-time employment and/or is currently underemployed. This program stream is made possible by the support of RBC.

Additional Program Entry Requirements

Education & Work Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Not currently enrolled in another program of study
  • Not currently or previously employed in information security in Canada

Time Commitment

  • Must attend live online classes
  • Must commit to an intensive schedule (30-40 hours per week over seven months)

Technical Requirements

  • Internet access
  • Desktop computer or laptop (not a tablet or Chromebook)
  • 64-bit operating system
  • At least 8 GB RAM with 50 GB of disk space (more recommended)
  • USB port

Preference will be given to applicants who can show a demonstrated interest in cybersecurity, including having engaged in prior cybersecurity learning.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free environment. If you need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the application process or program, please contact us at catalysttraining@ryerson.ca.

Additional Program Entry Requirements

Education & Work Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Not currently enrolled in another program of study
  • Not currently or previously employed in information security in Canada

Time Commitment

  • Must attend live online classes
  • Must commit to an intensive schedule (30-40 hours per week over seven months)

Technical Requirements

  • Internet access
  • Desktop computer or laptop (not a tablet or Chromebook)
  • 64-bit operating system
  • At least 8 GB RAM with 50 GB of disk space (more recommended)
  • USB port

Preference will be given to applicants who can show a demonstrated interest in cybersecurity, including having engaged in prior cybersecurity learning.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free environment. If you need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the application process or program, please contact us at catalysttraining@ryerson.ca.