Addressing the Cyber Talent Gap

Cyber talent demand in Canada continues to increase amidst an acute shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals. Employers are faced with the challenge of finding attracting, recruiting, and retaining this talent to meet the growing needs of the cybersecurity sector.

To make the sector more accessible to Canadians from diverse backgrounds, the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst launched the Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program (ACTP) in 2020. This program is specifically designed to give women, new Canadians, and workers seeking employment the skills they need to launch a career in the cybersecurity sector.

Through funding from the Future Skills Centre (FSC), the Catalyst and Blueprint are conducting research with cybersecurity employers to better understand their hiring practices and needs, and address the challenges they face in meeting their demand for cybersecurity professionals in Canada.