Academic Outreach and Cyber Skills Development

The Academic Outreach and Cyber Skills Development team works with the academic community and private sector educators to build cyber security talent and capacity in Canada by:

  • aligning cyber career paths with the needs of the labour market;
  • supporting the development of cyber skills in the academic sector;
  • promoting the integration of cyber security curriculum in Canada’s education system;
  • supporting cyber security career development initiatives, events and education campaigns with GC departments and academia.

What we offer


Program Advisory Committee Participation

The Cyber Centre’s subject-matter experts are well-positioned to advise post-secondary institutions about developing new cyber security programs or improving existing programs to ensure graduating students are well-prepared for their careers and ready to meet the demands of their future employers.

Cyber Security Curriculum Review

Cyber security skills are in short supply around the world. Many Canadian academic institutions have recognized this shortage and are launching new cyber security programs and courses. The Cyber Centre is working with these institutions to improve the quality of cyber security education across Canada. Our cyber security experts can provide practical and technical guidance on your school’s existing or new cyber security program and courses.

To learn more or request our services, please contact Academic Outreach and Cyber Skills Development by email at:

Together we can help ensure Canada has a talented workforce with the right skills and expertise to keep our country cyber secure.


Cyber Security Career Guide for Students

Are you a student considering a career in cyber security? Our Cyber Security Career Guide will give you insight into why cyber security is one of today’s most in-demand fields.

There hasn’t been a better time to pursue a career in cyber security than right now!

Post-Secondary Cyber Security Related Programs Guide

Find out where to go to school to start your career in cyber security.

Certifications in the field of cyber security

The right cyber security certification can give you an advantage over other job candidates. Our cyber security certification guide highlights some of the in-demand, globally recognized certifications that are available for prospective students and cyber security professionals.

Cyber security resources for teachers

A curated list of useful online resources for K-12 teachers to help introduce cyber security lessons in their classrooms.

Please contact us at for a PDF copy of the resource guide.

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