Post-secondary cyber security related programs guide

The Cyber Centre and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) do not endorse or recommend any of the schools or programs listed in this guide. Information provided is intended to be a general summary of publicly available information.

In response to the growing demand for cyber professionals, many academic institutions across Canada have introduced cyber security programs or courses of study within existing programs.

This guide provides a listing of available programs that may help advance an individual's career in the field of cyber security.

Note: Program titles are listed in the language in which they are offered.

If any institution or organization believes it has a program or a course that should be considered an example or exemplar, please submit it by email to cyberskills-cybercompetences@cyber.gc.ca. Please note that at this time, we are only featuring designated academic institutions and designated learning institutions.

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Alberta
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Alberta
Institute Program title Certification
Alison College Information Technology and Cyber Security Diploma
Athabasca University Information Security Graduate Certificate
Bow Valley College Cybersecurity Post-diploma Certificate
CDI College Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate
Concordia University of Edmonton Information Assurance Graduate Diploma
Concordia University of Edmonton Information Security Graduate Diploma
Concordia University of Edmonton Information Systems Assurance Management Masters
Concordia University of Edmonton Information Systems Security Management Masters
Concordia University of Edmonton Management – Cybersecurity Emphasis Bachelors
MacEwan University Computer Science – System and Information Security Bachelors
Mount Royal University Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate
Mount Royal University Advanced Cyber Security Certificate
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Core Security+ Certificate
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Cybersecurity Certificate
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Enterprise Security Certificate
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Cybersecurity Post-diploma Certificate
QCT College Cyber Security Diploma
Robertson College Network Security Technician Diploma
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Cyber Security Analyst Post-diploma Certificate
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Cyber Security for Control Systems Post-diploma Certificate
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Information Security Analyst Post-diploma Certificate
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Information Security Analyst Certificate
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Information Systems Security Diploma
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology IT Security Certificate of Achievement Certificate
The King’s University Computer Science – Secure Computing Stream Bachelors
University of Alberta Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate
University of Calgary Computer Science (Information Security Concentration) Bachelors
University of Calgary Network Security Graduate Certificate
University of Calgary Software Security Graduate Certificate
British Columbia
British Columbia - Post-secondary cyber security-related programs
Institute Program title Certification
British Columbia Institute of Technology Computer Systems - Network Security Administration Option Bachelors
British Columbia Institute of Technology Computer Systems, Network Security Applications Development Bachelors
British Columbia Institute of Technology Computer Systems - Network Security Applications Development Option Bachelors
British Columbia Institute of Technology Forensic Investigation – Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option Bachelors
British Columbia Institute of Technology Forensic Investigation – Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Option Graduate Certificate
British Columbia Institute of Technology Industrial Network Cybersecurity Diploma
Douglas College Computer and Information Systems – Cyber Security Stream Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
New York Institute of Technology Cybersecurity Masters
Okanagan College Blockchain Certificate
University of Victoria Master of Engineering in Telecommunications and Information Security (MTIS) Masters
Manitoba
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Manitoba
Institute Program title Certification
CDI College Network and Internet Security Specialist Certificate
Herzing College Cybersecurity Specialist Diploma
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology Network Security Diploma
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration Diploma
Red River College Information Security Post-graduate Diploma
University of Winnipeg Information Assurance and Security Certificate
University of Winnipeg Network Security Diploma
New Brunswick
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - New Brunswick
Institute Program title Certification
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick Réseautique et Sécurité Informatique (in French) Diploma
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick Cybersécurité (in French) Diploma
Eastern College Advanced Systems Management and Cyber Security Diploma
New Brunswick Community College Information Technology: Cybersecurity Post-graduate Diploma
Oulton College Systems Management and Cyber Security Diploma
Université de Moncton Gestion de la sécurité de l’information des entreprises (in French) Certificate
University of New Brunswick Computer Science – Cybersecurity specialization Bachelors
University of New Brunswick Cyber Security Masters
Nova Scotia
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Nova Scotia
Institute Program title Certification
Dalhousie University  Communications Technologies and Cyber Security Certificate
Nova Scotia Community College Cyber Security Diploma
Nova Scotia Community College IT Systems Management and Security Diploma
Ontario
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Ontario
Institute Program title Certification
Algonquin College Computer Systems Technology – Security (Additional Year to the Computer Systems Technician Program) Diploma
Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
Carleton University Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Protection and International Security Diploma
Carleton University Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security Masters
Carleton University Computer and Internet Security Bachelors
Centennial College Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
Collège La Cité Technologie des systèmes informatiques – cybersécurité et réseautique (in French) Diploma
Conestoga College Computer Application Security Graduate Certificate
Conestoga College Information Technology Network Security Graduate Certificate
Durham College Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
Fanshawe College Cyber Security Diploma
Fanshawe College Information Security Management Graduate Certificate
Fanshawe College Network and Security Architecture Graduate Certificate
Fleming College Computer Security and Investigations Diploma
George Brown College Cyber Security Graduate Certificate
George Brown College Information Security Certificate
Georgian College Information Systems Security Graduate Certificate
Herzing College

Cybersecurity Specialist – Ottawa campus

Cybersecurity Specialist – Toronto campus

Diploma
Humber College Cyber Crime Specialist Certificate
Lambton College Cyber Infrastructure Specialist Graduate Certificate
Lambton College Cyber Security Graduate Certificate
Lambton College Cyber Security and Computer Forensics Graduate Certificate
Loyalist College Cyber Security Graduate Certificate
Mohawk College Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst Diploma
Mohawk College Cyber Security Analytics Graduate Certificate
Northeastern University Master of Science in Cybersecurity Masters
Queen’s University NSERC CREATE Cybersecurity PhD
Ryerson University Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Digital Forensics Certificate
Ryerson University MBA in Management of Technology and Innovation, Data Security and Privacy Specialization Masters
Sault College Network Architecture and Security Analytics Graduate Certificate
Sault College Cyber Security Canadian Context Graduate Certificate
Seneca College Honours Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security Bachelors
Seneca College Cyber Security and Threat Management Graduate Certificate
Seneca College Cyber Security Graduate Certificate
Sheridan College Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) Bachelors
Sheridan College Cybersecurity - Legal and Ethical Policies and Procedures Recognition of Achievement
Sheridan College Cybersecurity Foundations Recognition of Achievement
St. Lawrence College Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
University of Guelph Information Management, Privacy, and Access Certificate
University of Guelph Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Program Masters
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Information Technology Security Masters
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Information Technology – Bridge Bachelors
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Networking and Information Technology Security Bachelors
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Networking and Information Technology Security – Advanced Entry (Honours) Bachelors
University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute Cyber Security for Canadians Certificate
University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute Cyber Security Technical Certificate
University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute Information and Cyber Security Management Certificate
University of Toronto Computer Science (H.B.Sc.) Specialist Program in Information Security Bachelors
University of Toronto Cyber Security Management Certificate
University of Toronto M. Eng. in Communications with focus on Identity, Privacy and Security (IPS) Masters
University of Toronto Master of Information, with a Specialization in Identity, Privacy and Security Masters
University of Waterloo Computer Networking and Security Diploma
Willis College Cyber Security Analyst Diploma
Willis College Cyber Security Operator Diploma
York University Advanced Cyber Security Certificate
York University Cyber Security Intensive Certificate
York University Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate
York University Computer Security (BSc, BA) Bachelors
York University LLM in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Masters
York University Cyber Security Operations Post-Graduate Certificate
Prince Edward Island
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Prince Edward Island
Institute Program title Certification
Red Cliff College of Applied Technology and Management Information Security and Incident Response Post-graduate Diploma
Red Cliff College of Applied Technology and Management Information Security Governance and Audit Graduate Diploma
Red Cliff College of Applied Technology and Management Information Security Management Graduate Certificate
Red Cliff College of Applied Technology and Management Information Security and Service Management Certificate
Red Cliff College of Applied Technology and Management SOC Operations and Penetration Testing Diploma
Québec
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Québec
Institute Program title Certification
Cégep de l'Outaouais Techniques de l'informatique - Programmation et Sécurité (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical StudiesFootnote 1
Cégep de l'Outaouais Techniques de l'informatique - Réseaux et Cybersécurité (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical StudiesFootnote 1
Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe Techniques de l’informatique - Réseaux et Cybersécurité (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Cégep de Sherbrooke Cybersécurité et sécurité intégrée (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Cégep Garneau Cyberenquête (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Cégep Garneau Cybersécurité (in French) Certificate
Cégep Limoilou Techniques de l'informatique - Gestion des réseaux (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Administration des réseaux et sécurité informatique (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Champlain College Saint-Lambert Cybersecurity, Prevention and Intervention Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Collège Ahunstic Techniques de l'informatique - profil réseaux et sécurité (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Collège Ahunstic Techniques de l'informatique - profil réseaux et sécurité (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne Techniques de l'informatique - Profil Infrastructures et Sécurité (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Collège de Maisonneuve Gestion de réseaux et sécurité des systèmes (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Collège de Maisonneuve Techniques de l'informatique - Infrastructure et Sécurité des réseaux (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Collège LaSalle Techniques de l'informatique - Gestion de réseaux et sécurité (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Collège Lionel-Groulx Administration des réseaux et sécurité informatique (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Collège Montmorency Prévention et intervention en cybersécurité (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ASC)
Collège Montmorency Techniques de l’informatique - Spécialisation : Réseaux et sécurité informatiques (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Collège Rosemont Microprogramme de perfectionnement en sécurité des réseaux (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Collège Rosemont Techniques de l'informatique - Profil réseautique : sécurité et virtualisation (in French) Diploma of College Studies (DCS) for Technical Studies
Concordia University Information Systems Security (MASc) Masters
Concordia University Information Systems Security (MEng) Masters
Concordia University Cyber Resilience Diploma
Concordia University Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificate
Cumberland College Cybersecurity Specialist Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
HEC Montréal Analyse d'affaires - cybersécurité Certificate
HEC Montréal Analyse d'affaires - cybersécurité (in French) Microprogram
HEC Montréal Analyse d’affaires – Technologies de l’information (in French) Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS)
HEC Montréal Transformation numérique des organisations (in French) Masters
Heritage College Microsoft Network and Security Administrator Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Institut supérieur d'informatique Computer Networks and Security Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Institut supérieur d'informatique Réseaux Informatiques et Sécurité (in French) Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
Kensley College Cyber Security and Ethical Cyber Piracy Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
McGill University Applied Cybersecurity Certificate
McGill University Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
Polytechnique Montréal Analysis and operational cybersecurity (in French) Undergraduate Certificate
Polytechnique Montréal Architecture et gestion de la cybersécurité (in French) Certificate
Polytechnique Montréal Cyberenquête (in French) Certificate
Polytechnique Montréal Cyberfraude Certificate
Polytechnique Montréal Internet industriel des objets Certificate
Polytechnique Montréal Cybersecurity (in French) Cumulative Bachelor’s
Polytechnique Montréal Cyberinvestigation (in French) Microprogram
Polytechnique Montréal Internet industriel des objets Microprogram
Polytechnique Montréal Networking and Security (in French) Microprogram
Polytechnique Montréal Réseautique et sécurité (in French) Microprogram
Université du Québec en Outaouais Cybersécurité (in French) Professional Graduate Certificate
Université du Québec en Outaouais Gouvernance et cybersécurité (in French) Certificate
Université du Québec en Outaouais Innovation numérique (in French) Cumulative Bachelors
Université du Québec en Outaouais Réseaux informatiques et cybersécurité (in French) Certificate
Université du Québec en Outaouais Certificat en gestion de technologies d’affaires (in French) Certificate
Université du Québec en Outaouais DESS en gestion de technologies d’affaires (in French) Certificate
Université Laval Administration des affaires – gouvernance de la sécurité de l’information (in French) Graduate Certificate
Université de Sherbrooke Gouvernance, audit et sécurité des technologies de l'information (in French) Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS)
Université de Sherbrooke Gouvernance, audit et sécurité des technologies de l'information (in French) Microprogram
Université de Sherbrooke Gouvernance, audit et sécurité des technologies de l'information (GASTI) (in French) Masters
Université de Sherbrooke Sécurité informatique (in French) Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies (DESS)
Université de Sherbrooke Sécurité informatique – volet prévention (in French) Microprogram
Université de Sherbrooke Sécurité informatique – volet réaction (in French) Microprogram
Saskatchewan
Post-secondary cyber security-related programs - Saskatchewan
Institute Program title Certification
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Cyber Security Post-graduate Certificate
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