Cybersecurity

We have the tools to help you find your path and reach your goals.

The need for cybersecurity and cyber jobs across all sectors is at an all-time high.

Cybersecurity risks are the reality for Canadian businesses. Organizations across the country are coping with an increasing number of digital threats.

Canada experienced a spike in cyber threats and ransom attacks during the pandemic in the first half of 2020 and threats are continuing to grow while our use of internet enabled technologies is increasing exponentially. This highlights the need for cybersecurity jobs in all job sectors and the demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. Tech, health care, banking, agriculture – you name it, cybersecurity skills are in demand.

Tech, health care, banking, agriculture – you name it, cyber skills are in demand.

TECHNATION & the Cybersecurity Talent Alliance (CTA) have the tools to help you find your path and reach your goals.

STUDENTS

Get on the fast-track to success. Discover in-demand skills that employers are looking for to get you the job you want.

Job Availability Heat Map

CareerFinder offers interactive online tools to show you the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada:

  • Showing you job data including total numbers, salary and experience levels at a national, provincial or city level
  • Offering you an opportunity to drill down by role to understand the key skills required for cyber jobs in the Canadian job market

Visit the CareerFinder Heat Map

Cybersecurity Job Descriptions

CareerFinder will offer you the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada in a common job description layout.  Key skills for each role with common duties, tasks and experience levels are included.

Student or job seeker?  Use this tool to understand what employers are looking for in these core cybersecurity jobs.

Employers are you looking for a cybersecurity employee?  Use this tool to view resource job descriptions. Download, personalize for your organization and post directly to your favourite job posting site to get qualified candidates to choose from.

Visit the CareerFinder Job Descriptions

Cybersecurity Education Portal

Trying to figure out a potential career? How does this sound: high skill, high demand, and a future where the sky is the limit.

Find training resources curated specifically to shape the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Search the Cybersecurity Education portal. It contains over 500 course and program options from more than 100 colleges, universities and polytechnics from across Canada.

Enhance your skills finding the right training to fit you.

Visit the Education Portal

EDUCATORS

Prepare your students with market ready skills using nationally recognized standards and learning outcomes created by your peers and industry.

Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Canadian businesses and industries struggle to meet their cybersecurity needs. There are four key workforce development challenges:

  • Generating and retaining cybersecurity operations talent to meet the needs of the Canadian labour market
  • Ensuring contributing technical and non-technical roles have required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Being responsive to the changing technology landscape
  • Normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian workplace

Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Cybersecurity National Occupational Standard

Visit the Cybersecurity Education Portal

EMPLOYERS

Recruiting qualified experts to manage online threats is table stakes in the digital economy. Find out what you can expect from key cybersecurity roles before posting to hire.

Job Availability Heat Map

CareerFinder offers interactive online tools to show you the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada:

  • Showing you job data including total numbers, salary and experience levels at a national, provincial or city level
  • Offering you an opportunity to drill down by role to understand the key skills required for cybersecurity jobs in the Canadian job market

Visit the CareerFinder Heat Map

Cybersecurity Job Descriptions

CareerFinder will offer you the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada in a common job description layout. Key skills for each role with common duties, tasks and experience levels are included.

Student or job seeker? Use this tool to understand what employers are looking for in these core cybersecurity jobs.

Employers, are you looking for a cybersecurity employee? Use this tool to view resource job descriptions. Download, personalize for your organization and post directly to your favourite job posting site to get qualified candidates to choose from.

Visit the CareerFinder Job Descriptions

Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Canadian businesses and industries struggle to meet their cybersecurity needs. There are four key workforce development challenges:

  • Generating and retaining cybersecurity operations talent to meet the needs of the Canadian labour market
  • Ensuring contributing technical and non-technical roles have required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Being responsive to the changing technology landscape
  • Normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian workplace

This Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework aligns with the robust and detailed U.S. National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, but provides an organizational security lens and addresses unique Canadian labour market needs. This framework will better guide cybersecurity workforce development actions that will support business and industry.

Learn More About the Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

JOB-SEEKERS

Did you know that beyond traditional tech fields, cybersecurity skills are needed in Management, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Communications Specialists, Policy Analysts, Legal Professionals, Financial and Risk Analysts, HR specializations, among many others?

A career in cybersecurity isn’t limited to just IT people. The door is wide open.

Job Availability Heat Map

CareerFinder offers interactive online tools to show you the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada:

  • Showing you job data including total numbers, salary and experience levels at a national, provincial or city level
  • Offering you an opportunity to drill down by role to understand the key skills required for cybersecurity jobs in the Canadian job market

Visit the CareerFinder Heat Map

Cybersecurity Education Portal

Trying to figure out a potential career? How does this sound: high skill, high demand, and a future where the sky is the limit.

Find training resources curated specifically to shape the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Search the Cybersecurity Education portal. It contains over 500 course and program options from more than 100 colleges, universities and polytechnics from across Canada.

Enhance your skills finding the right training to fit you.

Visit the Education Portal

Cybersecurity Job Descriptions

CareerFinder will offer you the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada in a common job description layout. Key skills for each role with common duties, tasks and experience levels are included.

Student or job seeker?  Use this tool to understand what employers are looking for in these core cybersecurity jobs.

Employers are you looking for a cybersecurity employee?  Use this tool to view resource job descriptions. Download, personalize for your organization and post directly to your favourite job posting site to get qualified candidates to choose from.

Visit the CareerFinder Job Descriptions

Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Canadian businesses and industries struggle to meet their cybersecurity needs. There are four key workforce development challenges:

  • Generating and retaining cybersecurity operations talent to meet the needs of the Canadian labour market
  • Ensuring contributing technical and non-technical roles have required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Being responsive to the changing technology landscape
  • Normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian workplace

Canadian businesses and industries struggle to meet their cybersecurity needs. There are four key workforce development challenges:

  • Generating and retaining cybersecurity operations talent to meet the needs of the Canadian labour market
  • Ensuring contributing technical and non-technical roles have required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Being responsive to the changing technology landscape
  • Normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian workplace

This Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework aligns with the robust and detailed U.S. National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, but provides an organizational security lens and addresses unique Canadian labour market needs. This framework will better guide cybersecurity workforce development actions that will support business and industry.

Learn More About the Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Cybersecurity Talent Alliance

Explore ways we protect and guide the development of sustainable cybersecurity ecosystems and close the talent gap.

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Job Availability Heatmap

We use real-time labour data to help you see where the cybersecurity jobs are in Canada and what skills employers are looking for right now.

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Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Explore our cybersecurity skills framework to learn how this tool can be applied across public, private and academic sectors.

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Cybersecurity Job Descriptions

Use our job description tool to explore by title some of the most sought-after cybersecurity jobs in Canada.

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Cybersecurity National Occupational Standard

Understanding the core occupational standards for cybersecurity can benefit educators, employers and job seekers alike. Review ours to learn more.

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Cybersecurity Education Portal

Discover where you can learn the skills to protect yourself, your team, and your organization online with our interactive portal.

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