Cybersecurity Talent Alliance

Our Cybersecurity Talent Alliance (CTA) provides national leadership and guidance on the development of a sustainable cybersecurity ecosystem.

We hone the creation of accelerated learning programs, tools, career pathways and collaborative initiatives to close the talent gap across Canada.

“Everyone knows you need to go to law school to become a lawyer. What is the equivalent for cybersecurity professionals? Answering that question is how the Cybersecurity Talent Alliance can bring clarity for Canadian businesses.”
– Charles Finlay, Rogers CyberSecure Catalyst

CTA Vision

A secure digital nation, capable of advancing Canada’s economic prosperity and national security through innovative cybersecurity education, training, and awareness, presented on a graduated scale that addresses the full spectrum of cybersecurity talent needs now and especially in the future.

CTA Mission

The CTA will provide a platform and ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training and workforce development, and enhance the overall cybersecurity talent and skills position of Canada.

CTA Goals

  • Stimulate the development of strategies, approaches, and techniques to more rapidly increase the supply of qualified cybersecurity workers.
  • Nurture a diverse learning community through creative efforts that increase the number of underrepresented populations in the cybersecurity workforce.
  • Inspire cybersecurity career awareness, stimulate exploration, and enable preparedness with students in K-12.
  • Provide support to organizations to address market demands by providing tools and techniques that enhance recruitment, hiring practices, development, and retention of cybersecurity talent.
  • Publish and raise awareness of the Canadian cybersecurity workforce framework and encourage its adoption.
  • Facilitate research and foresight to identify and analyse data sources that support projecting present and future demand and supply of qualified cybersecurity workers.

CTA Partners

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.

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