Beyond the Cloud: Powering Next Generation Canadian Digital Infrastructure

Beyond the Cloud
When & where
  • Canada
  • -
Who it's for
  • Job seekers with a solid foundation in information technology (IT) who are unemployed /underemployed
Beyond the Cloud

In the rapidly evolving Canadian digital economy, a critical challenge has emerged: a shortage of skilled professionals in key digital infrastructure roles. These roles, such as cloud engineers, cloud architects, DevOps specialists, and more, are the backbone of innovation, driving the development of today's digital tools and services. 

As the demand for these essential roles continues to grow, the gap widens between the supply of skilled professionals and the expanding needs of the digital economy. This gap poses risks to the adoption of digital technologies and innovation in Canada. 

In response to this challenge, ICTC has developed the "Beyond the Cloud" program. This groundbreaking initiative addresses the shortage of skilled individuals by providing industry-relevant, unique, and personalized upskill training for in-demand digital infrastructure roles to 500 selected individuals across Canada. These roles include:

  1. Cloud Engineers
  2. Cloud Architects
  3. Cloud Administrators
  4. DevOps
  5. Back-End Developers
  6. Network Administrators
  7. Database Administrators


Training Components:
  • 3 mandatory technical skills courses
  •  1 mandatory soft skills course (newcomers must take 2 soft skills courses, including ICTC’s Agile Industry Mindset course) 
  • 1 work-integrated learning project
  • Job search support, including techniques, resume writing, interview strategies, and networking tips


Cohort Schedule:
  • Cohort 1: March 18 – May 30, 2024
  • Cohort 2: June 1 – August 30, 2024
  • Cohort 3: September 1 – November 30, 2024


Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for the Beyond the Cloud program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a Permanent Resident, a Citizen of Canada, or a person to whom Refugee Protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • You are legally eligible to work in Canada. If you hold a work permit, you should have at least one year remaining upon starting the upskilling program.
  • You are currently residing in Canada.
  • You have a minimum of three years of work experience (work experience can include volunteer work, does not need to be three consecutive years, and must be outside of full or part-time studies [high school or post-secondary]).
  • You are unemployed or underemployed at the time of application.
  • You have IT foundational skills.
  • You must be able to commit to 10 weeks of training, either part or full-time.
  • You must be able to support yourself financially while participating in the program.

    Please note: Candidates who do not meet the application criteria will not be eligible for acceptance into the program. Ensure you follow all instructions carefully.
Program Fee:

Program Fee: $250.00 (Valued at $5,000)
Financial aid is available for qualifying applicants. Email @email for more information.


  • Step 1: Submit an Expression of Interest and Resume

Complete the comprehensive application form and upload your resume following the provided instructions carefully.


  • Step 2: Skills Mapping Review

Our program administrators will conduct a skills mapping review based on your expression of interest and resume.


  • Step 3: Digital Infrastructure Assessment Tool

Successful applicants will undergo a Digital Infrastructure Assessment tool to tailor the training to their specific needs.


  • Step 4: Zoom Interview and Screening (30 minutes)

Selected candidates will be invited to a 30-minute Zoom interview to further assess their suitability for the program.


  • Step 5: Notification of Acceptance

Receive official notification of acceptance into the Beyond the Cloud program.


  • Step 6: Confirm Commitment

Confirm your commitment to the program by paying a non-refundable training fee of $250.00.

  • Step 7: Dive into Your Training

You are ready now to embark on your 10-week training journey. Immerse yourself in the program and acquire the skills needed to excel in digital infrastructure roles!

  1. Tailored Training for In-Demand Roles: Beyond the Cloud's program is designed to align with in-demand digital infrastructure roles, including Cloud Engineers, Cloud Architects, DevOps Specialists, and more. Tailored training ensures you acquire skills directly relevant to today's job market.


  2. Comprehensive Skills Development: We go beyond technical skills. ICTC emphasizes the development of a well-rounded skill set, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication. Our goal is to equip you not just for a job but for a successful, fulfilling career.


  3. Diverse Career Opportunities: The digital economy is brimming with opportunities, and our Beyond the Cloud program opens doors to a spectrum of roles in cloud technology. Whether starting a new career or enhancing your existing skill set, our program is your gateway to diverse career opportunities.


  4. Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Stay ahead in the competitive job market with a curriculum designed in collaboration with industry experts. Beyond the Cloud ensures that you learn the latest technologies and practices, making you a valuable asset in the workforce.


  5. Cost-Effective Upskilling: ICTC recognizes the financial challenges individuals may face. Our program offers a cost-effective solution to upskilling, avoiding the hefty expenses associated with traditional education paths. Invest in your future without breaking the bank.


  6. Holistic Support for Job Seekers: Beyond the Cloud is not just a training program but a growth journey. We provide holistic support, including skills assessments, personalized training, and employment support. Our commitment is to guide you every step of the way toward a successful career transition.


  7. Financial Assistance Opportunities: Explore financial assistance options available for eligible candidates. Beyond the Cloud believes in making upskilling accessible to all, and we strive to provide support where needed.


  8. Join a Supportive Community: Beyond the Cloud program fosters a supportive community of like-minded individuals, creating an environment conducive to learning, collaboration, and networking. Connect with peers, mentors, and industry professionals on your journey to success.



Funded by Upskill Canada [powered by Palette Skills] and the Government of Canada.