Our Programs

We are the single point of access to Canada’s largest post-secondary network.

In Canada and abroad, our programs and projects position colleges and institutes as solutions providers for economic, environmental, and societal issues. We work with governments, employers, and other partners around the to identify challenges and mobilize the strengths of our network to solve them.

National Partnerships

We give colleges and institutes the opportunity to work together towards a common goal, to learn from each other, and maximize the impact of Canada’s largest post-secondary network.

International Partnerships

By linking Canadian institutions with partners all around the world, we help transform post-secondary education and connect learners in Canada and overseas with employment-based training and global skills they need to succeed.

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Career Launcher Apprenticeships

This program ended in March 2024. It was funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service Program. Career Launcher Apprenticeships addressed the worker shortage in... Learn more

Pacific Alliance Education for Employment

The Pacific Alliance Education for Employment Program for sustainable development and skills for employment in the extractive sector of the Pacific Alliance (AP), is a regional... Learn more

Skills Enhancement for Newcomers

Skills Enhancement for Newcomers helps newcomers to Canada develop the skills, knowledge, and practice unique to Canadian workplaces, enhancing their employment profiles. The program brings... Learn more

Unlocking Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways

Unlocking Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways increases the participation of underrepresented groups in the skilled trades – such as women, Indigenous people, newcomers, people with disabilities and... Learn more

Virtu-WIL

Virtu-WIL provides healthcare students in nursing, medical laboratory technologies, paramedicine and sonography with access to new, innovative work-integrated learning opportunities through virtual simulations. In collaboration with Simulation Canada... Learn more

Young Africa Works

Young Africa Works-Kenya: Youth Employability Through TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) project is a partnership between Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), the Mastercard... Learn more