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Training for Immigrants


Helping you

find, secure and maintain meaningful employment

Training for Immigrants

Back in Motion has partnered with ReTrain Canada to provide a 17-week full-time training program designed to address employment barriers faced by Immigrants. CyberSecure’s skills training and supports prepare Immigrants for sustainable, high wage employment opportunities in the growing cybersecurity sector. The program is funded by the Government of Canada, through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

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Are you eligible for CyberSecure?

  • An Immigrant within 10 years of landing, legally entitled to work in Canada
  • BC Resident
  • Unemployed or precariously employed (casual work or difficulty supporting family)
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not actively participating in another government-funded employment service
  • Ready, willing, and able to engage in full-time training and employment

Next Cohort Date

Register for the Program

Next Cohort:

  • Cohort 3: November 8, 2021

Online Info Session

Register for Info Sessions

Join us for an Information Session about this exciting new program, CyberSecure – Training for Immigrants. Learn how we will support you to complete training and help with your individual employment needs. Reconnect your Expertise session is scheduled:

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What is included in CyberSecure – Training for Immigrants?

  • 2 weeks of Canadian workplace skills (soft and essential skills)
  • 12 weeks of intensive technical skills through ReTrain Canada and preparation to write ReTrain Canada’s Cybersecurity Penetration Testing certification exam
  • 3 weeks of employment readiness and job search support

CyberSecure Benefits

  • Job-ready for many high-wage roles, such as Incident Response and Threat Team, Cybersecurity Specialist, Quality Assurance, Penetration or Vulnerability Tester, Threat Hunter, and Ethical Hacker
  • Continued support and follow up from our employment specialists for three months after graduation

Get in Touch!


All services are virtual and offered through our Microsoft Teams platform.

Participant Flyer (PDF Download)
Employer Flyer (PDF Download)

Would you like to refer an individual to CyberSecure?

Please complete our CyberSecure Referral Form and send to

Frequently Asked Questions about CyberSecure

The purpose is for you to learn key skills so you can be ready for employment in the cybersecurity sector. You will receive intensive skills training through ReTrain Canada to prepare you for writing ReTrain Canada’s cybersecurity certification exam. Once training is completed, you will be ready to work as Cybersecurity Specialist, a Penetration and Vulnerability Tester, a Threat Hunter, or an Ethical Hacker. We will provide supports to help you explore job opportunities. The program is 17 weeks of full-time training.

Your team includes the following:

  • Program Administrator – Contacts you to schedule your first appointments and provide program information.
  • Program Coordinator – Supports you to work with the team, answers your questions, and helps to solve any learning challenges while attending the program.
  • Facilitator/Employment Specialist – Provides assessments to make sure you are a good fit for the program, and guides you throughout the program through one-to-one and group sessions. Helps you with job search and access to job opportunities.
  • ReTrain Canada Instructors – Provide a series of virtual classes related to technical skills for a range of cybersecurity jobs.

You will first complete an intake assessment (using our virtual platform). The team will work with you to develop a training plan and create strategies to support your success. You will be involved in the following activities:

  • One-to-one meetings with your Employment Specialist to monitor your progress, provide supports, and address any difficulties
  • Group education through Back in Motion (virtual classes) to help you get ready for the workplace, and train you in skills such as Canadian workplace expectations, communication, and teamwork
  • Group education through ReTrain Canada (virtual classes) for specific cybersecurity skills and competencies
  • Exam preparation support for you to write ReTrain Canada’s cybersecurity designation exam
  • Job search training to prepare you for a job in cybersecurity

Yes, you are involved with decisions in CyberSecure training plan/action plan. You will work together with your team to figure out the best training plan and supports for you. You will be invited to give feedback on CyberSecure through individual meetings and surveys.

Your team will review your individual situation, and confirm any areas where you may need extra support. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive transportation supports, or assistance with a computer or upgraded software to meet training needs.

Your team will be working with you throughout the program to prepare you for a range of cybersecurity jobs. We will also work with you and local employers to explore job opportunities. We will support you in resume writing, interview preparation, and other job search tools. If needed, we will work with employers for any extra required support.