Workshops offered

Mitacs Step workshops are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across Canada. All Mitacs Step workshop facilitators are vetted for quality, deliver interactive sessions and are experts in their field.

Workshops are offered in the following key areas:

Basics of the Business Environment

Developed as an overview of the business world, these workshops provide participants with advice, resources, and skills to successfully interact in the ever-changing business environment throughout the duration of their Mitacs internships, academic experience, personal lives, and careers.


These workshops apply the foundation of effective communication to the development of stronger working relationships.

Basics of Entrepreneurial Thinking

An introduction to the components of entrepreneurial thinking, this series of workshops is aimed at fostering entrepreneurial concepts, knowledge, and the necessary tools to make the first steps at starting your own enterprise or building your entrepreneurial capacity in the lab or work place. The two components of this curriculum will build on the existing skills of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and leverage the strength of local business communities.

Project Management

Through these workshops, participants will gain new skills in managing both large and small-scale projects, setting realistic goals and milestones, effective time management, and clear team communication.

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13 August 2014
While pursuing his Masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ali Nasseri understood the importance of developing business skills. He started looking for opportunities to...

The Mitacs Step courses helped build practical skills that made me much more employable. The all of the modules that I attended were done with excellence, and the seminar leaders brought valuable real-world experience that I was able to learn from.

Jeremy Ward, University of Victoria MBA student and Mitacs-Accelerate Intern

Accelerate drop-down (Eng)

Canada’s premiere research internship program providing interns with the opportunity to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.

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Elevate drop-down (Eng)

Provides a foundation of cutting-edge research, business, entrepreneurship and scientific management skills to newly-minted PhDs while giving companies access to a highly qualified uniquely trained pool of talent.

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Globalink drop-down (Eng)

Mitacs Globalink builds a living bridge between Canada and international partners by establishing and reinforcing global links through student mobility.


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Enterprise drop-down (Eng)

Enterprise is a comprehensive, career-development program that gives graduates of science, technology, engineering and math the opportunity to build their business skills through an intense program of mentorship and work experience with small and medium-sized companies.

Step drop-down (Eng)

Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up-and-coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.

Outreach drop-down (Eng)

Making science and mathematics compelling for future researchers – our children – through initiatives such as the nationally-recognized theatrical production, Math Out Loud, and online quiz game, MathAmaze.