About Mitacs Training

Since 2008, Mitacs has been offering professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce. Each year, thousands participate in training courses to augment their university learning. Now it’s your turn.

The synchronous components are offered in an interactive learning environment consisting of small groups, with approximately 24 participants. They are facilitated by leading business and industry professionals who have undergone a competitive selection process. Our facilitators are subject matter experts in their respective fields and understand what it takes to succeed professionally. Facilitators deliver hands-on, engaging, and experiential learning. 

Sessions are offered at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered at a Canadian university. 


Competencies covered

Our curriculum is designed to build competencies in five key areas that are recognized as vital to professional success. Each course addresses one or more of the following competencies:

  • Professional & career fundamentals 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Communication 
  • Leadership & management 
  • Intrapreneuralism