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Get Skilled

You’re dedicated. You’re capable. All you need are the right digital skills.

SkillingUp is a comprehensive, free, digital skills training program designed to empower people with disabilities in Canada to pursue jobs in the technology sector, where digital skills are essential. It provides individuals with the opportunity to learn new digital skills, earn Microsoft certification, and build the confidence necessary to be a part of today’s tech-enabled workforce. At SkillingUp, we believe that everyone should have the chance to pursue their career goals, and our program is dedicated to making this vision a reality.

Our courses are free and available to anybody who wants to learn new digital skills. We offer an individualized and inclusive learning experience, ensuring everyone feels supported at every stage of their journey. 

Start SkillingUp. It’s simple to sign up.

Step 2

Complete a registration form.

Step 3

Our program coordinator will connect with you.

Why Choose SkillingUp?

SkillingUp provides you with the opportunity to gain the qualifications and confidence you need to be more successful, both personally and professionally.

Get digital skills that create careers

Earn industry-recognized certifications

Be part of a supportive community

The SkillingUp Advantage

You’ll learn practical skills that enhance your unique capabilities to make you highly employable. All learning is done independently and at your own pace.

Gaining LinkedIn certificates and Microsoft certification proves your professional expertise and commitment to bettering yourself.

With so many courses at so many levels, you’re free to choose the subjects that interest you most. It’s your future, so you set the direction.

Our mentors are available to share their expertise and industry knowledge. They’ll answer your questions and guide you on determining the next steps in your career journey.

With each new skill, you’ll gain self-confidence. You can pursue the career you want knowing you have the ability and determination to succeed.

You’ll embark on an exciting journey where you’re constantly acquiring knowledge and discovering the remarkable things you’re capable of.

We have courses for every level of skill and knowledge.

Where should you begin? You don’t have to be a tech expert to start SkillingUp. Begin at the level that makes sense to you.

Beginner: You need to learn basic computer skills, like connecting to Bluetooth, using a USB key, and managing and organizing Windows. 

Intermediate: You’ve worked with the programs that workplaces count on most, like MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and may have used computers or technology at your job. 

Advanced: You’ve handled security problems and installed software on your own computer. Perhaps you know how to code or have worked in IT. But there’s still more to learn! 

Explore courses led by an instructor: Do you prefer to work in a group setting with an instructor? We have instructor-led courses at scheduled times throughout the year where you receive instruction from an experienced, skilled instructor who has professional experience in your chosen field.

Beginner Level Certificates

Start by understanding the core concepts of digital technology and the skills needed in your chosen field.


7 Hours Beginner

Professional Soft Skills

10 Hours Beginner

Job Readiness

12 Hours Beginner

Intermediate Level Certificates

Level up your knowledge.

Generative AI

4 Hours Intermediate

Software Developer

6 Hours Intermediate

Data Analyst

9 Hours Intermediate

Systems Administrator

9 Hours Intermediate

Business Analyst

13 Hours Intermediate

Project Manager

15 Hours All levels

Administrative Professional

12 Hours Intermediate


4 Hours Intermediate

Sustainable Tech

3 Hours Intermediate

Productivity with Generative AI

4 Hours Intermediate

Advanced Level Certification

Gain advanced knowledge.

Tailored to your chosen field, our advanced courses give you the in-depth knowledge and advanced skills to earn Microsoft Certification.

Mentorship Opportunities

Find a mentor to guide you on your career journey.

Starting something new can be overwhelming. Consider seeking guidance from someone with more experience for a new perspective. A SkillingUp mentor can share insights and offer advice to help you define and achieve your career goals. They are there to support and guide you through each stage of your advancement.

Learner Portal FAQ

It’s simple. Select the "Apply Now" button link on our homepage. Fill out and submit the registration form, and a member of our team will contact you with the next steps.

Yes. It’s designed to be accessible on computers, tablets, and smartphones. There are also offline/low bandwidth options for added flexibility.

No. SkillingUp is committed to providing free and accessible learning for individuals with disabilities.

Yes, you can. While the SkillingUp program is targeted to people with disabilities, if you face other barriers to employment and need digital skills you can also register for this program.

Support for Success

While some may have specific prerequisites, many are open to a wide range of learners. Our goal is to make tech education inclusive and accessible.

The registration process typically involves a brief form and a follow-up call from our team. The duration varies, but we try to get you started on your learning journey as quickly as possible.

Absolutely! SkillingUp offers programs for learners at all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Our courses are designed to meet you where you are on your learning journey.

Yes, learners must be 16 years of age or older.

Start SkillingUp today!

Sign up now for our free courses and prepare for your new tech-enabled career.

Contact us at SkillingUp!