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Upskilling Canadian Post Secondary Students while Strengthening the FinTech Industry

Ottawa – May 7th, 2019

By recruiting FinTech ready post-secondary education students, financial institutions can access untapped talent pools to advance their competitive advantage and propel Canada on the world stage in this ecosystem. Today, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is delighted to announce the FinTech Collaborative which launches on Monday May 13th, 2019.

This initiative will pave the way for Canadian post secondary students, enrolled in STEM or Business programs access to work-experiences with FinTech companies as well as taking part in interactive, industry-led, FINTECH 101 micro-learning modules to enable enhanced the learning experience. The Collaborative is made possible through ICTC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Digital Program, which provides advanced skills and work experiences to heighten the employability potential of students in the digital based economy.  Upon completion of this program, students will receive the FinTech Collaborative digital certificate, an attestation of the students’ job readiness that is validated by ICTC and the collaborative industry partners.

“FinTech is redefining the financial sector on every level as well as enabling every day entrepreneurs to innovate and enable new consumer services. Building a strong talent supply in this space is critical to capitalize on this fast evolving global market  ” said Namir Anani, ICTC President & CEO.

ICTC is joined by these stellar FinTech companies:

  • Canalyst
  • Clearbanc
  • The Cooperators
  • Fi.span
  • Fundica
  • Gradient Ascent
  • Grow Technologies
  • Guusto
  • Kooltra
  • Mindbridge AI
  • Oodler
  • Overbond
  • Quandl
  • Sensibill

Interested in joining the FinTech Collaborative, please contact us at [email protected].

Learn more about the wage subsidy available to employers thought the WIL Digital Program as well as our other incentive programs at

For questions or media inquiries, please contact Hayley Heaslip, Communications & Events Coordinator at [email protected].

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program

1 ICT in the Financial Services Sector