ReNEW provides more experienced job seekers and under-employed adults aged 31+ with in-demand digital skills to launch a career in tech. Eligible applicants who are 31+ can now participate in the following NPower Canada Core tuition-free 15-week programs across the country:

After successfully piloting three cohorts of the ReNEW Tech Reskilling Program between 2020 and 2022, and the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, NPower Canada announced its new mission statement to help even more Canadians achieve success in the digital economy.

Providing individuals over 31 with access to NPower Canada’s programs algin’s with the organization’s new mission and strategic plan. Expanding program eligibility to those 31+ also recognizes the impact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had on job seekers of all ages, and is also part of NPower Canada’s commitment to supporting an inclusive economic recovery for all Canadians.

NPower Canada’s ability to open our programs to more job seekers is made possible by generous funders who recognize the need for adults and youth to become well-versed in tech skills essential to almost every role in the digital economy. Thanks to the Digital Technology Supercluster, Google, Microsoft, CIBC, TD, and Walmart Foundation, applicants 31+ are now eligible to participate in all NPower Canada programs.

Successful graduates will benefit from:

  • Personal and professional development and mentorship opportunities to support their career growth and advancement
  • Job placement services
  • Post-hire coaching and support
  • Access to corporate mentors and guest speakers

Program Delivery:

Due to current health and safety measures, programs are taking place online. NPower Canada will resume a blended teaching model: online classes supplemented by in-person classroom teaching, study groups, and coaching, once health and safety measures are lifted.

Application Process:

  • Fill out an application form
  • Eligible applicants will be asked to complete a mandatory online program assessment form.
  • Qualified applicants will complete a one-on-one interview to determine if they are a good fit for the program.

Admission Requirements:

  • You are underemployed or working at a job that is at risk due to automation.
  • You demonstrate an interest in technology.
  • You have a high school diploma or GED from a recognized Canadian or international educational institution.
  • You have a valid social insurance number (SIN) or a valid work permit. Your work permit must be valid for at least one year after the program start date and be eligible to work full-time in Canada. 
  • You have successfully completed the program assessment.
  • You have a strong and demonstrated motivation to work and to learn.

Select a Program to Apply:

Once admitted, get ready to learn and earn certifications to help launch your tech career!