Google Associate Cloud Engineer Program

The Google Associate Cloud Engineer alumni program providing NPower Canada graduates with continued upskilling for job placement, retention and career laddering in the information technology field by earning their Associate Cloud Engineer Certification.

This program supports NPower Canada graduates to build expertise in cloud infrastructure and prepare for careers in a hybrid cloud world. Learning outcomes include:

Architecting with Compute Engine and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Fundamentals

  • Learn how to architect cloud and hybrid networks.
  • Become familiar with GCP storage solutions, policy management tools and resources.
  • Explore and deploy infrastructure components such as networks, virtual machines and application services.
  • Learn how to deploy practical solutions including customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

Elastic Google Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation

  • Explore and deploy solution elements, including securely interconnecting networks, load balancing, autoscaling, infrastructure automation and managed services.
  • Apply a tool set of questions, techniques and design considerations.
  • Define application requirements and express them objectively as KPIs, SLOs and SLIs.
  • Secure cloud applications, data and infrastructure.
  • Use Google Cloud developer tools to set up modern, automated deployment pipelines.
  • Learn how to implement reliable, scalable, resilient applications balancing key performance metrics with cost.

Graduates will secure roles such as:

  • Cloud Solutions Analyst
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Jr. Tester

  • Automation QA Analyst
  • Cloud Support Specialist
  • QA Specialist

Delivery Method:

Blended learning model, primarily delivered online, supplemented by virtual or in-person labs, study groups and career coaching.


  • 12 weeks in length, 10 hours per week commitment
  • Next cohort starting March 2021


The Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certificate Program is considered an advanced program - you must be a NPower Canada graduate.

Who you are:

  • Graduate of ANY NPower Canada program
  • Greater Toronto Area or Calgary Area resident
  • Achieved CompTIA A+ or Google IT Professional Certification.
  • Young adult (18-30 years old)
  • Demonstrated Interest in coding
  • Strong motivation to work and learn

Admissions Process:

  1. To submit your interest for the March 2021 cohort, please email
  2. Eligible applicants will be considered for next steps in the New Year.
  3. Once all admissions steps have been completed, a final admission decision will be communicated. Please note that the Admissions process for Alumni programs is separate and different from our youth programs.

Please also note that the application process to NPower Canada’s programs is highly competitive. If for any reason you are not admitted to the next program cohort, our team is here to help connect with you with other great programs and resources to pursue careers in technology. To increase your chances of admission, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

Thank you for learning more about our program! We look forward to hearing from you.