Announcement coming soon!
CanCode 3.0 builds on the success and momentum of CanCode 1.0 and 2.0, launched in 2017 and renewed in 2019. CanCode was part of the 2017 Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class. This initiative aims to create a strong, more resilient Canada by providing youth with a pathway to employment, with a focus on inclusion of underrepresented groups, including girls, Indigenous youth, Black youth, youth with disabilities, and youth living in rural, remote and Northern communities.
CanCode aims to equip Canadian youth, with a focus on inclusion of underrepresented groups, with the skills they need to be prepared for further studies, including advanced digital skills and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, leading to the jobs of the future.
This extension will see an additional $80 million over three years starting in 2021-2022 to support opportunities for Canadian students (kindergarten to grade 12) to learn digital skills including coding, data analytics, and digital content development. It will also support initiatives that provide K-12 teachers with the training and professional development they need to introduce digital skills and coding related concepts into the classroom.