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Government of Canada

There are countless opportunities for learning and professional development in the public service. Explore the different offerings below.

Canada School of Public Service

The Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) provides a broad range of learning activities similar to a corporate training and development institution. The CSPS strives to ensure all public service employees have the knowledge and skills to succeed.  Access the full list of offerings on the CSPS website.

Strategic Lens

Online Course

Introduction to Risk Management (C210)

Free
2 hours

Classroom

Risk Management for Finance Professionals (F150) 

Free
7.5 hours

Classroom

Business Analysis (F106)

Free
22.5 hours

Results Driven

Online Course

Leadership Advantage: Developing a Business Execution Culture 3.0 (X015)

Free
2 hours

Online Course

Introduction to Project Management (R200)

Free
 1 hour

Collaboration

Virtual Classroom

Employee Engagement through Transformational Leadership (G308)

Free
7.5 hours

Online Course

Negotiation Essentials: Communicating (X036)

Free
1 hour

Adaptability

Virtual Classroom

Managing Change in Complex Times (E301)

Free
15 hours

Online Course

Harnessing Change (E500)

Free
1 hour

Communication

Virtual Classroom

Being Brief: Making a Request Efficiently (B196)

Free
7.5 hours

Online Course

Negotiation Essentials: Communicating (X036)

Free
1 hour

Values and Ethics

Video

Developing Your Business Ethics (D010)

Free
0.5 hours

Video

Values and Ethics Foundations For Employees (C255)

Free
1.5 hour

Video

Values and Ethics Foundations for Managers (C355)

Free
2 hours

Association of Canadian Financial Officers

Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO-ACAF) is the union representing finance professionals in the public sector.  Access the full list of offerings on the dedicated microsite

Comptrollership Training Centre

Online Course

Workplace Ethics

Cost
7 hours

Online Course

Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Cost
7 hours

Online Course

Effective Communication for Financial Professionals (Introduction)

Cost
7 hours

Joint Career Development Program

See offerings on our event page.
Professional Development Events

Financial Management Institute of Canada

The Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) provides professional development to the public sector. Development initiatives include learning events, online courses, and e-journals about key issues in financial management. Visit FMI’s website for more information.

Courses

Online Course

Cybersecurity Management for the Public Sector

Cost
4 hours

Online Course

Ethics in the Public Sector

Cost
4 hours

Online Course

Leadership Self-Awareness

Cost
7.5 hours

Ethics Requirements

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) members are now required to complete four hours of professional ethics over each triennial period of continuing professional development (CPD). Ethics training ensures that professionals acquire the tools, methods and/or frameworks that enable them to make decisions based on their moral principles. It can cover a wide range of topics related to ethics and should be relevant and appropriate to a member’s work and professional responsibilities and growth as a CPA. The four hours do not have to be obtained in one single program but can be accumulated through ethics components in any number of seminars or courses.

Depending on your provincial CPA accounting bodies, the end of the current triennial period varies. More details can be found on the respective provincial CPA association's websites.

You may consult the following training providers for additional offerings (or any other suppliers who offer ethics training):