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Fast track your career

Microcredentials are short, focused courses that quickly equip you with up-to-date skills to meet demands in the rapidly changing workforce. They certify your competence in a specific skill, making them a perfect option if you are looking to advance in your current career or start a new one.

Microcredentials can be taken as individual courses or, in some cases, you can take a series of courses to complete a microcredential certificate. 

Benefits of microcredentials

Quick learning Quick learning

Typically 15 to 35 hours, maximum of 14 weeks.

Recognized by employers Recognized by employers

Enhance your credibility and employability.

Targeted skills and competencies Targeted skills and competencies

Gain skills that align with labour market.

Competency-based learning Competency-based learning

Be evaluated by showing practical skills.

Explore past microcredentials

Clean technology


Equity and inclusion

Natural resources and environment


Microcredentials 101 blog

If you want more information about this new format of continuing education learning, read our Microcredentials 101 blog.