Why the school: to learn, network and succeed in the public service

Why the School

The Canada School of Public Service provides Canadian public servants, like you, with exceptional opportunities for professional development, strengthening your skills while building pride in your chosen career.

Our curriculum, which evolves on a continual basis, is based on real-world knowledge of the public sector environment. It is delivered by deeply experienced faculty within a collaborative learning culture that gives you what you need to learn, network and succeed.


A strong public service, that serves Canadians, adapts quickly to change and achieves the government's priorities, requires a culture of continuous learning and leadership.

The School is the common learning provider for the entire Canadian public service. With more than 350 learning products—including courses, programs and events—the School provides you with relevant knowledge that you can put to use in your daily work. Many products are available online or via Webcast, to provide more flexibility across the country.

Our seasoned instructors know the public service inside and out. They understand the public sector reality because they have lived it themselves and draw from those experiences to enrich their delivery with practical insights and observations. Having followed the same journey as you, they understand how to help you acquire the knowledge you need. They also engage you in discussions about concrete situations with other public servants who are facing the same challenges as you.


The collaborative learning culture of the School creates opportunities for you to network with colleagues, forge new professional connections and benefit from the mentorship of senior professionals.

Our courses put you in contact with others who need to solve similar problems. The relationships that you establish in our classrooms will prove to be very useful as you move forward with your career.


With its unique window into the public service, and an in-depth knowledge of government priorities, the School designs products exclusively for you as a federal public servant, reflecting your work environment and the various career paths found across government. You will find courses specific to the needs of your department and ideally suited to your individual learning plan, ensuring you achieve your professional and personal development goals.

The School ensures that you have the knowledge to do your job, master your job and prepare for your next job—all working towards the ultimate goal of delivering results for Canadians.

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