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 to strengthen your professional skills and excel today and in the future. The School is central to the enterprise-wide approach to learning envisioned in Blueprint 2020.

The School delivers the common curriculum that supports learning for public servants at every stage of their career, regardless of where they work. The curriculum includes courses focused on improving the skills you need today and at the next stage of your career. The School's collaborative learning culture, experienced teachers and practical approach give you what you need to learn, network and succeed.


A strong, modern public service requires a culture of continuous learning to serve Canadians effectively, achieve government priorities and adapt quickly to change. With more than 350 learning products—including courses, programs and seminars—the School provides you with relevant knowledge that you can put to use in your daily work.

With many products available online or by webcast, the School enables you to learn anytime and from almost anywhere. Our seasoned instructors know the public service inside and out. Most are top practicing public servants who draw from their experiences to enrich your learning with practical insights. Having followed a journey similar to yours, they understand your day-to-day reality, as well as your learning needs. They are also adept facilitators, leading group discussions about challenges and innovative ways to meet them.


The School's collaborative learning ecosystem offers a wealth of opportunities to network with colleagues, establish new contacts and learn from senior professionals. Here, you can build a network of friends and colleagues across government to support you throughout your career.


The School designs and delivers courses informed by public service realities and government priorities. From your first orientation to meeting daily challenges, to developing your management and leadership skills, the School has the courses you need to realize your goals.

The School ensures that you have the knowledge needed to master your current job and prepare for the next stage of your career—all while delivering results for Canadians.

"Investments in learning are particularly important in a time of change and renewal, as is the case today."
Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public Service
Eighth Report to the Prime Minister, March 2014

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