Professional Development Programs

The Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) provides capacity building and professional development training programs for individuals looking to upgrade their skills or get introduced to a new field.

This two-week intensive boot camp and acceleration program, traditionally held at Carleton University, comprises of start-up ecosystem exposure, industry visits, and meetings with Canadian ecosystem enablers (investors, government officials, and business mentors). The opportunities provided by the CIAP will enable female entrepreneurs to explore emerging market opportunities in Canada, while accessing business acceleration facilities at Carleton University.

Program Structure and Components

CICE offers a suite of specialized training programs to address skills gap that can impede the growth in the bilateral partnership. CICE’s programs are tailored for Indian and Canadian context and bring together best practices from both countries.

  • 2-week and 4-week courses
  • Delivered by Carleton University faculty and industry lecturers
  • Geared to Indian students and professionals
  • Delivered in Canada & India
  • Focused on experiential learning
  • Canada-based courses include course delivery, accommodation, industrial site visits, and local transportation.

Application Fee

There is a non-refundable application fee (+HST) associated with each application, and the cost will depend on both the size of the cohort and the duration of the program. Please contact us to discuss program costs for your group.


CICE’s tailored courses bring together best practices from both India and Canada. Take a look at our suite of specialized training programs that have been previously delivered.


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