Free Online Courses

Many organizations are providing free online courses for job seekers (or anyone) to benefit from. It is always a good time to learn something new, or sharpen your skills in a certain area. Take advantage of these free online learning resources available to you:

Literacy Council York-Simcoe: Offering a number of different online courses ranging from computer training to literacy/numeracy skills. www.skillsupgrading.ca/programs

FC Skills Accelerator: Offering online learning program designed to help you build the skills that will make you more employable.  If you’re a job seeker in Ontario looking to upskill, reskill, or build skills from scratch, this online learning program let’s you earn industry-recognized certifications and unlock job opportunities. www.fcskills.ca

 

GCFLearn Free:  From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free. www.gcflearnfree.org

University of Toronto: Offering a wide variety of free online courses through Coursera, including Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19. coursera.org/utoronto

 

University of British Columbia: Offering a wide variety of free online courses through edX. edx.org/school/ubcx

Coursera: Offering a wide variety of free online learning and community resources during COVID-19 including Mental Health and Wellbeing, Cloud Technology, Spanish and other career development courses. blog.coursera.org/coursera-together-free-online-learning-during-covid-19/

 

CHA Learning: Offering two of their most popular express courses for free: Engage To Influence Change and Time Management. chalearning.ca

 

CPA Canada: Their blog has a running list of free reading material, webinars, and courses for CPA’s to sharpen your professional skills online. cpacanada.ca

 

Harvard University: Offering a list of over 50 free online courses. online-learning.harvard.edu

 

MIT: Offering a variety of free online courses through EDx. edx.org/school/mitx

 

Princeton University: Offering a wide variety of free online courses through Coursera. coursera.org/princeton

 

Stanford University: Offering a wide variety of free online courses through Coursera. coursera.org/stanford

 

Yale University: Offering a variety of free online courses through Coursera. coursera.org/yale

 

The Linux Foundation Training: Offering a wide range of free courses, webinars, tutorials and publications to help you explore the open source technology landscape. training.linuxfoundation.org

 

LinkedIn Learning: Learn in-demand skills with over 14,000+ online courses taught by real-world professionals. First month is free. linkedin.com/learning

 

General Assembly: A variety of free online courses in UX/design, coding, marketing, data and more. generalassemb.ly