To be eligible for a McKinsey Canada Leadership Award, you must be a current student at a Canadian university working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. We welcome applications from all universities and disciplines, including law, medicine, and engineering, as well as PhD, MBA, and master’s degrees.

In addition, individuals should fulfil the following requirement for each award. Applicants may apply to more than one award; however, each applicant will only be eligible to receive one McKinsey Canada Leadership Award.

2022 McKinsey Canada Leadership Awards

McKinsey Canada Black Student Award

for individuals currently studying who self-identify as Black

McKinsey Canada Indigenous Student Award

for individuals currently studying who self-identify as a member of an Indigenous community native to North America, such as First Nations, Metis, or Inuk (Inuit)

McKinsey Canada Women in STEM Award

for individuals currently pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related field who self-identify as women

McKinsey Canada LGBTQIA2S+ Achievement Award

for individuals who self-identify as part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, which includes (but is not limited to) individuals who identify as gender-non-conforming, non-binary, or intersex

How to apply

  • Your CV (two pages maximum) listing your most recent education information, including grades and confirmed future education plans, as well as anticipated start and graduation dates. Your CV should also include work experience, including part-time jobs and volunteer roles, as well as extracurricular activities and achievements.
  • A brief essay (250 words maximum) about your proudest or most interesting achievement that displays your leadership skills. Please include the obstacles you overcame to reach this achievement and why it is important to you.
  • Academic transcripts from your current degree

The application deadline is August 14, 2022.

Application process

During the McKinsey Canada Leadership Awards application process, you will be asked to complete a short online form. You will be asked to select up to two Canadian offices with which you have a connection or interest in. Our colleagues in these offices will review your application. Independently, if you become interested in applying for an internship or full-time role at McKinsey, you may want to choose an office in a location where you’d like to work.

In August, we will get in touch with you regarding your application. Selected applicants will be invited to a short phone interview so that we can hear more about your experience and accomplishments and so that we can answer any questions you have about McKinsey.

Award recipients will be notified by end of September.

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