McKinsey Canada Leadership Awards

Advancing talent. Celebrating diversity.
McKinsey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is passionate about developing leaders. Our Canada Leadership Awards recognize and support talented students who identify as members of groups currently underrepresented in leadership roles.

Why apply

You should apply if you are interested in the following:

  • receiving mentoring and advice on career development and connecting with McKinsey consultants
  • learning more about the work we do at McKinsey, including what being a consultant really means

2023 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


Six-month mentorship

A McKinsey consultant will mentor you and share advice regarding your academic or professional advancement. They will answer questions and help with interview preparation, should you apply for a role at McKinsey.

$2,500 CAD

to support academic development.*

*The award is in gross amount and may be subject to local taxation

The McKinsey Canada Leadership Awards are just one of our many worldwide programs aimed at helping candidates get to know McKinsey better.

If you don’t fit our criteria for the 2023 McKinsey Canada Leadership Awards, please stay tuned to our social media feeds for more opportunities to connect in the future, subscribe to our careers blog for job alerts, and apply for one of our open roles that’s a better fit for your background, skill set, and experience level.

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