If you like thinking outside the box and get energized at creating value through efficiency — you’ll love Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

RPA is a pivotal technology that brings automation and efficiency to business processes. Emulating human interactions through automation software, RPA allows organizations to create digital workers capable of completing repetitive computer-based tasks precisely and quickly.

Organizations across all industries — from energy to finance, healthcare and more — are realizing the benefits of RPA in their digital transformation process. RPA provides opportunities to spend time and resources on the more strategic, value-added aspects of business operations, with applications in finance, accounting, customer service, human resources, supply chain and more.

Graduates of the RPA bootcamp will have a foundational RPA skillset augmented with an understanding of strategy and industry best practices — a combination designed to prepare you for the evolving demands of the workforce as technology continues to transform the economy.

Globally informed but locally driven, this bootcamp is perfect for early to mid-career professionals interested in becoming an RPA developer, analyst or architect.

This bootcamp offers the option to customize your learning experience by choosing one of two industry-leading RPA platforms:

  • UIPath, or
  • Microsoft Power Automate.
As a new graduate, you’ll bring immediate value to any company looking to implement or scale its RPA practices.

What you’ll learn

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • develop an RPA application that will lead to building an enterprise-grade RPA application
  • evaluate how RPA will evolve and impact industries and organizations
  • use process assessment tools to leverage ROI evaluation
  • develop a process-design document that outlines a business process to be automated
  • demonstrate an automation process to stakeholders as outlined in a solution-design document
  • build an automation process that uses advanced RPA techniques and reusable functions and can successfully integrate into an application.

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This program is eligible for a mico-credential.

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Career support

Becoming an RPA Developer is an achievable goal, even if you are not interested in coding.

SAIT will support your job search by connecting you to organizations looking for RPA talent.

We’ll provide:

  • awareness of potential roles and opportunities after completing this program and added skills needed to pursue complementary or specialized roles
  • strategies and tactics to search for and connect with relevant employment opportunities
  • support for effective resume writing, interviewing and personal branding
  • creation of a unique digital portfolio of work proving your skills in program competencies
  • networking through guest speakers, panel discussions, industry events and industry projects.

Our Talent and Career Specialists team will work with you to find the right program and help you through the application process.

To begin, connect with us, and an advisor will contact you within the next business day.

Registration requirements

This program is best suited to applicants with the following skills and mindset:

  • early to mid-career worker with some professional experience
  • digitally literate, comfortable with technology
  • growth mindset
  • interested in emerging low-code technology
  • curious and enjoy solving problems
  • comfortable working cross-functionally and presenting information to many teams

Proof of English proficiency is required.

No technology industry, coding or programming experience is needed. We'll start you out using low-code platforms, so the focus is on creating value for an organization, not overwhelming you with coding.

Available intakes

Winter 2024

Start dates: Feb. 20, 2024
Enrolment deadline: Jan. 30, 2024


Tuition and fees

The Applied Robotic Process Automation Bootcamp course fee is $3,760.

Funding may be available to SAIT alumni or students with financial barriers. Please contact conedadvising@sait.ca to learn more about funding options.

Personal computers must meet SAIT’s minimum technical requirements for online learning success.

You must use a Windows computer for this course as Mac computers cannot be used for certain applications.


This program is offered part-time evenings and weekends — allowing you to continue your job search or learn while working.

Classes run on Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, and Saturday during the day.

During this 16-week program:

  • you will spend four weeks of self-study learning an RPA platform (either UIPath or Microsoft Power Automate) and 12 weeks attending virtual theory classes and engaging in hands-on programs
  • you will highlight your knowledge and skillsets by completing one or two automation projects with a team, including all RPA Development Lifecycle elements. This requires gathering, documentation, process mapping, implementation, building automation processes, testing, deployment and support.

Industry mentors and coaches will guide all your steps.

Information sessions

Prepare for a strong start in your chosen program or get the details you need to decide your future path.

Our expert staff and faculty are ready to answer your questions and provide information about the following:

  • What sets SAIT apart
  • An introduction to the program and area of study
  • Admission requirements
  • Future career paths
  • Information on the earning potential and graduate employment rates.

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