KPMG Ideation Challenge 2021

Hi All!

Applications are open for the KPMG Ideation Challenge Program 2021! This is a great opportunity to meet with KPMG representatives ahead of the spring recruit season.  

During the Ideation Challenge students will work with peers to create solutions to real world business problems. You will bring innovative ideas to life as you collaborate with other students across the country, and develop business skills while building a connection with representatives at KPMG.

Participant Eligibility
To participate in the KPMG Ideation Challenge, students must be currently enrolled at a Canadian university and either:

In their first to third year of a Business program and planning to pursue a career in a professional services firm


In their first to third year of a STEM program with a focus in coding and developing and planning to pursue a career in a professional services firm

Students will apply individually and be grouped into teams. Teams will work together virtually to bring their ideas to life and leverage technology to develop a solution to a real world business problem.

Key Dates

Applications open: December 1, 2020

Applications close: January 10, 2020

Virtual Information Sessions: December 8, 2020 & January 6, 2021

Regional Competition: January 29 – January 31, 2021

National Competition: February 11, 2021

Global Competition: April 12-13, 2021

Regional Competition
At KIC regionals students will meet their team and mentor virtually with a social to kick off! The following day they will participate in a design thinking workshop and training to help develop their solution and finally, present in front of regional judges for the chance to move on to the national finals.

National Competition
The winning teams from each region will get to compete at our Canadian National finals, where they’ll present their solution virtually to a panel of KPMG leaders.

Global Competition
The winning national team will represent Canada at the global finals. This is an amazing opportunity to meet global KPMG leaders and strengthen their knowledge of what KPMG does digitally across the globe. Each country will present their solution/prototype to a panel of global judges to compete for the global title. Each person on the winning global team will each receive a gift card of $1,000 USD.

Attend an Info Session:
Interested in learning more about the KPMG Ideation Challenge? KPMG is hosting National virtual information sessions on December 8 and January 6 from 1:30-2:30pm PST! Register today Information Session Registration

Students will be given the opportunity on the application to indicate your office location preference for future employment. Students are asked to apply to the region they are interested in working for in the future. If interested in one of our Greater Vancouver Area offices, they will apply to the ‘GVA’ posting.

All applications must be received no later than Sunday January 10th at 11:59pm PST.

Those invited will receive their invitation to participate by January 22nd, 2021.

Applications can be addressed to “Hiring Manager” and should include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Electronic copy of your most recent transcript
  • STEM applicants will need to include their github link in their resume. If you do not have a github link, please attach a pdf of a previous technical project to your application.

 If they do not have access to an electronic copy of their transcript, we ask that they provide a summary of your marks where indicated. If you experience any difficulties with the online system, please contact

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