York University's Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) support your transition into a job in your professional field in Canada.
You can complete Foundations courses created exclusively for IEPs that focus on developing your Canadian professional communication, leadership, IT or management skills. You can also take a selection of specialized courses in your professional field. Certificate students have the opportunity to gain a new credential from a Canadian university and courses toward professional accreditation.
While in the program you can access career coaching, networking and develop an action plan tailored to your individual skills development and career path. The program works with employers, career and employment services, not-for-profits, professional associations and accreditation bodies. It helps you access events, mentoring and supports to assist you in achieving a position matching your education, credentials and experience. Over the last decade, over 700 candidates from 65+ countries have joined the program. Many continue to share their success and experience with new students.
Our certificate programs are funded by the Government of Ontario. In summer 2020, our new Bridge to Employment IEP Foundations Program for newcomers was launched, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
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The program is designed to assist IEPs to find the jobs that are commensurate with their background, their education and their work experience.
— Art Noordeh, Director, IEP Bridging Program