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Mission & History

For over 10 years, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professionals Studies’ Internationally Educated Professionals Bridging Program has designed innovative and comprehensive programs to support newcomer professionals to Canada to succeed.

Over the last decade, more than 800 IEP candidates from 65+ countries have joined. The program offer IEPs university based courses, and for certificate students a credential from a Canadian university, that will support them in finding employment in their field in Canada. By working closely with community, professional and employer partners we prepare newcomers for employment in the Canadian workforce, help them to overcome barriers to transition into work in their professional field and enable them to better contribute their skills to the local labour market.

Media Archive

StoryMedia OutletYear
York University celebrates graduates of the Internationally Educated Professionals Bridging Program
LA&PS awarded more than $1M to support IEP development initiativesyFile2020
York University’s Bridging Program for IEPs – Special TV EpisodeNew Canadians2020
York U bridging program celebrates immigrant graduates tonightCanadian Immigrant2018
York university celebrates success of IEP bridging program graduatesThe Canadian Bazaar2018
York University celebrates success of IEP bridging program graduatesWeekly Voice2018
Internationally educated professionals celebrate their York U certificatesyFile2018
Conference connects internationally educated professionals with local opportunitiesyFile2017
Breaking down barriers: York U celebrates internationally educated professionalsyFile2017
York U fetes grads of Bridging Program for Internationally Educated ProfessionalsyFile2014
Government announces expansion of Ontario Bridge Training ProgramVideo2013
Building a bridge to Canadian careerToronto Star2013
York University launches bridging program for internationally educated HR ProfessionalsNewswire2012
New immigrant? Meet small businessThe Globe and Mail2012
A path to acceptance for immigrant professionalsThe Globe and Mail2010
Overlooked talent poolFinancial Post2010
New bridging program at YorkMetro News2009
University bridge program helps immigrantsToronto Star