Become a Participant

Did you miss the application deadline? You can still let us know you're interested in the program by submitting an Expression of Interest Form.

*We will contact you should a spot be availble*

About the Program

PAIE is an Ontario bridge training program designed to connect employers with highly skilled environmental professionals who bring international experience and credentials in:

  • Engineering & Geoscience 
  • Ecology & Related Disciplines
  • Planning and Related Disciplines

Participants will gain an increased understanding of and exposure to the environmental industry and experts in the field, with the goal of finding employment in a highly specialized and competitive sector.

Program Duration

Participants should be prepared to attend training and workshops on a part-time basis during the day, evening and on Saturdays as required, for a period of approximately 1 year. 

Workshops: 3-6 hours per week

Participants should also be prepared to devote time to connect with their PAIE Coordinator weekly for job search assistance, as well as be able to spend time independently pursuing job search activities (researching companies, applying for job openings, attending industry events etc). 

Services available to PAIE Participants include:

  • Individual and group employment counselling
  • Job Search Training for Technical Professionals (30 hours)
  • Canadian Corporate Culture and Communication Workshops (30 hours)
  • Industry Specific Workshops (100 hours)
  • Mentoring support if required
  • Language and clear communication workshops if required
  • Opportunities to gain local experience (3-12 month paid work experience)

Interested applicants can get a head start on the training by signing up for the Corporate Culture training modules we have available online.