Become a Participant

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 program! To ensure that you have the highest chance of success, review our Eligibility Criteria, Application and Interview Process and our FAQ pages.

Applications will be accepted until June 28, 2019. Interviews to be conducted during July and August for a program start in early September 2019.

For early consideration, please apply no later than April 12, 2019. Applications submitted prior to April 12, 2019 will be reviewed and interviewed as appropriately. All applications will still be considered for the September Program.

Please leave approximately 1 hour to complete the application as you will not be able to save and return later.


**Please read payment instructions here.Take note of the Booking ID you are provided as it will be required at the end of the application process. This provides us proof of payment and is required for your application to be considered.**

*We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only selected candidates will be contacted*

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.