Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the PAIE Program, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

Please note: we have a limited number of participants that can be accepted into the program and selection of Program Participants is a competitive process. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Applicants include Canadian citizens, permanent residents, convention refugees and refugee claimants who are eligible to work in Ontario
  • No Canadian work experience (If in regluated profession -Engineering or Geoscience- then we accept less than 1 year work experience in Canada but you must not currently be employed in your field)
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Assessment at a minimum of Level 7 in all four skills areas (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening) obtained within the last 12 months
  • Must be internationally trained with minimum of an undergraduate degree obtained outside of Canada
  • Job search goals must match area of specialization of international work experience
  • Have a minimum of 3 years international work experience in and be targeting one of the specializations or sub-disciplines listed below

*Internationally trained individuals who have completed post-secondary education in Canada, temporary foreign workers, individuals without post-secondary credentials, international students and provincial nominees are NOT eligible for the program. 

Engineering / Geoscience / Planning / Ecology / Green Building / Renewable Energy