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 or college diploma obtained outside of Canada
  • Job search goals must match area of specialization of international work experience

*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

Engineering & Geoscience

Geology and Geoscience: experience conducting geological surveys, field studies, soil/rock core samples, geochemical sampling, erosion/sedimentation analysis, contaminant identification, and geological mapping

Civil/Municipal/Water/Wastewater: with large/municipal infrastructure design, construction/field, and operation experience

Environmental: with environmental impact assessment legislation/policies/procedures, contaminated land assessment, mitigation, remediation and environmental health and safety experience

Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Groundwater: with field work, monitoring, evaluating, modeling, and development experience

Geotechnical: with earth retention, foundation support, ground improvement, and treatment experience

Surface/Storm Water Management: with modeling, field, construction, operation and maintenance, design, and site inspection experience on new, existing, and green infrastructure (LID considered an asset)

Water Resources: with surface and storm water, conservation, restoration, and management experience

Solid Waste Management: with environmental health and safety, sampling, and testing experience

Transportation/Traffic: with design, construction, operation, and repair of transportation infrastructure experience

Mechanical: with residential and commercial HVAC, BAS, and building controls experience

Energy Management: with energy audit, analysis, or modelling experience (CEM, CMVP, ISO 50001 considered assets)

Electrical: with building services design, construction, and operation experience

Power: with renewable energy generation systems design, construction, operation and/or maintenance experience

Industrial/Process/Chemical: with process improvement and energy management industrial experience

Civil, Construction and Architectural: with green building design and construction surveying, field engineering, scheduling, planning, and project coordination experience (LEED, BREEAM are considered assets)

GIS Specialists: with conservation or planning experience

Air and Emissions: with air quality field testing, emission inventories, and regulatory compliance evaluation experience


Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences: with environmental impact assessment, environmental site assessment, soil/air quality testing, environmental/ecological monitoring, and environmental management experience

Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology: with field and lab research experience testing ecosystem functions, biodiversity, ecological processes, soil/water quality, and wildlife monitoring

Watershed Planning: with water quality monitoring, watershed management, conservation, planning and design experience

Sustainability: with experience developing sustainability policies, standards, and targets for air, water, waste, and energy systems

Environmental Education: with experience evaluating and coordinating environmental education programs

Environmental Management Systems/ISO 14001: with experience in environmental management policies, environmental strategies, sustainable development, resource conservation, and working knowledge of IS0 14001


Planning & Related Disciplines

Urban Planning & Urban Design: with planning and design experience for zoning, subdivisions, transportation and development

Environmental Planning: with planning and design experience for environmental, restoration, and conservation projects

Community Planning: with planning and design experience for community facilities, parks, zoning, subdivisions, transportation and public utilities

Landscape Design: with planning and design experience in landscape architecture and land development