Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the PAIE Program, you must

  • be one of the following:
    • Permanent Resident (or have received permanent residency approval from IRCC),
    • Convention Refugee, 
    • Refugee Claimant with a valid work permit, 
    • naturalized Canadian Citizen, or
    • arrived from Ukraine through CUAET Visa with a 900-series SIN number and an open work permit.
  • have work experience in engineering, geoscience, planning, environmental science, or a related field from outside Canada. 
  • be internationally educated with a degree or college diploma in a related field.
  • have a minimum English proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark level CLB 7.*
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada (with a valid Social Insurance Number)
  • not be currently working in your professional field. 
  • have no prior Canadian education and experience in your field. 

For more information or to determine your eligibility for our program, please contact us at paie@trca.ca 

* Other language assessments such as IELTS 6 and CELPIP 7 can be considered for the purpose of your application. 


We serve participants with the following professional backgrounds:

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

Environmental Sciences

Planning & Related Disciplines

Please view the PAIE Program Professions Served document for a complete list of specific professions.