About the Program

PAIE is a part time, 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, workshops and meetings with their coordinator on a part-time basis during the day, evening and/or on Saturdays, as required, for a period of up to 9 months. 

Workshops: 3-6 hours per week

Participants should be prepared to devote time weekly to connect with their PAIE Coordinator 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:

  • Job Search Training for Technical Professionals and 
  • Canadian Corporate Culture and Communication Workshops (38 hours)
  • Profession-specific workshops (over 130 hours)
  • Individual and group employment counselling
  • Mentoring support
  • Opportunities to gain local experience
  • Retention support