Programs and Services for Internationally Trained Professionals
Toronto and Region Conservation
Volunteering at TRCA
Volunteer opportunities are available at a variety of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) locations throughout the year.
Ontario Bridging Programs
These programs are designed to “bridge” your international training, education and experience with what you need to practice in Ontario.
For a list of all other Ontario Bridge Training Programs visit:
Engineering: Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists
Engineering: Professional Engineering
- Humber College
- Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
- Ryerson University
- University of Toronto
- ACCES Employment
Some are regulated. Contact Global Experience Ontario for more information
APGO Education Foundation Bursaries
The APGO Education Foundation recognizes the importance of integrating internationally trained geoscientists and supporting their attainment of the requirements for registration as a P.Geo. with Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO).
Click here for information on available bursaries: https://www.apgoedfoundation.ca/bursaries
Other Relevant Services
The Career Edge paid internship program aims to help individuals facing barriers to employment connect with top employers in Canada
CAPE - Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering
CAPE is a registered non-profit organization representing globally qualified engineers,
technicians, and technologists in Canada. There are online support tools including self –assessment and information, portfolio tools, and employer location tools.
Phone: (416) 955-0563
Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC)
Mentoring for Professional Engineering Licensure
This program assists international engineering graduates work toward a professional license
with Professional Engineers Ontario.
Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO)
Consulting Engineers of Ontario is a non-profit organization representing the business and
professional interests of consulting engineering companies in Ontario. With more than 250
member firms it is a good resource for those researching potential engineering employers.
JVS Toronto is a non-profit, non-sectarian community organization that partners with the
government and business sectors to help people succeed at school, work and life.
Phone: (416) 756-0202
OSPE: Examination Skills Preparation for Internationally Trained Engineers
This program is for internationally trained engineers who wish to be licensed as an engineer in
Ontario. The course will prepare you to write the Professional Practice Examination (PPE).
Phone: (416) 223-9961
This web-enabled, searchable database of candidate profiles is dedicated exclusively to profiling
the skills of immigrant job seekers in Ontario. This tool unites pre-screened, internationally
trained individuals with employers who need their skills.
Phone: (519) 663-0774
TRIEC: Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
The Mentoring Partnership
TRIEC was created to address an urgent need of the Toronto Region - effective and appropriate inclusion of immigrants into the labour market. The Mentoring Partnership provides new immigrants in the City of Toronto and the regions of Halton, Peel and York with occupation-specific mentoring.
For more information visit: www.triec.ca
ECO Canada works to address human resource needs in the environment sector by linking
people looking for employment with prospective environmental employers through Canada’s
largest online environmental job board.
For more information visit: http://www.eco.ca
JobStart delivers employment services at no charge to adults, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, students and youth.
Phone: (416) 800-5527
Youth Employment Services (YES)
Provides FREE access to jobs, career counselling, training & education for people aged 29 and
Phone: (416) 504-5516
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.yes.on.ca
TalentOyster is an all-inclusive online diversity job board where those who are exploring
employment opportunities in Canada can post their resume at no cost. This website
is offered in 11 different languages.
English Accent Coach
English as a Second Language courses
Occupation-specific Language Training
Newcomer Settlement Agencies
These agencies can provide you with information and assistance to find employment support services in your community.