Resources for Newcomers

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

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists

Engineering: Professional Engineering

Professional Engineers Ontario


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:


Other Relevant Services

Career Edge

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

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:



Job Boards

ECO Canada

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:



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:  Website:



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.


Language Training

Catalyst Communication


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.