Ryerson University

ryerson university

Ryerson University is a very reputed university based in Toronto. They have several bridging programs for internationally trained graduates namely Internationally Educated Engineers Qualification Bridging Program, Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Bridging Program, International Midwifery Pre-registration Program, Internationally Educated Social Work Professionals and Green Economy Bridging Program

Bridging programs and your eligibility

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Kindly note that Programs, eligibility conditions, fees and other information may change and you are best placed to enquire directly with the Programs provider agency.

Program Name Program Benefits Eligibility Fees Contact
  • An opportunity to meet the academic requirements for professional engineering (PEng) licensure in Ontario. A PEng is required by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering work in Ontario.
  • Fulfil the PEO's academic requirements for licensure
  • Receive an academic bridging education
  • Access career and social counselling
  • Update your technical knowledge
  • Learn the English terminology required for your engineering discipline
  • Understand Canadian economic principles and engineering law and ethics
  • Expand your social network with other engineering students
  • The goal of this unique learning opportunity is to successfully integrate highly qualified, skilled, and experienced internationally trained medical doctors (ITMDs) into non-licensed healthcare employment. The program provides additional skills needed for participants to gain employment in health research, health informatics, data analysis, and health management positions in Canada as an alternative to medical doctor licensing.
  • This bridging program provides the additional skills needed for participants to pursue employment in health research and health management positions in Canada. It must be understood that this program is an alternative to medical doctor licensing. Participants will receive group mentoring support to find a professional road-map.
  • Participants who successfully complete this bridging program are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Ontario, or have refugee status at the time of application
  • Be an internationally trained medical professional (medical doctor/dental surgeon/clinical public health specialist)
  • Have a medical doctor degree equivalent to an Ontario university degree
  • Have at least two years of previous work experience in public health education and research
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency at the minimum required level: TOEFL 92; or Academic IELTS of 6.5; or CLB 8 (all band); or equivalent English language proficiency test
  • Students seeking admission to this program are also required to complete an application form
The total tuition fee for the ITMD Bridging Program is expected to be $2,880. This fee is subject to change. Qualified applicants may be eligible for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistant Program.
  • IMPP The International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (IMPP) is a 9-month bridging program for internationally educated midwives.
  • knowledge and skills assessment and enhancement
  • orientation to midwifery practice in Ontario
  • professional communication training
  • NRP, ESW, and FHSL certification
  • a 14-16 week clinical placement with competency assessment
  • six-month accelerated stream for qualified entrants
  • preparation for the mandatory Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE)
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a Protected Person in Canada (refugee)
  • Have completed a midwifery education program
  • Have practiced midwifery in the past 10 years
  • Have practiced midwifery in the role of primary midwife (most responsible attendant) at a minimum of 100 births within the past 10 years. Note: Primary care births which were part of your midwifery education may be counted towards 70 of the 100 required births.
  • Have practiced midwifery full-time after completion of a midwifery education program for a minimum of 6 months and been primary midwife at a minimum of 30 births during this period. This work period may have been paid, voluntary, or a postgraduate work placement. Contact information for the supervisor who can verify employment and birth numbers and provide a reference must be provided. Transfers of care in up to 25 percent of births may be included if the applicant managed care in labour to point of transfer. Multiple supervisors for births and births in multiple settings or countries are acceptable. There are no continuity of care requirements for the 100 primary care births.
  • Read more about eligibility and how to apply.
  • Assist internationally educated social work professionals to gain employment in the social service/human service sector in Ontario at levels that match their knowledge and experience. Since the program began in 2005, 89 percent of certificate program graduates have been hired into positions in the social work field within one year of graduation.
  • Employed graduates are practicing social work in settings such as hospitals, child welfare agencies, community health centers, settlement agencies, government settings, and community mental health agencies. Some graduates are also completing advanced graduate social work degrees at Ryerson, York, University of Windsor and McMaster University.
  • Bridging program for internationally educated professionals with backgrounds in engineering, architecture, science, environmental science, energy, agriculture, and other related disciplines.
  • This intensive program consists of 12 weeks of in-class training in Sustainability Management and Canadian workplace culture. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Recognition of Course Completion.
  • Program participants will also receive job search and community connections support.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or convention refugee of Ontario at the time of application and be eligible to work in Canada
  • Be an internationally educated professional with a background in engineering, architecture, science, environmental science, energy, agriculture, and other related disciplines
  • Have a baccalaureate degree equivalent to an Ontario university degree (i.e., an assessment of educational credentials made through a professional body or approved assessment agency in Ontario, such as World Education Services)
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency at this level or higher: Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) – Level 8; Ryerson Test of English Proficiency (RTEP) – B; ELTS of 6.5; or any other equivalent English language proficiency test score
The tuition fee for the programs is $463 and is subject to change. Financial assistance in the form of a bursary may be available for those that qualify.
Call at 416-979-5000 (extn. 2713) or E-mail: ge@ryerson.ca

(+1) 416-979-5000

350, Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3