University of Toronto

University of toronto

Humber College provides resources and training to internationally trained professionals.  Many internationally trained professionals have benefited from the educational opportunities and services they provide, such as advising services, language classes, and bridging programs that offer short-term, technical training. 
They have provided educational and career advice to over 5000 internationally trained professionals that has led them to further professional studies and employment in their desired fields.

Bridging programs and your eligibility

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

Program Name Program Benefits Eligibility Fees Contact
  • Through a combination of 4 whole-day on-site sessions, whole-class webinars, self-paced online study, one-to-one coaching, and online simulations, Business Edge Digital helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your professional goals. Within the whole-class webinars, participants are able to interact with the instructors and classmates and participate in discussions and online activities through their devices. The in-person boot camps are held on-site over four Saturdays, spaced evenly throughout the course to adapt to the needs of professionals. In these sessions, the instructors create stimulating learning environments which include case-studies, interactive discussions and roleplays. In addition, by participating in online forums and discussion boards, participants are able to engage with their peers, pose questions and respond to the instructor’s comments and questions.
  • In the competitive Canadian workplace, getting ahead takes focus, grit and a commitment to continual personal growth. 
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  • Do you have 1+ years of professional experience in Canada?
  • Are you working in a role that is not commensurate with your skills and education (underemployed)?
  • Do you have highly advanced verbal and written English skills: Canadian Language Benchmark Level 8888?
  • Are you new to Canada within the last eight years?
  • Do you have a minimum of a bachelor degree or professional designation assessed as a Canadian equivalent and no Canadian degrees?
  • Do you have 5+ years of work experience before immigrating to Canada?
  • Do you aspire to advance your career and are you ready to fully commit to a rigorous and challenging program?
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$2060 but financial assistance may be available for those eligible.
  • A comprehensive 10 month program, online courses and workshops for internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) like yourself to help transition your career to Canada.
  • The Comprehensive Bridging Program will help you on your journey to licensing and practice as a physiotherapist in Canada. To gain licensure, you must pass 2 national Physiotherapy Competency Exams (PCE) conducted by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and we can help you be confident and well-prepared.
  • The OIEPB Exam Success Rates show how well our Alumni have performed on the PCE.
  • The 2018 PCE Clinical Component exam pass rate for our bridge learners is 86.8% compared to a pass rate of 55% for IEPTs with no bridge training and 84% pass rate for Canadian-trained physiotherapists. By joining the bridging program, you can increase your chance of success too!
  • The program has an employment rate of 100%. Our learners choose their area of practice and seamlessly integrate into the Canadian health care system in major urban centres and/or rural areas. The impact of the bridging program extends widely across the country and the Ontario labour force. 
  • Applicants must be credentialed with Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) and eligible to take the PCE. Upon receiving an application, the OIEPB program will verify with the CAPR that the credentials are approved.
  • Applicants must be either a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee, or a Canadian Citizen to be eligible for the OIEPB Program. Proof of documentation is required during the application process. A scanned copy of both sides of all documents will be required.
  • The OIEPB online course Physiotherapy Practice within the Canadian Health Care Context is required or an approved course by CAPR that meets the knowledge gap of Physiotherapy Practice and the Canadian Healthcare System will be accepted. A scanned copy of your Certificate of Completion must be included during the application process or proof that you are enrolled in an approved course at time of application.
  • To be successful in the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program, applicants are expected to be strong in all areas of English language communication (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Applicants are required to submit one of the English language proficiency tests accepted by OIEPB with the following minimum overall scores:
  • English as a Foreign Language iBT (TOEFL iBT): Overall score of 92/120 and 21/30 on the writing and speaking sections.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic Level Overall band score of 7.0.
  • Confirmation of your scheduled TOEFL or IELTS test will also be accepted (i.e. payment receipt) during the application process. Once your results have been posted, you must send a scanned copy of the original to iept@utoronto.ca.
  • An applicant is exempt from these English language proficiency requirements if they completed their entry-to-practice physiotherapy education or post-graduate studies (both classroom and clinical portions) in Australia, United States of America, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom. If you completed your entire primary and secondary school education in Canada, you do not need to complete a language proficiency test.  A copy of a degree or diploma will be required for all of the above when an application is submitted.
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