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York University’s Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) is a certificate program to assist IEPs transition into a role that matches their education, credentials and work experience.

Their program benefits include:

  • earn a professional certificate in Business or IT
  • use our courses towards earning a professional designation
  • flexible schedules with courses offered during the evenings

Bridging programs and your eligibility

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
  • Better prepare foreign-educated professionals for their careers through the foundation and specialized skills that fill the gaps.
  • To convene and collaborate with partners, creating opportunities for skilled immigrants to connect to the local labor market.
  • To work with key stakeholders, particularly employers, building their awareness and capacity to better integrate skilled immigrants into the workforce.
  • Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant, convention refugee, refugee claimant or Canadian Citizen, and be living in Canada no longer than 3 years;
  • reside in Ontario;
  • have at minimum a recognized Bachelor's degree in Business, IT or a related discipline, from a non-Canadian institution;
  • have related professional work experience outside Canada (minimum of 3 years but more is preferred);
  • have a good command of the English language ideally proven by achieving CLB Benchmark 8 in Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading within the past 12 months.
  • Students should budget approximately $5000.00 to cover their fees, if they are not able to get a bursary.
  • Students can apply after acceptance for the OBPAP (Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program), which is a bursary from the Ontario Government of up to $5000.00  made available to students in bridge training who demonstrate financial need
  • Better prepare foreign-educated professionals for their careers through the foundation and specialized skills that fill the gaps.
  • To convene and collaborate with partners, creating opportunities for skilled immigrants to connect to the local labor market.
  • To work with key stakeholders, particularly employers, building their awareness and capacity to better integrate skilled immigrants into the workforce.
  • ​Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant, convention refugee, refugee claimant or Canadian Citizen, and be living in Canada no longer than 3 years;
  • reside in Ontario;
  • have at minimum a recognized Bachelor's degree in Business, IT or a related discipline, from a non-Canadian institution;
  • have related professional work experience outside Canada (minimum of 3 years but more is preferred);
  • have a good command of the English language ideally proven by achieving CLB Benchmark 8 in Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading within the past 12 months.
  • Students should budget approximately $5000.00 to cover their fees, if they are not able to get a bursary.
  • Students can apply after acceptance for the OBPAP (Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program), which is a bursary from the Ontario Government of up to $5000.00  made available to students in bridge training who demonstrate financial need

Bridging for Business

Program areas in Business include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Effective job search strategies: market research techniques; resume development; interview skills; and, targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience
  • Orientation to Canadian Workplace Culture and the expectations of employers in the sector
  • Project Management for IT Professionals (PMP exam preparation)
  • Agile Introduction and Methodology
  • Design Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Guest speaking panels including volunteers from Accenture (program sponsor)
  • Connections with IT employers
  • Referrals to Speed Mentoring® and The Mentoring Partnership™
  • Post-employment communication coaching, language coaching and document editing
  • Experiential Learning
  • ​Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant, convention refugee, refugee claimant or Canadian Citizen, and be living in Canada no longer than 3 years;
  • reside in Ontario;
  • have at minimum a recognized Bachelor's degree in Business, IT or a related discipline, from a non-Canadian institution;
  • have related professional work experience outside Canada (minimum of 3 years but more is preferred);
  • have a good command of the English language ideally proven by achieving CLB Benchmark 8 in Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading within the past 12 months.
  • Students should budget approximately $5000.00 to cover their fees, if they are not able to get a bursary.
  • Students can apply after acceptance for the OBPAP (Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program), which is a bursary from the Ontario Government of up to $5000.00  made available to students in bridge training who demonstrate financial need
  • The Master of Conference Interpreting degree is a two-year program consisting of six academic terms.
  • Year One covers interpreting in three settings: healthcare, courts and conferences. After completing the first year, you have the option of exiting the program with a Graduate Diploma in General Interpreting (GDCI), a credential that will help you prepare for important accreditation tests, including those administered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. These qualifications will enable you to start a career as a healthcare interpreter.
  • After earning the GDCI and working in healthcare, graduates who want to expand their career opportunities can return to Glendon for Year Two of the interpreting program, which focuses on conference interpreting and earns successful graduates a Master of Conference Interpreting degree.
Contact University to get more information.

E-mail:
interpretation@glendon.yorku.ca


School of Translation
Glendon Campus, York University
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto (Ontario)
M4N 3M6 CANADA

tel: 416-736-2100 (Ext 88215)

(+1) 416-736-5620

Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals Room 2005 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (DB), (formerly known as the TEL building) 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3