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Business Programs: Ontario Bridge Training

The following Bridge Training programs can help internationally trained business professionals find work in their field, advance in their professions and explore relevant career opportunities in Ontario.

Business Edge: A Program for Internationally Educated Professionals

Business Edge is an Executive Education program for highly skilled immigrant professionals who are determined to take their careers to the next level.

Participants develop a thorough understanding of Canadian workplace culture and the ‘unwritten rules’ that govern it. They develop the skills needed to gain visibility and build networks critical to their success. They master the ability to present, negotiate, influence, and lead. In sum, graduates emerge with a clear understanding of their brand and their value – and how to capitalize off both.

The program is open to people in all professions who have at least two years’ work experience in Canada and who are currently working but under-employed.

Bridge Training for Internationally Educated Professionals

The Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals helps internationally trained professionals with backgrounds in accounting, business, finance, management, marketing, public administration, Human Resources, and information technology find employment in their field of expertise. The program provides training in Canadian business culture and communication, occupation-specific language training, and technical upgrading in participants’ area of professional focus. Participants also receive career coaching and opportunities to connect with employers through workshops, mentoring, networking events and internships. Participants who complete the program can earn a certificate in Business, HR, or IT from York University.

Business Services Bridging Project

This program helps internationally trained individuals (ITIs) with background in Accounting and Banking occupations find work in their field. In partnership with CGA Ontario and Moody’s Analytic Global Education Inc. (formerly named CSI Global Education Inc.), the program includes individualized career planning and assessments, orientation to Canadian business culture and communication, occupation specific skills upgrading, job search and retention strategies, work experience placements, support for employers, and networking and mentoring opportunities.