Telephone: (905) 528-8642
The findings of these Ontario research initiatives will lead to the development of resources and tools that can help internationally trained individuals obtain licensure and/or find jobs in their fields.
Telephone: (905) 528-8642
This project will develop and pilot online exam preparation resources in order to address the discrepancy between the licensing examination pass rates of Canadian-educated internationally trained Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and internationally trained MLTs.
The online learning resource will consist of multimedia components that cover the nature and structure of the multiple-choice competency-based certification exam, how to prepare for such an exam, how the exam is evaluated and scored, what scores are required for licensure, et cetera. In addition, the resource will direct internationally trained MLTs to supplementary resources to assist in preparing for the exam.
This project will develop a Frame of Reference enabling internationally trained individuals (ITIs), as well as any person whose first language is neither French nor English, to match their bilingual skills to a specific job posting in the health, tourism, and administration sectors.
The Frame of Reference of Bilingual Competency will also provide employers with information for their selection and promotion process. This tool will be made available on-line in both official languages.
In partnership with the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS), York University will develop resource modules for each of the competencies to provide options for self and distance learning for Internationally Educated Professionals. York University will also develop a sector specific language course for internationally educated land surveyors.
Phone: (416) 923-2324
This project will develop a cultural competency certificate for delivery at Ontario companies and as a public certificate which will qualify holders for recertification credits for the Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP) designation.
The certificate will help Human Resources (HR) professionals to gain organizational competence and confidence to recruit, hire, retain and promote qualified internationally educated HR professionals in Ontario companies.
Telephone: 416-736 2100 ext. 20037
This project will ensure that the improved tools, policies and processes used to assess, teach, and support English language skills development internationally educated nurses become embedded into York University’s core business. Though this project focuses on internationally educated nurses, the ultimate goal is to expand to internationally educated professionals in other professions.
This project will develop new resources for engineering employers in order to help facilitate the integration and retention of internationally trained engineers into Ontario workplaces.
The project will create an online engineering sector hub of information and services, which will be useful for human resources and management staff in engineering companies. The ultimate goal is to improve the sector-wide recruitment and hiring practices, workplace integration and employment retention of internationally trained engineers.
This project addresses the challenges that are faced by internationally-trained dental specialists in passing the National Dental Speciality Examination (NDSE) and becoming eligible for licensure in Ontario and find work in their field. The Royal College of Dentists of Canada aims to do this by developing a revised examination process, providing additional training to volunteer examiners and making information more accessible to internationally trained applicants.
This project will establish a sustainable Ontario Centre of Excellence for Communication Competency Assessment (OCECCA), targeting the health sector.
The Centre will provide a centralized hub for health sector occupation-specific language and communication competency assessments, provide referral services for addressing internationally educated health professionals' (IEHPs) communication and employability skill gaps, and establish processes to ensure that assessment tools used within OCECCA are tested, revised and new versions developed to maintain ongoing validity and reliability.
This project is developing an occupation-specific language assessment test for the occupational therapy and physiotherapy professions.
This program helps internationally trained individuals understand the importance of workplace culture in Canada and will be piloted in the Niagara and Ottawa regions through a combination of online and classroom delivery.