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The following Bridge Training programs can help internationally trained engineers gain the knowledge and information required to get a job in th is field in Ontario. Some of these programs also help participants gain licensure in the profession.


Engineering Connections

This program helps internationally trained engineers learn about the engineering labour market and the licensure process in Ontario. Participants study effective job search strategies, workplace communication and employer expectations. In addition, the program provides workshops on project management, software for engineers and Canadian Engineering Codes.

Engineering Software Skills Enhancement Program

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Phone: 416-675-6622 ext. 2613
E-mail: iti-esse@humber.ca
Location: Toronto

This program assists internationally trained civil, electrical, mechanical engineers and architects to prepare for employment in their professions in one semester. Training is provided in sector-specific skills such as AutoCAD, MS Project, Revit, LEED, Engineering Codes & Standards, Workplace Safety, etc. Participants can also access advising services, mentoring opportunities, job search and job development supports. Program graduates have secured jobs as Electrical Designers, Project Managers, Architectural Technologists, Estimators, Construction Coordinators, and such.

Examination Skills Preparation for Internationally Trained Engineers

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Contact: Aarthi Vig, Program Development Manager
Phone: 1866-763-1654 ext. 238
E-mail: avig@ospe.on.ca
Location: Toronto

This program helps internationally trained engineers seeking licensure in Ontario to prepare for the Professional Practice Examination. Participants learn about the role and context of exam writing in Canada as well as legal and ethical practices in the workplace. Participants will also be prepared with the technical information needed to pass the exam.

Internationally Educated Engineers Qualification Bridging Program

The IEEQB Program provides internationally educated engineers with an opportunity to meet the academic requirements for professional engineering licensure in Ontario. The program is offered in collaboration with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Eligible participants will: fulfill the PEO's academic requirements for licensure; receive an academic bridging education and career and social counselling; update technical knowledge and learn the English terminology required for engineering discipline; learn Canadian economic principles and engineering law and ethics; and expand social network with other engineering students.

Licensing International Engineers into the Profession

University of Toronto

E-mail: learn@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-978-2400
Location: Toronto

This program helps internationally trained engineers get the training needed to get licensed and employed as professional engineers in Ontario. This program offers engineering-specific language training, workplace culture and communication training, technical engineering courses and preparation to write the Professional Practice Examination (PPE). Participants are also provided with networking opportunities in their field.

Professional Access and Integration Program

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Contact: Leigha Abergel
Phone: (416) 661-6600 ext. 5343
E-mail: labergel@trca.on.ca
Location: Toronto

The program helps internationally trained environmental engineers and geoscientists get licensed and employed in their field. Participants are provided with technical training, as well as occupation-specific language and Workplace Communication and Culture training. Employment counselling and individual support is also provided.

Participants also complete a 12-month paid work placement with environmental industry employers and take the Professional Practice Exams to fulfill the requirements to become licensed as Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists with Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) respectively.