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Green Economy Bridging Program

Community Microskills Development Centre

Phone: 416-247-7181 ext. 2216
E-mail: jwilson@microskills.ca
Website:  http://www.microskills.ca
Location: Toronto

This program helps internationally trained professionals with backgrounds in project management, civil engineering, research and quality assurance, to find jobs within the green economy. This program includes academic training offered through Ryerson University, as well as workplace culture and communications training and work placement opportunities. Participants will receive a Sustainability Program Certificate upon completion.

Bridging to Environmental Occupations

YWCA Hamilton

Website: www.ywcahamilton.org/programs-services/settlement-services
E-mail: bridging@ywcahamilton.org

  • (905) 522-9922 ext. 142 or
  • (905) 522-9922 ext. 150

Location: Hamilton

This program helps internationally educated environmental professionals find employment in their field. It provides participants with sector-specific language/communication training, cultural integration, and technical academic training. Participants also have the opportunity to gain Canadian work experience in the form of work placements, internships, volunteering or mentorships.

Building Environmental Systems

This bridge training program builds on existing international education and experience to equip participants to find employment as certified building operators. Upon successful completion of the Building Environmental Systems (BESTM) Certificate, students are eligible for BESTM Operator Class II Certification, recognized by the Toronto Building Managers and Operators Association (TBMOA).

Pathways to Employment in the Sustainability and Energy Sector

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Website: www.newtocanada.humber.ca
E-mail: ite@humber.ca
Phone: 416-675-6622 ext. 4162
Location:  Toronto

This program helps internationally trained professionals with education and work experience in engineering, environmental science and/or architecture to find employment in the sustainability and energy sector. It provides participants with 15 weeks of technical training, occupation-specific language training and sector-specific employment services.

Professional Access Into Employment

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Contact: Dash Paja, Coordinator
Phone: (416) 661-6600 ext. 5593
E-mail: dpaja@trca.on.ca
Website: http://paietraining.ca/
Location: Toronto

PAIE is an innovative bridge training program that helps internationally trained environmental professionals launch their careers in Engineering, Geoscience, Environmental Science and Planning. This one year program helps participants to better understand the local labour market, and supports them as they pursue their goals of obtaining employment and gaining the connection to the Canadian workplace as required for professional licensing and certifications.