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Ontario Bridge Training Programs for Information Technology

The following Bridge Training programs can help internationally trained information technology professionals find employment in the Canadian information technology sector.

Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, York University

Phone: 416-736-5620
E-mail: makemore@yorku.ca
Location: Toronto

The Bridge Training for Internationally Educated Professionals program helps internationally trained professionals with backgrounds in accounting, business, finance, management, marketing, public administration 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 mentoring, networking and internships. Participants who complete the program can earn a certificate from York University.

Bridging to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Occupations

YWCA Hamilton

E-mail: bridging@ywcahamilton.org

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

Location: Hamilton

This program helps internationally educated ICT 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.

Information Technology Connections

Accessible Community Counselling and Employment Services

Phone: 905-361-2522
E-mail: Robert Tortian
Location: Greater Toronto Area

This program provides internationally trained information technology professionals with occupation-specific communications training, technical training, employment supports and employer engagement activities, to help participants obtain commensurate employment in their field. The program’s academic component is offered in partnership with Ryerson University.

Integrated Work Experience Strategy Ontario

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Canada, Inc.

Phone: 416-649-1639
Email: Marlene Dlin
Location: Greater Toronto Area

ICTC’s IWES program is an employment preparation program for newcomer IT/ICT professionals seeking to continue their career in Canada. The program features 3 weeks of full-time training plus 3 months of coaching, where each participant is uniquely matched with a sector coach to assist them in securing commensurate ICT employment. The training component includes workshops in Canadian business culture and employment support in resume writing, interview skills and job search strategies to ensure each participant’s readiness to step into the Canadian workforce. The coaching component takes place at the end of the in-class portion of the program where each graduate works with their coach to achieve employment success and integration.

.NET Solutions for Internationally Trained IT Professionals

This program helps internationally trained professionals with computer programming experience find jobs in their field. This program is designed to provide participants with the advanced concepts, skills and knowledge required to work as .NET Solutions Developers, Business Analysts, Software Developers, etc. Participants will also benefit from workplace culture and communications, job search and job development supports.

Navigating the Canadian IT Workplace

Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre

E-mail: song.guo@in-tac.ca
Phone: (613) 235-4875 ext. 138
Location: Ottawa

This part-time program includes 12 weeks of training on Canadian IT workplace culture, business practices and professional ethics; career mentorship; job-readiness coaching; a four to eight-week professional practicum; and employment supports to help participants obtain employment in their fields of expertise in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Mobile Systems Integration Bridging Program for Internationally Trained IT Professionals

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

E-mail: iti-mobile@humber.ca
Phone: 416-675-6622 ext. 5933
Location: Toronto

This program is for internationally trained professionals with backgrounds in information technology, computer science or engineering (computer, electronics or electrical). In 15 weeks, participants can gain advanced concepts and skills in computer networking, information security, installation and configuration of servers in a virtualized environment with an emphasis on operating systems. Participants can also access advising services, mentoring opportunities, job search and job development supports. Graduates of this Bridging Program have secured jobs such as Systems Analysts, IT/Network Administrators, and Network Analysts.