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The following Bridge Training programs help internationally trained individuals find employment in Ontario. Some focus on helping participants gain the knowledge, resources and information they will need to get a job in their field in Ontario. Others provide financial support, work placement, mentoring opportunities, connections to employers or advice on how to start a business.

Arrimage emploi (Securing Employment)

This program offers workshops on Canada’s corporate culture, employers’ expectations and the necessary steps for internationally trained individuals to find a job in their field.

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Immigrant Access Centre for Regulated Employment (ACRE)Immigrant Access Fund of Canada Inc.

Immigrant Access Fund: Micro Loans for Internationally Trained Individuals

Phone: 1-855-423-2262
website: www.iafcanada.org/
Email: apply@iafcanada.org
Location: Province-wide

This project provides micro loans for qualified internationally trained individuals, to help them pay the costs and fees associated with Ontario Bridge Training programs, licensure/certifications exams, and credential assessments. In addition, loans may cover living expenses incurred while completing a Bridge Training program or preparing for licensure/certification exams.

Enhancing International Credential Recognition

World Education Services (WES)

Phone: (416) 972-0070
Location: Toronto

This is a marketing and research project  that promotes credential assessment in Ontario.  The project also assists employers, regulatory bodies and academic institutions to develop and maintain objective, fair and transparent recruitment and admissions practices.

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Leadership Connections

This program assists internationally trained professionals with leadership experience to obtain senior level employment in their field. The program provides participants with workplace communications and culture training for leaders, technical training, employment supports and employer engagement activities. The program’s academic component is offered in partnership with Humber College.

Ottawa Job Match Network

This program helps to match internationally trained individuals with employment opportunities commensurate with their experience through a database used by job matching specialists from LASI and its partners. The program also offers a variety of workshops geared to job seekers, employers and mentors to assist with the labour market integration of internationally trained individuals in the Ottawa region. Services are provided in English and French.

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Professions North/Nord

Laurentian University

Phone: 705-222-1766, 1-866-210-3020
E-mail: info@professionsnorth.ca  
Website:  www.professionsnorth.ca
Location: Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, et Timmins

This program offers portfolio development and workplace communications skills training for internationally trained professionals in various fields. Through this program, participants will increase their job readiness and access work placements. Professions Nord/North has service locations in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timmins. Services will be provided in both English and French.


This is an online database that markets the skills and experience of internationally trained individuals seeking employment in Ontario.

Mentorship for Newcomer Success

This program helps internationally trained individuals connect with mentors in their profession to help them get work in their field. Mentors can provide network contacts, job references and labour market information.

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La Cité Collégiale

Arrimage Emploi

email: info@lacitec.on.ca
Phone : 613 742-2493
Location: Ottawa

This project is intended to help internationally trained professionals who have a postsecondary degree or a professional diploma and experience in their field to find jobs commensurate with their education and experience. The project will provide workshops to familiarize participants with the Canadian labour market, employers’ expectations and how to go about finding a job suited to their skills, education and experience. The project will also provide paid or unpaid internships, personalized coaching during the job search process, and post-hiring support to ensure success on Ontario’s labour market.

Group Mentorship for Immigrant Employment

This program is a part of London region’s Mentorship for Newcomer Success program.  Through this program, immigrant-serving organizations recruit internationally trained individual (“ITI”) mentees and employer umbrella groups engage mentors.  Small ‘group mentoring’ sessions bring ITI mentees and employer mentors together in order to allow ITIs to expand their professional networks, obtain industry-specific labour market information and benefit from strengthened business communication skills.

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London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council ("LMIEC") Job Match Network

WIL Counselling for Training and Employment

Website: www.lmiec.ca
E-mail:  info@lmiec.ca
Phone: 519-663-0774  ext. 228
Location: London

This program provides an integrated job matching network for internationally trained immigrants (ITIs) and employers in the Greater London Area.

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WIL Counselling for Training and Employment

Access Centre for Regulated Employment (ACRE)

Phone: 519-858-2348
website: http://www.accesscentre.ca
Email: info@accesscentre.ca
Location: Ottawa

This program offers information, application assistance and referral services to internationally trained individuals who are seeking licensure in one of Ontario’s 35 regulated professions or certification for employment in non-regulated highly-skilled occupations.