Thursday, October 25, 2012

Career Resources for Newcomer Architects

Once setting the free standing, land record fo...
Once setting the free standing, land record for the world's tallest structure, measuring 553.33 meters (1,815 feet, 5 inches), the CN Tower is Toronto's most visible landmark and arguably its most celebrated tourist destination. 2006 marks its 30th anniversary. This view looks WNW. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Becoming an architect takes years of training and hard work. If you're a newcomer architect, you'll need resources to help you get back to work in your field in Canada. We hope these will help you continue to work and advance your career.


All of Canada:



Government of Canada - Foreign Credentials Referral Office 
- links and information for internationally educated architects

Service Canada - Architect 
- labour market and requirements information for internationally educated architects wishing to work in Canada

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) 
- Essential information for internationally educated architects wishing to practice their profession in Canada

Article: Internationally Educated Architect Job Find program enhanced
- 26 September 2012 article about recent launch of Federal program to help internationally educated architects find jobs in Canada

Canadian Architectural Certification Board 
- information for internationally educated architects, from the regulatory body of architecture in Canada

Canadian Architect Magazine 
- publication for architects in Canada, including internationally-trained architects


Ontario:


Ontario Association of Architects 
- information and programs for newcomer architects in Ontario

Ontario Immigration 
- Career Map for newcomer architects in Canada

JVS Toronto 
- Bridge training program for internationally educated architects


British Columbia:


WelcomeBC 
- information on labour market, qualifications, and job-hunting for architects who are new to Canada

Architectural Institute of British Columbia 
- information on practicing as an architect in British Columbia

BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network 
- a partnership of internationally trained professionals from around the province, working cooperatively, to improve access to meaningful employment for all immigrant professionals in BC


Alberta:


Alberta Association of Architects 
- information for internationally educated architects, from the licensing body of architects in Alberta

Directions for Immigrants - Architecture 
- information on how internationally educated architects who want to continue their careers in Alberta


Saskatchewan:


SaskImmigration 
- Career map for internationally educated architects who want to work in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Architects 
- information from the licensing body of architects in Saskatchewan


Manitoba:


Immigrate to Manitoba 
- information on how internationally educated architects can get licensed to practice in Manitoba

Manitoba Association of Architects 
- resources from the professional association of architects in Manitoba


Québec:


Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)
- L’Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) contrôle l’accès à la profession d’architecte et en réglemente l’exercice dans la province.


New Brunswick:


WelcomeNB 
- fact sheet for internationally educated architects wishing to continue their careers in New Brunswick

Architects Association of New Brunswick 
- information from the licensing body for architects in the province of New Brunswick


Prince Edward Island:


Architects Association of Prince Edward Island 
- information from the licensing body for architects in the province of PEI


Nova Scotia:


Nova Scotia Association of Architects
- information from the licensing body for architects in the province of Nova Scotia


Newfoundland and Labrador:


Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador 
- information from the licensing body for architects in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects 
- the professional association for architects in Newfoundland and Labrador


Nunavut:


Canadian Institute for Recognizing Learning 
- information on how to work as an architect in Nunavut, which has no governing body for the profession


Northwest Territories:


Northwest Territories Association of Architects 
- information on working in the profession, from the licensing body for architects in Northwest Territories


Yukon:


Canadian Institute for Recognizing Learning 
- information on how to work as an architect in Yukon, which has no governing body for the profession


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