Resources for Internationally Trained Engineers In Canada.

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Bredin Institute
Calgary, Alberta
The BIM program is especially geared toward assisting those who are looking for employment as engineering designers and drafters. The program focuses on language training and computer software training to prepare students for jobs in the engineering community.

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)
Calgary, Alberta
Offered by CCIS, a non-profit volunteer organization, this program helps internationally educated professionals upgrade their skills. It also features a work placement so participants can gain Canadian work experience within the program. Much of the focus is on employability, helping to connect students with local engineering firms.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN)
Edmonton, Alberta
ETIP focuses on improving students’ English language proficiency and adapting their current skills to Canadian standards. The program helps students develop their computer skills and prepares them for conducting their own successful job searches. Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired professional recognition and membership with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).


University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The IEEQ Program combines university engineering courses, cultural orientation, professional networking, language/communication support and co-op work experience to help students be considered “academically qualified” by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM). This leads to obtaining a Professional Engineer licence.

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba
This course is designed for Manitoba residents who plan to continue their engineering careers in the province. Students should already be in the process of getting their foreign credentials recognized by the Manitoba regulatory body before taking the course. For those who cannot attend the classroom sessions, this course is also offered online.

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba
This free program is the next step up from English for Engineering Professionals, which is a prerequisite for it. It teaches the English skills internationally educated engineers need to successfully work in Manitoba. Students need to be permanent residents of Canada and have Canadian Language Benchmark levels of seven or above.


Accessible Community Counselling and Employment Services (ACCES)
Toronto, Ontario
This is a program designed to prepare internationally trained engineers for getting licensed and ultimately working in Ontario. Participants learn job search strategies, workplace communication and Ontario employer expectations. The program also offers various workshops on Canadian Engineering Codes, software for engineers and project management.

Accessible Community Counselling and Employment Services (ACCES)
Toronto, Ontario
This program is specifically designed for internationally trained engineers who want to work in project management. Students gain an understanding of the Canadian project management field while they learn the fundamentals of project management and Microsoft Project software. This program also provides post-employment support for participants needing job-specific language development.

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario
Humber’s free part-time program offers engineers technical and software training to give them the skills Ontario employers require. The program specifically focuses on civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, providing training in AutoCAD, Solidworks, PLCs, MS-Project and other such software. In addition, job search assistance, educational counselling and communication skills development are also offered.

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
Toronto, Ontario
Internationally trained engineers seeking Ontario licences can benefit from the preparation offered by this program. This course prepares students for the Professional Practice Examination, teaching them the technical information needed to pass the exam and the role of exam writing in Canada. Students also learn legal and ethical Canadian workplace practices.

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario
Ryerson’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science offers this program in collaboration with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). The program gives internationally trained engineers the opportunity to obtain the academic requirements for getting licensed with the PEO. Students who wish to improve their English language proficiency can opt to take English as a Second/Additional Language courses as well.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Toronto, Ontario
This program is specifically designed for environmental engineers and geoscientists. It helps them get licensed and employed in Ontario. Participants are given technical training as well as occupation-specific language and workplace culture training. As part of the program, they will complete a one-year paid work placement to gain Canadian work experience. Participants will also take the Professional Practice Exams to become licensed Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
This program provides a unique alternative path to the Professional Engineer licence. Instead of taking the Confirmatory Examination Program by Professional Engineering Ontario (PEO), internationally trained engineers can take LIEP. The program offers professional engineering courses which are accepted by PEO. Students are also offered career development support and preparation for writing the Professional Practice Examination (PPE).

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering offers bridging programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and systems design engineering. The programs are all focused on helping internationally trained engineers upgrade their skills and credentials to successfully work in their fields in Canada.

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