Each year, many people immigrant to Canada to start a new life. According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 6.8 million people were born outside of Canada about 20.6%. With Canada’s current immigration system attracting highly educated and skilled professionals, many individuals who decide to settle in Ontario will want to continue their professional work right away. However, many will find that obtaining the same job they had in their country of origin can take some time. That’s because many professions such as health care work are regulated by professional associations and involves a licensing process.
I recall speaking to a few foreign trained immigrants – one was a dentist and another was an aerospace engineer who were using the Library to prepare for their license. Depending on the profession, the licensing process can involve a few exams or sometimes need bridging courses or even an internship. This process can be lengthy and confusing for those unfamiliar with Ontario’s regulatory professions.
To assist internationally trained immigrants with the licensing processes, the Library is holding a free workshop offered by Global Experience Ontario to provide information on different licensing process, bridge training, language training and more. More details about the workshop is below. Registration is required online.
Date: Tues. Nov. 4, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: North York Central Library Auditorium
For those that can’t make it to the workshop or would like to find out more information about this topic beforehand, check out these books!