Mentors, mentees and employer partners share their experiences of mentoring.
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A career tool that provides useful information about job opportunities, job demand, wages, skills requirements, and more.
Learn about workers’ rights, training/learning resources, and career exploration resources.
TWIG, as a member of Workforce Planning Ontario, conducts localized research and actively engages organizations and community partners in local labour market projects.
Second Career provides career planning and financial support specially designed to help laid-off Ontarians participate in long-term training for a new job. Career counsellors in Employment Ontario offices across the province can help interested individuals take the first step.
PCPI is committed to helping clients optimize workplace performance through the application of Human Resource, Career Development and Cultural Intelligence (CI) solutions.
Ontario workinfonet (OnWIN) is a web-based resource and service dedicated to connecting the people of Ontario to quality information and resources in the areas of jobs; work and recruiting; learning; education and training; occupations and careers; labour market information and outlook; self-employment; workplace issues and supports; and financial help and issues.
A province-wide umbrella organization for the community-based training and employment sector
Ontario Job Futures provides information on the current trends and future outlook for 190 occupations common to Ontario. It is a joint effort of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and of Service Canada – Ontario Region.
Bridge training programs help qualified internationally trained individuals move quickly into the labour market in Ontario by assessing their existing skills and competencies, compared to Ontario employer expectations. They provide training and Canadian workplace experience without duplication.
Find services for newcomers and immigrants funded by the provincial government.
Find a link to a list of mentoring programs on the Ontario Immigration website.
Over 50 million professionals use LinkedIn (a professional networking site) to exchange information, ideas and opportunities.
The JSW Program is specifically designed to assist new and recent immigrants to Canada in their job search. The program offers pre-employment training and assists internationally trained individuals with the initial stages of their job search.
A niche job board site that targets the entire eyecare industry to attract highly qualified professionals.
A listing of employment services and training funded by Employment Ontario.
CASIP delivers employment and training services to skilled immigrant job seekers and to employers.
Employment and Social Services provides employment supports, financial benefits and social supports to people living in Toronto.
Provides internships that last for 4, 6, 9 or 12 months for job-ready immigrants that are legally able to work in Canada.
The Access to Professions and Trades Guide provides information about international qualifications, licensing and regulatory bodies as well as education and training options available. The guide also has information about the workplace culture in Canada. Benefit from resources and tips on preparing a Canadian-style résumé and cover letter, professional networking and much more.
311 improves accessibility to non-emergency City services and information and increases the City’s effectiveness in responding to public inquiries.
A website of over 20,000 community, health, social and related government services – a reliable resource for anyone looking for human services in Toronto
Credit programs, general interest courses and ESL classes for adults/newcomers
English or French as a Second Language (FSL/FSL) class through the Government of Ontario’s Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program
For more than 30 years, the TOEIC test has set the standard for assessing English-language skills used in the workplace.
Information regarding occupation-specific language training for Accounting, Business and Finance; Information Technology; Engineering and Manufacturing; Health Care and Pharmaceutical; Hospitality and Tourism; and Food and Beverage.
PTP provides basic skills education, upgrading, job search and related services to adults preparing for employment, training or further education.
Free language training for adult permanent residents or protected persons
Find links to ELT programs across Ontario. ELT programs provide job-specific, advanced-level English training to adult newcomers. ELT programs are especially useful for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) and tradespeople.
ESPE is an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) training provider catering to the specific communication needs of internationally educated professionals. It specializes in technical and business English for engineers and other professionals.
The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks is the centre of expertise in support of the national standards in English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.
CAPLA is the national voice for the recognition of prior learning (RPL). CAPLA has provided the expertise, advocacy and support for the development of PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) in Canada since 1994
The leading source of international education intelligence, WES is a not-for-profit organization with over 30 years’ experience evaluating international credentials
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources including accreditation services. All services are provided free of charge
CICIC provides information and referral services to individuals, employers, professionals and organizations on mobility and credential recognition. Its website includes fact sheets, guides and other resources. CICIC does not assess credentials
ICAS provides reports that help employers, education institutions, immigration officials and community agencies understand the education individuals have completed outside Canada
Global Experience Ontario can help internationally trained and educated individuals find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario. The one-stop centre offers a range of services for internationally educated individuals
ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries. It also conducts educational research, analysis and policy studies and develops a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education
Comparative Education Service (CES) provides an educational credential assessment report for a fee that will show how academic achievements earned outside of Canada compare to credentials earned in Canada. Educational credential assessment reports can be used to apply for jobs, further education and professional certification, and for immigration to Canada
Members of ACESC undergo a rigorous self-evaluation process including a review of assessment procedures, experience, file management, personnel qualifications, documentation methods and reference material base. Membership in this alliance is an assurance that the academic credential assessment service offers the most effective, accurate and efficient method for evaluating international academic credentials
Sponsored by Social Enterprise for Canada, AAAC assists internationally trained professionals and tradespeople with the development of their accreditation portfolio and custom action plans. They also provide advice on accreditation for employment, licensing and certification, training, job search and employment supports within the community
Canada InfoNet is a website managed and operated by JVS Toronto that helps new and potential immigrants to Canada transition into careers in their chosen profession. and find information on settlement, employment and education in Canada
SAPNA Toronto is a platform to aid professionals from all walks of life within the Greater Toronto Area. The networking efforts that are demonstrated are designed to open more doors for individuals while being a learning platform from various professional backgrounds
Information resource about Ukraine and Ukrainians
An initiative created by new immigrants to help other new immigrants to succeed in a new country like Canada
Brought to you by settlement.org in partnership with TRIEC, this directory lists groups run by and for internationally-trained professionals with new and established groups from both regulated and non-regulated sectors
To help promote the professional and social development of its members in Canada
Promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community service
An alumni association from one of Colombia’s top universities
For employment and entrepreneurship mentoring – aims to help Iranian-Canadians succeed at work and in business by cooperation and networking within the community
Promotes the entrepreneurial and professional develoment for Hispanics in Canada, with an emphasis in Ontario
To promote our Hispanic culture through its various forms of expression. We strive to be the bridge that connects our culture with that of the other Canadians living in Halton-Peel
To represent and assist professionals of Chinese descent in gaining recognition, cultural integration, career advancement, and civic engagement in Canadian society through quality service and advocacy
To unite Chinese professional women in Canada and enhance the Chinese women’s status in Canadian society
Promotes friendship, understanding and co-operation between the peoples of Canada and Cuba
Founded in 2001 to stimulate the Canadian Hispanic professionals through the active involvement of its members
To encourage entrepreneurship in the Chinese Canadian community and to strengthen the competitiveness of Chinese Canadian business in the global market
Provides information about settlement, employment, education, and opportunities for newcomer youth 18-24 including job opportunities
Developed to help newcomers that are interested in living and working permanently in Canada; provides information on finding a job, the challenges of working in Canada, workers’ rights and more
Creates and champions solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Greater Toronto Region labour market. One of TRIEC’s programs is The Mentoring Partnership, which brings together recent skilled immigrants and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships
Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture
Information and resources for newcomers to Ontario on housing, education,employment, health and more
One of the largest groups of internationally qualified professionals in Canada. It focuses on promoting networking among its members for their mutual benefit thus helping in their professional and social development
Helps Ontario regulatory bodies improve access by international candidates to self-regulated professions in Ontario while maintaining standards for public safety
For IEPs new to Ontario, this site will help you find employment and build a career in your professional field
Guides to living, working, doing business and studying in Ontario; information for before you arrive and after you arrive
Advocate for the immigrant-serving sector and expert on immigrant and refugee Issues
Their goal is to make sure that people are treated fairly when they apply to become licensed professionals in one of Ontario’s regulated professions, no matter where they were trained; includes links to professional associations
Occupational Career Maps: Information for Internationally Trained Workers
This one-stop access and resource centre helps internationally trained and educated individuals find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides information on getting licensed in a profession in Ontario
The Canadian government offers information about foreign credential assessment and recognition processes through the Foreign Credentials Referral Office
Works to ensure that the governance bodies of public agencies, boards and commissions as well as voluntary organizations reflect the diversity of the people who live and work in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Works collaboratively and coordinates employment and training services for internationally trained persons
From the federal ministry responsible for developing and implementing immigration policies, programs and services – Information for newcomers to Canada
Provides programs that assist internationally trained professionals and trades-people to secure work in their related backgrounds
Connect the regions diverse ethnic communities in Canada using one voice and language by providing free information, advice, entertainment and encouragement to new immigrants
CIIP is an innovative project funded by the Government of Canada to help those immigrating to Canada under the Federal Skilled Workers Program in China, India and the Philippines
Helps immigrants settle in Canada by providing information, tools, resources and strategies for personal growth and success
An online forum providing mentoring, resources and other services that assist skilled, experienced, and expert professionals, business people and trades people who are new to Canada, or are considering emigrating to Canada
Provides information about visiting, studying, working and immigrating to Canada; doing business with Canada and foreign policy and international development
Bridging programs put together by employers, colleges and universities, occupational regulatory bodies, and community organizations
Provides information about regulated professions for Internationally Trained Individuals in Southwestern Ontario
Lists universities, colleges and apprenticeship programs in Canada
Information about Ontario’s social assistance programs including eligibility
Information about community, social, health and related government services most suited to one’s needs through phone, web and print directories
Provides programs tailored to meet the needs of Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses
Information of the 2006 Census (conducted every 5 years); there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life – the major ones being the Labour Force Survey, Consumer Price Index, Health Survey and Household Spending Survey.
The only online post-secondary education resource that provides Canadians with the information and services they need to decide what and where to study and how to cover the costs.