Working in Canada

A career tool that provides useful information about job opportunities, job demand, wages, skills requirements, and more.

Toronto Workforce Innovation Group

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 Strategy

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.

Progress Career Planning Institute (PCPI)

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)

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.

Ontario Job Futures

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.

Work in Your Profession – Bridge Training Programs

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.


Over 50 million professionals use LinkedIn (a professional networking site) to exchange information, ideas and opportunities.

Job Search Workshops (JSW) Ontario

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.

Job 4 ECP’S

A niche job board site that targets the entire eyecare industry to attract highly qualified professionals.

Access to Professions and Trades Guide

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 Toronto

311 improves accessibility to non-emergency City services and information and increases the City’s effectiveness in responding to public inquiries.

211 Toronto

A website of over 20,000 community, health, social and related government services – a reliable resource for anyone looking for human services in Toronto

Universities Canada

The voice of Canadian universities (97 member institutions) at home and abroad

Specialized Language Training in Ontario

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.

Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Programs

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.

English for Specific Purposes Education (ESPE)

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.

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB)

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.

World Education Services (WES)

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

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

Global Experience Ontario

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 (Educational Testing Service)

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)

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

Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC)

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

Accreditation Assistance Access Centre (AAAC)

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

SAPNA – South Asian networking group of professionals

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


An initiative created by new immigrants to help other new immigrants to succeed in a new country like Canada Professional Networks For Immigrants

Brought to you by 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

Iranian Canadian Network (ICN)

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

Halton Peel Hispanic Association (HPHA)

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

Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC)

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

Provides information about settlement, employment, education, and opportunities for newcomer youth 18-24 including job opportunities

Working in Canada

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

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)

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

Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture

Proactive Canadian Professionals Association (PACPA)

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

Ontario Regulators for Access

Helps Ontario regulatory bodies improve access by international candidates to self-regulated professions in Ontario while maintaining standards for public safety

Ontario Immigration

Guides to living, working, doing business and studying in Ontario; information for before you arrive and after you arrive

Global Experience Ontario

This one-stop access and resource centre helps internationally trained and educated individuals find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario

Getting Licenced in Ontario

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides information on getting licensed in a profession in Ontario

Foreign Credentials Referral Office

The Canadian government offers information about foreign credential assessment and recognition processes through the Foreign Credentials Referral Office

DiverseCity onBoard

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)


Find out about your legal rights and the latest information on legal issues in Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

From the federal ministry responsible for developing and implementing immigration policies, programs and services – Information for newcomers to Canada

Canadian Newcomer Magazine

Connect the regions diverse ethnic communities in Canada using one voice and language by providing free information, advice, entertainment and encouragement to new immigrants

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

Bridging Programs in Ontario

Bridging programs put together by employers, colleges and universities, occupational regulatory bodies, and community organizations

findhelp Information Services

Information about community, social, health and related government services most suited to one’s needs through phone, web and print directories

Enterprise Toronto

Provides programs tailored to meet the needs of Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses

Census of Canada

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.

CanLearn (Government of Canada)

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.

A directory of over 20, 000 community, social, health and government services

Online Information Service to find people, businesses, products and services