York University’s Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) works with small and large local businesses, not-for-profits, professional associations and accreditation bodies to help IEPs transition into a position that matches their education, credentials, and experience. We attract candidates from over 70 countries and create an individual, customized action plan for each IEP that is tailored to their goals and career path.

Our number one goal is to help IEPs transition with confidence into a job in their field.

Program areas in Business include:

How can you tell if this program is right for you?

Our program positions you for employment that fits with your goals and career path, however, it does not guarantee you a job upon graduation. As a student, you’ll benefit from our courses, practical learning opportunities, and industry connections if:

  • You are currently working in a job that doesn’t match your skills, education, and experience or you are unemployed
  • You have not participated in a similar Ontario bridging program before
  • You are ready and willing to do the preparation required to get ready for employment in your field
  • You have the ability to take a minimum of two courses per term

Admission Requirements

To qualify for the program, IEPs must:

  • be a permanent resident, landed immigrant, convention refugee, refugee claimant or Canadian Citizen, and be living in Canada no longer than 3 years (preference will be given to those who have been here 2 years or less);
  • reside in Ontario;
  • have at minimum a recognized Bachelor’s degree in Business, IT or a related discipline, from a non-Canadian institution;
  • have related professional work experience outside Canada (minimum of 3 years but more is preferred);
  • have a good command of the English language as proven by achieving CLB Benchmark 8 in all areas in Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading within the past 12 months. Click here for more information on how to obtain your CLB score.

If you need more information on the admissions requirements above, please email your questions with a copy of your resume to the office [email protected] before applying.

Internationally trained professionals with financial need, who apply for this program may qualify for a one-time bursary to cover the cost of tuition, books and equipment costs. See the description of the “Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program” in our post on this website on Training programs in various occupations.