Currently, we are not intaking for the Human Resources Program in 2019-20. However, students with an HR background are welcome to apply to the Management stream of the IEP Business Certificate.

Building on the education, skills and relevant work experience that you already have, York University’s Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) certificate will prepare you for a smoother transition into a career in human resources.  Through York’s courses, professional development, and connections you will be more prepared for a career in Ontario.

Our number one goal is to help IEPs transition with confidence into a job in their field.  The courses offered within the York certificate also count towards the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) designation. (For more information, see below)

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

How can you tell if bridging is right for you?

Bridging 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.