This program has been postponed from an April 14, 2020 planned start date, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The program may be re-scheduled, once social distancing precautions are no longer deemed necessary.
The Electrical Engineering Connections is an Ontario-wide online bridge to work program designed to support internationally-trained electrical engineering professionals with their integration into the Canadian labour market. This interactive online program will help you gain knowledge of the Canadian and Ontario electrical codes and standards, labour market prospects, job search strategies and professional licensing in Ontario. There is an opportunity to receive job search support in-person if you are located near the program office.
- Sector-specific modules: Overview of Health and Safety Codes and Standards; Applications of Measuring Instruments and Ontario Electric Code; Overview of Industrial Automation in Ontario Energy Systems and Electrical Equipment in Ontario (by Humber College); other sector-specific workshops including industry projects and Professional Engineering Ontario (PEO) licensing.
- One-on-one coaching: One on one career coaching from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector; referrals to job openings and connections to employers in your sector.
- Job search modules: resume writing and customization; labour market information; interview preparation; social media and networking; Canadian workplace orientation; creative problem-solving assessment and workshops; business communication and job retention supports.
- Professional networking: webinars, mentoring, panel discussions, virtual recruitment events.
- One-to-one support from an employment consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
- Connections to employers who are hiring in your sector
- Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
- Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events
- Academic training from a recognized educational institute
- Business communication and workplace culture training in a Canadian context
- Orientation to your sector in Canada
- Job search support and preparation
- Coaching and support after you’re hired
- The fee for this program is $500. This offsets a portion of the Humber College academic component.
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.
- Instructional/reference materials are included at no cost.
- All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.