Engineering Connections, provided by ACCES Employment, Humber College, Seneca College, and Ryerson University, is designed to support internationally-trained engineers to succeed in the Canadian labour market. The program provides participants with important insights into Canadian workplace culture, engineering codes and standards, the Canadian project management environment, and professional licensing in Ontario. There are three streams in the program: Workplace Essentials for Engineers (WEE), Job Search (LMA) and Project Management.
- 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
- Post-secondary education in engineering from outside Canada
- Minimum one year of experience in the engineering field outside of Canada (within the last three years)
- Permanent resident, protected person, or convention refugee.
Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:
- Project Manager/Project Coordinator
- Principal Engineer
- Production Manager
- Engineering Associate
- R&D in Electronics
- Senior Estimator
- QA Auditor (Welding Inspector)
- Quality System Specialist
- Environmental Affairs and Safety Specialist
- Structural Engineer/Designer
- Electronics Engineer/Designer
- Electrical Engineer/Designer
- Instrumentation Engineer/Designer
- HVAC Engineer/Designer
- Mechanical Engineer/Designer
- Mechanical Engineering Technologist
- Field Technician
- There are no fees associated with the Job Search and Workplace Communication Training components of the program.
- The fee for the Project Management component is $400. This fee offsets the academic portion of the program and may be eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.
- All books and materials are included or available on-loan to participants at no additional cost.
- All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The fee represents a small proportion (approximately 10 per cent) of the overall cost of the program. Engineering Connections is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with Ryerson University and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
Duration: 6 weeks in length, Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, classroom-based.