Information Technology (IT) Connections helps internationally-trained IT professionals pursue their careers in Canada. Participants learn Canadian IT-sector standards, terminology, and tips on how to enhance their job search. IT Connections was designed in close collaboration with key stakeholders – employers, professional associations and an academic institution.

Program Components:

  • Effective job search strategies: market research techniques; resume development; interview skills; and, targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience
  • Orientation to Canadian Workplace Culture and the expectations of employers in the sector
  • Project Management for IT Professionals (PMP exam preparation)
  • Agile Introduction and Methodology
  • Guest speaking panels including volunteers from Accenture (program sponsor)
  • Connections with IT employers
  • Referrals to Speed Mentoring® and The Mentoring Partnership™
  • Post-employment communication coaching, language coaching and document editing

Eligibility

  • Permanent resident or convention refugee with a valid work permit (at least one year)
  • Bachelor’s degree in an I.T.-related major
  • Minimum two years’ experience in an I.T.-related field

Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:

  • IT Service Director
  • IT Project Manager
  • Sr. System Analyst
  • Sr. IT QA
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Project Coordinator/ Tech Lead
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Product Specialist (E-Commerce)
  • IT Auditor
  • IT Support Specialist
  • IT Governance Analyst
  • SAP Basis/DB2 Administrator
  • Application System Analyst
  • Sr. IT Controller and Auditor
  • Web Developer

Program Fees

  • The fee for this program is $500. This offsets a portion of the Ryerson University academic component. This program is 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.