Bridge Training Programs help new Canadians get jobs in their fields

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Toronto — Ontario is helping more than 2,200 highly skilled newcomers get the training they need to help them find a job that matches their education, qualifications and experience.

“We know that helping newcomers find jobs that match their skills is one of the most important things we can do to help them succeed here in Ontario. Ontario’s Bridge Training programs help them get certified and upgrade their skills to the needs of our province’s job market, so they can continue to help our economy turn the corner,” stated Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Ontario is investing $8.8 million to renew 12 programs across the province. Provincial funding is being renewed for 12 bridge training programs, including three at Ryerson University – for internationally-educated dieticians, social workers and midwives.

Bridge training programs help internationally trained workers adapt their experience and skills to the Ontario job market without having to repeat previous education or training.

Through these programs, newcomers develop the technical, cultural and language-related skills needed to succeed

More details from Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.