Bridging Programs for Immigrants

Bridging Programs are designed to help you make use of the education and work experience you have acquired internationally.  These programs help you to overcome the barriers between you and a rewarding job in the Canadian workforce.

We currently offer the bridging programs listed below:

College Teachers Training for Internationally Educated Professionals - Postgraduate Program (R403)
This classroom-based program is uniquely designed to provide occupation-specific communication and employment skills, training and experience in the Canadian college classroom, and to help prepare internationally educated teachers to teach in the Canadian college environment. This program also offers opportunities to network with college teachers and potential employers and provides mechanisms to gain experience in the Canadian classroom. Graduates have found employment across the college and university system in Ontario working as full-time professors, part-time professors, sessional instructors, tutors, and curriculum developers. Graduates will receive an Ontario College Graduate Certificate.

College Teachers Training for Internationally Educated Professionals (Online) – Postgraduate Program (R413)
This fully online (distance) version of the College Teachers Training for Internationally Educated Professionals – Postgraduate Program (R403) helps internationally educated teachers – who live in Ontario but outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) – prepare to teach in the Canadian college environment. Synchronous classes/activities are held Monday to Friday, from 9am – 4pm, similar to the R403 classroom-based schedule, in order to create a supportive learning environment and networking opportunities for all. Graduates will receive an Ontario College Graduate Certificate.

Construction Management (Graduate Certificate) (T403)
This program provides applied education for management positions in all construction settings, including an enhanced workplace experience component to help you make a quick transition to employment. 

Academic Pathway for Nurses (Graduate Certificate)
This outcome-based certificate provides Canadian nurses and Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) with an opportunity to strengthen their nursing skills and knowledge. The courses meet the needs of Canadian nurses returning to practice and Canadian nurses and IENs who have been assessed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as needing to meet designated theory and clinical elements. Each nurse has an individual pathway as indicated by the letter of direction from the CNO.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who have faced challenges with mental health and/or addictions issues. The program provides students who see education as part of their recovery process with the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who have faced challenges with mental health and/or addictions issues. The program provides students who see education as part of their recovery process with the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

DEGREE PROGRAMS

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This program is designed to provide the communication skills, training and critical Canadian experience to help prepare internationally educated teachers for teaching in a Canadian community college or other adult education settings. This program features both blended (in-person and online) and fully-online instruction, and runs Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. downtown at 341 King St. E. All online instruction features both synchronous and asynchronous activities. This means that there will be lectures or group discussions in which all students take part at the same time each week (synchronous), while other activities may be completed individually at any time through email, wikis or other online interactive systems (asynchronous).
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This program is designed to provide the pedagogical foundations, intercultural and professional communication skills, and Canadian experience to help prepare internationally educated teachers for teaching in a Canadian community college or other adult education settings. This program is blended (in-person and online), and runs Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. downtown at 341 King St. E. There will be lectures or group discussions in which all students take part at the same time each week, while other activities may be completed individually at any time through email, wikis or other online interactive systems.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This fully online (distance) program is designed to provide the communication skills, training, and critical Canadian experience to help prepare internationally educated teachers for teaching in a Canadian community college environment. This program runs Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a schedule similar to the classroom-based (R403) program; however, students can log in from anywhere in Ontario. All online instruction features both synchronous and asynchronous activities. This means that there will be lectures or group discussions in which all students take part at the same time each week (synchronous), while other activities may be completed individually at any time through email, wikis, or other online interactive systems (asynchronous).