School of Immigrant and Transitional Education

The School of Immigrant and Transitional Education offers specialized programs and services that help you to prepare for your next steps to employment or further education.

The School provides a welcoming and supportive environment, with flexible programming, smaller classes, added supports such as advising or counselling, and accommodated learning approaches to help you succeed. The School engages in projects that provide education opportunities for underserved groups and builds community partnerships to facilitate transitions to education or the workplace for individuals facing barriers.

Programming for immigrant students includes professional bridging programs  that facilitate entry into the Canadian workforce. Occupation Specific Language Training courses can help you achieve your language, professional and academic goals.

Transitional education programming is designed for students who identify mental health and/or addictions challenges as a barrier to employment or further education.

Lastly, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) helps you earn academic credit for learning you’ve done before through work, school and/or life experiences.

Support Services Available to You

The college offers services to help support our students. Entry Advising Services can assist you in matching your academic skills, educational background and career goals with options from the college’s programs. We also have The Mentoring Partnership at George Brown College which connects students who are recent immigrants with a Mentor in their field. Students must be actively looking for work in their field.

Discover the success of our graduates

Read 50 stories from George Brown College graduates who were newcomers to Canada when they attended the college. Alumni from 35 different countries share their journeys, challenges and successes, while reflecting on immigration, education and new beginnings in Canada.

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