Bridging Training Programs

Bridge Training Programs (BTPs) facilitate the rapid integration of qualified internationally trained individuals into the labour market in Ontario by helping them get their licence or certificate in their profession or trade, so that they can work in Ontario. BTPs assess your existing skills and competencies, compared to Ontario employer expectations, and provide training and Canadian workplace experience without duplicating what you have already learned. These programs have been created by employers, colleges and universities, occupational regulatory bodies and community organizations.

Each bridge training program is different but, in general, is designed to provide you with:

  • Language training for your profession or trade
  • An assessment of your education and skills
  • Clinical or workplace experience
  • Skills training or targeted academic training programs
  • Preparation for a licence or certification examination
  • Individual learning plans to identify any added training you may need

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