English Language Training

Note: This chart offers some common pathways to the goal, but is not exhaustive. Other pathways may be possible.

Ontario Bridge Training Programs

Program Description: Ontario Bridge Training programs help skilled newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade, so that they can work in Ontario. Each bridge training program is unique, but in general they are designed to give internationally trained individuals: Eligibility:

Cost: Varies by program (some programs are free). The Government of Ontario funds employers, colleges and universities, occupational regulatory bodies and community organizations to deliver bridge training programs, with support from the Government of Canada. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has introduced an Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program, which provides bursaries of up to $5,000 to internationally trained individuals participating in eligible Ontario Bridge Training programs offered by Ontario colleges and universities. These bursaries cover participants' direct education costs not covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program. Such costs can include tuition, books and equipment.

There are a number of Ontario Bridge Training Programs offered in Toronto and York Region. You will find program details regarding the following fields/professions:

For program and contact details regarding the above Ontario Bridge Training programs, click here and click on the field/profession you wish to explore.

In Toronto and York Region the following institutions and agencies deliver Bridge Training:

Click here for details on the specific Bridge Training programs offered by the above deliverers.

Early Childhood Education
Education (College Teacher Training)
Employment counseling
Environmental (Green Economy)
Financial services
Health care
Human resources
Information technology
Land surveyors
Medical graduates (Ottawa)
Occupational therapy
Project Management
Sales and marketing
Skilled Trades
Social work
Supply chain/Logistics