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Human Resources Job Market in Canada

Human Resources Connections helps internationally-trained human resources professionals to find work in Canada. This 7-week program provides you with training that is current and relevant to Canadian workplaces. It builds on your previous human resources expertise by providing an orientation to your sector in Canada. The program is in partnership with HRPA and Sheridan College.

Program Benefits:

  • Orientation to the HR sector in Canada
  • Sector Specific Job Search – HR Resume, Mock Interview, Job Search Techniques, Social Media
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Recruitment, networking and guest speaker events
  • Academic training provided by Sheridan College
  • Business and workplace communication training in a Canadian context
  • CKE 1, CKE 2 and Employment Law preparation workshop
  • Post Hire Support – Job Retention, Business Communication/Language Coach, HR Sector Coach

Program Eligibility:

  • Post-secondary education in relevant field
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in human resources outside of Canada (with no relevant Canadian work experience)
  • CLB Level 8 or higher
  • Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee, or Refugee Claimant with 1 year work permit

Program Fees:

  • The fee for this program is $500. This offsets a portion of the Sheridan College academic component. The program may be eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.
  • All books and materials are included or available on-loan to participants at no additional cost.
  • All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Human Resources Connections is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with Sheridan College, OTEC and supported by HRPA.

Program Delivery Schedule:


  • January 18 - March 5 2021


  • TBD

Program Information Session Schedule:


Event Registration URL

February 24, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Register here 

March 3, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Register here 

March 17, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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March 24, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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March 31, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Program Advisory Team:

Selina Louzado, Director of Talent and Culture, Novotel Hotel & Resorts (Mississauga)
Ali Farooqui, HR Manager, Polar Pak Inc.
Annette Dhanasar, Country Manager – Human Resources, Eblock
Juliet Smith, HR Business Partner, Symcor
Ian MacPherson, IH MacPherson Consulting, HR Consultant
Helen Davies, TD, VP, HR Community Banking
Maha Al Amin, Your HR Team, Managing Partner
Nazlin Hirji, Sheridan College Executive Director, Continuing and Professional Studies 
Emma Gibbons, Sheridan College Acting Associate Director - Continuing and Professional Studies
Sharon Jobity, Ontario Centre for Excellence VP, HR Community Banking
Shady Hana, Sheridan College Professor, HR, HRSA Advisor
Stephanie Braid, KPMG Senior Manager, Inclusion & Diversity

Companies That Have Worked With Us:

  • PWC
  • Manulife
  • RBC
  • Edealer   
  • Emergitel
  • Walmart
  • ManPower
  • Scotia Bank
  • Loblaws
  • OLG
  • Deloitte
  • City of Mississauga

Our Graduates Have Been Hired Into The Following Roles:

  • Technical Recruiter
  • Learning and Development Consultant
  • Compensation and Collective Bargaining
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Director
  • HR Head of Department
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • HR Assistant
  • Training and Development
  • HR Analyst
  • Compensation Specialist
  • HR Administrator

Contact Us:

To learn more about Human Resources Connections, please click here to email the Program Manager or call at 905.454.2316.


Arriving Canada in spring 2019 and joining the ACCES Employment - HR Connections program, was a crucial part of the successes in my Canadian journey. The 7-week intensive Human Resources Connections program enriched me with valuable information, resources and connections needed to thrive in the Canadian labour market. ACCES Employment team and partners were excellent with the program content and the mode of delivery. I was able to secure a job consistent with my experience and background immediately after the program. A connection made possible by the programs Employer Liaison. I would strongly recommend ACCES Employment as it is indeed a ”GOLD MINE”.

Adedoyinsola Abitoye - HR Manager at Maratek Environmental