Engineering Connections is designed to support internationally trained engineering professionals to succeed in the Canadian labour market. The program is delivered in partnership with Humber College and Seneca College and provides participants with important insights into Canadian workplace culture, engineering codes and standards, the Canadian project management environment, and professional licensing in Ontario.

TWO PROGRAM STREAMS:

Workplace Essentials for Engineers – ELT (WEE)

Labour Market Access – Job Search (LMA)

To be eligible for the program, clients must reside in Ontario (GTA and proximity) and hold valid Permanent Residence status, etc. in Canada. See program full eligibility criteria for details.

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Program Components

  • 6 week program
  • Academic training from a recognized educational institution on topics such as Engineering Codes and Standards, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Employment preparation and job search support, including various job search tools
  • One-to-one support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
  • Business and workplace communication training in a Canadian context

Program funder:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Program Benefits

  • Referrals to Speed Mentoring® and The Mentoring Partnership™
  • Effective job search strategies including market research techniques, resume development, interview skills and targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events
  • High employment success rate

Companies we work with:

  • EllisDon
  • Crosslinx Transit Solutions
  • Hatch
  • Metrolinx
  • Jacobs
  • Mosaic Transit Group
  • Dragados
  • Aquafor Beech Ltd.
  • RVA
  • Aecon

Program Eligibility

  • CLB 7 or higher preferred (for ELT, CLB 5/6)
  • Post-secondary education in Engineering from outside Canada
  • Permanent Residence, Convention Refugee
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in the engineering field from outside Canada
  • Must reside in Ontario (GTA or proximity)

Program Dates

North York 

  • April 3 -May 12, 2023 – Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • May 29-July 7, 2023 – Workplace Essentials for Engineers
  • July 17-August 25, 2023 – Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • September 11- October 20, 2023 – Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • October 30 -December 8, 2023 – Workplace Essentials for Engineers
  • January 2- February 9, 2024- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • February 19-March 29, 2024- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program

 

Mississauga 

  • April 3-May 12, 2023- Workplace Essentials for Engineers
  • May 22- June 30, 2023- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • July 17- August 25- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • September 11- October 20, 2023- Workplace Essentials for Engineers
  • October 30- December 8, 2023- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • January 8- February 16, 2024- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • February 19 -March 29, 2024- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program

 

Markham

  • April 10- May 19, 2023 – Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • June 5- July 14, 2023- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • July 24- September 1, 2023- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • September 18- October 27, 2023- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • November 6- December 15, 2023- Labour Market Access/Job Search Program
  • February 12- March 22, 2024- Workplace Essentials for Engineers

Program Fees

  • There are no fees associated with the program.

Advisory Committee

  • Wael Ramadan Al-Jerashy, Professor of Project Management & Strategy at Pilon School of Business and Past President, Lakeshore Chapter of PMI
  • Jose Garcia, Program Manager, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University
  • Kiddy Mengesha, Director – Office of Project Management/Privacy Officer, Evergreen Brickworks
  • Camille Bonner, Talent Acquisition Manager, Maple Reinders
  • Ayesha Singh, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, EllisDon Corporation
  • Tom Bournakas, President, CQ Search Group Ltd.
  • Marilynn Greenidge, HR Generalist, Temspec Inc.
  • Patience Adamu, Manager, Employee Experience, AECON
  • Monique Gordon, HR Business Partner, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
  • Reinaldo James, AECON

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