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Ontario expands bridge training programs for newcomers

Building on the ongoing success of Ontario’s bridge training program, the government is investing in 22 new bridge training programs and renewing nine others to help skilled newcomers become job-ready for the Ontario work force.

More than 5,000 newcomers will have access to skills upgrading and job search training. Fifty per cent of participants will be trained for work in the new green economy. Six of the 31 programs announced today are research projects which will explore systemic changes in various professions that would make them more accessible to skilled newcomers.

Ontario’s bridge training programs have a proven track record of helping skilled newcomers get licensed and get work in their field. Training builds on existing skills, with supplemental training, job search assistance, profession-specific language training, mentoring, links with employers and more.

Here are the some of the organizations which will receive Bridge Training funding under today’s announcement.

BRAMPTON
Skills for Change (Renewal)

Trades Win Support Program
Field: Trades
This program will provide employers in Peel Region with skilled trades workers to meet their labour shortage while educating them about the advantages of hiring skilled newcomers.

HAMILTON
Settlement and Integration Services Organization (SISO) (Renewal)
Bridging for Accounting, Banking and Finance Professionals
Field: Accounting and Financial Services
This program, for skilled newcomers in the accounting, banking and finance sectors, offers academic and skills development, occupation-specific language training and employment services.

KITCHENER-WATERLOO
Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
New Canadian Employment Connections Project
Field: Multiple
This program includes activities aimed at changing employer attitudes and practices towards hiring immigrants: seminars, workshops, networking opportunities and a marketing campaign.

OTTAWA
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology,
Keeping It Current for Internationally Educated Nurses
Field: Nursing
This program is for Internationally Educated Nurses seeking employment as Registered Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses. 2 g Bridging Program for International Medical Doctors amiliarity with the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and on-the-b experience. e his program will help skilled newcomers in the information technology and communications field. Ontario Rural (ESSOR)/ Specialized Employment in Ontario (SESRO) ield of agrifood nd the environment, taking into consideration trends in the green rural economy. ant Connections Initiative iagara-area employers across the various levels of the biotechnology and reen economy sectors. Bridging Program for New Canadians e professionals with skills pgrading and language, culture and workplace communications training. Employment Services (ACCES) tions ill ave access to professional networks, mentoring, guest speakers, as well as post-hire services. CES) ctions - Canadian Business Law ur-week program for internationally trained financial professionals with training in Business Law. rvices (ACCES) tions: Project Management t includes ndamentals of project management, job search skills and post-employment supports.

Catholic Immigration Centre (Renewal)
Medical Licensin
Field: Medicine This program offers internationally educated doctors training in medical communication, Canadian healthcare culture

TORONTO & AREA
Accessible Community Counseling and Human Resources Connec
Field: Human Resources This program helps internationally trained human resources professionals find work.

Posted: Jul 2, 2010

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