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Foreign-trained Professionals
Are you new to Canada? Do you need to know where to get your credentials evaluated?
Books
  • A Complete Guide to Overcome “No Canadian Experience,” (650.140869120971 Ora)
    ,”how and where to obtain Canadian experience for foreign trained professionals and skilled immigrants on the journey to employment in their chosen professions,”
  • Arrival Survival Canada (362.8400971 Noo)
    a handbook for new immigrants
  • Canadian Immigration (325.71 Can)
    These essays examine and update our understanding of economic and closely related social factors regarding immigration.
  • Canadian Oxford Dictionary (Ref 423 Can)
    An Oxford English dictionary devoted to the Canadian spelling of words.
  • Canadian Sayings (427.971 Cas)
    One thousand folk sayings used by Canadians.
  • Career Success Is Color-Blind (650.14 Ste)
    Stevenson notes, ",”No matter what your colour, culture, sex, age, or special circumstances, today’s workplace demands that you meet the challenge of succeeding in a diverse workplace."
  • Get Hired on Demand  (331.7020869120971 Tal)
    ,”an advanced career guide for internationally trained professionals,”
  • Guide To Canadian English Usage (428.0097103 Fee)
    An Oxford English dictionary to help you with “Canadianisms” and learn Canadian grammar and spelling.
  • How to Find a Job in Canada (650.140869120971 Che)
    a complete job guide that addresses topics from a newcomer’s perspective.
  • Living And Working In Canada (917.1 Ham)
    The best-selling and most comprehensive book available for foreigners living in Canada.
  • The Everything Get-a-Job Book (650.14 Gra)
    From resume writing to interviewing to finding tons of job openings.
  • You’re Hired : Now What? (650.13 Gol)
    ,”An immigrant’s guide to success in the Canadian workplace.”
Web Sites
  • Access Alliance
    (www.AccessAlliance.ca)
    Offers services in more than 180 languages to immigrants and refugees.
  • Accredition Assistance Access Centre
    (www.aaacentre.ca)
    Funded by the Canadian government, this site is designed for people who have international degrees/diplomas/certificates and are looking for professional recognition in Canada.
  • Active Career Advancement Project: ACAP
    (acapcanada.ca)
    ACAP is a federally-funded program offering free career development services to underemployed internationally trained professionals by assisting them in exploring alternative careers.
  • Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada
    (www.canalliance.org)
    ,”an organization of provincially mandated credential assessment services from across Canada.”
  • Canadian Immigrant
    (www.canadianimmigrant.ca)
    this Canadian magazine aims to be the authoritative Canadian print and online resource for all immigrants.
  • Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
    (www.cicic.ca)
    CICIC advices individuals on what they need to do to have their credentials assessed and recognized in Canada and refers them to appropriate institutions and organizations for specific assistance.
  • Canadian Newcomer Magazine
    (www.cnmag.ca)
    The how-to-magazine for new immigrants.
  • CANSEES: Canadian Settlement, Education and Employment Services
    (https://www.brainhunter.com/CareerSite/CANSEES/Home.htm)
    ,”CANSEES is a Non-Profit organization associated with Canadian Educational Services (CES). CANSEES helps local and international students improve their skills and level of education to achieve individual goals and accelerate their path to success. CANSEES also provides free information sessions for: career prospects, funding for education, college selection, and program selection.”
  • Catholic Community Services of York Region
    (www.ccsyr.org)
    addresses the social needs of immigrant communities in York Region. It’s Welcome Centre provides settlement and integration services.
  • Centre for Information and Community Services
    (www.cicscanada.com)
    aims to help immigrants and refugees settle into Canadian society. CICS has various offices in the GTA.
  • COSTI Immigrant Services
    (www.costi.org)
    ,”COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance.”
  • Foreign Credentials Referral Office
    (www.credentials.gc.ca)
    The Government of Canada’s new FCRO helps internationally trained individuals find the information and resources they need to have their credentials assessed and recognized.
  • Global Experience Ontario
    (www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/geo)
    GEO offers information and referral assistance to newcomers who have international training and/or experience in one of Ontario’s 14 non-health regulated professions and who wish to get licensed to work in their field in Ontario.
  • Hire Immigrants Canada
    (www.hireimmigrants.ca)
    Although aimed at Canadian employers, new skilled immigrants can check out this site for awareness of what Canadian employers are looking for.
  • International Credential Evaluation Service
    (www.bcit.ca/ices)
    Do you want your education to be evaluated? Let ICES help you achieve your goals.
  • International Credentials Assessment Service of Canada
    (www.icascanada.ca)
    ICAS annually provides over 10,000 assessments for secondary, postsecondary and technical qualifications.
  • Internationally Educated Professionals
    (www.iep.ca)
    Annual IEP Conference set for February 20th, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Regarded as one of the most innovative and respectful events for skilled newcomers seeking practical, effective career advice.
  • Ontario Immigration
    (www.ontarioimmigration.ca)
    Immigration resources from the Ontario government including language training, mentorships, internships and bridge training.
  • Ontario Network for Internationally Trained Professionals
    (www.onip.ca)
  • Settlement Org.
    (www.settlement.org)
    Welcome to Ontario Settlement Organization aims to provide good information to newcomers
  • Skills for Change
    (www.skillsforchange.org)
    Providing learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees so that they can participate in the workplace and wider community.
  • Skills International
    (skillsinternational.ca)
    a new website funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation aiming to match and profile the skills of internationally educated professionals with Canadian employers (free registration)
  • Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
    (triec.ca)
    TRIEC aims to take action over the underutilization of skilled immigrant’s education, talent and experience.
  • University of Toronto: Comparative Education Serv
    (learn.utoronto.ca/international-professionals/comparative-education-service-ces)
    This service evaluates educational credentials from outside Canada to determine their equivalency to Ontario academic standards.
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services
    (www.welcomecentre.ca)
    a new one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York Region. Located at: 9325 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill. 1-877-761-1155.
  • Working In Canada
    (www.workingincanada.gc.ca)
    helpful information from the Canadian government on integrating into the workforce.
  • World Education Services: International Academic
    (www.wes.org/ca)
    Funded by the Ontario government, WES evaluates and converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their Canadian equivalents.
  • York Region Immigration Portal
    (www.yorkwelcome.ca)
    Information for newcomers to York Region.
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