Assisting Internationally Trained Individuals: An Overview of Key Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Programs/Initiatives. Presentation to Opening Doors Workshop Seneca College, Markham Campus March 3, 2010. Overview.
Opening Doors Workshop
Seneca College, Markham Campus
March 3, 2010
GEO is an access centre for Internationally Trained Individuals and others who are interested in applying for licensure and registration in the 14 non-health regulated professions in Ontario.
GEO is co-located with HealthForceOntario (HFO) Access Centre. Internationally trained and educated health professionals who visit the HFO Access Centre can learn how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario's regulated health professions. For more information, please visit www.healthforceontario.ca and follow the links to the Access Centre.
Certified Engineering Technician and Technologist
Certified General Accountant
Certified Management Accountant
Early Childhood Educator
Provides information, assistance and referrals by email, telephone and in person to:
Internationally Trained Individuals (ITIs)
Government and Community Agencies
Occupational and Professional Associations
Conducts research, analyzes trends and identifies issues related to the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act and the registration of ITIs and others by regulated professions.
GEO ensures that relevant and current information about regulated professions and trades is always available to ITIs through Career Maps. Career Maps explain in detail the registration process, including credential assessment process, licensing fees, language requirements, industry trends, labour market conditions, and other important information.
Maps are available online at: www.OntarioImmigration.ca
E-Career Maps are available at: http://settlement.org/
For more information, please visit:
Video Clip: Nursing – York University
“Not only did PAIE program get me a work placement, but it also put me in a position where I can learn more skills, make contributions to an organization that I can be proud of, boost my self-esteem and most of all keep me close to the achievement of my goal.”
Leany Moreno, originally from the Philippines
Video Clip: ECE – AECEO
To find a language training class in your local community please visit www.ontarioimmigration.ca/adultlanguagetraining
To be eligible for the Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program or the Specialized Language Training Pilot Projects, a learner must be an individual:
1. Whose first language is neither English nor French; and
2. Who is at least eighteen years old, or an early school leaver, or has completed his/her high school diploma and is not a day school pupil enrolled in any publicly supported day school in Ontario; and
3. (a) Who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, Convention refugee or a refugee claimant; or
(b) Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependant, who has been approved through the Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or
(c) Who is a temporary foreign worker, or their dependant, who has been approved through the Canadian Experience Class but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or
(d) Who is approved as a foreign domestic worker admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program.
Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program Why choose Opportunities Ontario?
Foreign workers and international students will want to participate because they and their immediate families will obtain permanent residence in Canada faster.
A fair and competitive labour market environment where immigrants have the opportunity to fully use their education, skills and work experience for their benefit and for Canada's collective prosperity
The Framework represents a public commitment by all governments to take action on the issue of qualification recognition
Principles-based: Processes and practices must be fair, transparent, timely, and consistent across Canada
Collaborative and integrated:Successful implementation requires a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment
Deadline-driven: By December 31, 2010, an initial set of target occupations will achieve the commitment to timely service
Fairness:The criteria used for determining recognition of qualifications are objective, reasonable, and do not exhibit bias.
Transparency: Requirements for applying to a specific occupation, as well as the methods for assessment and criteria for recognition of foreign qualifications, are fully described, easy to understand, and widely accessible to immigrants.
Timeliness: The assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications, as well as the communication of assessment decisions, are carried out promptly and efficiently.
Consistency: The methods for assessment and criteria used for determining recognition of qualifications for specific regulated occupations are mutually acceptable in each province and territory of Canada so that the results of the assessment processes are mutually acceptable.
Pan-Canadian Commitment to Timely Service:
Within one year, based on a perfected and complete application, an individual will know whether their qualifications will be recognized, or be informed of the additional requirements necessary for registration, or be directed toward related occupations commensurate with their skills and experience
Target Occupations will have an action plan in place to develop the processes and supports necessary to ensure the application of the Framework’s principles, including achieving the Pan-Canadian Commitment to Timely Service