Bridging programs are giving newcomers an opportunity to gain new skills and integrate more easily into the Canadian job market. Kamo Mailyan studied public administration, worked in hospitality and promoted civic participation in his native Armenia. Now in Canada, he works as an international commodities trader, thanks to a bridging program offered at Toronto’s York […]

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Communicating in an assertive, yet collaborative way The fully online and in-class Workplace Communications in Canada program offered by The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University focuses on helping immigrants conquer the little gaps in communications skills that they face in Canada . It is designed to help newcomers acquire public speaking skills […]

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When Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education realized that the pass rate of internationally trained midwives (ITMs) at the mandatory Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE) was as low as 32%, it launched a unique bridging program to support them. This was in 2001. The program incorporates professional language competency program and has a simulation […]

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Like all other internationally educated professionals (IEPs) moving to Canada, architects too come with skills and experience but find it difficult to find work in their field. Apart from the absence of a network to help them with their job search, there is one other significant factor that hinders them. It is the lack of […]

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In this interview, Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University, Dr. Marie Bountrogianni explains the unique difference between a bridging program and a regular education program and talks about how it can improve employment outcomes for newcomers to Canada. “It is important to know the expectations in a new […]

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The new internationally trained medical doctors bridging program helps international doctors stay in health-care industry. Last Monday marked the start of a new semester at Ryerson, but for 14 students at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, it also marked the start of a new beginning. The internationally trained medical doctors (ITMD) bridging program […]

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