Gateway for International Professionals
Unemployment and underemployment are common stories for international professionals. The Gateway for International Professionals programs, offered through Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, are helping bridge the gap between education, experience, and employment.
International professionals often come to Canada with a breadth and depth of experience and credentials that simply aren’t recognized here. The Chang School offers bridging programs that accurately assess the skills of international professionals and provide them with the education and experience needed to succeed in the Canadian workplace at levels that correspond with their qualifications.
The Chang School has developed programs in the following areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Dietetics and Nutrition
- Health Research and Health Management
- Middle-level Managers
- Social Work
The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University has developed the Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification Bridging (IEEQB) Program specifically for internationally-educated engineers to provide them with an opportunity to meet the academic requirements for professional engineering licensure in Ontario.
Since effective communication is integral to the workplace, The Chang School also has introduced a Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC) program that gives international professionals the soft skills in communication, critical thinking, and analysis needed to excel, based on both their individual career goals and the needs of their industry. Employers can also offer the program to employees in their workplace through The Chang School’s Organizational Learning program.
The Chang School is pleased to lend their curriculum in partnerships with the following organizations: