More funding is going into a government run programme in Canada aimed at helping thousands of skilled immigrants get licensed and find jobs.
More newcomers immigrate to Ontario than any other province with official figures showing that nearly 40% of Canada’s immigrants land in Ontario.
The Ontario Bridge Training Programme, which has already supported 50,000 skilled workers is now getting a boost of $63.6 million from the government of Ontario and $16.6 million from the Canadian government over three years.
The programme provides services such as education and skills assessments, clinical or workplace experience, occupation related language training and exam preparation for professional licensing.
Among those it helps have been foreign trained nurses, engineers, accountants, bankers, optometrists and IT specialists who as a result are able to get the necessary licences and certificates to get jobs in their profession or trade Read more »