International Credentials - Employment

What are international credentials? This term refers to education or certain qualifications that have been earned outside of Canada. There are several reasons that you may need to have your credentials assessed. If you, a friend or family member are immigrating to Canada, and you would like to apply to go to school here, or work here, you may need to have your education from another country assessed to see if it meets minimum requirements in Canada. For instance, if you are mid-way through earning a certain university degree, and would like to finish that degree in Canada, you may need to update or re-take certain courses. Or, the education and minimum requirements for certain professional or trade jobs may be different than those in your home country, and again, require you to update, or re-take certain courses in order for you to be eligible for those jobs. It may feel daunting to think that you have to return to school for a program that you have already completed. However, in many cases, the upgrade needs are minimal and can be completed quickly. There are several organizations responsible for evaluating qualifications. Learn more here, and find the resources you need to start on your journey to working or studying in Canada.

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McMaster University - International Student Services

Provides core services and programmes for international students including: Referral services on issues related to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), employment, access to Service Canada resources, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), administration of the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) and settlement support; mew student orientation and cross-cultural information; advice for internationally-minded Canadian students on study / work / intern and volunteer abroad opportunities.

Alongside International - Mailing Address

Mobilize individuals and groups to engage in 12-15 day trips with outreach teams to complete projects that provides physical and spiritual benefit to the local people:
* outreach teams work with local Christian partner agencies in Africa, Asia or Latin America (primary focus is Africa)
* teams consist of 10 to 40 Canadians from all walks of life
* participate in social, educational, spiritual, agricultural, clean water and medical projects with long-term positive impacts (including constructing children's homes and schools, medical care, medical clinics, well drilling and restoring, etc.)
* interactive community ministry and outreach
* provide character enhancement and leadership skills training and development

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

CARE Centre is a government-funded bridge training program to enable IENs to prepare and pass language fluency assessments, clinical assessments and registration exams and to gain workplace exposure, employment, and successful integration into the Ontario nursing sector.

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses

CARE Centre is a government-funded bridge training program to enable IENs to prepare and pass language fluency assessments, clinical assessments and registration exams and to gain workplace exposure, employment, and successful integration into the Ontario nursing sector.

Service Canada - Service Canada, Burlington Centre - Burlington Centre

One-stop service delivery for a wide range of federal programs and services includes:

All Canadians
* apprenticeship grants
* job bank
* labour market information
* passport application
* Social Insurance Number (SIN) application

Employers and organizations
* funding programs
* hiring foreign workers
* human resource management
* Record of Employment (ROE)

Families and children
* Canada Child Benefit
* Canada Pension Plan children's benefits
* Canada Pension Plan death benefit
* Canada Pension Plan survivor's pension
* Employment Insurance family supplement
* Employment Insurance maternity and parental benefits
* Employment Insurance special benefits for parents of critically ill children

Labour and workplace information
* labour standards
* occupational health and safety
* wage earner protection program
* workplace equity

Newcomers to Canada
* foreign credentials referral

People with disabilities
* Canada Pension Plan disability benefits
* opportunities fund for people with disabilities

* Allowance program
* Allowance for the Survivor program
* Canada Pension Plan retirement pension
* Canadian government annuities
* Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
* international benefits
* Old Age Security (OAS)

* Veterans Affairs Canada

* Canadian forces recruitment awareness
* Employment Insurance regular benefits
* Employment Insurance sickness benefits
* Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recruitment awareness

Youth and Students
* CPP Disability (18-25 years of age)
* CPP Survivors (18-25 years of age)
* Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)
* career focus
* job search assistance
* Skills Link

Halton District School Board - International Baccalaureate Program - Burlington - Guelph Line

An internationally recognized program that prepares students for a pre-university diploma * students complete the Ontario Secondary School curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma courses simultaneously * students in Grades 11 and 12 take the IB diploma program while students in Grades 9 and 10 take IB preparatory courses

IB programs are offered at the following schools in the Halton District School Board:

1. Robert Bateman High School (Burlington), Coordinator: 905-632-5151 ext 232 * for more information see program's website here.

2. Georgetown District High School (Georgetown), Coordinator: 905-877-6966 * for more information see program's website here.

3. White Oaks Secondary School (Oakville), Coordinator: Erin Davidson, 905-845-5200 ext 233 * for more information see program's website here.

Islamic Relief Canada

International aid organization that provides disaster relief and capacity-building in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America

Programs include:
* orphan sponsorship
* water and sanitation
* food aid projects
* development projects
* Zakat, Ramadan and Udhiya/Qurbani programs

International Village Business Improvement Area

Local businesses work together to promote and improve the community.

One Mission Society International - Canada

An evangelical, nondenominational, faith-based mission which focuses on intentional evangelism, planting indigenous churches, training indigenous leadership, and joining national workers, churches and other ministries to reach the nations with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Southern Ontario College

International day school for grades 9 through 12. Provides ESL classes for all ages. Visa and study permit extensions done at school.

Stephen Lewis Foundation - Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign - Burlington

Raise funds and offer educational opportunities that support the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
* funds donated go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a registered charity which issues tax receipts for these donations

Donated funds are used to provide grandmothers with assistance such as food, school fees and school uniforms for their grandchildren * income-generating projects * counseling * social support focused on building resilience and independence

Medical Ministry Canada

Provides spiritual and physical health care to those in need in developing countries alongside willing partners.