About the Program
Do you want to demonstrate your skills and knowledge to a potential engineering employer? The Internationally Educated Engineers (IEE) Bridging Program offers:
- Information about the pathway to licensure
- Access to local engineering work experience
- An understanding of Canadian engineering workplace culture
- Referral to another course called Orientation and Communication Skills for Engineers
- Valuable references for your job search
- Information about the Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund to support the licensure process
The Engineering Work-based Competency Assessment Program offers:
- An unpaid, 12-week opportunity to demonstrate your engineering competencies and identify skills gaps with a Nova Scotian engineering employer. You will receive an honorarium for the 12-week placement.
- An opportunity to explore how your profession is practiced in Canada and to show your qualifications to a potential employer
- A chance to submit your work experience record to Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS). This experience may be documented in your Work Experience Record.
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- Be an Internationally Educated Engineer (IEE)
- Be an immigrant Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Register as an ISANS client and with an Employment Specialist
- Commit to complete 12-week on-the-job engineering competency assessment
- Have a language level of CLB 6+
Your Employment Specialist will help you decide if the Engineering Work-based Competency Assessment Program is right for you.
For more information, please contact your Employment Specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit https://www.we-ns.ca/, which provides detailed information about the history of engineering practice, disciplines, the licensure process, and links to labour market information.