Make Your Immigration Experience Your Career Advantage

With your knowledge in legal, health, government, education, social, community services, or other human service areas, plus your own immigration experience, BESIP can lead to a meaningful career serving newcomers and vulnerable populations.

The Program

BESIP provides internationally educated professionals with entry to a wide variety of positions in human/social/community services. By the end of the program, participants will have a career advancement plan to progressive positions in their field of interest. You can transfer your skills from your previous education and/or experience to a fulfilling career helping others in need.

Program Goals

 

  1. Help you develop an understanding of the issues faced by newcomers and immigrant clients.
  2. Help you discover professional options so you can understand how to advance in your career.
  3. Offer you an opportunity to gain real work experience in the fields of human/social/community services by connecting you with employers and with professional networks.

Program Location

Available anywhere in Ontario

Program Duration

6 Months,

including placement

Next Cohort Start Date

September 2024

APPLY

Complete this form to start your process

Who Should Apply

International educated professionals with a related background who want to work in the human/social/community services sector.

Eligibility Requirements

  • International post-secondary education
  • Two years’ work experience outside Canada
  • Language proficiency: CLB 7+ (for Reading-Listening-Writing-Speaking); or the equivalencies (CELPIP 7+ or, IELTS 6+, or TOEFL 80+)
  • Interest in working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations
  • Legal immigration status (Naturalized Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee, and Refugee Claimant with Work Permit, CUAET)
  • Residence: Ontario
If you have more questions, please check our FAQs.

“I love this program and I am meeting wonderful people. The instructors made me comfortable, and have opened my eyes to a Canada I haven’t yet seen.” ~ Akinmade

I’M READY TO LEARN MORE

Program Components

 

Seneca College – Academic Partner – qualified College instructors and experts in the industry delivering two courses in the field of media. Receive a Statement of Recognition upon successful completion.

  • Classroom instruction on the Canadian media landscape
  • Professional workplace communication skills, and advanced exploration of other communications sub-sectors
  • Hands-on, supervised work placement opportunities
  • Ongoing career coaching and guidance from an employment and placement counsellor
  • Two Courses in the field of media offered by Seneca College – Academic Partner –. Receive a Statement of Recognition upon successful completion.

I’M READY FOR THE NEXT STEP

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BESIP Eligibility Test

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BESIP eligibility

1. Immigration Status


Your immigration status meets the program requirement. Please check the next question.


You are not eligible for the bridging program. Please contact us when you receive your Work Permit.


You are not eligible for the bridging program. If your immigration status changes, please contact us.


You are not eligible for the bridging program.

Check other programs and services offered by MNLCT to find more options for you.


2. Residency


Your residency meets the program requirement. Please check the next question.


You are not eligible for the bridging program. Only those living in Ontario will be eligible.


Please contact us for further assistance and potential options.

Contact Khushbu at 1-647-812-1332 ext. 5300 or email bridging@mnlct.org.


3. English Language Proficiency


Your language scores meet the program requirement. Please check the next question.


Please contact us for further assistance and potential options.

Contact Khushbu at 1-647-812-1332 ext. 5300 or email bridging@mnlct.org.


If you don’t have a valid Language Assessment, you may contact organizations providing the free test.

Please find your nearest centre here


4. Education


Your education meets the program requirement. Please check the next question.


You are not eligible for BESIP. You need to have post-secondary education outside Canada to be eligible.

Check other programs and services offered by MNLCT to find more options for you.


You might be eligible, please contact us.

Contact Khushbu at 1-647-812-1332 ext. 5300 or email bridging@mnlct.org.


5. Work Experience


Your work experience meets the program requirement.


Please contact us for further assistance and potential options.

Contact Khushbu at 1-647-812-1332 ext. 5300 or email bridging@mnlct.org.


You are not eligible for BESIP. You need to have minimum of 2 years work experience outside of Canada to be eligible.

Check other programs and services offered by MNLCT to find more options for you.


You are not eligible for BESIP. You need to have minimum of 2 years work experience outside of Canada in in human / social / counselling / community services / instructor or teacher, or related areas to be eligible.

Check other programs and services offered by MNLCT to find more options for you.


Please note that this Eligibility Quiz is only an informative tool that helps you understand the general program requirements. The final decision about your eligibility for the program, will be made by the Admissions team after reviewing all your documentation.