Links to External Resources

The following are some programs and services that might be helpful to Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs).


Visit for an online repository of educational resources supporting workplace integration for health professionals and employers.

These free e-Resources provide IEHPs and employers with insights into Canadian workplace culture and communication. Modules are designed to help enhance skills and confidence by exploring some challenging communications situations.

The Career Options e-Resource will help IEHPs interested in exploring new career opportunities to reflect on their strengths, identify new opportunities, and take the first steps to make the most of their education and skills.



  • provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario.

Credential Assessment
Before committing to any particular credential assessment services, we recommend that you check the requirements for your profession.

Language Assessment

Before committing to any particular language assessment services, we recommend that you check the requirements for your profession.

Language Training

  • There are a numerous options for IEHPs seeking to improve their English for French language skills. Find out more about language training classes in your community.
  • Language training is also offered at local public libraries and through settlement organizations across Ontario. Contact your local public library or visit to find out what language classes are available.
  • For various types of English Language Training programs, including Occupation-Specific Language Training programs, visit
  • For information about free Occupation-Specific Language Training for Newcomers, visit:

Bridge-Training Programs

Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System

Employment Services

  • If you are looking for help with employment, including preparing a resume and cover letter, developing your interview skills or how to conduct a job search, Employment Ontario has services right across Ontario that can help you. Visit the Employment Ontario portal for more information.
  • The Job Search Workshop program in Ontario helps with a foundational, project based approach for strategic job search and networking activities.

Financial Support

  • The Immigrant Access Fund offers Micro-loans for Internationally Trained Immigrants.
  • Employment Insurance provides benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job.
  • Second Career is a grant program providing skills-training and financial support to those who qualify.
  • Ontario Works provides financial and employment assistance to people who are in financial need. Emergency assistance is also available to people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation.
  • The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides income and employment supports to Ontarians with disabilities who qualify.
  • The Ministry of Community and Social Services provides links for social assistance resources across Ontario.
  • The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides information on loans, bursaries, scholarships.
  • The National Student Loans Service Centre provides information on Canada Student Loans and grants.
  • is an extensive database of scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants.
  • provides information on bursaries and scholarships.
  • Several banks in Ontario provide loans to newcomers; inquire at various banking institutions to find out what supports are available.

Other Resources