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Understanding the Canadian Health Care System: Course for Internationally Educated Health Professionals

This course offers Internationally Educated Health Professionals an interactive classroom-based understanding of the Canadian health care system including the key concepts and principles of professional practice needed to work as a health care professional in Ontario.

Participants will engage in a variety of learning activities such as lectures, role-play, case studies and group discussions.

This course will focus on:

  • The federal and provincial governments’ involvement in health care;
  • Cultural competence, communications, patient centered practice and safety;
  • Ethics in health care;
  • Working with other health care professionals; and
  • The importance of professionalism and lifelong learning.

This course includes multiple sessions in consecutive weeks. You are expected to attend all sessions in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

This program is free of charge and will only be offered in English. Space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be an Internationally Educated Health Professional.
  • Have demonstrated English fluency at CLB level 7 or higher (or equivalent IELTS, TOEFL).
  • If you are not already a client of the Access Centre, please register online.
In-Person: Toronto
Toronto August 2018
August 9
August 16
August 23
10:00am - 4:00pm
each day
HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency
163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1S1
Toronto September 2018
September 11
September 18
September 25
10:00am - 4:00pm
each day
HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency
163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1S1
Toronto October 2018
October 16
October 23
October 30
10:00am - 4:00pm
each day
HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency
163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1S1
Toronto December 2018
December 3
December 10
December 17
10:00am - 4:00pm
each day
HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency
163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 1S1
In-Person: Hamilton
Hamilton November 2018
November 28
November 29
November 30
10:00am - 3:00pm
each day
YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services
211 Centennial Parkway N
Hamilton, ON L8E 1H8

How to Register:

Send an email to infosession@healthforceontario.ca. Please provide all of the following in your email:

  • Your name and contact information;
  • The course name and term that you would like to attend;
  • The language assessment(s) you have taken and your score(s); and
  • Brief explanation of why you are interested in attending this course.

Your email request will then be assessed and you will either:

  • Be contacted to discuss your eligibility for the course, OR
  • Receive an email confirmation that you are registered for a particular term.

Additional Resources:

Visit our Resources for Internationally Educated Health Professionals in Ontario page for other resources that you might find helpful.