Career Resources
Working In Canada


Working in Canada

Working in Canada for Internationally Educated Workers
Many resources are available at the Career Centre in the Mississauga Central Library for the internationally educated individual, including resumé books, course guides, apprenticeship standards and test preparation material. 

Directories are also available which can be used to locate potential employers. Sciences and Business Department staff are happy to recommend authoritative websites for specific professions and trades to assist the international job seeker with his/her employment search, and are available to answer questions and help customers locate material.

Credential Assessment & Certification

Ontario: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration - Global Experience Ontario 
This Government of Ontario website lists resources and information for credential assessment, licensing, and training in Ontario. Includes Career Maps for over 20 professions and 10 trades outlining the steps necessary for licensing in Ontario.

World Education Services

International Academic Credential Evaluation 
45 Charles Street East, Suite 700
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1S2
Phone: 416-972-0070
Provides credential evaluation services to immigrants, employers, academic institutions and occupational regulatory bodies.

The University of Toronto Comparative Education Service
315 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M5S 0A7
Phone: 416-978-2190
Evaluates educational credentials from outside Canada to determine their equivalency to Ontario academic standards.

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
147 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, ON, N1H 4E9
Toll Free: 1-800-321-6201
Issues credential assessment reports, and provides information and training sessions individually designed to address specific needs identified by agencies, corporations, schools and other educational institutions.



Red Seal 
A designation for interprovincial standards for the trades.


Maytree Foundation
A charitable foundation that provides financial support to charities supporting immigrants and refugees.

Ontario Student Assistance Program
Financial support for students in post-secondary education

Canada Apprentice Loan
An initiative of the Government of Canada to help with apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.


Education & Trade Unions

Community Colleges and Universities in Ontario offer courses for professionals and tradespeople. Trade unions also offer education and apprenticeships in various trades.

Search by program, geographical location, or field of study and find complete information about the school and courses offered.

Find a School
This website has links to private career colleges, colleges of applied arts and technologies, and universities and distance education.

Canadian Labour Congress 
Links to Canadian trade unions.