Canadian Government Funding for Coaching Internationally Educated Professionals


  • The Coaching to Career program is a new pilot in Toronto that matches Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) with businesses and mentors with experience in Ontario’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The Coaching to Career program, funded in part by the Canadian and Ontario Governments, is considered to be the last stage of ICTC’s Programs for Preparing Internationally Trained Talent. These programs help to connect employers with job-ready ICT professionals.

    Coaching to Career Program Details

    The Coaching to Career program was developed by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), an organization also known for their Career Focus Grants for Hiring ICT Grads, and provides IEPs with a hands-on work experience in Ontario’s ICT sector. Qualified participants will be matched with a senior industry executive who will later become a mentor/coach throughout the training and employment process. Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive:

    • 3 weeks of full-time employment preparation training
    • 6 months in a personalized coaching relationship with a senior industry executive
    • Extended training and support from ICTC into your first three months of employment.

    Program intakes for the Toronto pilot of this initiative take place on January 28, 2013.

    Applications must be submitted before January 21, 2013.

    Prospective Businesses Looking to Hire ICT Talent

    Businesses that are interested in hiring an Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) for an ICT role within their organization would receive:

    • Resumé’s and Contact Information of Pre-Screened/Qualified Individuals
    • Up to 3 months of training and support from ICTC
    • Access to additional ICTC programs and information.

    For additional program and application information, please contact a Coaching to Career Representative.

    Additional Government Funding Grants for Hiring

    Those who are interested in learning about the available Canadian Government Grants and Wage Subsidies for hiring new talent can browse our lists of online program resources or get in direct contact with a team member of our Small Business Funding Consultants. Businesses can also stay up-to-date with the latest in Canadian Government Funding information and releases by subscribing to our Weekly Ontario Small Business Funding Newsletter or by Following us on Twitter or Google+.


About The Author

Mike Pearce

Mike is a Business Development Intern with Mentor Works. He is currently in the midst of receiving his Undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo’s Environment & Business Co-op Program. He plans to specialize his degree in Economics and Environmental Finance.

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