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Internationally Trained Professionals

York Region tries to recruit foreign trained professionals to improve our productivity and the effectiveness of our service delivery. We were selected as one of the Best Employers for New Canadians for 2011, 2012 and 2013. Through our partnerships with Career Bridge, the Professional Access and Integration Enhancement Program (PAIE), Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), COSTI Immigrant Services, World Education Services (WES) and participating School Boards, we have successfully hired foreign trained new Canadians in hard-to-fill occupations like engineering, planning and nursing.

Are you an Internationally Trained Professional?

If you are an internationally trained job seeker that would like to work for York Region, view our current opportunities and follow our application instructions to apply for available positions.

To help you convert your international credentials, for a fee, visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website.


York Region is also the proud recipient of the 2012 Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council’s(TRIEC) 7th annual Immigrant Success Award. The award recognizes employers for their leadership in recruiting and retaining skilled immigrants.

York Region also received:

  • The Diversity Champion Award for the 2010 – 2012 PAIE Program for Internationally Trained Engineers and Geoscientists
  • The Champion in Diversity Award in appreciation of outstanding dedication and contribution to Toronto and Region Conservation’s 2008 – 2010 PAIE Program for Internationally Trained Environmental Engineers

These awards were given to us for actively promoting the economic value of hiring foreign trained professionals to the business community.

Newcomers are important to the economic and cultural future of York Region. Our community offers many supports for newcomers. York Region provides information and resources to help you make the move to York Region, including finding a job and starting a business. Visit for more information.

The Gateway 2015

On November 9, 2015 York Region’s Local Immigration Partnership hosted the conference for Internationally Educated Professionals in Richmond Hill. The Gateway conference offered attendees a full-day of networking and learning opportunities. Visit for more information.


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