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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.


Awards

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.


YorkWelcome.ca

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 yorkwelcome.ca for more information.

The Gateway 2017

On October 30, 2017, York Region’s Local Immigration Partnership brought together more than 500 newcomers, professional associations and government representatives at The Gateway 2017, York Region’s conference for internationally educated professionals. The day-long conference featured interactive workshops, inspirational and informative keynote presentations and networking opportunities. Keynote speakers included Mohamad Fakih, CEO of Paramount Fine Foods and Daniele Zanotti, CEO of United Way Toronto & York Region, who discussed their own experiences to engage, connect and inspire educated newcomers, entrepreneurs, employers and service providers. Visit yorkwelcome.ca/thegateway for more information.



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  • Photo of Steven Currie, Full Time Primary Care Paramedic, Community and Health Services Department

     

    "York Region has the best EMS service in the province! I am very proud to be part of this service and organization. I love my job because every day has something new and challenging which makes me feel alive!"

     


    Steven Currie, Advanced Care Paramedic, Community and Health Services Department



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    “Since joining York Region I have had many opportunities to improve my knowledge and develop new skills. It has helped me develop my career. I take pride in helping to make the community a safer place. Thank you York Region for this opportunity!"


    Shawn Grazette, Transportation Maintenance Worker



  • Susan Wonch Headshot


    “I am proud to say that I work in the Transit Enforcement and Security team at the Regional Municipality of York.  I have been employed for over ten years and love the atmosphere.  I have always felt included and appreciated for the diversity I bring to the workplace and our team.  I work with a great group of people who continually inspire, motivate and support me.  I am grateful for all the perks and benefits that the Region has to offer, however it is the atmosphere of caring growth and family like environment that keeps me motivated and excited to come to work each day!"


    Susan Wonch, Shift Supervisor, Transit Enforcement



  • Tamas Headshot


    “Working at York Region provides me a fulfilling career with amazing growth opportunities and the satisfaction of making a positive difference in people’s lives. I am surrounded by exceptional colleagues who are supportive of one another and management that takes genuine care in the development of staff. I am a proud to be a part of an organization that truly values both its clients and employees.”


    Tamas Hertel, Program Manager, Traffic Safety



  • Minny Yu Headshot


    “What makes York Region stand out is that the people here care and care A LOT!  I’ve had the pleasure to get to know awesome colleagues who are passionate about their work and are committed in creating positive impacts on our communities. It’s a wonderful feeling coming to work and knowing I am supported and trusted by my peers every day. York Region provides an environment which people can grow, develop new skillsets, and continue to make a difference."


    Minny Yu, Research Analyst



  • TJ Headshot


    “Working for York Region allows me to hone my skills in the often challenging realm of municipal finance. As a resident of the Region, I enjoy the additional benefit of being close to the results of my work and having a more intimate understanding of the implications of the policies I contribute to. Working with a very talented and dedicated team while enjoying a stable work-life balance keeps me looking forward to coming in every day.”


    Thamjeeth Abdul Gaffoor, Revenue Policy Advisor



  • Jerry Headshot


    “I love working at the Region because I get to work with wonderful, amazing and talented people, on interesting and challenging projects, which make a difference in our community.  York Region has provided me with the tools and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally in my 14 years as an employee, and I am blessed and honoured to be an employee of this great organization!”


    Jerry Paglia, Director, Procurement Office



  • Kate Porretta Headshot


    "When I walk through the front doors of the Administrative Centre every morning, I’m not only happy to be at work, but I feel privileged and honoured to work for such a high-calibre organization – that’s full of integrity – and with such incredible people.

    Truly – how many people can say they look forward to a Monday morning? Or that when the holiday break is over, they’re excited to drop their kids off at school and return to work? I can.

    But why do I feel this way? It’s simple: I work for an organization and leaders I believe in. I support the vision of creating strong, caring and safe communities. I work with people I adore, respect and look up to. I work in a field that I love, have a background in and went to school for. My role challenges me to always strive for excellence.

    I love this job, I love the people and York Region is truly an incredible place to work."


    Kate Porretta, Communications Specialist



  • Krista South Headshot


    "I feel very grateful coming to work at York Region every day.  The staff are talented, committed and professional – they care deeply about the communities that we serve and the services we provide.  The work we lead is meaningful and challenging – what we do matters. I am proud to be a member of York Region."


    Krista South, Manager, Corporate Strategic Planning and Initiatives



  • Photo of Maria Pereira, Part-Time Personal Support Worker, Community and Health Services Department

     

    "I enjoy working at York Region because I get to care for residents in a safe and clean environment. My part-time position also allows me to maintain a good work-life balance."

     


    Maria Pereira, Part-Time Personal Support Worker, Community and Health Services Department



  • Photo of Rosanna Agostino, Manager, Customer Service, Transportation and Community Planning Department

     

    "I enjoy working with a team of dedicated Customer Service professionals who are engaged in delivering high-quality customer service and public transit for the residents of York Region.  My work is always challenging and interesting."

     


    Rosanna Agostino, Manager, Customer Service, Transportation and Community Planning Department



  • Photo of Mike Kitagawa, HR Consultant, Corporate Services Department

     

    "Wow – what a great place to work!  Having worked at York Region in Human Resources for the past five years, I am constantly amazed by my co-workers and what a tremendous group of people they are. Management has provided me with opportunities to stretch myself in regards to my skills and also experience new things.  I am constantly encouraged to seek out new challenges and further develop my skillset, while being given a great amount of autonomy to get the work done.  I am supported by both a great team and a knowledgeable supervisor.  Working at the Region is both challenging and rewarding for these very reasons."

     


    Mike Kitagawa, HR Consultant, Corporate Services Department



  • Photo of Daanish Ahmed, Technical Specialist, Finance Department

     

    "Working for York Region works for me because the dynamics are interesting.  The opportunities are many. The challenges are exciting. The workforce is highly skilled. The work/life balance is refreshing."

     


    Daanish Ahmed, Technical Specialist, Finance Department



  • Photo of Ivy Mak,  Team Lead Revenue and Expenditure Control, Finance Department

     

    "Working for York Region works for me because I feel valued, respected and trusted. It is a great workplace, embracing creativity, adaption to new and changing situations/demands, and I am committed to my performance."

     


    Ivy Mak, Team Lead Revenue and Expenditure Control, Finance Department



  • Photo of Lenet Slater, Social Assistance Case Coordinator II, Community and Health Services Department

     

    "My tenure with York Region continues to be a positive and rewarding experience. I love working at York Region because it offers many opportunities for growth and development. I also get to work in a fast-paced environment that’s always changing to meet and support the needs of our clients. As our population grows and we become more diverse, York Region continues to strive in providing top customer service to our clients in a professional manner."

     


    Lenet Slater, Social Assistance Case Coordinator II, Community and Health Services Department



  • Photo of Raymond Yule, Lead Operator, Transportation and Community Planning Department

     

    "Working for York Region is an ever-changing place to work and in my role, it changes with the seasons and gives me a variety of work that lets me apply different skills. In roads operations, there is always something happening and being part of the team is fun and rewarding."

     


    Raymond Yule, Lead Operator, Transportation and Community Planning Department



  • Photo of Craig Virgin, Forestry Technician, Environmental Services Department

     

    "Working for York Region is great and working for York Region forestry is even better. As part of the forestry team, I am outside working with the environment day in and day out applying my skills and training. What excites me is what’s around the corner as the Region is always changing."

     


    Craig Virgin, Forestry Technician, Environmental Services Department