Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is investing $2.7 million over three years to Professions North to assist internationally trained professionals in landing jobs.
The money was given to Laurentian University.
“Professions North has seen great success since its inception in 2010. With the announcement of the funding extension, the program will continue to grow and help meet the labour demands of Northern Ontario employers,” said Stephen Havlovic, dean of the university’s faculty of management.
Professions North was launched as an initiative of Laurentian to facilitate accreditation and career opportunities for professionals trained outside Canada.
The agency offers a range of services including portfolio development, bridging to accreditation, and networking and mentorship opportunities. Professions North also provides services to prospective employers, helping them to find trained, job-ready professionals to fill critical roles in the regional economy.