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Bridging Pathway for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (BPIEHP)

Bridging Program

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The Bridging Pathways for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (BPIEHP) is designed to help internationally educated healthcare professionals (IEHPs) to bridge the gap between their education and experiences with Canadian Healthcare workplaces. 

Who is this program for:  Individuals who are new to Canada with background knowledge in Healthcare and are internationally trained healthcare professionals.

This is a 16-week program featuring 4 courses which are delivered through online sessions, aiming at facilitating the academic and professional integration of the IEHPs and their transition into the Canadian workforce. 

In this program, IEHPs will gain knowledge about the Canadian Health care system, the Canadian Healthcare professions, and available education and career pathways. Emphasis will be put on concepts such as safe and ethical practice, and cultural safety. 

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Credits 0
Course Length One Semesters (four-months)
Hours 20 hrs/week x 16 weeks
Credential Certificate
Delivery Options Online
Instruction Options Online, Full-time
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum Yes
Tuition CAD 5,000.00 / session


Admission Requirements
  • Diploma and/or Bachelors of Higher Degree in Healthcare Professions or related fields.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject’s specific requirements.
  • Students from non-English speaking countries should provide, in addition to any combination of the above, proof of IELTS or equivalent (TOEFL, CELBAN). An overall band of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. 

      Graduates of this program can pursue careers in healthcare and community care sectors. You can enter the workforce with the aim of gaining continuing employment in the Canadian healthcare environment. You can be employed in non-regulated professions across many public and private organizations, including hospitals, clinics, primary care centers, public health centers, home care, assisted living, long-term care, schools, daycares, universities, and community support organizations and social services.

      Course 1: Career pathways for IEHPs

      Course 2: Introduction to the Canadian Healthcare System.

      Course 3: Canadian Culture and Language

      Course 4: Competencies for Healthcare Professionals in Canada



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