Education Programs to Support Newcomers and ImmigrantsJuly 7, 2021
For some newcomers, it can be a challenge to find a rewarding career without a Canadian education or upgrading their academic or language skills. Some professions also require an equivalency for post-secondary education credentials from outside of Canada. This article highlights Algonquin College’s programs to support newcomers and immigrants in their education and career journey.
- Full time English of Academic Purposes Program
- Part-time English as a Second Language
- Part-time French as a Second Language
- Language Testing Services
- Academic Upgrading enables you to earn the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate, a Grade 12 equivalency in a college environment. Or, study only the courses you need to meet the admission requirements for your postsecondary program of choice. Courses are offered in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer skills and success strategies
General Arts and Science Programs
- These programs provide a more challenging mix of courses on a variety of topics to further expand your knowledge, and provides the opportunity to improve your skills and explore future career goals.
Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses
- The Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses, Ontario College Diploma program is for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who have graduated from a nursing program outside of Canada and wish to become Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario
Personal Support Worker – Accelerated
- The Personal Support Worker Ontario College Certificate program prepares you for immediate work in healthcare. This 20 week program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to work as a care provider in a range of healthcare settings.
Returning to Education
- Perhaps you’re currently working, but not entirely fulfilled. Maybe you want to upgrade your skills for advancement, or you want a career change. We can provide you with the schedule and flexibility you need. Online programming or part-time in class options let you meet your other obligations while learning for your future.
Testing Services via the Test Centre
- The Test Centre provides a range of testing services that are used for applicant placement, ranking, or to demonstrate an equivalency to an academic program requirement.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
- PLAR allows you to receive course credit for non-academic life experience. This may include paid employment, community work, independent study, on-the-job training, volunteering, or travel and leisure.
Experienced Worker Centre
- New to Canada? Finding it hard to get a job with your current experience and education? We know it can be difficult to integrate into a new country. We’re here to help you get the experience and skills local employers look for.
Financial Aid & Student Awards
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can help you pay for college or university.