The Internationally Educated Engineers (IEE) Bridging Program at ISANS assists IEEs with understanding the Canadian work environment, providing competency assessment program, understanding the pathway to licensure in Nova Scotia and supporting the IEE’s individual path with courses and support groups through the following programs.
Engineering Work-based Competency Assessment Program
Do you want to gain local engineering work experience? Do you need to build your engineering network in Nova Scotia? Do you want to demonstrate your skills and knowledge to a potential engineering employer?
If you have education and experience in an engineering discipline, and your goal is to work in your field, the Engineering Work-based Competency Assessment Program may be for you.
The Engineering Work-based Competency Assessment Program is an (unpaid) 12 week, full-time opportunity to demonstrate your engineering competencies with a Nova Scotian engineering employer. You will have the chance to explore how your profession is practiced in Canada and to show your qualifications to a potential employer. The final work experience record may be submitted to Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS) for consideration of your professional engineering application.
What are the benefits for you?
- Gain local engineering work experience
- Experience Canadian engineering workplace culture
- Obtain valuable references for your job search
- Receive an honorarium for the 3-month placement
- Identify skill gaps so you can upgrade your skills
- Your experience may be considered by Engineers Nova Scotia towards the 1 year North American experience requirement
The Coordinator – IEE Bridging Program will help you to find a placement that matches your experience.
Talk to your Employment Specialist to decide if the Engineering Work-based Competency Assessment Program is right for you.
Supportive Online Community of Internationally Educated Engineers
This is where you can ask questions and share experiences with those also on the path to licensure. Administered by the Internationally Educated Engineers Program Coordinator the online portal will include helpful links and notices of events. Online courses will also be provided through the website.
You are eligible to attend this program if you are:
- an Internationally Educated Engineer ( IEE)
- registered as a client with Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
- registered with an employment specialist at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia