Program Description

When is the program offered?

CRTP has 3 regular intakes per year that coincide with the Bow Valley College Trimester System:

Fall, Winter and Spring. 

All applicants who are applying for government funding be aware this process does take up to 8 weeks. There are only a limited number of government funded seats available for this program. 

For exact start dates please contact us.

To download a printable version of our program information: Click here.

How does it work?

The Corporate Readiness Training Program is a 16 week program that consists of:

  • 10 weeks of full-time, in-class, employment-related training for internationally trained professionals who have a Canadian language benchmark of 6+
  • 6 weeks of professional work experience that can lead to a Canadian reference
  • An additional 6 months of follow-up support, including continued job search assistance.

Graduates of CRTP have the opportunity to be referred to our Mentorship program to continue to build their professional networks.

Gaining Canadian Work Experience

One key component of the CRTP program is the opportunity to gain relevant Canadian work experience that can be used on the resume to further your job search. CRTP works to place all learners in a 6 week work placement so expose internationally trained professionals to the Canadian workplace to expose them to the expectations and responsibilities of this work culture.


Develop your competitive advantage!

The Corporate Readiness Training program will help you develop a competitive tool kit of skills that will help you enter and advance in the Calgary workplace. You will complete the program with an effective, targeted resume, cover letter and interview skills. For more information on course content, information sessions and how to register please visit: The Bow Valley College CRTP site.

In addition to the CRTP program, Bow Valley College is now offering a Corporate Readiness Certificate (CRC) for people who don't qualify for or are unable to attend the full time program. This certificate will help you build the same tools and strategies you would in CRTP but on a part time/evening schedule.

Please click on this link for more information about CRC.




Marty Gadd, Canadian Pacific Railway, Host Employer

“CP is involved in the program because we think it is a great way for talented new Canadians to gain work experience and business contacts in the Canadian corporate environment, while CP managers and staff have an opportunity to enhance our…

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