Program Description

What is Corporate Readiness Training Program?

The Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP) helps internationally trained professionals gain Canadian work experience in a professional field in Canada. Securing permanent immigrant jobs when you are comfortable and familiar with a Canadian work environment is easier.

As you may know, entering the Canadian professional workforce can seem very difficult to many immigrants. Jobs are available to utilize your professional skills from home. If you already have training in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) we can give you the extra tools you need to find jobs in Calgary that make the most of your qualifications and experience.

The program has a high success rate. Many CRTP participants in Calgary obtain permanent employment with the company that hosts them during the eight-week work experience placement.

Who can participate?

It is easy to qualify. You must be:

  • Legally entitled to work and train in Canada;
  • A skilled immigrant, resident in Canada for fewer than 10 years;
  • Have English language proficiency scores equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) of 6+;
  • Have international work experience and wish to enter that same field here in Canada; and
  • Need additional English training in a Canadian workplace to secure employment.

You may qualify to take part even if you are:

  • Receiving Employment Insurance (EI); or
  • Receiving Alberta Works Income Support (IS) benefits; or
  • Eligible for EI Reachback. 

How does it work?

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

  • 8 weeks of full-time, in-class, employment-related training for internationally trained professionals who have a minimum of a Canadian language benchmark of 6+ or equivalent
  • 8 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.

NOTE: CRTP works with ALL professions with the exception of regulated health care occupations, lawyers and teachers.


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