Career Transitions for Internationally Trained Health Professionals

Get the support you need to transition your skills and knowledge into healthcare-related roles.


Access Opportunities in the Health Sector

Career Transitions for Internationally Trained Health Professionals (CT-IHP) is a comprehensive employment preparation program for internationally trained health professionals that connects with employers and community partners. This is an Employment Ontario program, led by the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) and delivered in partnership with World Skills. The program provides focused training to help participants transition their skills and knowledge into healthcare-related roles. The program also works with employers and community partners to connect them to qualified candidates for a variety of healthcare-related positions.

How the Program Will Help You Succeed


Extensive knowledge of the Canadian health system


Knowledge to navigate the licensing system


Identifying your transferable skills


One-on-one assistance to put together a good resume, LinkedIn profile, and guidance with writing cover letter (specific to health sector)


Expansion of your network with professionals in your field

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Connect employers and community partners with qualified clients for a variety of healthcare positions


CT-IHP supports you every step of the way

  We assist clients with mock interviews for jobs, fellowship and residency

  We share weekly job, internships and volunteer opportunities in unregulated health sector roles

  We are available to meet your employment coaching needs

Eligibility Criteria for the Career Transitions for Internationally Trained Health Professionals

  International Health Professionals




   Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee, Refugee Claimant with valid work permit or foreign-born Canadian citizen

  Entitled to work in Canada 

  Canadian Language Benchmark 7 or higher or equivalent

  Resident of Ontario 

Program Frequency

  • Ongoing registration and support throughout the year



See What Past Clients Have to Say About Their Experience

“I’m an international medical graduate in orthopedic surgery who migrated to Canada, wondering how to start my life all over again. I was strongly recommended by several people to try the Catholic Centre for Immigrants services and World Skills who gave me information on how to prepare for my licensing exams and connected me to some people who were going through a similar process, which to this day was the most important advice and connections that I have received in my transition. I was encouraged, lifted up and healed psychologically. I also used to think resume writing was so easy until I underwent a course with them on career transitions. We went through resume writing, customer care skills and relations in the Canadian setting, something that boosted my confidence and helped me prepare better for job interviews. They regularly sent us job adverts from which I was able to secure a job with the Public Health Agency of Canada after they helped me with resume writing for that particular job and a mock interview. My family and I are now happier and greatly thank World Skills for their support. Thanks once again, this is from the bottom of my heart. Long live World Skills.”


Michael Thu

“It was great and very helpful to have volunteers from the Career Transitions Team. They were flexible, eager, enthusiastic and most of all, allowed us to assist patients/clients in their preferred language; this contributed to provide a welcoming environment and positive experience in our clinic.”

Bruyère Family Medicine Centre

Learn More About the Career Transitions for Internationally Trained Health Professionals

This is THE program for internationally trained health professionals in Ottawa. 


Contact Us

Phone: (613) 233-0453
237 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B8


World Skills gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders:

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