Date(s) - 22/08/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am



***The Health Informatics Bridging Program is free of charge, funded by the Government of Canada and delivered in partnership with George Brown College.***


The Health Informatics Bridging Program at Skills for Change provides internationally trained newcomers with a background in healthcare OR the information technology sector, the knowledge and experience they need for a rewarding career in the field of Health Informatics.

The Health Informatics Bridging Program is a full-time eight-week program that allows participants the opportunity to develop real-world experience with practical hands-on labs led by leading instructors. Participants with interest in the integration of information technologies in the healthcare delivery sector stand to greatly benefit from this program.

Program Components

▪ Full-time eight-week program;

▪ Experiential components delivered by George Brown College;

▪ Effective job search strategies: resume development, market research techniques, and interview skills, provided by Skills for Change;

▪ Guest speaking panels led by industry and academic professionals;

▪ Connections with Health Informatics employers;

▪ Referrals to the Mentoring Partnership;

▪ Job placements.

Program Benefits

▪ Experiential and employment training in the health informatics field;

▪ Acquire the information necessary to transfer your current skills set to a new environment;

▪ Develop soft skills needed in the health informatics sector;

▪ Job search supports and preparation;

▪ Learn occupation-specific terminologies;

▪ Network with employers in the field;

▪ Introduction to Canadian business culture;

▪ Orientation towards secondary education opportunities;

▪ Relevant job placements;

▪ One-on-one support from program specialists knowledgeable about health informatics industry.

Eligibility Criteria

▪ English proficiency (CLB 7+);

▪ Work experience in healthcare or IT field outside of Canada (3+ years);

▪ Post-secondary degree in healthcare or IT field;

▪ Immigration status: Permanent Resident or Conventional Refugee.


▪ Dedicated training lab;

▪ One-on-one support with a career specialist;

▪ Career search reference;

▪ Hidden job market employment leads;

▪ Internet access for job search and applications;

▪ Access to a quiet space for individual work;

▪ Job search materials: daily newspapers, access to telephone and fax machine.

For more information, visit:

Skills for Change

791 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario

Skills for Change is known for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment.

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