Finance Your Education

There are various government programs to cover the cost of career education for Canadian citizens and immigrants. Depending on the province, your case, and some other factors it can be in the form of either financial aid that does not have to be repaid or low interest loans.

 

SW ONTARIO (excl. GTA)

WIL Employment Connections
The Internationally Trained Worker Loan Program provides ITWs (residing in southwestern Ontario) access to the funds necessary to achieve foreign credential recognition and employment outcomes commensurate with their international education, skills and experience. Loans operate as a flexible line of credit to assist ITWs in covering the direct and indirect costs related to foreign credential recognition.
Monica Contreras Employment Counsellor / Loan Advisor, Access Centre for Regulated Employment email: monicac@accesscentre.ca phone: 519-858-2348 visit: www.wil.ca/immigrants-newcomers/skilled-immigrant-loan-program
 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Skills Connect for Immigrants Program Skills Connect reimburses up to 2/3 of the cost of your post-secondary education of up to $2000.00
Skills Connect program is delivered by following organizations:
S.U.C.C.E.S.S
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project offers a competitive low-interest rate loan to residents of B.C. who are internationally trained to help them pursue FCR and obtain employment in their field in Canada.
Shalaleh Najafy Program Manager email: shalaleh.najafy@success.bc.ca phone: 604-232-1100 ext. 110 visit: www.success.bc.ca/FCRloan

Metro Vancouver

MOSAIC
Nora Maldonado Program Manager email: nmaldonado@mosaicbc.com phone: 604-254-9626 ext. 492 visit: www.mosaicbc.com/settlement-services/settling-canada/micro-loans-program
 

ALBERTA

Immigrant Access Fund provides low interest loans for immigrants towards their career training education.
 

SASKATCHEWAN

Immigrant Access Fund provides low interest loans for the immigrants career training education.
 

MANITOBA

SEED Winnipeg
Recognition Counts! is a program that provides accessible, low interest loans to assist skilled immigrants to Manitoba with qualification recognition, upgrading and/or training needed for employment in the fields for which they have education and experience obtained outside of Canada.
Sandra Leone Project Manager email: sandra@seedwinnipeg.ca phone: 204-594-0549 visit: seedwinnipeg.ca/programs/detail/recognition-counts
 

Greater Montréal, QUEBEC

Association communautaire d’emprunt de Montréal (ACEM)
Indu Krishnamurthy Program Coordinator email: info@acemcreditcommunautaire.qc.ca phone: 514-843-7296 visit: www.acemcreditcommunautaire.qc.ca
  

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC)
Tanya Billings Project Coordinator email: tanya.billings@nb-mc.ca phone: 506-453-1091 ext. 6 visit: www.nb-mc.ca/index.php/en/newcomers/working_in_nb/
 

NOVA SCOTIA

Immigrant Settlement and Immigration Services (ISIS)
Kapila Dimantha Project Coordinator email: kdimantha@isisns.ca phone: 902-406-8686 visit: www.isisns.ca
 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Canada Microcredit Educators Group (CMEG)
Canada Microcredit Educators Group invites inquiries and applications from internationally trained people of all occupations living in Prince Edward Island. CMEG is committed to your prosperity.
Patrick O’Neill Program Manager email: patoneill@microloanscanada.ca phone: 902-388-4499 visit: www.microloanscanada.ca
 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Acquiring eXperience; Integrating Skills (AXIS) Employment Services
AXIS Career Services, the employment division of the Association for New Canadians, has established a targeted Small Loans Program to support and expedite the integration of Internationally Educated Professionals into the Newfoundland and Labrador workforce. To determine if you are eligible for assistance, visit www.AXIScareers.net.
Eileen Kelly-Freake Director of Employment Programs & Career Services email: ekf@nfld.net phone: 709-579-1780
Last modified: Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:34 PM