Centre For Excellence

Career Advancement

We create a pathway to employment success.

At the School of Global Access we are committed to increasing participation and mobility in the workforce.

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What People are Saying

  • Being part of the study group sessions helped me pass the National Professional Practice Exam. The career coaches were very helpful and made a great effort in preparing us to write the exams.
    Internationally Educated Professional
  • I learned proper job search techniques and also how to deal with stressful conditions during unemployment. The information I learned will be tremendously useful.
    Internationally Educated Professional

Programs and Services

We offer leading edge programs and career services that connect Albertans to the workforce.

Workforce & Corporate Training

We offer customized intercultural and language training workshops delivered in your workplace to meet the changing demands of a diverse workforce. Learn more

Career Services for Albertans

Our career services connect Albertans to the workforce. We also offer testing for academic institutions, as well as business and industry certification and assessment. Learn more

Corporate Readiness Training Program

An award winning program developed to accelerate the successful transition of internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into the Canadian workplace. Learn more


Whether you are an internationally educated professional living in Calgary or in the process of pre-arrival preparation, our mentorship programs help you to settle, live, and work in Canada. Learn more

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Contact Us

For more information, contact the School of Global Access Business Development Officer at 403-410-1587 or email cburke@bowvalleycollege.ca

Become a Member

Become a member. Participate in professional learning and expand your network. Membership is free. Learn more

What's New

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Learn with Us

Develop your workplace skills.

Immigration Practitioner Certificate

This 500 hour program gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge to become a Regulated Canadian Immigrant Consultant. Learn more

Workplace Communication Courses

Part-time online courses for learners who want to develop their workplace skills and have a flexible schedule. Courses are for learners with CLB7 or higher. Learn more

Intercultural Competencies for Leaders

This innovative certificate program gives you the practical skills to succeed in diverse Calgary workplaces and develop a greater understanding of other cultures. Learn more

Are you an Internationally Trained Individual?

Advance your career.

Directions for Immigrants

We help internationally educated professionals secure professional employment and gain accreditation. Learn more

NPPE Preparation

Are you an engineer or geoscientist planning to write the NPPE exam as part of your licensing process with APEGA? This online course help you master the NPPE exam at your own pace. Learn more


In partnership wiyh CRIEC, we offer mentorship programs that will support you to settle, live, and work in Canada. Learn more

Are you a Calgary employer?

Tap into a diverse workforce.
Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Our new guide for employers helps businesses create inclusive workplaces for internationally trained individuals. Learn more

Corporate Readiness Training Program

Become a host company by providing work experience for a participant in the Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP). Learn more

Workforce Training

We offer intercultural and language training workshops to meet the demands of a diverse workplace. Learn more

Applied Research Projects

We share our expertise through research and innovation.

Applied research is at the heart of what we do. We carry out innovative projects to support diveristy and inclusion in the workplace. Explore these recent projects to learn more:

Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Internationally Trained Individuals
A guide for employers to help integrate ITIs across employment sectors in Alberta.

Indigenous Awareness Training for Employers
Online training modules for Calgary employers to address historical and current knowledge about what it means to be an Indigenous person in Alberta.

Learn more about our Applied Research Projects.


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