Career Advancement

We create a pathway to employment success.

At the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement 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

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

Mentorship

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

Connect With Us

Contact Us

For more information, contact the CEIIA's Business Development Officer at 403-410-1587 or email cburke@bowvalleycollege.ca

Become a Member

Become a CEIIA 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

DiverseCity onBoard

An exciting, new initiative offered by the CEIIA that connects qualified, pre-screened candidates from underrepresented communities to volunteer board positions. Learn more

Mentorship

The CEIIA, in partnership wtih CRIEC, offers 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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Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

An introduction to Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada, including relationships to land, identities, and cultural knowledges, will support the development of the skills and understanding necessary to work in diverse workplace settings with Indigenous peoples.

Participants increase their knowledge and skills to work cross-culturally focusing on the advantages of diversity and honing skills to promote inclusivity. In this course participants will;

1. Describe and explain the historical and contemporary contexts of Indigenous peoples in Canada through exploration of Indigenous perspectives on land, identities, treaties and laws as well as implications for Indigenous peoples navigating assimilation and oppression in Canada.

2. Challenge myths about Indigenous peoples, describe unique cultural differences and foundational Indigenous ways of knowing, and identify influential Indigenous peoples and programs in Canada.

3. Develop strategies for recreating their relationships with Indigenous peoples through contrasting personal ways of being with Indigenous ways of being, exploring Indigenous media, art and culture, and a final assignment which consolidates participants’ personal experience during this course.

For more information, contact 403-410-3466 or email ceiia@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Course Information

Participants are evaluated on their participation in the course; must satisfactorily complete all requirements and achieve a 65% minimum on the final quiz. Requirements include participating in and completing:

  • 12 hours online content and assignments
  • 1 final course quiz (minimum passing grade 65%)
  • 1 comprehensive final assignment

If you (or your organization) are interested in this course, please contact 403-410-3466 so we can notify you when this course becomes available. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Course Information

Participants are evaluated on their participation in the course; must satisfactorily complete all requirements and achieve a 65% minimum on the final quiz. Requirements include participating in and completing:

  • 12 hours online content and assignments
  • 1 final course quiz (minimum passing grade 65%)
  • 1 comprehensive final assignment

If you (or your organization) are interested in this course, please contact 403-410-3466 so we can notify you when this course becomes available. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.