York receives over $1M in funding to support internationally educated professional initiatives

July 17, 2020

York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) has signed an agreement with the Government of Canada to develop and deliver a new program for internationally educated professionals (IEPs). Supported by over $1M in funding over the next three years, the program will provide IEPs with access to English language support, in addition to university-level courses suited for their unique needs. Specifically, two foundational workplace readiness courses will be offered, and employment support will be provided to assist IEPs in overcoming the challenges they may encounter along the way. "This exciting partnership will be very beneficial to the internationally educated professionals in our community,” said LA&PS Dean JJ McMurty. “We look forward to providing additional tools and services uniquely designed to prepare them for employment in the Canadian workforce.” YorkU (ON)