Career Transition Program


What is the Career Transition Program?

The Career Transition Program (CTP) is a 12-week program that assists IMGs who are considering a non-physician occupation within the Canadian health care system as a short, medium, or long-term career goal. This program is open to Refugees, Permanent Residents, and Canadian Citizens.

The goals of CTP are to:

  • increase IMGs’ overall knowledge and awareness of alternative career pathways and opportunities
  • provide IMGs with the tools necessary to manager career transition
  • develop a career plan/portfolio


CTP applications for September 2024 will open in the coming weeks. Please check back for updates

CTP’s current cohort:

  • Cohort 20 (Online) – April 13 to July 13 2024:
    Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:30pm, MST

Upcoming Cohorts:

  • Cohort 21 (Online) – September 13 to December 6
  • Cohort 22 (In-Person) – September 14 to December 7

For more information, please contact Jennifer at


Workshop Topics

Managing transitions, making the most of change, dealing with the loss of professional identity, finding a job in Canada that makes use of your experience, education and expertise, alternative careers, networking, informational interviews, understanding and using social media effectively, your key message and professional biography, putting your resume and interviewing skills to the test, giving and receiving feedback within the Canadian context, successfully managing conflict in the workplace, and the importance of soft skills, teamwork, initiative, and critical thinking.

Program Format

The program consists of the following:

  • 12 career workshops with guest speakers
  • Guest Speakers
  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Networking and Mentoring Opportunities
  • Creation of a Career Plan
  • Reflections
  • Program Evaluations and Follow up


This program has been made possible with funds from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Government of Alberta (Newcomer Supports) to assist IMGs considering alternative pathways into the Canadian healthcare system.