CTP – Fall 2020

The Career Transition Program (CTP) IMGs has been made possible by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assist International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are considering an alternative pathway into the Canadian health care system as a short or long-term career goal.

The goals of the Career Transition Program are to:

  • increase IMGs’ overall knowledge and awareness of alternative career pathways through a series of employment-related workshops
  • provide IMGs with an opportunity to meet with fellow IMGs in alternative careers and to obtain feedback from employment coaches and mentors
  • equip IMGs with the tools necessary to manage their own career paths

Program Components


The workshop will cover the following 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 elevator pitch 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
  • The importance of soft skills, teamwork, initiative, and critical thinking


Each participant will have up to three individual coaching sessions to establish a career plan and next steps. Sessions will be conducted by an employment coach, who specializes in Healthcare, throughout the program. The schedule will vary based on the coach/participant’s availability.

Application Information

Start Date

September 19th, 2020; January 2021 (date TBA)

Seats Available

30 seats for both Calgary and Edmonton members.


To be considered for the program, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be an AIMGA member in good standing
  • Must be able to complete 80% of the program, which is equivalent to two absences
  • Must be committed to seeking employment or enrolling in an education program related to their alternative career path within the next six months

Application Form

Click here to start completing the application form.

The application deadline for this program is Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 11:59 PM!

Note: This program is funded by IRCC as it aligns with their commitment to support Permanent Residents in Canada. If you are a Canadian citizen interested in the program, we encourage you to apply as we may be able to fund your seat via other means.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Teresa at teresa@aimga.ca.


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