Career Transition Program (CTP) – Fall 2020


Career Transition Program (CTP) – Cohort 6

September 19, 2020 - November 28, 2020
9:30 am - 1:00 pm





The Career Transition Program (CTP) IMGs has been made possible by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assist IMGs who are considering an alternative pathway into the Canadian health care system as a short or long-term career goal. There are 30 seats available in the program. These seats are open to IRCC eligible members (i.e. Permanent Residents).

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

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 physicians in alternative careers and to obtain feedback from employment coaches and HR consultants
  • equip IMGs with the tools necessary to manage their own career paths
  • arrange a 50-hour job shadowing placement in an area participants wish to pursue

Program Components


Workshops will take place on the Saturdays listed below, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Guest speakers and mentors will be incorporated into these workshops.

Week 1: September 19 Orientation to CTP

Week 2: September 26 Determining Your Skillset

Week 3: October 3 Mini Career Fair

Week 4: October 17 Skill-based Resume

Week 5: October 24 Networking for Success

Week 6: October 31 Interview Prep

Week 7: November 7 Mock Interview

Week 8: November 14 Importance of Teamwork

Week 9: November 21 Leadership and Conflict Management

Week 10: November 28 Factors of Success


Each participant will have two individual coaching sessions to establish a career plan and next steps. Sessions will be conducted by an employment coach or HR specialist throughout the program. The schedule will vary based on the coach/participant’s availability.

Job shadowing

Each participant will have the opportunity to complete a 50-hour job shadowing placement to explore an area of interest. Schedules and times will vary and are based on the host/participant’s availability.

Application Information


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

  • Must be an AIMGA member in good standing
  • Must be IRCC eligible (i.e., Permanent Resident)
  • 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

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 and we will assess if we can fund your seat via other means.

Important dates

Thursday, September 3: Deadline to apply

Friday, September 4-11: Interviews via Zoom

Tuesday, September 15: Enrollment Confirmation via email

Saturday, September 19: First Day of Class

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa at


Currently 30 of 30 spaces have been booked for this program.

Only active members can make bookings for this program!
Please click here to sign up!

This program is fully booked.

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