Green - The New Trend

If you have international training in engineering and life sciences but need the right opportunity to get working and growing in your field in Canada, Seneca College has just the program to renew your career.

Seneca’s Bridging to Green Careers program was designed to help internationally trained immigrants succeed in Canada’s environmental sector. Through eight months of intensive environmental training, job-specific language classes and employment counselling, you will be prepared for a career in Canada’s environmental sector. The program will teach you the theory and practical skills needed to succeed in the Canadian workplace.

The program builds upon your existing international education and training in engineering or natural sciences and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to assess the physical quality of land, including its soil, water and contamination features, and recommend appropriate remediation approaches to prepare land for future urban development approval and use.

The program focuses on the natural environment and urban regeneration, which involves assessing lands and properties to determine clean-up and development solutions. Topics covered include stages of the urban land redevelopment process, beginning with soil, water, air and other environmental assessments and reporting. The program will teach you urban land development processes, including health and safety obligations and risk management practices, that will help determine remediation strategies for contamination issues.

Successful graduates of this program will be highly sought-after professionals who will work with property and land development companies, urban remediation organizations, municipal and regional government approval agencies, and consulting engineers. In their careers, they will put into active, sustainable use, land proposed for development or re-development which requires quality analysis and recommended approaches for its decontamination for development.

This program runs for 30 hours per week and is currently accepting applications for a September 2012 start date. Graduates will receive a Certificate from Seneca College. While immigrant students will be expected to pay regular tuition fees, internationally trained professionals who enter this program will be provided with additional supports at no cost – funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Financial Aid and Awards to assist with the costs of tuition may be available through Seneca’s Office of the registrar or through Ontario’s Second Career strategy.

For more information, visit the Seneca website, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 416.491.5050 ext. 22445

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