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The Health System Navigator Bridging Program is a bilingual training program designed for French-speaking health professionals trained abroad. It facilitates integration into the Canadian job market and allows candidates to overcome the barriers they face in registering/obtaining certification and finding employment in a regulated profession. At the end of the training, participants will gain in-depth knowledge of Ontario's health care system, the Canadian job market and the resources available in the community. Depending on their work experience, graduates will be able to fill various positions such as Program Manager, Care Coordinator, Health Services Planning Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health System Navigator, etc.

Funded by : 

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DurationSkill title:Mode of delivery

15 weeks + 2-month internship 

Attestation of Collegial Studies (AECD)

In class instruction and videoconferencing

  • Tuition fees
    $1 600  (bursary available)
  • Other fees
    $500 for books
  • Admission code
  • Admission requirements
    > must be Francophone ;
    > must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, Convention refugee or asylum seeker eligible to work in Canada ;
    > must not have Canadian work experience in the health field ;
    > must have a college and/or university degree in a health or social sciences field obtained abroad ;
    > must have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience abroad in the field;
    > must have a minimum NCLC (Canadian language proficiency levels) of 7 in French and 5 in English.

Upcoming starting date: June 2020

Code        Titre du cours
SOC1002   Diversité humaine
ENG1002   Anglais langue de travail*
ENG1011   Professional Communication in English*
PSA1009   Exploration de carrières en santé
FRG1006   Leadership and Management*
FRN1001   Le système de santé en Ontario
GEN1056   Comprendre le jargon médical
INF1078    Logiciel Microsoft
FRN1002   Navigation du système de santé
FRN1003   Interventions communautaires
              Pratique professionnelle en santé
              Pemiers soins en santé mentale
FRN1007   La Relation D’aide en Gérontologie
FRN1004   Stage en milieu de travail

*These courses are taught in English

After the program
By transferring their knowledge, skills and work experience, graduates of this program will become the ideal candidates for bilingual positions in the Health System Navigation field, such as navigators of the healthcare system without the need for licensure in Canada. Thus, based on their acquired knowledge and their professional experience, holders of (AEDC) in Navigation of the health system can occupy the following positions :

> Health system navigator
> Care coordinator
> Caregiver (PSW Personal Support Worker)
> Project coordinator
> Project Manager
> Health services planning officer
> Director of Health services planning
> Data Manager
> Health Promotion Officer
> Director of health promotion
> Director of primary health care
> Settlement worker
> Community development Officer
> Community health officer
> Community liaison officer
> Director of community health

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Toronto: 416.289.5130, ext. 7417

Mississauga: 905.306.1562, ext. 7489

Hamilton: 905.544.9824, ext. 7316

London: 519.451.5194, ext. 7124

Windsor: 519.948.6019, ext. 7613

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