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New E-Guides Offer Help for Internationally Trained Educators in Canada or U.S.

Thursday April 26, 2018 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

Career Pathways in Education: Using Your Foreign Education is our newest installment in the Pathways e-guides series. There is an edition for Canada and one for the United States. The new e-guide surveys career and academic pathways in the field of education, as well as alternative and related career opportunities. With practical information on relevant academic pathways, licensing and certification requirements, and career options that optimize transferable skills, Career Pathways in Education offers step-by-step guidance for internationally trained educators seeking to use their foreign education and experience in the field.

What are the Pathways e-guides? WES Global Talent Bridge’s Pathways series provides comprehensive resources for skilled immigrants to plan their professional futures. The e-guides provide sector-specific advice and resources on academic requirements, career options, and, when applicable, licensing and certification requirements. A one-stop source for strategies, support, and additional resources, the Pathways e-guides are helpful at every step of the journey toward professional success for skilled immigrants in Canada or the United States.

Global Talent Bridge Director Paul Feltman calls the Pathways series “an essential reference for skilled immigrants who may have had to navigate their professional pathways on their own, with only limited resources available to them.”

How can the Pathways e-guides help educators who want to work in the United States?

An educator’s roles and responsibilities in Canada or the United States may be different than in other countries. Internationally trained educators need to meet the same requirements as Canada- or U.S.-educated educators, so even with many years of experience they need to obtain a new license to practice in public education. Career Pathways in Education can help them understand the steps involved in obtaining new credentials, and direct them to the appropriate licensing bodies and organizations along the way.

Career Pathways in Education describes the roles and responsibilities of educators, as well as common job titles in the field and what educational requirements are necessary to qualify for different positions. Because re-licensing can be time- and cost- prohibitive, the e-guides also give special attention to related and alternative careers. These are ideal options for internationally trained educators who want to continue working in the field of education, but do not want to undergo the re-licensing process, or who want to work while re-licensing in their new country.

What’s next for PathwaysThe Pathways e-guide series will cover a wide range of careers. Like Career Pathways in Education, the upcoming e-guides will feature:

  • Strategies for achieving career success.
  • Helpful charts highlighting licensing and certification requirements.
  • Interactive worksheets and guides.
  • Success stories spotlighting the real-life professional pathways of skilled-immigrants.
  • Links to helpful resources in each field.

We plan to publish additional e-guides for internationally trained medical and engineering professionals in the coming months. With these guides in hand, skilled immigrants can navigate their professional fields with confidence and support.

Download the e-guide for Canada

Download the e-guide for the U.S.

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WES Global Talent Bridge is a program dedicated to helping skilled immigrants fully utilize their talents and education in the United States and Canada. Global Talent Bridge joins with institutional partners and community organizations to help skilled immigrants leverage their training, achieve their professional goals, and contribute their talents to their full potential.