Centre For Excellence

Career Advancement

We create a pathway to employment success.

At the School of Global Access we are committed to increasing participation and mobility in the workforce.

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What People are Saying

  • Being part of the study group sessions helped me pass the National Professional Practice Exam. The career coaches were very helpful and made a great effort in preparing us to write the exams.
    Internationally Educated Professional
  • I learned proper job search techniques and also how to deal with stressful conditions during unemployment. The information I learned will be tremendously useful.
    Internationally Educated Professional

Programs and Services

We offer leading edge programs and career services that connect Albertans to the workforce.

Workforce & Corporate Training

We offer customized intercultural and language training workshops delivered in your workplace to meet the changing demands of a diverse workforce. Learn more

Career Services for Albertans

Our career services connect Albertans to the workforce. We also offer testing for academic institutions, as well as business and industry certification and assessment. Learn more

Corporate Readiness Training Program

An award winning program developed to accelerate the successful transition of internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into the Canadian workplace. Learn more

Mentorship

Whether you are an internationally educated professional living in Calgary or in the process of pre-arrival preparation, our mentorship programs help you to settle, live, and work in Canada. Learn more

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Contact Us

For more information, contact the School of Global Access Business Development Officer at 403-410-1587 or email cburke@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Develop your workplace skills.

Immigration Practitioner Certificate

This 500 hour program gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge to become a Regulated Canadian Immigrant Consultant. Learn more

Workplace Communication Courses

Part-time online courses for learners who want to develop their workplace skills and have a flexible schedule. Courses are for learners with CLB7 or higher. Learn more

Intercultural Competencies for Leaders

This innovative certificate program gives you the practical skills to succeed in diverse Calgary workplaces and develop a greater understanding of other cultures. Learn more

Are you an Internationally Trained Individual?

Advance your career.

Directions for Immigrants

We help internationally educated professionals secure professional employment and gain accreditation. Learn more

NPPE Preparation

Are you an engineer or geoscientist planning to write the NPPE exam as part of your licensing process with APEGA? This online course help you master the NPPE exam at your own pace. Learn more

Mentorship

In partnership wiyh CRIEC, we offer mentorship programs that will support you to settle, live, and work in Canada. Learn more

Are you a Calgary employer?

Tap into a diverse workforce.
Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Our new guide for employers helps businesses create inclusive workplaces for internationally trained individuals. Learn more

Corporate Readiness Training Program

Become a host company by providing work experience for a participant in the Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP). Learn more

Workforce Training

We offer intercultural and language training workshops to meet the demands of a diverse workplace. Learn more

Applied Research Projects

We share our expertise through research and innovation.

Applied research is at the heart of what we do. We carry out innovative projects to support diveristy and inclusion in the workplace. Explore these recent projects to learn more:

Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Internationally Trained Individuals
A guide for employers to help integrate ITIs across employment sectors in Alberta.

Indigenous Awareness Training for Employers
Online training modules for Calgary employers to address historical and current knowledge about what it means to be an Indigenous person in Alberta.

Learn more about our Applied Research Projects.

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Indigenous Awareness: Engaging Diversity and Inclusion

Learn about Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in Canada. This includes relationships to the land, identities, and cultural knowledge. Explore cultural differences and basic Indigenous ways of knowing and being while examining your own worldview with a goal to promote understanding and foster inclusivity.

This is the fourth course in the Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate (non-credit).

The course is 100% online and has a peer-learning focus. Course completion is based on active participation on discussion board forums, and the submission of a final assignment which will consolidate participants’ personal experience during this course. The time commitment is typically twelve hours. 

For more information, contact 403-410-3466 or email globalaccess@bowvalleycollege.ca

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Course Information

This course is part of the Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate. The program is essential for anyone working in a diverse workplace. It helps develop a global perspective and mindset and offers useful tools to build intercultural sensitivity and enhance intercultural communication skills.

You need to complete four courses to earn the certificate. Course 1 (IIAD9101) and Course 2 (IIAD9102) are building-block courses for this certificate. We recommend learners take these two courses first. 

The development of this course was supported by:

Course Information

This course is part of the Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Certificate. The program is essential for anyone working in a diverse workplace. It helps develop a global perspective and mindset and offers useful tools to build intercultural sensitivity and enhance intercultural communication skills.

You need to complete four courses to earn the certificate. Course 1 (IIAD9101) and Course 2 (IIAD9102) are building-block courses for this certificate. We recommend learners take these two courses first. 

The development of this course was supported by:

Audio Conversations: Pathways to Belonging and Influence

Strategies and skills of flourishing Canadians, born abroad

Pathways to Belonging and Influence: Strategies and skills of the flourishing Canadians, born abroad is a joint applied research project between Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) and Bow Valley College. The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices and tactics among successful immigrants and determine effective strategies for establishing oneself in Canada. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

The first part of this project includes a series of audio conversations with immigrants who have successfully established themselves and are flourishing in Canada. The conversations reflect a diversity of experiences. Each person has unique life lessons to share with you. Listen to these conversations or read the transcripts to learn strategies and tips for establishing yourself and experiencing success in Canada.  The second part of this project resulted in a report which summarizes common strategies and practices among successful immigrants.

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Audio and Transcripts

Report

The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices, and strategies among successful immigrants for establishing oneself in Canada.

The report highlights ten key strategies identified for success.

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Audio and Transcripts

Report

The goal of this research project was to identify common trends, practices, and strategies among successful immigrants for establishing oneself in Canada.

The report highlights ten key strategies identified for success.

View Report