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
An award winning program developed to accelerate the successful transition of internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into the Canadian workplace. Learn more
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
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 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
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.
Workplace Wellness for Immigrant Women
This project aims to contribute to an evidence-based understanding of workplace harassment, bullying, and toxic environments on immigrant women workers’ wellbeing and health.
Learn more about our Applied Research Projects.
On September 19, the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) held an event held at Bow Valley College. Over 90 CERI members attended to learn more about conventional and unconventional crude oil and gas resources in Canada.Read more...
When Khoulé Keita first arrived in Calgary in 2017, Connexion Carrière was like her second home. “I didn’t know anybody [in Calgary], so going to Connexion Carrière was a way to connect with people,” says Khoulé.Read more...
The following blog was written by Laurel Madro, Program Coordinator of the Corporate Readiness Training Program.Read more...
The following blog post was written by Anne O'Byrne a Mentoring Career Advisor at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.
In our rapidly changing work environment, we are charged with preparing our students for the Canadian workplace.Read more...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.