Canadian Business for Internationally Educated Professionals

Canadian Business for Internationally Educated Professionals

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

Facilitating the transition of internationally educated professionals (IEP) into Canada is a high priority for government, non-governmental organizations, professional accreditation bodies as well as private sector organizations. York is committed to developing a long term strategy for promoting the successful transition of IEPs to Canadian employment commensurate with their foreign qualifications.

This Professional Certificate in Canadian Business for Internationally Educated Professionals appeals to those who already have a degree from outside of Canada in one of the following areas and require some orientation to the Canadian context:
  • accounting
  • finance
  • management
  • marketing
  • public administration

The program offers students the foundational skills necessary to succeed in securing positions in business in the Canadian context, while also (in some cases) fulfilling the majority of requirements toward a professional designation.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current participants in the Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals, or
  2. new applicants to York who already hold a university degree from an accredited non-Canadian institution and have resided in Canada for a duration of no more than 3 years.

How to apply

  1. If you are a current participant in the Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals, contact the program office directly about eligibility requirements and how to apply.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York and already have a university degree from an accredited non-Canadian institution, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for the certificate program and then apply through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to the Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals, as noted in item 1 above.

Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Ways to study


Certificate Type


Certificate Entry


Study Sessions



Apply for scholarships and awards by February 15 and submit your application in PDF format. View the Financial Aid tab on this page for awards specific to your student status.

Learn More

Speak with our Students

Our Student Ambassadors are ready to answer your questions, show you around campus and share their experiences at York.

Book a Tour with a Student

International Opportunities

There are many types of global learning available to you. York International is here to help you gain valuable international experience and enrich your education.

Learn More

We love hearing from you

Call Us


Telephone Hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note:

  • Due to higher than usual volume our wait-times range from 20mins – 1 hour (optimal times are between 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.).
  • Please note: The ability to wait in a queue is not currently enabled. If all representatives are already on calls, you will hear a busy signal on the line. Please hang up and try again later.

Mail Us

York University
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services
99 Ian Macdonald Blvd
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Book a Tour

Make arrangements for a tour of our Keele or Glendon campus.

Request More Information ');