Immigrant-Serving Organizations

Do you serve new Canadians?  Are your clients having trouble working in their field or using their training in Canada?  Would they benefit from knowing about their options for alternative career pathways?

We would like to work with you!

The Alternative Career Pathways initiative, delivered by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), aims to help match internationally-trained individuals who are facing challenges working in their field with training programs at career colleges so they can make use of their existing skills and training in related and meaningful careers.

The Alternative Career Pathways initiative welcomes relationships and questions from immigrant-serving organizations (ISOs).  By working with NACC, you can play a key role in helping to refer your clients to educational institutions that can help them begin a rewarding career in Canada that uses their skills and training.

Providing a Resource for Immigrant-Serving Organizations:

The Alternative Career Pathways initiative aims to be a resource for immigrant-serving organizations.  We aim to:

  • Assist agencies in delivering your educational and employment support services to newcomers.
  • Provide information on pathways to training and employment through career colleges.
  • Provide a link to regulated, monitored, and local educational institutions.
  • Serve as a link to the labour market through our relationships with industry.

Where Career Colleges fit in:

  • NACC career colleges provide timely and cost-effective training for alternative careers.
  • Through training at career colleges, internationally-trained individuals can be working in alternative careers sooner than if they were to restart their training.
  • Career colleges are adaptable and can quickly provide new programs or specialized training to meet labour market needs.

There are many benefits to studying at NACC member career colleges.  Please learn more about these benefits here.

Pathways are Available:

NACC members offer a wide range of programs that can prepare internationally-trained individuals for exciting alternative careers in fields including trades, information technology, health care, child care, and personal support, business, culinary arts, technical and scientific work, and many more.

Contact Us:

If you represent an immigrant-serving organization, we encourage you to contact us to learn how we can help you present educational options to internationally-trained individuals.  We can also provide more information about Alternative Career Pathways, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), and the programs and services our members offer.

Please also see the links below to learn more:


This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program.

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