Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the PAIE Program, you must

  • be one of the following:
    • Permanent Resident (or have received permanent residency approval from IRCC),
    • Convention Refugee, 
    • Refugee Claimant with a valid work permit, 
    • naturalized Canadian Citizen, or
    • arrived from Ukraine through CUAET Visa with a 900-series SIN number and an open work permit.
  • have work experience in engineering, geoscience, planning, environmental science, or a related field from outside Canada. 
  • be internationally educated with a degree or college diploma in a related field.
  • have a minimum English proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark level CLB 7.*
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • not be currently working in your professional field. 
  • have no prior Canadian education and experience in your field. 

For more information or to determine your eligibility for our program, please contact us at paie@trca.ca or register for one of our upcoming Information Sessions

* Other language assessments such as IELTS 6 and CELPIP 7 can be considered for the purpose of your application. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We serve participants with the following professional backgrounds:

Engineering / Geoscience / Planning / Ecology / Green Building / Renewable Energy

Environmental Sciences

Planning & Related Disciplines

Please view the PAIE Program Professions Served document for a complete list of specific professions.