Includes Resources for Mentors and Mentees as well as Government, Professional and Newcomer Resources

Our Resources for Mentors Package

These resources are Mentor Me Healthcare's intellectual property as per our Terms & Conditions. Please use them to help your mentees succeed but do not reproduce, sell or use them for work outside of Mentor Me Healthcare. They took time to prepare. Thank you. 

Outlines explain what to do. Templates are blank for your use.  Samples help it make sense.

My Licensing Journey Outline, Template and Sample Use this to list all of the steps required from the idea of moving to Canada to where you are today. The more detail you record about steps, resources, errors, even feelings, the more you will be able to identify with and help your mentees. You'll see where they are in the journey and know the next steps required.

Introductory Session Outline, Template and Sample Use this to organize your Introduction/Assesment sessions with mentees. Demonstrate your professionalism by using this to stay focused and organized. You can download or print to record notes. It's that easy to get started.

Goal Setting Outline, Template and Sample This gives you a clear method of setting goals for each mentorship session or a loger time period. Detailed goals ensure that you and your mentee know what you are working towards. Review the goals after each lesson to make sure you're on track. It shows mentees how much you care about their progress and success.

Lesson Plan Outline, Template and Sample Use this to get organized for each session. It just takes a few minutes but it helps mentees see that you are prepared.

Mentor Social Media Kit Use this to start growing your own business. Like and follow Mentor Me Healthcare on Facebook and Linked In. Share your rationale for mentorship and success stories. Request to connect with any individuals or groups who might need your help.

Our Resources for Mentees Package

All resources are Mentor Me Healthcare's intellectual property as per our Terms & Conditions. We hope they help you! Please do not reproduce or sell them as they took time to prepare. Thanks.

Introductory Session Outline, Template and Sample Take a look so that you know what to expect from an Intro session with a mentor. This will help make a clear plan for your quickest path to licensing.

Goal Setting Outline, Template and Sample You want to get the most out of your mentorship. Take the time to set up clear goals for yourself and communicate them with your mentor. Check back to see that you've achieved them. You'll be on your way in no time!

Government Programs 

Canada’s Internationally Educated Health Professionals Initiative (IEHPI): In 2005 the Canadian government launched it’s Internationally Trained Workeers Initiative (ITWI) which includes the IEHPI. It prioritizes the following professions: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory technology and medical radiation technology.

Ontario’s Access Center for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs): This organization aims to provide programs and services for IEHPs to assist with training, licensing and employment in their profession or an alternative career.

Welcome British Columbia (B.C) Skills Immigration Health Professional program: This program helps professionals that are much needed in B.C. find work and gain permanent residence - specifically physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals. 

Alberta Foreign Qualification Recognition Program: This program helps professionals determine the necessary steps required to work in their profession in the province of Alberta.

This page is a work in progress. Other provinces and territories likely have programs as well. We will keep updating this. If you have something to add please let us know.

Profession - Specific Resources:

Look for your profession below or search Canadian or provincial associations or professional colleges. If there is something you would like us to add please let us know! 


Immigration Nursing Network This site provides a breakdown of the steps required to become licensed in each Canadian province. It also has information about Canada’s Skilled Worker Immigration program however it is not a government run site.

National Nursing Assessment Service: This site helps you understand Canadian requirements, eligibility and what you will need to prepare. It has an application process overview and handbook one can download.

CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses – Supporting Nurses Back into Practice   A non-profit organization that provides information and support for internationally educated nurses pre-arrival and post-arrival. 

Internationally educated applicants College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) 

Registration for international nurses This is British Columbia’s College of Nursing Professionals’ site which includes links to NNAS, application requirements, English proficiency and more.


How to become a practising physician in Canada This site provides detailed step by step instructions on the process of licensing in Canada, including breaking down what needs to be done before and after arrival in the country.

Adult learning: Ontario Bridge Training Program The goal of this unique learning opportunity is to successfully integrate highly qualified, skilled, and experienced internationally trained medical doctors (ITMDs) into non-licensed healthcare employment. The program provides additional skills needed for participants to gain employment in health research, health informatics, data analysis, and health management positions in Canada as an alternative to medical doctor licensing. Try mentorship first though!


University of Toronto’s Internationally Educated PT Bridging program’s Guide to Practice in Canada is a helpful resource.

Physical Therapy Bridging Certificate Program | Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine University of Alberta’s bridging program site explains their application process and more.

McGill University in Quebec offers this Equivalency in Physical Therapy Program | School of Physical & Occupational Therapy. This page includes self assessment, request for equivalency assessment, etc. and forms to download.

Physiotherapy Overview - CAPR from the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators provides a guide to the process as well as cost estimator scenarios and this Credentialling Guide.

Physiotherapy Alberta’s guide for IEPTs for those not yet registered in Canada Internationally Educated PT guide 

PT Exam Prep offers high-quality courses and mock exams for the Written PCE as well as Clinical PCE components (Alberta still has a clinical exam as of 2022; Ontario is developing a new one and resources will follow when more information is known). Many of our mentors have used their services on their path to licensing.



Pharmacist's Gateway Canada provides information about pharmacy in Canada, requirements to obtain a licence to practise and tools to help you decide whether you are ready to start.

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia’s International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) provides links, resources, etc.

Medical Laboratory Technology 

Bridging Programs  Canadian Association of Medical Laboratory Technicians list of bridging programs designed to provide internationally educated medical radiation technologists (IEMRTs) the knowledge, skills and judgment specific to the practice of Medical Radiation Technology in the context of the Canadian health care system

Internationally Educated Applicants Alberta Medical Radiation Technologists(MRTs) and electroneurophysiology technologists (ENPs) seeking to work in Alberta and not registered in another Canadian province 


The Canadian Dental Association’s services for internationally trained dentists compiles helpful information such as adapting to professional life in Canada, University- based bridging and mentorship programs and more.

Western University in London, Ontario has the Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD) Program - Schulich Dentistry

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C, has developed this Information for Internationally-Trained Dentists

Resources for Newcomers to Canada

CUIAS is a non-profit community organization, providing settlement assistance to Ukranian and other immigrants for over 30 years with the support of the federal government (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) and provincial government (Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration).

Newcomer Center of Peel Region provides services to this large region near Toronto, Ontario.

Services for newcomers and refugees Ontario Government’s site which includes many funding options to help newcomers complete training List of Funding (AZ) and specific services for newcomers 

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre Provides many services to new Canadians in their municipality. Many other cities have similar programs.

 The Mosaic BC Centers have several locations. They provide many services for new Canadians in British Columbia.