IEHP Pilot Navigator Project


The IEHP (Internationally educated Health Professionals) pilot Navigator Project seeks to improve the quality of employment preparation and skills development programs for immigrants from selected health professions using the CAPE employer-driven curricula development process. Under this pilot Navigator Project CAPE is piloting its talent integration process in Ontario for following selected health professions:

  • Audiology and Speech language pathology
  • Medical Technologists
  • Dietitians
  • Physician Assistants

This project funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and in-kind/cash contributions supports the strengthening of Ontario's integrated HHR system deriving from the fact that:

  • CAPE's evidence-based process will strengthen integration of IEHPs into these professions
  • This process will identify actual competency ‘gaps’ to strengthen training and employment preparation for IEHPs in these regulated health occupations;
  • The real-time technology incorporated in this process provides critical labour market intelligence and data to enable organizations to prioritize IEHP workforce planning.

CAPE employer-driven curricula development process

Between October 2008 and October 2010, CAPE Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering undertook the leveraging global engineering skills Project funded by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities through its Labour Market Partnerships Division. This resulted in an employer driven curricula development process to derive employment preparation training for immigrants with engineering backgrounds (IEBs).

Using special knowledge intensive competency-based tools to match immigrant skills in real-time with employer needs to identify the gaps and surpluses in skills CAPE began to develop and enhance stakeholder knowledge of the changing nature of skills requirements for particular professions and promote talent sourcing and management.