Professional Education and Training

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Organization: OCASI
Started in: 2000


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OCASI Professional Education and Training Project (PET) provides financial support to frontline settlement service providers to assist with organizational capacity building.

Under the PET project, assistance is available to frontline staff working in organizations funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI), to enhance their skills and share knowledge through individual courses.

Who can apply?


Position must be funded by IRCC and/or MCI. Depending on the size of the agency, PET will approve up to 4 people per agency. If eligible, you can apply for funds to take courses at any institutions of your choice, and will be reimbursed up to $750 per fiscal year, (April 1-March 31).


The Employment Letter must demonstrate a direct connection between the competencies required to effectively do the job and the course(s) chosen.

Funding is available to organizations for professional development through in-house group training to improve settlement services.

Apply online at:

Contact Beverly Lawrence-Dennis, PET Project Coordinator at: or 416-322-4950 x238