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Get answers to common questions about Business Edge Digital.

I just arrived in Canada, and I am looking to start my career. Is Business Edge the right bridging program for me?

No. Business Edge is a program designed specifically for skilled immigrants who have had at least one year of Canadian work experience. They have, however, not been working at a level commensurate with their education and experience; and they are struggling to advance in their careers. Therefore, if you have recently arrived in Canada and do not yet have any work experience, this is not the time to apply. There are other bridging programs better suited to your particular needs.

See a comprehensive list of bridging programs in Ontario

If I completed my university degree in an English speaking country, do I still need to submit a language test?

Yes. We require all participants to complete a language assessment and submit their scores. This is to ensure that the application process is the same for all applicants, and that each applicant’s language skills are being objectively evaluated by a third party.

I do not currently have a language assessment or a credential (degree) evaluation. Can I still apply for the program?

Yes. At the time of applying, you only need to submit two documents: your resume and your letter of intent. If you are contacted for an interview, you will need to bring all required documents with you.

Visit our applicant selection page for a list of requirements

My undergraduate degree is from a university outside of Canada, but I have a graduate or post-graduate degree from Canada. Can I still apply to your program?

No. Applicants who hold degrees from Canada are no longer considered to be internationally educated and are not eligible for government-funded bridging programs.

You are eligible to apply if you have:

  1. Completed certificates at a college level
  2. Taken specific courses as part of your professional development at a college or university in Canada
  3. Taken courses to meet accreditation requirements

What is the process after I submit my application?

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by a program administrator to determine whether you are eligible for the program. If you are eligible, you will be invited for an interview. If you pass the interview and submit all your supporting documents by the deadline, you may be granted an offer of acceptance.

Is financial support available?

Financial support may be available to those who qualify on the basis of financial need. Our policy is to ensure that fully-eligible students in significant financial need receive the support necessary when funds are available.

For information on micro-credit loans for IEPs visit Windmill Microlending (Formerly IAF) 

For more information about financial support, please contact the admissions team at 416-978-6803.

Do you provide job placement, co-ops and employer networking events?

No. Business Edge participants are employed, so our focus is on helping you to advance your career as opposed to finding a job.

As a graduate, will I have access to benefits of alumni of Rotman School of Management?

Graduates of Business Edge are invited to join the Business Edge Alumni Network, where they can take advantage of the opportunity to connect with graduates of the program. Graduates also attend as guest speakers and play other supportive roles throughout the program. Note that Rotman School of Management Alumni membership is limited to graduates of degree programs.

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