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Are you an internationally educated teacher who wants to teach in Manitoba?

The Academic and Professional Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Teachers (also known as the “IET Pilot Program”) is designed for individuals with international teaching credentials who require additional coursework in Education to be certified to teach in Manitoba. We are currently accepting applications for the academic year September to June 2010. Applications are due on March 1st, 2010.

What does the IET Pilot Program include?

The IET Pilot Program includes courses, workshops, in-school experiences and the support of school-based mentors. The teacher education courses focus on educational foundations and Manitoba curriculum. In addition, the program gives language development seminars. The program focus is meeting certification requirements, building understanding of Manitoba school culture, and preparing IETs (internationally educated teachers) for teaching positions.

“Children are part of my life and they will always be part of my life. I think I am one of the luckiest people because I am part of this program and I can attain my goal and teach again,” said Lalaine Tugade, Teacher, Philippines and Canada, Participant IET Cohort I.

“This program is essential and it gives us what we need. They acknowledge our abilities. They know our potential and capabilities. This program made being hired possible” added Sonia Khanna, Teacher India and Canada, Participant Cohort I.

“I have learned many new communication strategies which will directly assist in my success within the Manitoba schools. Thanks for initiating this program for us!” exclaimed Dorcas Mariita, Teacher, Kenya and Canada, Mentorship Initiative Participant

To be admitted to the program, an IET must:

  • have received a written evaluation of teaching credentials from the MB Professional Certification Branch.
  • be a permanent Manitoba resident;
  • be a graduate of a degree program from an accredited university recognized by the University of Manitoba with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C);
  • achieve minimum scores of 3.0 in Reading, 3.0 in Listening, 3.0 in Writing and 3.0 in Speaking on the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (Can-TEST);
  • provide samples of academic writing in an on-site session

Where do I get more information?

Please visit the IET Pilot Program website at

Information sessions can be arranged for interested groups, communities and organizations by sending an e-mail request to

January Information Sessions:

Attending the public information sessions is an excellent way to learn about the program. The following dates are listed:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. at the Immigrant Centre, 100 Adelaide Street.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. at Maples Collegiate, 1330 Jefferson Avenue.

– Mandy Mou, IET Program Assistant, University of Manitoba

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