IEHPs: From Learning to Action

Saint Paul University’s Providence Institute of Transformative Leadership, in partnership with the National Newcomer Navigation Network – N4, has developed this new program to help Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (IEHPs) overcome barriers to finding healthcare jobs in Canada. Pre-registration for the Fall 2023 IEHPs program is open – Apply now!

Program Description

This 12-week program is designed to accompany and support IEHPs with the challenges of finding their place in Canada. It is based on an integrated development model that focuses on knowledge, skills and identity-making. The program’s content will allow you to develop non-clinical skills and knowledge to support your successful integration in Canada while forming a learning community through exercises of personal development and reflective practice (circle of support, reflective learning journals, discussion forums). It is training that welcomes you and helps you leverage your expertise in a new cultural context.

The program will be composed of six 2-week modules combining a mix of online synchronous learning (video conference office hour and live webinar) and online asynchronous learning (pre-recorded videos, articles, online resources, discussion forums, reflection questions and recommended practices).


Free (funded by IRCC) · Certificate of Attendance · Limited Spots · 100% Online · Peer-to-Peer Mentorship · Live Sessions (recorded for watching anytime, anywhere)


Know Yourself: Mapping your journey

  • Self-reflection
  • Establishing personal learning goals

Resilience, Trauma and Inclusion

  • Immigration experience and trauma
  • Ecologies of resilience

Understanding Canada’s Mosaic

  • Canada Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island

Engaging in the Canadian Health System

  • History of health care in Canada
  • Interpersonal communication and collaboration

Social justice and ethics

  • Values and social justice
  • Ethical decision-making


  • From Learning to Action
  • Leadership skills


Fall 2023 – September to December, 2023

  • 12 weeks with 2-4 hours of engagement/week.
  • 6 modules, each with 1h of live webinar (recording will be available to participant) and a series of pre-recorded learning videos, readings and practices.
  • Online discussion groups of up to 10 people.
  • 6 “Ask me anything” live sessions with the instructors.
    International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and International Educated Nurses ( IENs) looking to be optimally employed and thrive in the Canadian Healthcare system.

Candidates for this program must have a Canadian address.
Application is open to any Canadian province or territory except Quebec.

About the National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4)
The N4 is a national network for the diverse providers who assist newcomers in navigating the complex Canadian healthcare and social service systems. N4 strives to promote professional development and best practices in the field of newcomer navigation, with the goal of improving the experience of newcomers to Canada. For more information about the N4, visit