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Thank you for your interest in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Professionals.

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for admission. 

Our next round of intake dates have not yet been set. If you would like to receive a notification from us when we are once again recruiting, please join the mailing list.


Standard Application Procedure

STEP 1: Attend an Info Session & find out if you are eligible

We strongly encourage prospective students to attend an information session (before they pay the non-refundable $100 fee!)

This helps interested applicants determine if they are eligible for the IEP program and if it is the right pathway for them, based on their profile and professional goals.

To qualify for the program, IEPs must:

  • be a permanent resident, landed immigrant, or Canadian Citizen, and be living in Canada no longer than 3 years (2 years and under preferred)
  • reside in Ontario
  • have a minimum of a recognized non-Canadian Bachelor's degree in Business or related business discipline
  • have related professional work experience outside Canada (3 years minimum)
  • have a good command of the English language as proven by achieving CLB Benchmark 8 within the past 12 months at the time of application. Click here for more information on how to obtain your CLB score.

STEP 2: Apply online and pay the $100 non-refundable fee

Fill out York’s Online Undergraduate Application Form, and make sure that you include details regarding the last institution you attended (if applicable: Bachelors, Masters, Post-graduate certificates, etc.)

visamastercard accepted

TIP: Under Goal of Study select Certificate in Canadian Business for Internationally Educated Professionals

*Save any payment confirmation #s, letters or emails you receive after applying, it will come in handy when you follow-up with your application.

We strongly encourage all interested applicants to attend an information session before paying the $100 non-refundable application fee.

STEP 3: Complete the IEP ONLINE FORM

  1. Print and review the application check-list (PDF) and ensure that your documents meet the formatting guidelines outlined on the check-list.
  2. Upload your formatted resume, statement of interest, IDs, CLB results and other supporting documents to the IEP online form.

STEP 4: Upload TRANSCRIPTS (BA, MA, or post-graduate)

Transcripts of grades from all courses and years of study should be submitted.
If your transcript does not include the year your graduated, you need to provide proof of degree/diploma completion.

For the purpose of application review, we will conditionally accept photocopies of your Transcript of Records and Degree Certificates. Transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or French MUST BE TRANSLATED by a certified translator and included with the original document.

Once you get admitted to the program, you will be required to submit official transcripts.
Find out how the university defines official transcripts.

Next Steps

When can I expect a decision for my file?

Your file MUST be complete for review before a committee can move forward with a decision. Missing documents will cause delays in the assessment of your file. Please try your best to follow instructions above.

Please note: due to the limited number of places available in the program, submission of your application does not guarantee you admission to the program.

Transcript Status

Am I missing anything that can delay the review of my file?

Check back 3-4 weeks after your application and find out if you still need to provide more supporting documents for your application. Visit MyFile.

The admissions office receives a large volume of applications for all university programs. The IEP Bridging Program Office will be in touch if there are missing documents required for the committee review.

Timelines and Course Schedules

While timelines may be subject to change, we anticipate the following schedule:

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Jumpstart + 2 courses 2 courses 2 courses 2 courses

Please note:
One 3-credit class runs 1 day a week, typically from 7pm to 10pm (3 hours long). For each 3 hour class, the anticipated homework, group work, and general class preparation workload outside of school is an additional 3 to 9 hours per week.

Semester 1 & 2 will include English Support classes, if applicable. This schedule is based on students taking 3 courses per term. To be admitted, students are expected to commit to 3 courses per term. Students wishing to finish the program faster may take more than 3 courses in Semester 2 or Semester 3.  For the fee structure, please click here.