Newcomer to Canada Vancouver Roundup 2019
Newcomers to Canada = New Comers to UBC.
The Newcomers Fair in Vancouver on Saturday (March 2nd) was a chance for those recently migrated to Canada, or those considering the move to the great white North (hardly a true statement in Vancouver) to learn more about the career opportunities available.
The University of British Columbia’s Professional Master Degrees (Master of Engineering Leadership & Master of Health Leadership & Policy) were in attendance to share the education opportunities available for experienced engineers and healthcare professionals. Presenting an opportunity for emerging leaders to expand their technical and business knowledge in health or engineering with a 12-month interdisciplinary
professional master’s degree.
Taking on a Master’s program at one of the World’s top 40 Universities is a great option for highly skilled migrants coming to Canada. It can provide local knowledge, access to industry and lead to greater career opportunities.
One of the best discussions from the fair was with a couple recently migrated from the Philippines. They discussed their current employment situation and spoke about the challenge of not working in the same field as their previous established roles. They believed their only option was to consider diploma and certificate programs as an entry point into education, rather than investigating the more established educational institutions.
Working with our advisors and upon gaining a better understanding of the requirements for the UBC 12-month professional Master’s degrees, they recognized that they may meet the eligibility criteria for our professional programs. This includes 3+ years of relevant industry experience, a degree in a related area and 3 references able to support their application.
It became clearer that the MEL & MHLP programs offer a premium, enhanced and elevated educational experience, designed specifically for experienced, passionate professionals, regardless of their country of origin.