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2017 CFP - Renewed Funding to Existing Projects - Ontario Bridge Training Program (OBTP) for Internationally Trained Individuals


The Ministry funds bridge training projects to assist internationally trained individuals in obtaining licensure and/or employment at a level commensurate with their skills, education and experience. The Ministry expects that projects will work to ensure the long-term sustainability of the services provided through a number of initiatives, such as embedding components into existing organizational structures and services, implementing a fee-for-service model, or securing other sources of funding, for example.

The Ministry recognises that implementing these initiatives can involve timelines beyond the term of a project and might require renewed funding to enable bridge training projects to complete this process. Furthermore, the Ministry also recognises that some OBTP service models might face additional systemic challenges that may justify renewed funding on a competitive, outcomes-focused basis in areas of continued demonstrated labour market demand.

As a result, the Ministry invites successful existing bridge training projects that deliver direct services to participants and that are approaching the end of Ministry contracts to apply to renew operational funding and allow them to continue to pursue long-term sustainability of program components.


The application period is now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

This Call for Proposals is open only to existing Ontario Bridge Training Programs that have been invited to apply to this call.

The Ministry will contact eligible existing OBTPs to invite them to apply for renewed funding. Only invited Applicants may apply to this category. An invitation to apply does not constitute a funding commitment.

Program Guidelines

Application Guide

Supplementary Attachment – Additional Questions - Renewed Funding - Ontario Bridge Training Program

Supplementary Attachment - Budget Template

Supplementary Attachment - Organizational Risk Assessment

Supplementary Attachment - Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Reference Documents

Frequently-Asked Questions

Additional questions will be compiled and answers posted on Grants Ontario. Responses will be posted:

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017



Last updated: September 21, 2017