Professional Education and Training (PET)

The professional Education and Training is an initiative of OCASI since 2000.

Through PET, OCASI aim to make funding available to organizations for group in-house professional development training to improve settlement services by addressing gaps in skills, knowledge and attitudes of service providers within each participating agencies. The project also provides settlement practitioners access to online e-learning course.

The goal of the project is to improve services for immigrant communities by addressing gaps in skills and knowledge of service providers to enhance organizational capacity and knowledge-sharing in an effort to enhancing the quality of services delivered to newcomers.

NOTE: For this fiscal year, 2016-2017 the PET project will NOT be accepting any individual course application.

In-house group training new criteria


  • Organizations which seek to access financial support for trainings must complete employee training needs assessment and / or Orgwise organizational self-assessment to determine the gaps in skills and knowledge of their employees or organizational systems respectively. Visit Orgwise website:
  • Organizations which are funded by IRCC/MCIIT may apply for funds to deliver In-House Group Training and, if approved, be reimbursed up to $2,500 (for facilitator's fees ONLY).


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