Engineering-and-Technology-Upgrading-ProgramThis 7-month program provides foreign trained engineers the opportunity to upgrade their education and skills to become engineers in Canada.

You will receive AutoCad training from SAIT, employment preparation, and a work experience placement with an engineering firm within Calgary. To date, 97% of students have secured employment in the engineering industry after graduation.

Key training components include; technical and interpersonal communication protocols required in the Canadian workplace, intensive technical/technological skills upgrading, AutoCAD training at SAIT (Levels I - III), and a work experience placement.

The Engineering & Technology Upgrading Program serves as a link to connect local engineering firms with engineers trained abroad.


To upgrade foreign educated engineers and provide Canadian work experience that would lead to employment and provincial licensing with APEGA.


In partnership with    Funded by
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen residing in Alberta
  • Possess a post-secondary degree in Engineering, Geophysics or Geology
  • Have experience in their field of training prior to coming to Canada
  • Lack of Canadian employment in their field of training
  • Unemployed or under employed who can demonstrate that they are actively seeking employment
  • May be an Employment Insurance (EI) recipient (have received EI in the past five years).
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5-8


Four months class room training:

  • Technical and business communication
  • Computer Training
  • Speech Therapy
  • Industry speakers / seminars / Industry tours
  • Project Management Seminar

Occupational Training

  • SAIT, AutoCad I, II, III




Work experience

  • Three month work experience.
  • Students participate in Canadian work experience related to their discipline in engineering or in design and drafting.

 Work experience

Contact Us

Contact information
Sholeh Mahdavi, Project Manager
 Phone: 403.290.5110        



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